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Armor Cloud Security Solution Available in AWS Marketplace with New Logging Feature and Consumption-based Pricing

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Traditional business models and the delivery of services are changing as small and midsize businesses demand more from providers to meet evolving requirements and cloud needs. In order to rapidly deliver and strengthen security controls to workloads on the public cloud, Armor, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, today announced the availability of the Armor Anywhere solution in AWS Marketplace with new consumption-based pricing and enhanced log management services. 

"The market for cloud-based security services is expected to total close to $9 billion by 2020. To us, this signals an increased dependence on cloud offerings and demand for additional security controls," said founder and CEO Chris Drake, Armor. "There now lies a unique opportunity to accelerate the delivery of additional security features to cloud, and AWS customers now have the ability to further increase the breadth of their security controls and prevent downtime with simple and immediate deployment of Armor Anywhere."

FileCloud Announces ServerSync, First EFSS Platform to Integrate Windows File Servers with IaaS Clouds

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FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today announced that it is the first enterprise file services platform to integrate branch-office Microsoft Windows file servers with any IaaS cloud. This enhanced product offering, ServerSync, can replicate files and permissions on any local Microsoft Windows file servers and sync with the cloud to enable teams to store, share and access files seamlessly.

"Over 80 percent of businesses still run on-premise Microsoft Windows file servers to store their files," said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO, FileCloud. "There is no easy way for team members to access these files remotely, greatly inhibiting the speed at which business can be conducted. With FileCloud's ServerSync, customers can access their data locally from the file server and remotely from the cloud."

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Nuvem Networks Announces the General Availability of Self-Service Deployment for AWS Direct Connect Through the AWS Marketplace

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Nuvem Networks, an AWS Technology and Direct Connect partner, announces general availability of self-service deployment for AWS Direct Connect through the AWS Marketplace. This release supports the following AWS regions in the United States: US-East (Northern Virginia), US-West (Northern California), and US-West (Oregon). 

Organizations considering or in the midst of projects involving hybrid cloud solutions with AWS are strongly encouraged to automate the deployment of AWS Direct Connect with Nuvem Networks patented network-as-service (NaaS) platform to achieve significant reductions in the complexity, time, and costs associated with establishing and using hybrid cloud solutions.

Actifio Announces Sky 8.0 OnVault for VMware Cloud on AWS

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Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, today announced Sky 8.0 OnVault's availability to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. Actifio Sky 8.0 OnVault can deliver cost savings, improved protection, and business acceleration to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

"A hybrid cloud strategy combines the computing control brought by a private cloud, with the flexibility achieved by the public cloud, and is going to be increasingly crucial for businesses to adopt moving into 2018," said Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio. "Sky 8.0 OnVault for VMware Cloud on AWS marks an extension of our ongoing collaboration with VMware to provide customers with enhanced business solutions and drive accelerated digital transformation through hybrid cloud environments."

Noction IRP for Cloud - The Ultimate Public Cloud Routing Optimization Service Debuts on AWS Marketplace

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Noction has announced the release of IRP for Cloud - the first cloud network performance optimization service, specifically designed to address public cloud providers conventional BGP routing deficiencies and accelerate Internet traffic.

At the center of IRP for Cloud is the well-known Noction Intelligent Routing Platform, which is designed to actively check remote prefixes for metrics such as packet loss, latency, throughput, historical reliability as well as maximum peer capacity; analyze the collected network performance metrics and select the best performing route for traffic to pass through.

Comcast Selects AWS as its Preferred Public Cloud Provider

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that Comcast Cable has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. Comcast Cable will expand its use of AWS by migrating material workloads and building new applications on AWS.

AWS provides important infrastructure and services to Comcast as it focuses on building cloud-native products and services on AWS that adapt and evolve to meet the needs of customers. That focus is reflected in the class-defining X1 Platform, award-winning voice-control technology, and Xfinity xFi, Comcast's personalized Wi-Fi experience that gives customers pinpoint control over their home networks. Comcast's primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, are currently running workloads on AWS which has enabled these businesses to become more nimble and launch new, revenue-generating initiatives in the competitive entertainment industry.

Bonitasoft Partners with Amazon AWS to Bring Enterprise Applications to the Cloud

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Bonitasoft, the largest open source provider of low-code business process management and digital transformation software, announced today that along with the release of v7.6 of its flagship platform Bonita, it has signed a partnership agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This partnership will permit companies to effectively operate the Bonita platform with Amazon AWS cloud technology.

Bonita 7.6 comes with a brand-new platform add-on, Bonita Continuous Delivery, which automates provisioning of a Bonita platform so that deployment takes just a few minutes. This module can be added to the Bonita platform and leverages Ansible and Docker technologies for provisioning, along with provides advanced native Bonita capabilities to manage clustering deployments and platform backups. Applications on the Bonita platform are now fully compatible with both on-premises and AWS cloud deployments.
 

ClearSky Data Attains Advanced Technology Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR), today announced it has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in Amazon Web Service (AWS) Partner Network (APN). AWS’ global partner program focuses on helping APN Partners with go-to-market and technical support. ClearSky Data’s expanded relationship with AWS furthers its mission to help more companies get to the cloud quickly, so they can eliminate secondary infrastructure, take advantage of hybrid DR and dramatically reduce costs with consumption-based enterprise storage.

As enterprise IT teams struggle to consolidate multiple infrastructure silos and free themselves from painful upgrade cycles, the case for cloud migration is escalating. At the same time, these organizations are tasked with multiple data management challenges, from backing up archival information assets to rapidly ingesting massive amounts of machine data at the edge. ClearSky Data provides a storage-as-a-service solution integrated with AWS, enabling enterprises to access all of this data wherever it’s needed – on-premises or in the cloud – without replication.
 

WSM International, a leader in cloud adoption and migration services, has achieved the Advanced status in the Amazon Web Service

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WSM International, a leader in cloud adoption and migration services, has achieved the Advanced status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) by meeting or surpassing requirements with more than 40 certifications, significant business related to AWS and customer references demonstrating satisfaction.

"This acknowledges the investment we've made and the expertise that our people bring to our customers looking to move to AWS, as well as those seeking to optimize workloads that are already running on AWS," said Ryan Pelerin, CEO of WSM. "In 2017, we saw a huge spike in requests for help with migration to AWS and we expect that the interest in AWS will grow even faster in 2018. Achieving the Advanced level is not an end for us as we will continue our efforts to further develop and expand our skills to best serve our customers on AWS."

 

Amazon Web Services Launches New Region in France

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced the launch of the AWS EU (Paris) Region. With this launch, AWS now provides 49 Availability Zones across 18 technology infrastructure regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones and four regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second AWS GovCloud Region in the US expected to come online by early 2019. The AWS EU (Paris) Region is AWS’s fourth in Europe, joining existing regions in Germany, Ireland, and the UK. Tens of thousands of French customers already use AWS in other regions, and starting today, developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations, can leverage AWS to run applications and store data in France by going to: https://aws.amazon.com/fr/paris/

The AWS EU (Paris) Region offers three Availability Zones. AWS Regions are comprised of Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting availability, yet near enough for business continuity applications that require rapid failover. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, physical security, and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance. Additionally, the new AWS EU (Paris) Region gives customers with data sovereignty requirements the ability to store their data in France with the assurance that their content will not move unless they move it. The new Region adds to the existing infrastructure AWS already has in France, which includes three Edge Network Locations in Paris and one in Marseille, for customers looking to deliver websites, applications, and content to end users with low latency. These are part of AWS’s existing network of 107 Points of Presence (96 Edge Locations and 11 Regional Edge Caches) globally.