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Microsoft now brings SQL Server licenses to Azure virtual machines

Microsoft announced this week that its Microsoft Enterprise Agreement users can bring existing licenses to run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Since the launch of Azure Virtual Machines, customers can already run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines through several existing SQL Server images available in the Azure Gallery, or bring their own images to Azure. These images and capabilities will continue to be supported so customers can continue […]

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AWS offers X1 instances for Amazon EC2 to support in-memory databases, big data processing, HPC

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced this week availability of X1 instances, a new memory optimized instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) where X1 instances offer 2 TB of memory, so as to run in-memory databases. Powered by four 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors delivering 128 vCPUs, X1 instances also offer up to 10Gb per second of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic […]

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New Riverbed SteelCentral boosts visibility for cloud, apps in Azure and AWS, virtual networks, UC monitoring

Riverbed Technology enhanced on Tuesday its SteelCentral offering to offer advances to troubleshooting capabilities and improved monitoring across the cloud while simultaneously improving ease of use and scalability. The SteelCentral offering combines user experience, infrastructure, application, and network monitoring for a holistic view of application performance, and allows users to deliver and proactively maintain the applications that are critical to their business. Riverbed SteelCentral features advancements in several key platform […]

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DataON Storage boosts hyper-converged offering with Microsoft certification for all-flash array appliance

DataON Storage, provider of hyper-converged platforms for the Microsoft-defined data center, announced Thursday Microsoft certification of the CiB-9224 F1 all-flash Cluster-in-a-Box for Windows Server 2012 R2, Storage Spaces. Built on the inaugural certified software-defined storage spaces platform, the CiB-9224 F1 empowers organizations to transition into a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) using best-of-breed compute and shared-storage technology. The Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) appliance architecture simplifies IT deployments and fiercely increases performance levels with reduced […]

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HP t310 Quad-Display Zero Client comes immune to viruses with power, performance to support four displays

HP Inc. added on Monday to its Zero Client line of products a high performance version designed to protect against security breaches while capable of supporting up to four displays simultaneously. The new book-size, HP t310 Quad-Display Zero Client allows customers to multitask across multiple monitors without adding additional components. The HP Zero Client line has been designed to meet the needs of hospitals, engineering firms, government offices and financial […]

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BMC’s MainView for Java framework discovers, manages Java for z/OS performance to unlock potential on mainframes

BMC announced this week MainView for Java environments, its integrated systems management solution that offers complete insight into how Java is consuming resources and affecting application performance on the modern mainframe. In the race to thrive as a digital business and to gain a competitive advantage, organizations are increasingly looking to Java for z/OS to develop applications. With the demand for instant service, always-available, high-performing applications, it is not surprising […]

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Cavium debuts OCTEON TX, its 64-bit ARM-based SOCs for open, services-centric applications

Cavium Inc. debuted Monday OCTEON TX line of 64-bit ARM based SOCs for control plane and data plane applications in networking, security, and storage. This new product line is composed of 4 product families – CN80XX, CN81XX, CN82XX and CN83XX with 1 to 24 full custom, enhanced 64-bit ARM v8.1 cores, providing a range of highly integrated 64-bit ARM SOC products for a range of embedded processing applications. The 1 […]

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Pivotal, VMware align to boost deployment of cloud-native applications with advanced enterprise offering

Pivotal and VMware launched Tuesday an enterprise cloud-native stack featuring Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware Photon Platform, combining Pivotal’s continuous cloud platform and VMware’s cloud-native infrastructure into a single solution to speed application creation and deployment with built-in application and infrastructure management. The two companies originally previewed their joint solution at VMworld 2015 U.S. The Pivotal-VMware cloud-native stack benefits enterprises seeking to deploy cloud-native applications as the VMware Photon Platform […]

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Azure Container Service enhances open source container orchestration technology now generally available

Microsoft announced Tuesday general availability of its Azure Container Service that offers simplified configurations of proven open source container orchestration technology, optimized to run in the cloud. In a few clicks, users can deploy container-based applications on a framework designed to help manage the complexity of containers deployed at scale, in production. The Azure Container Service has been built to provide clients with the benefits of running containerized applications, using […]

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