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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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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All Things Digital with Seven Questions and Answers on Windows Azure

This morning I came across a newly published article on All Things Digital by Arik Hesseldahl titled “Seven Questions for Doug Hauger, Head of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform”.   When I talk with others in the industry I sometimes get questions about what Windows Azure is.  Arik’s Q&A session with Doug helps provide clarity on…

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Windows Azure Drives Next-Gen Toyota Telematics

Post by: Larry Grothaus Big news from the auto world today: your next car might be greener thanks to the cloud. Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corp. have announced that the Windows Azure Platform (Windows Azure and SQL Azure) will be the foundation for a global cloud-computing platform that will deliver combined telecommunications and informatics technologies…

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Businessweek on Cloud Providers and Customers

I was reading an interesting story just published by Bloomberg Businessweek titled “The Cloud: Battle of the Tech Titans”.  The story covers some of the more obvious benefits of cloud computing such as reducing the costs associated with having underutilized hardware and time spent maintaining software, but it also drills into a variety of other…

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Cloud Security with Windows Azure and Microsoft Global Foundation Services

With the RSA conference occurring this week and cloud computing being such a high interest topic, the two worlds of cloud and security are receiving increased visibility in the trade press.  The Cloud Security Alliance, which Microsoft is part of, also held their Cloud Security Alliance Summit this week, with it being co-located with RSA. …

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Enabling Supercomputing in the Cloud

One of the capabilities delivered by true cloud computing solutions is the power to dynamically scale up and down based on the needs that applications and users are placing on the service.  This also correlates to one of the key benefits that businesses can realize when investing in cloud computing as an infrastructure and platform…

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Windows Azure Platform Lowers the Barrier to Innovation

While many customers are still in the education and evaluation phase when looking at ways that cloud computing can deliver benefits to their companies, there are certainly examples of how prominent businesses are already taking advantage of the new platform.  Some of these real-world examples are featured today, companies such as T-Mobile USA and Xerox,…

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