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Microsoft joins open source Cloud Foundry Foundation

Microsoft has announced that it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold Member. In line with the new partnership, Microsoft will extend Cloud Foundry integration with Azure to provide additional support for the development of Cloud Foundry apps on the Azure platform. The announcement was made at yesterday’s Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017… Read More


SAP Cloud now compatible with AWS, Google and Azure

SAP has announced that the Cloud Foundry-based SAP Cloud Platform is now compatible with the three foremost cloud providers: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. With this announcement, SAP has positioned itself as the first end-to-end digital enterprise platform to allow customers to choose between the major infrastructure-as-a-service providers. SAP will provide full multi-cloud support for the cloud… Read More


Microsoft acquires container orchestration specialist Deis

Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Deis, an open source container orchestration company which allows for the creation and management of apps on top of Kubernetes. Microsoft purchased Deis from platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider Engine Yard, which acquired OpDemand in 2015 – the original creator of Deis. Terms of the new deal are yet to… Read More


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



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