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SWIM.AI Introduces SWIM EDX, Software Delivering Real-Time Intelligence and Digital Twins at the Edge

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SWIM.AI, the edge intelligence software company, today exited stealth and announced the general availability of its edge software solution, SWIM EDX, delivering edge intelligence and real-time business and operational insights. Current business intelligence solutions require large volumes of time-series data to be reduced, streamed to the cloud, stored, cleaned, analyzed and then modelled - at great expense and often with significant delays. By applying analytics, self-training digital twins and edge computing, SWIM EDX allows manufacturers, infrastructure providers, enterprises, cities and IoT vendors to analyze and take immediate action on fast edge data. In addition, the company today announced key additions to its management team, including Simon Crosby as chief technology officer, Simon Aspinall as chief sales and marketing officer, and Ramana Jonnala as chief product officer.

"Edge devices and data volumes are growing exponentially, leaving enterprises swamped," said Holger Mueller, VP and principal analyst for Constellation Research. "That data, however, holds insights that can truly transform production, efficiency and a multitude of other factors. Being able to analyze that data, and therefore predict system performance on the fly puts enterprises ahead of the game."

Nexenta Announces New Software as a Service Solution Suite

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today launched NexentaCloud, a new product family of cloud native storage solutions. Designed and built as an organic extension of Nexenta's award-winning Open SDS solution, the new family of solutions allows user to extend the numerous benefits of Nexenta's solution onto the cloud. The first product to be announced is NexentaCloud available in AWS Marketplace.

NexentaCloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows enterprises to run their core business applications, which utilize file and block storage native to AWS, while fully integrating with on premises solutions. Offering enterprise-class features such as snapshots, cloning, thin provisioning and data compression, NexentaCloud for AWS delivers a comprehensive data storage solution that supports business-critical functions including business continuity and self-service test/development.

 

Webinar: Parallels RAS Integrates with AppsAnywhere

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Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and AppsAnywhere allow universities and colleges to support any device at a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI solutions.  Parallels RAS combined with AppsAnywhere, enables students to easily access applications and desktops hosted on Microsoft Remote Desktop Service (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), on any device.

Take technology beyond the traditional classroom setting.  Enable students to work anywhere on and off campus on their device of choice, including PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, HTML5, and Chrome.

Join this live Webinar on April 18th, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT.

After taking part in the webinar, you will leave with a deeper understanding of both Software2 and Parallels RAS, and their many properties and benefits to education IT.  

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Bitdefender Launches High Performance Virtualization Security for MSPs

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Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, today announced its Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is now available for MSPs. Expressly designed to help service providers protect their customers' virtual desktops and servers without slowing performance or affecting users, it delivers full-fledged, multi-layered defense, including machine learning, anti-exploit and continuous process monitoring, all within a lightweight footprint.

To ensure maximum performance and protection, Bitdefender's SVE for MSPs offers a highly resilient virtual machine (VM) security architecture that offloads scanning to hardened, virtual appliances with load balancing and failover capabilities. Available as a monthly-billed service, it addresses challenges related to poor performance and user experience, inefficient security management, VM security and compliance gaps, which MSPs have been struggling with for years.

The Difference Between Offline and Online Businesses

So much has changed in the past few years in the way that businesses are conceived, developed and created. This has happened not just over the course of centuries but also mere decades, and even now there are constant changes and new discoveries in all kinds of fields that affect how a business runs. Everything from science, engineering, psychology, art, and technology has an impact on how people see the world and find opportunities for creating a business. Since the advent of the digital age in which the world now finds itself, businesses have been quick to adopt various techniques uncovered by research and products from these other fields to their advantage. The most influential upon the business world has to be that of technology as this has offered a whole new range of potential. Starting a business without the internet, screens, and a digital database is seen as old-fashioned and even foolish nowadays. Here are some of the main differences between running a business with the help of the internet and running one without. 

One: Graphic Design 

Design plays a huge part in the success of businesses that operate both online and offline. Designers who work for marketing companies or teams within a business are given a set of constraints regardless of whether they intend to advertise physically (on posters and billboards), or digitally through websites, digital signage and other new media. These constraints not only act as limitations for the designers to butt against but also as structured challenges to foster creativity. In this sense, there is perhaps more creative potential in a more limited area of graphic design in advertising as it forces the designers to come up with innovative solutions to meet the business' objectives. Digital media such as video content and dynamic websites are much flashier but also require less concentrated effort in order to pass for adequate. This means that there is more chance of low quality as the designs are merely a sideline of the main marketing task. Of course, the benefits of having a good designer working with digital media means that much more content will be created to advertise your business without wasting as many material resources. For a company with enough of a marketing budget, both print and digital design is a must. 

Recent Healthcare Technology and the Cloud

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Healthcare systems are adopting modern technology into their day-to-day processes in order to streamline medical processes and increase patient satisfaction, and this integration is having noteable positive changes in medical care. More and more hospitals are already adopting technology like the cloud, which has helped to increase the efficiency of sharing data between doctors. As technology continues to advance and produce lifesaving breakthroughs, recent healthcare technology interconnects with technology like the cloud to create a hyperconnected field of medicine.

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The cloud serves as a method for sharing a vast amount of data, in real time, across many sources. This provides an invaluable resource that is exponentially more valuable depending on the kind of information you are able to share across it. While the technological advancements happening don't always seem directly tied to the field of medicine, tech developers, as well as medical practitioners are always looking for ways to bring them all together to help patients.

Zenoss Announces Partnership With Google Cloud

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Zenoss Inc., a leader in software-defined IT operations, announced it has joined the Google Cloud partner program with intention to expand Zenoss capabilities for IT operations management (ITOM) to enterprise hybrid cloud environments that leverage the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

With this partnership, Zenoss will add value to clients by integrating the monitoring of hybrid cloud environments leveraging GCP with any IT infrastructure an organization may support - adding to robust multicloud capabilities Zenoss already supports with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Zenoss builds comprehensive real-time models of hybrid IT environments and uses them to provide holistic health and performance insights exactly where they are needed. Using Zenoss, customers of GCP can:

Saviynt and Identity Methods Provide Increased Access to Cloud Identity Governance and Security Solutions

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Saviynt, a leading Global provider of Cloud Security and Identity Governance solutions, has announced today a strategic partnership with Identity Methods. This partnership will enable Identity Methods to develop their cloud offering, by integrating Saviynt’s cloud products seamlessly with Identity Methods’ existing product set. This will help ensure organisations are able to manage their applications, data and infrastructure, along with their identity lifecycle, profiles and access rights, in a secure manner from experts within the industry.

 With Saviynt’s growing foothold across Europe and Identity Methods’ presence within the UK, this latest partnership will provide greater scope to extend the footprint, both across and outside of the UK. This partnership provides Identity Methods’ customers and prospects with access to the most complete set of Identity Management and Cloud Security solutions, across multiple platforms and enterprises.
 

Megazone, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Signs Strategic Alliance with CloudPassage for Cloud Security Partnership

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Megazone, an AWS premier consulting partner and cloud-specialized company today announced a strategic alliance with CloudPassage for cloud-based security automation.

CloudPassage offers a SaaS-based workload security automation platform that on-demand delivery of security controls across data centers, private/public clouds, virtual machines and containers - at speed and scale. Unlike traditional security systems, Halo and its robust APIs integrate with popular CI/CD toolchains and processes, providing just-in-time feedback for fixing vulnerabilities early in the development cycle. This lets DevOps teams operate efficiently while providing security teams the validation they require without slowing the DevSecOps workflow. Halo easily integrates with popular infrastructure automation and orchestration platforms, allowing Halo to be easily deployed. CloudPassage works with many Fortune 500 customers and leading MSSPs to continuously monitor the security and compliance posture of their business critical workloads.

Qualys Acquires 1Mobility

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Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that it has acquired the software assets of 1Mobility, Singapore. 

The acquisition now allows Qualys to provide enterprises of all sizes with the ability to create and continuously update an inventory of mobile devices on all versions of Android, iOS and Windows Mobile in their environment; and to continuously assess their security and compliance posture, while quarantining devices that are compromised or out-of-compliance. It also allows Qualys to extend its PCI certification to mobile devices and to deliver a highly scalable Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution that permits the distribution of apps and security policies over the air (OTA) to corporate or employee-owned devices (BYOD).

"With the acquisition of 1Mobility, Qualys is uniquely positioned to provide visibility across on-premises, endpoints, cloud(s) and now mobile and IoT environments," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO, Qualys, Inc. "This is critical as companies are accelerating their digital transformation and looking at ways to consolidate their current security and compliance stack while expanding their mobile workforce. 1Mobility has built a comprehensive and well-architected technology that allows organizations to manage and secure mobile and IoT devices at scale, and we welcome them to the Qualys family."