Google aims to make Windows Server apps comfy on its cloud

Google aims to make Windows Server apps comfy on its cloud by Barb Darrow  @gigabarb July 14, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT Windows Server support is important if Google wants to attract more business workloads to its cloud. And it does. Google GOOG 2.66% on Tuesday followed through on promises to make Windows Server a first-class citizen on its not-otherwise-very-Windows-centric Google Compute Engine. Google Compute Engine, or GCE, already supported most…

July 16, 2015
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Microsoft Azure Makes Migrating From AWS Easier

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July 11, 2015

Microsoft Azure Makes Migrating From AWS Easier, Improves High-Performance Computing Support Microsoft announced an update to its Azure cloud computing platform today. This update includes the launch of a couple of new features for developers who want to run large-scale, compute-intensive applications on the platform, as well as new features for Azure Site Recovery that will make it easier for developers to migrate to Azure from AWS. After Microsoft acquired InMage almost…

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Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog

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July 11, 2015

Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog Via techcrunch In a blog post published this morning, Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president at Microsoft, who is in charge of Azure ML, announced the public preview of the Azure Data Catalog, an in-house tool to facilitate discovery of a company’s data sources. Azure ML is Microsoft’s machine learning platform, which was launched last February. As companies create various data repositories, it becomes more challenging for interested …

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Cloud storage Who is really winning this Race

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July 7, 2015

Cloud storage Who is really winning this Race Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services.     The public cloud storage service market is evolving rapidly, with early signs of consolidation amid growing price competition that impact IT leaders. Gartner assesses the key cloud storage service providers on their execution prowess and strategic vision.    

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Microsoft announces previews of Skype for Business

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July 6, 2015

Microsoft announces previews of Skype for Business   Meeting broadcasts, landline as well as mobile dial-ins, plus cloud Relevant Products/Services-hosted PBX are few of the features that Skype would be previewing for its business clientele this summer.   In the fall, Microsoft plans to make available Cloud PBX for customers worldwide, with a configuration option for customers to use existing on-premises phone lines for inbound and outbound calling. It’s important…

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Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools Workloads moved to the cloud must be managed properly, so Microsoft has released new tools to help system administrators bridge their in-house data centers with Azure services. The company has released an add-on for managing cloud workloads within the company’s System Center systems management suite. It has also expanded the range of backup options for hosting data and applications in the cloud,…

July 3, 2015
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NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9

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June 25, 2015

NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9   RTPO<15 minutes for ALL applications and data Enabling the Always-On Business with Availability for the Modern Data Center You’ll be the first to know when v9 is here! Some Expected features Veeam integration with EMC snapshots Backup from Storage Snapshots and Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots with EMC VNX and VNXe hybrid storage arrays. Veeam Cloud Connect—Now with replication Fast, secure cloud-based disaster recovery Ensure…

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Backing up your Cloud VMs Will Save In The End

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June 25, 2015

Backing up your Cloud VMs Will Save In The End!   Like my current company many are not willing to take the plung into the Cloud. There are plenty of Organization that have moved workloads to the Cloud other have embraced it entirely. Right now Microsoft is offer Start-Ups finanical assistance to start in the cloud. The question is always “Why Not” Amazon, Microsoft, Rackspace to name a few all…

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Veeam Cloud Connect – Modern Data Center

Veeam Cloud Connect – Modern Data Center   Get your backups off site without the cost and complexity of managing an offsite infrastructure. Veeam® Cloud Connect provides a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup and restore from the cloud. Simply choose a Veeam service provider and point your backups to their hosted backup repository—offsite backup has never been so easy!   Mastering the “3-2-1 rule” The “3-2-1 rule”…

June 25, 2015
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It’s time to move from a disk-to-tape to a disk-to-cloud backup strategy

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June 24, 2015

It’s time to move from a disk-to-tape to a disk-to-cloud backup strategy   There has always been a golden rule of backup “The 3-2-1 rule” simple backup strategy: Three copies of your data, in two different formats, with one of those copies offsite. These three copies ensures redundancy   Many companies moved away from tape as primary backup to hard disk, using tape as a secondary. But cloud backups are…

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