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Contain yourselves: Kubernetes for Azure unleashed on world+dog

Container fans, rejoice! Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available, having been in preview since October. The service, now available in 10 regions, joins the Google Kubernetes Service (GKS) and Amazon's Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) as a way of allowing developers to deploy, scale …
Richard Speed, 14 Jun 2018
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Microsoft doubles Azure Stack's footprint, embiggens Azure VMs

Microsoft has doubled the number of countries in which its Azure Stack hybrid cloud kit will operate, effectively extending Azure's reach with minimal capital expenditure . Azure Stack is an in-a-box-and-on-premises Azure subset and was previewed in January 2016 and formally launched in July 2017. As of November 2017 Microsoft …
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Cloud is a six-horse race, and three of those have been lapped

Analyst firm Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has again found that Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are the most mature clouds, but has omitted more than half of the vendors it covered last year on grounds that customers now demand more than just rented servers and storage. “Customers …
Simon Sharwood, 29 May 2018

Microsoft's Azure green-lit for use by US spies

Microsoft has rolled its tanks onto Amazon’s lawn thanks to a multi-million dollar deal to bring its Azure Government product into 17 US intelligence agencies. Microsoft already has a foothold thanks to Federal civilian government and Department of Defense partners using the platform, and the new deal will see the product move …
Richard Speed, 17 May 2018
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Microsoft sees Red ...Hat for OpenShift-on-Azure public cloud offering

Red Hat Summit Red Hat and Microsoft today tore the wraps off a jointly managed public OpenShift service running on Azure. The deal will let customers run Kubernetes-container-based applications on either on-premises servers or the Azure cloud, and manage them through OpenShift. Both vendors are planning to offer support for the service, …
Shaun Nichols, 8 May 2018
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Microsoft's most popular SQL Server product of all time runs on Linux

Build SQL Server running on Linux, with embedded R and Python, is Microsoft's most successful SQL Server product ever, said JG "John" Chirapurath, general manager of Azure Data, in an interview with The Register at Build 2018. "It is the most successful server product we've ever released, in terms of downloads," he said. "Our …
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The world is becoming a computer, says CEO of worldwide computer company Microsoft

Build At its Build 2018 developer conference in Seattle, Washington, on Monday, Microsoft showered attention on artificial intelligence, as it did last year, leaving Windows chatter for later. When Steve Ballmer still steered the ship, Microsoft's message to developers was as simple as repeating the word "developers" over and over …
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Cloudy upstart touts lasso for rustling up Big Tech office spending

Analysis There are two kinds of technology: the sexy new stuff that creates a new product category and the ho-hum kind for beancounters to help manage things better. VC-cash-chugger CloudHealth has the boring one, but nonetheless claims it has bagged some 3,000 customers over four years of selling. Its software sucks up multifarious …
Chris Mellor, 1 May 2018
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VMware and Microsoft make up and get NSX-y together

Who do you trust to take you into the promised land of software-defined networking: a hardware company disaggregating its products as fast as it dares, or a software company trying to build a vast platform spanning any data centre, anywhere? That's the choice techies face because VMware has decided it's in the cloud networking …
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The secret to good cloud is ... research. Detailed product research

Thorough research into the nuances of Azure and AWS infrastructure-as-a-service will help you to avoid plenty of pain, according to Elias Khnaser, a research director at Gartner for Technical Professionals. Speaking today at the analyst firm’s Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Summit in Sydney, Australia, …
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If you're looking for bad news about Microsoft, top tip: look away now

Microsoft's boss Satya Nadella march into the cloud seems to be paying off for the Windows 10 and Office 365 giant: on Thursday, the biz announced its sales for Q3 2018 jumped 16 per cent. For the quarter ending March 31, the third of Redmond's 2018 fiscal year, can be summarized thus: Revenues of $26.8bn were up 16 per cent …
Shaun Nichols, 26 Apr 2018
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Cohesity touts instant gratification for cloud-surfing virtual machines

Secondary storage hyperconverger Cohesity has extended its on-premises appliance products range with software now running in AWS and Azure, and able to spin up backed-up VMs direct in the two cloudy places. It could already send backup data to the public cloud and manage its on-premises and cloud repositories through a single …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2018
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Microsoft has designed an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip. Repeat, an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip

Microsoft has designed a family of Arm-based system-on-chips for Internet-of-Things devices that runs its own flavor of Linux – and securely connects to an Azure-hosted backend. Dubbed Azure Sphere, the platform is Microsoft's foray into the trendy edge-computing space, while craftily locking gadget makers into cloud …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Apr 2018
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Windows Admin Center: Vulture gets claws on browser-based server admin

Hands On Microsoft has released Windows Admin Center (formerly known as Project Honolulu) to general availability. Windows Admin Center is a browser application for managing servers and computers on a Windows network. What’s the point? Under the covers, Windows Admin Center uses Remote Powershell and WMI (Windows Management Interface …
Tim Anderson, 16 Apr 2018
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A code injection to stop code injection could solve serverless security

Serverless computing is not quite carefree computing. Those using it don't have to worry about servers, apart from the cloud service provider's bill. But they would be well advised to give some thought to application security. Under the serverless model – which isn't actually serverless... think platform-as-a-service but …
Thomas Claburn, 12 Apr 2018
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Microsoft's Pelican brief, MAID in Azure* and femtosecond laser glass storage

Analysis Following last week's announcement that Microsoft's Azure planned to reinvent MAID disk arrays, The Reg took a deep breath and dove into Azure CTO Mark Russinovich’s presentation. What did we find? Some interesting bits and pieces about IBM tape library use, the aforementioned Pelican MAI, and a project to store 50TB in a slab …
Chris Mellor, 11 Apr 2018
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Azure needs extra security controls before it's fit for government use, says Australia

UPDATE So this is awkward: last week Microsoft trumpeted its new Australian Azure regions for government clients. But three days later Australian authorities said the new regions Australian government organisations need extra security controls before they're sufficiently secure before using any Azure services. The “can do better” …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Apr 2018
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Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory go TITSUP*

Updated It seems Microsoft's Office 365 is having an unscheduled nap as users across the world report difficulties logging into the administration portal. Office 365 is having issues since 04:51 AM ESThttps://t.co/3GGuh8EZs8 RT if you're also affected #office365down pic.twitter.com/ixHgD7YHv1 — Outage Report (@ReportOutage) April 6, …
Richard Speed, 6 Apr 2018

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