Posted by Augusto Alvarez on February 10, 2017
Microsoft Keeps Going Big on CyberSecurity: Investing $1 Billion a Year

The technology giant Microsoft is, as many other big ones in the market, making a statement regarding CyberSecurity: They are maintaining their $1 billion investment on yearly basis for research and development in this field, which does not include any “inorganic investments” (buying other companies). The latter investments will be a separate budget.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on January 16, 2017
Azure: Microsoft is cancelling the Pay-as-you-Go Option, but don’t worry

Microsoft will be “guiding” new customers to use the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to acquire any of the Azure subscriptions. Even though you won’t see the pay-as-you-go option from Microsoft, don’t panic, there’s an explanation.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on January 9, 2017
AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Offering New Services

AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be one of the trends in 2017, the two big cloud providers are investing a large amount of money into developing new technologies in this area. Amazon Web Services (AWS) released in December 2016 several new services customers can acquire within their cloud offerings: Polly, Rekognition and Lex.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on December 14, 2016
AWS will Store your Data in a Truck and they will Drive it to the Cloud. For Real

Probably Amazon started to ask themselves on how to accelerate cloud migrations if they can’t control the amount of data customer needs and the fact they can’t offer –yet- unlimited upload speed. And most likely following the “simple is safe” guideline, Amazon is now offering migration your data to the cloud by driving a truck to your datacenter, filling it with what you need and “driving it back” to AWS and the cloud.

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Posted by Augusto Alvarez on November 28, 2016
Azure Security and Compliance: Virtual Cloud Defense (VCD) Released to General Availability

If you’ve been talking to customers about a cloud, no matter what platform, I’m pretty sure that you heard from almost any of them that one of their major concerns about the public cloud paradigm is security. Especially when you are talking to the public sector or private companies, like financial institutions, where their entire business relies on their workloads and users secure environment. Azure Government represents an isolated version of Azure dedicated to these customers, where most of the Azure features are available under strict compliance rules. In order to enhance this service, Microsoft released recently to GA (General Availability) a key component of the Azure Government service: Virtual Cloud Defense (VCD).

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 24, 2016
Docker: Docker Datacenter in Azure

Docker Datacenter on Azure and AWS has been announced on Tuesday 21st, June 2016 at the DockerCon.

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