Cloud Computing

Microsoft, AWS and Google Scrap over Cloud Costs

Barely two weeks into the new year, the top three players in the public cloud arena have already started another tussle over their ever-declining cloud costs.

Citrix Bows Out of Cloud Management Market

Just two months after divesting its "GoTo" product lineup, Citrix Systems on Tuesday announced it was moving its restructuring efforts forward with the sale of its cloud management portfolio.

Microsoft Azure AD Connect Making Gains

Microsoft's Active Directory synchronization tool known as "Azure AD Connect" has been seeing good adoption since its release in June, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Shares Roadmap for Next-Gen BizTalk Server

Microsoft recently detailed some upcoming milestones for its integration solutions, including BizTalk Server 2016 and Azure.

Microsoft Buys Telephony Service Company Talko

Microsoft has acquired Talko, a company that provides conferencing and telephony services, for an undisclosed amount.

OneDrive for Business 'Unlimited Storage' Comes with Caveats

Microsoft this week unveiled a new policy that will grant its OneDrive for Business customers "unlimited storage," but only if they meet certain conditions.

Carbonite Snags EVault from Seagate To Boost Enterprise Portfolio

Backup services provider Carbonite on Wednesday announced its plan to acquire Seagate-owned EVault, which offers Backup as a Service using the Microsoft Azure cloud, for $14 million.

How Cloud and IP Are Changing the IT Services Market

The old three-legged-stool model of partner-delivered IT services -- consulting, advisory services and support -- needs to adapt to the changing technology environment.

Microsoft Backtracks a Little on OneDrive Storage Cuts

Microsoft recently made some concessions to users of its OneDrive cloud service who were angered by Microsoft's planned reduction in storage capacity.

6 Things the Cloud Doesn't Change for Microsoft Partners

Cloud computing may be the poster child of disruptive technology, but there are a few business tenets that are simply impervious to change.

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.

Microsoft Shuttering Two Azure Cache Services in 2016

Microsoft is planning to sunset a couple of its Azure cache services next year in favor of its Azure Redis Cache service.

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.