Microsoft: Azure Stack Will Be Sold Separately, Eventually

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During Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference last week, the company published several blog posts on the status of Azure Stack, its forthcoming hybrid cloud-based extension of Azure into customer data centers, which is currently being tested in preview. At least two of these posts — one from Corporate Vice President Mike… Read More

Verizon Acquires Yahoo for $4.83 Billion

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Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy Yahoo! Inc.’s web assets for $4.83 billion, ending the company’s two-decade run as an independent business that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age to also-ran behind nimbler online rivals such as Google and Facebook Inc. Verizon will… Read More

Cisco Advances CliQr’s Tech for Automation

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Four months after its acquisition of data center automation platform maker CliQr, Cisco is making the strongest case yet for a hyperscale automation system that blurs the boundaries between clouds and customer premises, and renders opaque the containment mechanisms for workloads. “The old world for our customers, for your business,… Read More

Equinix + Arrow Deal Boosts Azure

Equinix continues to dominate in all major colocation markets, except China, where local providers have a tight grip on the market (Photo: Equinix)

As Windows Server is allowed to fade into the background, Azure steps up to the podium as Microsoft’s principal data center brand, extending its cloud services directly into hybrid installations with Azure Stack. Read More