Category: cloud

Advancing the future of society with AI and the intelligent edge

Frank X. Shaw May 7, 2018 Accessibility, AI, Azure, Build, Build 2018, cloud, Featured, intelligent edge, IoT, Kinect, Microsoft Teams, open source, Windows

The world is a computer, filled with an incredible amount of data. By 2020, the average person will generate 1.5GB of data a day, a smart home 50GB and a smart city, a whopping 250 petabytes of data per day. This data presents an enormous opportunity for developers — giving them a seat of power,…

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Microsoft expands cloud services in Europe and into Middle East to meet growing customer demand

Jason Zander March 14, 2018 Azure, cloud, datacenters, Featured, GDPR, Office 365, Recent News

I’m thrilled to share that we plan to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from our first datacenter locations in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, and we’ll expand the cloud options for customers in Germany. I’m also excited to reveal that the Microsoft Cloud in France is officially open with the general availability of Microsoft Azure…

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The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: The intelligent cloud powers customer innovation across industries

Judson Althoff January 31, 2018 Azure, cloud, Featured, Internet of things, IoT

In today’s Microsoft second quarter earnings call, CEO Satya Nadella showcased how customers are using our technology to create digital business solutions. The 56 percent year-over-year growth in commercial cloud revenue — with broad-based growth across geographic markets and industry segments — is fueled by customer and partner success. Just this week, we announced news…

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Microsoft acquires PlayFab, accelerating game development innovation in the cloud

Kareem Choudhry January 29, 2018 Azure, cloud, developers, Featured, Gaming

Together, Azure and PlayFab will further unlock the power of the intelligent cloud for the gaming industry, enabling game developers and delighting gamers around the world.

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Meltdown proves that the industry needs a better answer for protecting cloud content

Jonathan Rosenberg January 5, 2018 Cisco Spark, cloud, Collaboration, end-to-end encryption, Meltdown, security, Spectre

Today, attacks on our computers can be launched in against an exponentially larger set of places on the network, actors in the system, and layers in the software and hardware stack. What is the solution then? The answer is a new technology called end-t…

Microsoft to acquire Avere Systems, accelerating high-performance computing innovation for media and entertainment industry and beyond

Jason Zander January 3, 2018 Avere Systems, Azure, Big Computing, cloud, Featured, High-Performance Computing, high-performance storage, Recent News

Over the years, Microsoft has made a number of investments to provide our customers with the most flexible, secure and scalable storage solutions in the marketplace. Today, I am pleased to share that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Avere Systems, a leading provider of high-performance NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients running in cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments.

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 29: The State of OpenStack, and a Few Other Things, with Ben Kepes

Ali Amagasu December 7, 2017 AWS, Big Tent, cloud, Cloud Computing, huawei, Kubernetes, OpenStack

He’s an ultra-marathoner, a highly respected tech industry reporter, and an angel investor (he’s not at all fond of that last label for its sheer pretentiousness, but I can’t think of any other way to describe what he does). He works a lot, but doesn’t really work for anyone—except himself. All of which makes Ben […]

Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 25: What is Cisco CloudCenter?

Ali Amagasu November 3, 2017 automation, CliQr, cloud, Cloud Management, CloudCenter, devops

You already know that Cisco CloudCenter is CliQr, right? Right? OK, maybe not. If you follow technology news, you probably heard a lot about CliQr a few years ago. It was a hot cloud management startup. You also probably heard that Cisco acquired it back in April of 2016. But you probably didn’t hear much […]

The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: Our customers’ digital innovation in the cloud

Judson Althoff October 26, 2017 Azure, cloud, Digital transformation, Featured

Today, Microsoft announced its first quarter earnings. One big takeaway is that we exceeded our goal to meet a $20 billion in commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate. This exciting milestone represents our continued delivery of new cloud technologies and our customers’ digital innovation. Across major industries — from finance and energy sector to retail…

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Turn the Lights on in Your Automated Application Deployments – Part 2

Luca Relandini October 20, 2017 Cisco cloud, Cisco Cloud Center, Cisco Tetration, cloud, tetration, tetration analytics

In the previous post we described the benefit of using Application Automation in conjunction with Network Analytics in the Data Centre, a Public Cloud or both. We described two solutions from Cisco that offer great value individually, and we also explained how they can multiply their power when used together in an integrated way. This […]

Cloud Unfiltered Ep23: Moving Legacy Applications to the Cloud, with Sinclair Schuller

Ali Amagasu October 17, 2017 Apprenda, cloud, cloud native, Cloud Unfiltered, Digital transformation, Kubernetes, paas, private cloud, Public Cloud

Let’s say you are totally on board for private cloud. You (well, really your developers) love the public cloud, but you know you could save a whole lot of money if you moved that big data workload over to the private side. Or maybe you need to keep your data on-premises in order to meet […]

The FlashStack Revolution

Reesha Dedhia September 29, 2017 All-Flash, applications, Cisco UCS, cloud, compute, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, FlashStack, IT, Pure Storage, Storage

Modern companies need to move quick. And to do so, they need things to be streamlined. From hosting 40,000 people at a big game, to churning out thousands of newspapers hot-off-the-press, to delivering millions of pizzas right on time. To keep up, companies need an integrated solution powering their IT that’s fast…REALLY fast. Learn how […]

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