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When it comes to manufacturing and utilities, legacy applications have considerable sticking power. For example, a substantial number of manufacturers are still using legacy SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems. These legacy systems are unable to keep up with the speed demanded by information technology in the era of industry 4.0 – and they’re also dramatically vulnerable to cyberattacks. A recent survey by Kasperksy labs shows that almost 43% of industrial control systems (ICS, of which SCADA is a subset) were attacked or infected by malware last year.
Most business solutions are migrating to the cloud due to the flexibility, scalability, and cost-saving features. However, while moving to the cloud, data, systems, and services can be exposed to serious security and compliance challenges.
When moving data to the cloud, it is necessary to ensure that your information and data remain compliant with the laws and regulations of your industry.
Technology and businesses are increasingly moving to the cloud. However, certain conditions (such as security concerns, regulatory issues, or abnormal workflows of data) prevent complete public cloud adoption for some businesses. For these businesses, the solution can be the hybrid cloud model, which provides the rapid provisioning of resources on a billing/usage basis (public cloud), while maintaining the speed, reliability, and agility of an on-premises solution (private cloud).
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a fully managed, elastic data warehouse-as-a-service for processing enterprise workloads.
The process of loading data into a traditional data warehouse typically follows the pattern of Extracting, Transforming, and Loading (ETL). Most businesses use a dedicated server to perform these operations.
However, with MPP architecture and the ability to load data fast, the new standard is becoming Extract, Load, and Transform or ELT.
The “Cloud” is surrounded with so much marketing hype we may rightly expect to be awestruck when we come into contact with it. In reality, the cloud is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives in ways that probably go unnoticed. If you are unsure what a cloud app is, check out our previous post: What is a Cloud App.
Much of the buzz surrounding all things “tech” now revolves around a single word: “Cloud.” The “Cloud” is everywhere. The “Cloud” is all-knowing. The “Cloud” is curing the diseases that science did not even know existed. “Cloud Cloud Cloud!”
The “Cloud” is surrounded with so much marketing hype we may rightly expect to be awestruck when we come into contact with it. In reality, the cloud is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives in ways that probably go unnoticed.
As the technology demands of today's business environments expand, protecting both virtual and physical assets becomes an increasingly complex matter. As such, multiple disaster recovery solutions are often required to address the entire technology infrastructure.
However, this added complexity adds cost and creates doubt as to whether the DR solutions will actually work as intended when everything "hits the fan."
Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) eliminates the complexity and offers a comprehensive disaster recovery solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and physical servers to analyze, manage, and protect your business.