Which cloud provider will best meet the many needs of your business? Learn more with the following guide on Azure management vs. AWS management.
Professionals experienced in Azure management are a great resource for any business. Read on to learn how an Azure consultant can optimize your digital assets.
What is cloud security, and why does it matter for your company? See cloud security compliance explained and learn how to improve your business.
A DevOps model grants more efficiency and quality to software development. Improve your development cycle with this overview of DevOps as a service explained.
Financial organizations need top-tier security for the sensitive data they handle. Learn how MDR security services benefit financial industries with this guide.
Financial institutions need superior security, accessibility, and mobility. Learn what Windows Virtual Desktop does for the financial industry with this guide.
SAP and Azure work together to revolutionize businesses. Learn how you can improve upon your current network with these benefits of SAP and cloud services.
A successful cloud migration requires meticulous planning. Transition to your new infrastructure with this guide that breaks down the Azure migration process.
Do you know how Microsoft Azure keeps your business data safe? Learn more about Azure Security and what it consists of to protect your business with this guide.
Finding the right cloud solution is the key to helping your business grow. Learn the differences between public and private Azure with this guide.
Part of managing your Azure infrastructure is keeping your system cost-effective. Learn how to manage and optimize costs with Azure with these tips.
Despite the benefits of Azure, building your infrastructure alone is daunting. Partner with the experts and gain these key benefits of managed Azure services.
Cloud computing continues to change business as we know it, but how did it all start? Find out with this brief history of managed cloud services.
How much do you trust your company’s cybersecurity? Gain peace of mind for your business with these advantages of managed detection and response for retail.
There’s no denying the appeal of Microsoft Azure. A scalable network, streamlined processes and applications, and better cost-efficiency are just some of the ways businesses benefit from migrating to Azure.
If your agency handles Federal Tax Information, you must follow IRS-1075 guidelines. Learn more with these tips for IRS-1075 compliance for your organization.
Financial institutions that use cloud services get better scalability, security, and more. Check out these reasons to use Azure for financial institutions.
CI/CD tools help you build a continuous integration and delivery software development pipeline. Learn about the different types of CI/CD tools with this guide.
PCI-DSS gives you and your clients peace of mind when managing cardholder data. Learn how to ensure your IT infrastructure is DSS compliant with this guide.
A fair and affordable renewal is the key to keeping your cloud cost-effective and successful. Study these tips for negotiating a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.
Managing cloud costs requires continuous analysis and work. Implement successful roles and responsibilities for cloud cost optimization with this guide.
How does your IT infrastructure serve your business? Learn the importance of your IT infrastructure and what it should be doing for you with this guide.
You need a dedicated team of experts to ensure your database performs at its best. Discover the advantages of database management services with this guide.
When you store data in the cloud, you need to make sure it’s safe from internal and external threats. Learn how to secure your cloud data with these tips.
What does your company do to store and protect customer data? Understand the importance of data security for your retail business with this overview.
A Windows Virtual Desktop tenant is the cornerstone of your company’s virtual desktop infrastructure.
A good cloud solution supports short-term and long-term business goals. Learn how to align your cloud infrastructure to your business strategy with this guide.
What benefits do you receive from your Cloud Solution Provider? Learn what it means to be a Tier 1 CSP and how it can serve your business with this guide.
Which type of Service Organization Controls report is right for your business? Learn the difference between SOC 1 and SOC 2 with this overview.
Is cloud computing right for your company? Learn how it can help you and your customers with these advantages of taking your retail business to the cloud.
The healthcare industry faces many cyber threats. Learn how to best combat them with these reasons to consider managed detection and response in healthcare.
Is your Azure infrastructure as cost-effective as it can be? Find out how to manage monthly spending with these strategies to reduce Azure expenses.
Is it time for your business to move to the cloud? Make the transition a success with this overview of what to consider when migrating to Microsoft Azure.
Azure automation brings efficiency and stability to your cloud system. Learn more about the advantages of automated Azure infrastructure with this overview.
Are you getting the most out of your Azure solutions? Optimize your system and reap these benefits of using a Microsoft Azure MSP for your cloud system.
A steady and scalable IT infrastructure can boost your company’s success. Learn how to determine what IT infrastructure your business needs with these tips.
Remote work brings a new set of challenges to your office. Get the help you need with this overview of how Windows Virtual Desktop supports your remote team.
Are you ready to take Azure to the next level? Find the best partners in the industry by knowing what to look for in an Azure managed services provider.
Do you have the cybersecurity needed to achieve your goals? Learn about your options with this guide on managed detection and response security services.
Healthcare facilities strive to provide the best care possible for their patients. While a lot of focus goes into quality treatments or phenomenal communication and bedside manner, these facilities must also invest in their computer systems and data storage.
Like many companies around the world, 2020 has been a year of lessons at Atmosera. The knowledge we gained during the challenges of this year has made us a better Atmosera for the future, helping us adapt more swiftly and provide stronger levels of support for our clients.
While telehealth has been expanding over the past several years, the COVID-19 pandemic has sharply increased the demand for telehealth solutions and virtual appointments to provide patient care in a safe manner.
Extend the capabilities of SAP by migrating to Azure. Here are a few reasons why Azure is the best cloud platform for SAP.
Considering modernization options for your SQL Server environment? Let’s compare Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services features and capabilities for SQL.
If you’re in Azure or planning to migrate to Azure, you may have recently read in the news that Microsoft Azure has seen a 775% rise in usage.
Now that most of the Atmosera team has been working remotely for a while, we're sharing some of our tips to stay productive and make the best of it.
The DiD model provides a simpler way to approach security in your environment by taking the focus away from the technical elements and instead focusing on the basic design element of layers.
Does your business continuity plan encompass procedures for unplanned events? We are here to help you modernize your underlying infrastructure to improve your readiness for business continuity impacting events with tools like WVD.
This blog covers five ways that organizations like yours benefit from migrating to the Azure cloud: improved reliability, disaster recovery, cutting-edge technology, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
The journey to the cloud can be complicated, expensive, and risky – especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Here are five ways that partnering with an MSP makes it a smooth process.
Cost, security, and disruption are all common concerns about the cloud migration process. This blog discusses how Azure solves those challenges.
This blog takes a dive into four great automation tools for deploying and managing workloads in Microsoft’s Azure platform.
Atmosera has developed new security services as a direct result of feedback received from clients about their needs.
Whether you missed the opportunity to attend or want to review the key trends that emerged from the conference, Atmosera has you covered with our highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2019.
This blog covers five reasons to partner with a Managed Security Services Provider for your information security needs.
Vulnerability Management is the process of scanning your environment to find out where weaknesses in security exist that would allow that environment to be compromised.
For more than 20 years, many organizations have relied on Windows server as the operating system of choice for their workloads – but Microsoft is ending extended support and security updates for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020, which is right around the corner.
Azure Expert MSP status is achieved by demonstrating a depth of knowledge and expertise across the organization, as well as industry-leading service capabilities and customer satisfaction.
GoldBrute is a botnet that conducts “credential stuffing” or brute force attacks on Windows machines with exposed RDP connections.
Ready to migrate to the cloud or optimize your existing cloud environment? Consider partnering with a Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) to achieve three major IT and business goals.
This blog provides a high-level explanation of a Defense in Depth strategy using a Castle Analogy to show how different security elements work together as critical components of a complete security solution.
The digital transformation of business workloads revolutionizes both internal business operations and the customer experience. Connectivity, scalability, efficiency, agility—these resounding value props echo in leadership meetings and entice organizations to undertake the migration of workloads to cloud environments.
Having a data resiliency strategy is essential for maintaining business continuity. A good data resiliency strategy includes two factors: backup and disaster recovery solutions. Backups provide recovery points for data or systems that are lost in some capacity. Disaster recovery provides a process by which portion of an environment, or an entire environment that is unavailable can be brought online in another datacenter with minimal data loss and downtime.
Scott Harvey, Atmosera’s VP of Engineering joined Roger Strukhoff, Conference Chair for CloudExpo, to discuss the public cloud ecosystem and the cloud’s evolution, challenges, and best practices, as well as the integral role CSPs play in supporting businesses that host operations in the cloud. The transcribed interview is available below, and the video is available here.
According to a 2017 survey of financial services institutions, only 42 percent of respondents consider their organization effective or very effective at managing cybersecurity risks. Comparatively, 80 percent considered their organization effective or very effective in managing more traditional risk types, including liquidity, underwriting, and credit. Indeed, cybersecurity is the new frontier in risk management.
Cloud computing necessitates that businesses redefine their approach to information security, compliance, data back up, and disaster recovery, but there can be some confusion over what security concerns the cloud may pose for data protection. Adapted from Atmosera’s Chief Information Security Officer’s presentation at a SecureWorld conference, this article will attempt to dispel common myths about cloud security.
Moving to a public cloud like Microsoft’s Azure platform affords businesses opportunities to explore and adopt a wide range of new technologies, e.g. machine learning or a distributed NoSQL database platform, without making heavy long-term capital investments.
Whether they’re on a migration path or are looking at cloud services for the first time, prospects often ask us about the difference between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Another exciting Microsoft Ignite event has come to an end, but the computing giant’s announcements will have ripple effects for years to come. News ranged from new uses for AI and IoT to developments that will deliver virtually impenetrable security across Microsoft products. Microsoft created a detailed list of its Azure-related Ignite announcements, but we wanted to sum up the news we think will make the most noise in cloud services. Here are the four takeaways you need to know:
As companies look to move workloads to the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, having a well-constructed strategy is critical to realizing the transformative power the cloud offers. Making the first move to the cloud can be intimidating. If an organization starts without the right planning, or without following best practices, the results can lead to a negative cloud migration experience and business setbacks.
Moving to the cloud is an important step, but it’s just the start. Once you begin making the move, the focus shifts to ongoing refinement and optimization. Launch your cloud journey with a strategic and thoughtful approach so you’ll be able to build the right cloud infrastructure to handle your enterprise’s specific workloads, database storage, compliance needs and more. We have compiled some of the advantages of each type of cloud environment.
In Las Vegas, bright sunlight streams down with 110-degree heat on swarms of people as they pass through metal detectors at the T-Mobile Arena. After the bag searches, scans and security checks, they begin to enter a much different environment. Thumping EDM beats flow from speakers inside the cool, dark arena. Microsoft Inspire 2018 is about to begin.
Azure offers one of the most compelling cloud-based solution when it comes to scalability, performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. To successfully run in Azure requires careful planning and on-going management services.
Trevor Jones mentions Atmosera in an article about Azure networking based on an interview with Scott Harvey, Vice President of Engineering at Atmosera.
Microsoft is not always associated with the open source movement but to think they no longer play nice is a mistake. Microsoft is a big backer of Open Source Software (OSS) and is putting significant resources behind it. Microsoft’s Azure platform works seamlessly with open source especially when it comes to cloud development interfaces and tools. In 2016, Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, gave the keynote address at DockerCon; telling attendees that 33% of Azure virtual machines were running Linux. That’s up from 25% in 2015, when Microsoft joined the Cloud Foundry – a popular PaaS architecture that’s becoming the DevOps platform of choice for enterprises. Other Cloud Foundry members include the original founder Pivotal, Cisco, Google, IBM, SAP and Suse.
One very positive aspect of the public cloud – when managed properly – is the increased confidence in having your applications and data protected from disruption. Disruption can come in many forms, and can impact large and small organizations alike.
Cloud computing has three main, often interconnected types of services – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
As we discussed in our Security and the Cloud – Common Myths post (atmosera.com/security-cloud-common-myths), Information Security (InfoSec) and the cloud require thoughtful planning and expertise. When approached correctly, security in the cloud is as effective as on-premise security and in many instances exceeds it. However, as we approach the cloud, we need to be extra thoughtful with regard to InfoSec.
Most of us know someone who’s experienced credit card fraud. In fact, a recent survey by CreditCard.com showed that 44% of U.S. adults have received a fraud alert for their credit or debit card in 2017. That’s up 15% since 2015.