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Microsoft Cloud Initiatives Lining Up for Global Enterprise Segment Domination

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You may have come across several articles in the past about how Amazon is trying to achieve global domination. The way the company has gone about its business, disrupting the retail industry in United States, swiftly moving into all the top ten economies of the world and a few more, and continually growing its revenues at double digit rates despite making more than $100 billion dollars a year. Does it look at all like they are on an unstoppable roll?

But this article is not about Amazon. It’s about Microsoft. Surprise! It’s about how much the company has changed in the past few years, and how, little by little, their plan to dominate the enterprise market around the world is taking shape. Microsoft in its previous avatar did Windows, and then some...

Huawei and Altair to Pursue High-Performance Computing and Build Industrial Simulation Cloud Solutions

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Huawei and Altair have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at CeBIT 2017, marking the beginning of a cooperation for High-performance Computing (HPC) and Cloud Solutions. The two companies will cooperate with each other to develop industrial simulation cloud solutions for their customers.

In accordance with the terms of the cooperation, they will build a joint test center in Huawei's Munich OpenLab to carry out software and hardware optimization tests based on Altair's PBS Works and Huawei's HPC and cloud platforms. Taking full advantage of the high performance and reliability of Huawei's HPC and cloud platforms, the joint tests will help customers reduce software integration and performance verification workloads considerably and simplify the deployment and management of industrial simulation cloud platforms...

Cloud Computing: AWS acquisition of Thinkbox could lead to more heavy-duty tools, users

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A recent AWS acquisition taps into vertical market technology, hoping to entice new customers with high-performance workloads while also bolstering its cloud management capabilities at the same time. Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services acquired Thinkbox Software, which provides a suite of image and particle-rendering management and geometry caching tools for media visual effects (VFX) design and development, for undisclosed terms.

The AWS acquisition is the latest example of Amazon, and other large public cloud players, adding services that appeal to specific markets and customers, and it could improve existing cloud services with specific capabilities such as support for compute-intensive workloads...

Druva and Carahsoft Deliver Cloud Data Protection to the Public Sector

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that Carahsoft will serve as Druva's public sector distribution partner. Under this agreement, Carahsoft will proactively market and sell Druva inSync, the company's flagship cloud data protection and information management solution, which Carahsoft will make available to the public sector and its reseller ecosystem via Carahsoft's SEWP contracts. The solution enables agencies to securely manage data protection and information governance across endpoints and cloud applications with unparalleled ease and sophistication.

"Today's public sector organizations require the highest levels of security and data privacy. In addition to the best technologies, the need to operate in a secure cloud environment and adhere to standards such as FIPS 140 is a unique and demanding need," said Dave Packer, Vice President of Corporate and Product Marketing at Druva. "Whether part of the federal, state or local government, organizations now require data solutions that are compliant with the latest regulations and deliver the most cutting edge technologies. With the Druva and Carahsoft partnership, the public sector can now easily and assuredly protect their users' valuable data while adhering to all regulations and compliance requirements."

The Next Step: Taking Your Blog to New Heights

If you've been following the articles in our Blogging section, you will know that blogging can be a great way to earn money online. Whether you love traveling, like talking about gadgets, or you simply enjoy watching the latest movies and writing about them, there is always a niche to fill and moneymaking opportunities to explore.

The fact that content marketing is now bigger than ever also means blogging is quickly becoming a popular dream job for many. The market is about to be a lot - and I do mean A LOT - more competitive, so it is time to step up the game and take your blog to new heights. Here are some of the tips you can use to get started.

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Virtustream Expands Enterprise Cloud Platform for Mission Critical Applications to Asia-Pacific Region

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies Business, today announced that its enterprise cloud platform and services for mission critical applications are now available in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia and Japan. This offering includes Virtustream's innovative cloud technology and unique consumption billing model.

The need for enterprise cloud services in the region is increasing. According to published research, by 2020, "IDC predicts the Cloud Systems Infrastructure Services revenue in Asia/Pacific including Japan will reach $12.9 billion."

"The pent up demand for enterprise-level cloud services in the Asia-Pacific region is tremendous as organizations are eager to globally scale their operations at a rapid pace; while also managing the complexities of migrating their existing systems of record to the cloud," said Frank Gens, IDC senior vice president and chief analyst. "Add to that regional needs such as data sovereignty, and it narrows the playing field of providers significantly."

Huawei and Canonical Integrate OpenStack and CloudFabric

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Huawei and Canonical today announced they are expanding their cooperation in enterprise and telecom clouds to announce that they have completed the integration of CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Network Solution and Canonical's Ubuntu OpenStack. The joint solution integrates the Agile Controller, Huawei's SDN controller, with Ubuntu OpenStack to improve the efficiency of deploying and maintaining multiple data center networks. A large number of controller nodes can be deployed in minutes to interoperate with the cloud platform quickly. Enterprises or telecom cloud platforms that are using or plan to use Ubuntu OpenStack platform can directly connect their OpenStack platform with the Agile Controller to enable quick, flexible service deployment and integration in multiple data centers.

The Business Cloud From Domo Is Now the World's Largest Analytics Platform in the Cloud

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In just one year since launching, Domo's Business Cloud is now the industry's largest data analytics platform in the cloud. With more than 25 petabytes of data uploaded, the data managed in Domo surpasses 100 trillion rows, which is 21 times larger than the amount of data in the Library of Congress and more than twice the size of the largest data warehouse record claimed by SAP in 2014.

"Domo's Business Cloud has become the world's largest analytics platform because of the power of our customers," said Josh James, co-founder and CEO, Domo. "These revolutionaries are leading the adoption of data-driven cultures across organizations worldwide. While often starting small -- like most revolutions do -- their vision for how data, facilitated by Domo, can transform business performance quickly catches fire."

Domo is also now connected to more than one million discreet data sources, while maintaining industry-leading uptime and performance.
 

Avere Systems Closes $14 Million Series E to Expand Cloud Offerings

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Avere Systems today announced the close of a $14 million Series E funding with participation from existing investors Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital and Western Digital Capital, and new investor Google Inc. The new investment brings Avere's total funds raised to $97 million, and will be used to expand the company's hybrid cloud product offerings so that more organizations can easily take advantage of the public cloud. Avere has established itself as a leader in the hybrid cloud market, helping enterprises reap the benefits of cloud economics and flexibility with solutions based on its high-performance scalable file system.
 

StreamSets Enables Data Lake in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Integration

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StreamSets Inc., a provider of innovative data-in-motion middleware, today announced integration of its award-winning StreamSets Data Collector open source software for building any-to-any dataflows with Microsoft Azure. The integration enables StreamSets customers and open source adopters to use Azure Data Lake Store as a built-in pipeline destination, accelerating time to value by being able to move and transform data without writing custom code. The software is available on the Azure Marketplace.

Cloud data storage and analytics are critical to enabling enterprise digital transformation. To be effective, enterprises must easily move data between on-premises and cloud data stores at will in order to leverage the advantages of each modality, whether the data comes from traditional databases or new big data sources such as from logs, IoT sensors and social media feeds. An integrated solution using StreamSets Data Collector and Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store simplifies development of new cloud-based applications and analytics by continually feeding data stores with timely and trustworthy data.