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FileCloud Adds GDPR Support for its EFSS Platform on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure

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FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync platform, today announced GDPR compliance support across Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. With GDPR regulations set to be imposed on May 25, FileCloud empowers large organizations with an international presence to choose where to host their data.

By enabling organizations to seamlessly integrate leading cloud offerings such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure into FileCloud, and adding a secure, collaborative layer, FileCloud solves the compliance piece of the puzzle that has eluded standardized SaaS solutions.

"No other enterprise file sharing platform on Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure offers similar breadth of features to support GDPR," said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO and co-founder, FileCloud. "FileCloud offers incomparable levels of flexibility and compliance so organizations can choose their vendors and methods of infrastructure support for their unique data."

YI Technology Announces Microsoft Azure Integration Plans

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YI Technology (YI), a leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced its plans to integrate with Microsoft Azure to provide millions of YI customers with secure cloud storage, next generation AI and computer vision features. The integration with Azure underscores YI's commitment to protecting customer data and delivering innovative cloud services for consumers and enterprises.

YI Technology believes that the very best imaging and sensing technology should be easy and accessible to everyone. From world-class innovation to numerous best-selling products, YI knows that great hardware is only possible when paired with great software and infrastructure. Integration with Azure provides data residency within our customers' geographical-regions and enterprise-grade cloud service for YI's rich product portfolio, including Kami, YI's upcoming initiative for the smart home.

Databricks Delivers Microsoft Azure Databricks Addressing Customer Demand

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Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform powered by Apache Spark, today announced general availability of Microsoft Azure Databricks. Azure Databricks is Databricks' Unified Analytics Platform offered as an integrated service within the Azure cloud platform. Organizations from around the globe using Azure Databricks are now deriving value from their Big Data and realizing the promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Designed by Databricks in collaboration with Microsoft, Azure Databricks combines the best of Databricks' Spark-based cloud service and Azure to help customers accelerate innovation with one-click set up, streamlined workflows and an interactive workspace that enables collaboration between data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts. The integrated service provides Databricks' Unified Analytics Platform integrated with the Azure cloud platform, encompassing the Azure Portal; Azure Active Directory; and other data services on Azure, including Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Data Lake Store; and Microsoft Power BI.

ObjectRocket Delivers Fully Managed MongoDB-as-a-Service On Microsoft Azure

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ObjectRocket, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) company offering solutions that leverage some of the most popular open source database technologies, today announced fully-managed MongoDB-as-a-service available on Microsoft Azure Cloud. Customers now have the ability to manage their MongoDB instance via the ObjectRocket Control Panel, with 24x7x365 access to the ObjectRocket database team and deep MongoDB expertise.

ObjectRocket offers a purpose-built data platform fully managed and supported by data engineers and DBAs, giving businesses of all size access to unlock the power of open source, enterprise-grade technology. ObjectRocket for MongoDB is a uniquely designed, fully managed database-as-a-service solution that delivers significant cost savings and lightning-fast speed to customers managing data from anywhere. ObjectRocket now supports customer applications across the globe that run on Microsoft Azure.

Kaminario and Commvault Join Forces to Accelerate and Automate Operational Backup and Recovery and Ensure Business Continuity

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced the integration of the Kaminario Composable Data Platform with Commvault's IntelliSnap snapshot technology to automate application-consistent data protection and copy data management workflows with the power of all-flash. The seamless integration between Kaminario's native snaps and Commvault's IntelliSnap technology provides extremely fast, cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery solutions for on-premises, SaaS, cloud and virtual environments. 

With the massive influx of data coming into today's business environment, companies must safeguard information to prevent liability issues for both customers and business. Therefore, the right data backup and recovery systems are paramount for ensuring business success. The unified integration of Kaminario and Commvault IntelliSnap ensures application-consistent backups that bring intelligence and flexibility to Kaminario native snapshot management. Together Commvault and Kaminario deliver an integrated, automated data protection approach that provides a single, complete view of all stored data. This means you can rapidly recover data, whenever you need to, enabling organizations to quickly return to business as usual from an outage, even in the face of a ransomware event.

Express Logic's X-Ware IoT Platform Delivers Seamless Cloud Connectivity

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Express Logic, provider of the comprehensive X-Ware IoT Platform powered by the industry leading ThreadX RTOS, announced today turnkey support for all the leading cloud providers. Among this group are Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Baidu, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Tencent, and Xively. Designed from the ground up to be industrial grade, and developed entirely in-house by Express Logic engineers, the X-Ware IoT Platform leverages its size, performance, safety, security, ease of use, and other advanced features to provide best-of-class IoT connectivity for deeply embedded IoT sensors, devices, edge routers, and gateways.

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Express Logic's high-performance ThreadX RTOS is at the heart of the X-Ware IoT Platform. With over 6.2 billion deployments, as certified by VDC Research, ThreadX is arguably the world's most widely deployed RTOS. ThreadX provides embedded developers with priority-based preemptive scheduling, preemption-threshold scheduling, optimized context switching, real-time event trace, downloadable memory-protected application modules, and full determinism, all accessed through a highly intuitive API. ThreadX is deployed in environments where small footprint, low overhead, high performance, solid reliability, and fast time-to-market are essential. ThreadX is ideally suited for cloud-infrastructure connectivity and related products from such sectors as consumer electronics, medical and scientific instrumentation, industrial control and automation, automotive, aerospace, and more.

Quisitive Announces Cloud Assessment Program with Microsoft Azure

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Quisitive today announced the launch of its Microsoft Azure Cloud Assessment Program, and plans to hire 50 IT consultants out of its Dallas headquarters to meet growing demand in cloud computing, and expand talent in the area of Microsoft Azure technology to accelerate customers' cloud migrations.

The program and hiring plans will support increased demand for customers moving their business to the cloud, driven by pressure to digitally transform and create operational efficiencies with agile, blockchain, IoT, data and disaster recovery technology. Quisitive will be building teams consisting of Microsoft Azure infrastructure architects, application architects, data architects and data engineers in the coming months to support cloud migrations for customers. Quisitive works with financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail enterprises to modernize their business with cloud migration, cloud platform development and data services.

Atmosera and iTrellis Accelerate Business Agility with Advanced IT Re-Platforming for Microsoft Clouds

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Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and iTrellis, a custom software and systems integration consultancy based in Seattle, today announced a strategic partnership to orchestrate the transition of business IT applications to preferred cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure. Atmosera and iTrellis aligned to integrate computing environments and construct workflows that accelerate digital business transformation and agility for IT environments. The combined services also tackle the need for many companies to re-platform or re-factor their applications to take full advantage of advanced cloud features.

According to US analyst house Pacific Crest, the amount spent on cloud is set to triple over the next five years to $239 billion, and Microsoft's Cloud Platform continues to pick up a large portion of the market. The research firm estimates that in the second half of this year, Microsoft's Commercial Cloud segment will become the largest public cloud platform for the first time in 10 years, firmly marking its cloud leadership position.

What is Microsoft Azure and Can It Compete Against Other Clouds?

Pretty much everyone has heard of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. What fewer people know about is Microsoft Azure. They may have heard of it but don't know what it is. What is Microsoft Azure, and can it compete against other clouds?

An Overview of Azure

Microsoft Azure, originally called Windows Azure, is Microsoft's cloud computing service. They changed the name because it can handle Linux as well as Windows. There are hundreds of services like file storage, backups and full virtual machines available on Azure.

It isn't as heavily utilized as Amazon Web Services or the Google Cloud Platform. For example, Amazon Web Services has more than a million users ranging from small businesses trying to put out an app or develop a service that will be accessible worldwide to big companies like Unilever and Netflix. Microsoft wants to leverage its cloud computing infrastructure to profit off other organizations paying it to deliver their software, content and services.

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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