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Kx Qualifies WekaIO to Run with its KDB+ Database in AWS EC2

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WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that Kx, creator of the world's fastest time series database, has qualified WekaIO Matrix storage solution for use with kdb+ in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for machine learning applications. 

This qualification of Matrix comes after Kx conducted its own rigorous benchmark testing of storage solutions available in AWS EC2 as part of a process for determining their suitability for Kx customers looking to migrate their historical kdb+ database (HDB) to the cloud. 

ECS Achieves AWS Service Delivery Designation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud for Windows

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ECS, a leading technology provider serving public sector and commercial customers, announced that it achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for Windows. As a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with AWS Service Delivery designation for Amazon EC2, ECS is recognized for managing secure, reliable, and high-performance environments for deploying Windows-based applications and workloads.

Datadog Accelerates DevSecOps, Zero Trust Strategy with Cyxtera's AppGate SDP

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Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company, today announced that Datadog, a leading monitoring platform for cloud-scale applications, has successfully implemented AppGate SDP, a network security solution that dynamically creates encrypted, one-to-one network connections for secure user access. As a result, Datadog was able to meet stringent security standards while pursuing an aggressive Zero Trust strategy. Cyxtera' s AppGate SDP enables Datadog to automatically provision user-based, dynamic, and strengthen the security of network access to their AWS environment. 

AppGate SDP provides an adaptive and intelligent "software-defined perimeter" that increases resilience, simplifies management complexity and reduces costs. Leveraging the principles of Zero Trust networking, AppGate helps organizations dramatically reduce the attack surface of enterprise networks and provides a distributed and agile cloud-scale access control solution built for today's hybrid enterprise IT.

 

VMware Extends Commitment to U.S. Public Sector with VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)

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VMware, Inc. announced VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), a forthcoming hybrid cloud service that will enable United States public sector agencies to leverage a common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud to further increase agility and security. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), which is on the path to secure FedRAMP authority to operate, was designed to improve IT efficiency and help lower costs as agencies transition to the cloud by enabling them to deploy and run applications on familiar VMware software-defined data centers on AWS GovCloud (US). To learn more about VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), visit https://cloud.vmware.com/govcloud.

Since 1998, VMware has been a provider of technology solutions for government agencies of all sizes, providing federal, state and local public sector organizations with counsel on security best practices and, in recent years, FedRAMP-authorized solutions. VMware cloud infrastructure software is already widely used by all cabinet-level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government. This announcement marks VMware's ongoing commitment of support to government agencies that have unique security and compliance requirements for adopting hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) will be based on these same technologies, providing government organizations with a fast and seamless onramp to the cloud so that they can enhance services virtually immediately, not only for their constituents, but also their employees.

Twistlock Releases Active Threat Protection for Serverless Functions

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Twistlock, the leading provider of container and cloud native cybersecurity solutions, today announced the addition of serverless runtime defense to the Twistlock platform.  With this new functionality, companies can extend Twistlock's automated, whitelist based threat protection to serverless functions running in AWS Lambda and other leading serverless platforms.

This new capability builds upon Twistlock's release of vulnerability scanning for serverless functions in July 2017, and brings Twistlock's serverless capabilities to parity with the full lifecycle, full stack protection the platform currently offers for containers and virtual machines. Customers can now centralize their serverless, container, and VM security in a single platform that provides developers, devops, and security teams alike the visibility and controls needed to deliver cloud native applications securely.

AppDynamics Announces New European Software-as-a-Service Offering, Fuelling Application and Business Monitoring Adoption

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AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the leader in application intelligence, today announced its new European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Frankfurt) Region. Now, European enterprises can accelerate their digital transformations with AppDynamics and AWS with full confidence and control of their monitoring data.

European companies are developing applications that are more powerful and sophisticated than ever, enabling them to keep up with the new pace of digital business and ever-rising customer expectations. Modern CIOs recognise that real-time application and business monitoring provides the bridge between the performance of these new and improved applications and the resulting customer experience, and critically, underpins their wider digital transformation success.

"With AppDynamics' new European SaaS offering, customers can have the best of both worlds - access to world-class SaaS-based monitoring with the peace of mind that all monitoring data is stored locally in Europe," said Firaas Rashid, EMEA CTO, AppDynamics.

AWS Announces Pay-per-Session Pricing for Amazon QuickSight

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Amazon Web Services announced pay-per-session pricing for Amazon QuickSight. Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered, business analytics service that makes it easy for all users within an organization-regardless of their technical skill-to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from their data. With pay-per-session pricing, any user can have read-only access to interactive, data driven dashboards in Amazon QuickSight and pay only when they've accessed these dashboards. This makes Amazon QuickSight an even more cost-effective way for customers to make personalized business analytics available to everyone, whether they have tens, hundreds, or thousands of users. Pay-per-session pricing for Amazon QuickSight dashboards starts at $0.30 per session up to a maximum of $5 per user, per month, and is available in Amazon QuickSight Enterprise Edition in all supported AWS regions. With pay-per-session pricing there are no upfront costs, no annual commitments, and no charges for inactive users. To get started with Amazon QuickSight, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/QuickSight.

Rackspace Achieves AWS Financial Services Competency

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Rackspace today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Financial Services Competency status. This designation recognizes Rackspace for leveraging its deep expertise to implement effective solutions that help financial services organizations manage critical issues such as risk management, core systems implementations, data management, navigating compliance requirements, and establishing governance models. Rackspace delivers true transformation as a service across applications, data, security and infrastructure.  Achieving the AWS Financial Services Competency is an important step in Rackspace's broader effort to support financial services organizations with their digital transformation. 

According to a recent report from the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), 72 percent of U.S. finance executives were either using cloud-based solutions in 2017 or they planned to do so in the future. While many banking, insurance, investment firms and other financial services organizations are moving to the cloud at an increasing rate, most lack the resources and expertise needed to navigate this digital transformation on their own. 

 

Turbonomic Releases Major Update to AI-Powered Workload Automation for Hybrid Cloud

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Turbonomic today announced a major update to its workload automation software, delivering on the promise of application-aware infrastructure and making any type of workload - virtual, cloud and container - SMART (self-managing, anywhere, in real-time). Innovations in Turbonomic v6.1 include continuous usage automation of AWS Reserved Instances; a new integration with Cisco AppDynamics; new continuous optimization of container platforms; and a next-generation, AI-powered Decision Engine. Collectively, today's news extends Turbonomic's industry-leading workload automation, enabling customers to continuously automate trustworthy decisions for any type of workload anywhere (on-premises, in the cloud, and in containers) and at any time.

As organizations continue to accelerate digital transformation and IT modernization initiatives, the resulting high volume of dynamic workloads distributed across a decentralized hybrid cloud infrastructure leads to management complexity that is beyond the scale of manual control or monitoring tools. Only software automation, powered by AI, can ensure that applications continuously get the resources needed to perform at the lowest possible cost, while maintaining compliance with business policies.

Liquidware Unchains Enterprises from On-Prem to DaaS

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Liquidware, the leading third party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced the release of v6.7.6 of ProfileUnity, its User Environment Management (UEM) solution. This latest version breaks new ground with its universal object-based cloud storage for Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.  Liquidware is now the only company capable of moving a user profile from Microsoft Windows to object-based cloud storage, or multiple clouds, without the use of a Server Message Block (SMB). 

The new functionality enables organizations, agencies, and enterprises to fully leverage the cloud in their end user computing strategies, reducing the reliance on costly, complex, and commodity based legacy storage solutions.