Azure

  • Microsoft Launches New Azure Backup And Recovery Services

    Microsoft Launches New Azure Backup And Recovery Services

    Microsoft today announced new features (in preview) for its Azure Backup service. In addition, the company is launching new functionality for its Azure Site Recovery service into preview. The company is clearly gearing both of these services toward enterprises and notes that they will be especially interesting to companies making the move to hybrid cloud deployments. Using Azure Backup… Read More

  • Microsoft Azure Launches Media Services Premium Encoder, Takes DocumentDB And Azure Search Out Of Preview

    Microsoft Azure Launches Media Services Premium Encoder, Takes DocumentDB And Azure Search Out Of Preview

    Microsoft is making a number of announcements around its Azure cloud computing platform today. Some of these involve previously announced services coming out of preview, including the NoSQL database DocumentDB, its search-as-a-service solution Azure Search and two new virtual machine instance types. But in addition, the company is also launching its Azure Media Services Premium Encoder, a new… Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    You know all that big data that’s streaming into your company from sensors, customers, social media, Excel spreadsheets, and data sources all over the internet? Microsoft wants to help you process all of it, build APIs and make use of that data in the cloud with machine learning technology. And to that end, Microsoft officially announced at the Strata Conference today, the general… Read More

  • Microsoft Wants To Buy Love In Silicon Valley

    Microsoft Wants To Buy Love In Silicon Valley

    Y Combinator and Microsoft announced a program this week that will pour free access to the Azure cloud computing platform onto the incubator’s current class of startups. The deal includes $500,000 in credits to Microsoft’s cloud computing service Azure, and three years of access to its Office 365 suite of productivity tools. Half a million worth of Azure usage is nothing to… Read More

  • Microsoft Azure Government Comes Out Of Preview

    Microsoft Azure Government Comes Out Of Preview

    Microsoft today announced that its Azure Government cloud computing service for federal, state, local and tribal U.S. governments is now generally available after more than a year of being in preview. This means the service is now open to all U.S. government customers. There are no more preview programs and the service is also now open for all workloads. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp For Running Windows Apps In The Cloud Comes Out Of Beta

    Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp For Running Windows Apps In The Cloud Comes Out Of Beta

    Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the public beta of its Azure RemoteApp service. Just like the name implies, it allows you to run virtualized apps on Azure and use them remotely, no matter whether that’s on a Windows PC, Mac or a mobile device. As Microsoft announced today, RemoteApp is coming out of beta (and getting an SLA) on December 11. During the preview period, RemoteApp was… Read More

  • Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

    Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

    Google continues to build out its cloud computing platform and today the company announced that its autoscaling service for Compute Engine, its infrastructure-as-a-service platform, is now available in beta. Using this new feature, developers can now have Compute Engine automatically spin up new machines based on demand. If your CPU utilization goes above a certain value or your HTTP load… Read More

  • Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft is a company with a new cloud focus, a new CEO, and new re-org, and a massive new hardware business that brought in around $3.5 billion in revenue in its most recent across two device categories alone. So if you aren’t completely sure what the hell Microsoft is, I don’t blame you. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, speaking to the media last week at an event on… Read More

  • Microsoft To Hold Cloud Event In SF On October 20 With CEO Satya Nadella

    Microsoft To Hold Cloud Event In SF On October 20 With CEO Satya Nadella

    Mark your calendars: Microsoft is coming to town. Again. On October 20, Microsoft’s cloud crew, including CEO Satya Nadella and its Azure boss, Scott Guthrie, will be in San Francisco to talk about the “cloud” and “Azure.” We don’t have much more than that at the moment, frustratingly. Microsoft is continuing its recent history of coming to the Bay Area, and… Read More