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Microsoft deal could see local Fujitsu Azure

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.

July 13, 2010 by

Microsoft announces “cloud in a box” appliance

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”.

July 12, 2010 by

Microsoft launches Azure private cloud in a box

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.

July 11, 2010 by

Frugal Friday: Barbecue! Apple 2009 iPod refresh, CodePlex Foundation, Microsoft Best Buy Shenanigans, Schooner Information Technology

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about the joys of Carolina and Texas Barbecue, the Fall 2009 Apple iPod launch event, the new Microsoft-created CodePlex Foundation, the recent exposure of Microsoft's Best Buy 2009 retail marketing plans for Windows 7 and speak with Dr. John Busch, Co-Founder of Schooner Information Technology, the memcached and MySQL acceleration appliance company.

September 11, 2009 by

News to know: Facebook; Vista; See-through screens; Sun patch

Notable headlines:Garett Rogers: The Google Apps Appliance would make Microsoft sweatMary Jo Foley: Microsoft tries to stop more 'Vista-capable' e-mails from going publicVista Ultimate team releases new discounts, but no new freebies (yet)Microsoft DeepZoom + PhotoZoom = Another Software+Service combinationAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: Build a Vista-compatible office PC for $305Intel to steal graphics market share from AMD and nVIDIA in 2009? It depends ...

March 9, 2008 by

The Google Apps Appliance would make Microsoft sweat

Out of all other Google services, Google Apps is the product with the most potential to put a dent in Microsoft's earnings if it ever took off. As we've seen in the recent past, both companies will do almost anything to one-up the other -- and that should worry Microsoft.

March 9, 2008 by

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