Organizations across all industries are reaping the benefits of powering their business solutions in the cloud. However, selecting a provider for your cloud-native applications can be a tough decision. There are many options to choose from that have a variety of managed services to help you successfully transition to a cloud-native architecture. In this article, we explore three reasons why Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular options for hosting your application in the cloud.
Wildfires are a reality that can strike at any moment. The Camp Fire that swept through the town of Paradise, CA in 2018 took a terrible toll on its residents, destroying more than 80% of their homes. Houses that survived did so because their owners had been proactive in protecting their property. They prepared well in advance by doing things like planting fire-resistant hardwood trees or covering vents with mesh screens to prevent smoldering material from getting in.
Companies should approach the maintenance of their software applications in the same way. Just like a house, software applications represent substantial investments that would result in disaster if significantly damaged. If your app lives in Microsoft Azure, you can use a service provided called Azure Site Recovery (ASR). This article provides an overview of how ASR works to help minimize downtime and ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.
One of the biggest fears of any product owner is opening your website one morning and finding nothing there. Your site has disappeared without a trace, and you’re left scrambling to pick up the pieces. Fortunately, one of the many benefits of having your application live in the cloud is the ease with which your data can be backed up.
AWS offers reliable backup services for many of its resources. Here are some effective strategies for backing up data in Amazon’s RDS, EBS, S3, and AMI. By implementing these procedures, your worst nightmare becomes only a temporary setback!
When applications slow or break, it can wreak havoc on your business. Imagine if your on-premises server went down, your Internet stopped suddenly, or your server room caught fire. Yikes! Developers need to be one step ahead of potential problems so they can quickly resolve any issues that arise or prevent them from happening in the first place.
One strategy that’s been a trending discussion is a cloud-native approach to application management. Here’s an example of how being cloud-native recently saved the day for one of our clients.
A common concern among those entrusting their company’s applications and data to the cloud is vendor lock-in. Independent suppliers have their own concerns and incentives that may not align with yours. Having a single supplier of a product as sticky as software can constitute a risk to your business. Here are three cloud strategies that turn the risk of vendor lock-in into opportunities for choosing a scalable cloud strategy that aligns with your business needs.