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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

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

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