October 2017

CloudJumper Ensures Malware-Free Data Recovery Volumes for Workspace as a Service Customers with Acronis Backup Cloud

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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today completed a one-year study of its data protection infrastructure and initiatives to reveal superior data recovery performance. The organization's advanced backup and disaster recovery infrastructure is made possible in part through the integration of Acronis Backup Cloud with the nWorkSpace WaaS platform. Marking a one-year anniversary since implementing the data protection software in its high transaction nWorkSpace environment, CloudJumper is reporting exceptional data recovery results across a client base covering tens of thousands of customers.

Acronis Backup Cloud is currently deployed across the CloudJumper WaaS environment as part of the platform's service package. Based on unique hybrid cloud architecture, Acronis Backup Cloud provides easy protection for all data in all environments, leaving the user in full control of what to protect and where to keep the protected data. It supports more than 20 platforms and allows data migration from one environment to another.

ZeroStack Showcases Machine Learning-Driven Cloud at Cloud Expo Asia

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that it will be demonstrating its Intelligent Cloud Platform at Cloud Expo Asia. Supported by Value Added Distributor, M5 Technologies and Alliance Partner Netweb, ZeroStack is participating at this major technology event in support of its regional channel program. ZeroStack will also be participating in Structure Research's VIP Event as part of the Expo. ZeroStack's ease of deployment, security features, SaaS portal, and self-healing capabilities were all cited as standouts against competitive offerings in a recent Frost & Sullivan report, and the company is seeing strong traction in South Asia through its partner ecosystem in Singapore.

ZeroStack Opens Migration Path from Eucalyptus-based Cloud Platforms

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that its Intelligent Private Cloud platform offers a smooth migration path from the Eucalyptus cloud environment as Eucalyptus customers transition from that end-of-life product. Eucalyptus is a legacy product that required complex integration and maintenance. IT departments and their developer constituents can now move to the ZeroStack platform to implement a full-featured development environment that takes development from concept to production with point-and-click provisioning.

Chef's Habitat Builder Delivers Cloud Native Operations for Containerized Applications

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Chef, the leader in Continuous Automation, today announced availability of Habitat Builder, a SaaS-based service that provides the fastest way to package apps simply and consistently for deployment and management across flexible cloud native architectures such as those comprising Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, both on-premises and in-cloud. Habitat Builder gives developers and operations teams complete control over the containerized application lifecycle.

Developers packaging applications with Habitat are not required to commit to a particular export format or runtime; that decision can be made when the applications are deployed. Habitat also provides scaffolding for popular languages such as Node.js, Java and Ruby On Rails, automatically detecting what language tooling is being used and building an artifact for the application. Deployment artifacts contain the app, as well as the libraries and dependencies it needs to run in any traditional or cloud native architecture.

Third Annual Cloud Foundry European Summit Begins Today in Basel

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Cloud Foundry Foundation
, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, kicked off the 2017 European Summit in Basel, Switzerland, today at the Congress Center. Executives from Allianz, IBM, Pivotal and Swisscom, among others, will join Cloud Foundry end users and open source developers on the main stage over the two-day event to discuss project updates, share company stories of digital transformation and present Cloud Foundry use cases. 

"We expect our third European Summit to once again grow significantly year-over-year," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "This is a direct result of the continued adoption amongst enterprise users and growth of our ecosystem. When coupled with the launch of Container Runtime -- a Kubernetes-based approach to Cloud Foundry -- this event marks a major milestone for our community."

The Foundation shared highlights including the following:
 

Anchore 2.0 Releases Open Container Certification Platform

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Anchore, Inc., today announced Anchore Cloud 2.0, a suite of software tools that, via a simple User Interface (UI), provides developers, operations and security teams with a path to fully compliant container workloads both on-premise or in the cloud.

Anchore Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product built on a powerful open source analysis and policy engine that allows users to search for container images on public and private registries. With Anchore Cloud users can perform detailed analysis of container images and apply user defined policies to ensure that containers meet the organization's security requirements and operational best practices.

Anchore Cloud supports integration with the open source Anchore Engine for on-premises deployments, allowing the policies defined on Anchore Cloud service to be applied to images created and stored on-premises, and ensuring proper compliance prior to production deployment. Anchore is already integrated with popular open source tools including Jenkins and Kubernetes today.

Quest Launches New Cloud Platform to Easily Manage Backup & Recovery Environment

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the new Quest Data Protection Portal -- an intuitive, cloud-based management console that provides end-to-end visibility for an entire data protection environment. The first release of the new portal is an extension of Quest's award-winning Rapid Recovery solution. The portal addresses a growing demand among Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprise customers for a single pane of glass view into managing and monitoring growing data protection environments from anywhere at any time. Over time, the Quest Data Protection Portal will encompass all of the business's data protection solutions, giving customers complete visibility and management of backup and recovery needs of business applications across hybrid virtual infrastructures. 

To stay competitive and successful, companies cannot afford a minute of downtime. Though an effective backup and recovery solution remains critical to ensuring business continuity, as organizations are tasked with protecting increasingly complex and heterogeneous environments spanning physical, virtual and cloud-based systems, data protection management has become a mounting challenge for enterprises and MSPs alike.

CloudJumper Launches Competitive Replacement Program Encouraging Migration to the nWorkSpace WaaS Platform

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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today announced the CloudJumper Competitive Replacement Program. The new program brings the company's popular WaaS platform to partners using competitive platforms such as Amazon Workspaces by offering an easy migration path, a substantially greater feature set, and lower pricing. Under the terms of the program, new and existing partners gain access to the CloudJumper WaaS platform at no charge for the first three months when signing up for a 12-month service agreement. The program is designed for IT service providers with client accounts on alternative desktop as a service (DaaS) or WaaS solutions, but who require a more affordable, customized, functional and reliable solution.

With CloudJumper's cloud-based workspace solution, customers gain access to business-class WaaS that is scalable to any size environment, exceptionally easy to use, and designed as a complete IT workspace. Unlike more limited platforms, CloudJumper nWorkSpace offers access to more than 2,200 applications and business data within the user's cloud desktop interface. Partners also have the ability to select their preferred cloud infrastructure vendor and can customize the service to meet the widest range of business requirements. The CloudJumper solution is currently priced 40-60 percent lower than competitive offerings and the new program provides a significant limited time incentive.

Red Hat and Alibaba Cloud Join Forces to Bring Increased Flexibility with Open Source

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Red Hat and Alibaba Cloud today announced that they will join forces to bring the power and flexibility of Red Hat's open source solutions to Alibaba Cloud's customers around the globe.

Alibaba Cloud is now part of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, joining a group of technology industry leaders who offer Red Hat-tested and validated solutions that extend the functionality of Red Hat's broad portfolio of open source cloud solutions. The partnership extends the reach of Red Hat's offerings across the top public clouds globally, providing a scalable destination for cloud computing and reiterating Red Hat's commitment to providing greater choice in the cloud.

In the coming months, Red Hat solutions will be available directly to Alibaba Cloud customers, enabling them to take advantage of the full value of Red Hat's broad portfolio of open source cloud solutions. Alibaba Cloud intends to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a pay-as-you-go model in the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace.

UKCloud Launches Cloud GPU Services; Becomes First European Cloud Service Provider with NVIDIA GPU Accelerated Computing

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UKCloud has today announced the launch of its Cloud GPU computing service based on NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions with NVIDIA Tesla P100 and M60 GPUs (graphics processing units). The service will support computational and visualization intensive workloads for UKCloud's UK public sector and healthcare customers. UKCloud is not only the first Cloud Service Provider based in the UK or Europe to offer Cloud GPU computing services with NVIDIA GPUs, but is also the only provider specializing in public sector and healthcare and the specific needs of these customers.

"Building on the foundation of UKCloud's secure, assured, UK-Sovereign platform, we are now able to offer a range of cloud-based compute, storage and GPU services to meet our customers' complex workload requirements," said Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud. "The public sector is driving more complex computational and visualization intensive workloads than ever before, not only for CAD development packages, but also for tasks like the simulation of infrastructure changes in transport, for genetic sequencing in health or for battlefield simulation in defense. In response to this demand, we have a greater focus on emerging technologies such as deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence."

 

ScaleArc's Software Now Available on Google Cloud Launcher Marketplace

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ScaleArc, a leader in database uptime, announced today that its software is available in the Google Cloud Launcher marketplace. Google Cloud Platform customers can now leverage the seamless application failover, faster application performance, and other instant scale out capabilities of the ScaleArc software. This software simplifies the process of adopting cloud services and helps customers mitigate some of challenges of running critical applications in the cloud.

ScaleArc's software enables continuous availability for applications and accelerates cloud deployments. The software directs traffic from application servers into the database, intelligently routing traffic to optimize application uptime and performance. On the cloud, these advantages include overcoming the latency of hybrid cloud deployments and supporting failover between cloud regions. ScaleArc has integrated its ScaleArc for SQL Server and ScaleArc for MySQL software on GCP.

With ScaleArc's availability on the Google Cloud Launcher, any GCP customer can leverage ScaleArc software to:

PhoenixNAP to Launch Data Security Cloud in Collaboration with VMware

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PhoenixNAP, a global IT services provider offering cloud, bare-metal dedicated server, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of its Data Security Cloud - a new cloud security platform architected on the latest VMware technologies. PhoenixNAP's Data Security Cloud will address growing security concerns for businesses of all sizes and across industries, including those with heavy compliance and security demands to protect their workloads in the cloud.

According to reports, more than 90 percent of traffic resides within the data center, where perimeter security protections do not inspect the traffic*, and the average data center experiences two successful attacks per day**. The problem is growing quickly as almost two billion data records around the world were lost or stolen during 918 different cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, an increase of 164 percent over the same period last year. The toll on businesses is significant: two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted with a cost to shareholders of over $52.40 billion. Today the question for business and security leaders is not if there will be a breach but when and how to contain the impact.

Virtuozzo Expands Storage for Containers Offerings with Availability of New Kubernetes Solution

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Virtuozzo, a hyperconverged infrastructure software provider, today announced the availability of Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes. The new solution solves persistent storage selection problems for cloud native environments and applications for Kubernetes (K8s) production deployments. A purely software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity hardware, Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes provides easy-to-use, container-friendly storage with native integration and simplfied deployment and management. Virtuozzo's latest application containter storage solution for K8s adds to to its existing solution for Docker containers, which received Docker EE certification in June, providing persistent storage support for today's most popular containerization platforms.  

Both solutions will be featured demos in Booth S17 at this week's DockerCon EU '17 event, taking place in Copenhagen, where Virtuozzo is participating as a Silver Sponsor.

Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes is built on top of the Virtuozzo software-defined storage solution and runs seamlessly in K8s ennvironments, enabled by three key integrations:

LayerStack Launches CloudNet for a Higher Elasticity of Resources Management

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LayerStack, a Hong Kong based IaaS provider, released CloudNet as the new product category. CloudNet is an IT resource pooling cloud infrastructure that enables customized resources allocation in terms of SSD storage, vCPU, RAM, IP address and image storage. It serves as a pool of compute resources for multiple VMs across multiple datacenters in Hong Kong and Singapore. It also addresses different virtual machine requirements under the same control panel for centralized management. Users can enjoy high controllability in developing a fully customized cloud infrastructure in terms of specifications.

"This resource pooling architecture supports multi-tenancy model with dedicated processing resources to facilitate different specification needs," said Matthew Wu, Product Engineering Manager of LayerStack. CloudNet starts at a reasonable price from US$75 per month with 8 vCPU, 16GB RAM, 400GB SSD storage, 4 IP addresses and 50GB image storage. On top of the default resources package, clients can also purchase additional resources separately according to specific needs.

TrapX Security Expands Cloud Data Center Support for Amazon AWS and KVM OpenStack

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TrapX Security, a global leader in deception-based advanced cybersecurity defense, today announced fully integrated cloud data support for DeceptionGrid for both Amazon AWS EC2 and KVM OpenStack. This enhancement addresses the growing challenges associated with visibility and lateral movement within the hybrid environments of cloud and internal networks.

Widespread private and public cloud adoption presents significant security challenges. Security teams must extend their operations across internal networks who support a large number of cloud based applications. There are several key elements to success in securing the cloud:

FileCloud Unveils 'Breach Intercept' to Safeguard Organizations Against Dramatic Increase in Cyber Attacks

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FileCloud, the cloud-agnostic EFSS platform, today announced FileCloud Breach Intercept. The newest version of FileCloud offers advanced ransomware protection to help customers handle every phase of a cyberattack: prevention, detection and recovery.

FileCloud is deployed across 90 countries and has more than 100 VARs and Managed Service Providers across the world. Deployed by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms, including the world's leading law firms, government organizations, science and research organizations and world-class universities, FileCloud offers a set of unique features that help organizations build effective anti-ransomware strategies.

Global ransomware damage costs are expected to total more than $5 billion dollars in 2017, compared to $325 million dollars in 2015. Ransomware is growing at an estimated yearly rate of 350 percent with business enterprises becoming the priority target for hackers. Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) solutions have seen an increase in ransomware attacks with 40 percent of spam emails containing links to ransomware. Whereas public cloud EFSS solutions such as Box and Dropbox offer centralized targets for ransomware attacks, FileCloud's decentralized private cloud reduces your company's exposure to potential attacks.

Talari Expands SD-WAN Platform for Service-Chaining Hosted Apps

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Talari Networks announced today the availability of its new E1000 appliance packed with rich features for service-chaining hosted third party applications, delivering greater high availability and throughput with up to 2 Gbps full duplex performance. The E1000 enables companies with medium to large branch offices to easily scale SD-WAN deployments to seamlessly connect to cloud/SaaS and enterprise data centers.

The E1000 is Talari's newest addition to its SD-WAN edge solution offerings, enabling flexible L2 or L3 overlay deployments, while ensuring WAN connectivity is abundant, and fast and easy to deploy. The E1000 is also a modular chassis with expansion card options that increase port density and deliver 10Gb uplink throughput.

Scalability and easy service-chaining

Scalability and easy service-chaining are the hallmarks of the E1000 with integrated network services including WAN Optimization, firewall, NAT, router and VPN concentrator, that are interconnected through the network and centrally managed by the Talari SD-WAN controller.

Datadog Introduces Live Container Monitoring

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Datadog today announced the availability of Live Container Monitoring, a powerful new feature that gives users insight into the status and performance of all of their containers in real time. Datadog also falls under the Certified Container category of the Docker Certification Program, as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) that is able to package and distribute its software directly to the end user, and can be purchased through the Docker Store.

Inspired by bedrock tools like htop and ctop, Live Container Monitoring gives users complete coverage of their container infrastructure, in a continuously updated table with resource metrics at two-second resolution and faceted search. Coupled with Datadog's integrations with Docker, Kubernetes, ECS, and other container technologies, this new Live Container Monitoring feature provides a detailed overview of container health, resource consumption, and deployment in real time.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Enables the Retail Revolution with the Store of the Future

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that its SD-WAN technology is helping retailers worldwide address the challenges of digital transformation and deliver seamless, world-class customer experiences both in-store and through omnichannel environments.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables retail enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications. VeloCloud SD-WAN enables retail enterprises to deploy branch networks that are agile, flexible, scalable and secure, crossing the boundaries between digital and brick and mortar retail environments to deliver a complete, high quality customer experience.

 

InfluxData Brings Time Series Data to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with Red Hat Certified Containers

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InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for metrics and events, today announced the availability of certified InfluxData container images on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Now developers and customers using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for container orchestration and management can more quickly deploy the InfluxData time series data platform in that environment. InfluxData tested and validated the interoperability of the platforms, giving open source developers and enterprise customers alike more confidence in a solution built on and certified with Red Hat's platform.

"At InfluxData our aim is to deliver developer value as quickly as possible," said Brian Mullen, VP of Business Development, InfluxData. "We collaborated with Red Hat to publish certified container images designed to simplify how to collect, analyze, and act on time series data using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. This builds on our key cornerstone of developer happiness, minimizing the initial setup work so developers can focus on building and running their applications instead."