Microsoft isn't alone in trying to milk existing business slow enough for its cloud business to offset declines. But Windows' rapidly plunging price isn't helping matters.
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As Microsoft continues its transition to more of a mobile first, cloud first vendor, its traditional Windows and Office licensing businesses are feeling the impact, as its Q2 FY 2015 numbers show.
Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.
There is a lot to like about using the cloud for infrastructure, but there are risks as well. Remember: your vendors may not always share your priorities.
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Many enterprises have commenced deployment of hybrid cloud models, receiving the dual benefits of public cloud offloading of infrastructure concerns and private cloud safeguarding of data.
This year more and more CxOs pulled the life support on their own datacenter infrastructure in favor of ever-maturing public and private cloud offerings.
Finzsoft Solutions has signed a five-year agreement with IBM to move its finance and banking applications to the cloud as part of its hybrid cloud infrastructure.
There have long been community infrastructure-as-a-service projects such as OpenStack, and now there's a community platform-as-a-service project: Cloud Foundry.
Hitachi Data Systems has predicted that in 2015, the market will see enterprises deploy their critical legacy applications into a hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Google is allowing users to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter on its cloud platform, and is now allowing them to run some of their licensed Microsoft enterprise apps on Google Cloud.
According to a new report from The Linux Foundation, Linux is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments.
How companies looking to use cloud infrastructure for one year or more could save money from changes to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
Want to make the most of your existing storage infrastructure on a private cloud? You should consider ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition.
IBM will be helping Fire and Rescue NSW move its corporate workload to the IBM cloud infrastructure, which is based in the NSW government's datacentre.
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Easing burdens placed on legacy infrastructure by the rapid growth of mobile technology in the enterprise requires a cloud-based approach.
Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services, positioned the company's cloud as a feature rich stack instead of a commodity infrastructure play.
By 2018, fewer enterprises will run their own infrastructure. That will put the kibosh on new data center building---unless you're a cloud provider, says IDC.
Sponsored by Redhat and Intel
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a model where servers and other resources are provisioned as required over the cloud. This model provides self-service, on-demand access to IT resources, which means users can create and access tools they need within minutes, instead of days, weeks or months.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
Using its existing cloud-based and revamped core banking infrastructure, the Commonwealth Bank plans take a platform approached to its IT strategy in an aim to remove duplication.
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