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HID Global Launches Cloud Platform To Help Create a Worldwide Innovation Ecosystem for the Connected Workplace

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced the availability of its HID Origo cloud platform that opens a brand-new world of opportunities for partners to create more seamless and intuitive workplace experiences that are built on HID's proven access control infrastructure. The platform combines HID's technologies for mobile IDs (and location services in the future) with its expansive access control architecture to bring together physical security and a wide range of building applications, services and IoT use cases via a unified cloud experience.

"HID Origo lays the foundation for a broad ecosystem of cloud-based access control technologies, products, services and business models that will accelerate workplace innovation; it dramatically increases our partners' capabilities to create more connected and seamless building experiences for end users," said Hilding Arrehed, Vice President of Cloud Services, Physical Access Control, with HID Global. "The platform will remove integration barriers between access control systems and smart building applications, and we will continue to expand its value with capabilities that further improve how people securely move through a facility and interact with its services."

HARMAN Ignite 3.0 Automotive Cloud Platform Expands Ecosystem for New Immersive Connected Experiences

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today launched the new HARMAN Ignite 3.0, an automotive digital ecosystem for OEMs - a solution that brings the benefits of connected life into the vehicle.

With HARMAN Ignite 3.0 ecosystem, automakers can leverage this platform to offer drivers smart features such as a vehicle-centric marketplace, an automotive-based virtual assistant and enhanced navigation with point-of-interest (POI) search and intelligent personalization - directly in their vehicles.

In addition, HARMAN Ignite 3.0's digital ecosystem equips Automobile OEMs with a seamless, secure and cost-effective way to introduce and regularly update these features for their customers. Consumers can enjoy a smarter driving experience that keeps pace with technology as it evolves - and OEMs can create new digital revenue streams by providing in-vehicle services that keep customers satisfied.

Virtustream Launches Industry-Leading Cloud Automation and Security Capabilities for Enterprise Customers

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced a major upgrade to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud that includes significant cloud automation and security enhancements, which enable enterprises the unprecedented ability to automate key tasks while maintaining security levels - a multi-part process that previously required manual oversight. This technology evolution builds on Virtustream's expertise in delivering highly scalable, secure and high-performance cloud services for mission critical enterprise applications.

The enhancements also feature a foundationally new version of the xStream cloud management software platform including an enhanced architecture and application programming interface (API), in addition to the ability to address many of the specific challenges presented when migrating and managing enterprise applications in the cloud.

"Enterprise applications and workloads require special handling and care," said Deepak Patil, SVP, Product and Technology, Virtustream. "Historically, enterprise cloud customers had constraints that precluded them from flexibility and conveniences- such as quick provisioning-that are leveraged by cloud consumers with less complex use cases. This was primarily due to concerns about security, backups, monitoring and other issues. Virtustream's new enhancements simplify and automate the most complex actions delivering immediate value to customers."

Cloudistics Announces Record Customer Adoption of Disruptive All-inclusive, Pre-architected Private Cloud

Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced record customer adoption of its Cloudistics platform over legacy infrastructure. Cloudistics has gone beyond the limits of legacy virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructures with a full-fledged private cloud that offers a premium experience for organizations that want to escape the status quo and transform IT service delivery within their organization. The company saw a 400% growth in customer adoption over legacy models from last year to this year.

"Cloudistics is a remarkable shift in experience from what we had previously," said Phillip Langeberg, Corporate IT Director of Massanutten. "We needed something that would not only save us money but work for the long haul and coupled with the white glove treatment we received, it was more than what we expected. From accelerated time to value, less pressure on our IT organization, streamlined support, and better safety in the case of downtime, even our major updates take very little time or effort."

ZeroStack Delivers AI-as-a-Service

ZeroStack, creators of a self-driving cloud that lets users focus on their businesses, today announced that administrators of its Self-Driving Cloud platform can provide single-click deployment of GPU resources and deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, and MXNet, taking care of all the OS and CUDA library dependencies so users can focus on AI development. Furthermore, users can enable GPU acceleration with dedicated access to multiple GPU resources for an order-of-magnitude faster inference latency and user responsiveness. GPUs within hosts can be shared across users in a multi-tenant manner.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning products and solutions are quickly becoming commonplace and are shaping our experiences in computing like no other time in history, and AI applications and solutions are now more viable than ever with the availability of modern machine learning and deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Caffe, etc., along with access to GPUs that are built specifically to perform parallel operations on large amounts of data. However, one significant challenge remains: deploying, configuring, and executing these complex tools and managing their interdependencies and versioning and compatibility with servers and GPUs.

E8 Storage Partners with Clustar Technology, Expanding into APAC

E8 Storage has officially launched into the APAC region by partnering with AI cloud service provider, Clustar Technology. E8 Storage continues to grow its global partner base and expand its international presence in high performance computing with its shared NVMe storage platform for customers who need high performance and low latency for data intensive applications.

Zivan Ori, co-founder and CEO of E8 Storage elaborated, "Clustar Technology is delivering an innovative and successful service in the industry with its AI cloud platform, and the partnership with E8 Storage cements our continued international expansion. By working with Clustar Technology, we are enabled to offer a unique proposition by delivering industry leading performance for organizations that are on their AI journey."

Nutanix Introduces Xi Cloud Services for the Modern Multicloud Era

Nutanix, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the general availability of Xi Cloud Services, a new suite of offerings designed to create a more unified fabric across different cloud environments, that gives IT teams the freedom to run their applications on the optimal platform, not restricted by technology limitations. Xi Cloud Services is comprised of five distinct offerings at launch, including Xi Leap, a native extension of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform providing disaster recovery as a service.

A seamless hybrid cloud that allows IT to make strategic workload placement decisions is the goal of many businesses. In fact, according to Gartner, "a multicloud strategy can help a customer gain access to a broader range of capabilities, especially bleeding-edge innovative capabilities." But identifying the best of public and private cloud deployments and knitting them together for a seamless experience is hard, and too often results in siloes of infrastructure spread out across various on-prem and public cloud deployments. This complexity forces companies to experiment with new workloads in public clouds while keeping traditional enterprise applications in the private cloud datacenter, even if those workloads would be more efficient in the public cloud.

According to the recent Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index, enterprise workloads running in both private and public clouds are expected to jump nearly 20% in the next two years. Through Xi Cloud Services, Nutanix makes it easier for companies to integrate cloud services into their multicloud deployments, whether by natively extending their Nutanix environment beyond the boundaries of a traditional datacenter or by finally gaining the visibility and insight into their infrastructure deployments across platforms to monitor costs and ensure compliance.

Druva Cloud Platform Brings Advanced Disaster Recovery and Governance Capabilities to AWS Workloads

Druva, Inc. today announced significant updates to Druva CloudRanger, Druva's data protection solution for AWS workloads, including the industry's first advanced automated disaster recovery, legal-hold, and file level search. Part of Druva Cloud Platform, these enhancements enable businesses utilizing AWS cloud environments to protect against unplanned events, better manage the lifecycle of their data and respond rapidly to compliance and legal data inquiries.

As enterprises continue to migrate application workloads to the cloud, ensuring disaster recovery and managing underlying data governance has become a critical need. Traditional on-premises systems have become too costly and complex, and fall short in addressing cloud architectures. Emerging cloud-based systems, however, are not immune to system corruption, user errors, outages or malicious attacks and can be difficult to manage for compliance or legal needs given the distributed nature. With Druva CloudRanger, enterprises are now able to ensure business continuity, minimize production environment impact and meet increasing compliance regulations across their AWS workloads through a single solution.

"The needs of today's businesses, increasingly taking place in the cloud, have surpassed the capabilities of yesterday's on-premises systems," said David Gildea, vice president of product and general manager, Druva CloudRanger. "With growing data footprints, Druva CloudRanger automated disaster recovery, governance, and deep level searches bring AWS users powerful control and manageability in a scalable, reliable SaaS solution. These enhancements will ensure enterprises achieve both business continuity and reduce the risks of their data in the cloud."

 

ZeroStack Debuts Storage Controls on Its Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, creators of a self-driving cloud that lets users focus on their businesses, announced that administrators of its Self-Driving Cloud platform can now implement flexible storage controls that prevent over-consumption of storage by individual users or VMs.

MSPs and enterprises share storage pools across customers or end users in a cloud environment, and this can lead to over-consumption by a particular customer or VM, potentially removing capacity from the cluster that was expected by other users. With its new storage controls, ZeroStack gives cloud administrators the power to set, read and write IOPS capacity limits on VMs or customers to provide real-time caps that control over-consumption.

"Whether individual users or VMs, storage hogs can make life difficult for other cloud users in a shared environment," said Michael Lin, director of product management at ZeroStack. "Our new storage controls implement limits on storage hogs to ensure fair access to resources by all users and VMs."

Druva Breaks the Data Center to Cloud Barrier

Druva Inc., a global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the Druva Cloud Platform, Druva's Data Management-as-a-Service solution, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowball Edge. This solution allows enterprises to freely move data between on-premises and cloud without the lock-in, complexity, and cost of legacy hardware, enabling them to speed up their infrastructure to cloud transition.

Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud infrastructure for application services. According to Druva's recent survey, data protection is a key motivator for a transition to the cloud, with 85 percent recognizing the need given the cloud's scalability, distributed architecture, and added resiliency. However, even as this transition takes place, businesses require short recovery times for mission-critical services on-premises, which forces organizations to maintain older, complicated systems for rapid recovery.

AWS Snowball Edge is a data migration and edge computing device with 100TB of capacity and support for computing tasks via built-in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS Lambda function capabilities. Druva is using these advanced capabilities to facilitate a fast transition of data to and from the cloud. Enterprises get the benefits of workload mobility and the advantages of advanced cloud services like disaster recovery and replication -- improving their overall business continuity SLAs without the need for dedicated appliances or secondary storage devices. Pre-packaged with Druva's cloud data management technology and delivered directly from AWS to the customer, organizations experience a true as-a-service offering, simplifying provisioning and management, at no additional cost.