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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."

Hybrid Cloud Approach Compatible with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS Cloud Infrastructures

Cogeco Peer 1 Adds Managed Microsoft Azure Services to Cloud Portfolio

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Cogeco Peer 1, a global provider of essential business-to-business products and services, today is adding Managed Microsoft Azure Services to its global cloud portfolio, allowing customers to select from a fully customizable list of Azure expertise and scalable services.

"With the addition of Managed Microsoft Azure Services, Cogeco Peer 1 is offering customers flexible, customizable solutions that enable them to unlock the full potential of Azure to accelerate their enterprise transformation," said Bertrand Labelle, Vice President Marketing and Innovation, Cogeco Peer 1. "These services will power the potential of businesses looking to simplify their journey to the cloud and optimize their investment in Azure. They will benefit from a secured, monitored and optimized Azure environment entirely designed for their specific business needs and managed by our team of experts. This is about optimizing return on investment for customers who don't always have the expertise or capacity to take full advantage of the power of Azure".

Toshiba Unveils Microsoft Azure IoT Certified Intelligent Edge Device

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Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd. today announced dynaEdge a high-performance Windows 10 based mobile edge computing device that is certified for Microsoft Azure IoT services to provide a next-generation Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge platform. Using Azure Cognitive Services and Machine Learning, Toshiba's dynaEdge enables workers in the field to intuitively access and improve centralized resources, making it an ideal device for remote maintenance, production lines and other industrial solutions. The integration of Skype for Business also provides a seamless interface between workers and remote experts for an immediate assistance and optimum efficiency.

L&T Technology Services Launches Digital Industrial Transformation Go-To-Market Powered by Microsoft Azure

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L&T Technology Services Limited, a leading global pure play engineering services provider, today announced worldwide general availability (G.A), launch and go-to-market of 3 LTTS flagship solutions that will focus on driving Digital Industrial Transformation on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The two companies will further consolidate their existing global alliance by setting up a joint Digital Industrial Transformation Applied Innovation Centre for shared enterprise customers.

The Digital Industrial Transformation Applied Innovation Centre will showcase how the Microsoft AI platform, Azure IoT, Microsoft Cognitive Services and Azure Machine Learning power LTTS' globally proven cutting edge digital solutions in Smart Manufacturing, Smart Asset Performance Management & Smart Buildings. The proposed Applied Innovation Centre will include live Digital Industrial Use Cases from their Enterprise customers and academia partners, in addition to LTTS and Microsoft.

Strong Demand for Omada GDPR SaaS Solution Running on Microsoft's Cloud

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Organizations have realized that they need an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant access governance solution to address vital challenges. They also know they need a solution in place by May 25 2018. Consequently, Omada experiences a strong uptake of its unique governance solution as-a service, which addresses precisely these issues.

"Omada provides an excellent enterprise grade governance solution running on Azure. The Omada solution, in combination with Azure AD Premium for single sign on and authentication, offers the full palette of functions required for organizations in one single, strong combined package", says Claus Jul Christiansen, Director for Partners & SMCs at Microsoft Denmark. "The Omada GDPR SaaS solution is a great example of how the partnership between Microsoft and Omada has evolved and is used to create great value for organizations. The Omada solution is fueled by Azure cloud, and it utilizes strong Azure features such as geo-redundancy and in general benefits from the high security standards provided in Azure"

Awingu and Barracuda Networks to Deliver a Unified Workspace for the Hybrid Cloud

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Awingu, the unified, browser-based workspace, today announced a technology relationship with Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. The new synergy brings together Barracuda's high performance security and zero-touch configuration with Awingu's turnkey, browser-based workspace solution, facilitating the deployment of Awingu in hybrid cloud environments.

Barracuda NextGen Firewalls are purpose-built for securing cloud-connected networks. They protect users, applications, and data and ensure secure and reliable connections among multiple sites on premises and the cloud with consumption-based pricing, saving you money on infrastructure costs. Awingu brings the ease and convenience of platform agnostic mobility to deliver everything the enterprise needs in a workspace - legacy and cloud apps, documents, and data - to any device. This entails providing secure access to applications and files without the need to manage or expose vulnerable end-points. Applications and data can be hosted on Microsoft Azure or on-premise, and then securely connected to Awingu's browser-based workspace.