Microsoft Server and Tools Division President, Satya Nadella on Cloud Computing at GigaOM

Just wanted to give the quick heads up that Satya Nadella, the president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools division, will be speaking on Wednesday around 11:10 a.m. PST at the GigaOm Structure 2011 event this week in San Francisco.  He’ll be participating in a Q&A fireside chat moderated by Eric Savitz, the local Bureau Chief…

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Fujitsu Launches Global Cloud Platform Service Powered By Windows Azure

Today, Fujitsu and Microsoft announced the upcoming August 2011 availability of the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform service, which marks the first official production release of a Windows Azure platform appliance delivered by Fujitsu.  The new service offering has already been running in Fujitsu’s datacenter and available on a trial basis to companies since April 21,…

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SAP and Microsoft Join Efforts on Cloud Computing

I wanted to share news of an announcement this morning at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s business and technology conference being held in Orlando, Florida this week.  The announcement states that SAP and Microsoft will work together on making application development and cloud management easier for developers and IT staff, helping customers harness the power of cloud…

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Travelocity Critical System Runs on Windows Azure Cloud

This week the Microsoft TechEd North America conference is taking place in Atlanta Georgia. TechEd is an annual conference which provides IT professionals and developers with deep technical education across Microsoft’s current and upcoming products, solutions and services. Taking into account the high level of interest in private and public cloud computing this year, the…

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CA Technologies ARCserve coming to Windows Azure platform as SaaS offering

Couple of interesting updates on the Windows Azure front that I came across yesterday on Redmondmag.com and Mary Jo Foley’s All About Microsoft sites.  Redmondmag.com covers the announcement from CA Technologies that they’re bringing their ARCserve backup and recovery solutions exclusively to the Windows Azure cloud computing platform as a SaaS solution in the second…

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Cloud Elasticity – A Real-World Example

In April, I wrote about the Social eXperience Platform (SXP) powered by the Windows Azure platform and how it delivers cloud-powered capabilities to Microsoft Showcase and the Cloud Conversations sites.  There were some notable numbers in that post related the improved availability and reduction in costs corresponding with the team’s move to the cloud.  I…

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Orion Energy Systems Moves InteLite software to Windows Azure platform

I came across an interesting announcement today over on the Windows Azure blog regarding Orion Energy Systems and their use of the Windows Azure platform to host their InteLite offering, a sensor-and-control solution designed to help their customers save energy and control lighting costs. The announcement says that the move to the Windows Azure platform…

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Microsoft CIO Tony Scott: 5 Lessons Learned from Our Cloud Deployment

I wanted to share a blog post from Microsoft’s CIO, Tony Scott, where he provides some insight into 5 lessons he’s learned along the path to deploying cloud computing solutions at Microsoft. Tony shared this information with an audience of fellow CIOs at a Forbes and Microsoft CIO network this week in New York.  …

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Social eXperience Platform (SXP) Powered by Windows Azure

Whether you know it or not, when you visit the Cloud Power site you’re most likely experiencing a service or application hosted on or utilizing the Windows Azure platform.  Whether it’s the social media experience for videos hosted on the Microsoft Showcase site or visiting our Cloud Conversations section on the Cloud Power web site,…

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Windows Azure platform supports Media and Entertainment industry

A Windows Azure platform update from “The Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show going on there. At the show we announced that we’re working with a variety of industry partners and creating a partner ecosystem to help Media and Entertainment (M&E) companies take advantage of cloud…

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