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Microsoft has brought in offerings to its public cloud platform Azure to support hybrid cloud deployments. One of these offerings feature SQL Stretch Database, which allows customers to dynamically stretch on-premise data to Azure which, according to Microsoft, makes for “virtually endless compute capacity and storage”. Here are the details.
The likes of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Dropbox, and Box are falling over themselves to offer you straightforward cloud storage and syncing services. If you’ve signed up for two or three of these apps, then you can easily combine them to create extra online copies of your files, just in case one of them goes down at an inopportune time.
The rise of cloud storage means that individuals and corporations are buying fewer hard drives, while the operators of cloud services are purchasing them in massive quantities. Now Google is arguing that as a consequence, hard drives really need to become less reliable — and that’s not quite as insane as it first sounds.
Microsoft is once again stepping up its game in the Linux business as it starts to sell Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) licences for its Azure public cloud platform. Here’s what you need to know.