Cloud Integration

Amidst Major Growth, Skytap Announces New Cloud Integrations and Hires Microsoft Executive

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Skytap, Inc., a global cloud provider, today announced Skytap Cloud integration with third-party cloud services, which will enable enterprises to select services from IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and other public clouds to extend the value of traditional applications. These new capabilities will be delivered in the first half of 2018, further differentiating Skytap Cloud as a direct path for enterprises to iteratively modernize mission-critical applications without disrupting business operations.

The company also today announced it appointed Neil Holloway to its executive team as senior vice president of business development. Tapped to continue expanding Skytap's partner ecosystem, Holloway joins the company during a period of sustained growth and momentum. Skytap's business continues to accelerate with five of the company's top ten customers closing this year and existing customer upgrades growing nearly 300 percent year over year (YoY) in Q3.

Lacework Announces New Cloud Partnerships and Integrations

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Lacework, the industry's first zero-touch cloud security solution, today announced a range of partnerships across the security and cloud ecosystems as critical building blocks of a security stack natively adapted to cloud deployments in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and private clouds.

Organizations transitioning to modern data centers and cloud-based environments must reevaluate their security investments, yet leverage tools, processes and skills already in place. Lacework's partnerships with threat and reputation feeds, security information and event management (SIEM) vendors and event management systems, extends the company's zero-touch security approach and delivers a solution that matches organizations' need for speed and scale when migrating to the cloud.


VMware Targets Enterprise Layer With Horizon Cloud Integration In Azure

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VMware has announced it will integrate and deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure to deliver desktop as a service (DaaS) on Azure. The move aims to help customers accelerate the move to Windows 10 and bring VMware virtual desktops and applications to the enterprise layer using Azure.

Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware, said: “The addition of VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure puts VMware in a unique position to offer customers several infrastructure options for virtual desktops and applications with the flexibility to move between different platforms...

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How the cloud makes data integrations easier

Grazed from CIO. Author: Rich Murr.

Is the cloud everything it's cracked up to be? Any new technology goes through a hype curve, but generally speaking, I believe cloud-based solutions have done a pretty good job of matching some very lofty expectations. The growth numbers continue to prove this out, as companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, and others experience extraordinary growth on what are already multibillion-dollar cloud businesses. By solving very real problems for their customers, they’re being amply rewarded.

That’s not to say there aren’t significant areas for improvement, however. One of the biggest challenges facing cloud adopters is integrating applications and data, something that has also been challenging for traditional IT departments ever since they moved beyond the mainframe. Not sure what integrations are? Trust me, you've been impacted by them - at least when they haven’t been implemented well. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?...

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Data integration rises to the top of the cloud service stack

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Joe McKindreck.

David Linthicum, sage of sages of the IT world, has some advice for those hoping their vendors will come to the rescue to untangle their ever-growing hairballs of big data and services: don't hold your breath. "Those who think they can sit on the sidelines and wait for their data integration technology provider to create the solutions they require will be very disappointed," he cautions.

Instead of waiting on new releases of products, look to a rising breed of cloud-based services, David continues. As he explains in a new report (Sponsor: SnapLogic.), "everything you currently understand about data integration is changing. Assume that your traditional technology provider will soon be dead...

Cloud and Mobile Integrations Accepted By CIOs, But Challenges Remain

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Cloud and mobile integrations are increasingly occurring within businesses, but some challenges still remain. Midsize businesses can benefit from being acutely aware how powerful these tech paradigms can be and learn where others are falling short to carve out an advantage in a crowded marketplace.

Gartner's View of the CIO Landscape

Gartner's "Flipping to Digital Leadership: The 2015 CIO Agenda" study polled 2,800 CIOs from around the world regarding their current technology practices and future plans. Only nine percent of those polled reported not even considering a cloud-based SaaS solution, and that number only rises to 15 percent for IaaS. These results suggest that the public cloud is widely considered a viable option for most projects...

3 Top Cloud Computing Challenges: Security, Integration and Governance

Grazed from Midsize Insider.  Author: Kelly Katsanos.

Many businesses choose to deploy cloud solutions for agility and to reduce IT infrastructure requirements. However, these businesses may face cloud computing challenges in the areas of security, integration and information governance.

Advantages and Drawbacks

Cloud computing is becoming a common element in business. According to a recent IDG study featured in Forbes, 69 percent of enterprises had at least one application in the cloud in 2014, a 12 percent increase from 2012...

Cloud Computing: ConnectWise, StorageCraft Release Integration Module for MSPs

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Managed services providers (MSPs) leveraging technology from both ConnectWise and StorageCraft Technology Corp. now have an integration module available to them. According to a press release sent out by StorageCraft — a Draper, Utah-based disaster recovery and business continuity solutions provider — MSPs can now automate billing processes by mapping and synchronizing data from the StorageCraft MSP portal and StorageCraft Cloud Services with their Connectwise business management platform.

ConnectWise MSP partners can take advantage of this integration directly from within the StorageCraft MSP portal, where they can gain access to account and data mapping capabilities. The professional services automation (PSA) company's customers can also manage licenses for components of the StorageCraft Recover-Ability Solution...

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Ravello Launches New Technology for Integrating Clouds

Grazed from WSJ. Author: Steven Norton.

Ravello Systems Inc. Tuesday released a tool that it says will help CIOs more easily move software development environments from VMware Inc. to Amazon Web Services and Google Inc. clouds. It joins companies like International Business Machines Corp., EMC Corp. and others in the shift to knit together hybrid cloud environments, a mix of public and private clouds and on-premise applications.

As cloud computing becomes more pervasive in corporations, many CIOs are shifting from having a portfolio of disparate clouds to a hybrid environment, often managed by a single user interface. The ability to easily integrate and manage those complex environments is top of mind for many CIOs who are bringing the cloud deeper into the mainstream...

Hybrid Cloud Integration: An Opportunity for IT

Grazed from Baseline Magazine. Author: Dennis McCafferty.

Organizations are increasingly moving toward hybrid cloud integration models, according to a recent survey from Technology Business Research (TBR). As a result, the hybrid cloud represents a potential $7 billion hybrid integration market this year, as IT environments are expected to move toward becoming fully hybridized, the findings state.

However, the market is still far from mature, with only a minority of large enterprises currently investing in the integration required to create hybrid clouds. Clearly, the trend creates opportunities for IT professionals who can help organizations move forward with hybrid cloud strategies. "A hybrid IT environment is the end-game for cloud, with the hybrid cloud as a first step," stated one of the reports in the series, "Hybrid Cloud Customer Research."...