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Calculating Application Availability in the Cloud

When deploying business critical applications in the cloud you want to make sure they are highly available. The good news is that if you plan properly, you can achieve 99.99% (4-nines) of availability or more. However, calculating your true availability ... continue reading
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Build safer, more resilient workplaces with IoT solutions

We are coming together as a global community, looking for opportunities to act or perform small steps that drive change for the better. Many parts of the world are still in the first stage of responding, actively working through the ... continue reading
Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Az Update: Azure Site Recovery updates, Citrix Future of Work, Azure Maps Power BI Visual and more

Who says summertime marks a slowdown in new service announcements in tech? Lots to cover in this week's Az Update including: Azure Site Recovery now supports replication with private links, Citrix and Microsoft partner to accelerate the future of work, ... continue reading

Unlock your free Azure replica for SQL Server with DH2i

Are you aware that you may be entitled to a free SQL Server license in the cloud for disaster recovery? Recently-announced licensing benefits enable this scenario, and a third-party offering from DH2i can help you set up this configuration to ... continue reading
Are You Ready for Cloud Only?

Are You Ready for Cloud Only?

Recently I was approached by a customer on concerns and possibilities around going from on-premises to hybrid to cloud only. The customer had successfully gone through the hybrid scenario and was able to remove all known dependencies with their on-premises ... continue reading
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Endpoint Configuration Manager – Site Server High Availability

Overview Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch), supports high availability configurations through various options, which include but are not limited to the following: Any standalone primary site can now have an additional passive mode.* site server Remote content library* SQL Server ... continue reading
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How Azure.com operates on Azure part 2: Technology and architecture

When you’re the company that builds the cloud platforms used by millions of people, your own cloud content needs be served up fast. Azure.com—a complex, cloud-based application that serves millions of people every day—is built entirely from Azure components and ... continue reading
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Azure.com operates on Azure part 1: Design principles and best practices

Azure puts powerful cloud computing tools into the hands of creative people around the world. So, when your website is the face of that brand, you better use what you build, and it better be good. As in, 99.99-percent composite ... continue reading
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Rapid recovery planning for IT service providers

Azure Lighthouse is launching the “Azure Lighthouse Vision Series,” a new initiative to help partners with the business challenges of today and provide them the resources and knowledge needed to create a thriving Azure practice. We are starting the series ... continue reading

Minimize disruption with cost-effective backup and disaster recovery solutions on Azure

A top of mind concern among our customers is keeping their applications and data workloads running and recoverable in the case of unforeseen events or disasters. For example, COVID-19 has presented daunting challenges for IT, which are only compounded by ... continue reading