Multi-Cloud

Juniper Networks Delivers EVPN-VXLAN Fabric to Connect Enterprise Data Center and Campus Networks

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Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced the expansion of its campus portfolio, including extending EVPN-VXLAN fabric to the campus, enabling a common architecture for campus and data center fabrics by unifying disparate architectures. Through this unification, Juniper Networks is providing the building blocks for an enterprise-wide fabric, a key component in building a simple, secure and automated multicloud. Juniper also announced enhancements to its branch portfolio with new capabilities in its Contrail SD-WAN solution, utilizing NFX SeriesSRX Series and vSRX Series WAN Edge devices combined with Contrail Service Orchestration. 

Most enterprises have separate campus and data center networks, leveraging entirely different architectures to provide connectivity across the two domains. This leads to divergent operations, which inhibits enterprises' attempts to unify their infrastructure under a common operational umbrella. With Juniper's new EVPN-VXLAN campus architecture, enterprises can build campus networks using the same protocols that are popular in the most stable and efficient data centers that exist today.

 

ThousandEyes Launches Multi-Cloud Network Intelligence

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As companies increasingly rely on multiple public cloud platforms to deliver applications or services, ThousandEyes announced Network Intelligence coverage for multi-cloud environments. Now, organizations leveraging any combination of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have the ability to measure and visualize application and network-layer performance metrics on a cloud-to-cloud, Internet-to-cloud and inter-region basis. Companies gain immediate and comprehensive visibility into every service delivery path in a multi-cloud environment, allowing them to overcome the complex operational challenges of multi-cloud deployments, accelerate cloud adoption and deliver superior digital experiences.

"Multi-cloud is the new enterprise architecture reality. At Equinix, our customers rely on our global platform of interconnection and data center solutions to bring together multiple networks and providers by providing an easy, fast and secure onramp to hybrid multi-cloud and digital ecosystems," said Ryan Mallory, senior vice president of Global Solutions Enablement for Equinix. "ThousandEyes has pioneered a solution that enables both application and internet-aware network visibility into every major cloud platform and their interdependencies, which empowers our customers to see every network like it's their own, and helps us deliver on our mission of cultivating powerful digital ecosystems on a global scale."

BlueData Introduces New Innovations for AI and Machine Learning in Hybrid or Multi-Cloud Deployments

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BlueData, provider of the leading Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, today announced the new summer release for BlueData EPIC. This release builds upon BlueData's innovations in running large-scale distributed analytics and machine learning (ML) workloads on Docker containers, with new functionality to deliver even greater agility and cost savings for enterprise Big Data and AI initiatives. 

Last spring, BlueData introduced support for hybrid cloud environments - leveraging the inherent infrastructure portability and flexibility of Docker containers. This past fall, BlueData delivered a major new release that added deep learning (DL), GPU acceleration, and multi-cloud support to the container-based BlueData EPIC platform. And last month, BlueData announced a new turnkey solution to accelerate AI and ML / DL deployments in the enterprise.

 

Avi Networks Delivers 'Elasticity Everywhere' With Zero Code Automation for Multi-Cloud Environments

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Avi Networks, the next-gen application delivery platform, launched new features today that make it easy for enterprises to automate the deployment and scaling of applications in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Enhancements to Avi's integration with datacenter management platforms, Ansible and Terraform, paired with Avi's machine learning capabilities let IT teams provision infrastructure resources and application services without the need to code complex logic. This solution can be deployed across the largest cloud providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, as well as private data centers.

Until now, enterprises had to manually configure applications and use custom scripts to provision resources within their environments. The architectural innovations in Avi's platform remove this hurdle to deliver best-in-class automation, elasticity, and self-service. As demand increases for an application, Avi can automatically spin up additional servers, cloud infrastructure, network resources, and application services for the application.

Veritas Expands Cloud-Based Data Protection With Bolstered Capabilities for Google Cloud Customers

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Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced Veritas CloudPoint 2.0, the second release of the company's snapshot-based data protection technology, now certified by Veritas for the Google Cloud Platform.

Veritas CloudPoint 2.0 adds enhanced data protection to Google Cloud's native snapshot capabilities, providing joint customers with increased simplicity, improved search capabilities and enhanced protection of new workloads and applications in multi-cloud environments.

A year ago, as part of a global strategic partnership, Veritas announced a number of technology integrations to advance data management capabilities for Google Cloud Platform customers. Today, as more enterprise customers choose Google Cloud for its core infrastructure, data analytics and machine learning capabilities, they also understand the need for an equally advanced and cloud-native way to ensure their data is protected and easily recoverable within Google Cloud.

Zerto Introduces Multi-Cloud IT Resilience Platform with Virtual Replication 6.0

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Zerto releases its answer for those seeking a single platform for disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility to, from and between multiple clouds for continuous availability. Today, it announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 6.0, the industry's first IT Resilience Platform for multi-cloud that delivers disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility in a single solution, ensuring businesses have continuous data availability. 

ZVR 6.0 delivers inter-cloud workload mobility and protection between Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and more than 350 cloud service providers; enabling control and flexibility to move to, from and between any combination of clouds. By combining continuous replication, automated orchestration and enterprise-class scalability, the Zerto platform increases business agility and simplifies IT operations. 

BMC Integrates AWS Service Catalog with BMC Digital Workplace for Simplified Access to Cloud Services

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BMC
, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced it has integrated AWS Service Catalog into the BMC service catalog, part of the BMC Digital Workplace solution, delivering one-click self-service to the products and services employees need to be productive. The collaboration builds on BMC's existing efforts to help customers move enterprise workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) faster in a secure, low-risk, and cost-effective way. The BMC Digital Workplace solution becomes the single interface for customers to provision AWS as well as industry-leading multi-cloud management and IT service management solutions from BMC. 

"A key focus of our multi-cloud management strategy is to empower our customers to migrate and utilize cloud services easier and more confidently," said Bill Berutti, President, Enterprise Solutions at BMC. "Integrating AWS Service Catalog into our service catalog, alongside BMC's industry-leading solutions, reduces complexity and enables one-stop shopping for enterprise cloud service provisioning and management. We're excited about this significant step in our relationship with AWS, and to showcase this integrated service catalog at AWS Sales Kickoff 2018."

Cisco Accelerates Multicloud Journey with HyperFlex Platform Innovations

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Cisco announced platform innovations for Cisco HyperFlex with the 3.0 software release that delivers performance and simplicity for any application, on any cloud, at any scale.  Enhancements include support for Microsoft Hyper-V, stretch clusters, containers, and new multicloud services that enable applications to be deployed, monitored and managed in any cloud. The result is a platform that uniquely enables development and deployment of both traditional and cloud-native applications on a common hyperconverged platform.

Cisco HyperFlex: The Power to Simplify More
Other hyperconverged solutions neglect the crucial roles that networking and distributed file systems play in the performance and scaling of clustered servers. Cisco redefined hyperconvergence with a complete end-to-end approach that engineers high performance server and networking technology, with a purpose-built filesystem. The result is industry leading performance that enables customers to efficiently support a broader array of applications, including databases and mission critical ERP workloads. 

Containership Announces Overlaycloud Public Beta

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Containership, a company rooted in making hybrid and multi-cloud computing simple, is expanding their offering with the announcement of the public beta release of Overlaycloud. While the service is currently still invite only, interested parties can sign up to gain exclusive first access to the low cost cloud and edge computing platform beginning today.

Overlaycloud has partnered with several data centers to help monetize and take advantage of their unused computing power. The end result is top tier servers at bottom dollar pricing for the consumer, and availability zones in regions that the big cloud providers don't currently operate in.

New Global Research Reveals Keys to Unlocking Successful Multi-Cloud Adoption

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VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, in association with MIT Technology Review Custom, today revealed findings from a new global study focused on the adoption of multi-cloud environments. The research, "After Deployment Storms, Skies Turn Sunny For Multi-Cloud Environments," analyzed the attitude of more than 1,300 global IT decision makers in large enterprises toward cloud adoption.

A multi-cloud strategy is becoming more commonplace across a variety of organizations, regardless of the industry. Complications around vendor lock-in, data sovereignty, innovation and the need for workload-specific services are driving organizations to leverage multiple clouds to achieve business success. The study finds that while there are inherent challenges in deployment, the benefits are too consequential and only get better over time.