RUN CONTAINER-BASED APPLICATIONS ON OPENSTACK WITH KUBERNETES

Many developers containerize their application so that it can run on any infrastructure; however, it’s still too hard to run containers on a private cloud. Together with Mirantis, we’ve integrated Kubernetes, our open source container manager, in OpenStack. This integration will make it easier to run your apps on a private cloud, while enabling new “hybrid” cloud possibilities. […]

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NEW IN THE AWS MARKETPLACE – ORACLE LINUX

Version 6.6 of Oracle Linux is now available in AWS Marketplace, with both hourly and annual pricing: The 64-bit Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel was designed to provide scalability, reliability, and performance improvements for demanding enterprise applications, including Enterprise Oracle workloads. This is a fully supported way to run Oracle Linux on AWS. Patches and updates are available from […]

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AZURE MEDIA SERVICES ENABLES LIVE STREAM OF GLOBAL ROBOTIC SURGERY EVENT

On February 16th 2015, over 3,000 medical students and professionals tuned in to the world’s first 24-Hour Live Worldwide Robotic Surgery Event (WRSE), powered by Microsoft Azure Media Services. The event, focused on robotic surgery training and certification, streamed from 10 leading robotic surgery centers of excellence from four continents and broadcasted live for 24 continuous hours. The […]

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MICROSOFT RELEASES PUBLIC PREVIEW OF AZURE HDINSIGHT ON LINUX

Yesterday, at the Strata+Hadop World conference, we announced the first Microsoft Azure managed service, HDInsight to be available on Linux. This post will give you the ins and outs of this new offering. What is Azure HDInsight? Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s Hadoop-as-a-service offering. It is built on top of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and architected for the […]

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MICROSOFT MAKES APACHE STORM GENERALLY AVAILABLE AND IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY FOR REAL-TIME ANALYTICS ON BIG DATA

On Wednesday at the Strata+Hadop World conference, we announced Apache Storm becoming generally available. This post will give you the ins and outs of this new offering. What is Apache Storm on Azure HDInsight? Apache Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, open source real-time event processing solution. Storm was originally used by Twitter to process massive streams of data […]

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AZURE REDIS CACHE MONITORING CHANGES

The Azure Redis Cache service has deployed a new monitoring system, and we’ll be turning off the old system on March 15, 2015. We recommend you take steps to ensure you continue to receive monitoring data as expected. What are the changes? This new monitoring system gives you the capability to store monitoring and diagnostics data […]

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MOBILE SERVICES BETA ANDROID SDK WITH OFFLINE INCREMENTAL SYNC, SOFT DELETE, AND ANDROID STUDIO MIGRATION

Today, we present to you Mobile Services 2.0.2-Beta Android SDK. With this release, we introduce two new Offline features: Incremental Sync and Soft Delete. In addition, we’ve updated our SDK to support Gradle.build and Android Studio. If you have been following our Android SDK, we announced future support and Offline with our 2.0-Beta release back […]

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LIMIT THE EXPOSURE OF SENSITIVE DATA IN AZURE SQL DATABASE USING DYNAMIC DATA MASKING

We are excited to announce that this week we made Dynamic Data Masking available for preview on the new service version of SQL Database (V12).  Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data in a database by returning masked data to non-privileged users who run queries over designated database fields, like […]

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BEING GOOD STEWARDS OF THE INTERNET

How Verizon Digital Media Services not only fixed a recent backbone provider issue for our customers by removing bad transit, but continued to work on the issue after our sites were secure in order to help identify the root of problem and restore the backbone of the Internet for all. [Update: to clarify some discussion […]

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