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Codefresh Removes Barriers to Helm Ecosystem by Launching Integration with Microsoft Azure

Codefresh today announced integration with Microsoft Azure hosted Helm Repositories, an important step in making it incredibly efficient for teams to adopt Helm by removing the barriers to the Helm ecosystem.

As the Helm ecosystem grows, Codefresh is leading the way with Microsoft making it easier to build, test, and deploy Helm Charts with an easy-to-use Codefresh GUI, and store them in the Azure Container Registry. This is valuable for teams using Kubernetes as users can package Kubernetes applications with the charts and the images they reference together.

The Codefresh integration with Azure offers:

  • Login with Azure to add repositories to Codefresh; no additional authentication configuration required
  • Consume and push Charts from Codefresh
  • Manage Chart deployments in all connected Kubernetes clusters
  • Geo-replicate charts across multiple regions, using the Azure Container Registry Geo-replication capabilities.

Microsoft and Glasswall Collaborate on Azure and O365

Microsoft and Glasswall Solutions announced that Glasswall has earned Co-Sell Ready status through the Microsoft One Commercial Partner Program. Glasswall, seen as the world leader in file remediation and regeneration technology, is now among a select group of global independent software vendors to obtain Gold ISV Co-Sell Ready status from Microsoft. As a result, effective immediately, Glasswall collaborates with Microsoft field sales teams worldwide on targeted customer opportunities and related account planning activities, both in the commercial and government, defense and security sectors.

Glasswall has developed a uniquely effective, award-winning and patent-protected Deep-File Inspection, Remediation and Sanitisation Technology - d-FIRST - a disruptive methodology for the prevention of malware and understanding of organizational risk from file-borne cyber-attacks. It reverses the traditional signature-based security approach by validating ‘known good' elements of a file which are finite and bounded, regenerating a new identical and safe copy, typically in fractions of a second. While Glasswall FileTrust ATP for Email already integrates with O365 and Microsoft Exchange, the company will immediately commence work on further integration of its Glasswall FileTrust products with other O365 applications including OneDrive and SharePoint.

Cloud Veterans Launch TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform

TriggerMesh, a company developing serverless and FaaS management solutions, announced their official company and product launch. TriggerMesh is offered as software-as-a-service and enables the deployment and management of functions on Kubernetes clusters enabled with Knative as well the management of event triggers across Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Azure.

TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform allows developers to automate the deployment and of functions from their favorite version control system on the TriggerMesh cloud powered by Knative. The developers benefit from:

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.

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.
 

CenturyLink recognized as Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider

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Signaling further validation of its leadership in hybrid networking, hybrid cloud and IT services, CenturyLink, Inc. has been named a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP). The certification recognizes CenturyLink's investment in resources, training and technology to deliver successful outcomes for their customers on Microsoft Azure. 

Inclusion in the Microsoft Azure Expert MSP program is awarded to partners that meet a stringent set of requirements, including verified proof of excellence in customer delivery and technical expertise, and the successful completion of an independent audit of their managed services, people, processes, and technologies. Only the most high-fidelity cloud managed services providers are awarded the Azure Expert MSP badge.

 

NetFoundry Provides Secure and Integrated Connectivity to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN

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NetFoundry today announced its NetFoundry AppWANs is available as an integrated on-ramp to Microsoft Azure. The NetFoundry AppWAN solution makes it simple, secure and cost-effective to connect to Azure, enabling businesses to connect with an all-software solution in minutes. NetFoundry is available to pilot customers today, starting as a free trial. Azure Virtual WAN functions as a managed site-to-site and site-to-VNET networking solution. 

NetFoundry has worked with Microsoft to ensure simple, integrated provisioning between Azure Virtual WAN and NetFoundry AppWANs. As a result, AppWANs provides enterprise-grade security, improves performance and simplifies network management.

Archive360 Among the First to Deliver Full Support for Microsoft Azure Data Box Family

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Archive360 announced it is among the first to deliver full support for Microsoft Azure Data Box.  In addition, Archive360 announced it is also among the first to be added to the Microsoft Azure Data Box Partner Program.  Archive360's Archive2Azure clients can now enjoy easier and faster data migration to Azure, in the same cost effective, secure, legally and regulatory compliant manner they have come to depend on from Archive360.

"Our Archive2Azure customers rely on us to onboard massive volumes of many different types of data as a critical element of their data estate modernization initiatives.  The Microsoft Azure Data Box enables us to extend these capabilities with a new option that ensures absolutely no impact on bandwidth or network resources.  By combining Archive360 with Azure Data Box, clients can complete migration initiatives in less time, and accelerate their time-to-value in Azure," said Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing, Archive360.  "We are delighted to extend our alignment with Microsoft, and proud to be among the first to be approved and added to their Azure Partner Program."
 

BlueData Announces General Availability on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure

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BlueData, provider of the leading container-based software platform for AI and Big Data workloads, today announced the general availability (GA) of its BlueData EPIC software on Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. This makes BlueData the only unified solution for Big-Data-as-a-Service and AI-as-a-Service with the flexibility to support all three major public cloud services as well as on-premises and hybrid cloud deployments.

Public cloud services continue to be an increasingly popular option for many workloads in the enterprise - including applications for distributed analytics, data science, machine learning, and deep learning. But most enterprises today want the ability to deploy these applications quickly and easily regardless of the infrastructure, either on- or off-premises. They want self-service, elastic, automated, and secure environments for machine learning and analytics - whether the underlying compute and data storage is hosted in one public cloud or another, in their own data centers, or in a hybrid architecture.

Leveraging the inherent infrastructure portability of Docker containers, BlueData is committed to supporting these multi-cloud and hybrid cloud options for Big Data and AI deployments. Last fall, BlueData introduced the initial directed availability of BlueData EPIC on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure - adding to its existing GA support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). And over this past year, BlueData has introduced additional new capabilities for AI, machine learning, and deep learning applications in multi-cloud and hybrid models.

 

CIS Hardened Images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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CIS recently released CIS Hardened Images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 into the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. CIS Hardened Images are virtual machines preconfigured according to the security recommendations of the CIS Benchmarks. In the past year, CIS has released a total of 18 CIS Hardened Images for various operating systems into the Azure Marketplace and the Azure Government Marketplace.

Hardening is the process of limiting potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers and cyber criminals. The CIS Benchmarks are a set of consensus-based recommendations developed by cybersecurity experts around the world to improve cybersecurity defenses for various technologies. While operating systems can have hundreds of vulnerabilities by default, CIS Hardened Images are preconfigured to strengthen security, reduce system build costs, and help accelerate workload deployment time.