Managed Services

HYCU Introduces Purpose-built Data Protection for Google Cloud Platform

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HYCU, Inc., a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for next-generation Enterprise Clouds, today announced its latest innovation, HYCU for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), a fully managed backup as a service for customers running their mission critical applications and virtual machines (VMs) on Google Cloud. Now Google Cloud users and service providers looking for an easy-to-adopt Backup as a Service, can subscribe to HYCU for GCP right from the GCP Marketplace.

"Building on the strategic technology development work we have done with Nutanix, our latest introduction provides a purpose-built data protection solution for Google Cloud users that need a powerful yet easy to use managed service," said Simon Taylor, CEO at HYCU. "With HYCU for Google Cloud Platform, we're introducing a cost-effective and purpose-built solution. No longer do users have to settle for legacy backup solutions that do not provide exactly what they need. Now, they can reap the full benefits of Google Cloud without having to sacrifice simplicity or the power of the platform."

HYCU is a fully managed data protection service for GCP. Google Cloud users gain the following benefits:

FileCloud Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program

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FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sync and Sharing Solution (EFSS), today announced the launch of the FileCloud Online partner program. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now resell FileCloud Online, a customizable, secure EFSS fully hosted by FileCloud. Delivering data ownership, residency and control with compliance in Canada, APAC or Europe, FileCloud Online is the only hybrid cloud offering in the market that offers direct, low latency access to on-premise windows file servers and the cloud for remote access.

"File sharing and collaboration is a core use case for any organization," said Venkat Ramasamy, COO, FileCloud. "FileCloud Online outperforms rival EFSS solutions and delivers MSPs with the opportunity to capture market potential netting greater user satisfaction, customer retention and higher margins."

Crayon Recognized as Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider

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Crayon, a global leader in Software Asset Management (SAM) and Cloud Economics, has achieved a significant milestone in being recognized as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP).

As customers move to the public cloud with increasing pace, they need partners with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience to guide them. Inclusion in the Azure Expert MSP program is awarded to partners that meet a stringent set of requirements, including verified proof of excellence in customer delivery and technical expertise, and the successful completion of an independent audit of their managed services, people, processes and technologies.
 

SolarWinds MSP Launches MSP Pulse Benchmarking Tool for MSPs

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SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to IT solution providers and MSPs, has today launched MSP Pulse, a benchmarking tool that is designed to enable managed service providers to effectively understand the health of their business, with deep insight into opportunity areas for new investment, and an understanding of how they rank against their peers.

MSP Pulse was developed in partnership with The 2112 Group, a leading business-strategy firm focused on improving the performance of technology companies' direct and indirect channels. With the new tool, MSPs answer a few questions that drive a customized, comprehensive report. It details:

Axis Communications Launches Cloud-Based Managed Services Platform

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Security service providers, alarm central stations and their dealers seeking a competitive advantage can now offer an end-to-end managed service that includes remote monitoring via the newly launched AXIS Guardian solution.

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, designed the platform to integrate with a provider's existing alarm monitoring software-the video data is processed on the edge by Axis and then stored in the cloud or locally. By using AXIS Guardian's centralized device management, providers can maintain and manage their clients' systems remotely while delivering stable and reliable monitoring to their end customers, without the overhead of maintenance or installation.

Rackspace Extends Managed Security to Google Cloud Platform

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Rackspace announced today that Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available for preview to new and existing customers that use Rackspace Managed Services for GCP. Companies using GCP can now benefit from the additional security capabilities provided by Rackspace Managed Security (RMS) to deliver enhanced breach detection and remediation, helping minimize the time cyber criminals spend in an environment and limit overall impact to the business.

With Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP, Rackspace is now a leading managed security services provider that offers services on all of the major public cloud platforms. In IDC's 2017 CloudView Survey of over 6,000 enterprise respondents, nearly 50 percent indicated concerns about security in the cloud, and about 40 percent cited superior security capabilities available from service providers as a major incentive to move to the cloud. With RMS, Rackspace security experts help customers with strategic planning for best practice multi-cloud security, tactical day-to-day security monitoring and threat analysis to deter, detect and respond to potential threats around the clock.

Is Your Infrastructure Costing You Too Much

Article Written by Adnan Raja, Vice President of Marketing, Atlantic.Net

When you look at the statistics for information technology worldwide, you can understand why getting infrastructure costs down is such a key concern. IT spending worldwide was projected at $3.41 trillion for 2016 by industry analyst Gartner. Computers have simply become increasingly important business tools, and that is backed up by different buying patterns over time. In 1990, 15 million computers were shipped; in 2015, 65 million computers shipped per quarter.

While technology is critical to your success, your organization may still be spending too much on its backend. In this article, we look at the cost of not using cloud, why managed services make sense in 2017, and - most importantly - security as a critical factor in cost-containment.

Cost of not using cloud

 

AHEAD Launches CoPilot, A New Managed Service for the Public Cloud

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AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, announced today the release of its new managed service, CoPilot, which will monitor and optimize public cloud environments. The company officially unveiled CoPilot at AWS re:Invent 2017, as AWS will be the initial focus of the service (AHEAD is exhibiting at Booth #2122).

While there is incredible momentum around public cloud adoption, enterprises often find that the combination of enthusiasm and lack of qualified staff lead to unintended negative consequences. These include spikes in billings from new resources being deployed across their businesses and configuration missteps that can leave companies exposed to potential data breaches.

The CoPilot service delivers reports, dashboards, alerts and benchmarks, and integrates them with guidance from AHEAD cloud experts to provide actionable insights in three areas:

DXC Technology Announces Service Offerings for Microsoft Azure to Enable Digital Transformation in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

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DXC Technology announced new application and managed service offerings for Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack that provide a wide range of services to accelerate and efficiently scale digital strategies across both public and private clouds. 

"Enterprises and public sector clients are facing increasing business pressures and regulatory changes that are accelerating the need for flexible, scalable cloud solutions," said Dan Hushon, senior vice president, chief technology officer, DXC Technology. "They need to optimize operations and performance across platforms to decrease costs and increase agility - all while maintaining compliance.

"The services we're announcing today help clients with their Microsoft Azure strategies by providing the specialized tools, methods and skills needed to build, modernize, transform and migrate applications," Hushon continued. "They demonstrate commitment to strengthen our relationship with Microsoft to deliver services for Azure that empower enterprises to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape."

Orange Business Services Strengthens Its International Cloud Strategy with New Public Cloud Services for Multinational Corp

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Orange Business Services is accelerating its international cloud strategy with a new global public cloud offering that includes advice, auditing, integration and managed services for cloud infrastructure and applications. The services, delivered in partnership with Huawei, complement the existing Orange private cloud portfolio and will help enterprises in their digital transformation initiatives.

The principal aim of the international cloud strategy is to help multinational corporations (MNCs) migrate their legacy enterprise applications to the cloud and ensure that their infrastructure and applications are available in all geographic regions in which they need to be hosted.

The new cloud services will roll out across Western Europe and Southeast Asia in April 2017, followed by the US in October 2017. The Middle East and Africa are scheduled for 2018.