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Mirantis Launches Continuous Delivery Product based on Netflix's Spinnaker

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Mirantis announced the beta program for Mirantis Application Platform, based on the Spinnaker open source project. Mirantis Application Platform helps enterprises run applications in the public cloud, employing the approach pioneered by hyperscalers like Netflix and Google and commonly referred to as cloud-native continuous delivery.

Mirantis Application Platform is a standalone complement to Mirantis' infrastructure management offering based on OpenStack and Kubernetes, called Mirantis Cloud Platform.

"While it's easy to start using public cloud and get immediate benefits as a small team, getting ROI from cloud for a large enterprise requires streamlining the various processes, tools and security requirements across a diverse set of engineering silos," said Adrian Ionel, Mirantis CEO. "Mirantis Application Platform aims to address this challenge, enabling enterprises to maximize cloud ROI at scale through cloud native continuous delivery."

Mirantis Application Platform will help enterprises moving to AWS or GCE realize the following benefits:

Cloudistics Launches in EMEA to Fast-Track Growth and Expand Its Partner Program

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Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced its launch into the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region as demand for its private cloud with a premium experience spreads across the region. The entry into EMEA comes hot on the heels of the US launch of Cloudistics' "Accelerate" channel program; a three-pronged program tailored to the company's value-added resellers (VARs), Technology Alliance Partners (TAPs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), which is now being rolled out to partners in EMEA.

Distribution agreements are already in place with UK based Ignition Ltd and Securicom IT Solutions, a leading vendor of managed IT services on the African continent.

Cloudistics empowers organizations to declare their independence from public cloud by bringing the desired benefits of public cloud behind the firewall making private cloud implementation, deployment, operations and maintenance easy, consistent, predictable, repeatable and secure. Cloudistics provides a turnkey enterprise cloud that breaks the barriers of cloud adoption such as change management, complexity, competency, and unanticipated costs. Cloudistics Ignite is purposely engineered to provide a premium experience due to its "customer inspired design" that is composable, software-defined, clusterless scaling and easy to use web-based cloud management.

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other parameters, providing proactive alerting that allows the IT department to control and monitor the cloud environment. This visibility ensures that DevOps workbench users have access to the resources they need without overloading IT infrastructure. DevOps users can also set up their own alerting policies within their workbench for monitoring the virtual resources they are using.

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.