Microsoft Joins MEF To Bolster Azure for Operators Services

Source:-https://redmondmag.com Microsoft has joined the MEF, a nonprofit industry association that aims to standardize various software-defined networking (SDN) technologies used by service providers and enterprises. The MEF lays claim to having 200 member companies, with its board heavily representing telco and Internet service providers, such as AT&T, Comcast, Ericsson, Orange and Verizon. Microsoft now joins the MEF, which in turn has appointed Shawn Hakl, a Microsoft partner executive on 5G strategy, as an MEF advisory director. “Microsoft’s decision to join

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Executive Q&A: NetApp’s Jeff Whitaker Talks Azure NetApp Files and Recent Government Deployment

Source:-https://www.meritalk.com MeriTalk sat down with Jeff Whitaker, Senior Manager of Cloud Data Services at NetApp, to discuss Azure NetApp Files (ANF) and the recent deployment in the U.S. government region in Virginia. With a 12-year tenure at NetApp under his belt, Jeff now handles the marketing activities for NetApp’s Azure NetApp Files platform and the Azure overall messaging and storyline. Today, Jeff will dive into ANF’s expansive capabilities when it comes to deploying in the government region, challenges faced along

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The Migros community relies on Microsoft Azure for its „Journey to the Cloud“

Source:-https://news.microsoft.com The Migros community has chosen to partner with Microsoft on its „Journey to the Cloud“. In addition to Microsoft 365, the Swiss retail company will use Azure Services from the Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland in the future, thus accelerating the already advanced digitisation of the entire group of companies. Patrick Mosberger, Head of IT Infrastructure at Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, is pleased about the future cooperation: „With our Cloud first strategy, we are taking Migros into a new infrastructure era. The efficient

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AMD Boosts Microsoft Azure Data Explorer Performance

Source:-https://www.sdxcentral.com AMD scored another victory as Microsoft moved its updated Azure Data Explorer platform to EPYC 2-based virtual machines (VMs). Microsoft’s AMD-based Dav4 VM family is now the default SKU for Azure Data Explorer clusters, while the Easv4 and Lsv2 instances — also AMD based — are aimed at customers that need high SSD performance or are working with storage-heavy workloads, respectively. “These VM families represent unprecedented improvements in return on investment in cost and performance,” said Uri Barash, product

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Udacity Launches Machine Learning Engineer For Microsoft Azure Nanodegree Program

Source:-https://analyticsindiamag.com Udacity has collaborated with Microsoft to launch the latest addition to Udacity’s School of Artificial Intelligence, known as the Machine Learning Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program. The launch is aligned with Udacity’s mission to train learners in the careers of the future to stay relevant vis-a-vis the ever-evolving, tech-centric job market. The Nanodegree program will strengthen the ML skills of the students, providing them hands-on experience in training, validating, and evaluating ML models with Microsoft Azure. It will

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Microsoft explains how it improved automatic image captioning in Azure Cognitive Services

Source:-https://venturebeat.com Microsoft today launched a new computer vision service it claims can generate image captions that are, in some cases, more accurate than human-written descriptions. The company calls the service, which is available as part of Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision, a “significant research breakthrough” and an example of its commitment to accessible AI. Automatic image captioning has a number of broad use cases, first and foremost assisting users with disabilities. According to the World Health Organization, the number of

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Microsoft, AICTE collaborate to skill students, educators in next-gen tech

Source:-https://www.outlookindia.com New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) Tech giant Microsoft on Monday said it has partnered with All India Council For Technical Education to empower learners and educators in new-age technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), data science and cloud computing. As part of the partnership, over 1,500-course modules from Microsoft will be made available to students and educators free of cost through AICTE”s e-learning portal ELIS, a statement said. Microsoft”s learning resource centre Microsoft Learn has been

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Ansys Cloud on Microsoft Azure: A Vital Resource for Business Continuity During the Pandemic

Source:-https://www.ansys.com Around the world, many employees have needed to work from home due to the pandemic. While enabling this is important for businesses regardless of their industry, a work-from-home environment can strain IT resources, as remote workers can have difficulty accessing their employers’ technology platforms. Cloud computing is an essential tool to ensure business continuity in these difficult times. For engineers, designers and analysts running simulations, it’s hard to work from home without a powerful computer. Some companies started by

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Microsoft Innovates Its Azure Multi-Cloud, Multi-Edge Hybrid Capabilities

Source:-infoq During the recent Ignite virtual conference, Microsoft announced several updates for their Azure multi-cloud and edge hybrid offerings. These updates span from security innovations to new edge capabilities. From its inception onward, Microsoft Azure has been hybrid by design, providing customers with services that allow ground to cloud and cloud to ground shifts of workloads. Moreover, Microsoft keeps expanding its cloud platform hybrid capabilities to allow customers to run their apps anywhere across on-premises, multi-cloud, and the edge. At

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CloudBolt Software acquires Melbourne-based cloud management platform company

Source:-itbrief Kumolus, the Melbourne headquartered cloud management platform company, has been acquired by CloudBolt Software, based in the US, in a move designed to aid the latter’s APAC expansion plans. CloudBolt Software provides cloud management and integration solutions to enterprise customers. The acquisition of Kumolus reportedly strengthens CloudBolt’s cloud management platform with a set of cost management, security, and governance capabilities, in addition to positioning the company for growth in APAC. The acquisition follows CloudBolt’s SovLabs acquisition and is subject

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