Google wants antitrust action against Microsoft
Google is calling on the British regulator CMA to take action against Microsoft. According to Google, Microsoft would significantly harm competition.
This is according to a letter obtained by Reuters. Google's complaint relates to the licensing policy. These policies would unfairly discourage Mi... Read more
Microsoft puts Azure Kubernetes Service into high gear
Microsoft has announced another expansion of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). The new features focus on centrally managing large volumes of clusters, deploying AI models and expanding Azure Container Apps functionality.
Now, among other features, Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager is generally availa... Read more
Microsoft gives Azure infrastructure major upgrade with ARM chips
Until now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the only hyperscaler investing heavily in ARM workloads. At Google and Microsoft, they leaned on generic Ampere Altra chips. Until now, as Microsoft adds to Azure the Maia and Cobalt chips, for AI and generic CPU workloads. To top it off, Microsoft is also a... Read more
Microsoft addresses limitations of Kubernetes with Radius
Microsoft has introduced the open-source Radius platform, which allows companies to more easily deploy applications in on-premises environments, as well as in public clouds such as Azure and AWS.
According to the tech giant, the open-source (under an Apache 2.0 license) Radius platform provides ... Read more
Why the supercloud must become a reality
The IT environments of today can be highly complex. Organizations often deploy multiple cloud services and still run some applications on-prem. Companies are eager to make the management of all these workloads smoother and cheaper. The concept of a "supercloud," a layer of governance that sits abov... Read more
Pure Storage supports Azure Premium SSD v2 instances for AVS
Pure Storage is expanding its partnership with Microsoft and now supports Azure Premium SSD v2 Disk Storage instances. It is currently still in preview, which users can apply for by going to Azure VMware Solution (AVS). The new support should provide cost savings.
Pure Cloud Block Store (CBS) fr... Read more
Microsoft licensing remains doubtful, AWS gets Office privilege
Following commentary from other cloud providers, Microsoft is now drawing attention to its own licensing practices. A new policy exempts only AWS customers from additional fees to run Microsoft software in the AWS cloud.
Microsoft appears to be getting ahead of AWS users in a new user agreement.... Read more
Dell Technologies introduces new consulting services for Microsoft
Dell Technologies is releasing new services to help businesses get more out of their Microsoft solutions. It is not only doing so to benefit those using Azure, for example, but also for more secure hybrid work environments, applications, data and backup & recovery.
The new portfolio builds o... Read more
Snowflake and Microsoft expand partnership with AI
Snowflake is strengthening its partnership with Microsoft through new product integrations and capabilities. In a press release, Snowflake announces increased investments for its Azure-related offerings.
As we documented before, Snowflake is a platform that is designed to run on any cloud. "Clou... Read more
Avaya introduces hybrid UC&CC solution based on Azure
Avaya has introduced its hybrid UC&CC solution Avaya Enterprise Cloud. This allows companies to take advantage of both (public) cloud and on-premises functionality for their unified communications and contact center infrastructure.
The solution also allows companies to adapt their communicat... Read more