Windows Azure

“Tandem Comes With a Lot of Perks That Most Reseller Programs Don’t” – Dan Ushman, SingleHop

There is a lot to like about hosted IT infrastructure and Cloud computing provider SingleHop. Everything about the company – be it their extremely transparent SLA, automated deployment system, proprietary control panel LEAP, white-label partner programs, or the extensive detail in which the customer service & tech support system is listed on their website with multiple guarantees about the quality of services – is assured, innovative and fresh. We talked to Dan Ushman, Co-founder and CMO, SingleHop, about some new developments at the company this year (EU Data Center, Enterprise Private Cloud), LEAP, Tandem and the much known ‘Bill of Rights’ SLA. The idea behind LEAP is that you can deploy and manage any kind of infrastructure in any data center anytime through...

Parallels Unveils Support for Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting; Updates Support for Other Microsoft Solutions

Parallels today unveiled support for a Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting Providers at the Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference. The company also announced updates to a collection of cloud service delivery solutions  for Microsoft partners. Parallels has updated its support for Microsoft Lync 2013 Hosting Pack, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft Office 365. The news comes a fortnight after Parallels  announced the launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5. We are excited to have Microsoft as a partner in the Parallels ecosystem and we see a big opportunity to provide their wide range of innovative collaborative and hosted solutions to our customers. With these combined solutions, no one else helps cloud hosting providers significantly speed time to m...

Microsoft Announces Enterprise Partnership With Oracle; Financial Terms of The Deal Not Disclosed

Microsoft today announced that it has partnered with Oracle. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Now our customers will be able to take advantage of the flexibility our unique hybrid cloud solutions offer for their Oracle applications, middleware and databases, just like they have been able to do on Windows Server for years. – Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft. Very recently, Microsoft also partnered with Skype to enable the  Lync-Skype connectivity. As per the official blog post, the key elements of partnership are: Customers can now run supported Oracle software – including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server –  on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Oracle now provides license mobility for customers who want to run Oracle software on Windows Azu...

Microsoft announces General Availability of Windows Azure, promises to match Amazon’s AWS pricing

In a move that could completely shake up the market, Microsoft today announced general availability its Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, along with a commitment  match  Amazon’s AWS service prices for commodity services such as compute, storage and bandwidth.  To begin with the same, Microsoft has reduced  GA prices on Virtual Machines and Cloud Services by 21-33% and promised  to match any price drop in future from Amazon Web Services. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced general availability of  Windows Azure Active Directory. As part of  the  Infrastructure Services release, Microsoft has  added in new high memory VM instances up to 28GB  and 56 GB to run demand intensive workloads along with  new Microsoft validated instances to it’s  list including SQL Server, SharePoin...

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