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Microsoft jumps into the data lake

Azure Data Lake

At the company’s annual Build conference this week Microsoft unveiled among other things an Azure Data Lake service, which the company is pitching as a hyperscale big data repository for all kinds of data.

Datacastle, 21Vianet partner on cloud data protection, backup in China

Datacastle is partnering with 21Vianet to deploy its cloud backup solutions in China

Backup provider Datacastle has partnered with 21Vianet in a deal that will see it resell its cloud-based backup and data protection solutions to customers in China.

Microsoft debuts container-like architecture for cloud

Microsoft is trying to push more cloud-friendly architectures

Microsoft has announced Azure Service Fabric, a framework for ISVs and startups developing highly scalable cloud applications which combines a range of microservices, orchestration, automation and monitoring tools. The move comes as the software company looks to deepen its use of – and ties to – open source tech. Azure Service Fabric, which is based […]

Fujitsu, Microsoft collaborate on Azure, Internet of Things

Fujitsu and Microsoft are partnering on IoT for farming and agricutlure

Fujitsu and Microsoft announced an Internet of Things partnership focused on blending the former’s devices and IoT services for agriculture and manufacturing, powered by Windows software and Azure cloud services.

Microsoft unveils Hyper-V containers, nano servers

Microsoft has unveiled Hyper-V containers and nano servers

The move is a sign Microsoft is keen to keep its on-premise and cloud platform ahead of the technology curve, and is likely to appeal to .NET developers who are attracted to some of the benefits of containers while wanting to stay firmly within a Windows world in terms of the tools and code used.

Investment network eToro migrates to hybrid cloud

Kalush: 'regulation is lagging cloud developments'

Online social investment network eToro has moved its core IT infrastructure onto a hybrid cloud system. The platform will allow it to maintain sensitive applications in a private cloud while using a public cloud for others.

Verizon promises rolling upgrades to cloud moving forward

Verizon promises future cloud upgrades won't impact cloud customers

Verizon has promised rolling upgrades to its cloud platform that don’t impose downtime or require customer intervention following the latest update, which lasted nearly two days.

Ubuntu Core heads to Google Cloud

Google is bringing Canonical's slimmed down Linux distro Ubunto Core to GCE

Canonical has announced the company is bringing its latest OS innovation Ubuntu Core to Google Compute Engine.

Ubuntu Core slimmed down for cloud, frameworks sold separately

Ubuntu Core is a slimmed down, re-architected version of the OS that brings some big benefits for the containerisation and cloud crowd

Canonical has launched Ubunto Core, a slimmed-down, re-architected version of the Ubuntu operating system the company claims will bring some pretty significant benefits to cloud users of the popular Linux OS.

Accenture, Microsoft team up on hybrid cloud

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up to help clients transition to a hybrid cloud world

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade are jointly developing hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure and Accenture Cloud that help users migrate applications and workloads between private and public clouds.

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