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Optimize Your Connection to the Microsoft Cloud

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Secure connectivity to the cloud has never been more in demand. Companies want to tap into pay-per-use and scalable cloud-based solution providers, but have been reluctant to use these platforms for business-critical applications. They fear performance and security issues related to public Internet access are not acceptable for critical workloads. To overcome these concerns, many companies are looking for more secure and predictable connections into leading cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure and Office365. For many businesses, Microsoft’s operating systems and ... Read More »

From ARPANET to AWS with Cloud Express: A Little Network History

Today, we use the cloud for everything: downloading music, storing photos, keeping current in our social circles and more. Businesses also are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to run applications on pay-per-use infrastructure now that secure options are available for compute, storage and network elements. It might seem like the cloud has always been around, but that is not the case. In fact, the cloud as we know it today, was actually the culmination of many events over the past five ... Read More »

Fewer Pipes, More Strategy

Customers have high expectations for a business’ applications no matter if they are on-premise or in the cloud. How users experience the performance, reliability and availability of these applications impacts both the employees’ experiences and the company’s brand through its customers’ experiences. In the past, the initial reaction of network and IT leaders was to increase their bandwidth to solve the performance or reliability issues; however, easy to implement, lower cost solutions may solve the same issues. Consider this: As ... Read More »