Latest Azure publications


How software-defined networking pulls the strings of multicloud

Without automation or application-level network and security policies, complex multicloud networks would collapse, writes Hussein Khazaal, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at Nuage Networks The multicloud world has well and truly arrived. Organisations today make use of multiple public clouds such as AWS, GCE and Microsoft Azure as well as many cloud base services (e.g. SaaS,… Read More


Public cloud market: AWS still (comfortably) reigns supreme

Amazon Web Services remains comfortably ahead of its rivals in the public cloud services market, according to the latest Q3 research from Synergy Research Group The research group said AWS enjoys 40 percent of the cloud market and dominates all four of the world’s major regions. Azure is ranked second in three of the four regions,… Read More


Azure adds data protection infrastructure to data centres

Azure has announced a public preview of data centre-based virtual machines in US and Europe that protect data confidentiality. The announcement is part of Azure’s “confidential computing” project. With the project, Azure hopes to become the first cloud platform to enable new data security capabilities that protect customer data while in use, rest, or in transit. Azure… Read More


Azure data centres to power new Xbox streaming service

Microsoft has announced Project xCloud, a new game streaming service that allows gamers to play Xbox games on a range of compatible devices. Any content provider knows that making content available across a full range of devices is necessary in order reach to a wide user base. While cloud solutions that permit gaming outside of the… Read More


Metropolitan Police signs deal to move towards digital-focused cloud system

The Metropolitan Police has signed a two-year deal with New Signature that will see its data transferred to a cloud-based system. The contract with New Signature, a specialist and reseller of Microsoft Azure to large-scale companies, is part of a new plan to take the Met’s data online in a digital strategy outlined in the… Read More



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