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Codefresh Removes Barriers to Helm Ecosystem by Launching Integration with Microsoft Azure

Codefresh today announced integration with Microsoft Azure hosted Helm Repositories, an important step in making it incredibly efficient for teams to adopt Helm by removing the barriers to the Helm ecosystem.

As the Helm ecosystem grows, Codefresh is leading the way with Microsoft making it easier to build, test, and deploy Helm Charts with an easy-to-use Codefresh GUI, and store them in the Azure Container Registry. This is valuable for teams using Kubernetes as users can package Kubernetes applications with the charts and the images they reference together.

The Codefresh integration with Azure offers:

  • Login with Azure to add repositories to Codefresh; no additional authentication configuration required
  • Consume and push Charts from Codefresh
  • Manage Chart deployments in all connected Kubernetes clusters
  • Geo-replicate charts across multiple regions, using the Azure Container Registry Geo-replication capabilities.

Zenoss Announces Capabilities for Kubernetes Clouds

Zenoss Inc., a leader in software-defined IT operations, announced the release of the Kubernetes ZenPack, which expands capabilities for IT operations management to enterprise hybrid cloud environments that leverage Kubernetes containers. This offering enhances Zenoss to more effectively support Kubernetes clusters running in public clouds and on-premises data centers.

With the new ZenPack for Kubernetes containers, Zenoss adds tremendous value to clients by integrating the monitoring of multicloud environments leveraging Kubernetes technology with any IT infrastructure an organization may use - no matter where that infrastructure is located or how it is hosted. Alongside Zenoss' existing ZenPack for Docker environments, Zenoss now offers the most complete portfolio of extensions available to enable IT organizations to gain complete visibility into every technology their constituents depend on.

"Enterprise IT organizations are transforming to meet the dynamic needs of their businesses, and one technology that has seen sustained growth is containers," said Mike Lunt, vice president of engineering at Zenoss. "With the release of the Kubernetes ZenPack, Zenoss enables IT organizations to monitor hybrid cloud environments leveraging containers within the full context of an organization's IT stack."

TechDemocracy Announces IT Risk Management Platform for Amazon Web Services

TechDemocracy announced that its flagship platform, Intellicta, is now optimized for Amazon Web Services (AWS), letting boards of directors and senior management teams bridge the visibility gaps across their compliance, security, risk and governance functions, all while merging their enterprise security silos with AWS.

Intellicta's unique Digital Risk Management (DRM) Assurance framework offers the capability of getting a proactive and comprehensive view of the overall cybersecurity resilience and all-inclusive dashboard across each service and application within the Amazon Cloud.

Under the AWS shared responsibility model, Intellicta provides 360 degrees of visibility when it comes to various threat vectors that arise in the areas of infrastructure security; access control; logging and monitoring; configuration and vulnerability analysis; and data loss prevention. It also performs an in-depth analysis on the effectiveness of existing cyber risk and compliance solutions and offers a consolidated view of enterprise risk posture.

Microsoft and Glasswall Collaborate on Azure and O365

Microsoft and Glasswall Solutions announced that Glasswall has earned Co-Sell Ready status through the Microsoft One Commercial Partner Program. Glasswall, seen as the world leader in file remediation and regeneration technology, is now among a select group of global independent software vendors to obtain Gold ISV Co-Sell Ready status from Microsoft. As a result, effective immediately, Glasswall collaborates with Microsoft field sales teams worldwide on targeted customer opportunities and related account planning activities, both in the commercial and government, defense and security sectors.

Glasswall has developed a uniquely effective, award-winning and patent-protected Deep-File Inspection, Remediation and Sanitisation Technology - d-FIRST - a disruptive methodology for the prevention of malware and understanding of organizational risk from file-borne cyber-attacks. It reverses the traditional signature-based security approach by validating ‘known good' elements of a file which are finite and bounded, regenerating a new identical and safe copy, typically in fractions of a second. While Glasswall FileTrust ATP for Email already integrates with O365 and Microsoft Exchange, the company will immediately commence work on further integration of its Glasswall FileTrust products with other O365 applications including OneDrive and SharePoint.

iboss Announces Integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security

iboss announced an integration partnership with Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS). The partnership allows organizations to leverage Microsoft Cloud App Security in a more powerful way by integrating it with the iboss cloud. The iboss cloud secures user Internet access, on any device, from any location and this integration allows iboss cloud and MCAS to connect seamlessly. Through this connection, data from users is automatically sent from iboss cloud to MCAS to provide insight into cloud application use. In addition, risky applications sanctioned within Microsoft Cloud App Security are automatically synchronized with iboss cloud to ensure those applications are controlled to prevent data loss.

Cloudability and Datadog Integrate Best of Breed Cost Optimization and Performance Efficiency

Cloudability today announced the integration of its cloud cost management platform with monitoring and analytics platform provider, Datadog. This integration helps customers achieve cloud excellence by delivering performance efficiency recommendations that are cost optimized, a key requirement of financial cloud management and cloud agility.  Cloudability will be demonstrating the integration at AWS re:Invent Nov. 26-29 in Las Vegas, Booth #1316.

"Seeing Cloudability and Datadog collaborate on this integration makes perfect sense and brings tremendous value to our savvy customer base," said Javier D'Ovidio, CEO of Edrans, an AWS Partner. "We've experienced the power each of their technologies brings to table, and can attest to the demand for an integrated cost optimization and performance solution for customers who are committed to achieving true cloud success."

 

Cloud Academy Launches Technology Partner Program to Extend Value in the Cloud Ecosystem

Cloud Academy, the leading enterprise cloud training platform, today announced the launch of its Technology Partner Program, a partner initiative focused on enabling technology vendors to train customers and generate awareness throughout the entire cloud ecosystem by leveraging the Cloud Academy platform. Inaugural partnerships include agreements with cloud ecosystem leaders Spotinst, Aviatrix, HashiCorp, NGINX, and the DevOps Institute.

Technology partners can leverage the program to place their training materials in Cloud Academy's content library, which covers topics including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, agile, DevOps, SaaS, machine learning and more. Partners can also power training portals on their sites using the Cloud Academy platform to power their programs which accelerate learning and certification for internal staff, customers, and partners.

"Cloud Academy is excited to partner with industry-leading organizations to add their technology training to our extensive content library", said Randy Streu, VP Global Partnerships & Alliances at Cloud Academy. "The addition of new 3rd party curriculum will accelerate learning opportunity for our customers preparing their teams for upcoming digital transformation projects while also creating world-class training programs for our partners."

New Nerdio Security Features Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Nerdio, a provider of cloud IT automation for the public and private cloud, today announced the availability of new security features in Nerdio for Azure on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. The new features, also available in Nerdio Private Cloud, are designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium-sized corporations (SMCs) with enhanced cybersecurity guidance.

"As new threats are constantly emerging and known vulnerabilities continue to evolve, it's increasingly challenging for organizations to stay ahead of security issues in an effective and resource-efficient way," said Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO of Nerdio. "Our new security tools extend the efficiencies and benefits of MSPs and internal IT departments and empower them to be more effective in identifying and implementing which controls will truly serve the organization best."

Nerdio for Azure is an automation platform for pricing, packaging, provisioning, management, and optimization of IT environments. It uses Office 365 with Azure Active Directory ADFS, Azure virtual machines with premium managed disks, Azure Recovery Services for both backup and DR replication, and the latest Server 2016 with its optimized RDP v10 protocol running on top of GPU-enabled virtual machines. Nerdio Private Cloud is a fully integrated platform that delivers comprehensive IT infrastructure.

Rubrik Announces Andes 5.0 Release

Rubrik announced the Andes 5.0 release of its flagship Cloud Data Management platform, delivering a single software to protect, automate, and govern applications and data across datacenters and clouds. Rubrik Andes, the company's fourteenth and most expansive release, accelerates enterprise digital transformation with groundbreaking innovation for mission-critical applications, including Oracle and SAP HANA business data platform, and cloud-native applications, including Microsoft Office 365 and NoSQL databases.

As enterprises drive digital transformation initiatives, they grapple with the fragmentation of business applications and data across multiple datacenters and clouds while adhering to ever more stringent security requirements. To successfully deliver business outcomes, enterprises require a data management solution that can protect applications across datacenters and clouds, automate self-service at scale, and eliminate operational complexity while maintaining governance, compliance, and security against cyber threats such as Ransomware.

"Legacy solutions are not built for digital-minded enterprises to meet compliance and protect against security attacks," said Rubrik Co-Founder and CTO, Arvind Nithrakashyap. "Rubrik's Andes 5.0 release provides a single software platform to protect and organize business critical information for implementing governance, meeting compliance, and recovering from today's intensifying security threats. With Rubrik Andes, enterprises achieve business uptime, accelerate development, and leverage the cloud for all mission-critical and next-gen applications - all foundational to digital transformation."

Sysdig Now Available on AWS Marketplace

Sysdig, Inc., a cloud-native intelligence company, today announced that Sysdig is available on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Marketplace. AWS customers can now purchase and deploy Sysdig Monitor, Sysdig Secure, and the entire Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform directly through AWS Marketplace. Sysdig has created one of the first platforms to unify container security, monitoring, and forensics with native Kubernetes, Prometheus, and AWS services.

Enterprises that choose to purchase Sysdig through AWS Marketplace get the peace of mind of knowing that the two are easily deployable together and they can save time by simplifying tasks, including procurement and billing. This announcement comes on the heels of Sysdig being recognized as an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and demonstrates the commitment by both companies to continue working together.