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What's New in the Cloud for Asset Managers?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

The cloud is without a doubt transforming the world of asset management. With new breakthroughs every year, the cloud is proving itself to be the best pathway for asset management software to go in their endeavors. Part of using something to its fullest potential, however, is being up to date on its capabilities, and as has been covered before on Cloud Cow, the cloud is being used in enterprise asset management (management of physical and non-physical assets) fairly frequently nowadays. 

Here's the lowdown on what advancements are being made due to asset management and how you can become a part of the movement pushing it further by using the cloud.

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Blue Medora's BindPlane Expands Multi-Cloud Support

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Blue Medora today announces support for two new cloud platforms - Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud - for BindPlane, the industry's first monitoring integration as a service (MIaaS). 

BindPlane addresses the common challenge most data center operations teams experience - gaining a comprehensive view of what's going on across their IT ecosystem. BindPlane dramatically expands observability for large enterprises monitoring hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and is now available across AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google and Alibaba cloud environments.

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Elastifile Enables Automated Kubernetes Storage Provisioning via Elastifile Storage Provisioner on Google Cloud Platform

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Elastifile, a pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced it is introducing a commercial Kubernetes application to all users of the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace (GCP Marketplace). The new offering will provide customers with automated provisioning of shared file storage, thus enabling the containerization of stateful workflows, with no application refactoring required. For the first time ever, commercial Kubernetes applications are available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine with a usage-based pricing model. Commercial Kubernetes applications can be deployed on-premise or even on other public clouds through the GCP Marketplace.

GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.

SolarWinds MSP Introduces N-central 12.0 with NetPath Integration - Providing Deeper, Vital Insights into Network Performance

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SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to IT solution providers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), today announced it has launched SolarWinds N-central 12.0, which hosts a wide range of new features, including deeper PSA application integration, enhanced patch management, and NetPath- which is also available on SolarWinds RMM.

NetPath is designed to help users troubleshoot network performance issues by providing deeper visibility into network paths, application response times, and node performance for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments. MSPs can pinpoint slowdowns, outages, and other problems through a visual depiction of every hop traffic takes from the end user, through the network, to the applications being accessed, and back. When a problem is found, NetPath presents relevant network statistics and contact information for the affected node, giving businesses the opportunity to quickly alert other providers to help get the service restored quickly.

N-central 12.0 can also enable users to:

NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform Expands Availability and Offers Support for SMB and NFS v3 Protocols

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NetApp today announced expanded availability and features for NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform to help customers deploy workloads such as video rendering, databases, high-performance computing and continuous integration on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). NetApp Cloud Volumes offers customers a fully-managed, cloud-native file storage service that's integrated with GCP and combines the reach of NetApp's world-class data services, backed by hundreds of thousands of customers, with Google Cloud's leadership in providing secure and scalable cloud infrastructure, application development services, analytics and machine learning.

Today's announcements include:

FileShadow Partners with Wasabi to Provide Multi-Cloud Services for Its Cloud File Assurance Service

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FileShadow today ushers in multi-cloud storage options for its customers with a partnership with Wasabi, a hot cloud storage company. By adding Wasabi to FileShadow's cloud file assurance service, individuals and small businesses with document intensive needs, such as photographers, creatives, insurance agents or agencies, financial services and municipalities, will have the option of choosing both the file processing and cloud storage system that best fits their performance and pricing needs.

FileShadow connects users' cloud storage accounts and onsite network attached storage (NAS) into a single vault, making their files instantly searchable regardless of source and "available for a lifetime." The service supports both online and onsite systems, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Adobe Creative Cloud and Drobo NAS appliances. With the addition of Wasabi, FileShadow customers can choose the file storage services from either Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage or IBM Cloud Object Storage.

CloudHealth Technologies Announces Support for Google Cloud Platform

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CloudHealth Technologies, trusted cloud management platform provider, today announced support for Google Cloud Platform. Through this offering, CloudHealth Technologies will enable Google Cloud Platform customers to benefit from unprecedented visibility and governance around cost and usage.

"Organizations are adopting Google Cloud Platform to be more agile and flexible, while taking advantage of innovative services that aren't available in an on-premises world," said Adam Massey, Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud. "As organizations increasingly take advantage of all that Google Cloud Platform has to offer, CloudHealth is empowering them with complete cost and usage visibility with simplified governance, enabling them to make well-informed decisions and maximize their Google Cloud Platform experience."

The CloudHealth platform helps Google Cloud Platform customers drive better visibility, control and resource optimization, while reducing spend. Providing key features such as reports, dashboards and governance policies, CloudHealth Technologies provides a single interface from which to manage Google Cloud Platform investments.

 

Major League Baseball Selects AWS as its Official Provider for Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) has chosen AWS as its official provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning workloads. In extending its long-standing relationship, MLB will use AWS machine learning services to continue development of Statcast-the tracking technology that runs on AWS to analyze player performance for every game-and develop new technologies to support MLB Clubs in driving innovative fan experiences and engagement across all 30 Major League ballparks. In addition, MLB will work with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab to amplify game statistical data integrations within broadcasts, including MLB Network, and live digital distribution, such as MLB.com and the MLB At Bat app, using machine learning, creating more personalized viewer experiences tailored for each market and geographic region.

Binary Tree and Monza Cloud Announce Partnership to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

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Binary Tree and Monza Cloud today announced a partnership to help clients develop new applications more quickly in Microsoft Azure. Specifically, Monza Cloud's AzStudio platform will drive Binary Tree's new Innovation Center.

Innovation has always been critical to remain competitive, but today it needs to be delivered at speed, at scale and yield business results rapidly. The Binary Tree Innovation Center will develop tangible proof-of-concepts backed by proven ideation methodology, deep Microsoft Azure Cloud knowledge and expertise while leveraging AzStudio from Monza Cloud to continue powering enterprise transformations.

AzStudio makes it easy to develop new cloud applications based on standards and best practices. Its feature-rich interface lets users quickly build applications on Azure with enhanced integrated security, visual process management, and robust extensibility.