How Microsoft's Azure Outage Will Affect Its SLAs

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service suffered a lengthy outage this morning in many locations — one which might trigger the right to claim credits under its service level agreements (SLAs) which guarantee uptime of 99.9% or more. Here’s what you need to know.


Cloud Patches: Tag And Tweak Your Load Balancers

Last week in cloud computing: Load balancer changes at AWS and Azure, plus security fixes, new backends and more.


Cloud Patches: Azure SDKs, AWS IAM

Last week in cloud computing: SDK updates aplenty from Microsoft, while AWS revamps its IAM portal.


Cloud Patches: Free AWS Trusted Advisor, Azure SQL Upgrades

Last week in cloud computing: AWS offered a stack of Trusted Advisor services for free, while Azure SQL saw some major disaster recovery improvements.


Cloud Patches: Elastic Load Balancer Timeouts, Azure Active Directory SDKs

Last week in cloud computing: AWS makes Elastic Load Balancer more flexible, Azure releases Active Directory SDKs for iOS, Android and Mac, plus much more.


Maximise Your iCloud Storage Space By Changing Backup Settings

When your iPhone or iPad warns you iCloud is running low on storage space, you can avoid buying more space by changing what iCloud backs up.


MultCloud Ties Together All Your Cloud Storage Services

If you like to take advantage of free space for your files, you no doubt have several cloud storage accounts. MultCloud helps you access and search all of your files in one place so you don’t need to sign into several accounts.


How Dick Smith Will Ditch Its AS/400 For An Amazon Cloud Solution

IBM’s AS/400 was first introduced way back in 1988, but a quarter of a century later, the midrange platform still plays a crucial role in IT for electronics retailer Dick Smith. Here’s how it plans to eventually get rid of the aging system and replace it with a cloud-centred platform using different best-of-breed components.


Cloud Patches: AWS Marketplace Goes Annual, Azure Adds InImage

Last week in cloud computing: AWS changes Marketplace subscription options and boost IAM password management; Azure adds InImage disaster recovery.


Cloud Patches: AWS Boosts Mobile, Azure Adds StorSimple

Last week in cloud computing: AWS launches Zocalo, Cognito, and a Melbourne edge service, while Azure incorporates StorSimple and rolls out Diagnostics As A Service.