Category Archives: servers

A year of healthy progress along Microsoft strategic ambitions

Microsoft Stock Price for the last 5 years — July 22, 2016: My earlier posts related specifically to this 3 years overall transition history: – Microsoft partners empowered with ‘cloud first’, high-value and next-gen experiences for big data, enterprise social, and mobility … Continue reading

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The Next Revolution: 3D XPoint™ non-volatile memories with speed and performance close to DRAM

See also the UPDATE on that from Intel Corporation’s (INTC) CEO, Brian Krzanich Presents at Sanford C Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference 2016 – Brokers Conference Transcript of June 1, 2016. Transistorless 3D XPoint™ non-volatile memories with speed close to RAM but … Continue reading

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DataStax: a fully distributed and highly secure transactional database platform that is “always on”

When an open-source database written in Java that runs primarily in production on Linux becomes THE solution for the cloud platform from Microsoft (i.e. Azure) in the fully distributed, highly secure and “always on” transactional database space then we should take a special note … Continue reading

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HP split into two–HP Enterprise and HP Inc. (devices and printers)–for the growth phase of its turnaround

Also seeing total 55,000 job cuts this year, with 45,000-50,000 cuts already done in Q2. CEO Meg Whitman (age 58) is enjoying huge bonus payments via those job cuts, and then she will lead HP Enterprise as CEO, as well … Continue reading

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Scott Guthrie about changes under Nadella, the competition with Amazon, and what differentiates Microsoft’s cloud products

From The cloud, not Windows 10, is key to Microsoft’s growth [Fortune, Oct 1, 2014] about changes under Nadella: Well, I don’t know if I’d say there’s been a big change from that perspective. I mean, I think obviously we’ve been saying … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella on “Digital Work and Life Experiences” supported by “Cloud OS” and “Device OS and Hardware” platforms–all from Microsoft

Update: Gates Says He’s Very Happy With Microsoft’s Nadella [Bloomberg TV, Oct 2, 2014] + Bill Gates is trying to make Microsoft Office ‘dramatically better’ [The Verge, Oct 3, 2014] This is the essence of Microsoft Fiscal Year 2014 Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call(see … Continue reading

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Microsoft is transitioning to a world with more usage and more software driven value add (rather than the old device driven world) in mobility and the cloud, the latter also helping to grow the server business well above its peers

Quartely Highlights (from Earnings Call Slides): Cloud momentum helps drive Q3 results Outstanding momentum and results in our cloud services; total Commercial Cloud revenue more than doubled again this quarter Office 365 Home currently has 4.4 million subscribers, adding nearly … Continue reading

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