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Microsoft and Warner Bros have teamed up to store the 1978 movie Superman on a piece of quartz glass the size of a drinks coaster.
The achievement is part of a Microsoft Azure initiative called Project Silica, aimed at developing long-lasting storage technologies for the cloud that reduce the provider’s long-term storage costs and environmental footprint.
While true that corporate customers on the whole find cloud services to be more flexible and cheaper than running their own data centres, it would be an exaggeration to say their cloud journeys have been smooth sailing.
One of the chief concerns CIOs have with cloud services is the unexpected costs that stack up on monthly bills. According to one recent survey, 37 percent of CIOs regard this as their main cloud complaint.
The cost of migrating data from another cloud provider or back on-premises is one particularly eye-watering charge that can take companies by surprise. While the existence of these so-called ‘data transfer costs’ has been long-documented, for the first time the exact amounts charged to some of the world’s leading cloud customers have surfaced.
UK companies using Oracle and Microsoft Azure clouds are about to benefit from a huge boost in performance after the two companies announced they are bringing their multi-cloud partnership to the capital.
The companies said that London customers will be able to connect their Azure and Oracle infrastructure as they announced further support for their multi-cloud service across the world.
Microsoft is to open an additional 31 Azure edge sites, bringing its total portfolio of edge nodes to 150 across 50 counties and sub-30 milliseconds latency to 80 percent of the global GDP, the company announced.
“We are adding new edges every week, and our ambition is to provide this level of performance to all of our global audience,” said Yousef Khalidi, corporate VP, Azure Networking.
Indian telco pledges free connectivity and cloud infrastructure to start-ups as company enters India’s cloud services market.