Cloud Computing


Microsoft Previews New Azure Security Services

In a move aimed at reassuring organizations wary of placing their data and code on outside infrastructure, Microsoft this week released previews of two new Azure security solutions.

Report: Pace of New Cloud Tech a Top Worry for Execs

Over 90 percent of IT pros and executives are worried about the rate of innovation among the top cloud providers and their ability to keep pace with it.

Rackspace Shakes Up Managed Services with Datapipe Acquisition

In a move that combines two major providers of managed hosting and cloud services, Rackspace this week announced it is acquiring rival Datapipe in its biggest acquisition to date.

Microsoft Releases Azure App Service on Linux

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of the Azure App Service on Linux, adding infrastructure support for Linux Web and mobile application developers.

Microsoft Adds Virtual Network Support to Azure AD

Microsoft has launched a public preview of a new capability within Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services that adds support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

VMware Touts Multicloud Focus at VMworld

VMware kicked off its annual VMworld conference this week with a multicloud vision that's nevertheless heavy on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Replaces Premier Support Program with 'Unified Support'

Microsoft has launched a new technical support program called "Microsoft Unified Support," its replacement for the current Premier Support program.

Microsoft Unwraps New Management Features for Azure

Microsoft recently announced several Azure management capabilities related to Azure Log Analytics, Azure Network Watcher, Azure Monitor and Azure Blob Storage.

Google Courts Orgs with Chrome Enterprise, VMware Pact

In an effort to drive business adoption of its cloud-based Chrome platform, Google this week unveiled a new edition of its Chrome OS operating system for enterprises.

Microsoft Previews Just-in-Time VM Access, Other Azure Tools

Microsoft this week spotlighted some new Azure security and management tools that are currently in preview.

Microsoft's Next Serverless Computing Bid: Azure Event Grid

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of a new service called Azure Event Grid, touting it as the next piece of its serverless computing platform.

Microsoft Gets HPC Boost with Cycle Computing Buy

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Cycle Computing, a provider of solutions for managing large workloads in the public cloud, as well as in hybrid and on-premises datacenter infrastructures.

Microsoft Adds Auto-Remediation to SaaS Security Tool

Microsoft this week announced the addition of an auto-remediation capability to its Cloud App Security service, enabling administrators to compel user log-ins and invalidate user sessions in response to certain kinds of security threats.

Report Finds Where Partners Are Falling Short in Cloud

Most partners are not investing enough resources to take full advantage of the cloud opportunity, despite owing an ever-growing proportion of their revenues to cloud-based sales.

How To Win at Cloud Hosting in a Microsoft-AWS-Google World

Done right, hosting can be very profitable for partners, but it's hard to compete with the mega-vendors without taking a co-location approach.

Microsoft Readying Azure AD Sign-In Changes

Microsoft is changing up how users sign in to Azure Active Directory (AD) and their Microsoft accounts.

Microsoft Aims To Eliminate the Middleman with Blockchain

Microsoft is aggressively building out blockchain services in Azure with help from financial, traditional and ISV partners.

Analyst Gives Tips for Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls in Microsoft's Cloud

To sidestep potential compliance issues associated with Microsoft's cloud services, an analysts suggests organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should negotiate protections or special discounts upfront.

Microsoft Debuts On-Demand Azure Container Service

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of its new Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, enabling Azure customers to deploy containers on the fly.

Microsoft Tops Forecasts on Strong Cloud Growth

Strong Azure revenue growth once again helped Microsoft post a strong quarter, as the company beat analyst forecasts during Q4 of its 2017 fiscal year.

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