The annual report of research firm Gartner the market for IaaS cloud computing shows that no clear leader (Amazon Web Services) and someone who clearly defies (Microsoft Azure). And then there are all the others. The market is dominated by only a few suppliers, especially by Amazon Web Services, but also [...]

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On the occasion of its Ignite conference, Microsoft announced Azure Stack to allow companies to use Azure in their data centers. The company also presented an overview of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.

Azure Stack will allow companies to run IaaS and PaaS services internally. With its IT management [...]

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Microsoft continues to enhance its Azure platform with several new features that are already available. The company has added Azure virtual machines using the new processors Intel Xeon, Azure Key Vault security service and SQL Server Connector.

Microsoft introduces Azure G-Series virtual machines (VMs) for public cloud applications. Azure G-Series VMs [...]

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Google does not skimp on how to attract start-ups on its cloud platform. Recently, the search gaint announced the “Google Cloud Platform for Startups” that offers young people grows by offering $100,000 credit for one year to host all types of tools and services on the cloud development platform from Google.

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Cloud and machine learning in a new service is set to work together. Meet Azure ML, a new project that Microsoft will launch in July to its customers, for the creation of applications that can predict the future on the basis of previous data.

Azure ML is a cloud service [...]

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A leader such as Amazon, which sat with appropriate services (e.g. AWS or S3) in time standards in the cloud, is constantly under attack. Google entered the cloud business with Google Compute Engine and then Microsoft is aggressively highlighting its Azure cloud platform.

A new cloud offering is [...]

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Cloud-based systems are attractive as a standard part of the corporate landscape, because they are usually cheaper, faster and easier to deploy than internal IT systems. The path to the cloud is a must for most enterprise, however, an assessment of information risk precede that takes into account the complexities of cloud [...]

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The former arch enemies Microsoft and Oracle join forces in a new partnership in the field of cloud computing. The partnership will enhance the compatibility of certain Oracle software (including Java, WebLogic Server and Oracle Database) with the Microsoft Windows Azure or Windows Server Hyper-V platform.

 

Did an Alliance Become Necessary? [...]

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Windows Azure is the platform used by application developers to create cloud based applications. As it turns out, more than 50 percent of firms in the global Fortune 500 are already using the Windows Azure cloud services.

Microsoft noted that the expansion of client coverage coincides with the growth of the [...]

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The cybercrime is a fairly recent phenomenon, but it has already proven its negative effects for computer users and companies around the world. Each year companies are spending millions of dollars to remove the malware installed by the botnet, which aim to steal personal information, such as data access or intellectual property.

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The highlight of the second day of Google I/O 2012 has focused on the cloud services of Google. First, Google has introduced the new features of Chrome, launching the browser application for iOS devices. Then it was the turn to Google Drive with two important innovations.

Google has presented two important [...]

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Microsoft and Symantec team up to implement a management solution and disaster recovery in Windows Azure cloud platform.

Symantec said it will expand the availability of Symantec Storage Foundation for Windows and Veritas Volume Replicator high disaster recovery software solution platform in Windows Azure cloud.

The agreement was announced at the recent [...]

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Microsoft Windows Azure evolved to incorporate a little more dimension – IaaS, PaaS, and now service offering a hybrid cloud. This is exemplified by the introduction of persistent Linux virtual machines to Windows Azure platform.

Microsoft, earlier this year, hinted its big plan for 2012 to allow some access to [...]

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As more and more businesses are turning to the cloud for an easier and more effective monetization system, IDC recently forecasted the billing market to total $21.9 billion in 2015. As this market continues to grow, ISV customers are in need of an effective end-to-end billing solution in the cloud. To meet [...]

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AppHarbor, a platform as a service (PaaS) provider for .NET developers and businesses, today announced an add-on API that will provide a self-service portal for third-party service providers.

Under the baseline “Azure done right“, the AppHarbor team has made some significant progress since their prototype release in September 2010. I [...]

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Microsoft plays a vital role in IT and it is now heavily involved in cloud computing. Most users find its cloud services to be influential, whereas some others are wrestling with the implications of cloud computing.

For some enterprises, cloud computing is a way to dodge from the traditional computer and software [...]

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