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Druva Breaks the Data Center to Cloud Barrier

Druva Inc., a global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the Druva Cloud Platform, Druva's Data Management-as-a-Service solution, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowball Edge. This solution allows enterprises to freely move data between on-premises and cloud without the lock-in, complexity, and cost of legacy hardware, enabling them to speed up their infrastructure to cloud transition.

Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud infrastructure for application services. According to Druva's recent survey, data protection is a key motivator for a transition to the cloud, with 85 percent recognizing the need given the cloud's scalability, distributed architecture, and added resiliency. However, even as this transition takes place, businesses require short recovery times for mission-critical services on-premises, which forces organizations to maintain older, complicated systems for rapid recovery.

AWS Snowball Edge is a data migration and edge computing device with 100TB of capacity and support for computing tasks via built-in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS Lambda function capabilities. Druva is using these advanced capabilities to facilitate a fast transition of data to and from the cloud. Enterprises get the benefits of workload mobility and the advantages of advanced cloud services like disaster recovery and replication -- improving their overall business continuity SLAs without the need for dedicated appliances or secondary storage devices. Pre-packaged with Druva's cloud data management technology and delivered directly from AWS to the customer, organizations experience a true as-a-service offering, simplifying provisioning and management, at no additional cost.

New Turbonomic Cloud Specialization Designed for Top Global Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services Partners

Turbonomic announced a strategic extension of its Partner Program, designed from the ground-up for the top, global partners of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new Cloud Specialization offers partners a differentiated technology and approach to managing today's workload diversity across multiple customer environments in a single platform, enabling partners to deliver the industry's fastest and most accurate, AI-powered cloud assessment plans and optimization.

The new Specialty builds upon Turbonomic's rapidly accelerating partnerships with Microsoft Azure and AWS (awarding Turbonomic with both AWS Cloud Migration and AWS Cloud Management Tools Competencies within a month of each other).

Partners who complete specialization gain access to dedicated technical resources to assist with first engagements, co-brandable customer campaigns and service delivery templates. Additionally, the enablement and training provide partners with the technical acumen to deliver new services at any phase of customers' cloud journey. More than 30 partners have been onboarded and enabled through the new Specialization.

ControlUp Announces ControlUp Console for VMware Cloud on AWS

ControlUp today announced ControlUp Console is available 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. ControlUp delivers total visibility, Machine Learning assisted analytics and fast troubleshooting to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

With ControlUp, vSphere administrators can quickly spot application performance issues across multiple layers - from the hypervisors and datastores to connection servers and VMs, all the way to specific processes. Using real-time performance data, ITOps teams can quickly detect AND remediate the root cause of an issue, using the ControlUp console. ControlUp gives VMware administrators access to a rich set of contextual management actions that enable proactive troubleshooting of data-center related issues. Moreover, ControlUp seamlessly aggregates data for historical analysis and offers a plethora of out-of-the-box reports including HW virtual and physical resource consumption, topology flow, application activity, user action, user experience, system health and licensing.

StackRox Delivers Kubernetes Security and Compliance for Mux

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StackRox, a leader in security for containerized, cloud-native applications, today announced that Mux, a leading provider of streaming video infrastructure and monitoring technology for developers and publishers of online video, has deployed the StackRox Container Security Platform to protect its microservices and container environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). StackRox enables Mux to meet its compliance requirements, harden its Docker and Kubernetes infrastructure to reduce the attack surface, and detect and stop threats at runtime. StackRox secures containers and microservices across the entire life cycle - build, deploy and run - and supports multiple platforms across the ecosystem, including Kubernetes and Docker as well as Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS, Google Kubernetes Engine and Red Hat OpenShift. 

"Mux's goal is to make high-quality video streaming accessible to every developer. Our SaaS model lends itself to that level of accessibility, but we needed an agile and powerful infrastructure to match," said Adam Brown, Mux Co-founder and Head of Infrastructure. "With that DevOps mindset, we started building our platform entirely in containers from the outset. As our platform matured, so did our container security and compliance needs, which is why we turned to StackRox."

Amazon Web Services to Open Data Centers in South Africa

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Amazon Web Services announced it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020. The new AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will consist of three Availability Zones. Currently, AWS provides 55 Availability Zones across 19 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another 12 Availability Zones across four AWS Regions in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and a second GovCloud Region in the U.S. expected to come online in the coming months. For more information on AWS's global infrastructure, go to: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/.

"Having built the original version of Amazon EC2 in our Cape Town development center 14 years ago, and with thousands of African companies using AWS for years, we've been able to witness first-hand the technical talent and potential in Africa," said Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "Technology has the opportunity to transform lives and economies across Africa and we're excited about AWS and the Cloud being a meaningful part of that transformation."

The new region is the latest in a series of AWS investments in South Africa. In 2004, Amazon opened a development center in Cape Town that focuses on building pioneering networking technologies, next generation software for customer support, and the technology behind Amazon EC2. AWS has also built a number of local teams including account managers, customer services representatives, partner managers, solutions architects, and more to help customers of all sizes as they move to the cloud. In 2015, AWS opened an office in Johannesburg, and in 2017 brought the Amazon Global Network to Africa through AWS Direct Connect. In May of 2018, AWS continued its investment in South Africa, launching infrastructure points of presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg, bringing Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF to the continent and adding to the 138 points of presence AWS has around the world.

Mission Announces Partnership with CloudCheckr to Instantly Bolster the Cloud Service Provider's Cloud Intelligence Platform

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Mission, a nationwide managed services and consulting company for cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, announced a partnership with CloudCheckr - the leading cloud management platform - that will help drive deeper insights and increased automation for customers leveraging Mission's managed Cloud Intelligence Platform. The partnership comes shortly after the Mission brand launched following the 2018 mergers of managed cloud service providers Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group.

Mission harnesses best-of-breed, purpose-built tools and solutions as part of its Cloud Intelligence Platform. This includes Mission's popular Cloud Optimization capability, which uses technologies like CloudCheckr - fully managed by Mission - to thoroughly uncover new ways of improving customers' cloud performance while strategically reducing spend wherever possible. Through this platform, customers can take advantage of Mission's complete application performance management instrumentation, security instrumentation, automated maintenance, automated backups, and active monitoring. With today's partnership, Mission will now leverage CloudCheckr's powerful cloud management features and insights as a critical new input to the Cloud Intelligence Platform, enhancing Mission's managed service and yielding even more cloud optimization results for customers across industries.
 

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."