Cloud Management

Red Hat announces CloudForms 3.1

Grazed from CloudComputingInfo.  Author: Editorial Staff.

CloudForms is Red Hat’s cloud management platform, built from the open source ManageIQ acquired in December 2012 and part of the company’s new open hybrid cloud program that aims to converge private, public and hybrid clouds.

Yesterday Red Hat announced version 3.1 of CloudForms, that will be generally available in September also as a part of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, this new release will introduces the following new capabilities:...

ITonCloud announces bespoke cloud management solutions for industry

Grazed from PRWire.  Author: PR Announcement.

Cloud specialist ITonCloud today announced a new service tailored specifically to professional services industries including legal, accounting and aged-care.  Hosted in multiple robust, secure environments in Australia, ITonCloud now offers bespoke cloud solutions specific to industry requirements from $199 per user per month, with no upfront fees and no lock-in contracts.  The service includes a fully maintained ITonCloud environment, an Intelligent Desktop Terminal, and unlimited support calls.

“We’ve been providing end-to-end cloud solutions that deliver the full benefits of cloud to customers, including line of business applications all Microsoft desktop application and licensing in a hosted desktop ,” said Andrew Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, ITonCloud.  “Delivered by our partners, we’re now including industry-specific, tailored applications for the legal, accounting and aged-care sectors in our managed services portfolio.”...

IBM patents cloud data location management tech

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Leon Spencer.

IBM has filed a patent for a technique that will automatically manage cloud data across geographic regions, claiming it will allow client companies to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents. "During the early years of cloud computing, it was evident that storing and accessing business data across geographically dispersed cloud computing environments could present logistical and regulatory challenges," said IBM's Sandeep Ramesh Patil, co-inventor of the patent.

"Our team of inventors designed a system that will allow businesses to efficiently manage and move data in the cloud, while meeting required compliance mandates in different countries." Although IBM waited until August 8 to announce the new technique, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published the patent on March 18. The patent was first filed with the USPTO on September 23, 2010...

Nivis Announces Cloud Network Operations Center for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) -- Connected Smart Objects

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and Industrial Wireless networking, today announced the availability of the Cloud Network Operations Center (NOC), a core component of the Nivis Smart Object Platform. Cloud NOC is a web-based management tool that leverages cloud computing technologies to provide a simple yet powerful interface to support Smart Objects in highly scalable wireless mesh networks.

Cloud based NOC provides a robust platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling the deployment of applications in hosted or cloud (private or public) environments that automatically scale to meet demand, from the first prototype to field pilot tests and production systems. Cloud NOC offers easy integration with Internet of Things (IoT) -- connected Smart Objects devices, remote network management, secure data transport and storage, data visualization, and export capability. Web services facilitate integration with external systems, simplifying the development of applications using device data...

Red Hat Adds Cloud-Management Certification for OpenStack Partners

Grazed from TheVarGuy. Author: Christopher Tozzi.

Red Hat (RHT) is introducing a new incentive for enterprises to adopt its open source OpenStack cloud computing solutions. Now, the company will certify cloud-management solutions for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The certification offering comes as part of Red Hat's OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, which the company calls "the world's largest commercial ecosystem for OpenStack." Through the program, Red Hat will provide certifications for integrating channel partners' cloud-management products into RHEL OpenStack.

Red Hat is pitching this initiative as a way for enterprises to take full advantage of the diversity of OpenStack solutions now available on the market without having to commit to a single vendor's offerings. Instead, they will be able to adopt any of a wide range of the certified OpenStack management tools and integrate them into RHEL OpenStack...

Cloud Computing: Can Amazon's Management Portal For vCenter Halt VMware's Growth?

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Editorial Staff.

Virtualization and cloud computing giant VMware articulated the idea of software-defined data centers last year, aiming to revolutionize the way data centers are built and operated. VMware’s SDDC vision involves virtualization of storage and the network in addition to server virtualization to have a complete software-defined setup.

This architecture is gradually gaining popularity among enterprises and data centers, as it makes more sense than a hardware-centric approach. When the idea of SDDC was bought forward, analysts expected that the private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offered by VMware could cannibalize the markets of public cloud providers such as Amazon and Rackspace...

Cloud Computing: Verizon and VMware Expand Strategic Relationship to include Mobile Security & Enterprise Mobility Management

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

As organizations use the power of mobility to transform business operations, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and VMware today announced an expansion of their strategic relationship to include mobile security and enterprise mobility management solutions. Driven by a shared vision for how enterprises will enable the mobile cloud era, Verizon will now provide its enterprise clients in the U.S. greater choice by offering the comprehensive AirWatch(R) by VMware Enterprise Mobility Management Platform as part of Verizon's mobile device management portfolio for on premise deployments.

The mobile cloud era represents one of the greatest tectonic shifts for IT in the past decade. VMware and Verizon share the vision that organizations need the right solutions delivered by trusted technology partners to enable the modern workforce to work at the speed of life. These solutions will be designed to allow employees to access all of their personal and corporate applications and information securely across any device, virtually anywhere at any time, while enabling businesses to run more effectively by providing unprecedented device choice and flexibility...

Infoblox Moves to Make Private Cloud Management Easier

Grazed from SysCon Media.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Network address management ought to be, according to the conventional wisdom, a problem that’s been solved long ago. Yet, when you add in complexities like a private cloud infrastructure, everything isn’t always as easy as it seems at first blush. DDI (the management of DNS, DHCP and IP addresses) can be problematic at times, and even the larger providers of cloud solutions, such as OpenStack, don’t always have the answers that you need.

The Infoblox DDI

Infoblox is doing what they can to make the process smoother and more manageable. The Infoblox DDI series of appliances will contain both virtual and hardware appliances. These appliances will automate the way in which VMs provision their IPs and DNS. They’re designed to work with a number of private cloud companies, including:...

CA's New Release Simplifies Cloud Management

Grazed from ChannelNomics. Author: Larry Walsh.

With the release of Cloud Service Management, CA Technologies aims to give service providers and private cloud builders a simpler and effective platform for deploying applications in cloud environments. “The explosion of applications and devices deployed in the enterprise has made service delivery a cornerstone of employee and business productivity.

CA has designed a solution that unlocks the full potential of SaaS by focusing on what matters to customers — employee satisfaction, speed of deployment and reduced cost of ownership,” said Lokesh Jindal, general manager of IT business management at CA. Agility and elasticity — the ability to quickly modify infrastructure and resources — are pillars of cloud computing. Through hosted and virtualized resources, businesses add, scale or modify resources ranging from raw computational power to applications...

AvePoint Enters New Partnership with Cloud|AG to Offer Customers Office 365 Managed Services

Grazed from PRWeb. Author: PR Announcement.

AvePoint, the established global leader in enterprise-class cloud management, governance, and compliance software solutions for next-generation social collaboration platforms, today announced a partnership with Cloud|AG, an Atlanta-based products and services company specializing in Microsoft's cloud-based collaboration and business applications. The agreement will enable the two companies to offer best-in-class managed services for modern businesses seeking enhanced backup, recovery, and administration of their Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365 and Azure.

AvePoint Online Services, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) management platform for Microsoft Office 365 and any cloud-hosted SharePoint environments, in tandem with Cloud|AG's commitment to helping businesses of all sizes implement Microsoft's strategic cloud platforms, will provide organizations worldwide a set of robust products and services designed to help customers implement and manage their Microsoft cloud-based solutions...