Is Cloud the Fail-safe Vaccine to Maintain “Business as Usual”?

Is Cloud the Fail-safe Vaccine to Maintain Business as Usual?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to re-evaluate their enterprise business continuity strategies. For most, the biggest shift has been around remote working and remote management of enterprise assets. Other pandemic-induced changes include a shift in focus to cloud platforms for seamless remote access to enterprise data, paperless processes replacing physical paperwork, and virtual meeting software and video conferencing tools such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom gaining massive global adoption. In fact, Zoom reported a Y-o-Y increase in revenue to the tune of 169%1, in its first quarter results for FY 2021.

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Minimum Security Program For Cloud Services

Minimum Security Program (MSP) For Cloud EnvironmentsA growing number of enterprises, irrespective of their size, are adopting cloud-first strategies to reap the benefits of scalability, flexibility, as well as ease and speed of provisioning. As per Gartner, the global public cloud services market in 2019 is approximately $214.3 billion, up by 17.5% as compared to 2018. Cloud investments, which include cloud consulting, implementation, migration, and managed services, are among the top 3 investments for more than 30% of organizations.

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How To Attract Tech Savvy Consumers

How-market-leading-organizations-attract-and-captivate-the-extraordinarily-tech-savvy-consumerIn July 2019, American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million in New York taking the top prize in a tournament for the popular online video game Fortnite. My first reaction was $3 million for a video game competition? I can’t believe it!

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Running heavy workloads using Azure Batch Processing

Running heavy workloads using Azure Batch ProcessingThe problem of heavy workloads:

In the simplest term, a workload is the amount of work performed by an application in a given period. Every application has limited capability to handle and process work. When an application is assigned a workload beyond its capability, it may take a long time to complete or often just crashes. It becomes even more severe in cases where a workload requires high compute resources, such as servers or database systems assigned a workload upon creation eg. cloud based applications. Irrespective of platform or industry, the problem of heavy workloads must be addressed efficiently and optimally to ensure project timelines and deliverables are met in a timely manner.

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Serverless Architecture – Paradigm Shift in the Cloud

Cloud computing is continually growing and evolving.

As a response, many cloud platforms including Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services, are shifting to Serverless Architecture.

But what exactly is Serverless Architecture? Does it actually mean an application is hosted on cloud infrastructure without the dependency on a server?

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Integrating On-Premise Apps via Azure VNet and Hybrid Connections

Connecting-on-premises-applications-to-cloud-using-AzureMany organizations have started using cloud services in varying degrees. But if deploying an entire legacy system in a cloud-based environment is not optimal for your organization, Azure Cloud offer great options for integrating on-premises applications with other cloud-based software.

These options, when used along with those for Migrating On-Premise Apps to Microsoft Azure Cloud, can offer organizations improved efficiency and reduced costs. Let’s look at a couple techniques to integrate on-premises resources to those already in the Azure Cloud:

  • Azure Virtual Network (VNet)
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Difference between Azure Logic Apps and BizTalk Server

Azure-Logic-Apps-and-BizTalk-ServerDespite the rapid adoption of cloud-based applications, there will always be a need for an efficient and flexible way to let these systems communicate with legacy software to help create improved business processes. 

A hybrid integration strategy enables companies to maintain their technology investments for the systems they rely on, but still take advantage of new functions, improved performance and the lower cost structure of cloud-based applications like Microsoft Azure Cloud.

The following statistic from research firm Gartner highlights the importance of hybrid integration: 

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Connecting On-Premises Apps with Data Gateway via Azure Logic App

On Premises Gateway Logic AppWith many organizations managing their business applications in hybrid, on-premises and cloud environments, they need to bridge the gap between these resources.

Microsoft has introduced a way to connect them with its On-Premises Data Gateway technology through Azure Logic Apps. This blog will describe the steps involved to easily connect this system to existing on-premise apps.

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Migrating On-Premise Apps to Microsoft Azure

AzureCloudCloud computing platforms from various vendors can enable enhanced software scalability, agility and cost efficiency.

As a result, many organizations are evaluating migrating their on-premise applications to cloud hosting applications, such as Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services. This blog highlights the technical options and capabilities if you are considering migrating to an Azure architecture.

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