Thursday, September 03, 2015

Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

As police move to adopt body cams, storage costs set to skyrocket | VMware and Google buddy up in the cloud

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Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines
Responding to customer hunger for bigger virtual machines, Microsoft has bulked up its most powerful VM with more storage and higher throughput, paving the way for running large-scale, database-driven applications in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Read More

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As police move to adopt body cams, storage costs set to skyrocket
Police body cams are a big business, but even bigger is the business of storing the video content that's created as camera adoption grows. Determining how much video to keep -- and for how long -- is also an issue. Read More

VMware and Google buddy up in the cloud
In what is a symbiotic relationship for both companies, VMware and Google have expanded their partnership in the IaaS cloud market this week. Read More

Google's productivity suite updated with dictation, integrated search and more
Google rolled out a big set of updates to its productivity suite today aimed primarily at enhancing its capabilities for students and teachers. Read More

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What's the deal with Apple-Cisco deal?
Apple's newly announced partnership with Cisco to sell more iPads and iPhones to businesses was short on detail. Read More

Salesforce jumps into healthcare with a tailored cloud platform
Sales and marketing have long been Salesforce's proverbial bread and butter, but on Wednesday the CRM giant branched out in a new direction with a cloud platform tailored specifically for healthcare providers and patient data. Read More

Surprise! Best Buy prices often on par with Amazon
It's not often that a brick-and-mortar retailer can match, let alone beat,'s online prices. Best Buy, however, is doing just that, according to a Wall Street analyst's comparison of more than four dozen items sold by both stores. Read More

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How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud
VMware VP of Cloud Services Mathew Lodge acknowledges that the virtualization vendor got started later than other folks in the IaaS public cloud market, but he flatly denies that the company is slowing investment in this area. Read More

Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future
Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked devices via the cloud. Read More

Fujitsu confirms cloud outage
Fujitsu, the Japanese technology company with an international IaaS cloud offering, confirmed that it had a significant outage to the company's California data centers last month. Read More

CIOs embrace hybrid cloud and software-defined data centers
Companies building mobile and Web applications to support their digital businesses depend on a mix of private and public clouds to exchange data, said Bill Fathers, VMware's executive vice president and general manager of cloud services, at the company's VMworld customer event. Read More


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