Cloud Management

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

Grazed from ITBusinessEdge. Author: Mike Vizard.

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...

CloudBolt Adds Container, SDN, Cloud Support to Management Platform

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Michael Cusanelli.

CloudBolt Software recently added a host of new features to its flagship cloud management platform, including support for new cloud platforms, software-defined networking and container services. CloudBolt customers can now virtualize their networks with access to VMware NSX directly through the platform, with additional support for Docker and Kubernetes for app containerization.

The company has also added support for IBM SoftLayer, HP Helion and CenturyLink Cloud, raising the total number of cloud platforms compatible with CloudBolt to thirteen, according to the announcement. “In the past year, we have seen a marked increase in the number of enterprises that want to take advantage of the benefits of SDN and container technologies,” said Jon Mittelhauser, CEO of CloudBolt, in a statement...

How to optimize dynamic hybrid cloud management

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Application planners, architects and operations managers all know that deployment of applications today is complicated by application componentization, workflow steering and cloud adoption. Most use tools like DevOps to facilitate deployment, but hybrid clouds can defeat even those tools.

To understand hybrid cloud management, understand the challenges hybrid clouds pose for even modern management tools, think of application deployment and redeployment in layers, and recognize that full management automation is the final goal, so it's critical to know whether your hybrid cloud management approach will lead there...

Analysing the importance of cloud usage tracking and cost management

Grazed from CloudTech.  Author: James Bourne.

If organisations could track all cloud consumption and usage across the enterprise, the majority (57%) would utilise it to improve IT forecasting. That was the key takeaway from a survey undertaken by enterprise software provider Cloud Cruiser, who collared 279 IT professionals at the recent Microsoft Ignite event in Chicago. Interestingly, 16% of respondents admitted they did not use Microsoft cloud technologies.

39% of those polled said they would use more wide-ranging tracking skills to compare costs across different platforms and vendors, while 34% said they would expand their on-demand and self-service access to cloud. 72% said tracking cloud usage and costs was extremely or very important to their IT function...

Supply chain management in the cloud

Grazed from Accenture. Author: Editorial Staff.

New cloud computing technologies are enabling breakthrough innovations in supply chain management (SCM) applications delivered via software as a service (SaaS) models. As a key enabler in this new digital world, cloud computing can have a transformational impact on the business and the supply chain operating model by enabling data and analytics, mobility and social media functions.

Cloud computing helps organizations realize major benefits from key marketplace trends that are redefining traditional supply chain networks, including volatility as the new normal, surging data volumes, industrial-grade digital technologies and the arrival of end-to-end visibility. Most supply chain strategies date back to when the business environment was more stable...

RightScale Brings Best-of-Breed Cloud Management to ServiceNow Customers

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RightScale today announced integration between ServiceNow® and the RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management platform. The new intergration helps organizations quickly and easily extend the ServiceNow platform with best-of-breed cloud management functionality across major public cloud, private cloud, and virtualized environments. With the integration, users can launch, manage, monitor, govern, and track costs on all of their cloud applications and integrate into ServiceNow Service Catalog, CMDB, Workflow, Orchestration, and Incident Management.

A number of RightScale enterprise customers already combine RightScale with ServiceNow. Today’s integration will make integrating RightScale and ServiceNow in the enterprise even easier.