Azure

3 Shades Of Hybrid Cloud CIOs Can Choose From

Grazed from CXOToday.com. Author: Wrik Sen

With the emergence of cloud computing, companies are still grappling with a dilemma, as to whether a cloud infrastructure would suit their company’s operations at all. However, for those that have moved to the space of using cloud, have found multiple benefits of hybrid cloud computing, which combines the attributes of an on-premise cloud infrastructure, with that of a public cloud. With flexibilities in many aspects of the design, companies can choose among many designs or varieties of hybrid cloud computing, which can further be tailored to their needs.

- The On premise public cloud

Hillstone CloudEdge is Microsoft Azure Certified and Available in Azure Marketplace

Grazed from Hillstone Networks

Hillstone Networks, a leading provider of network security solutions, today announced that the Hillstone virtual firewall solution, CloudEdge, based on its Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) technology, is now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace in standard and advanced editions. Azure Marketplace offers integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services to make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web and Internet of Things (IoT) applications faster and more efficiently. The Hillstone virtual solution integrates with multiple security services, including firewall security, application identification and threat protection, to ensure security for cloud deployments.

Features and benefits from Hillstone Networks include:

Position Imaging to Build Its Package and Asset Tracking System on Microsoft Azure

Grazed from Position Imaging

Position Imaging, Inc. announced today that its cloud-based Package and Asset Tracking Systems (PAATS) will be built on Microsoft Azure.
 

Announcing Azure Analysis Services Preview

Grazed from Microsoft. Author: Bret Grinslade

We are pleased to announce the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services, the latest addition to our data platform in the cloud. Based on the proven analytics engine in SQL Server Analysis Services, Azure Analysis Services is an enterprise grade OLAP engine and BI modeling platform, offered as a fully managed platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Azure Analysis Services enables developers and BI professionals to create BI Semantic Models that can power highly interactive and rich analytical experiences in BI tools (such as Power BI and Excel) and custom applications.

Talon Announces Enhanced Feature Set for All New CloudFAST 4.0

Grazed from Talon

Talon, the leading provider of Microsoft enterprise file sharing and collaboration solutions for distributed locations, today announced the general availability of the latest version of its flagship CloudFAST solution. In addition to numerous visibility, scalability and awareness enhancements, CloudFAST 4.0, enables an entirely new cloud based model for procurement, licensing, deployment and provisioning. Further, CloudFAST now includes flexible, cost-effective and comprehensive infrastructure monitoring for predictable performance and availability of vital applications in private cloud, public cloud-based deployment and traditional enterprise deployments. 

By leveraging CloudFAST's Microsoft Windows based intelligent file caching technology, distributed enterprises are achieving unprecedented centralization and consolidation of unstructured data, enabling collaboration all while taking performance to new levels, even across global geographies. CloudFAST eliminates distributed enterprise storage complexity and backups allowing organizations to manage data at a single location in an enterprise datacenter or a cloud datacenter while delivering high performance, consistent file access and sharing at geographically dispersed locations. With CloudFAST, all remote users experience real-time access to corporate storage and file shares as if they were in the same office even if the actual data is stored in data centers thousands of miles away.

Cherwell Announces Availability of the Orchestration Pack for Microsoft Azure

Grazed from Cherwell

Cherwell Software, a global leader in IT service management (ITSM) solutions, announced today the availability of the Orchestration Pack for Microsoft Azure on the Cherwell mApp Exchange. Available at no cost to all Cherwell customers, the Orchestration Pack for Azure works seamlessly in tandem with Cherwell Service Management, Cherwell's award-winning ITSM platform, enabling its customers to better manage Azure workloads and VMs.

This Cherwell Service Management Orchestration Pack for Azure enables customers to automate and streamline the service request, provisioning, and change processes for Azure virtual machines (VMs). Users can easily procure and modify Azure VMs using an intuitive self-service portal, and IT departments can apply policies and processes for creating and maintaining VMs. Plus, because requests and changes live within Cherwell Service Management as the system of record, IT teams can track and document the path of work, improving governance while enhancing communications and services to their business users.

Viptela SD-WAN Platform Adds Support for Microsoft Azure Cloud

Grazed from Viptela

Viptela, Inc., the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced that its SD-WAN platform can extend a customer’s Wide Area Network (WAN) into the Microsoft Azure public cloud environment. An Enterprise can now treat their Azure Virtual Network (VNET) resource as a branch and benefit from all the SD-WAN capabilities offered by the Viptela platform. All Viptela elements can also be deployed on a Hyper-V hypervisor. 

5nine Software Announces Solution for Helping Enterprises Accelerate the Economic Value of Microsoft Azure

Grazed from 5nine Software

5nine Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the leading provider of Hyper-V security and management solutions, today released 5nine V2V Easy Converter 7.0, a VMware to Hyper-V conversion solution that enables enterprises to quickly and efficiently migrate VMware virtual machines to cloud-based Microsoft Azure and on premises Hyper-V infrastructures.

5nine V2V Easy Converter 7.0 simplifies and accelerates VMware to Microsoft migration projects, enabling enterprises to more quickly realize the economic value of virtualizing their IT infrastructure on Azure and Hyper-V. The solution performs fast, non-intrusive conversions with the highest ratio of success in the market.

Unitrends Connected Continuity Platform Now Encompasses Microsoft Azure and Office 365

Grazed from Unitrends

Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud-empowered business continuity solutions, today announced three new business continuity products. Unitrends Boomerang for Microsoft Azure, Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure, and Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365 enable organizations to capitalize on the agility and economics of the cloud, simplify the backup and recovery process, and gain complete confidence in the recovery point to come. The new offerings enable Unitrends customers to benefit from the global scale of Microsoft Azure and backup data residing in Microsoft Office 365, the SaaS applications that millions of enterprises now rely on for collaboration and productivity.

"Business continuity is top of mind for our customers, as they increasingly look to the cloud for either the full solution, or to add that extra layer of protection. Also, as a result of explosive data growth, they need to keep a sharp eye on containing costs," said Cary Warner, CMO at Aperio IT, a Unitrends partner. "Unitrends offers the industry's broadest range of continuity solutions that enables our company to meet the unique needs of each client."

Shippable Launches Industrialized Continuous Deployment Platform

Grazed from Shippable

Shippable has announced the next generation of its continuous deployment platform. The enhanced platform adds key features like release management, multi-cloud capabilities, a declarative pipeline language and a unified view across all application pipelines. These features help software-powered organizations further streamline the process of shipping software and accelerating innovation.

Today, most organizations find it challenging to innovate fast enough to satisfy consumers. DevOps is a set of principles that tries to solve this problem. However, the workflow required to get applications from source code to running in production is complicated and riddled with fragmented technology solutions. The only way to achieve rapid, iterative innovation is to cobble these fragments together in one continuous pipeline. Unfortunately, these custom, homegrown pipelines are rigid, inflexible and hard to maintain. The do-it-yourself approach is a distraction and takes valuable cycles away from product engineering.