Cloud Management

Startups lead the field in Cloud Management Platform Market

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WhatMatrix, the independent technology comparison and analysis site, today announced the publication of its second Landscape analysis report. The Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) Landscape report finds that start up companies with a dedicated focus on CMP lead the larger, more established companies in this field of technology.

The report, authored by category consultant Ephraim Baron, highlights a flourishing market. The WhatMatrix CMP Comparison launched just two years ago with five vendors, it now compares eleven. While established solutions such as Cisco CloudCenter and VMware vRealize Automation continue to be solid overall performers with many market leading features, the number one solution in the comparison leaderboard is CloudBolt, with Morpheus Data in second place.

"The WhatMatrix CMP Landscape report is unique due to our focus on detailed technical criteria," explained Ephraim Baron, category consultant at WhatMatrix. "This report helps organizations drill into specific use case scenarios to best determine which CMP will best meet their business needs. No other industry analysis provides this granular level of guidance."
 

HyperGrid's HyperCloud Analytics Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM), announced today that its HyperCloud Analytics module is now available on the AWS Marketplace. HyperCloud is the industry's first, truly intelligent HCM platform, enabling enterprises and MSPs to embrace the software-defined cloud and drive their digital transformation. Available in a purpose-built version for AWS users, HyperCloud is offered in a unique no contract, pay-as-you-go model. Today's announcement complements HyperGrid's recent Series C funding announcement to accelerate adoption of HyperCloud within the fast growing small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise business unit segments, who are at the forefront of adopting cloud services.

"HyperCloud provides key insights to help enterprises build an accurate assessment and expedite the cloud planning and migration process," said Manoj Nair, Chief Product Officer at HyperGrid. "Additionally, optimizing usage of Cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) can be challenging for customers new to the public cloud, but HyperGrid helps navigate those pitfalls. Our listing on the AWS Marketplace, combined with our track record for helping businesses optimize their cloud environment and new round of financing, put HyperGrid in position to capitalize on the opportunity presented as AWS users seek to accelerate public cloud adoption, and drive greater bottom-line value for their organizations."

5nine Announces Major Platform Enhancements to Help Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Users Strengthen Their Cloud Infrastructure

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5nine, a provider of security and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced major enhancements to its 5nine Unified platform, the first hybrid cloud management and security platform that unifies the critical functions of system monitoring, management, backup and recovery, security and migration into one seamless interface. Integrating these critical functions in the hybrid cloud environment significantly improves operational efficiency and cost savings, two key factors that are driving growing numbers of customer to hybrid solutions.

The 5nine platform allows enterprise, mid-market and small-to-mid-size businesses to reinforce their Microsoft cloud infrastructure by extending their Hyper-V on-premise environment through integration with public cloud infrastructure service functionality. For instance, customers may want to extend to Azure for replication or backup purposes or extend their DevOps environment by leveraging Azure VMs. 

Enhancements to the 5nine Unified platform include: 

Morpheus Data Helps Enterprises Bridge the Agility Gap with End-to-End Orchestration of Hybrid IT on Virtually Any Cloud

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Today, Morpheus Data announced major updates to its next generation cloud management platform (CMP) which will help IT Operations teams orchestrate software defined networks, multi-cloud high availability, and leading configuration management tools.

By bringing together over 75 third-party tools under a single out-of-the-box automation engine, Morpheus lets IT quickly provide self-service provisioning to developers and accelerate application deployments by 150x or more.

New integrations enable customers to:

CloudHealth Technologies Announces Support for Google Cloud Platform

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CloudHealth Technologies, trusted cloud management platform provider, today announced support for Google Cloud Platform. Through this offering, CloudHealth Technologies will enable Google Cloud Platform customers to benefit from unprecedented visibility and governance around cost and usage.

"Organizations are adopting Google Cloud Platform to be more agile and flexible, while taking advantage of innovative services that aren't available in an on-premises world," said Adam Massey, Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud. "As organizations increasingly take advantage of all that Google Cloud Platform has to offer, CloudHealth is empowering them with complete cost and usage visibility with simplified governance, enabling them to make well-informed decisions and maximize their Google Cloud Platform experience."

The CloudHealth platform helps Google Cloud Platform customers drive better visibility, control and resource optimization, while reducing spend. Providing key features such as reports, dashboards and governance policies, CloudHealth Technologies provides a single interface from which to manage Google Cloud Platform investments.

 

5nine Expands Platform with Hybrid Cloud Management and Security for Microsoft Azure

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5nine, a provider of security and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced it is expanding the 5nine solution suite  to support the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, thereby providing full management and security capabilities across the entire Microsoft Cloud environment - private, public and hybrid. 5nine Cloud Manager, formerly 5nine Manager Datacenter, enables users to manage, monitor and backup/recover their existing cloud infrastructure while easing the transition to hybrid environments. 

5nine greatly simplifies businesses' ability to manage and secure their cloud infrastructure. 5nine Cloud Manager is uniquely positioned to help businesses achieve maximum ROI from their cloud investments by managing and securing those resources regardless of their rapidly-changing environment.

 

Embotics Launches Industry's First Truly Next-Gen Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

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Embotics, the hybrid cloud automation and orchestration company, today unveiled the new version of its award-winning vCommander platform. In its new release, Embotics vCommander v7 delivers next-generation hybrid cloud management software built for automation, orchestration and governance of both traditional and new microservice-based applications while facilitating DevOps.

Research from the Ponemon Institute released today identifies a gap between decision-makers' views that DevOps and microservice enablement are important and their confidence in their organizations' ability to deliver them today - a gap that is costing the average enterprise $34 million each year. With so many enterprises struggling to deliver microservices-based applications and enable DevOps methodology (74 percent and 67 percent, respectively), the report also identifies a gap between the capabilities of current Cloud Management Platforms (CMP 1.0) and what organizations turning to cloud native applications need.

CloudHealth Technologies Announces Support for Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances

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CloudHealth Technologies today announced that the robust Reserved Instance (RI) management capabilities of its cloud management platform now extend to Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances. As a result, Azure customers can use the platform to reduce costs, save time and improve budgeting and forecasting over the full RI lifecycle.

"As companies increasingly rely on CloudHealth for RI lifecycle management, we are excited to extend our RI capabilities to Microsoft Azure customers," said John Purcell, VP of Products for CloudHealth Technologies. "Further, the new Azure reservation support allows CloudHealth customers to quickly identify reservation purchase opportunities and take full advantage of the cost savings from Microsoft."

The CloudHealth platform offers several key features for managing Azure RIs:

Tripwire Expands Cloud Security Capabilities with Cloud Management Assessor

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Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced expanded support for cloud environments with Tripwire Cloud Management Assessor (CMA). The solution now features File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) capabilities for addressing publicly exposed data in the cloud, and its core secure configuration management functionality now supports all major cloud providers, including Google Cloud Platform.

"Tripwire is dedicated to helping organizations implement critical security controls in their environments, especially as these environments grow more complex with the adoption of hybrid and multicloud models," said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. "We've expanded our capabilities to help organizations keep their cloud environments properly configured and prevent inadvertent exposure of their data."

VMware Simplifies Modern Data Center and Hybrid Cloud Environments through Updates to vRealize Cloud Management Platform

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VMware, Inc. announced new releases across its integrated VMware vRealize cloud management platform (CMP) that will make it easier for customers to implement, use, and manage hybrid cloud environments. Guided by customer feedback, the new updates to the vRealize platform will combine to simplify how customers innovate and enable IT governance through new ‘self-driving' operations capabilities that optimize workload performance and capacity across their hybrid clouds as well as through new and enhanced IT automation and productivity capabilities.

The new product releases -- Realize Operations 6.7, vRealize Automation 7.4, vRealize Business for Cloud 7.4, vRealize Orchestrator 7.4, vRealize Log Insight 4.6 and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2 -- will come together in the VMware vRealize Suite to enable customers to manage and provision compute, network, storage and application services across hybrid cloud environments at scale. The new operations, automation and lifecycle management features and enhancements across the integrated platform are designed to provide customers with faster overall time to value, improved ease of use, and increased control of VMware's software-defined data center (SDDC) stack.

"VMware is focused on delivering innovation across our cloud management platform to help customers accelerate their digital transformation journey," said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "Cloud transformation is difficult and can quickly derail without a capable, integrated and easy-to-operate CMP. Our investments in IT operations management and automation will further simplify and speed our customers' use of the hybrid cloud to transform their businesses."