Cloud Alliances

Engility joins Cloud Security Alliance

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Engility Holdings, Inc. has joined the Cloud Security Alliance, the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help secure cloud computing environments.

“Joining CSA means our customers gain the best possible path forward when addressing cloud computing challenges,” said Gay Porter, vice president of Engility’s Technical Solutions Group. “We look forward to collaborating with others in the industry to maintain best practices and drive innovation and advancements around cloud security. We bring extensive systems engineering and enterprise modernization expertise and solutions, such as the recently introduced Cloud ASCEND™.”

Engility’s Cloud ASCEND™ combines state-of-the-art commercial cloud tools with a proprietary methodology and team of certified cloud experts to transform organizations’ digital enterprise. Scalable and tailorable, the tool designs secure and resilient cloud and hybrid enterprise architectures. These new architectures can be modeled using computer-aided design tools before any applications are actually migrated to the cloud. Cloud ASCEND also develops and tests systems bound for the Intelligence Community’s (IC) C2S cloud in an unclassified emulator, saving time and money while helping to design the optimal solution based on specific client needs.
 

Astute Solutions Joins the Cloud Security Alliance

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Astute Solutions, the world's smartest software for consumer engagement, today announced they have joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR program. The CSA is a not-for-profit organization focused on promoting security best practices within cloud computing.

As a member of the STAR program (Security, Trust & Assurance Registry), Astute Solutions joins more than 200 other businesses in demonstrating their dedication to providing secure technology products. The STAR program acts as a resource for potential customers and business partners to evaluate the risk of conducting business with a particular service provider. Instead of the typical time-consuming work of managing lengthy questionnaires and RFP processes, the CSA helps companies evaluate service providers more quickly and effectively by vouching for the provider's credibility.

Channeling the Cloud: How to Form IT Alliances

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While the cloud market has advanced rapidly in recent years, it is still a relatively young segment in IT--particularly compared to legacy hardware solutions. Cloud providers continue to integrate with existing IT; however, one area that has received consistent investment is the channel. This growth of the marketplace and the inevitable evolution of offers still-to-come creates a unique market opportunity for both technology providers and channel partners to be a true value-added guide to their clients. Through strong technology partnerships, IT leaders can leverage their strengths, differentiate their business and uncover new sources of value.

For long-time players in the cloud industry, channel partners have been an important part of business growth and development. Channel partners can help cloud providers extend market reach within a rapidly changing and competitive cloud marketplace, enabling companies to expand their footprint globally...

ThreatSTOP Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

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ThreatSTOP, the company that makes threat intelligence actionable in real time, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance to deliver its cloud-based, automated threat protection service to enterprise customers using Microsoft Azure. This collaboration highlights ThreatSTOP's commitment to better protect customers' data both on-premises and in the cloud, enabling businesses to take advantage of Azure flexibility, scale and innovation.

ThreatSTOP delivers a highly scalable defense against advanced cyberattacks by using the power of DNS to better protect every device and workload across on-premises and cloud-based networks. More than 500 companies trust ThreatSTOP to protect their networks today. The ThreatSTOP service enables a physical or virtual firewall to deflect inbound attacks and enables both firewalls and DNS servers to help prevent infected hosts from communicating with threat actors trying to extract or alter data. The service is cloud-based, updates automatically and works with leading firewalls and DNS servers.

Tintri to Help More Organizations Simply Deploy and Manage a Private Cloud, Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

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Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced that the company has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA). This collaboration reinforces Tintri's commitment to deliver solutions integrated with Microsoft products to help customers streamline and automate access to their cloud-based environments. This comes on the heels of Tintri's certification for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, and the first Gold level data center competency among next generation storage companies.
 

Sphere 3D Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

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Sphere 3D Corp., a next cloud containerization, virtualization and data management solutions provider, today announced the company has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program to deliver virtual application, virtual desktop, and enterprise storage solutions that utilize the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. 

The goal of Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Alliance is to create, nurture and grow a strong eco-system across a broad set of Enterprise Cloud Products delivering the best on premise, hosted and Public Cloud solutions in the industry. The Alliance was formed to promote and support partners providing integrations and extensions to existing Microsoft products.  As part of Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Alliance, Sphere 3D will provide its flagship application containerization platform, Glassware 2.0, which enables Azure users to modernize and upgrade any application to any connected device, and its SnapCLOUD virtual Networked Attached Storage (NAS) solution, which facilitates easy deployment of enterprise storage in the cloud or in a hybrid cloud environment.

 

Centrify Joins Cloud Security Alliance

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Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today announced that it has joined Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as a corporate member. CSA is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes best practices for assuring security of Cloud Computing and provides education on the use of Cloud Computing to help secure all computing. The Centrify Identity Platform protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ? compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts, through cloud, mobile or on-premise.

Centrify plans to contribute to CSA’s initiatives and share best practices around using identity to define a new security perimeter. Identity-defined security enables IT teams to establish accountability, reduce the attack surface available to hackers and easily prove compliance at any point in time...

Ingram Micro Extends Cloud Alliance with IBM

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There’s a world of difference between one shopping experience and another. With that in mind Ingram Micro has invested heavily in building the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, through which solution providers can automate both the acquisition and provisioning of cloud services.

The latest addition to the cloud services to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace as of today is the IBM SoftLayer cloud service. While Ingram Micro has a long standing relationship with IBM, this latest effort extends that partnership to allow solution providers to fully automate the deployment of a cloud service that gives customers access to both virtual and bare-metal servers...

Accenture and Orange Business Services Collaborate To Drive Cloud Computing Transformation for Large Enterprises

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Orange Business Services, a major communications service provider that offers cloud infrastructure services, have formed an alliance to support large enterprises with their cloud strategy and the transformation of their infrastructure and applications to cloud-based models. This alliance will begin by targeting French businesses before approaching companies in other European countries where Accenture does not have existing alliances with other providers.

The alliance was formed to provide large enterprises with end-to-end cloud services that will help them to simplify the management of their IT infrastructure and increase their market flexibility, while keeping development costs under control. Under the alliance, Accenture and Orange Business Services will collaborate to support their clients by helping large enterprises to:...

Toshiba and NTT Com Announce Global Cloud Alliance

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Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502), a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a data, cloud and international communications leader within the NTT NTT +0.64% Group, announced on February 27 a multifaceted alliance under which Toshiba's data-center and cloud-computing services will be provided to global customers by NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud, a self-manageable, full-layer virtual private cloud, and data centers.

Services will be provided in North America and Asia from April, and then expanded to Europe thereafter.Toshiba, which has provided data-center and cloud-computing services primarily to domestic companies in Japan, will now use Enterprise Cloud to provide global-scale data-center and cloud-computing services that enable enterprise customers to expand and manage their operations within a common cloud network environment accessible from anywhere in the world...