How DevOps in the Cloud Improves Performance

November 09, 2017

DevOps is a cultural shift and a healthy collaboration between development and operations. There is no single DevOps tool, rather a set consisting of multiple tools that range from configuration management to application portability.

Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment

Key Differences between Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery & Continuous Deployment

November 02, 2017

Over the past few years, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery have become a part of our daily technology vocabulary. As we continue to implement these practices into our Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) workflows, these three terminologies can be confusing.

Cortana Intelligence Suite

Cortana Intelligence for Advanced Analytics

October 11, 2017

The Cortana Analytics Suite is fully-managed big data and advanced analytics offering that transforms data into intelligent action. As an end-to-end cloud platform framework, Cortana Analytics Suite includes an integrated, comprehensive set of analytics tools, services, and preconfigured solutions.

Managing Data Growth with Microsoft Azure

September 08, 2017

As businesses continue to grow, so does the amount of data. Enterprises today are struggling with storing, tracking and analyzing information on a daily basis, exposing businesses to inefficiency and security vulnerabilities.

Fortunately, cloud solutions like Microsoft’s Azure offer the capacity and tools needed for you to manage your growing data challenges, and realize the following benefits:

Big Data on Microsoft Azure, SNP Data Solutions

Big Data and the Cloud

August 16, 2017

It is estimated that we create 2.5 quintillions (that’s 2.5 followed by 18 zeroes) bytes of data each day. It’s no surprise that enterprises are moving into the era of data-driven business opportunities. But, for a company is to make the most out of the big data it generates, it must take an assiduous approach to capturing and analyzing its data. 

Power BI on Azure

10 Advantages of Microsoft Power BI

July 16, 2017

Microsoft Power BI (business intelligence) is a powerful analytics tool that helps companies of all sizes analyze data and share insights. With this technology, enterprises can monitor their business more closely and get instant answers with rich dashboards available for every device. 

DevOps Automation, SNP DevOps Solutions, Open Source on Azure

The DevOps Glossary: Open-Source Tools for Automation & Configuration Management

June 16, 2017

DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. It emphasizes people and culture while seeking to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. 

POWER BI LOGO, Power BI on Azure

Power BI is now available on Microsoft’s 3 Sovereign National Clouds

May 16, 2017

In our last blog, one of the benefits we listed with Microsoft Power BI is that it’s available on three national clouds. So, what exactly does this mean for your organization? 

Azure Data Center, Cloud Data Centre

Cloud for Data Center Efficiency, Performance and Availability

February 25, 2017

Data centers deliver critical services for businesses. Trying to maximize design efficiency in a data center can be a challenge, however, and focusing only on power and cooling strategies is short-sighted. There are other efficiencies that enhance a data center’s ability to cost effectively adapt to business strategy changes and increased computing demand. 

A data center solution should be designed with five key goals:

Continuous Integration Tools, DevOps on Azure, DevOps Solutions

Top 8 Continuous Integration Tools

February 16, 2017

Continuous Integration is being used in Agile release management to speed the time to delivery of software updates without sacrificing quality. It’s a practice that requires developers to integrate code into a shared repository, which is verified by an automated build, allowing teams to locate and detect errors more easily.