New Azure region in China

Azure region overview

New Azure region in China On March 1st, 2022, a new Azure region in North China was established by Microsoft. This new data center adds the fifth Azure region to the China market and doubles the capacity of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud portfolio in China. Announced in 2012, and officially launched in March 2014 with two … Read more

Cloud skills training programs

cloud education

Introduction One of the most common facts in IT organizations worldwide is the lack of cloud skills of both IT administrators and end users. An increasing number of enterprises are starting to realize the importance of investing in Cloud Computing skills training for their employees. Besides the available third party training solutions and educational organizations, … Read more

New Azure region in India

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New Azure region in India On March 7th 2022, Microsoft announced its intent to establish a new Azure region in India and more specifically in Hyderabad, Telangana. This adds to the ever growing number of Azure data centers around the globe. This strategic investment is aligned with Microsoft’s commitment to help customers thrive in a … Read more

The Stefanos Cloud Podcast

The Stefanos Cloud Podcast

I am happy to announce that the Stefanos Cloud Podcast has been released and will be updated with new content on a weekly basis. The Stefanos Cloud podcast utilizes AI-driven Natural Language Processing (NLP) and ports the existing Hybrid Clouds Blog posts into audible posts. The following topics are covered: Microsoft Azure Microsoft 365 Microsoft … Read more

Microsoft Azure hardware innovation and research projects

Microsoft Azure technology innovation and research

Having attended the recent Microsoft Azure Virtual Datacenter Tour webinar, a series of highly interesting announcements were made around upcoming Microsoft Azure cloud technologies. Many of these technologies stem from Microsoft Research projects and are very promising in terms of changing the way we perceive the daily functions of the fundamental pillars of an IT … Read more

The Microsoft virtual datacenter experience

Microsoft Virtual Datacenter Experience

The Microsoft virtual datacenter experience According to Microsoft, “the cloud is a globally interconnected network of millions of computers in datacenters around the world that work together to store and manage data, run applications and deliver content and services.” Microsoft have created a virtual demonstration and training experience which immerses the public audience into the … Read more

Honeywell quantum milestone

honeywell quantum computing

Honeywell Quantum Solutions has achieved another milestone in its quest to develop the highest-performing quantum computers on the market. This week, the System Model H1 quadrupled its performance in terms of quantum volume and became the first commercial quantum computer to measure 512. It marks the third time in nine months Honeywell has set an … Read more

Interxion acquires Greece-based Lamda Hellix

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AMSTERDAM, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Interxion, a Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) company and a leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre solutions, announced today it has acquired Lamda Hellix, Southeastern Europe’s leading colocation and interconnection provider.  The acquisition provides Digital Realty access to one of the region’s fastest-growing markets and a gateway to an increasingly important connectivity … Read more

Microsoft Azure investment in new Greece-based data center region

Greece Cloud Computing

Summary The implementation of Microsoft’s investment in Greece, amounting to 400 million euros, for a Data Center node in Attica, with the added value reaching 1 billion euros, was announced today by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Microsoft President Brad Smith and Microsoft’s CEO for Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Theodosis Michalopoulos. Microsoft is going to create … Read more

Trust and change when moving to the Cloud

The ability to process computer-based data on third-party systems is not a new invention. For example, the outsourcing of financial data to tax advisers for further processing has been used for decades. Since the introduction of the term “cloud,” the idea that computer-based data is stored and processed by third-party service providers creates an uncomfortable … Read more