Cloud Computing


Microsoft's Azure Space Program Gets 'Modular' Datacenters

Microsoft recently unveiled its new Azure Modular Datacenters, boxcar-like structures that can deliver compute and storage capabilities anywhere on earth.

Remote Work To Drive Higher Cloud, IT Services Spending in 2021

Global tech spending has taken a hit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but analysts expect it to rebound next year.

Microsoft Touts Arm Partnership on Edge Devices and Azure Tools

Microsoft and Arm are collaborating on Azure developer tools for "intelligent edge devices" that use artificial intelligence, per a Thursday announcement.

IBM Splits Itself in Two

Big Blue is splitting its operations as part of an ongoing effort to become the world's top hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) provider.

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Microsoft Positions Itself as the Platform of Choice for 5G

As telecom companies begin rolling out 5G services, Microsoft is touting its 5G bona fides, namely Azure support for SDN.

Microsoft Turns to 'AIOps' for Better Azure Outage Announcements

Microsoft is promising to communicate better with organizations dealing with Azure service issues, including being more transparent about Azure service outages.

Microsoft Adds Azure Portal, Teams Client Support to Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of two new capabilities in its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service.

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Azure Stack HCI 'Version 20H2' Hits Preview

A revamped Azure Stack HCI product that runs its own operating system, known as "version 20H2," is now available as a preview release.

Report: Microsoft Working on 'Cloud PC,' Another Virtual Desktop Product

Microsoft is reportedly working on another virtual desktop infrastructure solution that's separate from its current Windows Virtual Desktop product and similar services.

Azure and Citrix Workspace Now at Center of Microsoft-Citrix Pact

Citrix will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud services provider, while Microsoft will promote Citrix Workspace as a "preferred digital workspace solution."

Microsoft's CyberX Acquisition Boosts Security of Azure IoT Lineup

Microsoft this week announced its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based CyberX for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Acquires ADRM To Boost Azure Data Capabilities

Microsoft is acquiring ADRM Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount and incorporating the entire team into its Microsoft Azure global engineering business.

SAS Taps Microsoft To Be Its Cloud Provider of Choice

SAS Institute Inc. has chosen Microsoft Azure to be its preferred cloud service provider, expanding the two companies' existing partnership.

Deloitte, Wipro and Accenture Among Top MSPs for Cloud's Big 3

A Gartner report identifies the top partners offering assistance to customers of the industry's biggest cloud computing platforms -- namely Azure, AWS and Google.

Microsoft Projects Q4 Release for Universal Print Solution

Microsoft's plan to alleviate organizations of the pain of managing print servers continues to take shape.

Microsoft Acquiring Metaswitch Networks To Enhance 5G Azure Offerings

Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to bolster Azure offerings to communications service providers, per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft, VMware Advance Their Joint Azure Solution

An update to the Azure VMware Solution, a first-party Azure service that's built and supported by Microsoft and endorsed by VMware, was released as a preview this week.

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Microsoft Brings Windows Virtual Desktop Closer into Azure Fold

After staying mostly under the radar since its launch last September, Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service is poised for a significant revamp.

Public Cloud Regularly Runs Orgs over $1 Million Per Year

A recent Flexera survey of 750 enterprises and SMBs indicates robust spending on public cloud services, with a strong reliance on multicloud and hybrid cloud approaches.

Premium-Level Azure AD Coming to Microsoft 365 Business

Users of Microsoft 365 Business will be able to access Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licensing free of charge, Microsoft said this month.