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Kinetica Database Now on Azure

October 12, 2021 – Database company Kinetica  is now accessible as a service on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, designed to give organizations real-time contextual analysis and location intelligence on massive data sets with reduced computing infrastructure and lower costs. Kinetica’s vectorized database is used to analyze data from sensors and machines in real time. For […]

Pentagon Document Shows HPC Key to DoD’s Post-JEDI Cloud Strategy; Early Co-favorites: AWS and Azure

The Pentagon’s cancellation of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract won in 2019 by Microsoft – the biggest tech story of the week and surely one of the biggest of the year – has major implications for the HPC and Big AI sectors. Though just what they are or will be is, for now, […]

Super-expensive Supercomputers: UK Met Office in £1B+ Deal for Microsoft Weather System; $3B System in China on Way

As widely reported in February, the UK Met Office and Microsoft have come to an agreement to provision a £1.2 billion (over 10 years) supercomputer the Met Office said will be the world’s most powerful weather and climate forecasting system. The agreement, announced on Earth Day, will be in the top 25 of the Top500 […]

Let’s Invent the Future Together!

Join Microsoft Azure and NVIDIA at GTC21! Grow your expertise and help shape what’s next for AI innovation. We’ll demonstrate the collaboration between Microsoft and NVIDIA that brings a new, deep learning-powered experience. There are amazing opportunities for everyone.

Pure Storage Brings Its Block Storage to Microsoft Azure

Mountain View, Calif. – March 16, 2021 — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), which offers storage as-a-service for multicloud environments, announced the general availability of Pure Cloud Block Store on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With a common dataplane across multicloud environments, customers can move to the cloud on their terms, allowing for application portability to the cloud or to […]

Azure GM Joins OCP Board

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced that Microsoft Azure GM Zaid Kahn will hold a seat on its board. Kahn replaces Kushagra Vaid, who has served over the past year. Vaid had been engaged with OCP since 2014 and previously served on the OCP Incubation Committee for several years. Kahn joins board members Andy […]

NAG Delivers Machine Learning Guidance via New Azure HPC + AI Collaboration Centre

23 February 2021 – Oxford, UK: The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) will provide machine learning guidance to Microsoft Azure users via the new Azure HPC & AI Collaboration Centre. In partnership with NVIDIA, this new centre will develop best practices for the deployment of scalable machine learning in the Cloud. “Microsoft and NVIDIA innovation around […]

Opus Interactive Expands Multicloud Services across AWS, GCP and Azure with Scality RING and Zenko Open Source 

San Francisco – Feb. 11, 2021 – Scality announced today that Opus Interactive, a cloud, colocation and IT services company, is using Scality RING and Zenko to deliver enhanced services, including data management across multicloud infrastructure, backup-as-a-service and more. Opus Interactive sought a solution that could meet increased customer demand for more flexible, highly available and secure storage […]

4 Cloud Vendors Held 67% of $129B Market in Q4

Data researched by Trading Platforms indicates that the top four cloud infrastructure vendors accounted for 67 percent of the market share during Q4 2020. Amazon Web Services had the largest share at 32 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 20 percent. Google Cloud had 9 percent, while Alibaba Cloud accounted for 6 percent. During Q3 2020, […]

Azure Quantum Now in Public Preview

February 1, 2021 — Azure Quantum, the world’s first full-stack, public cloud ecosystem for quantum solutions, is now open for business, according to Krysta Svore, general manager, Microsoft Quantum. Developers, researchers, systems integrators, and customers can use it to learn and build solutions based on the latest innovations—using familiar tools in the most trusted public cloud, […]