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Sysdig Closes $68.5 Million in Series D to Enable Enterprises to Secure and Monitor Containers and Cloud-Native Applications

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Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, today announced it raised $68.5 million in series D funding, led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from previous investors, Bain Capital Ventures and Accel. This round of funding brings Sysdig's total funding to date to $121.5 million. Sysdig will use the funds to extend its leadership in enabling enterprises to operate reliable and secure containerized infrastructure and cloud-native applications.

Sysdig offers enterprises the first unified approach to container security, monitoring, and forensics. Unlike traditional approaches, the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform was built with an understanding of the modern DevSecOps workflow across Kubernetes, Docker and both private and public clouds. Sysdig's open source forensics technology, Sysdig, and its open source security project, Sysdig Falco, have a community of millions of users, and provide the foundation for a rich, commercial product set. Dozens of Global 2000 enterprises are Sysdig customers today, including many of the world's largest financial institutions, media companies, cable companies, technology companies, and government agencies.

OneLogin and Netskope Partnering to Expand Cloud Security for Enterprises

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OneLogin, the industry leader in Unified Access Management, today announced an enhanced integration and partnership with Netskope cloud security to implement adaptive security across SaaS, IaaS, and web environments. The joint solution provides Enterprises with a more powerful cloud-native approach to manage and protect corporate cloud services.

Enterprises have to be on constant alert against external threats who often target systems through authorized users. The OneLogin and Netskope partnership empowers organizations to easily discover, and govern, sanctioned cloud services and activities. The end result is a closed loop process that brings all cloud services into an identity management fold and ensures consistent cloud security and compliance.

Alibaba to Showcase Latest Technology at Flagship Event

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The Computing Conference 2018, Alibaba's annual flagship event, will showcase an array of cutting-edge technology from the company and its partners from September 19 to 22.

The theme of this year's Conference is Empower Digital China, and more than 60,000 participants-including entrepreneurs and developers across China-are expected to attend the four-day event in Hangzhou, Alibaba's home base.

Now in its ninth year, the world-class technology festival will feature the hottest trends in areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the blockchain. The Conference also aims to open up a dialogue among top industry experts around technology's influences on the economy and society.

The Computing Conference is Alibaba's largest annual technology showcase. It has transformed from a local forum of 20 Internet companies in 2009 to an event that takes place throughout different cities in China before ending in Hangzhou.

Pulumi's Cloud Native SDK Lets Teams Easily Define and Deliver Cloud Native Infrastructure as Code for Kubernetes in Any Cloud

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Pulumi Corporation today announced the availability of its Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes enabling a code-based approach to creating, deploying and managing applications across clouds including Microsoft AKS, Amazon EKS, and Google GKE, in addition to on-premises and hybrid environments. Pulumi also announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to accelerate development and delivery of its cloud native programming tools and framework.

The Pulumi SDK provides full access to Kubernetes APIs and enables execution of all Kubernetes operations through ‘configuration as code,' the use of real programming languages for configuration of cloud native resources. This provides clear productivity benefits by enabling code reuse and abstraction, in addition to easing previously difficult operations such as complex multi-stage cloud application deployments, or combining Kubernetes deployments with other cloud resources such as datastores. Pulumi also supports existing Helm and YAML-based configuration of Kubernetes.

Pulumi stacks can be coded using a variety of common languages including JavaScript, TypeScript, Python and Go and work consistently across all Kubernetes, serverless, data and infrastructure services from cloud platforms, eliminating the need for developers and DevOps teams to support multiple DSLs and configuration dialects.

Veritas Enters New Government-wide Cloud Data Management Agreement for the U.S. General Services Administration

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Veritas Technologies has entered into a government-wide agreement for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide federal agencies with data governance and cloud data management software. 

Under the agreement, government agencies will have access to Veritas data protection and cloud solutions at negotiated prices to allow for improved data management. The agreement is derived from the GSA IT Schedule 70 and fully supports the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Enhancement Program.

The agreement brings Veritas' award-winning enterprise data management portfolio to all eligible federal, state, local and tribal government agencies. These agencies can build upon the data protection foundation of Veritas NetBackup and add additional data management capabilities to accelerate their cloud initiatives. Some of the initial offerings include:

How to Work Smarter not Harder

Sometimes there simply aren't enough hours in the day, which means you are rushing from one place to another trying to get all your tasks done. However, why not make things easier for yourself by trying to work smarter instead of harder? Here are some great ideas to help you get more out of the day that you have before.

Trim Your To-Do List

The problem that some people have is that they start their days with so much on their to-do lists that they have no chance of getting everything done in time. To try and combat this, you need to think a little more logically about the things you need to do and prioritize. Create a list of the top 3-5 things that are the highest priority and do those instead of other less important tasks. Concentrate on each of the errands individually and make sure you complete them fully before moving onto the next.

Free In-Depth Kubernetes Guide



Although you may be familiar with virtual machines, container-based technology is quickly emerging as a popular way to virtualize workloads. From an orchestration perspective, Kubernetes is often mentioned and written about. But how does Kubernetes work, and why should you care?

This guide was written to uncover the benefits of Kubernetes and to showcase its features.  

In This Guide You'll Learn:
 
  •  The critical role that Kubernetes plays in a successful digital transformation
  • The nuts and bolts behind Kubernetes architecture and deployments
  • The differences between Kubernetes, Docker and Mesos
  • Benefits of Kubernetes for AWS and Azure


 

Webinar: 451 Research - Key Trends in Machine Learning, AI and Cloud

 

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) aren't new - both are ideas that emerged in the 1950's. But after incubating for 50+ years, it's only in the past few that they have made unprecedented advances in capability, scalability and accessibility.  

Make sure to register and join Zenoss and Nancy Gohring, senior analyst at 451 Research, for a live 45-minute webinar Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. CDT, where they will discuss key trends in machine learning and artificial intelligence, the impact of cloud computing on ML and AI and what it all means for IT Ops and DevOps teams.

They will dive into:

  • Digital transformation, "Fast IT," and the rampant risks
  • Trends for ML and AI and the impact they have on IT
  • Cloud computing and its implications for observability
  • Contextualizing all data for faster, safer IT

Register today to learn more about leveraging modern technologies to reduce the risk of digital transformation.

On-Demand Webinar: The Future of Backup Isn't Backup

Today's digital consumers demand an always-on level of service that backups simply cannot provide.  The recently announced Zerto IT Resilience Platform, that converges backup, disaster recovery, and cloud mobility solutions into a single, simple, scalable platform, is changing the way companies think about protecting their data.

Listen in as Steve Blow, Technology Evangelist, explains Zerto's vision for the future of backup and learn how continuous journal-based protection is disrupting legacy backup.

Watch the recorded webinar now!

 

Striim Expands Integration With Google to Move Real-Time Data to Google Cloud Platform

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Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, announced today that it has expanded integration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to continuously feed real-time data from a broad range of data sources to Google BigQuery and Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL and MySQL. This integration helps Google customers to move toward a hybrid cloud infrastructure by making real-time enterprise data available for data warehousing, advanced analytics, operational reporting and machine learning solutions.

Striim's platform-as-a-service solutions for the GCP infrastructure platform simplify the creation of real-time data pipelines from existing databases and data warehouses into Google BigQuery and Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL and MySQL.