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Wanted to share a managing directors perspective….happy to share and hear from others!….12/11/2019 23:02
- Having tried some of the new Azure migrate functionality with our clients, I’m interested to see if anyone else in my network has tried the new Server Assessment and Migration Capabilities?
Microsoft have definitely been working hard on integrating some great features of Movere’s innovative discovery and assessment tool…. click for more!12/11/2019 21:54
Just when you thought one public cloud was enough… click for more!12/11/2019 21:16
Isn’t Azure Front Door service amazing, read more….12/11/2019 10:39
We have further strengthened our relationship with our Housing Sector client Trent and Dove Housing by providing 24/7/365 hybrid cloud proactive Service Operations support. … click to read more!06/11/2019 11:02
Calling our Manchester community. Join us on the 6th of November for our SODA Social event titled, ‘Hybrid Cloud, Best of Both Worlds?’ As IT infrastructures approach the end of their useful life, IT decision makers….. click to read more!15/10/2019 15:20
The shift from manual infrastructure deployment to hybrid cloud deployments using Infrastructure as code (IaC) is becoming the next big thing as manual deployments are….click to read more!10/10/2019 16:13
Our clients and potential future clients are often interested in the use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to improve their current levels of disaster protection. ASR is one of the many services waiting to be consumed if and when needed, and provides the backbone of a very well rounded and capable DR solution with the following core elements…… click to read more!10/10/2019 11:29
On September 30th Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Virtual Desktop hosted in Azure. Microsoft have created an extremely broad service and have01/10/2019 19:46
Has anyone tried the new version of Storage Explorer released this month?27/09/2019 09:37
Here’s a brief description of how to improve the security of your Windows 10 logins at the same time as improving the user experience……24/09/2019 18:02
Need to take the next step? Harness our experience and knowledge to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that meets the needs of your business whilst avoiding the cost and risk of ‘big bang’ infrastructure refreshes. Create the perfect infrastructure mix, to fully maximise the capabilities of……17/09/2019 13:37
We’ve released our first housing technology editorial on the topic of Hybrid Cloud adoption and how this can provide the best of both worlds without requiring a big bang transformation, and the resultant risks and negative impact. This article discusses …..17/09/2019 12:35
Disaster recovery is often a delicate topic within the IT services department, there are burdensome processes such as routine rehearsals, scripting of failovers and impact to operational systems to consider…..16/09/2019 11:46
Majors news regarding the new monthly payment option at no extra cost for Azure VM reserved instances!! Heard a whisper last week on this…..16/09/2019 09:29
We’ve gone public! Our first editorial on the popular Housing Technology Magazine is about to go live in the September issue, look out for our discussion about the various low risk and high return methods of adding public cloud services into your environment. We talk about the use case for disaster recovery and also DevTest labs and also how to seamlessly deliver legacy applications from your Azure environment into your on-premise IT infrastructure. We’ll post an update as soon as the issue is published. The Housing Technology magazine is free to subscribe to and can be accessed here: https://www.housing-technology.com/magazine/ Thanks The A4S Team!13/09/2019 17:54
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- Want to gain centralised control of your Thin Client estate utilising proprietary Microsoft technologies?
After numerous discussions with clients being tired of managing multiple deployment stacks, A4S Cloud Solutions has recently built a Thin Client image based on Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Enterprise platform….28/08/2019 10:46
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Join this invite only RingCentral webinar where our experts will give you an overview on the RingCentral Contact Centre offering, followed by a more detailed examination of how ‘Digital Customer Journeys’ are changing the way customers choose their suppliers.27/08/2019 14:38
Join this invite only RingCentral webinar where our experts will give you an overview on UCaaS, followed by a deep dive into how RingCentral’s vendor and application integrations can streamline and enhance your productivity.27/08/2019 14:12
A4S and RingCentral have partnered to deliver public sector companies the best Office 365 and cloud based unified communications and contact centre solution possible.27/08/2019 14:03
- Life just got easier, secure and load balance your web services with Azure Front Door and Web Application Firewall policies.
Just wanted to share this great new feature of Azure as we recently completed a project to globally load-balance and…13/08/2019 17:07
As avid readers we do enjoy reviewing reports on the industry in relation to the practice is disaster recovery. Reading the below introduction and the linked reports evidences that frequent disaster recovery drills are not yet common enough…..07/08/2019 22:12
Trent and Dove Housing (TDH) needed to deploy their new Accuserve solution into Azure whilst ensuring the application was seamlessly integrated into their on-premise virtual desktop environment. A4S worked closely with the client to successfully design, build and service transition the solution. From the clients perspective; the fact that Accuserv is hosted in Azure is completely transparent, due to the clever use of application delivery technologies, wide area networking, single sign on and Active Directory configuration. A4S are housing sector specialists when it comes to migrating services such as Accuserv, Orchard and Biztalk into cloud platforms, this requires detailed analysis of the existing application and infrastructure estate to ensure any new solution perfectly integrates and provides an amazing end user experience. Get in touch if you need assistance. The A4S Team.07/08/2019 11:24
Today we successfully migrated Your Housing Groups’ instance of Orchard into Azure, following extensive redevelopment of the client’s Biztalk and Accuserv interfacing using tool sets such as DFS-N, Server 2016 and custom PowerShell scripting. This activity is to meet the client’s disaster recovery needs, and provides confidence in our approach to this complex requirement. This achievement has been the result of several months of work which have been spent auditing, redesigning and re-implementing the client’s complex application environment which includes many systems such as Biztalk, Accuserve, eFinance and much more to ensure complex business functions that depend on the continued integration with Dynamics 365 continue to function. A4S Cloud Solutions solution heavily leverages Azure Site Recovery and the flexibly compute and network capabilities of Azure, application provision us maintained through a fully resilient RDS 2016 environment that utilises Azure Load Balancers and Azure SQL. This has been a joint effort with significant joint resource commitment to achieve this exciting goal. We continue to work closely with Your Housing Group to migrate many more systems into Azure so that in the event of a disaster their critical functions continue to operate. Next…. bring on Biztalk and Accuserve (although we’re cheating somewhat due to already delivering Accuserve into Azure for Trent and Dove Housing).07/08/2019 10:20
Azure4Sure has taken the step towards a cross the board re-brand to ensure it’s alignment with the companies cloud agnostic approach and future roadmap. The new site can be viewed at: https://a4scloud.solutions The strategic approach has been taken as we can now offer AWS consultancy, professional services and billing through our partnership with Bytes.10/07/2019 12:20