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Hedvig and Veeam Enable Enterprises to Modernize Their Backup Infrastructure

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Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, announced it has been tested as a Veeam Ready Repository. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform together with Veeam Backup & Replication not only provides high-availability, security, and broad application support, but also offers enterprises the flexibility of selecting any hardware or public cloud offering.

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a software-defined storage solution that allows businesses to create an elastic storage system built from low-cost, commodity server hardware to support any application, hypervisor, container or cloud. Hedvig is built with cloud-like provisioning and simplicity for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and seamlessly plugs into cloud orchestration solutions to deliver automated, on-demand storage provisioning at any scale.

Alcide Announces New Release of its Cloud-Native Security Platform for Modern Data Center and Cloud Environments

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Alcide, provider of the most comprehensive full-stack cloud native security platform, today announced a new release of its Cloud Native Security Platform. The new version, on the heels of the platform's general availability in April 2018, represents a significant milestone based on extensive work with existing customers and design partners, adding features while improving performance and scalability.

Alcide's platform provides unprecedented granular visibility, control and security for a wide range of modern cloud-native environments, including containers, virtual machines, serverless computing and service mesh, as well as physical data centers. The result is not just deeper insight into complex infrastructures, but robust security against cyberattacks through the following capabilities: application aware micro-segmentation, a network visualization and connectivity map, advanced threat protection and embedded security policies.

Fingerprint's Cloud Backup and Archive Services Built on Scality RING

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Scality, leader in software solutions for distributed file and object storage and multi-cloud data control, announced today that Fingerprint Technologies, a "one-stop shop" for business technology customers, depends on Scality RING software-defined storage (SDS) as the underpinning for its backup and archive cloud services offerings. 

Fingerprint Technologies is a company that fosters an environment of adventure and passion for the business, and developing innovative solutions for business IT is an underlying goal.  Offering everything from broadband services to web development to infrastructure, it's no surprise that ease of use and smooth integration with a variety of applications are important to the team there. They implemented their Scality RING across three sites to ensure data availability and integrity--even if one site goes down.

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) 16.5 Launches

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Parallels launched version 16.5 of Parallels Remote Application Server, which allows IT administrators to automatically provision remote desktop session hosts and enables Parallels RAS deployment to auto-scale based on the load. Parallels RAS now also supports publishing Microsoft App-V containers. The extended PowerShell API supports new features including automation for a variety of complex configurations and repetitive tasks (as well as automation for extended client policies), giving IT administrators flexibility to easily configure client devices.

Managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) now have new customization capabilities, such as rebranding the Windows Client and the ability to download a branded Windows Client through the HTML5 gateway. In addition, MSPs and ISVs can now flexibly manage and monitor licenses for their clients or farms with Service Provider, with the ability to set the maximum user limits and notifications if sub-licenses have reached their limit.

5nine Expands Platform with Hybrid Cloud Management and Security for Microsoft Azure

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5nine, a provider of security and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced it is expanding the 5nine solution suite  to support the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, thereby providing full management and security capabilities across the entire Microsoft Cloud environment - private, public and hybrid. 5nine Cloud Manager, formerly 5nine Manager Datacenter, enables users to manage, monitor and backup/recover their existing cloud infrastructure while easing the transition to hybrid environments. 

5nine greatly simplifies businesses' ability to manage and secure their cloud infrastructure. 5nine Cloud Manager is uniquely positioned to help businesses achieve maximum ROI from their cloud investments by managing and securing those resources regardless of their rapidly-changing environment.

 

Luminate Announces Microsoft Azure Integration Offering Seamless, Secured Access to Hosted Corporate Applications

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Luminate Security, provider of a universal platform for secure access to corporate applications in hybrid cloud environments, today announced that its agentless Secure Access Cloud platform is fully integrated with Microsoft Azure, providing direct, secure access to applications and services deployed on Azure. 

Luminate's platform also integrates with Azure Active Directory for authentication and policy management throughout the lifetime of the user's session. 

As organizations are transferring their data centers to the cloud, their corporate IT security operations need to shift. Traditional access security tools were designed for solutions such as site-to-site and remote access VPNs, making cloud connections complex and insufficiently secure while breaking up the cloud-user experience.

 

Striim Strengthens Platform for Cloud-based Analytics

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Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, today announced the general availability of version 3.8.4 of the Striim platform. This new release strengthens the platform's capabilities in helping organizations with their transition to, and use of, cloud-based analytics by creating enterprise-grade, real-time data pipelines to feed different layers of their cloud environment. Available as a cloud service, Striim enables companies to reap the agility and cost-savings benefits of cloud-based analytics with real-time data movement, scalability, and faster time-to-market.

With the new 3.8.4 release, the Striim platform can support organizations across all layers of their cloud-based analytical environment by bringing real-time data to:

VirtaMove Announces Native Support for the "Big Three" Clouds Azure, AWS and GCP

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VirtaMove announced that its Application Migration automation technology supports workload migration to the "Big Three" clouds: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Compute Platform (GCP). VirtaMove provides a dedicated version of V-Maestro, a GUI-based orchestration product, that is supported in the cloud in each of these "big three" cloud versions. The software also provides a library of migration templates that can speed application migrations for legacy Windows Servers to a modern green-field cloud-hosted Windows operating system like WS2012 or WS2016.

VirtaMove Migration Intelligence (MI) Suite is a comprehensive and innovative family of software products that orchestrates, monitors, and migrates Windows Server applications to a newer OS, in any cloud. Migration Intelligence products allow you to migrate applications from inhouse servers to the cloud and intelligently re-use migration templates for even greater efficiency and portability. The MI Suite also provides provisioning capabilities for creating the optimal destination environment in the cloud.

Uila Extends Monitoring and Analytics to Multi-Cloud

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Uila Inc., the Multi-Cloud Monitoring and Analytics company, today released support for seamless Multi-Cloud visibility across all Private and Public Cloud deployments including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platforms.  Uila's new Multi-Cloud version provides a single pane of glass to monitor performance, capacity and resource allotments simultaneously across Multiple Cloud technologies, both public and private. With this new release, IT Operations and Cloud IT teams are now armed with critical information that will help them proactively plan application deployment, monitor performance, prevent and solve service degradation issues for workloads that span multiple clouds.

Since the first release, Uila's Application Dependency Map has provided detailed, dynamic Application topology maps for multi-tier applications, allowing proactive troubleshooting of issues at lightning speeds with full visibility into the behavior, health and dependencies across applications and infrastructure. With the new release, this capability has been further expanded with full workload dependency visibility across multiple clouds and cloud providers. IT teams can now pinpoint performance bottlenecks for workloads spanning multiple clouds in a single view. This dynamic Multi-Cloud Dependency Mapping & performance analysis capability is not only important for solving application performance issues, but provides the needed visibility for organizations who may be switching cloud providers or rolling back to an on-premise datacenter.

 

Crayon Recognized as Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider

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Crayon, a global leader in Software Asset Management (SAM) and Cloud Economics, has achieved a significant milestone in being recognized as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP).

As customers move to the public cloud with increasing pace, they need partners with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience to guide them. Inclusion in the Azure Expert MSP program is awarded to partners that meet a stringent set of requirements, including verified proof of excellence in customer delivery and technical expertise, and the successful completion of an independent audit of their managed services, people, processes and technologies.