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, GreenB Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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

August 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. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Windows Azure Ready to Take on AWS

April 17, 2013

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

By Tiffany Trader

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

November 13, 2012

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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

November 13, 2012

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. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Pocket Sized Shots of Techila

June 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. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

NASA CIO Talks Cloud Strategy

June 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. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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