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Azure’s availability zones are now generally available

No matter what cloud you build on, if you want to build something that’s highly available, you’re always going to opt to put your applications and data in at least two physically separated

Azure’s new Serial Console gives you a direct window into the dark heart of your VMs

Azure developers and sysadmins have long asked for the ability to get access to a serial console for their virtual machines (VMs). While it’s generally easy enough to log into a VM after it has

Microsoft will integrate Azure Stack with Azure Government this year

In an effort to attract more government clients, Microsoft said it will integrate Azure Stack, its hybrid cloud platform, with Azure Government in the middle of this year. Azure Stack will let governm

AWS continues to rule the cloud infrastructure market

AWS’s domination of the Infrastructure as a Service market continues unabated this quarter. Yes, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and others continue to grow much faster than AWS, but that has not had

Cray is bringing its supercomputers to Microsoft Azure

Here's some cloud computing news you probably didn't see coming: Microsoft has partnered with Cray to bring that company's supercomputers and its storage system to the Azure platform.

Following AWS, Google Compute Engine also moves to per-second billing

A week ago, AWS announced that it would soon move to per-second billing for users of its EC2 service. It doesn't come as a huge surprise, then, that Google today announced a very similar move. Google

Microsoft Azure gets a new VM family for bursty workloads

Microsoft today announced the preview launch of a new family of virtual machines for its Azure cloud computing platform that's specifically geared toward bursty workloads. Microsoft argues that these

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

Microsoft announced a new product in its Azure line-up in preview today that will make it easier for developers to build event-based applications. The Azure Event Grid makes events (like uploading a p

Microsoft launches new tools to help enterprises move to its Azure cloud

Since the dawn of Azure, Microsoft has talked about how enterprises can benefit from a hybrid cloud approach — that is, using the public cloud while still running some of their applications in

Kubernetes on Microsoft’s Azure Container Service is now generally available

Kubernetes, the Google-incubated open source container orchestration system, is quickly becoming the de facto standard for managing large container deployments. Microsoft launched a preview of support

Microsoft open sources its Azure Container Service Engine and launches deeper Kubernetes integration

The open source Kubernetes container management project is probably the most popular of the various competing container management services available today. The Cloud Native Compute Foundation, which

Microsoft expands its Azure Government Cloud with new regions and certifications

Microsoft has long offered U.S. government agencies a special version of its Azure cloud computing platform that has all the necessary certifications to allow federal, state and local agencies to use

Microsoft expands Azure data centers to France, launches trust offensive vs AWS, Google

Companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google continue to compete fiercely in the area of cloud services for consumers, developers and enterprises, and today Microsoft made its latest moves to lay out

Microsoft signs up Adobe for its Azure cloud computing services

Microsoft and Adobe today announced a major partnership that will see Adobe deliver its cloud services on Microsoft Azure and that will make Adobe the preferred marketing service for Microsoft’

Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric for running and managing microservices is coming to Linux

Microsoft’s CTO for Azure (and occasional novelist) Mark Russinovich is extremely bullish about microservices. In his view, the vast majority of apps — including enterprise apps — wi

Rackspace expands its managed security services to Microsoft’s Azure cloud

Rumor has it that Rackspace is about to get acquired, but that isn’t stopping the company from hosting a major customer event in San Francisco today. At the event, the company announced both a

MongoDB launches Atlas, its new database-as-a-service offering

MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provi

Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information Protection service builds on the Azure Righ

Microsoft expands its support for Docker containers

Docker is hosting its developer conference in Seattle this week and showcasing the quickly growing ecosystem that has grown up around its container tools. One of the companies on stage today was Micro

Microsoft will close MSN China to focus on selling other services

Microsoft announced today that it will shut down MSN China, its web portal for China, early next month.
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