cloud partnerships

Egenera Teams Up with Brigantia Partners for Xterity Cloud Services Distribution in the UK

Grazed from Egenera

Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Brigantia Partners, the largest subscription community of independent technology resellers and MSPs in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, Brigantia is offering Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services to its extensive network of UK-based partners.

"We're seeing demand for cloud ramping up significantly among UK MSPs and solution providers," said Iain Shaw, commercial director, Brigantia. "End users are asking for cloud and the channel is actively looking for competitively priced, high quality services with top notch support and management. Brigantia can now deliver with Xterity."

Dimension Data and NTT Communications Join Forces to Create a Single 'Cloud Powerhouse' and Drive Innovation

Grazed from Dimension Data and NTT Communications

Dimension Data, the global technology solutions and services provider, and NTT Communications, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT Group, will create a single ‘cloud powerhouse' by bringing together their cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities under the management of NTT Communications to deliver transformative, cloud-based solutions and innovation to clients of both organizations around the world.

Dimension Data and NTT Communications employ some of the most highly-skilled, sought-after cloud experts in the market. Bringing together these experts under the management of NTT Communications means the combined capabilities will have the power to drive innovation into the market and deliver the services that today's organizations demand.

ClearSky Data Extends Multi-Cloud Support for Public, Private Cloud Environments

Grazed from ClearSky Data

ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service, today announced it is partnering with leading public and private cloud providers - including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudian, Google and Virtustream. ClearSky's Cloud Edge offering runs in the public cloud, allowing enterprises to choose the right cloud within a multi-cloud environment while also leveraging public cloud compute for processing without having to copy any data. Customers reap the benefits of the hybrid cloud combined with high performance for their cloud-based workloads. 

A RightScale report this year found almost 70 percent of enterprises are embracing hybrid cloud by deploying multiple public and private clouds. In addition to on-demand data access across multiple locations, these organizations want the flexibility to choose which cloud is right for each application. ClearSky Data's technology partnerships meet those needs, and its edge-based service delivery model means enterprises can leverage the elasticity and economics of the cloud for all their applications, whether they are on-premises or in the cloud.

Rackspace and Lightstream Team to Provide Custom Managed Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Grazed from Rackspace

Rackspace today announced from the Microsoft Inspire conference in Washington, D.C. a relationship with Lightstream, a leading systems integrator, to deliver integrated Microsoft Cloud Solutions with specialized customer lifecycle support. Through this collaboration, Rackspace will provide custom tools, optimization and ongoing 24x7x365 Fanatical Support for customers who leverage Lightstream IT transformation and migration services for Microsoft Azure as well as other Microsoft Private Cloud and Microsoft Productivity Cloud solutions.

"As more enterprises adopt Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft cloud technologies, they often require assistance to help them reduce complexity -- from planning and migration to the ongoing tasks of scaling applications, managing costs, maintaining security and ensuring application uptime," said Ramakant Pandrangi, vice president and general manager of Microsoft Clouds at Rackspace. "This is where Rackspace and Lightstream are well-positioned to help. By coupling our robust Microsoft expertise, support and guidance, this collaboration provides a unique end-to-end experience for customers who want to optimize their Microsoft solutions."

Talend and Snowflake Team to Drive Cloud Data Migration

Grazed from Talend and Snowflake

Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, and Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced the availability of a native, high-performance Snowflake Connector for Talend Integration Platform so companies can easily move legacy on-premises data to a built-for-the-cloud data warehouse. The companies have also collaborated on joint marketing and go-to-market programs to educate enterprises on how to leverage the cloud for fast and cost-effective transformation of data into trusted, real-time insights.                         

Snowflake, which runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a modern data-warehouse-as-a-service built from the ground up for the cloud, for all an enterprise's data, and all their users. Snowflake provides enterprises of all sizes and industries with a complete and fully managed SQL data warehouse that requires zero management so organizations can focus on deriving insight from data instead of managing legacy systems on-premises or in the cloud. The new Snowflake connector from Talend will enable users to bulk load and extract data out of any number of tables within a Snowflake data warehouse in a highly parallelized manner.
 

Datera joins Accelerite Cloud Technology Partnership Program

Grazed from Datera

Datera, a provider of elastic storage for on-premises clouds, announced a strategic partnership with Accelerite, a leading vendor of enterprise infrastructure software. With this partnership, Accelerite and Datera offer a private cloud solution that is architected as-a-service for all-flash and hybrid flexibility and optimized for true scale-out and enterprise-class performance. This partnership will authorize Accelerite to offer Datera’s Elastic Data Fabric through all of its channels, which allows companies to run enterprise applications at web-scale economics, and adapt quickly to ever-changing business demands.

Accelerite is the largest private cloud technology provider based on Apache CloudStack™. With the Datera Elastic Data Fabric software, enterprise data centers will have intelligent and flexible data storage capabilities that seamlessly adapt to their ever-changing business demands. The Datera software works on commodity x86 servers for all clouds, allowing companies to have the agility to run enterprise applications at web-scale operational efficiency and enterprise class performance with low latency.
 

Severalnines and WooServers bring ClusterControl to web hosting

Grazed from Severalnines and WooServers

Severalnines, the provider of database automation and management software for open source databases, today announced its latest partnership with WooServers. WooServers is a web hosting platform, used by 5,500 businesses, such as WhiteSharkMedia and SwiftServe to host their websites and applications.

WooServers will make available, in this partnership with Severalnines, a managed service that includes comprehensive infrastructure automation and management of MySQL-based database clusters. The service is available on WooServers data centers, as well as on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The main target group is online businesses who rely on solid IT infrastructure, but wish to avoid the operational heavy lifting of managing high availability databases across data centers, or even across different cloud providers.
 

Microsoft and SUSE have new public cloud deal

Grazed from ITWire. Author: Sam Varghese.

Microsoft and SUSE signed a patent-licensing deal in 2006, at a time when SUSE was operating under the Novell umbrella in the US. Novell was acquired by the Attachmate Group in 2010 and later sold to the British mainframe company Micro Focus in 2014. From the time of the Attachmate purchase, SUSE went back to operating as an independent business unit in Nuremberg as it had been before it was first bought by Novell in 2003. In July 2011, Microsoft announced the SUSE deal would be extended till 1 January this year.

Last year when Microsoft was asked about the continuation of the deal, the company refused to say anything openly. The 2006 deal did not go down well with the free and open source software community and one prominent developer, Jeremy Allison of the Samba project, left Novell in protest...

Oracle Unveils New Cloud Partner Platform

Grazed from TopTechNews. Author: Jeff Cozza.

A new enterprise offering introduced by Oracle today is designed to enable independent software vendors (ISVs) to transition their businesses to the cloud, the company said. The new platform, called the Oracle Cloud Platform Ready for Independent Software Vendors, will allow ISVs to quickly register and publish their Oracle Cloud-compatible applications on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, allowing them to fast-track new business opportunities in the cloud.

Oracle's new cloud platform is part of its Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), a partnership program designed to help market products through a tiered participation program. The new platform will provide PartnerNetwork members benefits at the Silver level or higher and allow them to create initial application listings in the platform and infrastructure sections of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace in minutes...

Read more from the source @ http://www.toptechnews.com/article/index.php?story_id=111003H0N253

Citrix, Microsoft Extend Partnership to Grow Cloud Reach

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Nicole Henderson.

Citrix has selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred and strategic cloud partner, according to an announcement Tuesday at Citrix Synergy. The extended partnership will help customers move to the cloud, and more specifically, migrate to Windows 10 and Office 365. Citrix Synergy is taking place this week in Las Vegas where Citrix is making a number of announcements, including an expanded Citrix Cloud, which brings together every major Citrix product and can be accessed individually or together as a unified Workspace as a Service solution.

Citrix and Microsoft will work together on new integrations between Citrix XenMobile, NetScaler and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) as well. “Companies of all sizes across all industries around the world have an amazing opportunity to embrace digital transformation and empower their people to work productively from anywhere at any time,” Kirill Tatarinov, president and CEO of Citrix said in a statement...