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Rackspace to offer support for, resell Microsoft Azure

Rackspace is set to offer support for Azure customers and resell Microsoft's public and private cloud technology

In another move aimed at shifting its business towards managed (cloud) services Rackspace this week announced it will extend its ‘fanatical support’ services to Microsoft Azure public and private cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft Azure goes live in Australia

Microsoft Azure is going live in Australia this week

The Azure launch in Australia includes geographically redundant regions in New South Wales and Victoria, which the company said will help lower latency rates and address data sovereignty requirements for local customers.

IBM, Microsoft bring software, middleware to SoftLayer and Azure

Microsoft and IBM are enabling one another's software to work in SoftLayer and Azure

Microsoft and IBM have agreed to make one another’s software and middleware available on SoftLAyer and Azure, respectively. The company’s said the partnership will help ease customers’ adoption of hybrid cloud services.

Microsoft announces Docker partnership

Microsoft and Docker are extending a partnership announced earlier this year

Microsoft and Docker announced a strategic partnership that will see the Microsoft work to support Docker’s Linux containerisation technology on Windows Server, extending its earlier commitment to make the Docker engine available in Azure.

SAP and Microsoft integrate cloud applications

Microsoft and SAP said they wanted to improve interoperability between their respective technology stacks

Software giants Microsoft and SAP announced an agreement Monday that will see the two firms expand their global partnership by integrating one another’s cloud-based applications and improving interoperability between the two technology stacks.

Guthrie confirmed as cloud and enterprise head at Microsoft

Scott Guthrie, head of cloud and enterprise engineering at Microsoft

In an email sent to employees Monday evening Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella confirmed Scott Guthrie will remain head of the cloud and enterprise segment, a role he took on following Nadella’s appointment to the role of chief executive officer.

Scott Gurthie to replace Nadella as cloud and enterprise head

Scott Guthrie, head of cloud and enterprise engineering at Microsoft

Microsoft confirmed late Tuesday that corporate vice president Scott Guthrie will take on Satya Nadella’s role as head of the cloud and enterprise segment following his appointment to the role of chief executive officer.

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