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Azure Private Cloud: Ship it

Published on October 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Imagine the interface, features and benefits of Microsoft Azure, hosted on private servers, within a firewall, in the jurisdiction of your choice, available to your applications, employees or hosting customers, according to your own pricing and access decisions. Now stop imagining and ship it, by following these three steps.

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Combine hardware and web application firewalls

Published on August 18, 2014 at 9:59 am by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Combining hardware and web application firewalls at different levels of your hosting architecture is an effective way to maximize both the level and the cost-effectiveness of your website and business’s security, while keeping complexity to a minimum.

Here’s how organizations with both websites and internal applications or file servers can combine a hardware firewall with a web application firewall in order to make their security both stronger and easier to manage.

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Fast track your way to Sysadmin

Published on July 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Want to make yourself stand out in the department? Need to prove yourself during an internship? Here’s the single most powerful way to make your website, application or database more robust. Save your company from lost time, revenue and business - then take the credit!SysAdmin Hero
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Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 – Day 1

Published on July 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm by Eric Sarault in: Web Hosting Articles

Here we are in Washington D.C. for the 2014 edition of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

This year’s vision keynote kicked off with a celebration of the winners in this year Global Impact Awards. Afterward, the clear focus on Microsoft being in a challenger mindset is shared to help us better understand how Microsoft should be perceived for 2015. The key trends identified are once again the usual suspects: Social medias, Big Data, Cloud and Devices.

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Planning a Server Migration

Published on July 2, 2014 at 10:26 am by Sam Turner in: Web Hosting Articles

Planning a server migration is a complex task. But it’s also an opportunity to build a scalable hosting architecture for the future. The success of a migration to your new setup is all in the planning. So read this article, and get your thoughts in order before you begin.

This article will be useful if you’re planning to move hosting platform or provider, upgrade to a more powerful dedicated server, or migrate to a more scalable cluster architecture. We’ll address the broad planning areas, and what to consider at the outset of your migration project. We won’t provide specific scripts and step-by-step instructions here, but you will find some links to other resources.

Contents:

Part one: preparing to migrate
Part two: tools and services
Part three: migration checklist

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