Topic: azure

Citrix and Microsoft announce new partnership to provide consistent access to applications from wherever

Citrix and Microsoft announced that they are joining forces to help organizations accelerate the move to the cloud along with the adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops. The agreement stems from the widespread move to permanent remote work models and the companies’ goal to rethink how organizations can adapt to new remote ways of … continue reading

Microsoft unveils Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes preview

Microsoft is giving its Azure users the ability to connect and configure to any Kubernetes cluster. The company announced a preview of Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes, which works across customer data centers, edge locations and multi-cloud.  Azure Arc is the company’s solution for extending Azure services and management to any infrastructure. “With Azure Arc, customers … continue reading

Azure Archive Storage now allows priority retrieval of offline data

Microsoft has announced the Azure Archive Storage is being updated with new capabilities based on user usage and feedback. Azure Archive Storage is a solution designed to store rarely accessed data.  “Since launching Azure Archive Storage, we’ve seen unprecedented interest and innovative usage from a variety of industries. Archive Storage is built as a scalable … continue reading

Cockroach Labs follows up on 2020 Cloud Report with configuration recommendations

In December, Cockroach Labs released its 2020 Cloud Report, which provided benchmarks for each of the major cloud providers: AWS, Azure, and GCP. According to the report, GCP had caught up to AWS in benchmarks, where previously AWS outperformed them by 40% the previous year. The company also found that each cloud vendor had an … continue reading

Locating the Microsoft Azure Backup Explorer

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft Azure Backup Explorer, Elastic Stack 7.6, and Tufin SecureCloud

Microsoft has announced Backup Explorer for Azure is now available as a preview. According to the company, Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook that enables users to see real-time monitoring metrics across their entire backup estate.  “Up until now, you could use a Recovery Services vault to get a bird’s eye view of … continue reading

Standalone simulator for Azure IoT Edge development now available

Microsoft has announced new updates and features for its IoT tool offerings, including the ability to deploy the Event Grid module and a standalone simulator for Azure IoT Edge. Event Grid on IoT Edge brings the power and flexibility of Azure Event Grid to the edge for all pub/sub and event driven scenarios, the company … continue reading

SolarWinds expands Azure support

SolarWinds announced updates to its IT operations management offering (which includes the Orion Suite and its APM suite) that offer new and expanded Azure support that encompasses on-premises and cloud environments.  The company has added support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance as the Orion database, helping customers reduce management overhead and total cost of … continue reading

Screenshot of Cohesity Runbook

ITOps Times news digest: Cohesity RunBook, Device42 integrates with Microsoft Azure Migrate, and Druva acquires CloudLanes

Cohesity has announced a new application that aims to make it easier for organizations to move their applications to the cloud. Cohesity Runbook provides an automation design canvas that makes the process simple, the company explained. Other key features in Cohesity Runbook include APIs for integrating with infrastructure-as-code automation tools and the ability to spin … continue reading

Gavriella Schuster takes the stage at Microsoft Inspire 2019

Microsoft Inspire 2019: Azure Lighthouse, Azure Migration Program, and more

Microsoft is making a number of updates and announcements surrounding its cloud platform  Azure at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas this week. The annual event is an opportunity for the company to share their direction for the upcoming year.  Announcements included:  Microsoft Azure Lighthouse Microsoft has announced the release of Azure Lighthouse. With Azure Lighthouse, … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Micro Focus SMAX 2019.5, Hexaware’s Cloud EDMA, and Keyfactor acquires Redtrust

Micro Focus has announced a new release of its service desk and asset management solution. Service Management Automation X (SMAX) 2019.5 features a new smart virtual agent called Max that understands natural language. The Micro Focus Marketplace now also includes codeless SMAX Studio Apps for Capacity and SecOps. “SMAX was designed from the ground up … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Azure Deployment Manager’s health checks, AWS CloudFormation update, and NGINX Unit 1.9

Microsoft announced new partnerships with service health monitoring companies in its Azure Deployment Manager. The Deployment Manager enables users to perform rollouts of resources on a region per region basis. Health checks for the service were announced at Build this year, allowing it to integrate with service health monitors to automatically stop deployment that are … continue reading

Microsoft prepares for Hannover Messe with Azure IoT integrations for manufacturing

In the lead-up to the Hannover Messe 2019 industrial technology event next week, Microsoft released updates for many of its industry-focused products and services, all aimed at providing businesses with a path towards “Industry 4.0.” The paradigm would see artificial intelligence, mixed reality and automation leveraged to achieve “intelligent manufacturing,” the company explained in a … continue reading

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