Cloud Computing


Microsoft Spotlights Tools and Partner Solutions for Kubernetes on Azure

Microsoft highlighted its progress on the Kubernetes-on-Azure front this week at the KubeCon event in Austin, Texas.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Is Built. Will They Come?

Will Azure Stack appliances become pervasive in datacenters and develop a considerable global footprint in existing hosting facilities?

Microsoft Helps OneDrive End Users Work with Sync Client

Microsoft is offering some help to users of its OneDrive Sync Client in the form of new tutorials.

Microsoft's Channel Finds Its Place in the Expanding Azure Ecosystem

As Azure gains ground in the public cloud space and Microsoft refines its partner organization to make Azure sales more enticing, an ecosystem of offerings is springing up around the platform. We take a look at the opportunities for partners to offer Azure-based services.

AWS Tweaks Its Partner Program, Adds Marketplace Perks

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled some programmatic changes to its partner structure during its AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas.

Box Brings Its Content Management Platform to Azure

Microsoft and Box hit another milestone in their partnership recently with the availability of the Box collaboration and enterprise content management (ECM) service on Microsoft's Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

In a deal announced this week, Microsoft and SAP said they will work together to optimize SAP's cloud and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for Microsoft's Azure platform.

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.