Microsoft Kick Starts Specialized Azure Cloud Services to NGOs

Microsoft Azure Cloud is an IaaS platform that helps organizations to make easy the development and delivery phase using the variety of IaaS based services.

azureGreatResponder.com After the launch of Microsoft Azure Cloud services to UAE (United Arab Emirates) based non-profit organizations; many tech based companies are also helping UAE to empower, using a new credit system offered by Microsoft Azure cloud services.

Microsoft Azure is a best answer to the cloud from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Azure is a very large software platform that allows you to use IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) based services. Here is the list of some services data management implementation, web-hosting, storage services and many more. All Microsoft Azure based services’ transition happened on the cloud; you give some specific instructions to the cloud and cloud will come with your desire service using the help of internet.

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, said in his official statement: “We are committed to helping non-profit groups to offer cloud computing to solve basic human challenges. One of our ambitions for Microsoft Philanthropies is to partner with these groups and ensure that cloud computing is accessible to a greater number of people and meets the widest range of societal needs.”

There is also discussion that, how this Microsoft decision will help organizations to work together and companies to introduce and innovate some technologies that help businesses to continual improvement and learning.

This new mission to expand the business in UAE (United Arab Emirates) is a one part of Microsoft Public Cloud that helps in public good initiative. As the Microsoft top management said in his statement that, the Microsoft will donate $ 1 billion to the 70,000 different non-profit organizations and NGOs (Non-governmental Organizations) worldwide. The whole amount of donation money will be expended on cloud computing utilities for number of non-profit organizations and NGOs by 2019.

Jaime Galviz, chief operating officer at Microsoft Gulf, said: “This will allow many small nonprofits to tap the cloud in new ways that they might not otherwise be able to afford, and help offset costs for many medium-large nonprofits who are considering, or are already using, Azure”.

After the adaption of these cloud based services, non-profit organizations will be able to access Microsoft remote data centres and also be able to run applications that are processed on the cloud using a link of Internet.

Prospective Cloud Growth in EMEA despite Brexit Blow, Says IDC

EMEA regions noticing encouraging growth rate of over 17% in cloud infrastructure with total revenue of about $1.3 billion.

EMEA RegionsGreatResponder.com  Many reports were showing discouraging indications on the cloud data centers and other infrastructure across the European area, which was also feared to leave bad impact on the other markets like Middle East and Africa. But, the latest research results released by the IDC Research Company indicate the trends otherwise.

According the new research, the growth in the cloud infrastructure business across the EMEA regions was recorded at about 17% higher than previous figures. The total revenue of cloud infrastructure grew to $1.3 billion during the first quarter of this fiscal year. The ratio of public cloud of this revenue stands at about $0.6 billion while the total revenue of private cloud stands at about $0.8 billion in the first quarter.

According to the research study findings, the revenue of this regions associated with the cloud infrastructure may cross $10 billion by 2020. This growth will boost the expenditures in the cloud infrastructure at a rate of about 46.4% on an average. The main areas of the IT spending are expected to remain Ethernet switches, servers, and data storage devices.

While talking about the impact of the Brexit, Group Research Analyst at IDC Infrastructure in European region, Mr. Kamil Gregor said, “Our forecast for the UK may be adjusted downward in the following quarter. Other EMEA markets are expected to remain largely unaffected.”

The report also forecast that the total spending in IT infrastructure will increase at about 15.5% in the year 2016. The total spending in the IT infrastructure will cross the $37.1 billion mark this year.

According to another recent report from the Forrester Research Inc, the business in the cloud computing domain will remain as usual across the globe despite the big hype of Brexit impact. The senior analyst of the firm, Paul Miller, in his official statement regarding the Brexit impact said, “Most workloads will continue, largely unaffected by the political re-positioning. Brexit doesn’t break most of the cloud-based usage models already in place. … If those cloud-based workloads are valuable enough to the business, they will survive Brexit.”

Many other experts in the IT industry suggest that the impact of the Brexit will be a little more desirable for AWS businesses because of its widespread operations in other regions of the globe.

Microsoft Offers Cloud Management License with On-Premises Tools

A comprehensive on-premises system center tools combined in the cloud management license to provide greater customer value to the clients.

Microsoft license launchGreatResponder.com The on-premises system center tools and the cloud operations management can be purchased in a single license agreement. It was announced by Microsoft, the US based software giant through its official website.

According to this official statement, this new service is being offered to encourage the use of public cloud and manage the hybrid cloud more effectively in the cloud environment. This will create a great value for the customers across all domains of businesses. The operations management suite (OMS) is a comprehensive SaaS service platform to manage diverse infrastructures, such as on-premises, physical infrastructure, windows based systems, Linux based platforms, AWS public cloud, MS Azure cloud platform and others.

The product manager of the Systems Center & Services, Mr. Jeremy Winter said, in his official statement, “As customers look to be more agile and efficient, they’re exploring how they can leverage the cloud. Organizations are straddling both on-premises infrastructure management and cloud resources.”

He further added, “There’s no longer a single set of management technology inside a company, they’re really using multiple tools.”

Many experts believe that the software giant is trying to focus the companies, like Jumpstart Inc, which has a diverse infrastructure based on both the cloud computing platforms and on-premises equipment.

While talking about this new move of Microsoft, Michael Boldezar, who is CTO at Jumpstart and has already worked with Microsoft Corporation has said, “We used Systems Center for all our monitoring needs before the gaming company transitioned to the cloud. While we find the Systems Center monitoring tools to be thorough. The real expertise in that software is a must. When Jumpstart began using cloud services, it started using tools from New Relic that worked well but were more expensive than OMS”.

He further said, “Jumpstart now uses OMS to monitor its Azure and AWS clouds, plus its on-premises resources. If one of the apps has slow response time, OMS can help find anomalies in infrastructure performance, and then will work to troubleshoot it by reallocating resources as needed. We’re a small, fast-moving company and OMS gives us that flexibility.”

Similarly, many other experts in the industry also believe that this move of Microsoft is going to leave a long term impact on the cloud management services across the industries in the future.