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Microsoft Brings GreenButton Into Azure Fold

May 1, 2014 |

Microsoft announced today its acquisition of New Zealand-based cloud startup GreenButton. A partner of the company’s Azure Windows cloud play since 2011, GreenButton fits well under Microsoft’s “Big Compute” umbrella. Windows Azure General Manager Mike Neil revealed the news this morning in a blog entry, although the terms of the deal have not been disclosed Read more…

Microsoft HPC Program “Full Steam Ahead” After Reorg, Manager Says

Aug 1, 2013 |

Conspicuously missing from Microsoft’s recent corporate reorganization was any mention of the company’s HPC group, which develops a cluster-enabled version of Windows Server, among other products. That absence doesn’t mean a thing, and the program is going “full steam ahead,” the manager in charge of Microsoft’s HPC program said this week.

Research Roundup: Toward a More Efficient Cloud

May 10, 2013 |

In this week’s hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a unified programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.

Windows Azure Ready to Take on AWS

Apr 17, 2013 |

After a lengthy incubation phase, Microsoft is finally ready to release its IaaS product into the wild. AWS, look out.

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

Nov 13, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Windows-Azure-cloud_230x.jpg” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”58″ />Microsoft has unveiled a set of “big compute” capabilities for its Windows Azure offering. The company is courting the HPC space with more powerful hardware, new instance configurations, and the updated Microsoft HPC Pack 2012.

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

Nov 13, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Windows-Azure-cloud_230x.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”62″ />Microsoft has unveiled a set of “big compute” capabilities for its Windows Azure offering. The company is courting the HPC space with more powerful hardware, new instance configurations, and the updated Microsoft HPC Pack 2012.

Pocket Sized Shots of Techila

Jun 26, 2012 |

Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources.

NASA CIO Talks Cloud Strategy

Jun 26, 2012 |

Earlier this month NASA CIO Linda Cureton detailed several changes to the agency’s cloud strategy. The organization migrated a number of enterprise applications to Amazon Web Services as well as deploying their “Be a Martian Project” on Windows Azure in what seemed to be a departure from OpenStack. HPC in the Cloud spoke with Cureton about the new direction and NASA’s standing with the cloud platform they co-founded.

Lockheed Martin Helps Define Cloud Usage Models

Jun 12, 2012 |

In an interview at ODCA’s Forecast 2012 in New York City, Curt Aubley, the VP & CTO of Cyber Security & NexGen Innovation at Lockheed Martin, as well as the Open Data Center Alliance president, explained that moving the market forward with open solutions enables Lockheed to have more options, avoid lock-in and get the benefits of new technologies so that they can move faster in a more affordable fashion.

Cloud Rendering in the Push of a Button

May 29, 2012 |

A platform provider aims to speed rendering for graphics-heavy applications.

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