Cloud Computing

With CPS, Microsoft Tests Demand for Cloud-in-a-Box

Microsoft's new CPS Standard systems will likely test the mood among partners and organizations for turnkey on-premises Azure appliances.

Azure Portal Management Solution Hits General Availability

Microsoft's Azure Portal solution, which is used to manage various Azure resources, reached the general availability (GA) stage this week.

Microsoft Azure Container Service Hits Preview Stage

Microsoft on Wednesday released its Azure Container Service to public preview.

Microsoft Aims New PowerApps Tools at Businesses

Microsoft took the wraps off its new Azure-based PowerApps development tools at this week's Convergence EMEA conference in Barcelona, Spain.

HP Launches Its Own Microsoft Azure Appliance

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Tuesday unveiled the HPE Hyper-Converged 250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard, a converged rack-mountable system designed to run Microsoft Azure within the datacenter.

HP Taps Microsoft as 'Preferred' Public Cloud Partner

With the shut down of its own public cloud service imminent, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is betting big on Microsoft Azure.

Google Taps Former VMware Chief To Head Cloud Unit

Diane Greene, co-founder of VMware and its former president and CEO, has just accepted a new post at Google.

Microsoft Signals Expansion of Cloud Footprint in Europe

Microsoft indicated this week that it plans to expand its datacenter capacity for delivering services in both the United Kingdom and Germany.

Microsoft Acquires Another Cloud Security Company

Microsoft is acquiring Secure Islands Technology Ltd., an Israel-based provider of solutions to protect enterprise cloud data.

Microsoft, Red Hat Collaborate To Put Linux on Azure

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a partnership with leading Linux provider Red Hat, signaling a major advancement of its relationship with the open source community.

Microsoft Azure Resource Health Service Hits Preview

Microsoft's new Azure Resource Health service, which shows healthy and unhealthy resources in an organization's Azure subscription, is now available in preview.

Microsoft, Others Eyeing Cloud-Based ID Management

The burgeoning "ID Management as a Service" market represents an important opportunity for IT solutions providers.

HP Pulls Plug on Its Public Cloud Business

On the eve of its planned split into two independent companies, Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday announced that it was shuttering its public cloud business.

Dell Joins Microsoft CSP Wagon and Unveils New Azure Appliance

Dell on Wednesday announced it is joining the fast-growing Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, as well as unveiled an expansion of its year-old Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS).

Google Incents Partners To Nab Office 365 Customers

Google is calling on its 13,000 partners to convince midsized enterprises to give Google Apps a try.

Microsoft Unveils Azure AD Domain Services

Microsoft rolled out previews of its Azure Active Directory products this week, including the completely new "Azure AD Domain Services."

Microsoft Launches 'Project Venus' To Boost Azure Backup

Organizations can now use Microsoft's Azure Backup service to back up Hyper-V virtual machines, as well as the files and folders of some of Microsoft's flagship servers.

Q&A with Microsoft's John Case: All About the CSP

Microsoft's top Office executive and a key player in the development of the Cloud Solution Provider program talks to us about what the CSP means for partners.

Microsoft's CSP Ecosystem: A Guide to the Players

Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program opens up a whole new world for partners. Here's a guide to the categories of partners, vendors and tools that are emerging to seize the CSP opportunity. 

AWS Boosts Partner Program with IoT, Migration Competencies

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. is well on its way to doubling its partner investment, fulfilling a promise it made to partners last year.