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Microsoft launches Azure regions from Korean data centres

Microsoft Cloud has announced the launch of two new Azure data centre regions in South Korea, as it fights to claw market share away from competitors Google, AWS and regional giant Alibaba. The new data centre hubs will be based in Seoul and Busan and will take Microsoft’s APAC data centre footprint to a total… Read More


Research: Microsoft Azure beats rivals in high performance cloud computing

New independent research indicates that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing framework has a notable edge in high-performance computing (HPC) tasks when compared to rivals such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, IBM SoftLayer and NERSC. The paper, from San Francisco-based simulation and modelling company Exabyte Inc., outlines the testing of four cloud-based HPC services and one… Read More


Microsoft releases Azure backup services at UK data centres

Microsoft has announced that its Azure Backup and Site Recovery features will now be made available via its UK data centres, meaning that British organisations can use off-site backup without running the risk of their data being shipped outside of the country. The tech giant said that customers would only pay for the amount they… Read More


Microsoft announces Connected Vehicle Platform for Azure

Microsoft has launched the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, built for integration with the Azure cloud. The new offering was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new Connected Vehicle Platform was built to operate in the cloud, to provide traditional automakers with a technologically-advanced way to address key concerns, including predictive maintenance,… Read More


Microsoft Azure accredited by HITRUST

Microsoft Azure is one of the first cloud platforms to be named a HITRUST-certified provider of cloud computing services for the health care industry. HITRUST, the Health Information Trust Alliance, is a group founded in 2007 to focus on information security in the health care industry. To that end, the group has established a comprehensive… Read More



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