Cloud Computing


Datto's Disaster Recovery Product for Azure MSPs Hits the Market

Disaster recovery specialist Datto has launched a new product to help Microsoft Azure MSPs protect customers' data against security breaches, ransomware and outages.

As SMBs Drive a Cloud Surge, Partners Must Turn to Automation to Support It

As the world shut down last year, business at SkyKick -- a 100 percent partner-focused company providing cloud automation and management tools -- boomed.

Microsoft Goes Live with 'Top Secret' Azure Cloud for Feds

Azure Government Top Secret, Microsoft's cloud offering for U.S. government agencies and their solution providers, is now generally available.

Azure-Native Sippio Partners with Cloud Master Agent Jenne

Sippio, provider of a 100 percent Azure-native cloud platform for Microsoft Teams, announced a partnership with value-added distributor and cloud master agent Jenne Inc.

Azure Healthcare APIs Previewed for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Service

Microsoft is bolstering data integration support for its Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare service with revamped APIs at the preview stage.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 365, Its New Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

Windows 365 is now available for use by organizations in production environments, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Partner Nerdio Talks Windows 365 and Cloud PC

Microsoft's upcoming desktop-as-a-service offering is "nothing but opportunity" for partners, according to Vadim Vladimirskiy, Nerdio's founder and CEO.

Microsoft Announces Positive Q4 Revenue Results of $46.2B

Microsoft on Tuesday reported $46.2 billion in total revenue during its fiscal-year 2021 Q4 period, up 21% from the same quarter last year.

Microsoft Acquires Startup Company CloudKnox Security

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CloudKnox Security is getting acquired by Microsoft, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Azure Partner News Roundup: What Was Announced at Microsoft Inspire

The two-day Microsoft Inspire partner conference, online for the second year in a row, kicked off Wednesday with, unsurprisingly, myriad partner announcements.

Windows 365, with Cloud PC Support, To Be Released in August

Hitting general availability on Aug. 2 "to organizations of all sizes" is Windows 365, a new Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service for business users.

Microsoft Acquires SaaS Security Firm RiskIQ

In a move aimed at strengthening its cyberthreat protection capabilities, Microsoft this week announced it it is acquiring San Francisco-based RiskIQ.

Microsoft Tests Giving MSPs 'Just-in-Time' Access for Azure Lighthouse

Azure Lighthouse has a new feature in preview that potentially adds to the trust relationship between MSPs and their customers.

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Azure Private Multi-Access Edge Compute Promises Private 5G Support

Microsoft last week disclosed new Azure services, bolstered by partners, to support enterprises tapping private 5G networks and edge computing services.

Microsoft Shuttering Cloudyn Service on June 30

Microsoft will retire Cloudyn, its cloud cost management product, at the end of this month in favor of the Azure Cost Management and Billing solution.

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Microsoft Stresses WVD's Cloud Ties with Azure-Focused Rebrand

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is now called Azure Virtual Desktop, to indicate that it is becoming "a flexible cloud VDI platform for nearly any use case."

Microsoft Acquires IoT Security Firm with Roots in NSA

Microsoft this week said it is acquiring IoT security provider ReFirm Labs, which was founded by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hackers.

Microsoft Opens Azure Sentinel Marketplace for Partner Solutions

Microsoft recently announced preview releases of several Azure Sentinel improvements, including connectors for partner solutions within Azure Sentinel.

With Hybrid Networks on Rise, Microsoft Touts Zero Trust Security

Hybrid networks, which combine use of cloud services with on-premises software, require a "zero trust" security approach, Microsoft said this week.

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Darktrace Deal To Bring AI Security to Microsoft Products

Microsoft and security solutions firm Darktrace plan to integrate the latter's AI products with Microsoft Azure, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.