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Microsoft, Amazon Solidify 'Leader' Positions in IaaS Market Report

Research firm Gartner Inc. has singled out Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure as the two runaway leaders in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space.

Microsoft Beats Amazon, Google in Cloud Storage Shootout

Microsoft Azure performed slightly better than Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Nasuni's latest cloud storage report.

Microsoft Product Power Ratings: Build and Ignite Edition

The first five months of 2015 have been marked by nonstop product news from Microsoft, culminating in a pair of back-to-back major conferences. In taking stock of all the announcements, RCP finds that some products have fared better than others.

Microsoft Targets Amazon with Operations Management Suite

Microsoft unveiled its new Operations Management Suite (OMS) at the Ignite conference last week, giving organizations a tool to manage resources in clouds of any type, including Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Edges Out AWS in NetSuite Cloud Partnership

NetSuite Inc. this week announced it plan to move its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to Microsoft Azure from Amazon Web Service (AWS) by year's end.

Azure Stack Marks Turning Point for Microsoft's Cloud OS

Microsoft unveiled the new "Azure Stack" offering at its Ignite conference this week, signaling a change of direction from its old "Cloud OS" vision.

Microsoft Sees Its Cloud Business Hitting $20 Billion by 2018

Microsoft on Wednesday made a financial case for shifting its business to the cloud.

For Microsoft's Cloud Partners, 'Consumption' Is the Order of the Day

It's not enough for partners to drive sales of Microsoft's cloud; now, they're being asked to drive cloud workloads.

Microsoft Launches Azure Premium Storage, Other Improvements

Microsoft recently unveiled a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform, including a premium storage service and a streaming analytics service.

Microsoft Charts Course Toward Containers, Cloud Computing's Next Frontier

Perhaps you've heard the buzz about containers and how they're poised to become the next big thing in cloud computing.

Delivering Disaster Recovery as a Service: What Partners Should Consider

Many partners are looking to become DRaaS providers and there are many ways to provide disaster recovery services. Find the delivery approach that works for you.

A Brave New World of Partner Billing in the Cloud

There are now almost as many ways to bill for the cloud services that partners deliver to customers as there are cloud services.

Microsoft Brings Dropbox Integration to Office Online Apps

As of Thursday, all users of Microsoft's Office Online Apps, including Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word, can now access files stored on Dropbox servers.

Microsoft Aims for Quarterly Updates to Its 'Cloud-in-a-Box'

Enterprise and service provider customers running Microsoft's Cloud Platform System (CPS) will receive software updates on a "predictable quarterly cadence," Microsoft said recently.

StorageCraft's Growth Plan: Think Globally, Act Locally

While sticking to its roots in fast, local backup and recovery, Utah-based StorageCraft is investing aggressively in heavy-duty cloud disaster protection solutions and expanding its global footprint.

Microsoft Updates Azure, Unveils 'Availability on Demand' Service

Microsoft on Thursday announced improvements to Azure centering around backup and disaster recovery, as well as took the wraps off a new service called "Availability on Demand for Azure."

Microsoft Bundles 3 Separate Azure Services into Single Suite

Microsoft on Tuesday announced it was packaging three of its Azure services -- Azure Websites, Mobile Services and BizTalk Services -- into a single offering aimed at business decision makers and developers.

Microsoft To Launch ExpressRoute for Office 365 in Q3

Microsoft on Tuesday said it is expanding its ExpressRoute service to enable secure connections to Office 365 services later this year.

Microsoft To Optimize Windows 10 and Azure for 'Internet of Things'

Microsoft on Monday talked up its "Internet of Things" (IoT) vision, and the roles that its Azure and Windows products will play in it.

In the Cloud and IP Era, Partners Rethink the Role of Salespeople

As the channel shifts further and further away from selling products, customers tell us more and more how they don't want to talk with salespeople anymore.