Category Archives: Azure

Microsoft launches Azure tiered storage

In 2012, Microsoft bought cloud-storage vendor StorSimple and until this month there’s been little news about what Microsoft has been doing with StorSimple. StoreSimple is a cloud-integrated storage (CiS) product that allows users to store heavily used data on-premises/locally and … Continue reading

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Oracle applications available on Azure

Microsoft announced recently the availability of Oracle Software on Windows Azure, following the last year’s parthership between the two companies. The new additions include Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and Java wich are now generally available with license-included virtual machine … Continue reading

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New cloud solutions announced by Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Monday the availability of new cloud services to help companies seize the opportunities of cloud computing and overcome today’s top IT challenges. To help customers build IT infrastructure that delivers continuous services and applications across clouds, on … Continue reading

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Windows Azure for Research

Microsoft Research has announced on 9th of September a new initiative to help the research community use the cloud to advance scientific discovery. Windows Azure for Research has four components: Windows Azure for Research Awards Program: accepting proposals for sizable … Continue reading

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Windows Azure additions: Active Directory, Bacup and System Center interoperability

The company made several announcements on Monday relating to Azure’s maturation, including the shift of Azure Active Directory into general availability, the launch (in preview) of a Windows Azure Backup service, and the launch of a management package. Windows Azure … Continue reading

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Genetic sequence scanning on Microsoft Azure

Microsoft announced at the SC10 supercomputing trade show in New Orleans that it has a version of the BLAST running on its Azure platform. BLAST is essentially a search engine for scanning through large databases of chemical compounds to find … Continue reading

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Windows Azure availability and prices

On 14th of July, during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009, Microsoft officially announced the business and partner model for the Windows Azure platform including service level agreements and support programs. Continue reading

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