Cloud Service Providers

HyperGrid Enables Enterprises and Service Providers to Cloud Smarter With HyperCloud 6.0

HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management, is enabling enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to Cloud Smarter with HyperCloud 6.0, the next generation of the industry's first intelligent Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) platform. HyperCloud 6.0 helps enterprises and MSPs through their cloud journey with the addition of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program support, enhanced automation and turnkey compliance analysis and remediation, among other new features. With these updates, HyperCloud 6.0 allows organizations of all sizes to execute robust cloud migration projects; continuously optimize cloud consumption; automate security and compliance; and scale cloud operations to support business needs.

"Industry analysts have predicted that overall cloud adoption rates will increase from 58 percent two years ago to 85 percent in 2019. However, many businesses discover early-on that effective cloud adoption requires far more cloud planning, management and optimization expertise than they anticipated," said Nariman Teymourian, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at HyperGrid. "HyperGrid has seen strong demand for our HyperCloud platform from enterprises and MSPs alike as public cloud adoption continues to accelerate because we help them Cloud Smarter, reducing the pain and increasing the ROI of their digital transformation."

HyperCloud combines the power of machine learning and analytics for vastly superior cloud management capabilities. HyperCloud is different than other solutions on the market because the platform takes a proactive approach to cloud planning, cost management, governance, security and compliance for complete transparency into cloud operations without the guesswork. The platform eliminates the manual, complex and error-prone processes that can impede or derail cloud adoption and operational scaling with simple setup and workflows that require just a few clicks to get actionable insights.

Cloud Spectator Launches the World's Largest Automated Platform for Comparing Cloud Service Providers

Cloud Spectator, the authoritative Cloud benchmarking and consulting firm, launched the industry's first global Cloud Transparency Platform. The Cloud Transparency Platform is the world's largest automated Cloud services comparison platform - tracking monthly pricing on over 15,000 Cloud offerings in 50+ data centers from around the globe. Users can generate customized reports with biweekly performance and price-performance value benchmarks on over 200 virtual machines (VMs) in North America, Europe, and Asia.

According to Ken Balazs, CEO of Cloud Spectator, "As the Cloud market has matured, Providers have become increasingly sophisticated with service offerings and pricing strategies. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) price and performance varies widely, making it nearly impossible for consumers to compare prices, performance and overall value without additional insight or data analytics. The Cloud Transparency Platform is poised to bring much-needed transparency to the Cloud market."

Currently, the Cloud Transparency Platform provides data on fifteen Cloud Service Providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Softlayer, Alibaba Cloud, and Digital Ocean, just to name a few. Customized Cloud comparisons can be user selected and sorted based on key metrics including VM size, instance type, CPU, RAM, billing options, global regions, and many more.

Additional information about the Cloud Transparency Platform is available at: https://cloudspectator.com/cloud-service-provider-comparison/

TierPoint and CenturyLink offer enterprise SDN connectivity to major cloud service providers

To continue supporting enterprise IT infrastructure and connectivity needs, TierPoint and CenturyLink, Inc. announced that CenturyLink's Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections will be offered out of TierPoint data centers across the United States.

Thirty-five of 43 TierPoint data centers are now connected with fiber to CenturyLink's global network, with the majority already enabled with the SDN capability. This allows enterprise customers to quickly and easily establish highly scalable Ethernet connections directly to major cloud service providers and their enterprise locations.

Enterprises using TierPoint can turn up and down dedicated Ethernet connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS) locations across the globe, ranging in size from 10 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s in just a few minutes, and only pay for the time the network is used in hourly increments. If customers keep the connection up, it automatically reverts to a lower monthly billing rate. In addition, the connections can be scaled up and down dynamically as bandwidth needs fluctuate.

Utimaco Launches Cryptoserver Cloud: HSM as a Service for Secure Multi-Cloud Environments

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Utimaco, a leading manufacturer of Hardware Security Module (HSM) technology, is proud to announce the availability of its cloud HSM offering in Europe and Asia. With CryptoServer Cloud, the German hardware security specialist launches a uniquely flexible and customizable HSM as a Service. The solution enables Cloud Service Providers (CSP) independence and provides organizations in multi-cloud environments with security and flexibility. CryptoServer Cloud will hit Asian and European markets in early November.

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HITRUST Program Addresses Security Risks and Inefficiencies When Leveraging Cloud Service Providers

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To address the growing misunderstandings, risks and complexities when leveraging service providers, HITRUST is introducing a new program to clarify the roles and responsibilities regarding ownership and operation of security controls while automating and streamlining the assurance process when security controls are shared or inherited.

Protecting sensitive information is a challenge for any organization and even more so for organizations that leverage service providers. The risks associated with control failures by third party service providers - such as cloud hosting, platform-as-a-service, or a business process outsourcer - continue to increase as customers don't fully understand their responsibilities, coupled with the complexity of assessing security control effectiveness when control responsibility is shared.

The HITRUST Shared Responsibility Program will remove the guesswork, ambiguity and confusion in understanding the roles and responsibilities between customer and their service provider relating to shared and inherited controls by outlining data governance, information risk management and regulatory compliance requirements in clear, concise language.

Supermicro Announces New Cloud-Scale Enterprise Systems

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Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, announced that it is offering proven cloud-scale, enterprise system configurations including the multi-node BigTwin and SuperBlade along with a 1U Cloud Storage system.

These proven Supermicro cloud system configurations have already been deployed across the entire range of datacenter environments including cloud service providers (CSPs), media streaming, e-commerce, social, telecommunications, semiconductor, OpenStack, artificial intelligence (AI), content delivery networks (CDN), and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). These systems are cloud optimized for scale-out, high performance at maximum density and software defined storage. 

CloudLink Enables Colocation Customers of H5 Data Centers to Seamlessly Connect to Over 180 Cloud Service Providers

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H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced access to Zayo's CloudLink services from its data centers in Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle. Initially connecting to four H5 Data Centers locations, Zayo's CloudLink provides dedicated, high-performance bandwidth options, enabling secure connectivity directly to major public cloud providers.

Zayo's CloudLink provides on-ramps to the company's extensive fiber network, enabling global connectivity to the world's largest cloud services providers, thousands of on-net facilities, data centers and cloud service providers. H5's customers may choose traditional, aggregated bandwidth or FlexConnect, Zayo's usage-based Ethernet solution.