May
10
2017
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Microsoft is extending Azure IoT to the edge of the network

 The launch of Azure IoT Edge was one of Microsoft’s slightly more esoteric but interesting announcements at its Build developer conference in Seattle today. While “the cloud” is all about moving compute and data storage into the data center, there are plenty of situations where you want to avoid the round trip between the device and the data center. Read More

May
10
2017
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Microsoft is giving ISVs new incentives to deploy on Azure

 As part of its Build developer conference, Microsoft is launching a new program for independent software vendors (ISVs) today that aims to make its Azure platform more attractive to them: If they deploy their applications on Azure and make them available on its AppSource marketplace, Microsoft will allow its users to access them from tools like PowerApps and its IFTTT competitor Flow… Read More

Apr
25
2017
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Backup service Rubrik now works natively in AWS and Azure

Data flying over group of laptops to illustrate data integration/sharing. Rubrik, the startup that provides data management services like backup and recovery to large enterprises, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on a valuation of $1 billion, as we reported yesterday. And as a measure of how it’s growing, today it’s announcing an expansion of its product set, specifically in cloud services.
Now Rubrik — which… Read More

Apr
12
2017
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Microsoft launches new tools to help enterprises move to its Azure cloud

 Since the dawn of Azure, Microsoft has talked about how enterprises can benefit from a hybrid cloud approach — that is, using the public cloud while still running some of their applications in their own data centers. Even today, Microsoft says that 80 percent of the companies it talks to still want to use a hybrid cloud approach and to help them move to its cloud services, the company… Read More

Feb
02
2017
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AWS still owns the cloud

aws logo When Amazon announced its earnings for its Amazon Web Services cloud division on Thursday, the results were hardly surprising. While AWS might not have the eye-popping growth percentages of its rivals, it still grew at a decent 47 percent, with earnings of $3.53 billion on an astonishing $14.2 billion run rate. You may point to the rivals and say, well, they had better quarters from a… Read More

Jan
24
2017
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Webinar Thursday January 26, 2017: Overcoming the Challenges of Databases in the Cloud

Databases in the Cloud

Databases in the CloudPlease join Percona’s Jon Tobin, Director of Solution Engineering at Percona, and Rob Masson, Solutions Architect Manager at ScaleArc, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST (UTC-8) for their webinar “Overcoming the Challenges of Databases in the Cloud.”

Enterprises enjoy the flexibility and simplified operations of using the cloud, but applying those advantages to database workloads has proven challenging. Resource contention, cross-region failover and elasticity at the data tier all introduce limitations. In addition, cloud providers support different services within their database offerings.

Jon and Rob’s webinar is a discussion on how to overcome these databases in the cloud challenges. You’ll learn:

  • The differences between IaaS and PaaS
  • How AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud stack up
  • Tricks for managing smaller database instances
  • Tips for achieving cross-region failover
  • Best practices for hybrid deployments

Register for the webinar here.

Databases in the CloudJon Tobin, Director of Solution Engineering, Percona

When not saving kittens from sequoias or helping the elderly across busy intersections, Jon Tobin is Percona’s Director of Solutions Engineering. He has spent over 15 years in the IT industry. For the last six years, Jon has been helping innovative IT companies assess and address customer’s business needs through well-designed solutions.

Databases in the CloudRobert Masson, Solutions Architect Manager, ScaleArc

Over the past ten years, Robert has been working with leading edge Product Companies that are defining the future of Computing. When at EMC,  he led an Advanced Development Team that explored the capabilities of new technologies and helped to drive innovation within a world leader in information management technologies. Robert also was the Director of Research on the East Coast and interfaced with researchers at MIT, Harvard and Boston University (among others).

Currently, Robert works with the world leader in cloud management platforms, allowing customers to manage assets easily and securely across disparate platforms seamlessly. He gets to work hands-on with implementation teams and business drivers to help understand their needs, design their organizations and implement that vision into a game-changing infrastructure and toolset.

Oct
03
2016
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Egnyte announces deep partnership with Microsoft…at Dreamforce

An array of hard drives. Egnyte announced today that moving forward, it would be using Microsoft Azure as its primary cloud partner. While it would continue to support other cloud vendors like market leader AWS, it likely means that the company sees the best way to succeed inside the Azure ecosystem.
In an interesting twist, instead of making the announcement last week at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Egnyte… Read More

May
17
2016
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Microsoft and SAP love grows stronger in the cloud

SAP extreme sailing in Singapore. Microsoft and SAP have been pals for years and years, and today at the SAP Sapphire Now customer conference in Orlando, the two company CEOs, Satya Nadella and Bill McDermott announced they were taking the relationship to another level with deeper cloud integrations between the two companies. The deal will enable SAP customers to run HANA, the company’s in-memory database product … Read More

Apr
06
2016
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Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security

Business man working with a secure cloud network on a giant touch screen. As Microsoft works its way toward implementing the security plan that CEO Satya Nadella outlined in a talk last Fall in DC, part of that has been creating tools and part buying them. Today, it announced that Adallom, a company it bought last year was becoming generally available and renamed Microsoft Cloud App Security. While the new name lacks the pizazz of the original, it does convey… Read More

Mar
15
2016
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Microsoft launches Azure preview in Germany and Canada, announces DoD-specific regions in U.S.

microsoft logo Late last year, Microsoft announced it would start hosting its Azure cloud computing platform and some of its other cloud-based services out of local data centers in both Germany and Canada. Both of these new regions, Azure Canada and Azure Germany, are now officially in preview. To ensure data sovereignty in Germany, Microsoft partnered with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems as its… Read More

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