Cloud Computing: Microsoft Increases Licensing Costs for non-Azure Cloud Vendors

Microsoft has recently announced new licensing changes that target competing cloud vendors that run Microsoft software in the cloud. Starting October 1st, 2019, the changes will go into effect, making the use of Microsoft software significantly more expensive to run on non-Azure clouds like AWS, Google and Alibaba. The Register summarized the license changes, saying …

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VMware Announces Update To VMware HCX Enterprise

Last week (Aug. 8) VMware Inc. updated its enterprise application mobility platform VMware HCX, which the company says is designed to “simplify workload migration, workload rebalancing, and optimize disaster recovery [DR] across datacenters and clouds.” The update introduces three key features to help enterprise customers streamline “the process of connecting, populating, and continually optimizing application …

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HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud

Cloud killed the fortunes of the Hadoop trinity—Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR—and that same cloud likely won’t rain success down on HPE, which recently acquired the business assets of MapR. While the deal promises to marry “MapR’s technology, intellectual property, and domain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and analytics data management” with HPE’s …

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Commvault Data Storage: Product Overview and Insight

Commvault is a recognized global leader in enterprise class backup, recovery, and data management across cloud and on-premises environments. The company contends that its converged data management solutions redefine what backup means for the progressive enterprise. With Commvault, enterprises are empowered to protect, manage and use their most critical asset—their data. Commvault software, solutions and …

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VMware opens, reinforces hybrid-cloud migration software

VMware customers can now  migrate non-vSphere as well as incresed amounts of on-premises application workloads to a variety of cloud services with a new release of the company’s Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) application-mobility software. Introduced in 2017, VMware HCX lets vSphere customers tie together on-premises systems and applications with a variety of cloud services.  vSphere …

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