Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Tightening Up Windows Azure Cloud Security


In an article on The Register, it was reported that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched its Cloud backup service for Azure platform and after this, there is a great chance that client-server platforms and companies will use it as a major security backup model. Azure Backup cloud service of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was launched back in 2013.

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The company only gave support for  2008 R2 version of Windows but on Tuesday, it announced that users of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 will be able to use this Cloud security feature. This is a major step towards Cloud security by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The Enterprise has always been worried about the Cloud security of both private and public Cloud. Windows Azure is swiftly making its way into the industry. Having state of the art security and backup models will help Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) grab major clients.

The source said that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Azure Cloud backup method is based on backup vaults mechanism. Consistent replicas of data and images of databases at certain time instances are taken and synched back to vaults. A single vault can be assigned to around 50 systems.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has pretty competitive prices for its Cloud backup technology. The source said that the company charge around $0.20 for 1GB data. It includes encryption. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)  Windows Azure platform encrypts the data before synching it the Cloud. The user will be able to backup files, data, instances and all the data could be recovered in case of any failure. In case of poor or no data connection, the backups are deferred and local images of private Cloud is made before synching.

As of 30 June 2014, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management hold around 17.7 million Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares.

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