Azure Migration Strategy: A Checklist to Get Started

By now, you’ve heard it many times and from many sources: cloud technology is the future of IT. If your organization isn’t already running critical workloads on a cloud platform (and, if your career isn’t cloud-focused), you’re running the very real risk of being overtaken by nimbler competitors. Cloud enables the consumption of technology services..

Three Must-Use Azure Security Services

Keeping your cloud environment safe continues to be the top priority for the enterprise, followed by spending, according to RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud report. The safety of your cloud environment—and the data and applications that your business runs on—depends on how well your teams understand and use the cloud security tools and services..

Microsoft Azure: A Guide for Decision Makers

The innovation problem Information Technology is key to the success of nearly every business. This is particularly true of large enterprises who, as they try to meet (and anticipate) customer needs, and meet or exceed Wall Street’s expectations, depend on IT to provide strategic solutions and add value.  To, in a word, innovate. There is,..

November ’17 New on Cloud Academy: DC/OS, Serverless, Security, Big Data, and more

Explore the newest learning paths, courses, and hands-on labs on Cloud Academy in November. Learning Paths Introduction to DC/OS In an enterprise environment, running multiple workload types simultaneously can be both difficult and costly, especially when servers aren’t being used to their full potential. DC/OS tames the complexity of managing containers and helps you run..

Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines on Azure: Azure VM Scale Sets

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an important way to make your projects “go cloud.” However, many real-world projects don’t fit so neatly into one category. When it comes to projects that require flexible scenarios and come with lots of specific requirements, I’ve found Azure Virtual Machines to be a good choice for deployment. In this post,..

Inside the Cloud – Episode 3: Security, Migration, and Storage on Azure Cloud

Our third episode of Inside the Cloud is all about Microsoft Azure. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the host of new services and updates on Azure Security, Migration, and Storage recently announced on Microsoft Azure following its annual Ignite conference, held last month in Orlando.  Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud platform continues to be a strong..

Migrating the Smart Way, with Azure

The cloud era is gaining greater speed, and market projections look very healthy for years to come. This growth and the enthusiasm it’s creating for cloud technology is pushing organizations who, until very recently, were resistant to start their own cloud initiatives. This post is about how your organization can migrate the smart way with..