Cloud Computing


Microsoft, Google Gaining on AWS, But Not Quickly Enough

As the current cloud field stands, leader Amazon Web Services may be ceding some market share to Azure and Google, but the challengers still have a lot of ground to make up.

Microsoft Resources Tout Hybrid Azure Scenarios

Microsoft this week put the spotlight on some resources for organizations that are looking to take a hybrid approach with their Azure deployments.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory B2B Service

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business-to-Business (B2B) service, which is typically used by organizations working with partners or other external parties needing resource access, became generally available on Wednesday.

Support Clock Winds Down for Azure AD Sync Tools

Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) and Azure AD Sync tools are set to lose support on Thursday, the company warned this week.

Microsoft Acquires Container Startup Deis

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has acquired Deis, a startup that provides training and tools related to Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system devised by Google.

Survey: Large Enterprises Favor Microsoft Azure over Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the dominant provider in the overall public cloud market, but new research suggests that it faces serious competition from Microsoft Azure in the enterprise space.

Microsoft Makes Azure Web Application Firewall Generally Available

Microsoft's new Web Application Firewall (WAF) option for its Azure Application Gateway is now out of preview.

OneDrive's Linux Problem with Slowness Gets a Fix

Linux users of OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now have some relief from an earlier issue that bogged down their access to Microsoft's cloud storage service.

Joint Microsoft-Ping Solution for Azure AD Nears Preview

Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity Solutions to create a more streamlined path for organizations seeking single sign-on access to header-based Web applications is bearing fruit.

Azure AD Data Protection Tool for SharePoint, OneDrive Hits Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option called "Limited Access to SharePoint and OneDrive."

Microsoft Gives Progress Report on 'Project Olympus'

Microsoft put the spotlight on its datacenter design effort called Project Olympus, including its partnerships with chip makers, during this week's Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit event.

Microsoft Releases Final Azure Stack Technical Preview

The third and final technical preview (TP) of Azure Stack, Microsoft's solution for organizations that want to run the Azure public cloud platform in private datacenters, is now available.

Azure AD Monitoring Features Hit Prime Time

A pair of Azure Active Directory monitoring capabilities are now out of the preview stage.

Veritas Outsources Cloud Archive Service to Microsoft Azure

As part of a multi-year cloud partnership with Microsoft, Veritas Software on Wednesday announced it is migrating its Enterprise Vault.cloud (EV.cloud ) data archiving service from its own managed datacenters to Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Brings Open Source Kubernetes to Azure Containers

Microsoft on Tuesday announced new support for Kubernetes, a Google-fostered open source technology, in its Azure Container Service.

Microsoft, AWS Move To Comply with Revamped EU Privacy Law

As they each expand their cloud footprints in Europe, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are touting their support for the European Union's newly revamped data privacy regulations.

Microsoft Adds Cisco To List of Azure Stack System Partners

Microsoft this week announced the addition of datacenter and networking giant Cisco to its list of approved hardware partners for the upcoming Azure Stack solution.

Microsoft Centralizes Mobile and Identity Management with EMS Upgrade

Microsoft is readying a new console for its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) service that aims to simplify tasks related to identity management and mobile device management (MDM).

Microsoft Rolls Out Patent Protections for Azure Users

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a new program called "Microsoft Azure IP Advantage" that aims to protect organizations using Azure services against against intellectual property (IP) claims.

AWS Keeps Cloud Lead Despite 'Strong Growth' by Microsoft

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the runaway leader of the public cloud market, recent gains by other vendors aside, according to a pair of recent studies.

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