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SONiC, the network innovation powerhouse behind Azure

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This week is OCP Summit 2018, and I cannot think of a better time to do a status update on our Open Source fabric powering our cloud. Since joining OCP back in 2014, I have always been a huge supporter ... continue reading
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Microsoft creates industry standards for datacenter hardware storage and security

Azure
Today I’m speaking at the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose where we are announcing a next generation specification for solid state device (SSD) storage, Project Denali. We’re also discussing Project Cerberus, which provides a critical ... continue reading
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Project Denali to define flexible SSDs for cloud-scale applications

Azure
Last September, at SNIA’s Storage Developer’s Conference, I presented a prototype of the Project Denali SSD. Project Denali drives provide the flexibility needed to optimize for the workloads of a wide variety of cloud applications, the simplicity to keep pace ... continue reading
Serverless computing recipes for your cloud applications

Serverless computing recipes for your cloud applications

Azure
You have heard the hype around serverless computing, read countless online articles about its benefits, and heard industry pundits find new adjectives to describe its pathbreaking nature on a frequent basis. Are you now ready to dig into what you ... continue reading

Microsoft and 21Vianet reinforce long-term cooperation on cloud services in China

Azure
Microsoft and 21Vianet have agreed to extend their partnership to provide world-class public cloud services to Chinese customers. Combining Microsoft’s global technological leadership and 21Vianet’s local operations expertise, Microsoft Azure and Office 365 operated by 21Vianet have achieved unprecedented, robust ... continue reading
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Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide – free download

Azure
This blog post is co-authored by Joachim Hafner, Cloud Solution Architect We’re pleased to offer a free e-book for those of you who are new to Azure or in the beginning stages of planning a cloud migration: the Azure Strategy ... continue reading

Five webinars to catch you up on hybrid cloud

Azure
If you need to get up to speed on how to work best in a hybrid environment, we’ve collected five of our most-viewed webinars from the past year for your binge-watching pleasure. These on-demand sessions cover a variety of topics ... continue reading

B-series burstable VM support in AKS now available

Azure
We are thrilled to announce the availability of B-series VM's, burstable VM's in Azure Container Service (AKS). Burstable VM's (B-series) are significantly cheaper compared to standard and optimal recommended VM's like Standard_DS2_V2. B-series VM's are particularly suited for development and ... continue reading