Cloud Computing


Windows Azure Active Directory Now Open for Business

Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD), Microsoft's cloud-based identity management solution, is now out of the preview stage and available for use as a commercial service for use by organizations.

Microsoft Releases 'Paid Preview' of Windows Azure Backup Service

A "public paid preview" of Microsoft's Windows Azure Backup service is now available, Microsoft announced Monday at its Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.

Citrix Releases CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0

Version 2.0 CloudPortal Business Manager, Citrix's cloud services delivery platform, was released last week.

Citrix Delivers Self-Service Cloud Management

A new release of CloudPortal Business Manager provides a platform for Anything as a Service.

Converged Infrastructure, or 'Where Did All the Silos Go?'

Quite a few companies are mashing up server, storage, networking and even the hypervisor into turnkey solutions that can scale up or down as data center needs dictate.

VMware's Software-Defined Datacenter Taking Shape

VMware integrated Nicira technology into new VMware NSX family of network virtualization services; company also creating hybrid cloud services unit.

How To Deliver IT as a Service via System Center 2012 Service Templates

Microsoft System Center 2012 can be used to provide IT as a service, especially in the deployment of application services. Here's how to set up service templates that can help you do it with consistency and repetitive predictability.

How To Protect Your VMs with vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is all too easy, as long as you take it one step at a time.

VMware Partner Exchange: New Cloud Credits, Partner Competencies Revamped

New partner incentives revolve around selling public and hybrid cloud services; also, partner competencies revamped to account for role-based learning and individual competency achievements.

VCE Adds Vblocks for Midsized, Remote Deployments

New Vblock versions sized for midsized and remote office deployments; specialized version for SAP HANA in-memory database also available.

Citrix Closes Mobility Management Gap with XenMobile

Citrix melds mobile application management technology from recent ZenPrise acquisition into new offering.

Is Virtualization Stalled On Performance?

Virtualization and cloud architectures are driving great efficiency and agility gains across wide swaths of the data center, but they can also make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications. Let's look at some solutions.

VMware Debuts Horizon WorkSpace, Updates to Horizon Suite

VMware announced updates to its Horizon Suite, including a mobile component that provides for enterprise-grade device management.

Azure Storage Gains on Amazon S3 (Report)

A report by enterprise cloud storage provider Nasuni shows Microsoft's cloud storage competes and sometimes bests the competition in performance and other criteria.

Free Training: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Users

Microsoft training module available for free for a limited time; provides look into/comparison of Microsoft virtualization solutions for those already familiar with VMware's solutions.

New Office Arriving in March with Some Cloud Perks

Microsoft has confirmed that Office 2013 and Office 365 will be generally available in March.

LogMeIn Hops On Free Storage Cloud

Cubby provides 5GB, with a professional version allowing syncing across devices without the cloud.

Microsoft Cuts Price for Windows Azure SQL Reporting Services

Microsoft recently lowered the price for its Windows Azure SQL Reporting Services, which is used for business intelligence-type applications.

VMware Revenues Rising, But Job Cuts Looming

Virtualization and cloud behemoth VMware followed up good news of rising revenues in its latest earnings report with some bad news on impending layoffs.

Office 365 Fortifies Cloud Connection

Microsoft announced new consumer, student and small business editions, and is fortifying its connection through newer cloud connections.

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