Data Availability

Cloud Migration: A Path to the Future

Cloud Migration

In today’s corporate IT landscape, every organization (whether they admit it or not) operates a hybrid-cloud architecture.  As more organizations migrate traditional platforms running in an on-premises data center to a public cloud provider, there are many aspects that needs to be considered to minimize the financial, operational, and architectural impact such a migration might …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Azure Network Design

Cloud-based networking principles

The Fundamentals for a Beginner’s Guide to Azure Networking Good networking practices are still fundamental, whether on premises or in the cloud. Often times, new terminology is used, but what network engineers are used to calling one thing just has a new name. A VRF is similar to a VNET in Azure. A VLAN is …

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Aligning Your Technical Design and Execution to Improve Your Security Posture

Improving your security posture

We continue our journey today on aligning technical design and execution in order to improve your security posture. This week, as I sat at dinner with a long-time IT friend, his phone rang. It was his sister. She works at a financial services organization and had not been to work all week. “We have been …

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The Advantages of Leveraging a Cloud-Based Data Management Strategy 

The technical advantages of leveraging a cloud-based data management strategy

Why Cloud Makes Sense for Data Management  Today’s cloud landscape continues to offer new opportunities for organizations to deliver enterprise services in new and advantageous ways. In Four Simple Methodologies to Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy, we discussed the importance of leveraging solutions that have intentional, cloud native integrations. A cloud-based data management strategy has many advantages. Below, we will work to highlight …

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Four Simple Methodologies to Modernizing Your Data Management Strategy

In today’s multi-cloud world, we’re often faced with the tough decisions of creating a long-term strategy fit within existing architectural decisions. How do we properly evaluate the best options that fit within our strategic goals? Sometimes this is easier said than done. It’s also important to realize that infrastructure modernization becomes an important part of …

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5 Beginning Steps to Ensure Your Backups are Protecting Your Data from Ransomware

Protecting your data from ransomware starts with visibility of your data assets

A quick Google search on recent ransomware events will highlight the sad state of our current world. Our data has monetary value. Those who can hold it hostage are able to extract a financial sum for its (supposed) return. Managing your data assets properly is becoming a vital skill. Unfortunately, protecting your data from ransomware …

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