Topic: microsoft

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

Microsoft and Facebook start the Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration to address growing networking demands

Data center architectures are changing rapidly and that’s putting a lot of pressure on IT organizations trying to keep up with the greater networking demands. To address that challenge, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to form the Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) Collaboration, which will be a project under the Joint Development Foundation. According to Microsoft, … continue reading

premium Windows Server 2019 release gives IT Ops pros plenty to consider

Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2019 promises to bring significant improvements to IT operations professionals and managers seeking to more easily bridge their datacenters with the public cloud. Showcased at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida the Windows Server 2019 became generally available earlier this month. The release of Windows Server 2019 comes as … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: CData Cloud Hub, Sumo Logic announces Azure integrations and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

Along with the numerous announcements made by Microsoft at its Ignite conference in Orlando this week, a number of other software providers discussed new products and updates to their offerings. CData Software launches cloud data and integration hub CData, which offers data access and integration solutions using standards-based drivers, launched CData Cloud Hub for software-as-a-service, … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcement primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card to assess their current state of security as well as make recommendations … continue reading

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

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