Tag Archives: Azure

Azure Stack and Comparisons with Eucalyptus

Microsoft’s Azure Stack is another cloud provider move to validate the hybrid cloud.But will it succeed? InformationWeek: Cloud

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Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless events

Microsoft’s Event Grid is an important addition to Microsoft’s serverless options, providing the back end needed to build distributed applications that can work at scale, with minimal management and orchestration. It brings to Microsoft’s serverless tools an event routing fabric … Continue reading

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What is Microsoft Azure Stack? | Tech Talk Ep 1

Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s upcoming private cloud offering, Azure Stack, as editors discuss its expected benefits and drawbacks. Computerworld Cloud Computing

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Azure Container Instances: No Kubernetes required

Microsoft has introduced a new container service, Azure Container Instances (ACI), that is intended to provide a more lightweight and granular way to run containerized applications than its Azure Container Service (ACS). ACI runs individual containers that you can configure … Continue reading

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What is Microsoft Azure Stack? | Tech Talk Ep 1

Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s upcoming private cloud offering, Azure Stack, as editors discuss its expected benefits and drawbacks. Network World Cloud Computing

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Azure Stack: Microsoft’s private-cloud platform and what IT pros need to know about it

Microsoft’s release of Azure Stack, an on-premises version of its public cloud, could be important for networking and data center pros for one simple reason: It gives customers a way to use a popular and familiar cloud platform without shipping … Continue reading

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Microsoft introduces Azure Stack, its answer to OpenStack

Microsoft has taken the wraps off Azure Stack, its take on hybrid cloud infrastructure and response to the popular OpenStack open-source cloud computing package. Azure Stack will begin shipping in September. Azure Stack was originally designed as a software-only product, … Continue reading

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Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has consolidated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite of products under its Azure portal, combining its Intune mobile application management tools and its Azure Active Directory (AD) and Information Protection under a single console. The move offers a … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Azure Stack and the role of context

There were dozens of announcements at Microsoft’s Build conference last week, but perhaps one caused the most angst among the cloud cognoscenti. I’m referring to the upcoming general availability of Azure Stack. Microsoft’s offering will let organizations leverage the Azure … Continue reading

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Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

One of the most common use cases for public IaaS cloud computing is storage and that’s for good reason: Instead of buying hardware and managing it, users simply upload data to the cloud and pay for how much they put … Continue reading

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Azure Stack’s third technical preview arrives

Azure Stack, Microsoft’s hybrid cloud system, is getting close to release. On Wednesday, the tech giant unveiled the third major public beta for customers that want to test it out. The new release brings a handful of additional capabilities for … Continue reading

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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

Microsoft wants to help its cloud customers feel better protected from intellectual property lawsuit threats. To that end, the company is launching a new feature that’s designed to give them additional shielding. The Azure IP Advantage program (the IP stands … Continue reading

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Microsoft drops pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Microsoft is shifting its licensing for its Azure cloud service, eliminating the pay-as-you-go option for new Azure customers using MPSA (Microsoft Products and Services Agreement) as of Feb. 1. Instead, they will be steered toward the company’s CSP (Cloud Solution … Continue reading

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Microsoft brings F# to Jupyter Notebooks on Azure

Microsoft’s Azure Notebooks cloud service is adding support for F#, the Microsoft-developed “functional-first” language. Azure Notebooks, a free service for sharing documents that contain live code and equations, features the Jupyter Notebook web application and is geared to data analysis … Continue reading

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Azure October Roundup: Price drops, data analysis, and more

Put away the Halloween candy, and dust off your stuffed turkeys, folks. October is long gone, as are a fresh set of announcements from Microsoft about changes to its Azure cloud platform. Here’s the important news you might have missed. … Continue reading

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Kubernetes comes to Azure Container Service at last

When Microsoft launched Azure Container Service back in April, it aimed to provide a place in Azure for those running container workloads with either Docker Swarm or Mesosphere DCOS. One major feature Azure Container Service has lacked is support for … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Azure Stack TP2 Further Strengthens the Hybrid Azure Public / On-prem Environment

Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 (TP2) was announced at the Microsoft Ignite Conference at the end of September (2016), a MAJOR update from the TP1 release earlier this year focusing on extending the features and capabilities of Azure Stack as … Continue reading

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Azure Service Fabric enters public beta for Linux workloads

Developers who want help running Linux- and Java-based microservice applications will have a new Microsoft service to take for a spin.  Microsoft announced Tuesday that it’s launching the public beta of Service Fabric support for running applications on the popular … Continue reading

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Azure August Roundup: New high-performance compute instances and more

August was a slow month for tech news, but Microsoft continued to update its Azure cloud platform with a variety of new features, including a new type of instance for high-performance computing. Here’s the breakdown of all the features you … Continue reading

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Here’s why Azure Stack will only run on certain hardware

Microsoft made a divisive announcement last month when it revealed that Azure Stack will be delayed until the middle of next year and that the private cloud software will only run on a set of integrated hardware systems rather than a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing’s Cloud Business

Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Samsung’s Joyent buy is a swipe at AWS and Microsoft Azure

The Internet of Things is as much about computing as it is about the “things” themselves, and that’s why Samsung Electronics is buying Joyent. At first glance, a maker of smartphones, home appliances and wearables doesn’t seem like it would … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Launches On Azure Worldwide

Microsoft officially launches the next generation of Dynamics AX, a cloud-first service built for Azure. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

Microsoft has enhanced the holistic agile security platform it touted last November with integrated insights obtained from the company’s intelligent security graph and tighter collaboration with industry partners. The changes highlight Microsoft’s current approach to enterprise security, which focuses on … Continue reading

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Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

Microsoft has enhanced the holistic agile security platform it touted last November with integrated insights obtained from the company’s intelligent security graph and tighter collaboration with industry partners. The changes highlight Microsoft’s current approach to enterprise security, which focuses on … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Azure Stack beta gets new services and DevOps tools

People testing out the public beta of Microsoft’s Azure Stack private cloud system have some new platform services and DevOps tools to play with less than two weeks after it initially launched.  Starting Monday, users can download a beta version … Continue reading

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SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup

This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Why Microsoft’s private Azure cloud will fail

Microsoft released the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform last week. This product will allow customers to incorporate features from the Azure public cloud with their own data centers. Why would you want to do that? … Continue reading

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Microsoft will cut some Azure compute prices

Good news for businesses using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform: their infrastructure bills may be shrinking come February. Microsoft announced that it will be permanently reducing the prices for its Dv2 compute instances by up to 17 percent next month, depending … Continue reading

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Microsoft to cut some Azure computing prices

Good news for businesses using Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform: their infrastructure bills may be shrinking come February. Microsoft announced that it will be permanently reducing the prices for its Dv2 compute instances by up to 17 percent next month, depending … Continue reading

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