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Tintri and Plan B Technologies Team-up to Address Demand for Enterprise Cloud

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Tintri, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud platforms, today announced it is working with Plan B Technologies, Inc. (PBT), a Tintri partner and IT solutions provider in Annapolis, MD, to help customers improve management and performance of their virtualized environments and enterprise cloud.  

As a Tintri partner, PBT delivers a complete lifecycle of professional services, including project management, consultation, assessment, design, deployment, support and staff augmentation delivered by consultants and integrators cross-trained with more than 300 technical certifications. PBT selected Tintri as the standard for customers operating highly virtualized environments and building enterprise cloud. They needed a solution that would integrate with other infrastructures as a building block and greatly reduce customers' management efforts.  

"We consider ourselves first and foremost an engineering firm, not just a reseller," said Zach Breckin, Plan B Technologies account manager. "Before we became a Tintri partner, we went through a very strenuous technical approval process involving multiple engineers. We poked and prodded around the Tintri platform before we even thought about recommending the solution to any of our customers. Tintri was able to step up to the challenge-we confidently recommend their platform to our customers." 

Virtustream Expands Enterprise Cloud Platform for Mission Critical Applications to Asia-Pacific Region

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies Business, today announced that its enterprise cloud platform and services for mission critical applications are now available in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia and Japan. This offering includes Virtustream's innovative cloud technology and unique consumption billing model.

The need for enterprise cloud services in the region is increasing. According to published research, by 2020, "IDC predicts the Cloud Systems Infrastructure Services revenue in Asia/Pacific including Japan will reach $12.9 billion."

"The pent up demand for enterprise-level cloud services in the Asia-Pacific region is tremendous as organizations are eager to globally scale their operations at a rapid pace; while also managing the complexities of migrating their existing systems of record to the cloud," said Frank Gens, IDC senior vice president and chief analyst. "Add to that regional needs such as data sovereignty, and it narrows the playing field of providers significantly."

Adobe Unveils New Cloud Platform Capabilities

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At Adobe Summit, Adobe introduced significant enhancements to the Adobe Cloud Platform, the underlying, cross-cloud architecture that unifies content and data and leverages Adobe Sensei, Adobe's AI and machine learning framework. Advancements announced today include new Sensei capabilities for enterprise customers as well as new tools and partner integrations to help developers reduce time to market and better integrate Creative Cloud assets into enterprise workflows. Adobe also announced Adobe Experience Cloud as well as the availability of the first set of solutions that integrate with Microsoft's Azure, Dynamics 365 and PowerBI offerings

Advancements in cloud services have fundamentally altered the computing landscape. The next decade will bring even more disruptive changes in how brands create, immerse and engage their customers in their experiences. In this future, brands will have to adapt to an era of true experience mobility - one where highly personalized experiences are contextually aware and delivered in real-time - regardless of the device, time or location. A modern experience platform that addresses these expectations needs to be designed with a common data language founded on content and data, an open ecosystem to enable others to build on and innovate, and intelligence at its core with AI, machine learning and deep learning.

Mavenir Unveils the Mavenir RCS Cloud Platform

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Mavenir, the global leaders in software-defined infrastructure solutions with a world-leading installed base of advanced messaging solutions that support more than 3.5 billions of subscribers across 350 operators, today announced the launch of its cloud-based Rich Communication Services (RCS) Platform and Hub, further expanding its globally deployed suite of flagship RCS solutions that support tens of millions of subscribers worldwide.

With its new RCS Platform and Hub, Mavenir provides Communications Service Providers (CSPs) with an innovative approach to quickly and efficiently deploy secure and advanced communications, while capitalizing on new monetization services but without the high costs and complexity associated with large-scale network infrastructure projects.

The Mavenir RCS Platform can be easily deployed either directly in the operator network, as a Mavenir-hosted model or managed across a hybrid model that results in a combination of both. This unique approach, allows CSPs to decide which functionalities they want to remain in their network, such as customer data - bringing back control to the operators and expanding their role in the digital economy.

Cloudistics Launches Its Next Major Release of its On-Prem Cloud Platform on the Back of Another Record Quarter

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Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, announced today the availability of Cloudistics Ignite 3.0 software, offering additional features, functionality and performance enhancements for simpler, faster deployment and management of applications. Over the past quarter, Cloudistics saw record growth in revenue and has made great strides in growing its customer and partner base, scaling customer deployments, adding strategic headcount, and expanding internationally.

The Ignite software powers and controls the Cloudistics on-premises cloud platform, delivering mid-market and enterprise customers the same experience and functionality of the public cloud in a simple, plug-and-play and high performance on-premises appliance.

“We love the flexibility, scalability, and the ease-of-use of the public cloud but we can’t store sensitive data outside our datacenter,” said Jon Halseth, manager, Information Technology for the Atlanta Hawks. “Cloudistics provided us with a simple-to-use and secure platform that gave us the best of public cloud with control over our data.”

BlackMesh Launches Government Cloud Solution Platform

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BlackMesh, a leader in enterprise cloud-based solutions, announced today it is continuing to provide innovative technology solutions to the government by launching a new cloud platform focused on security services.

The newly-launched government cloud solution platform meets federal and state requirements for protecting and storing critical data and enables federal, state, and local government agencies and organizations to achieve safe and flexible cloud compute and storage within certified data center facilities.

"As more enterprises across all categories of government begin to leverage the cloud, it is clear to see the importance of making Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions available to them that are as secure and reliable as possible," said Jason Ford, CTO of BlackMesh. "We've developed this security-focused cloud solution to consist of seamless data security measures, while remaining customizable based on the customer's unique requirements - this solution is ideal for government agencies of all types and sizes."

Druva Drives Cloud-First Movement; Unveils Comprehensive Information Management Platform

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today unveiled its new platform, furthering the movement toward a full enterprise cloud-first ecosystem. The Druva Cloud Platform solves the increasing data risks posed by the continued fragmentation and growth of data, while accelerating the overall cloud transformation within today's enterprises. The Druva Platform's open architecture and APIs enable businesses and partners to extract greater value from stored data for solving today's myriad of information management challenges, including compliance, retention, legal and analytics across disparate sources. With over 20 ecosystem partners, IT is better equipped to mitigate business risk, embrace the efficiencies of cloud and create a more agile and efficient data management environment.

Top 4 indications that your enterprise needs a cloud platform upgrade

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Organisations have reached an inflection point in their IT strategy. On one hand they are battling with legacy hardware and software implemented, while on the other end they are expecting IT to play strategic role in enabling digital transformation. Modern businesses need technology to play a pivotal role to seamlessly ride the growth to tap new growth opportunities, respond to market scenarios and meet customer demands.

Cloud computing has certainly caught everyone’s attention and over the past few years has become the focal point of CXO discussion. It has gathered this momentum due the strong conviction in the on the adoption that will streamline processes, and free up capital, while giving the necessary flexibility to meet evolving operational needs...

EC plans European cloud platform for research data

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The European Commission has presented its first plans for digitising industry, as part of the Digital Single Market project. The first initiative to start this year is the creation of a European cloud platform for the scientific community, aimed at sharing research data and making the EU a world leader in high performance computing.

In 2016, a European Open Science Cloud will be set up for European researchers and their global scientific collaborators by integrating and consolidating e-infrastructure platforms, federating existing scientific clouds and research infrastructures, and supporting the development of cloud-based services. Next year, all scientific data produced by projects under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and development programme will be made available by default on the cloud platform, to ensure that the scientific community can re-use the enormous amount of data they generate...

Accelerite to Acquire Citrix’s Cloud Orchestration Platform CloudPlatform

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Citrix’s CloudStack-based cloud orchestration platform, CloudPlatform, as well as its unified cloud services delivery and business management platform CloudPortal Business Manager have been acquired by Accelerite.  According a Monday announcement from Citrix, the acquisition will let Citrix focus its “core priorities around the secure delivery of apps and data.”
 
Customers using CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product lines commercially will be managed by Accelerite.  CloudPortal Business Manager provides cloud service automation for provisioning, billing, metering and user management...