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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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Microsoft Ignite 2022 Round-Up: Here’s What You Missed

Arraya Insights| October 26, 2022

Microsoft’s annual conference, Microsoft Ignite, took place in mid-October. This event gathered industry experts, tech professionals, and enthusiasts for technical training, breakout sessions, keynotes, and more. The event was held both in person in Seattle, Washington, and virtually with more than 200,000 people tuning in. Microsoft has compiled all the Microsoft Ignite 2022 news into […]

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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Demystifying Microsoft CSP Licensing: Our Most Frequently Asked Questions 

Arraya Insights| September 21, 2022

Microsoft solutions and services are a staple of productivity for businesses of all sizes and industries. However, due to the broad scope of options available, Microsoft licensing has long been a complicated and convoluted affair.   As a result, many businesses aren’t handling their licensing as efficiently as they could be and find themselves with a […]

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Microsoft Defender for Servers: Plan 2 is Now Available  

Ivan Avelancio| August 4, 2022

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has many available methods to deploy and manage onboarding and configurations using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (which includes Intune), and there is no shortage of capabilities surrounding the deployment methods. However, server capabilities for non-managed servers have been primarily deferred to resources outside of MEM. The options to manage servers using Microsoft […]

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Here’s Why You Should Be Using Azure Virtual Desktop 

Arraya Insights| July 12, 2022

As the business landscape shifts, employees must be able to login from anywhere and at any time. While this provides employees with unsurpassed flexibility and convenience, it can also cause businesses security headaches, increased licensing costs, and infrastructure issues.   Enter Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). AVD is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs […]

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Get Control of Your Data: An Overview of the New Microsoft Purview

Arraya Insights| June 7, 2022

Throughout the last few years, many businesses have seen a massive increase in their digital footprint. Businesses have never gathered more data and our growing attack surfaces have led to an inherent risk of cyber attacks. In addition, we’re now operating across multiple clouds and on-premises platforms.   As our relationship with technology expands, the cyber […]

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Change is Coming to Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience: Here’s How it Could Affect You

Arraya Insights| February 28, 2022

Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) is a multi-stage, multi-year transformational journey to deliver a simplified engagement experience.  The goal of the NCE is to make it easier to transact with Microsoft and drive cloud adoption for businesses. The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is the primary foundation for the NCE.   While the NCE was initially […]

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Is Your Remote Work Experience Working for Your Company?

Arraya Insights| February 21, 2022

The pandemic brought on unprecedented disruption in the workforce. With only a matter of days to plan, anyone capable of working from a laptop was sent home. While remote work was already gaining popularity prior to the pandemic, in March 2020 the remote workforce boomed overnight. As IT departments had to act fast, many of […]

Containers & Kubernetes: What They Are & Why You Should Care

Arraya Insights| February 2, 2022

More companies are adopting a cloud or hybrid cloud computing environment and are beginning the application modernization process than ever before, and for good reason. Taking advantage of app modernization results in reduced costs, increased developer efficiency, and operational standardization (which cuts down on mundane tasks and lowers the potential for human error). By 2024, […]