Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management


The rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services has become a mixed blessing for IT managers. While many were pleased to see Microsoft finally become a cloud-first company and build Azure into a viable alternative to AWS, they now are faced with a new set of challenges in trying to make the most of multiple cloud providers. Every indication is that the adoption of cloud services will continue to accelerate as more and more organizations discover the economic value of moving to on-demand solutions.

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Microsoft reaches out and embraces open-source Eclipse

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Organizations using Microsoft’s Azure or Visual Studio Team Services along with an open-source Eclipse IDE will be happy to hear that Microsoft is stepping up its commitment to making them all work together.

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Microsoft Bolsters Cloud Security


Microsoft has announced measures to improve security management and transparency for Azure cloud services and Office 365. The features, which come from technology Microsoft acquired when it purchased Adallom, will bolster security in cloud apps such as Office 365, Box, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Ariba. A security app for Office 365 called “Microsoft Cloud App Security” will provide security management and reporting features that will give customers better visibility, control and security for data hosted in cloud apps, the company said.

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Microsoft Hands Cloud Data Control to German Trustee


Microsoft on Wednesday said it would offer its Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM cloud services to business clients using two Germany-based data centers hosted by a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. The arrangement will protect the integrity and privacy of customer data, the company said. The data centers, located in Magdeburg and Franfkurt am Main, will be under the control of T-Systems, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, which will act as data trustee and have control over all access to the data, Microsoft said.

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Microsoft Rolls Its Own Linux Distro


Microsoft is building its own Linux distribution to manage cloud networks. Through the Azure Cloud Switch, or ACS, Microsoft aims to help network operators rapidly add the network features they need, while avoiding changes that would increase risk and complexity, said Kamala Subramaniam, principal architect for Azure Networking. The challenge for maintaining cloud and enterprise networks “is integrating the radically different software running on each different type of switch into a cloud-wide network management platform.”

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