Microsoft underpins cloud security with Adallom acquisition

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September 11, 2015

Microsoft underpins cloud security with Adallom acquisition Written by: iFreePress In a deal reported on earlier this summer but not confirmed until yesterday, Microsoft has purchased Tel Aviv-based cloudsecurity firm Adallom. The acquisition reportedly cost Microsoft 0 million, falling short of the previously estimated price tag of $320 million. Adallom also sells a cloud auditing service that continually monitors cloud apps in order to pinpoint and prevent suspicious behavior. The company’s commercial cloud revenue…

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Recovering the Active Directory Domain Services – Best practices for AD administration. Part 3

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September 4, 2015

Recovering the Active Directory Domain Services – Best practices for AD administration. Part 3   From: Official Blog – Veeam Software   Introduction This blogpost is the third in a three-part series on AD (Active Directory) administration best practices. Have you ever had the horrible realization that you just deleted the wrong computer account from the domain? Or have you ever reset a service-account password for a mission-critical application and…

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Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) – Best Practices for AD Administration. Part 2

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September 4, 2015

Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) – Best Practices for AD Administration. Part 2 From: Official Blog – Veeam Software Introduction In Part 1, Protecting the Active Directory Domain Services – Best Practices for AD administration, I focused on protection steps to protect your domain service locally. Unfortunately, most environments have multiple locations, otherwise known as ROBOs (Remote Office Branch Offices). Examples include remote, colocation and cloud data centers, retail stores, satellite offices,…

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New release: Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, our free gift to the IT community

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September 3, 2015

New release: Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, our free gift to the IT community From: Official Blog – Veeam Software Veeam® recently announced the Veeam® FastSCP™ for Microsoft Azure beta at Microsoft Ignite. This new release is a standalone tool that lets you copy your files securely onsite to Microsoft Azure VMs (virtual machines) and from Microsoft Azure VMs to your on-site location. Hybrid cloud models are becoming more and more important and…

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Best Practices for AD administration: Part 1 – Protecting the Active Directory Domain Services

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September 3, 2015

Best Practices for AD administration: Part 1 – Protecting the Active Directory Domain Services From: Official Blog – Veeam Software   Introduction Every component of the Modern Data Center requires authentication of some form or fashion.  Microsoft’s Active Directory Services contains information about individual objects within the forest and stores the necessary information in a relational database (ntds.dit). Domain Controllers are the heads of the infrastructure that controls access to resources through…

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Microsoft Certifies Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals 10

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August 18, 2015

, Offering Complete Visibility and Diagnostics into Microsoft Azure Workloads Riverbed and Microsoft partnership offers customers immediate insight into the performance of their cloud-based applications San Francisco—July 16, 2015— Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Riverbed® SteelCentral™ AppInternals 10 is now Microsoft Azure Certified. SteelCentral AppInternals 10 provides the most complete, real-time analytics to improve performance, optimize user experience, and measure the business impact of…

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Dell OnDemand Migration for Email Part 3

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August 6, 2015

Dell OnDemand Migration for Email Part 3 Options The option setting is where this product does a good job. Since I did not know when the acquired company started using Office 365 and I didn’t know the exact date we were going to finalize the migration I did a N+30 approach. My date range was from 1/1/1990 to 7/1/2015, this gave me the bulk of their email. Some things to…

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Dell OnDemand Migration for Email Part 2

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August 5, 2015

Dell OnDemand Migration for Email Part 2   Connection & Mailboxes In this post we will look at the Connection & Mailboxe settings. This section is critical because Dell does not document Best Practice. In my case I need to bring 60 mailboxes from Office 365 to 2010 On Premise environment. Why would I go from O365 to On-Prem you ask! One word “Acquisitions “, my company purchased a acquired…

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Dell OnDemand Migration for Email

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August 4, 2015

OnDemand Migration for Email – Dell   Over then next few days I will writing about my experience with Dell’s OnDemand Migration for Email. The series will be broken up by the steps of the migration tool.   Connection Mailboxes Options Migrate Logs Reports To begin you can run a 30 day demo of the OnDemand Migration for Email for free, it will sync only 20 email messages. If you…

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Rackspace to roll out Azure as managed service

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July 17, 2015

Rackspace to roll out Azure as managed service   Customers can run Azure public cloud alongside Rackspace’s private offering Rackspace is set to provide Microsoft Azure as a managed service, taking the weight off customers who want to use the public cloud. The firm said its latest offering comes in response to user demand, and allows customers to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, mixing Azure with Rackspace’s own private cloud…

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