More Azure APIs coming; more headlines

Azure APIs to enable auto provisioning / McAfee bids for MX Logic / Pillar Data and SYNNEX team.

IT channel news for August 3, 2009

More Azure APIs on the horizon

New APIs for Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform are coming this fall, when Microsoft will make Azure itself available to the public. The APIs will enable automatic provisioning and monitoring services, according to SearchCloudComputing.com.

Developers said that the APIs included in Azure's current Software Development Kits make it necessary to manually manage virtual application instances.

McAfee snarfs up MX Logic

McAfee Inc. is buying MX Logic Inc. -- one of the few remaining independent email security SaaS vendors. The $140 million cash deal was announced last Thursday.

MX Logic's services complement email and Web security capabilities that McAfee acquired in its Secure Computing buyout, according to SearchSecurity.com.

Synnex and Pillar sign distribution deal

Pillar Data Systems is now offering its Axiom Storage Solutions through Synnex Corp.'s affiliated VARs. The distribution deal, announced last week, could broaden Pillar's reach into government, education and healthcare verticals.

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