Microsoft is planning to try again to deliver preconfigured racks of servers to enterprise users and partners in the hope of convincing them to start moving toward the cloud.
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Cloud-based applications impose different types of stress on wide area networks that do traditional applications. Riverbed believes that SteelHead 8.6 can optimize network traffic to better meet business requirements.
Microsoft is looking at its appliance, cloud and big data products and services as its most likely to be added to its billion-dollar business club.
Microsoft is taking its new 'devices and services company' mission to heart on the enterprise side of the house, too. It just bought a storage-appliance vendor.
In a sign of Hyper-V's growing popularity, HP has brought out an appliance for Microsoft's hypervisor along with an appliance for Itanium-based Superdome applications
Based on comments made by a Microsoft Server and Tools division exec this week, it seems the M.I.A. Windows Azure Appliances are still on the Microsoft roadmap.
Touch- and gesture-focused projects get most of the natural-user-interface (NUI) promotional love at Microsoft. But there are other kinds of NUI projects incubating inside Microsoft Research that may end up contributing to a future commercial product, as happened with the Kinect sensor.
Turnkey, scalable datacenter appliances offer building blocks for quick implementation and fast business reaction times.
The companies have announced a series of appliances that integrate HP hardware with Microsoft software to help SMBs and enterprises deal with business intelligence, databases and messaging
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft's partnership finally bears fruit with launch of four integrated appliances to boost data management and business intelligence, note execs who dismiss rival products.
A year ago, Microsoft and HP announced a three-year, $250 million partnership to deliver jointly developed "application solutions" and hardware-software appliances. On January 19, 2011, the pair went public with plans for a handful of the turnkey products resulting from the deal.
Microsoft is folding its Hohm energy monitoring service into its Windows Embedded unit. Next stop: energy monitoring for your car (or factory).
Microsoft makes its entrance into the private cloud space with an appliance -- but keeps it under wraps.
Microsoft unveils Azure appliance with Dell, Fujitsu and HP
The company has launched a private cloud offering that will also be repackaged and resold with optional services from companies including Fujitsu, Dell and HP
Microsoft takes the IT appliance concept to a new level with the Azure private-cloud-in-a-container announcement.
Overnight, Microsoft announced the creation of an Azure appliance which HP, Dell and Fujitsu will sell and use to deliver Azure services to customers, both on premise and in company datacentres — a development that could lead to a much more local Azure.
Microsoft is taking an appliance approach to cloud computing with the announcement of a “cloud in a box” version of its Azure platform. At its Worldwide Partner Conference today, Microsoft described it as “the first turnkey cloud services platform for deployment in customer and service provider datacenters”.
What does the Windows Azure platform appliance program mean for Microsoft and its service provider partners?
Microsoft is making good on its promise to allow enterprise customers buy Windows Azure preconfigured in datacenter containers from selected partners.On Juy 12, the company took the wraps off the name for this offering -- Windows Azure Platform Appliance -- and said Dell, Fujitsu and Hewlett Packard were all -to sell this offering.
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