It lets enterprises and service providers run their own mirror images of Microsoft's cloud platform in their own datacenters.
Amazon Web Services has published a new Quick Start for deploying a modern enterprise data warehouse on it cloud platform.
A new Nano Server configuration will shrink its image footprint by 50 percent and remove its infrastructure role as Microsoft focuses on a headless configuration option for deployment of container-based environments.
After partnering with the Amazon cloud last year, VMware has entered into a deal with Microsoft to deliver virtualized desktops and apps on the Azure public cloud.
Research from RedLock Inc. reveals numerous security problems in public cloud environments, finding 82 percent of hosted databases remain unencrypted, among other multiple issues.
Dell has updated its lineup to handle the changing model of computing that can have files, storage, networking and compute anywhere.
Microsoft signaled an evolution of its signature message of "mobile-first, cloud-first," which is changing into a message of "an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge," thanks partly to the company's growing confidence in its developer tools and services.
Despite the much-publicized migration of enterprise datacenter infrastructure to cloud platforms, a new report from Uptime Institute indicates most workloads are still running on-premises.
Microsoft will offer an on-premises-only deployment option for its Dynamics 365 for Operations ERP software for enterprises that don't want to store data in the cloud.
It will work with components such as the SAP BW/4HANA data warehouse and SAP S/4HANA, an enterprise resource management suite with ERP capabilities.