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Consistency is the cure for Hybrid Cloud complexity

This post was authored by Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Cloud Platform. Odds are you’ve got a hybrid cloud strategy and have already started implementing this approach. That’s just one of the findings in our brand-new 2017 State of Hybrid Cloud research study that digs deeper into the numbers behind hybrid cloud adoption. It...

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Up your SaaS application game with help from Microsoft App Accelerate

Frustrated with ever-changing customer expectations? Yesterday’s investments losing steam as the market turns to the next shiny thing? How do you scale across cloud and mobile, stay on top of data and security, and ultimately sell successfully in a rapidly transforming landscape? Microsoft App Accelerate targets exactly these issues for application creators and ISVs (independent...

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On-Demand Webinar: 5 days to make IT Ops more efficient

When you are managing multiple resources across heterogenous environments, you need to make operations work for you. A few of the most critical areas you can improve efficiency in are service management, application management, and security. Join us for this on-demand webinar to learn how to remediate infrastructural issues, understand application health, and establish preventative...

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Bridge gap between app and infra with Azure management and security updates

Silos within organizations aren’t new, and they aren’t a new source of issues. As IT groups today work to eliminate bottlenecks and increase speed, one important area to consider is simplifying the connections between teams. The tools you use to manage your environment can be an important part of your approach. Today, we’re sharing recent...

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The successful hybrid cloud deployment checklist

Organizations often lack the technology prerequisites needed to fully realize hybrid cloud capabilities. In this article, we explore two of the four critical competencies that mark a successful hybrid deployment, with recommendations on how some of these capabilities can be best achieved. The four pillars of successful cloud deployment As Gartner reports, companies that have...

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Get ready for the 4 big trends in hybrid cloud

Over 90 percent of companies surveyed in this report say they are using cloud in a meaningful way, including 42 percent reporting a cloud-first or cloud-only strategy. The cloud is now mainstream, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still growing and changing. Now that we’ve entered 2017, it’s time to look forward. Big changes will...

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Introducing Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

This post was authored by Ajay Gummadi, Principal Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team and Abhave Sharma, Program Manager, Enterprise Cloud Management Team. In today’s hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage...

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Demo Tuesday // How to turn event logs into security intelligence

Welcome to our new Demo Tuesday series. Each week we will be highlighting a new product feature from the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Smart security with OMS and Windows Server 2016 The flood of security event logs can be enough to overwhelm an army of system administrators. In the event of a breach, what’s needed isn’t...

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Microsoft Azure Stack ecosystem expands with the introduction of Cisco integrated system

This post was authored by the Microsoft Azure Stack team. We shared our goal of expanding the Azure Stack ecosystem to offer you more choice and flexibility of hardware options for your IT landscape. Today, Cisco announced a jointly engineered Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack. With this announcement, we are taking one more...

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