Microsoft updated Windows Azure to help users move existing apps to the cloud while preserving their existing on-premise investments. It also announced its commitment to match Amazon Web Services' prices for commodity services like compute, storage and bandwidth.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 17-Apr-2013
Australia-based Movideo signs a four-year technical alliance with Microsoft to deliver its online video service on Azure. The company's CEO talks about how online video is delivered and consumed in Asia, the strongest business model for online video delivery, and his first steps taken to enter the Chinese market.
by: Carol Ko 02-Apr-2012
Going by a four-year technical alliance with Microsoft, Australia-based Movideo migrates its online video platform to Windows Azure from open source Java stack to tap the global online video market, which is forecast to exceed US$10 billion by the end of 2014.
by: Asia Cloud Forum editors 27-Mar-2012
The new VM-to-Cloud Calculator compares the costs of running VMs on Amazon EC2, Windows Azure and Rackspace Cloud Servers. It inventories one's VMs, captures the description, CPU, memory, storage, and count, and refine the estimates as the virtualized environment changes.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 19-Jul-2011
Salesforce.com's outspoken CEO discusses the company's evolution, M&A strategies, why Microsoft is 'lagging' behind in cloud development, and whether Salesforce.com and Microsoft's Azure should change their names.
by: Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service (Boston Bureau) 07-Jun-2011
Targeting at SMBs, the joint offering of CA Technologies' backup and recovery SaaS on Microsoft's cloud platform can be deployed internally or remote offices that lack on-site IT staff.
by: StorageAsia Editors 26-May-2011
As part of its smart-grid activities, Toyota Motor will conduct trials in Japan of its cloud-based Toyota Smart Center pilot program, which will comprise global positioning system, energy management and other multimedia technologies.
by: Asia Cloud Forum staff 08-Apr-2011
The great earthquake that struck Japan on 11 March did not bring material disruption to the Google's and Microsoft's cloud services in Japan. Ironically, while Google App Engine's availability remained 100% on 11 March, its availability from Beijing dropped to 0% the next day onwards.
by: Carol Ko 23-Mar-2011
Many organizations prefer Platform-as-a-Service offerings for their cloud needs. Our expert compares options from Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
by: Roger Jennings, Contributor, SearchCloudComputing.com 28-Feb-2011
New karaoke group in Hong Kong centalizes all songs and entertainment services in the public cloud to be delivered by multi-touch screen electronic tables. Other multimedia services include song selection, food ordering, dice games, artist photo sharing and song download.
by: Carol Ko 21-Dec-2010