Microsoft will soon offer a cloud platform specifically tailored to government customers, the company revealed at a San Francisco press conference Monday.
Which cloud providers do customers prefer?
To find out, we asked you to answer our Cloud Technology Product survey. After hearing from many of you — CEOs, engineers, product managers, and more — here is some initial insight into the top cloud companies, and why they’re liked.
Editor’s Pick Cloud-based developer tooling is still a very new and highly volatile marketplace. Here’s how we decided who’s on the rise, who’s on the downswing, and who’s capturing the future of development.
Editor’s Pick Did you know that Azure is one of the most popular tools around? It’s also one of the most disliked. The undisputed favorite among devs is Github, with Heroku and New Relic coming in a distant second and third.
While Azure is about a billion-dollar business for Microsoft, Amazon likely will almost quadruple that revenue in 2013.
Editor’s Pick With this list, we’ll name and keep track of 10 cloud-based, XaaS (everything as a service) companies that boast not only innovative products but also market momentum, cross-platform capabilities, and a forward-looking vision.
For years, developers asked Google to enable PHP on App Engine. In May of this year Google finally relented, and the most-requested language for Google App Engine is becoming one of the most popular languages on Google cloud offerings.
There is a very definite price war in cloud services going on right now.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft’s Windows Azure is not the cool kid at the cloud party. But an Azure general manager told us it’s time for startups to stop making excuses and seriously look at Azure.
A new study by by cloud optimization company Newvem checked 61,545 Amazon Web Services instances which total a yearly spend of over $157 million. The good news is that cloud users are getting much more savvy about security, utilization, and optimization.
But there’s still room to improve — a lot of room.
Microsoft is starting off June with a series of announcements both big and small.
All that’s missing are the streamers, balloons, and cheesy Best Price Ev-ah signs. Because the price competition between Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace is heating up so fast, the cloud market could be a massive virtual used car lot.
Editor’s Pick It’s more a powerful home theater PC than it is a game console, making it a great tool for bringing Microsoft’s services into your living room.
Editor’s Pick One aspect of the new Xbox One really gets me fired up: Game developers should now be able to use Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing platform to make games more powerful than ever.
Three best-in-class startups from Microsoft’s Israel accelerator program are traveling around the U.S. seeking investment and business connections.
Windows Azure Active Directory has processed more than 200 billion authentications for Microsoft services in two years, and it now processes an average of 4.7 billion logins a week.
Looking to cloud-enable your mobile app? Looks like Microsoft can help make that a lot easier.
Editor’s Pick Platform-as-a-Service is part of the booming cloud computing sector, one area of the cloud that some analysts and developers have overlooked. But recent research shows that PaaS is no longer the ugly duckling of the cloud industry — and that it’s ready to grow quite a bit during the next few years.
Just a few days ago Eric Ligman, Microsoft’s director of partner experience, posted a massive list of free e-books from Microsoft on programming everything Redmondish.
Apple’s iCloud runs on two services from its biggest competitors, Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s elastic cloud, reports The Register.