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Transforming lives through cloud technology

In our industry, we often focus on the benefits that the cloud can bring to a business, and rightfully so. The cloud is a powerful, cost-effective solution that provides businesses with flexible and scalable hosting environments, giving them the agility needed to keep up with rapidly changing landscapes. However, by only focusing on business applications we miss out on some …

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Azure ExpressRoute enables hybrid cloud for the enterprise

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is a feature that enables the enterprise to leverage the hyper-scale power of the Azure public cloud for their dedicated infrastructure via a direct, private connection to Azure. Private networks are a staple of today’s corporate IT landscape enabling organizations to ensure performance and consistency yet limiting access to sensitive resources. To meet the needs of today’s …

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The rapid rise of multi-cloud

The mass consumerisation of technology has directly stimulated expectations among employees, executives and others in the private and public sectors. No longer will cookie-cutter approaches to strategies and technology service delivery hack it in the average organisation, with preferences continuing to move in the direction of highly personalised and customised IT frameworks. Thanks to the birth of the cloud as …

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Is Microsoft’s cloud platform the right option for your company?

The Microsoft vision for cloud is a hybrid vision that includes both public and private cloud options to match a customer’s requirements. Datapipe is uniquely positioned to help customers execute on this vision as we plan, build and run hybrid IT environments every day. We provide the most comprehensive suite of managed services available for public, private, and hybrid IT …

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Infrastructure in the age of the multi-cloud, Pt. 2

In the first segment of this two-part series, we discussed how cloud services are impacting the corporate computing market, as well as how security is playing into this equation. Now, we turn to Microsoft Azure, continuing the question-and-answer with Datapipe Senior Solutions Architect Bill Brady. Q: What makes Azure a good option for enterprises wanting to utilize the public cloud? …

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The benefits of Azure, Datapipe managed services in modern IT, Pt. 2

In the first segment of this two-part series, we spoke briefly on why more companies are beginning to embrace Azure and other public cloud options. In this one, I want to share some insights regarding the strengths of Azure and Datapipe’s approach to managing these services, as well as how modern Infrastructure-as-a-Service can have long-lasting benefits for enterprise users. The …

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Microsoft calls Datapipe a “pioneer” of managed hybrid IT services

James Staten, Chief Strategist for Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft, recently published a post outlining the evolving role of the managed service provider (MSP). In it, Staten discusses the rise of blended IT models and the ever-increasing need for the enterprise to partner with an MSP that has the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to leverage public and …

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The benefits of Azure and Datapipe managed services in modern IT Part 1

The IT landscape is evolving rapidly, driven by a range of new trends and technological advances, and leading many companies to rethink their infrastructure strategies. Some of the more successful cloud vendors, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, have picked up on the growing need for elastic, modernized, and hybrid IT capabilities, and have begun to incorporate relevant tenets into …

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Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life is here. Are you prepared?

The July 14 Windows Server 2003 end-of-life deadline is now upon us and we continue to actively work with our clients to plan and execute migration strategies to move all applications off of Windows 2003 servers. Migrating off end-of-life systems is critical to ensure performance and security. Starting July 14, Microsoft will no longer be sending patches for reported bugs …

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Datapipe joins Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program as Partner

We are excited to be at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference today to announce we have joined the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program.This means our managed services for Microsoft Azure and award-winning service will now be available to the enterprise via the CSP Program as a complete end-to-end customer experience, including billing, provisioning, and customer support. We are one of …

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