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REAN Cloud Recognized for Breadth of Experience and Expertise in the Cloud

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REAN Cloud, a global Cloud Systems Integrator and Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), achieved four new AWS competencies in Education, Security, Storage and Microsoft Workloads. These four are added to the five AWS competencies the company had already earned in Financial Services, Life Sciences, Government, Migration and DevOps. To gain each competency, REAN Cloud has had to demonstrate that it not only possesses deep expertise and experience with the AWS platform, it must deliver solutions in each of the areas mentioned seamlessly in the AWS cloud environment, providing specialized consulting services and helping enterprises adopt, develop and deploy complex projects on AWS.
 
REAN Cloud earned AWS Security Competency status in multiple security consulting categories: Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Security Engineering. This highlights the company’s strength, depth and expertise in areas of security and compliance – including FedRAMP security standards – and recognizes that REAN Cloud has already helped many customers with various aspects of IT governance, regulatory and compliance standards at scale.
 

MSA Selects Kaminario to Accelerate Marketing Analytics and Extend Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array to power its internal marketing analytics applications and support its hosted infrastructure services. A leader in analytics, information technology infrastructure and information management solutions, MSA provides analytical-based solutions across a spectrum of industries -- from consumer packaged goods, media and IT to medical, life sciences, pharmaceutical and the arts.

Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array provides MSA with unmatched database performance, helping reduce the run time of their most critical analytic workloads by 15 to 40 percent. Extending the benefits beyond just application performance improvements, the new infrastructure also enables MSA to optimize its power and data center space utilization, reducing operational spend by nearly 70 percent.

Cavium Expands the ThunderX2 Server Ecosystem for Cloud and HPC Applications

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Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, datacenter, cloud, wired and wireless networking, continues to aggressively expand the ThunderX2 server ecosystem with a broad array of commercial and open source partners.   
 
Demonstrating success in working closely with software developers and communities since the initial launch of ThunderX, Cavium has established a significant ecosystem that spans Operating Systems, Development Environments, Tools, and Applications.  An increasing array of hosted options such as Packet.Net and the online Scaleway cloud service offerings, combined with a rich set of single and dual-socket ODM and OEM platforms that include and OCP configurations, allow developers to easily build, develop, and deploy their software on ThunderX based platforms.

 

CloudGenix Named a SD-WAN IDC Innovator

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CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) network leader, today announced it has been selected as an IDC Innovator in the IDC Innovators: SD-WAN, 2017 Report in recognition of its innovative technologies and ground-breaking business models in SD-WAN.

According to the report, "traditional WANs are complex to manage and do not support DX-level business agility as legacy WANs often are characterized by backhaul inefficiencies that compromise application performance, business agility, and employee productivity... SD-WAN has emerged as the solution for enterprises increasingly dependent on the cloud and on requiring "anytime, anywhere" application access."

Zscaler Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Zscaler
, the leading cloud security company, today announced it was named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways. The report evaluates vendors on their "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision." This is the seventh consecutive year that Zscaler has been recognized as a Leader.

The market for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solutions is traditionally characterized by legacy on-premises appliances, but as businesses increasingly look to securely transform from the old world of IT to the new world of cloud and mobility, it becomes apparent that security needs to move to the cloud as well.
 

The Most In-Demand Cloud Related Jobs

With most IT infrastructure, down to software app development and installation, moving to the cloud, the types of jobs in demand to support this are changing. Let's look at the top seven most in-demand cloud related jobs. And know now that not all of them require an advanced degree while providing job security, good pay, and often, the ability to work from home.

Cloud Architects

Cloud architects compile enterprise requirements and then determine the right set of technologies and software to build a cloud service, whether public, private or a public/private hybrid. They determine how to deliver the cloud services someone needs from virtual desktops to virtual servers.

Virtustream Teams Up with Pivotal to Enable Rapid Deployment of Cloud-Native Apps

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced a collaboration with Pivotal to provide a fully managed, enterprise-class cloud service for customers building and deploying applications with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world's most powerful cloud-native platforms.

Designed to pair Virtustream's leading enterprise-class cloud and managed services with the widely popular Pivotal Cloud Foundry cloud-native application development platform, the single instance, hosted service provides an alternative to general purpose public cloud offerings. This enables organizations to quickly build and deploy applications, while delivering capabilities that enhance developer productivity, ensure high availability and security, and provide operational control, all of which are necessities in developing innovative software solutions.

"To compete in today's markets, enterprise customers require the ability to develop and deploy their applications at a faster clip," said Kevin Reid, president and chief technology officer, Virtustream. "Virtustream Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service enables organizations to utilize one of the most popular developer platforms on the market today to deploy into a secure, enterprise-class cloud, while offloading the management of the environment to Virtustream."

NComputing Launches VERDE VDI 8.1 Solution for Enterprise Customers

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Following the acquisition of VERDE Workspaces in Q1 2017, NComputing today launches VERDE VDI 8.1, a purpose-built desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and SMB. NComputing is now able to cater to businesses and organizations of all sizes, offering a full stack, end-to-end solution including thin clients, software clients, and desktop management and provisioning infrastructure.

VERDE VDI is a purpose-built VDI solution for enterprise customers, aiming to deliver the highest performing, flexible and affordable desktop management and provisioning infrastructure on the market. VERDE VDI's features address the three main challenges that stand in the way of widespread VDI adoption: cost, complexity and use case coverage.

Security, in addition to Windows 10 migration, is a major driver of VDI adoption and is at the heart of VERDE VDI. VERDE VDI is organically built from the ground up on a secure Linux foundation. VERDE VDI incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that protects users by making unsanctioned changes non-persistent. Prevention of malware, virus attacks, data leakage and unauthorized access to the internal network are all cornerstones of the VERDE VDI security protocols. VERDE VDI also automates desktop management and helps keep images up-to-date and available thereby offering further protection to users.

Ping Identity Extends Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Delivering Secure Access to All On-Premises Enterprise Applications

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Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that the integration of PingAccess with Microsoft Azure Active Directory is now generally available. Together, Azure Active Directory and PingAccess provide an IDaaS solution that gives mobile workers secure access to on-premises applications from any device, without the need for VPNs or modifications to the network infrastructure.

Many enterprises, including 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies, have embraced Azure Active Directory as the identity platform for managing users and providing secure access to thousands of SaaS and on-premises applications. Azure Active Directory handles over one billion authentications daily. This integration with Ping allows enterprises to expand single sign on (SSO) to even more of their on-premises web applications. The result is seamless and secure single sign-on for all applications and all users on all devices and clouds, without the need for a VPN.

Excelero Awarded Key Patent for Helping Deliver the Hyperscale Data Center of Tomorrow

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Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that it was assigned a US patent # 9,658,782 for underlying technology to its NVMesh server SAN solution that is key to its ability to efficiently share NVMe devices at data center scale with local performance. The patent represents the first US patent officially awarded to Excelero, with 9 additional US patents pending , and is among the reasons why NVMesh achieves exceptionally low latency, high NVMe storage ROI and greater flexibility in some of today's most demanding application areas.

An estimated 70 - 80% of enterprises will have adopted a web-scale IT architectural approach by 2027 (Intel data) - enterprises for whom  Excelero's 100% software-only server SAN solution is a perfect fit. The new patent covers Excelero's technique of combining two industry standards, remote direct memory access (RDMA) and storage-oriented memory mapped input/output (MMIO), which dramatically reduces CPU use, removing the target-side CPU from the data path, lowers latency and enables superior performance compared to traditional storage architectures, even those leveraging Flash.  Uses include machine learning, visualization simulation, real-time analytics, genomics and encoding among many other hyper-scale applications.