Category Archives: Windows Azure

Microsoft Cloud – Which SSO option is right for your company?

As IT organizations begin to implement Microsoft Cloud services, the need for a single sign-on capability increases.   Single sign-on, or SSO, allows users to login once with their account and password and gain access all of their systems without having … Continue reading

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Trouble getting started with Microsoft Azure?

Cloud 9 has helped several organizations save money and become more agile by moving their on-premises systems to Microsoft Azure, both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions. We’ve found that while PaaS solutions provide … Continue reading

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Backup and Restore of Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft recently announced a new capability in Azure that provides the ability to create snapshots of running Virtual Machines (OS and data disks).   It is implemented as a specialized image that can be then provisioned using the New-AzureQuickVM cmdlet.     The functionality … Continue reading

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IaaS for Azure and inclusion of cloud use in enterprise agreements has helped Microsoft’s cloud services gain momentum, says general manager Mike Neil. Microsoft’s Mike Neil said the Windows Azure cloud may have joined the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) competition only last … Continue reading

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Microsoft Enhances Windows Azure

Microsoft released another massive set of enhancements to Windows Azure.  The New capabilities include: Storage: Import/Export Hard Disk Drives to your Storage Accounts with built-in support for BitLocker disk encryption HDInsight: General Availability of our Hadoop Service in the cloud … Continue reading

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New Capabilities on Window Azure

Recently Microsoft released some great updates to Windows Azure.  These new capabilities include: Virtual Machines Cloud Services Windows Azure Pack Price Cuts All of these improvements are now available to use immediately. Chetan Malavia

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Azure Security and Piracy whitepaper

The Cloud Security Alliance published the Cloud Control Matrix, to support consumers in the evaluation of cloud services and to identify questions prudent to have answered before moving to cloud services. In response to this publication, Microsoft has created this … Continue reading

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