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Azure and Cray partner to bring supercomputing to the cloud

Supercomputing firm Cray has announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure to help bring high performance computing (HPC) to a wider audience. The partnership will allow Microsoft to distribute the supercomputing capabilities of Cray to enterprise organisations that tackle tasks requiring high levels of performance, such as climate modelling, precision medicine, energy, manufacturing, and other scientific research…. Read More

Azure developing services for U.S. government

Microsoft Azure is expanding its cloud services for mission-critical and highly confidential data for use by the U.S. government. Azure Government is Microsoft’s dedicated cloud for U.S. government customers and partners. These customers hold extremely sensitive data, with Azure’s Government cloud delivering services to more than 7000 government customers, from a federal to local level. Those… Read More

Microsoft previews 100TB Azure Data Box for physical transfer to cloud

Microsoft is releasing the Azure Data Box to allow customers to physically transfer large data loads to the cloud. As Microsoft notes, transferring huge amounts of data to the cloud can be difficult. Customers that have time or cost limitations, or reduced network availability, are likely to struggle to transfer terabytes of data over the… Read More

Microsoft Azure releases Event Grid for event-based apps

Microsoft Azure is releasing Event Grid, a fully-managed event routing service which Microsoft claims is the first of its type. The tool aims to simplify the creation of event-based applications and serverless workflows. According to Microsoft, the new Azure Event Grid is able to manage all event routing, from any source, to any destination, for… Read More

Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing for cloud HPC services

Microsoft has bought Cycle Computing for an undisclosed sum, in a move that will secure more customers for Azure, and likely take some away from AWS and Google. Cycle has played an integral role in the development of cloud computing, in particular in the running of large apps for businesses. Its products have been used… Read More

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