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5 Industries Highly Impacted by the Cloud

Article Written by Avery Phillips

The term "industry cloud" is telling of what many industries think of the cloud. It is becoming so much of a part of the industry that they are shaping it to move vertically instead of horizontally. In other words, the cloud system has been customized to fit the needs and operations of a specific industry - and worldwide spending on industry cloud is only expected to grow. 

The benefits of the cloud are too valuable to not make the switch, in fact, there is a substantial chance that your company has already. The benefits may be known, but just how are they transforming leading industries? 

Read below for an analysis of industries significantly impacted by the Cloud.   

RedLock Announces Support for New Security Command Center for Google Cloud Platform

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RedLock, the Cloud Threat Defense company, today announced technology integration with Cloud Security Command Center for Google Cloud Platform, a security and data risk platform that helps enterprises gather data, identify threats and act on them before they lead to damage or loss. The RedLock integration with Cloud Security Command Center provides customers with centralized visibility into security and compliance risks, and greater context for alerting and actionable remediation in Google Cloud environments. As part of the integration, RedLock continuously monitors environments and sends results pertaining to resource misconfigurations, compliance violations, network security risks and anomalous user activities to Cloud Security Command Center.

The RedLock Cloud 360 platform connects to an organization's Google Cloud environment within minutes via APIs, and works in the background to ensure that DevOps can keep their focus where it belongs-on developing and deploying apps their customers need. Key features of the platform include:

Great Technology Solutions Every Business Needs

Because people's lives are more and more dependent on technologies, it is a no-brainer that businesses are counting on technologies as well. Given the quick development of technology, it won't be long before it takes over every single aspect of people's lives. It might be a bit difficult to keep up-to-date with every single technology that is out there and establish which one is a good fit for a particular business. However, to stay competitive in the business market, both large and small companies need to seek the latest and most sophisticated technology.

It almost goes without saying that technology has a lot of advantages. Thanks to the vast number of innovative ideas, small and medium-sized enterprises are now able to automate a great range of tasks that had to be done manually only a few years ago. It saves a lot of time and money. Although it is tricky to keep up with the day to day advances, this is a major factor that makes a difference between stagnant businesses and growing businesses. Here are some key technologies that are worth investing in, or at least considering.

Cylance, VMware Partnership Provides Security and Analytics Across Digital Workspace Environments in the Enterprise

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Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionized the antivirus and endpoint protection industry with true AI-powered prevention that blocks malware, fileless attacks and today's most advanced cyberthreats, today announced it has collaborated with VMware to support the Workspace ONE Trust Network.

The Workspace ONE Trust Network gives organizations a comprehensive and modern security model across the digital workspace to secure their users, applications, endpoints and networks. The approach combines insights from VMware's intelligence-driven Workspace ONE platform with trusted security partner solutions, such as Cylance, to deliver predictive and automated security. The partnership will be able to provide customers that want to prevent malware infections with the ability to deploy Cylance from directly inside the Workspace ONE platform. Additionally, it will give IT administrators the ability to gain security insights, deliver ongoing security risk monitoring, and automated mitigation response.

Rackspace Extends Managed Security to Google Cloud Platform

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Rackspace announced today that Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available for preview to new and existing customers that use Rackspace Managed Services for GCP. Companies using GCP can now benefit from the additional security capabilities provided by Rackspace Managed Security (RMS) to deliver enhanced breach detection and remediation, helping minimize the time cyber criminals spend in an environment and limit overall impact to the business.

With Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP, Rackspace is now a leading managed security services provider that offers services on all of the major public cloud platforms. In IDC's 2017 CloudView Survey of over 6,000 enterprise respondents, nearly 50 percent indicated concerns about security in the cloud, and about 40 percent cited superior security capabilities available from service providers as a major incentive to move to the cloud. With RMS, Rackspace security experts help customers with strategic planning for best practice multi-cloud security, tactical day-to-day security monitoring and threat analysis to deter, detect and respond to potential threats around the clock.

How to Become a Cloud Engineer

Before knowing how to become a cloud engineer, let's first understand what is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is a method of delivering resources related to computing over the internet as scalable and expandable.

Application of engineering discipline to this concept is termed as Cloud Engineering.

It is associated with any technological responsibilities related to cloud computing.

Cloud computing builds a systematic approach to focus on standardization and governance of cloud applications.

A cloud engineer focuses on some key cloud services:

5 Reasons You Still Need a Printer

With the ongoing and extensive advancement in technology, the mobile and wireless products continue to improve, and many people feel that a printer is a "dinosaur" and is no longer needed. However, with the ability to print detailed graphics, documents, photos, spreadsheets, and more, and the improvements to wireless and cloud printing, there are a variety of excellent reasons why you should still have a printer in your home, office, or business. 

Here are some examples: 

1. Mobile Devices 

Mobile phones and other devices are a significant part of most people's everyday lives nowadays, whether for business or personal reasons. Therefore, manufacturers of wireless inkjet printers are making printers that are compatible with mobile devices so that you can print directly from them by connecting via Bluetooth or wirelessly. You can then print directly from the handheld device. 

Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance Taps Scale Computing for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Today, it was announced that Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance, the largest insurance company entirely based in Idaho, is using Scale Computing’s HC3 solution to modernize their IT infrastructure for maximum performance, reliability and low cost of ownership.

“Our customers rely on us to provide prompt and accurate service as they’re dealing with important, urgent issues, so exceptional IT availability and reliability are vital to our organization,” said Adam Waldron, CIO at Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance. “With Scale Computing, we were able to migrate our entire IT environment to a single hyperconverged system, greatly improving reliability and reducing complexity, while keeping costs down.”
Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance, established in 1947 by a group of farmers and ranchers, is now the largest writer of farm and ranch insurance in the state. With more than $200 million in written net premiums, Idaho Farm Bureau Insurance needed maximum reliability and uptime in their IT infrastructure with no margin for error.

IBM Think News: Zerto Partnership Provides Data Protection for IBM’s Resiliency Orchestration DRaaS Solution

In an announcement at IBM Think 2018, IT Resilience software provider Zerto said it is partnering with IBM Services to provide IBM Resiliency Orchestration DRaaS Solution customers fast, simple virtual infrastructure recovery.

IBM's Resiliency Orchestration DRaaS Solution allows enterprise customers to recover their virtual and physical workloads, whether running on an IBM mainframe, IBM Power AIX, IBM System I, SUN Solaris or HP-UX system, and to ensure coordinated application recovery throughout. The offering automates the workflow of disaster recovery for a customer's complete heterogeneous environment to provide a more predictable, simplified and always-on operation that leads to reduced risk, cost, testing and recovery time.

Spice Money Transforms Digital Payments for Millions of Users with Nutanix

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the deployment of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software at Spice Money, a digital wallet subsidiary of Spice Digital Limited. Spice Money chose Nutanix to help with scaling transactions, streamlining their data center management and reducing costs to deploy their services.

Spice Money is used mainly for money transfers within India, and processes over 4 million transactions for more than 2 million customers every month. To date, Spice Money has achieved a Gross Transaction Value (GTV) of $1 billion USD.

Keeping up with its exponential growth while retaining innovation, high performance and reliability of the service are critical objectives for Spice Money. Digitization and digital payments are key areas of growth across India and customers are increasingly demanding faster and more secure services. Data protection and compliance were also important considerations in their selection of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud solution.