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Azure Standard SSD marks middle ground for VMs

Azure Standard SSD was released in preview today to give Azure customers cheaper access to solid-state drives for their virtual machines. The new Azure Standard SSD, which sits between its Standard HDD and Premium SSD products in terms of performance and pricing, is for those who need durable storage for Azure virtual machines. The disks,… Read More


Serverless containers now available through Azure

Development teams that don’t want to manage virtual machines now have the option of running serverless containers thanks to Azure Container Instances (ACI). ACI is now generally available and will allow customers to deploy containers without needing to look after the virtual machines (VMs) on which they sit. Serverless computing is something of a misnomer,… Read More


Microsoft partners with CNH Industrial on smart vehicles

Agricultural and industrial vehicle manufacturer CNH Industrial will be using Microsoft Azure to gather data and create a new generation of connected vehicles. The CNH Industrial Service Delivery Platform, powered by Azure, will make it easier for users to access vehicle data, with the intention of improving efficiency, productivity and predictive maintenance. CNH owns major… Read More


Microsoft launches Azure Stack in India

Microsoft has launched its Azure Stack in India, to assist customers in building customized, hybrid cloud environments and applications using Azure products. With today’s launch, Azure Stack partners including Dell, EMC, Lenovo and Cisco have begun to ship Azure Stack to Indian customers. Microsoft has also prepared local partners including Netmagic, Embee and G7CR for the local… Read More


Azure releases dedicated Kubernetes container service

Microsoft has announced the release of a dedicated Azure Container Service (ACS) for Kubernetes, signalling the increasing dominance of Kubernetes in the container space. The new service is still called Azure Container Service but is abbreviated to AKS. The existing service for other orchestrators, such as Docker, will continue to run separately. According to a… Read More



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