Cloud Computing


Microsoft, VMware Spar over 'Bare Metal' Azure Virtualization Solution

Microsoft's announcement this month of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Microsoft Azure hardware appears to have raised VMware's hackles.

McAfee Joins CASB Fray with Skyhigh Acquisition

In a bid to fill a void in its security portfolio, McAfee on Monday announced its plan to acquire leading cloud access security broker (CASB) Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Databricks

Microsoft this week unveiled a new service that integrates its Azure platform with a globally distributed streaming analytics solution.

Microsoft Shares Stats on How Orgs Use Azure AD

Microsoft this week shared some insight into how businesses are using its Azure Active Directory (AD) service.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure ExpressRoute Monitoring

Microsoft's new monitoring capability for Azure ExpressRoute, a high-bandwidth, low-latency service for establishing private Internet connections to Azure services, is now in preview.

Microsoft's 'Project Olympus' Hyperscale Spec Now Production-Ready

Hardware vendors are now implementing Microsoft's "Project Olympus" datacenter specification, the company announced this week.

AWS Withstands Cloud Surge by Rivals Microsoft, Google

Despite recording significant increases in their latest earnings reports, neither Microsoft nor Google managed to put a significant dent in Amazon's lead in the cloud infrastructure services market.

Microsoft CSPs Expecting Less Conflict, More Azure Consumption

A newly refocused Cloud Solution Provider program is giving partners hope for better relationships with Microsoft field reps.

Microsoft Earnings Top Expectations as Cloud Exceeds Goals

Microsoft's new fiscal year got off to a much better start than expected, with the company reporting $24.5 billion in revenues for its first FY18 quarter, more than $1 billion higher than analysts had forecast.

Google and Cisco Target Microsoft Azure Stack with Hybrid Cloud Play

Google is partnering with Cisco on a hybrid cloud effort that will enable workloads to run on Cisco's UCS hyperconverged infrastructure hardware and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Rolls Out New Azure Container Products

Microsoft this week unveiled new container management services for its Azure cloud, including those aimed at the Kubernetes open source container orchestration solution.

Microsoft Brings Supercomputing to Azure with Cray Deal

A strategic partnership announced Monday between Microsoft and Cray will bring the latter's supercomputing capabilities to the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Approves Azure Stack for Intel 'Purley' Processors

Microsoft has opened the door for enterprises and service providers to run Azure Stack at much greater scale.

Microsoft Azure Tapped To Run Symantec's Norton Line

Security software provider Symantec Corp. is using Microsoft's Azure infrastructure to support its Norton line of consumer security products.

U.S. Supreme Court To Review Microsoft's Dublin Datacenter Case

The years-long dispute over whether Microsoft must submit to government requests for data stored in an offshore datacenter is going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Azure AD Access Control Features Reach Preview

Microsoft recently released previews of three new Azure Active Directory (AD) features that are designed to control access to network resources.

Microsoft, NetApp Partner To Bring NFS to Azure

An Azure-native enterprise version of NetApp's Network File System (NFS) will be ready for public preview in early 2018, part of an ongoing partnership between Microsoft and NetApp.

Microsoft Unveils 'Azure Data Box' for Heavy-Duty Data Transfers

On the heels of rivals Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft is developing an appliance to physically transfer large volumes of data from customer environments to its cloud.

Microsoft Readies New Feature in Cloud App Security Product

A preview of the updated Cloud App Security solution from Microsoft is expected this month, featuring a new capability that adds conditional access protections to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

Azure Stack Shipments Begin, While Azure Portal Gets a Boost

The first Azure Stack appliances are now shipping from OEMs like Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo, Microsoft announced at its Ignite conference on Monday.