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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


Microsoft updates Azure Log Analytics

Microsoft has announced a new update for its Azure Log Analytics service which offers search, analytics, and insight tools. The upgrade delivers an interactive query language and advanced analytics portal, powered by a scalable data store similar to Azure Application Insights. According to a blog post, it is the biggest Azure Log Analytics update since… Read More


Microsoft Azure releases new, simplified container service

Microsoft Azure has released a new container service, which it describes as the very first of its kind. Azure Container Instances, according to Microsoft, will be able to deliver a single container in seconds, and is billed by the second. As such, the Azure team describes it as the ‘fastest and easiest way to run… Read More



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