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Service Models

Do you need to repatriate from the cloud?

April 25, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Buzz is building around the idea that it’s time to claw back our cloud services and once more rebuild the company data center. Repatriation. It’s the act of moving work out of cloud and back to on-premises or self-managed hardware. […]


Cloud Clients

Going cloud-scale with Azure Automation

February 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

One of the great advantages of using the public cloud is the ability to deploy applications and services at scale. But scale has a flip side, as working with dozens or hundreds of servers imposes new constraints on systems administration. […]


Service Models

Azure AI Studio: A nearly complete toolbox for AI development

January 22, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

On November 15, Microsoft announced Azure AI Studio, a new platform for generative AI application development, using OpenAI models such as GPT-4, as well as models from Microsoft Research, Meta, Hugging Face, and others. The motivation for the product, Microsoft […]


Global Cloud

Cloud Cost Savings: Tips for Cutting Costs on Amazon, Azure, and Google Cloud

November 7, 2023

Via: Cloud Tweaks

Cloud environments offer businesses an array of advantages, from scalability to flexibility. Yet, as many organizations have discovered, these benefits don’t automatically equate to reduced costs. Navigating the intricacies of cloud billing can be challenging, leading to unexpected expenses. This […]


Global Cloud

Oracle deploys EU sovereign cloud solution in bid to satisfy regulators

June 21, 2023

Via: CIO Dive

Oracle isn’t the only cloud service provider working toward data sovereignty solutions. Microsoft is making progress on an industry vertical for government and public sector customers it hopes to deploy later this year, and Google Cloud introduced a digital sovereignty […]


Cloud Security

When To Go Cloud-Native and When To Buy a Security Vendor Solution

June 1, 2023

Via: Data Center Knowledge

A fundamental decision for cloud security architects is how much to rely on the cloud-native security tools of their cloud provider, be it AWS, GCP, Azure, or any other provider. “As much as possible” is the wish of cloud engineers, […]


Cloud Security

Attacker uses the Azure Serial Console to gain access to Microsoft VM

May 17, 2023

Via: CSO Online

Financially motivated threat actor UNC3944 is using phishing and SIM swapping attacks to take over Microsoft Azure admin accounts and gain access to virtual machines (VM), according to cybersecurity firm Mandiant. Using access to virtual machines the attackers employed malicious […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft Cloud Service Under Scrutiny From EU Antitrust Arm

May 15, 2023

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud business has been targeted by the European Union’s antitrust arm, amid concerns the US software firm is leveraging its market power to squeeze out rivals. As part of an informal probe, regulators are quizzing competitors and […]


Global Cloud

Kubernetes cost management for the real world

May 8, 2023

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s decision to make Kubernetes a foundational service in Azure is paying off, not only for Microsoft but also for the rest of the Kubernetes ecosystem. That’s because the company is investing its engineers and money in more than its […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft stabilizes cloud revenue growth, renews cost optimization pledge

April 26, 2023

Via: CIO Dive

Cloud continued to drive revenue for Microsoft, even as generative AI advances did more to boost the company’s profile during the first three months of the year. Overall revenues grew by 7% year over year. Microsoft’s reported only modest year-over-year […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Cloud PCs can’t be benchmarked, so don’t even try, Microsoft says

April 6, 2023

Via: TechRadar

A senior Microsoft executive has laid out why benchmarking cloud PCs is an incredibly tricky process that, in many cases, just isn’t possible. In a recent blog post(opens in new tab), Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop […]


Cloud Security

Authentication Patterns for Securing Technical Accounts in the Cloud

March 28, 2023

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Mazes are a challenge – at least without a bird’s eye view. Authentication for technical accounts presents a similar challenge for cloud engineers. Technical accounts are the backbone of CI/CD pipelines, infrastructure-as-code, and any form of process automation for IT […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft leans on cloud revenue, even as Azure growth stalls

January 25, 2023

Via: CIO Dive

The growth curve for cloud is slowing for Microsoft, as economic realities force companies to shift investment patterns. In a natural cycling of business priorities, enterprises that underwent modernization are now focused on consolidation. That realignment accounts for a temporary […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Microsoft Patches 4 Flaws in Separate Azure Cloud Services

January 18, 2023

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft has fixed vulnerabilities in four separate services of its Azure cloud platform, two of which could have allowed attackers to perform a server-side request forgery (SSRF) attack — and thus potentially execute remote code execution — even without authentication […]


Global Cloud

Oracle Cloud Earnings Gains Pit It Against AWS, Azure, Google

December 15, 2022

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure continues to make its mark as a hyperscale cloud provider, even though it remains small compared to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. But the Big Three might want to watch out. For its fiscal […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft bans cryptomining in Azure

December 15, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft has officially banned cryptomining within its Azure cloud services in a rather inconspicuous way. An update(opens in new tab) to its Universal License Terms for Online Services, which mainly applies to its cloud platform, states that “mining cryptocurrency is […]


Global Cloud

3 ways to reach the cloud and keep loss and latency low

November 7, 2022

Via: Network World

Adoption of public cloud IaaS platforms like AWS and Azure, and PaaS and SaaS solutions too, has been driven in part by the simplicity of consuming the services: connect securely over the public internet and start spinning up resources. But […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft Cloud grows, but less than expected

October 26, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Microsoft has reported revenue for its first quarter of 2023 of $50.1bn, up 11% compared to the same quarter last year. However, net income was $17.6bn, a 14% decrease. The company said it had experienced “strong overall demand” for its […]


Global Cloud

Microsoft expands its Azure Space satellite-connectivity options

September 14, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Two years ago, Microsoft launched its Azure Space initiative, focused on making Azure a strong player in the space- and satellite-connectivity cloud market. On September 14, timed with World Satellite Business Week, Microsoft officials are outlining how they plan to […]


Global Cloud

Oracle partners with Microsoft to launch database service for Azure

July 20, 2022

Via: Info World

Oracle and Microsoft on Wednesday said that they were jointly launching a new service, dubbed Oracle Database Service for Azure, that will allow Azure customers direct access to Oracle databases running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The new offering, which […]