Cloud Management

Blue Medora Announces vRealize Operations Management Pack for KVM

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Organizations that need to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their entire open-source virtualization environment can consolidate and automate operations with a new management pack from Blue Medora, the leading innovator in enterprise cloud and data center management.

The Blue Medora vRealize Operations Management Pack for Kernal-based Virtual Machines (KVM) collects performance data from critical Linux-based virtual machine resources within the end user's KVM landscape and makes it available in a single VMware vRealize Operations console.

ElasticBox Extends Hybrid Cloud Management with Additional Support for Clouds and Containers

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ElasticBox, the hybrid cloud application manager, today announced updates to its enterprise SaaS and virtual appliance products. This release brings enhanced capabilities to enable IT organizations to drive value, productivity and confidence throughout the enterprise. ElasticBox enables enterprises to scale and update private and public cloud deployments, and to easily migrate workloads from one cloud to another. ElasticBox provides a highly adaptive model that helps customers standardize the process of deployments and provision environments to ensure the ongoing performance of production applications.

"Based upon customer feedback, we continue to enhance ElasticBox to help our customers maximize the efficiency of their cloud operations. We're excited about these enhancements which help enterprises take advantage of the latest services from cloud providers and the promise of containers," shared Carol Carpenter, CEO of ElasticBox.

VMware Updates Horizon and Unveils Cloud Management Suite

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Attempting to capitalize on the twin trends of cloud computing and end-user computing, VMware has announced an upgraded version of Horizon and taken the wraps off of what was known as "Project Enzo," and officially dubbed it "Horizon Air." Horizon 7 adds three important new capabilities, which are focused around speedier creation of desktops, and faster delivery of those desktops along with their associated apps.

Now called "Just in Time Delivery," Horizon 7 leverages Instant Clone Technology to create "full-featured, personalized digital workspaces" (i.e., desktops) in seconds, or even faster. Formerly known as "Project Fargo," it creates a new virtual machine (VM) from an existing one (the "Parent"), and uses that VM's disk and memory, allowing the near-instantaneous creation...

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CloudBolt Announces Availability of Their Cloud Management Platform in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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To meet growing demand for Microsoft Azure on its proven cloud delivery platform, CloudBolt Software is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Customers can quickly deploy CloudBolt with Microsoft Azure from the Azure Marketplace portal to manage servers, applications, and environments across a wide range of virtualization and cloud providers.

As enterprise use of cloud computing grows, there is increasing demand for vendor-agnostic multi-cloud management. CloudBolt delivers IT automation and end-user self-service through a simply powerful console. Administrators can control their virtualization environments, private clouds, and public clouds all from a single interface, and they can present services and applications to end users through an intuitive user portal.

Red Hat Releases Ansible 2.0, Expanding Support for Hybrid Cloud Deployments and Introducing New Automation Capabilities

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Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Ansible 2.0. This new release of the leading simple, agentless, and powerful open source IT automation framework brings increased stability, new automation capabilities, and new integrations with a variety of services and providers, broadening support for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, and expanding Ansible’s footprint into Microsoft Windows environments and network management.

Ansible is designed to enable developer and operators in IT organizations to quickly learn and deploy the software, empowering them to break down barriers between IT teams by automating routine activities. Ansible 2.0 makes getting started with Ansible easier than ever with the following improvements:

Cloudyn Raises $11 Million in B-Round Led by Carmel Ventures

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Cloudyn, the leading provider of hybrid, multi-cloud monitoring and optimization solutions, announced today that it has closed a Series B round of financing in the amount of $11 million. The round was led by Carmel Ventures, a member of the Viola Group, with participation of previous investors, Titanium Investments and RDSeed [a collaboration of Rafael and Elron Electronics (ELRNF)]. The company also announced that Ronen Nir, General Partner at Carmel, will join its Board of Directors.

Cloudyn has tripled its revenue for three consecutive years in addition to doubling personnel. The company's single pane of glass approach provides clarity and actionable insights for optimal cloud management. Currently monitoring more than 200,000 virtual machines and over 12,000 concurrent applications, Cloudyn will use the proceeds to further its market share and brand, as well as continue advancing first-to-market solutions to ensure customer delight...

Verizon and VMTurbo Join Forces to Develop Intelligent Cloud Control

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a global communications technology provider, and VMTurbo, the only application performance control system for the software-defined data center, today announced Verizon Intelligent Cloud Control, powered by VMTurbo , to help Verizon customers migrate workloads to the ideal public cloud service based on an enterprise's performance and resource requirements.

Unlike existing cloud brokerage solutions that manually recommend workload placement to public cloud service providers (CSPs), Intelligent Cloud Control enables Verizon customers to take advantage of software to drive real-time, automatable, price, performance and compliance-based placements. It also allows sizing and configuration decisions to deploy and migrate workloads to and among CSPs.

SingleHop Introduces AI; New Saas Tool Provides Unprecedented Control and Management Over Hybrid Server and OS Environments

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SingleHop today announced AI, a first-of-its-kind, free, SaaS platform for remotely monitoring, managing, and patching servers and operating systems no matter where they are hosted - any cloud and any provider. Using advanced automation and predictive intelligence technologies, AI aggregates data from disparate server environments into one, simple-to-use, unified portal and suggests next steps, enabling IT staff to take immediate action across their entire server ecosystem. This dramatically reduces time spent on routine and repetitive tasks and speeds completion of critical actions. Account registration is now open at http://try.ai.

With the execution of one line of code, SingleHop makes what is often a multi-month process of specifying and deploying expensive monitoring and management systems a less than 60-second process. The free solution is managing tens of thousands of servers at initial rollout and is designed to scale exponentially.

CloudBolt Cloud Management Platform Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

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CloudBolt Software, a leading cloud management solution provider and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that the company's cloud management platform is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The CloudBolt cloud management platform provides a simple and flexible way to order and manage servers using the Oracle Cloud Platform and the ability to manage multi-vendor, heterogeneous cloud environments from a single pane of glass.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based infrastructure services that enable businesses to run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud-managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle. Oracle IaaS offers a set of core capabilities, like elastic compute and storage to help customers quickly reach their IT goals.

VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Management Reach

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Less than a day after becoming a party to the biggest merger in the history of enterprise IT, VMware today is back at it, making a push to dominate the future of IT management in the era of the cloud. At the VMworld 2015 Europe conference today, VMware added updates to its framework for managing the hybrid cloud, made additions to its vCloud Air public cloud service, and launched a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) initiative.

At the core of these initiatives is an update to the VMware vRealize Automation framework that adds support for an event broker and better defined application programming interfaces (APIs) that make it simpler to consume IT services. Also included is a series of VMware vRealize Automation 7 blueprints designed to provide a reference architecture for quickly deploying applications that not only reside in VMware vCloud Air, but also Amazon Web Services or any cloud that supports the Kilo edition of the OpenStack cloud management framework...