Posts Tagged ‘ Azure ’

Microsoft StorSimple Hybrid SAN Links Data Center Back to Azure

July 22, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Two years after its acquisition of cloud storage gateway vendor StorSimple, Microsoft is introducing new physical and virtual appliances into a hybrid cloud storage service that will blur the lines between on-premises SAN and Azure cloud storage for its customers.

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The PaaS Build vs. Buy Decision You Didn’t Know You Were Making

May 23, 2014
By
agilecloud

It’s no secret that a majority of enterprises are slow to adopt PaaS solutions and favor IaaS solutions instead. What is a well-kept secret is that these enterprises are building their own PaaS solutions on top of IaaS without even realizing it.

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Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward

February 27, 2014
By
CloudComputing

Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed…

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Clouds on the Horizon?

January 14, 2014
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Clouds on the Horizon?

Over the holidays, I found myself facing a situation that is a microcosm of one that will confront many IT departments in the coming year. I was trying to decide whether to continue hosting my home lab on my own physical machines or to take the plunge and move to one of the big cloud-based…

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Microsoft Ends Preview Period for HDInsight

October 31, 2013
By
CloudComputing

Microsoft is in the news in that they are finally ending their extended months-long preview period of HDInsight and rolling out the welcome mat for big data workloads in the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform.

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Garantia Data Launches Redis & Memcached Service for Azure

December 24, 2012
By
Agile Cloud Development

In a sign of the changing times, Garantia Data (an in-memory noSQL database service specialist) has launched a service to provide the Redis and Memcached No-SQL databases as a service to users of Microsoft Windows Azure.

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Public Cloud Computing – Economics and Throats to Choke

September 25, 2012
By
CloudComputing

When it comes to public cloud computing services that old adage of "fast, cheap, or good - pick any two" certainly hold true. Amazon can offer you cheap, and since they own their stack, a rapid cycle time DevOps approach to support. But you are not going to get enterprise grade service level guarantees for…

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Azure and Service Providers

August 7, 2012
By
CloudComputing

We recently wrote about Microsoft's Three Pronged Windows Azure Strategy - particularly with reference to the Service Provider offering. I've now had a certain amount of time to reflect on the announcement and try and work out what is going on and it doesn't seem to constitute a wholehearted strategy to put resellers on a…

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News: Microsoft Launches New Azure Features, New Iaas Offering, and Performance Management Partnerships

June 7, 2012
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Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet right at the feet of Amazon and VMware. With this release Microsoft is bringing to the table its historical strengths in Windows, its on premise position with Windows systems and Windows applications, its ability to operate scale out data centers on a global basis, with a huge commitment to…

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