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  • 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

  • Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Earlier this week, Google lowered prices 10 percent across the board on their Google Compute Engine cloud platform . The cost is getting so low, it’s almost trivial for anyone to absorb the costs of running infrastructure in the cloud, but you have to wonder as the cloud pricing wars continue, how low can they go and if it’s a war anyone can win. The end game is obviously zero… Read More

  • Microsoft Makes Scaling WordPress On Azure Easier

    Microsoft Makes Scaling WordPress On Azure Easier

    Almost a quarter of all sites on the web today run WordPress (including TechCrunch), but it’s not the easiest content management system to scale up for high-traffic sites. A bit of basic caching goes a long way, but to run a very large site — or to manage a huge visitor spike from Reddit and similar services — you need a bit more than a cheap virtual private server. With… Read More

  • Microsoft Azure Now Supports Google’s Kubernetes For Managing Docker Containers

    Microsoft Azure Now Supports Google’s Kubernetes For Managing Docker Containers

    Back in June, Microsoft announced that it would bring support for managing Docker containers with the help of Google’s open-source Kubernetes tool to Azure and today, it is making good on this promise. Most of the work on this integration was done by Microsoft Open Technologies, the company’s subsidiary for working on open-source technologies and interfacing with the… Read More

  • Microsoft Azure’s Cloud Services And Virtual Machines Experience “Service Interruption”

    Microsoft Azure’s Cloud Services And Virtual Machines Experience “Service Interruption”

    Update 2: Here’s the latest from Azure, relating to its downtime: Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, a small subset of customers are experiencing connectivity issues to some Azure Services which may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, HDInsight, Mobile Services, StorSimple and possible other Azure Services in multiple regions. Read More

  • Microsoft Updates Visual Studio With Deeper Git And Azure Integrations, Performance And Diagnostic Tools

    Microsoft Updates Visual Studio With Deeper Git And Azure Integrations, Performance And Diagnostic Tools

    There used to be a time when Microsoft would release new versions of its Visual Studio development environment every two years or so, with maybe a service pack in the middle. Since the release of Visual Studio 2013, however, the company has switched to a much faster update cadence and today, it is releasing the third update for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013. While the… Read More

  • Microsoft Presses Ahead With Its Cloud Strategy

    Microsoft Presses Ahead With Its Cloud Strategy

    This morning at its Windows Partner Conference, Microsoft made a lengthy pitch to its assembled clients that the cloud isn’t the future, but rather the present. The company presented its cloud products and services as a way for partner companies to generate more revenue and land more customers. Microsoft, however, wasn’t overly boastful during its speech — instead, the… Read More