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Talari 'Cloud Connect' Leapfrogs SD-WAN Competition, Eliminates Enterprise Hassle of Standing up Cloud-Based Infrastructure

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Talari Networks today announced its new ‘Cloud Connect' solution for today's hybrid multi-cloud enterprise networks. Talari's multi-tenant Cloud Connect platform ensures businesses maintain MPLS-class reliability and Quality of Experience (QoE) when accessing multiple SaaS and public cloud services. Mirroring the reliability benefits of Talari's failsafe SD-WAN site-to-site connectivity, Cloud Connect helps enterprises avoid the time and cost burden around standing up and managing cloud infrastructure. This cloud-first approach helps enterprises realize cost savings and independence from proprietary carrier lock-in.

Cloud Connect prevents carrier service lock-in with reliable and predictable multilink, multi-path access to SaaS and cloud-based services. Talari's solution enables cost-effective and efficient high QoE connectivity to Software as a Service (SaaS), Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), cloud service gateways, and managed Network as a Service (NaaS) offerings through a new high-availability connection called a Cloud Conduit. Underlying the immediate commercial appeal of the Talari Cloud Connect solution, Talari is announcing the support of several leading UCaaS, NaaS and Cloud Service providers (CSPs). Technology partners including RingCentral, Evolve IP, Pure IP, Meta Networks and Mode are the first to offer Cloud Connect support. Value added reseller partners endorsing Cloud Connect include Avant, Bridgepoint and Teneo.

"Prior to working with RingCentral and Talari, our firm's cloud services were dependent on separate and expensive dedicated circuits for messaging, voice, video, meetings and conferencing," said Jason Kasch, CIO at Structural Group. "The addition of Talari's new Cloud Connect solution within RingCentral's Unified Communication offering helps boost service reliability while simplifying cloud management and network troubleshooting."

Use Cloud Services To Make Your Smartphone An E-Wallet



Article Written by Sally Perkins

These days, carrying a physical wallet seems almost a thing of the past. As credit card processing systems have improved and the availability of smartphones has broadened, more consumers have done away with physical wallets. Fewer people than ever before choose to carry cash and not very many people use checkbooks.

Most people pay with credit or debit cards for the average transaction. With a few extra steps, you don't even need to carry the card with you, thanks to the availability of digital storage on the cloud. Setting up an e-wallet can let you pay quickly and conveniently with your mobile device.

Store all of your payment options digitally on the cloud

 

5nine Announces Major Platform Enhancements to Help Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Users Strengthen Their Cloud Infrastructure

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5nine, a provider of security and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced major enhancements to its 5nine Unified platform, the first hybrid cloud management and security platform that unifies the critical functions of system monitoring, management, backup and recovery, security and migration into one seamless interface. Integrating these critical functions in the hybrid cloud environment significantly improves operational efficiency and cost savings, two key factors that are driving growing numbers of customer to hybrid solutions.

The 5nine platform allows enterprise, mid-market and small-to-mid-size businesses to reinforce their Microsoft cloud infrastructure by extending their Hyper-V on-premise environment through integration with public cloud infrastructure service functionality. For instance, customers may want to extend to Azure for replication or backup purposes or extend their DevOps environment by leveraging Azure VMs. 

Enhancements to the 5nine Unified platform include: 

How to Avoid Disasters via Software-Defined Storage Replication & Site Recovery

 

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Offsite data replication combined with advanced site recovery methods should top your list.

In this webcast and live demo, you'll learn about:

  • Software-defined storage services that continuously replicate data, containers and virtual machine images over long distances
  • Differences between secondary sites you own or rent vs. virtual destinations in public Clouds
  • Techniques that help you test and fine tune recovery measures without disrupting production workloads
  • Transferring responsibilities to the remote site
  • Rapid restoration of normal operations at the primary facilities when conditions permit

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BlueData Announces General Availability on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure

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BlueData, provider of the leading container-based software platform for AI and Big Data workloads, today announced the general availability (GA) of its BlueData EPIC software on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. This makes BlueData the only unified solution for Big-Data-as-a-Service and AI-as-a-Service with the flexibility to support all three major public cloud services as well as on-premises and hybrid cloud deployments.

Public cloud services continue to be an increasingly popular option for many workloads in the enterprise - including applications for distributed analytics, data science, machine learning, and deep learning. But most enterprises today want the ability to deploy these applications quickly and easily regardless of the infrastructure, either on- or off-premises. They want self-service, elastic, automated, and secure environments for machine learning and analytics - whether the underlying compute and data storage is hosted in one public cloud or another, in their own data centers, or in a hybrid architecture.

Leveraging the inherent infrastructure portability of Docker containers, BlueData is committed to supporting these multi-cloud and hybrid cloud options for Big Data and AI deployments. Last fall, BlueData introduced the initial directed availability of BlueData EPIC on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure - adding to its existing GA support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). And over this past year, BlueData has introduced additional new capabilities for AI, machine learning, and deep learning applications in multi-cloud and hybrid models.

 

Zscaler Achieves AWS Security Competency Status for Zero Trust

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Zscaler, Inc., a leader in cloud security, announced that Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) is the first zero trust architecture to achieve Amazon Web Service (AWS) Security Competency status.

The ZPA zero trust architecture securely connects authorized users and devices to named, internally managed applications without exposing the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to the internet. With ZPA, applications connect to users via inside-out connections, making them invisible to unauthorized users and reducing the risk of internet-based attacks. Enterprises using ZPA can create micro-segmented architectures without virtualizing the security stack and creating complex firewall policies.

ThinPrint Cloud Services Unveils Perfect Printing Solution for Coworking Spaces and Universities

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ThinPrint Cloud Services, a subsidiary of the endpoint print management expert ThinPrint, today released the newest version of ezeep, the leading printing solution for coworking spaces and universities. RFID-based printing is now fully integrated into ezeep, making it the ideal solution in markets where users share multiple printers. In addition to this highly user-friendly set up, the new updates eliminate the need for IT administrators to spend time on printer assignments or printer driver management.

Printing in coworking spaces or universities has historically been challenging for both users and IT administrators. Users are tasked with selecting and gaining access to the correct printer and clicking through widely-varying user interfaces, while admins are burdened with assigning the correct printers to the users, as well as managing printer drivers.

The new version of ezeep eliminates the need for users to have to choose among several printers on a list. Instead, they simply select the virtual ezeep printer, go to the printer they find most convenient and initiate the printout by holding any RFID card against the RFID scanner connected to it. A fitness club ID can be used just as easily as an employee or library card. The only requirement being that the card must be RFID-enabled. In addition to simplifying the process, ezeep now ensures unauthorized persons cannot accidentally or intentionally take a printout from the printer.

 

UShareSoft Announces New Multi-Cloud Application Blueprinting

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UShareSoft, a Fujitsu company and leader in Hybrid IT application automation, today announces the availability of the industry's only platform for fully modeling both application stacks and their deployment infrastructure "as code." This will make it easier than ever for enterprise customers to deploy and manage applications agnostically across multi-cloud environments, helping increase business agility as part of digital transformation, without sacrificing governance and control.

The new platform underlines Fujitsu's focus on strengthening multi-cloud integration and operations services to address the growing industry-wide cloud skills gap. A recent survey of IT decision makers commissioned by Fujitsu found that more than 70 percent of respondents find it challenging to transform their IT to meet business needs, while an even greater number, 75 percent, struggle to identify where governance has not been followed.

To help organizations meet these challenges, UShareSoft's UForge AppCenter provides a "model once, run anywhere" approach to cloud application delivery and management. Customers enjoy greater agility-running applications to support business priorities, without getting locked into a specific vendor-while ensuring full visibility and governance over their software. Through partnering with an extensive choice of cloud vendors spanning multiple hyperscale services and platforms, Fujitsu offers organizations hybrid IT and multi-cloud environments with a comprehensive line-up of integration and operations services.

HyperGrid Closes $25M Series C Round

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HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM), today announced the closing of a $25M Series C round of funding co-led by new investor, HighBar Partners and current investor Atlantic Bridge Capital, and participated in by current investors Acero Capital. The new round will be used to drive product development, expand the global reach for its flagship cloud management solution, HyperCloud and support the Company's growing base of enterprise and managed service provider customers.

"Our completeness of vision, our team and differentiated technology have been well-received within the market," said Nariman Teymourian, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at HyperGrid. "With the help of our investment partners, we will look to expand the reach of our cloud expertise and industry-leading hybrid cloud management solution to help businesses around the globe with cloud adoption."

Building upon the Company's successful 2017, HyperGrid has accelerated growth by further penetrating the U.S. market and establishing a solid foothold in APAC and EMEA, resulting in a year-over-year increase in revenue of 300 percent across its enterprise and MSP customer base. HyperCloud is available as a SaaS offering or can be deployed as software on any cloud or on-premises environment to provide customers maximum flexibility in enabling their cloud journey. Since its launch in February 2018, over 100 customers have adopted HyperCloud SaaS. This has enabled HyperGrid to dramatically differentiate itself from competitors which primarily focus on narrower approaches. As a result, HyperGrid was identified as one of CRN Top 10 Cloud Computing Startups for 2018. Additionally, HyperCloud, the industry's first truly intelligent cloud management solution, was rated one of the top three solutions based on the depth of its capabilities by Forrester in the Q2 2018 Hybrid Cloud Management Wave Report.

Veeam and Lenovo Partner to Deliver Intelligent Data Management for Lenovo Software-Defined Infrastructure and SAN Solutions

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Veeam Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, today announced a new global partnership with Lenovo, a Fortune 500 company and global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart infrastructure, software and solutions that solve real-world business problems. This partnership will enable customers to purchase Veeam Intelligent Data Management solutions with Lenovo Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings directly from Lenovo and its resellers in a single transaction. Veeam's integration with Lenovo solutions provides organizations with a broad range of choice and flexibility to deliver availability, IT simplicity, scalable performance, operational efficiency and accelerated innovation for the Hyper-Available Enterprise.

"Lenovo's decision to resell Veeam Intelligent Data Management and Availability solutions with their offerings reflects Veeam's market momentum and leadership," said Peter McKay, President and Co-CEO of Veeam. "It's a prime example of two technology leaders collaborating to provide the most seamless and efficient sales and deployment process for its partners and customers. Lenovo's global reach and extensive partner ecosystem, combined with the strong growth of its Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) and Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) business units, provides Veeam customers with the best purchasing experience."