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Microsoft releases public preview of Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Microsoft has announced that it is making the preview of the Azure Service Fabric Mesh available to everyone, after having been in private preview for the last few months. Azure Service Fabric is a scalable distributed systems platform for building and managing scalable microservices and container-based application on Windows and Linux. With the service, developers … continue reading

Microsoft adds new enhancements to Azure

Microsoft has announced new advancements to Azure at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in Seattle today. The company released Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, which is a scalable data lake solution for big data analytics. With this solution, all data can coexist in a single store without needing to be copied, allowing for greater speed … continue reading

Azure Kubernetes Service now available

Microsoft’s services for managing, deploying and operating Kubernetes is now available. The company first announced Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in October of last year. “We’ve also seen incredible growth in Kubernetes on Azure, with five times the number of customers and ten times the usage of a year ago,” Brendan Burns, engineer for Microsoft Azure, … continue reading

Microsoft’s Corey Sanders provides more insight into Azure migration

Microsoft has divided the process of moving on-premises workloads and applications to the cloud into three key steps: Assess, migrate and optimize. Once the assessment of existing infrastructure, applications and dependencies is complete, there are four general options for undergoing an application migration to Azure. Those are: re-hosting or lift and shift, refactoring with containers, … continue reading

Microsoft Azure Containers Instances now available

Microsoft has announced a new way to run containers without having to manage servers. Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a serverless solution for Linux and Windows containers. “ACI offers you an on-demand compute service delivering rapid deployment of containers with no VM management and automatic, elastic scale,” Corey Sanders, corporate vice president of Azure for … continue reading

Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere for secure, Internet-connected microcontroller powered devices

Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Azure Sphere at the RSA 2018 security conference this week in San Francisco this week. Microsoft Azure Sphere is a new tool designed for creating secure, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) powered devices. According to the company, a MCU is a tiny chip that acts as the brain of intelligent devices … continue reading

Microsoft Azure Availability Zones now available to select regions

Microsoft has announced the release of Azure Availability Zones beginning with select regions in the United States and Europe. Azure Availability Zones were first introduced last year at Microsoft Ignite. The zones are fault-isoled locations within an Azure region and each one has its own independent power source, network, and cooling. “With Availability Zones, in … continue reading

OpenBMC and Linux Foundation join forces to codify open-source BMC firmware stack

IBM will be providing its OpenBMC code base to the Linux Foundation in support of the latter’s efforts to define a BMC stack that will work across varied systems including enterprise, HPC, telco and cloud-scale data centers. The OpenBMC Project’s community has already made substantial contributions towards open-source baseboard management controller firmware, but with the … continue reading

Microsoft’s first System Center upgrade under rapid release cycle arrives

Microsoft has rolled out the first upgrade of its System Center management suite under its new semi-channel release cycle. The release of System Center version 1801 is the outgrowth of Microsoft’s ongoing shift to its new continuous iteration development cycle to produce new versions of its major software offerings every six months, rather than release … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire file storage provider Avere Systems

Microsoft has agreed to acquire file storage provider, Avere Systems. Avere Systems offers NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients, whether they are running in cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environments. According to the company, Avere provides low-latency data access to data center storage resources. It allows customers to share computer and storage resources … continue reading

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