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Don't fail from failovers: The difference between Failover and Disaster Recovery

Don't fail from failovers: The difference between Failover and Disaster Recovery

It won't only happen to others.

Imagine your IT systems go out.

It's time to spring into action.

But wait - your backups are unavailable, locked in a storage room at another site, and you have employees who now aren't able to work. Stress levels rise and profits drop.

Webinar: 10 Key Strategies to Optimize Costs and Govern AWS

 

The public cloud with its unlimited resource, requires higher financial discipline from IT when compared to traditional data center budgeting/spending. Without any cost controls and governance in place, cloud spend could blow past budgets and derail projects. Customer needs to adopt a proactive approach to avoid out of control spend and poor governance, which can result in significant security issues.

In this webinar, HyperGrid will provide 10 strategies to help you:

  • Choose wisely among all available AWS alternatives
  • Streamline your operations in AWS, and
  • Continuously optimize your deployment to take advantage of best practices and available arbitrage opportunities within the hundreds of millions of combinations available to you on AWS

Rozo Systems Releases High-Performance File System on AWS

Rozo Systems, a provider of software-defined scale-out NAS solutions, announced today the availability of its RozoFS file system on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This new offering enables RozoFS users to maximize performance, scale to meet future demands and adapt cost-effectively to virtually any workload by leveraging data storage across on-premises data centers and the public cloud.

Modern enterprises generate data sets approaching billions of files and petabyte scale that need to be accessed globally across locations and time zones. With the introduction of RozoFS on AWS, these enterprises can now leverage the cloud for instantaneous elastic storage resources, operational efficiency and access to advanced technologies offered by the public cloud. The solution offered by Rozo Systems addresses the need for data-intensive industries, such as media and entertainment and artificial intelligence, that require a solution that spans infrastructures across on-premises and the public cloud.
 

HyperGrid Announces HyperCloud for VMware Cloud on AWS

HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management, today announced HyperCloud is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. HyperCloud enables customers of VMware Cloud on AWS to execute robust cloud migration projects; continuously optimize cloud consumption; automate security and compliance; and scale cloud operations to support business needs. 

HyperCloud combines the power of machine learning and analytics for vastly superior cloud management capabilities. HyperCloud is different than other solutions on the market because the platform takes a proactive approach to cloud planning, cost management, governance, security and compliance for complete transparency into cloud operations without the guesswork. The platform eliminates the manual, complex and error-prone processes that can impede or derail cloud adoption and operational scaling with simple setup and workflows that require just a few clicks to get actionable insights. 
 

Morpheus Data Multi-Cloud Management Platform Powers Self-Service Access to Big Data for EU Member States and Researchers

Today, Morpheus Data announced it has been chosen as the multi-cloud management platform for a strategic EU-wide project which also included technologies from Morpheus alliance partners such as VMware, Dell Technologies, and T-Systems.

This announcement comes at the end of a fiscal year that saw Morpheus Data grow revenue over 3x and increase sales coverage by 6x in response to increased customer, channel partner, and service-provider demand for DevOps-ready multi-cloud management.

According to 451 Research, over 68% of organizations have a hybrid or multi-cloud approach to service delivery. Unfortunately, while agility is the ultimate outcome desired by hybrid IT, increasing cloud and operational complexity has resulted in major organizational friction. Application developers and data scientists are constantly waiting weeks for operations teams to provision services.
 

CloudBees Core for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) Now Available

CloudBees announced at KubeCon that CloudBees Core for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is available for download from Pivotal Services Marketplace, a trusted source to help PCF customers understand, install and succeed with platform add-on services.

With CloudBees Core, Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers can leverage dynamic continuous integration and continuous delivery workloads no matter where they are running them, whether on-premise or in the cloud.
 

Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) Launches Kickstart Program for VMware Cloud on AWS

Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC), one of eight national partners pre-selected to enroll in the VMware Cloud on AWS Early Adopter Program, announced today the launch of its Kickstart Program for VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS), a one-week engagement during which CDI will guide customers through the process of moving to the AWS cloud. This program will analyze an enterprise's current VMware environment and provide expert consulting on how to deploy, move and maintain cloud migration.

Activities include:
 

Elastifile Unveils Managed Service to Deliver Scalable File Storage for Google Cloud Platform

Elastifile, the pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced the introduction of a fully-managed, scalable file storage service for Google Cloud Platform. Leveraging tight integration with Google Cloud infrastructure, Elastifile Cloud File Service makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale enterprise file storage in the public cloud. Customers can sign up for early access to the new service at https://www.elastifile.com/early-access-gcp.

With an increasing number of organizations seeking to leverage public cloud resources, scalable, cost-effective file storage has emerged as a critical enabler for ubiquitous cloud adoption. To address this emerging need, Elastifile partnered with Google Cloud to deliver a fully-managed, cloud-native file service, complete with a full suite of enterprise NAS features. This new service leverages deep integration with Google Cloud infrastructure and makes file storage on GCP both user-friendly and affordable, thereby eliminating the gap between enterprise storage requirements and cloud capabilities. Leveraging the new file service from Elastifile, Google Cloud users can, for the first time, manage scalable, software-defined NAS infrastructure as easily as they manage other Google-native services...with none of the complexity and cost associated with do-it-yourself storage implementations...and without the scalability and availability limitations of legacy, hardware-dependent storage architectures.

How to Secure Your Google My Business Listing

Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool for businesses and organizations that lets them manage their online presence on Google, including Search and Maps. GMB is relatively easy to use and after verifying and editing the details about your business, customers will find you more easily.

Getting the basics right, however, is essential. At the cornerstone of a successful local SEO campaign is a fully-optimized GMB so that you appear in Maps, as well as the local pack listings. Securing your position, though, requires time and effort.

The following guide will explain how to secure and verify your Google My Business listing, as well as how to elevate it.

Upbound Makes Multicloud a Reality with Crossplane, An Open Source Multicloud Control Plane

Upbound, the company who brought forward Rook, announced Crossplane, an open source multicloud control plane. Crossplane introduces workload and resource abstractions on-top of existing managed services to enable a high degree of workload portability across cloud providers. A single crossplane enables the provisioning and full-lifecycle management of services and infrastructure across a wide range of providers, offerings, vendors, regions, and clusters. The open source project is a community driven effort to provide the best of all clouds to organizations.

"By running workloads across cloud providers, organizations are able to improve availability, geographic presence, reach, as well as optimize cost and take advantage of differentiated services," said Bassam Tabbara, CEO of Upbound. "A critical component of a multicloud strategy is a control plane that is able to schedule and orchestrate portable workloads across cloud providers, regions, clusters and on-premises while still using best-of-breed managed services."

Crossplane supports AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud with more cloud providers and on-premises options coming soon. Based on the familiar Kubernetes API, Crossplane was built with the cloud native world in mind. Crossplane applies many of the lessons learned in container orchestration to multicloud workload and resource orchestration.