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SADA Systems, Inc., a leading Microsoft Cloud Partner, has introduced a new single sign on, or SSO, service to the Microsoft Cloud: ADFS in Azure for Microsoft Office 365.
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) allows organizations to deliver a true Single Sign-On experience to their end-users for Office 365 and other cloud based applications. There are two common drawbacks to ADFS: Office 365 users are dependent on authentication using their corporate Active Directory in order to access Office 365 services, and organizations are required to introduce additional on-premise infrastructure to enable Single Sign On capabilities. If ADFS services are interrupted due to an ISP, power, or other outage, it could prevent end users from accessing email or other Office 365 services.
ADFS in Azure Video Demo is available here: http://sdrv.ms/12B0woZ
ADFS in Azure service bundles from SADA alleviate these dependencies by leveraging the high availability of Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service to deliver scalable, redundant, authentication services, with 99.95% uptime for our clients.
SADA’s ADFS in Azure solution gives our clients a modern server infrastructure using Windows Server 2012. ADFS in Azure also provides highly-available, geo redundant Active Directory and Directory Federation Services. Benefits to using ADFS in Azure include automated business continuity, high-availability and disaster recovery for identity services. All of this is packaged in a low-cost, easy-to-budget-for operational expense.
SADA is excited to be part of the evolution to an increasingly cloud-centric model, and is already working with several clients to implement this visionary, new cloud solution.
SADA Systems, Inc. is a privately-held global leader in cloud computing solutions and IT consulting, developing innovative business solutions by implementing leading edge technologies, processes and systems. SADA works closely with leaders in the cloud computing industry and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and finalist for the 2013 Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year award focused on creating tools, methodologies, change management, and business transformation strategies for your cloud initiatives. Visit us at www.sadasystems.com!