Microsoft Azure


Leveraging Azure for Disaster Recovery & Cold Storage

Disaster Recovery (DR) has long been a difficult challenge in any data center. Historically, the options have been manual processes, or, automated processes that have typically placed expensive constraints on the limited supply of resources available in the organization. The most common approach we've seen is a set of libraries backing up volumes […]


Azure Testing & Debugging Case Study | Save Money

Recently our team was preparing for the first launch of a massive operations focused application. The team had run all of the basic load & performance testing required to meet our contractual obligations. The app was in a temporary code freeze – hot fix only time. PMs & Scrum Masters […]


Load Performance Testing with Azure

Azure load and performance testing is something we know a lot about.  Recently we engaged in load and performance testing a custom web application that we developed for an Oakwood client. We were encouraged by the strength and depth of the testing tool within the Visual Studio environment. Azure Load and […]


Azure PaaS Instance Monitoring

Want to learn more about the Azure Monitoring Management Pack?  Need to monitor a PaaS instance in Windows Azure through SCOM?  This can be accomplished with the Azure Monitoring Management Pack. This gives you basic availability monitoring for your PaaS instances and the ability to swap VIPs via the SCOM console. […]


Microsoft Azure Benefits With Session Management

A lot has been publicized about Microsoft Azure benefits.  And for good reason.  Often I hear that people looking to start using Azure services begin by researching the impact this decision will have on the architecture of a project.  While the research will involve gaining a better understanding Azure as […]


Microsoft Azure Managed Services

A majority of businesses are considering leveraging the cloud to get their business done, and get it done at levels of efficiency never before possible. But the concept of the cloud still instills fear and concerns across all levels of the business. Welcome to Microsoft Azure “Security’s the biggest blocker […]


The Benefits of Microsoft Azure

The concept of the cloud and Azure security questions are things that we deal with daily.  We still see fear and concerns across all levels of the business. Security’s the biggest blocker not just for Azure adoption but for cloud adoption.  Things are changing.  More companies are making the move […]


Microsoft and Its Partners Continue to Lead in the Cloud

Whether you’re looking at Microsoft’s industry-leading Office 365 services or at their Azure cloud solutions, Microsoft keeps pushing ahead … and is often leading the pack.  Microsoft Partners, including Oakwood, are leveraging Microsoft's services to deliver ever-improving solutions to customers. Gartner Release In January, Gartner released a summary of 40+ […]