Cloud Management

Cloud Computing: Cetrom Named to CRN’s Next-Gen 250 for Third Successive Year

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Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom), a cloud computing pioneer and leader in custom cloud management for global SMBs, today announced it has been recognized for the third successive year as a member of the 2013 CRN Next-Gen 250. The annual list highlights up-and-coming solution providers that are new to the market, and take a smart and different approach to solution selling and integration.

Cetrom’s custom cloud management and support services offer comprehensive technology solutions for accounting and CPA firms, associations and nonprofits, law offices, and travel management agencies. Because of the technology company’s unique white-glove approach to each customer’s needs, every deployed cloud solution directly supports the business initiatives and structure of the organization, from a fully outsourced IT department to a complementary technology partner that extends expert in-house teams. Supported by year-over-year investments in leading technologies, Cetrom’s custom Cloud Computing Solutions deliver a reliable, cost-effective, and secure solution for global organizations...

Flexibility stressed for encryption and key management in the cloud

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Ellen Messmer.

Virtustream, an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider focused on the enterprise, says the key to meeting demand for encryption in cloud services is to offer lots of options. Virtustream, a Bethesda, Md., company that launched in 2009, has integrated multiple vendor’s products in ways to support encryption of data at rest and in motion between the cloud and the customer’s on premises applications or mobile systems.

Its focus is on customers that often host large-scale ERP applications, and that include the likes of Goodyear Tires, Domino Foods and Kawasaki. One thing Virtustream has learned over time is that integrating encryption for such companies is best done as the “on-boarding” process begins to shift on-premises IT assets to the cloud...

Embotics Wins Best of VMworld 2013 Gold Award in the Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies Category

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Embotics, a leading provider of Cloud Management Software, today announced that it won a Best of VMworld 2013 Gold Award in the Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies Category for its flagship software, vCommander(TM) 5.0.

The official media partner for the VMworld Awards, TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization.com, announced the winners at the VMworld 2013 Conference in San Francisco held August 25 to 29. The Best of VMworld Awards recognizes the most innovative and high-performing products in the server virtualization, cloud computing and end-user computing markets...

BetterCloud Builds Cloud Services Brokerages Management Tool

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Google (GOOG) Apps developer BetterCloud has launched FlashPanel Reseller Console, a dashboard tool that lets cloud services brokerages (CSBs) set up, manage and monitor customer accounts. The console also provides insights into upsells to customer accounts, such as identification of training opportunities within customer sites based on below average Google Apps usage rates and notifications about upcoming customer account renewals.

BetterCloud founder and CEO David Politis said in his prepared remarks that resellers need more tools to help engage with and manage customer accounts. "VARs are core to the success of Google Apps and with the Reseller Console, we’re hoping to automate and simplify a lot of the back office tasks they must see to on a daily basis," he said...

Improve IT oversight with cloud management services

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Dan Sullivan.

IT departments implement process controls to keep operations running as needed, and best practices, like ITIL, emerged because we need standardized ways to operate our IT practices so they run efficiently, reliably and securely. But, self-service public cloud computing has changed the IT management landscape.

Analysts with a credit card, some data and an interesting problem no longer need to wait for IT to respond to their ticket request for a server and analysis software. A developer who wants to test a new idea can upload source code and data to a cloud provider and be back to coding in minutes, without having to contend with bureaucratic procedures. The democratization of access to computing resources is no doubt a positive factor for businesses, governments and other organizations, but we need to retool our management procedures and governance practices to accommodate the way we work with cloud computing...

CloudPhysics Releases SaaS-based IT Management for VMware

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CloudPhysics, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, announced $10 million in Series B funding and released its SaaS offering, which automatically uncovers hidden operational hazards before problems emerge as well as identifies radical efficiency improvements in storage, compute and networking with VMware workloads. The CloudPhysics tools give IT more power to understand, troubleshoot and optimize their virtualized systems.

CloudPhysics is opening a Card Store, essentially an app store built on an industry-wide dataset and community. The CloudPhysics user interface is composed of Cards, each of which is a highly focused app to solve a particular IT operations problem. Cards are built by CloudPhysics and members of its user community using the Card Builder feature of the cloud-based service and range across all IT operations use cases from planning, procurement, reporting, analysis, troubleshooting and capacity management...

OpTier Secures $8 Million in Additional Funding to Support New Cloud & Analytics Application Monitoring Solutions

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OpTier, a pioneer in analytics-driven, SaaS-based Application Performance Management (APM) and transaction-based Big Data Analytics, announced today it has secured $8 million in additional funding from a group of venture capitalists to support its flourishing portfolio of innovative application monitoring solutions. This round of financing was led by Pitango Venture Capital and also included Viola Group and Gemini Israeli Funds.

The new funding will fuel OpTier’s continued growth in the application monitoring and data analytics space, where the company has already solidified a healthy market position and posted strong financial results for the current year, achieving a record-breaking second quarter with more than 400% quarter-over-quarter growth...

Amazon improves performance of CloudFormation management platform

Grazed from ITWorld. Author: Mikael Ricknäs.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added new features to the company's management platform CloudFormation that aim to improve performance and simplify updates. As companies get more used to running applications in the cloud, they are putting together more complex systems. That in turn puts higher demands on management platforms, which have to allow users to take better advantage of the programmability and scalability of the cloud.

CloudFormation aims to give developers and systems administrators a way to create and manage a collection of related resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. The latest additions to the platform are parallel stack processing and nested stack updates...

Cloud Computing: Virtustream Named 2013 EMA Vendor to Watch

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Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that it has been named a 2013 Vendor to Watch by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In order to be recognized as a Vendor to Watch, companies must demonstrate customer value by delivering solutions for problems that have previously gone unaddressed.

“Virtustream continues to drive innovation in the cloud market by effectively addressing the diverse needs of enterprises,” said Torsten Volk, research director at EMA. “Companies that are moving mission-critical applications to the cloud must meet stringent business demands, and vendors such as Virtustream are making this possible with solutions that deliver a secure, compliant and flexible cloud environment.”...

Datadog Addresses Top AWS Performance Problems

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Datadog, the SaaS-based monitoring and data analytics platform that provides a unified view of IT infrastructure, released today a troubleshooting guide for developers and system administrators using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In the new eBook, The Top 5 AWS EC2 Performance Problems, Datadogs technical team details the top five EC2 performance issues and provides instructions on how to detect and remediate these problems.

For many developers and system administrators, AWS' EC2 promises ease of deployment and instant scalability. However, EC2 also introduces significant changes to coding, deployment and application maintenance which makes this infrastructure behave differently from traditional on-premise servers. These differences lead to performance issues such as unpredictable EBS disk I/O, EC2 instance ECU mismatches, and ELB load balancing traffic latency. Applications running on AWS infrastructure that are affected by these issues experience a decrease in performance or downtime...