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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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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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Top 5 Mistakes That Could Derail Your Migration to Azure

In this post, we will review how mistakes can affect your digital transformation. The growing world of cloud also means that there are more ways to lose when it comes to cloud migration. Any mistake can be costly but we're here to tell you that potential problems and setbacks can be completely avoided with the right resources and adequate planning.


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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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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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The True Cost of Azure Cloud Migration

Migration from on-premises to the Azure cloud is a complex process. The determination of costs and benefits for a migration require a strategic, all-encompassing approach. It is therefore, critical to understand and account for all of the variables involved in the project.


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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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Top 5 Practices for Azure Cloud Security

Cloud migration can be a relatively new venture for many small businesses. Therefore, the security concerns about moving and monitoring important data may seem more threatening and unpredictable. As part of the migration to the Azure Cloud, security is an essential part of the migration. While it may seem that many of the security principles are the same as on-premises, the implementation is often very different. In this post, I will talk about the top five best practices for securing your Azure cloud.


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How to Optimize Your Azure Costs

The Azure cloud has a workload team for each cloud application that was built and along with these teams or departments, there is built-in cost management. Microsoft created a framework with a set of guided tenets to help your team design, build, deploy, and manage successful cloud workloads. This framework, called the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework has five key pillars: security, reliability, performance efficiency, operational excellence, and cost optimization.


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