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Unlocking the enterprise opportunity with 5G, edge compute, and cloud

June 16, 2021

The power of 5G, IoT, and real-time AI will unlock new and innovative services for enterprises across the world to accelerate their transformation toward Industry 4.0 as they evolve and adopt diverse new business models. Today, we’re introducing Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC), new services to accelerate 5G and edge monetization, and a new partner initiative to empower operators, SIs, and ISVs to develop Microsoft-validated Azure private MEC customer solutions.

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure for Operators
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Expanding cloud services: Microsoft launches its sustainable datacenter region in Arizona

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Today we are launching our newest sustainable datacenter region in Arizona, known as “West US 3.” Datacenters are today’s engine for modern business, providing organizations of all sizes the cloud services and tools to innovate, collaborate, and operate securely and efficiently at scale. We build datacenters around the globe to address increased customer demand for Microsoft cloud services, and we do so with sustainability firmly in mind.

Corporate Vice President, Cloud Operations + Innovation

Why customers, including SAP, choose Azure for their SAP solutions

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

In January 2021, Microsoft and SAP jointly announced the expansion of our endorsed cloud partnership to introduce new offerings around cloud automation and integration for SAP S4/HANA on Microsoft Azure along with the integration of Microsoft Teams with SAP’s intelligent suite of solutions. Microsoft CEO and SAP CEO showed up on stage at SAP’s RISE event to share a joint vision for the future of productivity that will help customers transform the way they work and connect with their customers.

Senior Director, Azure Marketing

Modernize large-scale NFS workloads and eliminate data silos with Azure Blob Storage

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Azure Blob Storage, our object storage platform for storing large-scale data helps customers run their applications using a wide range of protocols. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, therefore eliminating data silos. Today, we are announcing that Network File System (NFS) 3.0 protocol support for Azure Blob Storage is now generally available.

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure

Optimize extreme computing performance with Azure FX-series Virtual Machines

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the Azure FX-series Virtual Machines available in four regions. Azure FX-series Virtual Machines—based on the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor—feature a high-performing central processing unit (CPU) clock speed per single core of up to 4 GHz (all core turbo), 21 GB memory per vCPU, and local temporary SSD disks.

Senior Program Manager

Unlocking the enterprise opportunity with 5G, edge compute, and cloud

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The power of 5G, IoT, and real-time AI will unlock new and innovative services for enterprises across the world to accelerate their transformation toward Industry 4.0 as they evolve and adopt diverse new business models. Today, we’re introducing Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC), new services to accelerate 5G and edge monetization, and a new partner initiative to empower operators, SIs, and ISVs to develop Microsoft-validated Azure private MEC customer solutions.

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure for Operators

Expanding cloud services: Microsoft launches its sustainable datacenter region in Arizona

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Today we are launching our newest sustainable datacenter region in Arizona, known as “West US 3.” Datacenters are today’s engine for modern business, providing organizations of all sizes the cloud services and tools to innovate, collaborate, and operate securely and efficiently at scale. We build datacenters around the globe to address increased customer demand for Microsoft cloud services, and we do so with sustainability firmly in mind.

Corporate Vice President, Cloud Operations + Innovation

5 reasons to attend the Azure Hybrid and Multicloud Digital Event

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Now’s the time to register for the free Azure Hybrid and Multicloud Digital Event on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 9:00 AM–11:00 AM Pacific Time, delivered in partnership with Intel. Join us to learn how to be more productive and agile with hybrid and multicloud solutions from Azure. Check out the five reasons to attend the Azure Hybrid and Multicloud Digital Event.

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Why customers, including SAP, choose Azure for their SAP solutions

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

In January 2021, Microsoft and SAP jointly announced the expansion of our endorsed cloud partnership to introduce new offerings around cloud automation and integration for SAP S4/HANA on Microsoft Azure along with the integration of Microsoft Teams with SAP’s intelligent suite of solutions. Microsoft CEO and SAP CEO showed up on stage at SAP’s RISE event to share a joint vision for the future of productivity that will help customers transform the way they work and connect with their customers.

Senior Director, Azure Marketing

Advancing in-datacenter critical environment infrastructure availability

Monday, June 7, 2021

There are many factors that can affect critical environment infrastructure availability—the reliability of the infrastructure building blocks, the controls during the datacenter construction stage, effective health monitoring and event detection schemes, a robust maintenance program, and operational excellence to ensure that every action is taken with careful consideration of related risk implications.

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

Azure API for FHIR enables health organizations to deliver CMS Patient Access and Provider Directory APIs

Monday, June 7, 2021

For many years, our goal at Microsoft Health has been to work alongside our customers to make health data more accessible, scalable, and to empower them to do more with their data. We understood that in order to truly harness the power of data in the health industry, not only must this data be interoperable in the cloud, but it must also be able to be easily shared across organizations and teams in a manner that meets the high security and privacy requirements of healthcare.

Vice President, Microsoft Health and LifeSciences

Azure announces general availability of scale-out NVIDIA A100 GPU Clusters: the fastest public cloud supercomputer

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Today, Azure announces the general availability of the Azure ND A100 v4 Cloud GPU instances—powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs—achieving leadership-class supercomputing scalability in a public cloud. For demanding customers chasing the next frontier of AI and high-performance computing (HPC), scalability is the key to unlocking improved total cost of ownership and time-to-solution.

Senior Program Manager, Accelerated HPC Infrastructure

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