IncrediBuild Seamlessly Transforms Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines into a Super Computer

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IncrediBuild, the leading development acceleration solution provider, announced today at Microsoft's //build/ conference that it is now a Microsoft Azure Marketplace certified vendor. This new integration into the Microsoft Azure platform dramatically impacts development speed in the cloud.

As a direct result, developers will be able to launch an IncrediBuild Azure virtual machine, thus saving time on any prior configuration, allowing them to seamlessly scale to hundreds of cores regardless of the VM size limitation.

Cloud Cruiser for Azure Public Cloud Now Offered on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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Following increased demand from Microsoft Azure customers, Cloud Cruiser, a provider of cloud analytics solutions, today announced the availability of Cloud Cruiser for Azure Public Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Cloud Cruiser is also offering six months free usage of this product for a limited timeframe. As Azure usage increases, it is important for a customer to analyze consumption and spending in order to optimize services for greater business agility. 

"Cloud Cruiser has collaborated with Microsoft since 2012, delivering cloud analytics solutions to enterprises and service providers utilizing Microsoft Azure Public Cloud, Windows Pack and System Center," said Paul Tilston, vice president of sales and alliances, Cloud Cruiser. "This Azure Marketplace offering for all Azure EA accounts helps track consumption with confidence and gives fast insights into usage and costs, better enabling customers to deliver the right services at the right time.  We believe this is a must-have capability as you move more workloads to Azure," added Tilston.


Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Jitterbit Rapidly Connects Azure, Dynamics, SQL Server to Modern Cloud Apps

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Jitterbit, the modern cloud integration vendor, today announced that its Jitterbit Harmony integration platform is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, making it faster and easier than ever to enhance the power of Microsoft applications with seamless connections to modern cloud applications. Jitterbit has developed an innovative way for customers to automatically download Jitterbit Harmony from Azure as a fully scalable and elastic hybrid integration engine with everything needed to connect individual Microsoft solutions -- ranging from the full Dynamics suite to collaboration solutions like SharePoint, or SQL Server and CSV files for analysis -- to each other and to external applications and systems. Jitterbit also helps developers build custom apps and solutions that are ready to connect to the Microsoft cloud ecosystem, rounding out the vision and momentum of the Azure Marketplace.

Microsoft Azure is the leading cloud computing platform for modern businesses, and its marketplace offers a growing collection of integrated cloud apps and services. Eighty percent of the Fortune 500 is already on the Microsoft Cloud and 1,000 new customers sign up for Azure every day. The Azure Marketplace serves as an online store for thousands of certified, open source, and community software applications, developer services, and data, all pre-configured for Azure.

CloudBolt Announces Availability of Their Cloud Management Platform in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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To meet growing demand for Microsoft Azure on its proven cloud delivery platform, CloudBolt Software is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Customers can quickly deploy CloudBolt with Microsoft Azure from the Azure Marketplace portal to manage servers, applications, and environments across a wide range of virtualization and cloud providers.

As enterprise use of cloud computing grows, there is increasing demand for vendor-agnostic multi-cloud management. CloudBolt delivers IT automation and end-user self-service through a simply powerful console. Administrators can control their virtualization environments, private clouds, and public clouds all from a single interface, and they can present services and applications to end users through an intuitive user portal.

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview Available for Download - Enter Hybrid Cloud

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Microsoft has finally released the first technical preview of its new Azure Stack offering, the company's customized cloud bundle, after being delayed for a number of months.

So what is Azure Stack all about? 

It is Microsoft's new hybrid cloud platform product designed to provide organizations with the ability to deliver Azure services from their own on-premises data center in a way that remains consistent with the current public cloud version of Azure.

Sphere 3D's Collaboration with Microsoft to Bring SnapCLOUD Adopters to Microsoft Azure Marketplace is an Immediate Success

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Sphere 3D Corp., a containerization, virtualization and data management solutions provider and parent company of Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, today announced encouraging initial results from its Microsoft Azure joint marketing campaign. In-market tactics launched in late November 2015 were directed to a control portion, subset of its dedicated customers that use its SnapServer and SnapScale on-premise storage solutions. The campaign entices them to augment their existing solutions with Sphere 3D's SnapCLOUD  - a cloud-based data storage product which is available from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The campaign has already resulted in over 100 SnapCLOUD customer deployments, meeting 40% of the target goal for the original 90-day period.    


New Argon Cloud Jumpstart Delivers a Complete Power On Ready Microsoft Private Cloud at a Low Price Point

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Argon Systems Inc. and SecureGUARD Gmbh in partnership has today released the Argon Cloud Jumpstart, a complete Azure Private Cloud in a single small enclosure. The Argon Cloud Jumpstart product is designed to meet a price point under thirty-thousand dollars USD which allows companies to bring up a private cloud quickly, and makes Proof-of-Concept projects affordable.

The Argon Cloud Jumpstart is a complete Microsoft Private Cloud based on the Microsoft Cloud Platform and the SecureGUARD Unified Cloud Block technologies and include compute servers, storage, switches and supporting infrastructure in a very small rack enclosure. Cloud features include Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V clusters for server virtualization, tiered and RAID high-performance storage, multi-tenancy network virtualization, Microsoft System Center services and the Azure Pack management portal. The Argon Cloud Jumpstart can be administered with a similar look-and-feel as Azure but is located and managed on premises by the company's IT department.

BitTitan Launches Microsoft Azure Starter Kit to Help Drive New Revenue for IT Service Providers

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BitTitan, the cloud services enablement leader, today announces the launch of the Azure Starter Kit. Available exclusively through BitTitan's end-to-end cloud services enablement platform, MSPComplete, the Azure Starter Kit offers tools and sales education to help partners sell, onboard and service Microsoft Azure. Without the need for special training or expertise, IT service providers can add the popular cloud platform to their list of offerings and tap into new recurring revenue opportunities.

The Azure Starter Kit focuses on Azure use cases that address major business challenges among SMBs and enterprises and are easy for partners to sell. Opportunities include the end of life and end of support of SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005 in April 2016. Tens of millions of SQL databases and millions of customers are affected. SMBs especially lack the resources and expertise to upgrade their databases, putting their critical data and business applications at risk. By migrating these outdated databases to Azure SQL Databases, IT service providers can save customers money and ensure their databases are always up-to-date going forward.

Array Networks Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) Now Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, announces today the immediate availability of its vAPV virtual application delivery controller on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

As virtualization and public, private and hybrid clouds continue to expand their footprints within the business landscape, businesses are finding an increased need for solutions that allow applications to scale in the face of a rapidly increasing, and demanding, user base. By proxying and intelligently load balancing traffic across multiple virtual servers, Array’s vAPV virtual ADCs give customers deploying on Microsoft Azure the ability to significantly enhance the availability, performance and security of cloud-based services.

TARGIT Enables Self-Service Business Intelligence in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Offering

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TARGIT, the company behind the market-leading business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform, TARGIT Decision Suite, today announced availability of its first offering of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines to allow access to advanced data discovery tools, simple self-service business analytics, comprehensive reporting, and stunning dashboards in the cloud via Azure.

TARGIT's offering for Azure Virtual Machines delivers TARGIT Decision Suite as a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) software model. This provides the same licensing model as running TARGIT on-premises, with necessary infrastructure licensed as Pay As You Go.