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C3 and Amazon Web Services Expand Collaboration to Drive Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Adoption

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C3 and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced an expanded collaboration focused on accelerating customers' time to value with complex and strategic artificial intelligence (AI) applications across the enterprise.

Fueled by the successful adoption of the C3 Platform on AWS at more than 30 commercial and public sector organizations, C3 and AWS are increasing their investment in existing customer deployments, joint sales and go-to-market initiatives, a global event series, continuous technology integrations, and training on the joint solution for more than 5,000 sales and delivery professionals.

"Two years ago we embarked on an ambitious digital transformation effort to establish Engie as a leading force in the global energy transition. C3 and AWS provide a proven platform that helped us rapidly address our most strategic AI, big data, and IoT business initiatives, and we are very pleased with our results thus far," said Yves Le Gélard, Group CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Engie.

Guinness World Records selects Ensono to migrate to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to manage increased demand for digital content

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Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, has chosen to continue its partnership with Ensono to manage the migration of its business critical IT architecture to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform from its current managed cloud services. The project ensures the company's IT system can manage the ongoing transformation of its business from publishing to a digital media agency, which requires a more scalable and agile platform.

Traditionally known for publication of its eponymous book, Guinness World Records, today GWR works with leading global brands and businesses to create bespoke record-breaking campaigns. GWR is now a digital-media brand agency with a wide range of products and services and a key presence across digital, events, television and business solutions. This fundamental change in the make-up of the company meant the existing IT infrastructure was not suited to the new demands, which necessitated a move to managed public cloud. GWR's digital media and online record-processing services now attract 50,000 applications a year. A surge in high-quality record-breaking video uploads, combined with an increase in partnerships were key drivers in the move to the cloud.
 

Cloud Daddy Launches Modern Data Protection Update for Secure Backup Solution on AWS Marketplace

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Cloud Daddy, creator of the world's most secure and easy to use AWS-native data protection solution, announced today that its one-of-a-kind product offering has been enhanced with additional, unique value-added features and is now available on the AWS Marketplace.

With the latest version of Cloud Daddy Secure Backup 1.2, customers can, at a glance, see where their backups and replications are stored. Cloud Daddy's unique Disaster Recovery Orchestration Dashboard provides the ability to visualize the backup and replications contained within AWS regions, anywhere in the world they may exist, dramatically simplifying disaster recovery. The ability to filter and drill down to locate a specific target to restore provides the flexibility to recover a workload to the same AWS account/region, or to a different account/region within AWS, anywhere in the world, providing layers of disaster recovery and maximum data protection.

Cloud Daddy, compared to the competition such as N2WS (recently acquired by Veeam), or CloudRanger (recently acquired by Druva), provides more than just backup and offers a better, modern user interface, infrastructure management features, combined with advanced security countermeasures, for a superior data protection solution that you'll pay less money for, while receiving much greater value. With five levels of product offerings, from free to enterprise-class, Cloud Daddy offers a comprehensive range of both backup/disaster recovery and advanced security features for enterprises of all sizes, including MSPs and channel partners.

McAfee Expands Support for Amazon Web Services with New MVISION ePO on AWS

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced the availability of McAfee MVISION ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment gives organizations more time to dedicate their efforts on security concerns by eliminating the typical hardware, software and database maintenance tasks associated with on-premises management solutions.

McAfee MVISION ePO is a SaaS solution that offers a simplified, centralized point of view and comprehension. It removes the deployment and maintenance overhead of backend infrastructure and allows customers to easily migrate their existing McAfee ePO environment. Organizations can focus exclusively on reducing security risk with the agility of AWS and always run the latest security capabilities. With McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, McAfee manages the service and further leverages AWS to provide premier infrastructure.

"We're excited to see the launch of McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, giving enterprises the ability to continue their cloud journey with an additional layer of security," said Rohit Gupta, global segment leader, Security, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with McAfee in the future."

"With AWS, we can simplify the deployment of McAfee MVISION ePO to remove barriers for customers and allow them to take advantage of our security management platform from anywhere," said Raja Patel, vice president and general manager of Corporate Security Products, McAfee. "Offering McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, an open and integrated security management console, supports our customers' cloud transformation and allows their security technologies to work in tandem to create a strengthened defence."

HyperGrid's HyperCloud Analytics Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM), announced today that its HyperCloud Analytics module is now available on the AWS Marketplace. HyperCloud is the industry's first, truly intelligent HCM platform, enabling enterprises and MSPs to embrace the software-defined cloud and drive their digital transformation. Available in a purpose-built version for AWS users, HyperCloud is offered in a unique no contract, pay-as-you-go model. Today's announcement complements HyperGrid's recent Series C funding announcement to accelerate adoption of HyperCloud within the fast growing small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise business unit segments, who are at the forefront of adopting cloud services.

"HyperCloud provides key insights to help enterprises build an accurate assessment and expedite the cloud planning and migration process," said Manoj Nair, Chief Product Officer at HyperGrid. "Additionally, optimizing usage of Cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can be challenging for customers new to the public cloud, but HyperGrid helps navigate those pitfalls. Our listing on the AWS Marketplace, combined with our track record for helping businesses optimize their cloud environment and new round of financing, put HyperGrid in position to capitalize on the opportunity presented as AWS users seek to accelerate public cloud adoption, and drive greater bottom-line value for their organizations."

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.

SIOS Technology Showcases Early Adaptation of Machine Learning for High Availability Challenges in the Cloud at AWS Summit

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SIOS Technology Corp., the industry pioneer in providing intelligent application availability for critical workloads, today announced that it will showcase advanced research in the application of Machine Learning (ML) aimed at lowering cloud costs while optimizing High Availability (HA) for critical applications operating in the cloud at AWS Summit in Atlanta, GA on September 13 in Booth #612. SIOS is an exhibiting Silver Sponsor.

"The move from datacenter to the cloud is well underway for many applications, but the migration of critical applications based on SAP, SQL Server and Oracle has just begun," said Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology. "At SIOS, we have a long history delivering HA software to ensure availability and we've developed leading-edge machine learning solutions to help IT understand and optimize computing infrastructures. At the show, we'll give attendees a peek into the future of how these technologies used together can deliver the confidence and cost savings that will be essential for operating in the cloud."

HubSpot Selects AWS as its Preferred Public Cloud Provider

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) today announced that HubSpot has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud provider. HubSpot's core products, including HubSpot CRM, Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, and Service Hub, run on AWS, and HubSpot will expand its use of AWS to build new applications in the cloud. AWS enables HubSpot to scale its business quickly, powering its global expansion and companywide innovation. In turn, HubSpot is able to focus more of its resources on developing new cloud-based products and services on AWS for its over 48,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

AWS's expansive infrastructure, operational expertise, scalability, and industry-leading services gives HubSpot the right set of tools to strengthen its software, services, and support capabilities. HubSpot built a highly automated microservices architecture on AWS to support applications of all sizes, scale, and complexity, gain greater agility, and establish a DevOps practice in the cloud. They've also constructed a data lake using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Athena to ingest and analyze operational data so that HubSpot can diminish internal waste and cut operational costs. In addition, through utilizing Amazon machine learning technology such as Amazon Lex, HubSpot added natural language processing capabilities to GrowthBot, its chatbot that helps marketing and salespeople quickly and easily get help creating content, researching competitors, and monitoring analytics.

ScienceLogic Brings AIOps Technology to VMware Cloud on AWS Customers for Total Infrastructure Visibility

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ScienceLogic announced that ScienceLogic SL1 is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. Powered by algorithmic IT operations (AIOps), SL1 delivers real-time context to operational data for customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud that extends on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware SDDC running on Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure that is fully integrated as part of the AWS Cloud.

SL1 enables VMware Cloud on AWS customers to understand how mission-critical applications connect to their underlying IT infrastructure through consistent, controlled visibility and management. Multi-dimensional topology maps, known as PowerMap, enable real-time views into infrastructure, application, and service health so IT can proactively and responsively inform, analyze, and act. This context is driven by PowerSync, which allows businesses to combine data across multiple silos and generate insights that drive automated actions, regardless of whether a service runs on-premises or in the cloud. The result offers enterprises the opportunity to stay ahead of market competition by applying machine-speed to ongoing business growth.

ClearSky Data Announces Native, Cloud-Based Backup for VMware Cloud on AWS

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand backup and DR as a service, today announced its support for VMware Cloud on AWS, which delivers a highly scalable, secure and resilient service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure. As one of the first partners to provide backup with native VMware Cloud on AWS integration, ClearSky Data lets VMware Cloud on AWS customers protect all their data in the cloud exactly as they do on-premises - without replication or egress fees, and with on-demand access from anywhere.

VMware Cloud on AWS provides connectivity to the ClearSky Data fully managed service for cost-effective, enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud. Customers achieve better backup with predictable costs, limitless capacity and access anywhere, while reducing their total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 50 percent.