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Microsoft is bringing support for Windows Server containers to Azure’s fastest growing compute service—Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Enterprises and developers run their application both on Linux and Windows. The AKS supported Linux containers only and some of the customers wanted support for Windows containers as well. With the newly added support, the users will be able to manage Windows and Linux containers side by side in the same Kubernetes cluster. They can use the same APIs and tools for it. Microsoft said that support for Windows Server containers in Azure Kubernetes Service will enable new scenarios. These containers can now be deployed and orchestrate in AKS, so that developers can migrate and modernize Windows Server apps in Azure. Also read: Microsoft open sources AI algorithms that powers Bing search engine “For example, you can now add Windows node pools to existing Virtual Network; or deploy a Linux container running a reverse proxy or Redis cache and an IIS…
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At the Microsoft Build 2019 Developer Conference, the tech giant is making remarkable momentum in the cloud. It has announced a broad range of innovations that will help its Azure to dominate the world of cloud computing. The three-day conference taking place in Seattle, WA, brings several new opportunities for the developers and the enterprises looking to dive into the latest cloud technologies, explore client development techniques, or discover new open source tooling and libraries. The biggest news at Microsoft Build 2019 spanned Windows, Linux, Edge browser, Fluid Framework, and more. Major announcements at Microsoft Build 2019 Developer Conference 1. Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) Microsoft is adding a number of new features to its Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which includes Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) and Azure Policy for AKS. KEDA is an open source component that supports the deployment of serverless event-driven containers on Kubernetes created…
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With the March release of Azure Data Studio, Microsoft has added support for PostgreSQL extension, SQL Notebooks, PowerShell extension, and a number of more features to the platform. Microsoft had released the platform under the name SQL Operations Studio, but then changed it to Azure Data Studio. It is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals who use on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Data Studio provides a modern editing experience to manage data across multiple sources. The editor features fast IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. Microsoft updates the platform on a monthly basis. And this month, Data Studio has got the preview support for PostgreSQL. It already supports SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. “The PostgreSQL extension in Azure Data Studio empowers users with their…
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – HostColor.com (HC) has launched a Fully Managed Cloud Infrastructure service plans delivered from its Midwest U.S. data center, based out of South Bend, Indiana. The Managed plans are available with all Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds.

HC Managed Clouds include initial setup; installation of Windows or Linux based operating system; antivirus and anti-spam protection; configuration of the Public or a Private Cloud environment to the client’s custom settings; regular maintenance and updates of all software programs and applications; 24/7/365 resource monitoring; security updates; system reboots, cloud instance recovery; data backups.


The Managed Public Cloud Servers are used for hosting of websites, mail servers and various software applications accessible via public Internet connection.

The Managed Hosted Private Clouds are configured on demand to support certain workloads that organizations need to move to “the cloud”. They are not visible over the public Internet. The Private Clouds are secure computing instances created for internal use and organizations operate them behind firewalls and access them through virtual private networks.

“Managed Clouds means that we provide technical support from A to Z, from planning and setting up any Cloud instance to backing it up and recovering it whenever necessary”, says the company’s CEO and founder Dimitar Avramov. “In terms of quality the Host Color’s Cloud Infrastructure services match those of the ‘Major Clouds’. However, unlike them we don’t charge for technical support on our Unmanaged Cloud service plans. The infrastructure support is included and is always 24/7”, adds the Host Color’s CEO.

All Clouds – Public, Private and Hybrid ones – are provisioned and hosted on top of the Host Color’s Cloud Computing infrastructure built with VMware ESXi – arguably the world’s most reliable virtualization technology, used by organizations that need to have an IT infrastructure with 100% availability. The HC clients’ data is hosted on a Storage Area Network (SAN), which features built-in protection and safeguards the information under any circumstances without performance impact.

About Host Color (HC)
HC has been an IT infrastructure and Web Hosting service provider since 2000. The company operates a South Bend, Indiana based physical IT Colocation center and Virtual Date Center since 2003.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and web professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Managed Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp. This new offering expands their Private Cloud portfolio, demonstrating their commitment to growing their customers’ business potential.

“Today’s customers are not only looking for security and flexibility with a private cloud but also the management that frees them up to focus on their business. Managed hosting and services comprise the core of Liquid Web. That makes this new offering a perfect fit for our customers,” said Melanie Purkis, Director of Managed Hosting Products, Liquid Web.

Liquid Web’s Managed Private Cloud offers enterprise-level features and functionality at affordable prices to small to midsize business. “The Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp will allow our customers all the benefits of a traditional public cloud — workload flexibility, scalability, and rapid provisioning — with the security of an isolated, high-performance dedicated infrastructure,” said Purkis.

The new VMware Private Cloud is a VMware environment that makes it possible to provision multiple virtual machines from a single cluster of physical servers. The server nodes will support both Windows and Linux VMs, which can be used concurrently on the same hardware. A Private Cloud is a preferred choice when security, performance, high-availability, and scalability are a top priority. Mission-critical applications, regulatory and compliance requirements, and disaster recovery are just a few of the reasons to utilize this type of solution.

The Liquid Web Managed Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp offers 3 key benefits:

  • Truly Managed Private Cloud. Liquid Web will manage the entire infrastructure, including all hardware, the VMware virtualization platform and the operating systems on the VMs themselves. All services are proactively monitored 24/7/365.
  • Efficient and Secure. Each single-tenant Private Cloud solution includes a firewall, load balancer, and a dedicated vCenter for your VMs to isolate infrastructure and safeguard data.
    Performance Built to Last. The server node is built on premium dedicated hardware along with ultra-fast NetApp SAN storage for VMs to deliver maximum speed, scalability, and reliability.

“We are excited about the opportunity Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp will allow our customers. It will give customers flexibility without the complexity of exploring private, hybrid, and multi-cloud solutions” said Kelly Goolsby, Director of Enterprise Sales and Solution Architecture.

To learn more about the Liquid Web Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp visit: https://www.liquidweb.com/products/private-cloud/

About Liquid Web
Liquid Web powers online content, commerce, and potential to 30,000 SMB entrepreneurs spanning 150 countries. An industry leader in managed hosting and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings, including bare metal servers, fully managed hosting, Managed WordPress, and Managed WooCommerce Hosting, and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for eleven years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”).

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Microsoft is adding support for OpenSSH client and server to its Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 version 1809. The tech giant had announced the preview of Windows Server 2019 in March this year, which became generally available in October. It is the latest version of Windows Server that addresses four important customer challenge areas: hybrid workloads, security, application platform, and hyper-converged infrastructure. OpenSSH is the open source version of Secure Scripting Host (SSH) tools used to administer Linux and other non-Windows operating systems for cross-platform management of remote systems. The OpenSSH comes with a set of client and server solutions used to enable secure remote login, remote file transfer, and public or private key pair management. Originated as a part of the OpenBSD project, the OpenSSH is now powering several ecosystems including BSD, Linux, macOS, and Unix. Microsoft is adding OpenSSH to Windows Server 2019 to enable enterprises to use a consistent…
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