Cloud Computing


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.

Microsoft Acquires Hybrid Cloud Storage Firm Avere

Microsoft on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Avere Systems, a 10-year-old provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

Considering CSP? Here Are Some Things Microsoft Won't Tell You

Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program is growing rapidly, and that means growing pains. Potential CSPs should learn about some of the program's current challenges before making the leap.

Oracle To Buy Cloud Platform Aconex for $1.2 Billion

Oracle is expected to acquire Aconex, a provider of cloud-based collaboration solutions for the construction industry, for $1.2 billion U.S. or $7.80 per share.

Study: Organizations Save Less with 'Direct Match' Cloud Migrations

Businesses that migrate their on-premises workloads to the cloud using a "direct match" method are missing out on significant cost savings, according to a recent study by Microsoft Azure migration partner TSO Logic.

Microsoft Readies Azure VM Migration Tool for First Half of 2018

Microsoft is slated to release a new "Azure Migrate" solution within the next six months, a company executive said in a recent presentation.

Microsoft's Menu of Indirect CSP Partners Gets Bigger

In the last few years, the number of Cloud Solution Provider Indirect Providers operating in the United States has jumped from just five to more than 14. Indirect Resellers have lots of choices, ranging from distys to LSPs to cloud distys to CSP specialists.

Microsoft Expands Azure Compute Offerings with Two New VM Types

Microsoft added two new virtual machine (VM) families to its lineup of Azure compute options this month: the lower-cost B-Series and the memory-intensive M-Series.

Global Server Sales Up 16 Percent on Strength of Cloud Demand

Recent data from Gartner indicates that worldwide server revenue went up by 16 percent in the third quarter of this year.

Microsoft Spotlights Tools and Partner Solutions for Kubernetes on Azure

Microsoft highlighted its progress on the Kubernetes-on-Azure front this week at the KubeCon event in Austin, Texas.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Is Built. Will They Come?

Will Azure Stack appliances become pervasive in datacenters and develop a considerable global footprint in existing hosting facilities?

Microsoft Helps OneDrive End Users Work with Sync Client

Microsoft is offering some help to users of its OneDrive Sync Client in the form of new tutorials.

Microsoft's Channel Finds Its Place in the Expanding Azure Ecosystem

As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform. We take a look at the opportunities for partners to offer Azure-based services.

AWS Tweaks Its Partner Program, Adds Marketplace Perks

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled some programmatic changes to its partner structure during its AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas.

Box Brings Its Content Management Platform to Azure

Microsoft and Box hit another milestone in their partnership recently with the availability of the Box collaboration and enterprise content management (ECM) service on Microsoft's Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

In a deal announced this week, Microsoft and SAP said they will work together to optimize SAP's cloud and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for Microsoft's Azure platform.