How Azure Fell Over And How Microsoft Fixed It

Cloud computing services are highly automated, but still ultimately managed by humans — and humans make mistakes. That’s the key lesson from a major outage Microsoft’s Azure service suffered last month.

You Can Use Azure To Back Up Individual Windows Computers

Backup is one of the most obvious uses for cloud computing. A new update to Azure now allows individual Windows 7, 8 and 8. 1 machines to be automatically backed up into Azure.

Cloud Patches: AWS Glacier Tweaks, Azure SQL Update

Last week in cloud computing: new options for AWS Glacier, Azure SQL preview, and more.

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Best Cloud Computing Provider

Throughout this week, we’ll be announcing the winners in the 2014 Lifehacker Awards. Today’s first category is best cloud computing provider, and the winner is. . .

How Will Hosting Office 365 In Australian Data Centres Make A Difference?

From March 2015, Microsoft will host its Office 365 and Dynamics CRM for Australian business customers in the shiny new Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney which it officially opened in late October. How will that process happen, and what practical difference will it make to customers?

Cloud Patches: AWS Cuts Data Transfer Prices, Azure AD Improves Privacy

Last week in cloud computing: AWS cut prices on data transfer, Azure Active Directory tweaks how it stores mobile phone numbers for two-factor authentication, and more.

Telstra Now Offering Cisco Cloud Services In Australia

Having offered it in pilot mode since September, Telstra this week has begun generally selling its local implementation of Cisco Cloud Services in Australia.

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Vote For The Best Cloud Computing Provider

Voting is now open in the 2014 Lifehacker Awards! Here’s a reminder and a chance to vote for the best cloud computing provider.

Cloud Patches: Amazon Elastic Transcoder Adds KMS Suport, Azure HDInsight Comes To Australia

Last week in cloud computing: Elastic Transcoder goes CMS, HDInsight goes down under, and more.

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Cloud Computing Provider

Today’s round of Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations kicks off with an IT pro bent: who is the best cloud computing provider?