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Open Source in Azure

Recently I was visiting with a customer for a pre-sales activity. They are new to Azure, but have a few years under their belt with AWS. During the discussion, they mentioned that they had few .NET applications that could take advantage of Azure. This is not the first time I have heard this statement, that […]

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Cloud Vision: Your BHAG Drives Your Journey

The reasons that CIOs decide to make their journey to the cloud vary, but having goals for their transition has been consistently beneficial. One powerful way in which Microsoft drives its success is by requiring everyone in the company to “eat their own dog food” and use their products in their work.  In 2014, Microsoft […]

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Deployments Made Easier with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Many resources combine to provide a complete Azure service for your applications.  These include virtual machines (VM), your storage account, web apps, databases, and your virtual network (VLAN). Originally, when you managed an Azure environment you created, deployed, and managed each of these separately. When adjustments needed to be made, you went to the required […]

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An Intro to Secure App Services in Azure

As we see the upswing in customers moving their application to Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) there is often questions around public IP addresses. It’s true that App Service Plans have a public IP. But most have never heard of the Azure App Service Environment (ASE). The ASE is way to deploy your […]

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Controlled Self-Service – A Resource-Control Requirement

The first of the five essential characteristics of cloud computing as defined by NIST is “On-demand self-service. A consumer can unilaterally provision computing capabilities, such as server time and network storage, as needed automatically without requiring human interaction with each service’s provider.” While many ask “where will that self-service portal come from?” and many vendors […]

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Start Planning for the End… of Your Data Center Lease

Can We Eliminate Our Data Center? Back in 2010 when we all walked into that first meeting introducing what was then Windows Azure, we never dreamed we’d eventually be hearing that question. Customers had many questions as to what the service was exactly, how did it work. You could feel the cautious skepticism buried beneath […]

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A Major Hotel Chain Partners with Hanu for Two Transformative Projects

About the Client: Our client is a leading global lodging company with nearly 4,500 properties in 87 countries and territories.  Project Overview: The development and implementation of a virtual desktop infrastructure solution utilizing Azure.  Providing Tier 1 support for the client’s Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Project Details: The client asked Hanu to develop a virtual desktop infrastructure that […]