Microsoft today announced it has acquired ADRM Software, which provides large-scale industry data models companies use as “information blueprints.” The tech giant says it plans to combine these models with storage and compute from Azure to support the creation of data lakes where information from multiples lines of business is collated together at scale.
Microsoft officials have been providing updates on how the company has been working to increase cloud capacity since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On June 16, Microsoft shared some more specifics about what it has been doing on this front, including some information on how it has been endeavoring to shore up its Azure-based Teams service as demand grew sharply starting this spring.
A common theme that ran through the quarterly results of the companies: the strength in cloud businesses. This isn’t surprising, given the lockdowns necessitated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that led to remote working and studying, heightening the demand for cloud services.