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Google to reveal technical details of Titan security chip for cloud computing networks

Grazed from IndianExpress. Author: Editorial Staff.

Alphabet Inc’s Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing network that the company hopes will enable it to steal a march on Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp. Titan is the size of a tiny stud earring that Google has installed in each of the many thousands of computer servers and network cards that populate its massive data centers that power Google’s cloud services.

Google is hoping Titan will help it carve out a bigger piece of the worldwide cloud computing market, which is forecast by Gartner to be worth nearly $50 billion. A Google spokeswoman said the company plans to disclose Titan’s technical details in a blog post on Thursday...

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Rackspace Expands Private Cloud Capabilities with Adoption of VMware Cloud Foundation

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Rackspace today announced the general availability of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware, which will now be built on VMware Cloud Foundation. With this, customers can enhance the foundational technology that is enabling their move out of the data center and into the cloud with the newest VMware capabilities. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware built on VMware Cloud Foundation will enable full software defined data center (SDDC) capabilities including compute, storage and networking that span the public and private cloud.

VMware Cloud Foundation accelerates IT's time-to-market by providing a factory-integrated cloud infrastructure stack that is simple to use and includes a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking and security. Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware helps businesses maximize their VMware deployments by helping build, operate and optimize customers' physical and virtual infrastructure, freeing IT resources from day-to-day infrastructure management so they can focus on their core business. Rackspace is one of the largest global providers in the VMware Cloud ProviderTM Program and has partnered with VMware for more than 10 years delivering valuable solutions for mutual customers.

Red Hat and Microsoft Simplify Containers to Help Enterprises Accelerate to the Hybrid Cloud

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Microsoft Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. today announced an expansion of the two companies' alliance with plans for new initiatives aimed at enabling enterprises to more easily adopt containers. This includes native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. These additions to the companies' joint roadmap will focus on simplifying container technologies to help enterprise customers increase the agility and drive digital transformation using hybrid cloud.

Continuing their commitment to deliver choice and flexibility to enterprise customers, Microsoft and Red Hat will extend the integrated, co-located Microsoft and Red Hat support to enable these new offerings across platforms. This helps to assure IT organizations that whatever challenges they face on their path to digital transformation, Microsoft and Red Hat will stand by them together.

vArmour Exponentially Grows Patent Portfolio, Focusing on Application Policy and Automation

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vArmour, the leading data center and cloud security company, today announced 12 additions to its growing patent portfolio issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, almost doubling its patent portfolio within a year. Newly awarded patents focus on policy and automation as services to secure the data center.

vArmour has exponentially increased its patent portfolio since 2015, having an additional 12 issued within the past year, taking the total patents issued to 25, plus 23 pending U.S. patents. The recently awarded and pending patents help security teams in defining and applying application policies to better secure data in multi-cloud environments.

Recent patent innovations allow business owners and their teams to define security policy based upon what's most important for business outcomes as opposed to system capabilities. The cost of security administration is drastically reduced through end-to-end automation, allowing the ability to respond in a predictable, predetermined manner to changing threat landscapes. Cloud-first digital organizations and those in highly regulated environments -- such as Financials, Critical Infrastructure and Healthcare -- would be best served with this modern approach to security. The unifying theme of these innovations is to securely enable business based upon the intent and needs of the application owner.

Service Providers Validate Cloudian's HyperStore Object Storage Platform

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced that its Cloudian HyperStore adoption by global service providers has doubled over the last year. MSPs deploy Cloudian to address the exploding demand for cloud storage services - a market that is expected to generate over $23 billion revenue in 2017 with growth exceeding 25% annually.

MSPs recognize the value HyperStore provides with the industry's richest set of MSP-specific features such as billing, multi-tenancy, and a 100 percent native S3-API that guarantees trouble-free application compatibility. Delivering telco-grade reliability and availability since 2011, Cloudian systems now serve tens of thousands of enterprises in over a dozen countries, on nearly every continent.

Assured Data Protection (Assured DP), a leader in data protection and disaster recovery (DR) services for the enterprise, is the latest service provider to recognize the value of Cloudian's HyperStore. They chose HyperStore to provide their customers trouble-free support for their backup-as-a-service offering.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Now Available Across Seven CoreSite Markets

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CoreSite Realty Corporation, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced the expanded availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, which can now be privately accessed from seven of CoreSite's markets across the country, including Northern Virginia, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston.

CoreSite customers can privately connect to Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, which provides high-performance, SLA-backed virtual connections and on-demand provisioning. The integration of Azure ExpressRoute and the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange provides CoreSite customers with the opportunity to establish a fast and reliable private connection into Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. With an Azure ExpressRoute connection, customers have a natural extension of their data centers and can build hybrid applications that span on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft Cloud services without compromising privacy or performance.

World's Largest Open Source Cloud Computing Summit to be Hosted in Sydney

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Sydney, Australia, will host thousands of cloud computing experts from more than 50 nations for the OpenStack Summit, November 6-8, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. This will be the first time the must-attend open infrastructure event has been held in Australia where users like American Airlines, China Railway, Saudi Telecom, Commonwealth Bank, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sprint and Tencent/WeChat will talk about multi-cloud strategies, cost savings and increasing agility with OpenStack.

The biannual OpenStack Summit-held previously in major cities like Paris, Tokyo, Vancouver, San Francisco and Barcelona-will draw thousands of developers, operators, cloud architects, business unit leaders and CIOs from the world's centers of IT innovation.

Manage containers in cloud computing to prevent sprawl, cut costs

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Containers in cloud computing simplify and accelerate application deployment, but the ease with which users spin them up can result in overuse. When this happens in the public cloud, container sprawl can drive up costs alarmingly. Fortunately, container sprawl is manageable, but enterprises need to take control early and fight to keep it. And above all, remember that not all container sprawl management practices will address cloud costs.

The container sprawl challenge

VMs were the first popular virtualization strategy, but it was clear that companies could take virtualization too far, complicating both host management and application deployment. Containers in cloud computing, and in the data center, offer a way to create virtual hosts that share an OS and some middleware on a physical server...

Box Brings Intelligence to Cloud Content Management

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Box, Inc., a leader in cloud content management, today announced that it is bringing advanced image recognition capabilities to enterprise content through an integration with Google Cloud Vision. Available today in private beta, the integration represents one of Box's first use cases of advanced machine learning to help enterprises improve workflows and drive efficiencies through more accurate discovery and deeper insights into unstructured content stored in Box.

"Organizations today have no way to extract insights from the massive amounts of unstructured data that are essential to their business, missing a huge opportunity to drive innovation, efficiency, and cost savings," said Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO, Box. "By combining the machine learning capabilities of Google Cloud with the critical data businesses manage and secure in Box, we are enabling our customers - for the first time - to unlock tremendous new value from their content, digitize manual workflows, and accelerate business processes."

ZeroStack Wins Status Award for Top Startup Cloud Company

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that it has been named Top Startup Cloud Company in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Stratus Awards. ZeroStack beat out dozens of other companies and was named in one of the 30 categories awarded because of its self-driving private cloud technology and application of machine learning to simplifying cloud management.

“Without a doubt, cloud is not only ‘here to stay’ but accelerating in virtually every aspect of business,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “The 30 companies we are recognizing are truly innovating how consumers and businesses alike are operating. We are honored and proud to reward these leaders in business.”

"ZeroStack works hard to push the envelope of private cloud technology by applying machine learning techniques to simplify digital transformation for our customers,” said Kamesh Pemmaraju, vice president of Product Management at ZeroStack. “We are delighted to have received this recognition for our efforts.”