Monitoring DMZ and Workgroup Systems with OMS, Part I

Posted by aeadmin on Feb 13, 2017 2:33:11 PM

Monitoring DMZ or isolated workgroup systems is one of the challenges we all face with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Until now, the only way to collect data and monitor these types of systems via SCOM was by installing a gateway to the management server. Anyone who has installed a gateway knows the pain I speak of.

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Tags: adaptivedge, IaaS, SQL, Technology, workgroup, DMZ, IoT, microsoft gold partner, OMS, system center

SQL Server in the Azure Cloud: IaaS versus PaaS

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 12, 2016 1:38:43 PM


In a
previous post, we discussed Windows Azure SQL Database, a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering built on Microsoft SQL Server and hosted in the Azure cloud. Azure SQL Database provides a highly available database platform with predictable performance levels and built-in disaster recovery. It uses a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment model to provide database services to applications.  

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Tags: adaptivedge, BYOL, IaaS, Private Cloud, SQL, Technology, Azure, Cloud, IoT, microsoft gold partner, PaaS

Migrating File Shares to Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Online, Part 2

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 1, 2016 9:28:10 AM


In
our last post, we began discussing the process for selecting an enterprise file-sharing platform and developing a strategy for migrating data. We examined the benefits and use cases of Microsoft OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, as well as on-premises SharePoint 2016 deployments. We also explained how automated tools can help you analyze your file shares, ensure your data is optimized for the cloud and troubleshoot any issues that arise.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Private Cloud, Technology, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint

Migrating File Shares to OneDrive and SharePoint Online, Part 1

Posted by aeadmin on Nov 16, 2016 7:38:59 PM


In a
previous post, we explained why you need an enterprise-class file sync and share solution to support mobile users. That post focused on Microsoft OneDrive for Business, which provides Office 365 users with a convenient yet secure way of accessing and sharing files in the cloud. Another option is Microsoft SharePoint Online, which may be a more appropriate solution depending upon your business requirements and data.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Private Cloud, Technology, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint

SharePoint Intranet: Seamless Collaboration for Mobile Workers

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 26, 2016 1:51:08 PM


How much of your job requires you to be physically present at work? What task cannot be performed with a mobile application? How much more productive can you be when you’re not tied to a desk? How does this flexibility improve your work-life balance and job satisfaction? The answers to these questions explain why IDC expects mobile workers to account for 72.3 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Technology, microsoft gold partner, mobile workforces, Office 365, SharePoint

System Center 2016 Simplifies Management of the Modern Data Center

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 20, 2016 12:14:38 PM


System Center 2016, the latest version of Microsoft’s data center management suite, was launched at the recent Microsoft Ignite event and is scheduled to be released this month for purchase. 

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Tags: adaptivedge, microsoft gold partner, system center

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server 2016

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 4, 2016 10:42:53 AM


Improved network automation was one of Microsoft’s key goals during the development of the latest version of its flagship server operating system. Windows Server 2016 achieves that with an enhanced networking stack in which software-defined networking (SDN) functionality 
is transferred directly from its Azure cloud platform.

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Tags: adaptivedge, windows server, Azure, microsoft gold partner

Does It Makes Sense to Move Your SQL Database to the Cloud?

Posted by aeadmin on Sep 27, 2016 12:26:45 PM


Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is a relatively new entry in the field of cloud-based deployment models, but it’s rapidly gaining in popularity. According to a new study by research firm Technavio, the DBaaS market is expected to see spectacular growth, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 65 percent until 2020.

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Tags: adaptivedge, DBaaS, Azure, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, PaaS

How Azure IoT Suite Overcomes IoT Technical Challenges

Posted by aeadmin on Sep 15, 2016 9:49:21 AM


In a
previous post, we discussed how Microsoft Power BI, a cloud-based analytics service, enables organizations to use interactive dashboards, reports and data visualization tools to analyze a broad range of data types. Microsoft recently introduced a real-time dashboard tile feature, which can be created by users in minutes so they can quickly view and analyze real-time data. The new features and capabilities available with Power BI make it easier for users to convert Internet of Things (IoT) data into actionable business insights.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Power BI, Azure, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365

Microsoft Unveils Real-Time Dashboard Tile Features for Power BI

Posted by aeadmin on Sep 6, 2016 10:58:40 AM


These days, just about any object can be connected to the Internet and, as a result, become a source of data. In fact, researchers are attempting to install Internet-connected sensors inside an active volcano in Nicaragua. The goal is to monitor the volcano’s activities in real time, gather environmental data, predict eruptions and create an early warning system.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Power BI, BI, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365