The Top 5 Security and Governance Actions for Azure Workloads 

Kyle Jones| March 27, 2023

Microsoft Azure offers top in-class services in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS products. These services enable businesses to optimize and modernize their business assets and workloads with almost limitless scaling, both vertically and horizontally.   Two administrative domains can impact the growth potential of cloud workloads: Security and Governance.  Security represents how a business will ensure that […]

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Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP): What Is It and Why Do You Need One? 

Kyle Jones| March 22, 2023

In today’s modern workplace, utilizing Microsoft technologies is a staple, whether you use server/end-user operating systems or Microsoft 365 services like Exchange and SharePoint Online. Sometimes, it can be difficult to identify when to implement new features or even enhance existing configurations.   This is where a Cloud Solutions Provider, or CSP, can step in.  A […]

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Azure AD MFA Enhancements Begin in February 2023: Plan Your Transition  

Kyle Jones| December 2, 2022

Multi-factor authentication has become a de facto technology for enhancing security for all types of applications from online apps to desktop apps to VPNs. We’ve all experienced receiving phone calls, text messages, and notifications after providing a username and password.   However, the experience of MFA within the Microsoft Authenticator app has been limited for Microsoft […]

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Optimize Cloud Spend with Data-Driven’s CloudMonitor  

Kyle Jones| November 15, 2022

Microsoft Azure is a rich and intuitive cloud computing ecosystem that offers IaaS, PaaS, IDaaS, DaaS, and SaaS solutions for your business. Each type of service runs in a consumption model where you, the customer, rent the infrastructure and licenses at a metered rate.   This consumption model provides customers with the flexibility that fixed costs, […]

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Maintaining Your Cloud Infrastructure with the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework 

Kyle Jones| October 18, 2022

The Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework is Microsoft’s set of guiding principles in maintaining and improving a customer’s workload quality in the Azure Cloud. To ensure easy adoption of the framework, there exists what are called the “five pillars of architectural excellence.” These pillars consist of Reliability, Security, Cost Optimization, Operational Excellence, and Performance Efficiency. If an […]

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