Cloud Computing


Azure VM Service Gets More Workload Options

Microsoft's Azure Virtual Machine (VM) service now has new size options for workloads that require isolated or GPU-optimized instances.

Microsoft Boosts Azure SQL Database Migration Features

Microsoft recently launched previews of new Azure SQL Database improvements that are aimed at helping organizations move their workloads into the Azure cloud from on-premises database management systems.

McAfee Extends Its Security Capabilities to Microsoft Azure

The list of major security players extending their offerings to protect Microsoft's cloud is growing.

Microsoft's VMware-to-Azure VM Migration Tool Goes Live

Organizations can now tap Microsoft's Azure Migrate tool to help migrate their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Microsoft Releases Azure ATP Security Service

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), its new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents.

Microsoft Launches Solution To Extend StorSimple Data to Azure

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" of StorSimple Data Manager, a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Microsoft Releases New Tools for Compliance, Information Protection

Microsoft 365 product licensees can now take advantage of Microsoft's Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner, both of which became generally available (GA) this week.

Study: Azure in 'Dead Heat' with AWS Among New Cloud Adopters

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform still has a lot of ground to make up before it can catch market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), but a recent report from RightScale Inc. bodes well for the challenger.

Azure Backup Improvements and ExpressRoute Monitoring Go Live

Microsoft greenlit various Azure services this month, including Azure ExpressRoute monitoring, additions to the Azure Storage service and Azure Backup service, and the Azure Redis Cache Geo-Replication service.

Microsoft's Active Directory Team Taps Blockchain for Identity Security

The Microsoft team responsible for Active Directory development has been ramping up its use of blockchain in a bid to improve digital identity security.

Symantec, Microsoft Partner on Azure and Office 365 Security

As part a collaboration with Microsoft announced Wednesday, Symantec is extending its Web Security Service to Office 365 and the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Taps FastTrack To Lure Box, Dropbox Users to OneDrive

Microsoft this week launched a OneDrive for Business switch deal in a bid to steal away customers from some of its biggest online storage competitors, as well as collaborators.

Report: Alibaba Giving Chase to Cloud Leaders AWS and Azure

Cloud upstart Alibaba is edging its way into the leader pack of the global cloud computing market, according to recently released data from Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft's Cloud Market Share Rising at Amazon's Expense

Microsoft's Azure public cloud platform is making some inroads against market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to new research.

Microsoft Cuts Azure Support Costs and Response Times

Microsoft is positioning its Azure support services to be more comparable to Amazon Web Services (AWS), lowering plan costs and improving "critical" case response times.

Microsoft Gives OneDrive Users 30-Day Recovery Window

Microsoft this week rolled out multiple Office 365 enhancements, including a new Files Restore feature for OneDrive for Business, the company's business-focused cloud storage service.

Microsoft Extends Patent Protections to Azure Stack Users

Microsoft this week announced an extension of its intellectual property (IP) indemnification program in a bid to cover users of its Azure Stack appliances, in addition to Azure cloud customers.

Microsoft Launches Accelerated Networking for Azure VMs

Microsoft's Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines (VMs) is now production-ready.

Cloud Growth Not Enough To Unseat Traditional IT Market

Newly released data from Synergy Research Group indicates that cloud computing still trails the traditional enterprise hardware market, despite growing faster any other IT category in 2017.

VMware Thaws on Microsoft's Azure Virtualization Solution

VMware appears to have reached a détente with Microsoft regarding the latter's emerging VMware virtualization on Azure solution.

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