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Microsoft on Thursday introduced Azure Functions, a "server-less compute" service designed for Internet of Things and other event-driven applications.
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CTO Ihab Tarazi explains how Equinix is already moving to Open Compute Platform hardware and open source orchestration software in its multi-tenant data centers.
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