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Here’s why Azure Stack will only run on certain hardware

Microsoft made a divisive announcement last month when it revealed that Azure Stack will be delayed until the middle of next year and that the private cloud software will only run on a set of integrated hardware systems rather than a wide variety of hardware. 

Now, the company is trying to explain that change to customers. On Thursday, Microsoft Principal Group Program Manager Vijay Tewari makes the case for shipping Azure Stack on a small variety of hardware in a video interview. His main point is this: constraining the software to a small set of hardware leads to a better product that’s more useful right out of the gate.

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Facebook is open sourcing a hardware platform to deliver internet access to remote areas


Over the past few years, Facebook has been working on novel ways to connect the world to the Web – from delivering internet services using drones and lasers to offering free access to select sites via a controversial platform in developing countries. Its next foray in this endeavor is OpenCellular, a wireless access platform that supports a wide range of network platforms, including 2G, LTE and Wi-Fi access points. The idea is that its open source hardware and firmware can be deployed at a significantly lower cost than traditional network infrastructure, so that remote areas can be brought online more…

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