Rackspace Kick-starts Fanatical Support Expansion for Microsoft Azure

The expansion of its fanatical support service will be unlimited and it will cover the regions like UK, DACH and Benelux with two new services named Navigator and Aviator.

RackspaceGreatResponder.com  Rackspace a public cloud company announces the expansion of its fanatical support for Microsoft Azure. Although both the companies are competing in the same business, but they are also partners for a long time.

The Fanatical Support was earlier accessible in US markets, while the extension puts the Azure service in a row with its other offerings like Amazon Web Services. The Navigator service presents access to tools and automation, whereas Aviator does the similar, and additionally offers a fully-managed Azure practice, providing improved man-hours, custom architectural design and all-year support, as well as performing environment build and deployment activities.

“Our launch of this offering marked an important expansion of our strategy to offer the world’s best expertise and service on industry-leading technologies, and is a natural progression of our 14-year relationship with Microsoft” said Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technologist for Microsoft Technology at Rackspace.

“It’s been nearly a year since Rackspace announced Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure, which we launched to assist customers who want to run IaaS workloads on the powerful Azure cloud, but prefer not to architect, secure and operate them first-hand. In addition to this expanded footprint, our service offerings are growing to include many of the Platform-as-a-Service features in Azure utilized by modern cloud applications” he said.

The two service levels within Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure, Navigator and Aviator, extent the migration, architecture, security and operations needs companies have today. These service levels will permit us to address the requirements of two different client groups:

For companies concerned with infrastructure support for their Azure environment, the Navigator level presents access to tools and automation capturing the best practice information of Azure architects and engineers, as well as on-demand access to those experts as needed.

Aviator expands the benefits of Navigator to a fully-managed Azure experience, providing improved application of human knowledge, fully-custom architectural design and 24x7x365 operational support, in addition extra tooling integrating best practices for your Azure environment.

The Aviator is a service for clients who want a more complete support experience, together with the guest virtual machine organization. At this level, Rackspace will perform environment, build and deployment activities in addition to ongoing management of virtual machines that includes monitoring, patching, troubleshooting and antivirus.

Dropbox Launches Cloud Storage Trend Setting Project Infinite

Project Infinite is newest offer of the cloud storage company that will change the way user access, find and collaborate with the large data by providing local access to all files from anywhere they want.

Project infiniteGreatResponder.com  At the Dropbox Open London, Dropbox has announced the launch of Project Infinite, a new offer, the company state that it will meet expectations on how people discover, contact, and collaborates with large amounts of data.

The ultimate goal of project Infinite is to give business customers local access to files no matter where they want to use, in the cloud, on network drives or local drives. This means when you open Windows Explorer or OSX Finder, you will have access to all of your Dropbox data without having to store them on your drive.

“With Project Infinite, we’re addressing a major issue our users have asked us to solve,” said Genevieve Sheehan, Product Manager at Dropbox. “The amount of information being created and shared has exploded, but most people still work on devices with limited storage capacity.”

With the Infinite Drive, you have visibility transversely to the whole system, but the files will placed in the cloud as chosen by a cloud icon next to the file, or on your hard drive with a cloud backup as selected with a green check mark. This allows users to manage cloud files as still they are local, without taking up room on your drive and that’s an enormous difference.

“Project Infinite will enable users to seamlessly and securely access all their Dropbox files from the desktop, regardless of how much space they have available on their hard drives. Everything in the company’s Dropbox that you’re given access to, whether it’s stored locally or in the cloud, will show up in Dropbox on your desktop. If it’s synced locally, you’ll see the familiar green check mark, while everything else will have a new cloud icon.”

The company also stated that it has been growing in Europe, which is also shoring up by the appointment of a new European Vice President, Philip Lacor, who joins from Vodafone in Germany. The company now declares to have more than 500 million registered users, as well being used in 52% of companies in the Fortune 500, 33% of companies in the FTSE 100, and 29% of companies in the Global 2000.

Project Infinite is not actually infinite, but it does offer a flawless layer between the physical drive and the cloud storage with Dropbox.

Microsoft Announces the Availability of R Server Inside Azure HDInsight

The availability of R server inside the Azure HDInsight will leverage Hadoop and Spark and provide the most comprehensive set of statistical functions and ML algorithms in the cloud.

MicrosoftGreatResponder.com  At Strata, and Hadoop World, the company made this announcement that is apparently hopeful to take advantage of on the increasing development of open source technologies. Microsoft R is now 100 percent friendly with Open Source R and any library that exists can be used in the R Server framework.

Microsoft attained Revolution Analytics in early in 2015 as a way of entering into the R-based analytics market, and has since that time distributed SQL Server R Services on SQL Server 2016 CTP3. R is one of the most accepted programming languages that assist millions of data scientists resolve the majority of difficult troubles in different fields like computational biology to quantitative marketing.

R Server for Azure HDInsight is a level out the execution of R integrated with Hadoop and Spark clusters created from HDInsight. It is the only 100 percent open source R implementation that runs in the cloud on Hadoop and Spark.

“By making R Server available as a workload inside HDInsight, we remove obstacles for users to unlock the power of R by eliminating memory and processing constraints and extending analytics from the laptop to large multi-node Hadoop and Spark clusters,” said Oliver Chiu, Product Marketing, Hadoop/Big Data and Data Warehousing at Microsoft.

The organization stated that by making the R Server accessible as a workload inside HDInsight, it will eliminate memory and processing limitation, permitting developers to improved employment of the power of Hadoop and Spark clusters. Organizations will be capable to run machine learning models on large data sets, escalating the correctness of business predication that is made by the copy.

“This gives you the familiarity of the R language for machine learning while leveraging the scalability and reliability built into Hadoop and Spark,” said Chiu. “It also eliminates memory and processing constraints and easily extends their code from their laptop to large multi-terabyte files producing models that are more powerful and accurate.”

Microsoft R is not only well-matched with Open Source R and any all the libraries used in the R Server context. In addition, R server can influence the power of Hadoop to parallel any on hand R function to numerous nodes, letting you employ your existing information and system investments.