Gartner: Azure is Closing in Quicker than Most Realize

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Kyle Hilgendorf, the Research Director for Gartner, mentions that AWS is still the leader overall but he suggests that Azure is closing in quicker than most realize. Hilgendorf was quoted as saying, “The race has just begun, and it’s a very long race.” Hilgendorf made this comment at a recent presentation hosted by AWS.

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2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey

2014 Future of Cloud

Fantastic 124 slide presentation on the Future of the Cloud.  Excellent analysis, proof points, slide graphics etc.  Definately worth a look if your job depends or is related to Cloud Computing.   Click Here to view deck on SlideShare.net

The 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey was conducted in partnership with 72 Collaborators. The survey is the most widely endorsed survey of its kind in the industry. To tweet individual slides, please note the banner on the upper right hand corner of each page. Visit the Blog on http://mjskok.com/resource/2014-future-cloud-computing-4th-annual-survey-results and follow us @futureofcloud #futureofcloud to join the conversation.

Running Oracle and Thinking of Moving to Microsoft Azure?

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Learn about our best practices for moving Oracle applications and databases in this brief 5-minute video.  Recorded at Microsoft Studios on November 14, 2014

Agenda

  • Overview on Oracle and Microsoft Azure Partnership
  • Customer Benefits of Running Oracle on the Azure Platform
  • How to Get Started on an Oracle on Azure Project / Migration

Microsoft Azure Unveils Real-Time Tools for IoT and Big Data Application Developers

Microsoft’s public cloud platform Azure is continuing to add functionality for Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) with the preview launch of Stream Analytics and Data Factory, and general availability launch of Azure Event Hubs.

Azure Stream Analytics is an event processing engine which helps uncover real-time insights from devices, sensors, infrastructure, applications and data. It could be used in IoT scenarios such as real-time fleet management or gaining insights from devices like mobile phones or connected cars.

Azure Data Factory helps orchestrate and manage diverse data such as an on-premise SQL Server database, and cloud data like Azure SQL Database, blobs, and tables. Data Factory helps assess end-to-end data pipeline health across various sources, and pinpoint issues and troubleshoot them.

Azure Event Hubs is capable of logging millions of events per second in near real time. The data is collected into “Event Hubs”, which can then be used with real-time analytics services such as Stream Analytics.

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Updated Azure Push with Notification Hubs in iOS 8

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With Azure Notification Hubs and the new iOS8 Push Notification custom actions, developers can use rich push to provide an engaging user experience.

Try the Azure Notification Hubs Notify Users tutorial or your own WebAPI project and iOS application.

Developers, please use the comment section or GitHub.

Free Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

Antimalware

Real time protection from the latest threats, on-demand scheduled scanning, and collection of antimalware events to your storage account via Azure Diagnostics at no additional charge.

The Microsoft Antimalware capability in Azure is a single-agent solution built on the same platform as Microsoft Security Essentials [MSE], Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune, and Windows Defender for Windows 8.0 and higher.

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Microsoft Azure Q3 Revenue up 136 Percent

Microsoft (MSFT) officially earned the No. 2 spot behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) in theinfrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) market earlier this year, and according to the latest quarterly IaaS report from Synergy Research Group, the Redmond company is now showing the strongest year-to-year revenue growth in the biz.

For Q3, Synergy also named IBM as the third largest cloud operator. Big Blue currently claims a 7 percent market share.

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Azure G-series – Super Fast, Solid State Disks (SSD), up to 32 Cores

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The G-series will provide more memory and more local Solid State Drive (SSD) storage than any current VM size in the public cloud. The largest G-series will offer 448 GB RAM and 6.5 TB of local SSD storage. Alongside this massive memory and local SSD storage, the G-series will also provide unparalleled computational performance, using the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family.

VM Size Cores RAM (in GB) Local SSD Storage (in GB)
Standard_G1 2 28 406
Standard_G2 4 56 812
Standard_G3 8 112 1,630
Standard_G4 16 224 3,250
Standard_G5 32 448 6,500

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