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Confluent Announces General Availability of Confluent Cloud

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Confluent, provider of the streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, today announced that Confluent Cloud is generally available and ready for enterprise production workloads with a 99.95 percent service level agreement (SLA). Built by the original creators of Apache Kafka, Confluent Cloud operationalizes the Confluent team's expertise from managing some of the largest streaming environments in production today. The fully managed service helps companies deploy their Customer 360, fleet management, fraud detection, and other real-time, large-scale initiatives.  

Confluent Platform includes Confluent Cloud, Confluent Enterprise and Confluent Open Source, to create a more complete distribution of Apache Kafka intended for large-scale production across a variety of environments. It improves Apache Kafka by expanding its integration capabilities, adding tools to optimize and manage Kafka clusters, and ensuring the streams are secure. With Confluent Cloud, enterprises and developers have the option to build and run applications in the cloud, knowing that the team who created Kafka are maintaining and managing the Kafka clusters.

Key Confluent Cloud features:

Subaru Canada Increases Performance With Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today at its .NEXT on Tour conference in Toronto that Subaru Canada has deployed the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform for its mission-critical workloads. As one of the leading global automotive brands, Subaru Canada entrusts its high performance workloads to run seamlessly on Nutanix software, and has seen significant improvements since its initial deployment. Notably, the company has achieved performance improvements, easier infrastructure management, a reduced data center footprint and better relationships with its end users.

Subaru Canada runs all the company's business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, and virtual desktop (VDI) deployments on its Nutanix solution. By migrating these workloads to one web-scale platform from multiple servers and storage systems, the company has simplified its entire data center operation. Since making the change from its previous NetApp solution to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, the company has seen a significant improvement in the speed of the Nutanix system: the extract, transform and load (ETL) nightly process that used to take four hours now only takes two hours with Nutanix.

Druva Introduces Next Generation Cloud-to-Cloud Data Protection with Apollo for AWS

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Today, Druva announced Druva Apollo a new service delivered via the Druva Cloud Platform that enables data management for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud workloads on a single policy control plane. The capabilities offer the ability to protect, govern and provide insights to data that resides within Amazon Web Services (AWS), including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), building on Druva's already existing data management services that span physical and virtual server environments, endpoints and cloud SaaS services like Office 365.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to drive major adoption year over year with a compound annual growth rate of over 65 percent and the growth of multi-cloud adoption close to 85 percent. As a result, the ability to support workload mobility while protecting data in heterogeneous environments is critical. Traditional data protection systems have focused entirely on on-premises infrastructure throughout the last decade, yet rapid cloud adoption has created a new set of challenges requiring deeper analytics into data usage, managing its lifecycle and providing a more holistic protection model across on-premises and cloud sources.

ZTE Releases the New-generation Cloud Platform TECS 6.0 at the OpenStack Summit Sydney

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ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, officially released TECS 6.0, the new-generation Cloud Platform, at the OpenStack Summit Sydney. Based on the latest OpenStack Pike, TECS 6.0 features cloud native microservice architecture and edge DC design. It also employs FPGA hardware acceleration technology and boasts powerful ICT convergence resource orchestration capability.

TECS 6.0 has the following characteristics:

ZeroStack Opens Migration Path from Eucalyptus-based Cloud Platforms

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that its Intelligent Private Cloud platform offers a smooth migration path from the Eucalyptus cloud environment as Eucalyptus customers transition from that end-of-life product. Eucalyptus is a legacy product that required complex integration and maintenance. IT departments and their developer constituents can now move to the ZeroStack platform to implement a full-featured development environment that takes development from concept to production with point-and-click provisioning.

Tintri Platform Provides Cloud Benefits to BrightCloud Customers

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Tintri, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud platforms, today announced that BrightCloud has deployed Tintri to help deliver cloud benefits to its customer base. BrightCloud offers a Hybrid Cloud Service, and with Tintri they can guarantee the performance of customer applications, access more detailed analytics and leverage automation to greatly reduce operating effort and expense.

BrightCloud, headquartered in Daventry in the United Kingdom, provides enterprise-grade managed and cloud-based services focusing on Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix technology. Established in 2000, BrightCloud now supports nearly 50 small and medium-sized businesses from its central operations centre in the UK and three hosted data centres located across Europe.

Prior to purchasing Tintri, BrightCloud built its IT environment on traditional fibre channel storage and HP rack-mounted servers. However, due to the complex nature of the legacy system, the IT team was spending too much time manually intervening to meet performance SLAs for customer applications. The expertise required to make the infrastructure work was creating silos and impeding communication.

Purely Cloud Guarantees Performance and Enhances Business Operations through Tintri's Enterprise Cloud Platform

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Tintri, Inc. today announced that Purely Cloud is using the Tintri Enterprise Cloud platform to guarantee performance for its clients' enterprise applications while reducing their management effort. Tintri's ability to spin up new environments and to scale fluidly has helped Purely Cloud to win deals against other cloud service providers and public cloud alternatives.

Based in San Diego, Calif., with clients worldwide, Purely Cloud provides highly available, redundant cloud designs that deliver adaptive performance for mainstream business applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Dynamics ERP.

Purely Cloud's previous storage system did not scale easily with the company's rapid growth and a lack of visibility made it difficult to manage and identify customer issues with latency.

Citrix and Google Align to Help Businesses Fully Embrace Secure Cloud Transformation

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Businesses today must quickly adapt to the demands of a global economy and workforce. Success is increasingly defined by the ability to optimize and protect the information surrounding people, organizations and devices. To help businesses tackle these challenges and fully embrace the benefits of flexibility and scale that cloud delivers, Citrix today announced extensions to its long-term strategic relationship with Google. Customers will be able to use Citrix Cloud to provision and manage secure digital workspaces, including Citrix Workspace Service, on Google Cloud Platform. Citrix and Google are working together to bring cloud delivery of applications and desktops, and secure cloud-optimized endpoints to their enterprise customers who are increasingly looking to both public and hybrid clouds to solve their business requirements for secure digital workspaces.

Five9 Launches Major Release for Global Enterprises, Providing a Powerful Cloud Platform That Enables Digital Transformation

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Five9, a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, today announced the availability of Summer Release 2017, the latest major release of the award winning Virtual Contact Center(VCC). This release provides a global contact center solution that meets the requirements of today's leading multinational enterprises.

Today's global enterprises aspire to engage with customers consistently, regardless of location or device. However, legacy systems have hampered their transformation to today's digital world, leading to poor and inconsistent customer experience. Five9 Summer Release 2017 provides these global enterprises a complete omnichannel solution with a holistic view of their customers' journey across all touchpoints. Enterprises can easily engage with customers anywhere in the world, intelligently distributing interactions to the right agent regardless of location. Most importantly, Five9 delivers all these capabilities on a modular microservices-based architecture, enabling enterprises to maintain the rapid pace of innovation required to compete in today's fast-paced consumer centric world.

The Five9 Summer Release 2017 includes four key areas:

TIBCO Introduces Robust New TIBCO Cloud Offering

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TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced its TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration. TIBCO Cloud provides improved solutions for organizations completely hosted in the cloud, enabling business users with self-service functionality, while simultaneously reducing the burden on IT. These developments illustrate TIBCO's commitment to enhancing the customer experience, equipping them with advanced, intelligent technologies to become more productive, profitable, and innovative.

TIBCO Live Apps is an intuitive and easy-to-use solution that enables rapid delivery of smart business applications, built on powerful integration capabilities. Designed from the ground up to offer a unique user experience that requires no training, the solution provides a unique approach for digital business users. Key capabilities are also pre-built and can easily be customized for security or scalability, creating a tailored experience.