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Deft was hybrid before it was trendy

Deft has been around long enough to know that embracing nuance is usually the way to go. We’ll support you through hyperscale bursts, repatriation moves, and everything in between. 

How to run a DDoS risk assessment for your business

When running a DDoS risk assessment, the first step is setting the likelihood of an attack somewhere around 100%.  DDoS attacks — targeted floods of traffic attempting to overwhelm servers — are an inevitable part of being connected to the internet. The tools...

VPN vs VDI: The best security and access for remote workers

Plenty of our clients use a combination of VPN and VDI access, switching based on tasks and roles. It would be nice to have blanket advice to offer everyone. Like everything else when it comes to infrastructure, however, the best choice depends entirely on your specific situation.

We stand with Ukraine

We do not currently have customers in Russia and do not plan to do business with any. Deft stands with Ukraine.

Azure cost optimization best practices take mindset shifts

Azure cost optimization best practices are less of a checklist and more of a series of evolving choices. Moving from on-prem systems to the cloud — even refactoring to more cloud-native architecture — requires your team to make a few shifts in how you think about your...

Azure cost management depends on governance and transparency

The biggest threat to Azure cost management doesn’t have to be service spikes or secret charges. Shortcuts and complacency are more than enough to send bills spiraling out of control.  The solution is twofold: Create clear governance structures to keep cloud costs...

The pitfalls of Azure cost optimization, and avoiding them

Managing Azure cost optimization is all about balance. Security, scalability and efficiency, none of these can be compromised. At the same time, they can all span the range of affordable to astronomically expensive. Paying more doesn’t necessarily mean getting more...

The downside of scaling up

The ability to quickly and easily provision resources (either automatically or manually) in the cloud is one of the most famous cloud benefits. People often leverage this ability to address performance issues or sudden increases in demand reactively. But this...

Get your 2021 IT budget right

Follow these recommended steps to get your tech budget right in 2021. Start by looking at your existing IT spend, line-item by line-item.

Chicago colocation pricing — how to avoid the hidden fees

Chicago colocation seems simple. Power. Space. Cooling. Connectivity. Support. You pay for each one based on your needs, and in turn, Chicago colocation providers deliver everything you need to run your critical IT infrastructure. When you start to dig into the each...


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