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Azure Regions: What They Are & Why They Matter

By now you are familiar with Azure cloud and how it improves your business with global resources to drive your cloud operations at optimal levels. But did you know that Azure has more regions than any other cloud provider?

The best part is that you can choose the best region from 60+ all over the world for your needs, based on technical and regulatory considerations: service capabilities, data residency, compliance requirements, and latency. At a time when the weather or readily available framework of your virtual machines could compromise your speed and data, it's more important than ever to act preemptively toward protecting your work and business health with the hybrid and remote workforce.


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Azure IaaS vs PaaS: What's the Difference?

One of the many choices that could essentially define your foundation in the Azure cloud, is to decide between Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Need help figuring out which one will work better? This guide will cover what these services are and how they differ. We will also go over the benefits and disadvantages so you won't have to do any further research to figure out the right service for you.


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What is Azure Virtual Desktop?

When looking for a centralized, flexible, cloud-based virtual desktop interface (VDI) platform to improve your office workflow and optimize your business with a secure, hybrid workspace, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is the answer. Azure Virtual Desktop (formerly Windows Virtual Desktop) is the most reliable cloud-based solution for promoting a seamless and productive atmosphere no matter where your employees are located.
In this post, I will provide an overview of Azure Virtual Desktop and its definitive service advantages so you know how and where to start.


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What is Azure Synapse Analytics?

Over time, the quantity of collected data can overwhelm the traditional on-premises data warehouse infrastructure and upkeep can be costly and time-consuming. Therefore, a cloud-based solution is the best option for growth and agility in data management. However, not all cloud providers and solutions are the same, especially when it comes to cost and performance.

Many cloud solutions offered in the current market will combine the cost of computing resources with the cost of storing the data, along with additional services or fees, things can really start to add up before you know it! Azure Synapse Analytics, also known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse is especially great for small and medium-sized businesses because it takes the mystery out of data storage and lets you pay for the space you need.


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An Update From Your Friends at CSW Solutions

The CSW team is a multicultural, distributed team of dynamic individuals who are as invested in our quality of work and local community as we are proud to call Chicago home. We had been in the coveted space on Michigan Avenue for over a decade and we truly loved being in the heart of the arts, shopping, and theatre districts. In an unprecedented move to the hybrid model of work as a result of this past year, we decided to uproot ourselves and move to the CBOT building. It is only the other side of the loop, but it feels refreshing to see a new side to downtown Chicago. The views aren't bad either! We are delighted to call this building our new home at CSW Solutions.


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CASE STUDY: Migrating from EDI File Transfer to API Data Exchange

CSW Solutions assisted our customer, a leading retailer of personalized products to migrate one of their biggest wholesale customers from a file data exchange solution to a real-time custom-built API solution running on the Azure cloud platform.


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CSW Solutions | News

CSW Solutions is excited to announce that our new website is live. The updated site offers a fresh perspective and more streamlined content but we haven't forgotten about those of you who loved the interactive feature that was so popular before! Not only are we an accredited local business, we are a Microsoft gold-certified partner and cloud solutions provider. We have truly embraced the age of cloud and now you can enjoy the cloud too!!


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Everything to Know About New Features in Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management and Billing tools have the potential to reduce your Azure spending by 20-34%.
But do you know how to get the most out of Microsoft's set of cloud cost management tools to maximize your savings? The unexpected increases in one bill could be enough to ruin your day or even add to the growing challenges of your business. On the other hand, there's no better way to set your business up for success than by implementing new ways to cut unnecessary costs and manage usage from a single location. There is no easier way to manage your cloud spending and optimize efficiency. Gain valuable insight into your spending and save more money on your next bill by getting familiar with Azure Cost Management.


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CSW Solutions is a BBB Accredited Business

Becoming an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau is an honor not accorded to all businesses; because not all businesses meet eligibility standards. CSW Solutions is pleased to announce today that it has met all BBB standards and is now an Accredited Business.


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Benefits of Working with a Microsoft Azure Reseller or CSP

The Azure cloud has proven to be the most secure and reliable source for company productivity, scalability without disruption, and growth opportunities. It provides the flexibility to respond quickly to evolving market demands or innovate quickly and create unforgettable customer experiences. With that said, partnering with a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) like CSW Solutions could help you achieve even more by making the most of your cloud services and see increasing returns at better rates.


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