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Download "Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment"
The Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment tool will automatically inspect your Virtual Machines running in Microsoft Azure. Optimize your investment in Azure with the prioritized recommendations provided.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:50:00 PM
Funny Microsoft Video Introduces NEW Migration Automation Toolkit (VMware Migration in minutes, not hours)
I’m not going to try and set this video up – it speaks for itself. Suffice it to say that it’s a very interesting (and unexpectedly hilarious) look at what the Building Clouds team has done to make migrating from VMware to Hyper-V (and Azure) very fast and very easy. You can read more about the Migration Automation Toolkit (MAT) here.
Monday, November 04, 2013 10:44:00 PM
Download Free VM Role Authoring Tool for Windows Azure
The release of the Virtual Machine Role in Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2012 R2 introduces a cloud service application deployment model to deploy virtual machine workloads that will be deployable on premise and in Windows Azure in the coming year.
Monday, November 04, 2013 10:21:00 AM
Released: Windows Azure Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide
This document defines a set of architectural blocks for using Windows Azure Virtual Machines to create multitenant, hosted Windows desktop and application services, referred to in this document as “desktop hosting.” The primary goal is to enable hosting providers to create secure, scalable, and reliable desktop hosting solution offers for small- and medium-sized organizations with up to 1,500 users. The intended audience for this reference architecture is hosting providers who want to leverage Windows Azure infrastructure services to deliver desktop hosting services and Subscriber Access Licenses (SALs) to multiple tenants via the Microsoft Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) program. To deliver a desktop hosting solution via Microsoft’s SPLA program, hosting partners leverage Windows Server and the Windows Desktop Experience feature to deliver Windows users an application experience that is familiar to business users and consumers. Although Windows 8, Windows 7, and earlier Windows client versions are not licensed for SPLA, the Desktop Experience feature in Windows Server 2012 provides a similar user experience and application support.
Monday, October 21, 2013 3:27:00 PM
What are the differences between VMware vCloud Hybrid Service and Microsoft Windows Azure ?
The two biggest players on the x86 server virtualization market recently entered the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market as well.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:20:00 PM
Why Microsoft is “The” Cloud Computing Provider
In my last blog post, Cloud Computing Platforms- A Race to the Bottom, I wrote about Google’s decision to reduce compute engine pricing and how it implies a shift in the way providers compete in the market. Continuing the trend, Microsoft also recently stated that they are committed to matching Amazon Web Services current and future pricing; setting out what would suggest a very aggressive competition to come.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:06:00 PM
Backup to the cloud using Windows Azure Backup
One of the use cases of cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service is data recovery. IaaS service models have unlimited compute and storage capacity without upfront investments. More and more vendors are adding support for backup to the cloud. Some examples are Microsoft who acquired StorSimple. Storsimple is a hardware appliance which offers local storage and a gateway to various cloud storage providers. Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition offers the same kind of functionality delivered in software.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:33:00 AM
Don’t Count Microsoft Out of the Public Cloud Race Just Yet
Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Infrastructure Services. This marks a notable course correction for Microsoft, which initially provided Azure solely through a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model. While many market observers assume that public cloud IaaS in the enterprise is now a three horse race between Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Google, they may be selling Microsoft short. Why might they be underestimating Azure Infrastructure Services?Enterprises like Microsof...
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:47:00 AM
Microsoft Takes on AWS with Azure IaaS, Price Match and Offer Ubuntu 12.04
Microsoft has taken Windows Azure Infrastructure Services from pre-release to general public availability, packing some big guns to compete with Amazon’s popular offerings. The news comes just as the annual OpenStack Summit hits its stride this week, where Rackspace unveiled its own AWS competitor based on its open platform.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:28:00 PM
Microsoft Azure Public Cloud Matches Amazon Prices
Microsoft announced Tuesday that it is making infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) generally available from its Windows Azure Cloud after several months of beta testing.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:35:00 AM
Microsoft’s Own Cloud Remains an Issue for OpenStack Interoperability
SiliconAngle’s theCube hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick had the opportunity to talk with Alessandro Pilotti, the CEO of Cloudbase Solutions, during the 2013 OpenStack Summit, which kicked off today in Portland, Oregon. Pilotti discussed Cloudbase’s work with Microsoft, as well as his perspective on and experience with OpenStack.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:20:00 PM
Microsoft Azure Tops Cloud Developer Platform Survey
Microsoft's investment in developer supplements for its Azure cloud environment is paying off: Azure is the leading cloud among developers, with 36% of 400 surveyed using it in some fashion, according to developer surveying firm Evans Data.
Monday, September 17, 2012 1:31:00 PM
Migrating a Business-Critical Application to Windows Azure White Paper
Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) used the Windows Azure operating system to create a cloud computing–based replacement for a 10-year-old, business-critical licensing application. The new solution uses Remote Desktop Licensing Manager (RD Licensing Manager) to take advantage of the scalability and extensibility benefits of Windows Azure, and to provide increased speed, business continuity capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.
Monday, September 10, 2012 8:51:00 AM
Windows Azure Mobile Services Launched
Windows Azure, the open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications, has recently announced its mobile services that will help enhance the productivity of developers to quickly build mobile apps.
Thursday, September 06, 2012 11:56:00 AM
Hanu Software Selected to Join the Microsoft Windows Azure Circle Program
Hanu Software today announced that they have been selected for Microsoft Corporation’s elite Windows Azure Circle program. The Azure Circle is the highest level of Microsoft’s Cloud Accelerate Partner program designed to validate the credentials of highly trained and tested partner organizations.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 1:56:00 AM
Will Azure Cloud Services be Microsoft’s New OS?
Microsoft makes the most popular OS in the world. That’s been true for over 30 years. Moreover, they have developed software for businesses, and games, and now are trying their best to enter and make an impact in the smart phone market. But could it be that their best new market is the Cloud? Could they be gearing towards having a second operations software similar to Windows OS, but at the same time different? That operations software is Azure, their Cloud service.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:19:00 AM
Mark Russinovich: Windows Azure, Cloud Operating Systems and Platform as a Service Video
Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow working on the Windows Azure team. His focus is on solving hard problems related to the Fabric Controller, which is in some sense the Windows Azure operating system kernel - it provides services and management infrastructure for the applications that run on Windows Azure.
Monday, November 29, 2010 4:21:00 AM
On-Premise Microsoft Azure: An Inevitable Milestone in Azure’s Evolution
On Tuesday at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Azure Platform Appliance. Since Azure was first announced, I had been advising clients that an on-premise Azure offering was only a matter of time. With Tuesday’s announcement, Microsoft took a first step toward an Azure platform that is capable of driving internal cloud service delivery.
Friday, July 16, 2010 2:34:00 AM
New Windows Azure Platform Focusing the Cloud on Businesses and Consumers
Microsoft announced its new Windows Azure platform today at the company's annual Worldwide Partner Conference. Windows Azure is a turnkey cloud service aimed at providing access and tools, on-demand, for both enterprise and consumer use. Microsoft has a number of launch partners for the new product, including Dell, HP and Fujitsu.
Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:16:00 AM
Microsoft Preps Windows Azure Appliance for Private Clouds
At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC10), the software giant is busy explaining how channel partners can potentially profit from Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a forthcoming Windows Azure appliance for private clouds backed by partners like Dell, eBay, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard. Here are the details.
Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:15:00 AM