Data Box Disks, Azure Firewalls and WANs… Microsoft REALLY wants you in its cloud

Microsoft is continuing to extend the tentacles of Azure into the enterprise with a new Data Box Disk, WAN and Firewall functionality and a speed bump for its SQL data warehouse. Oh, and asks would people please stop using the 2008 editions of Windows Server and SQL Server? Microsoft made a bit of a fuss about its Azure Data Box when it launched in preview form in the US last year (arguably as a response to the AWS Snowball.) The storage appliance allows a client to dump up to 100 TB at a time to be shipped to a handy Azure data centre.

Link: Data Box Disks, Azure Firewalls and WANs… Microsoft REALLY wants you in its cloud
via http://www.theregister.co.uk

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