Today we’re featuring a blog post from Jonny Chambers, Director of Cloud Strategy for Education at Microsoft, discussing new single sign on (SSO) service offering for Microsoft Office 365: ADFS in Azure.
Taken from the blog:
“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 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 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.