The cloud pushes Microsoft into data centre hardware
By Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, IT Infrastructure
Microsoft has announced its intention to buy StorSimple, a startup seller of enterprise storage systems, for an undisclosed price.
The move reflects Microsoft’s determination to be a cloud leader, and shows that its promise to become a “devices and services company” extends well beyond its forthcoming Surface tablet, and into data centre hardware.
StorSimple sells sophisticated midrange storage systems, which store data in public clouds,...