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Todd Shafer

Azure Resource Manager: Simplify How You Manage Your App Resources

Azure Resource Manager: Simplify How You Manage Your App Resources

When you are deploying applications within an environment, they are usually made up of many different components. Perhaps an application utilizes a virtual machine, a database, and a storage account. Currently, you see these components as all separate entities instead of being grouped up into a single entity. In this classic deployment model, you must manually track which resources made up your solutions and remember to manage each of them individually. To deploy that solution, you have to create each resource individually using a portal of some sort or create a script that deploys these resources correctly. To delete that solution, you’d have to go one by one and remove the resources individually. Azure Resource Manager gets rid of this headache by enabling you to work with resources as a group to deploy, manage, and monitor them all together.

Define your Deployment

Azure Resource Manager enables you to have confidence that your applications and resources are being deployed in a consistent state. To accomplish this, Azure Resource Manager utilizes a single declarative template model that allows you to define the infrastructure and dependencies of your application - exactly how you want it. Whether it is being used in testing, staging, or production environment, the template is flexible enough to be used in all environments.

Organize Your Resources with Azure Resource Manager

No one wants to manage all their resources individually if there is no benefit to it. You know what resources need to go into what application for them to work, and with Azure Resource Manager’s ability to group and tag sets of resources you can deploy them as a packaged group and reduce your workload.

  • Manage and visualize resources in your applications easily by putting resources into a group that can be implemented or deleted at one time
  • Apply tags to resources to logically categorize them into different areas
  • Clarify your organization’s billing by viewing the costs for a group of resources sharing the same tag

Control Access

In any environment where you are actively deploying applications and resources, it’s important to know who in your organization has access to what - whether it's knowing who can delete certain applications or who did what when it is essential to be able to have that control. With this in mind, Azure Resource Manager has you covered with Role-Based Access Control natively integrated into its management platform. This means it can log all user actions with information about the user, time, events, and status for each step performed.

  • Restrict control and access to specific actions or resources by defining roles
  • Restrict certain users from deleting or modifying specific resources
  • Keep a lockdown on critical resources with an explicit lock that prevents users from deleting or modifying the resource

The Best Way to Deploy Applications on Azure

We believe that Azure Resource Manager is a great way to make sure that when you are deploying applications and resources that it is done efficiently and exactly how you want it to launch. If you want to speed up deployments, then look no further.

If you are interested in how to begin using Azure Resource Manager make sure to contact us today!

Christopher Bauer

Azure Site Recovery Services: Keeping Your Company Alive After a Disaster

Azure Site Recovery Services: Keeping Your Company Alive After a Disaster

Did you know that 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive, according to a report from the University of Texas? DTI/PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 7 out of 10 organizations that experienced a major data loss are out of business within a year. The National Federation of Independent Businesses says 10% of small businesses will experience such a loss from human error.

The Need for Effective Site Recovery

Developing and implementing a disaster recovery program is crucial to the survival of your business. Yet according to Forrester’s 2017 The State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness, only 18% of respondents feel confident they could recover their datacenter in the event of a site failure or disaster event and only 37% rate themselves as prepared.

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Alex Paul

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Azure Security Center: Simplify Your Hybrid Cloud Protection

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Azure Security Center: Simplify Your Hybrid Cloud Protection

While the cloud brings lot of benefits, it also brings another footprint that needs to be protected.

To stay ahead of current and emerging threats, you need a solution that ensures all of your data is guarded, and the appropriate security controls are in place and configured correctly. Azure’s tools are simple to use and provide enterprise level security – quickly. 

In a special on-demand event, Microsoft and Interlink Cloud Advisors will cover Azure Security Center – a Microsoft service that helps you prevent, detect and respond to threats while delivering increased visibility and control over the security of your resources – whether they reside in Azure, on-premises or in other cloud providers.

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Todd Shafer

Azure Security Center: Discover and Assess The Security of Your Workloads

Azure Security Center: Discover and Assess The Security of Your Workloads

Being secure should always be at the top of any organization’s priority list. As cyber-attacks continue to be an ever-present threat it is important to know that you are doing everything possible to keep your organization and its infrastructure secure. When it comes to security for your Azure cloud workloads, Azure Security Center has you covered. Whether it is helping to prevent, detect, or respond to threats, Azure Security Center gives you increased control and visibility of your Azure resources. The best part is that you can begin using the basic version today - for free!

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Matt Scherocman

3 Ways Microsoft Azure is Driving Advances in Manufacturing

3 Ways Microsoft Azure is Driving Advances in Manufacturing

Manufacturing organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiencies and drive productivity. In an increasingly competitive landscape, business leaders are looking to technology to achieve breakthroughs that help them service customers, increase revenue, and reduce costs. To meet these demands, organizations have begun incorporating the many benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) into their manufacturing operations.

Microsoft is at the leading edge of this technological revolution in manufacturing with its Azure IoT Suite. Some of the world’s most prominent manufacturers, are leveraging Azure to drive advances in three critical areas.

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