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Hedvig and Veeam Enable Enterprises to Modernize Their Backup Infrastructure

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Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, announced it has been tested as a Veeam Ready Repository. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform together with Veeam Backup & Replication not only provides high-availability, security, and broad application support, but also offers enterprises the flexibility of selecting any hardware or public cloud offering.

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a software-defined storage solution that allows businesses to create an elastic storage system built from low-cost, commodity server hardware to support any application, hypervisor, container or cloud. Hedvig is built with cloud-like provisioning and simplicity for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and seamlessly plugs into cloud orchestration solutions to deliver automated, on-demand storage provisioning at any scale.

Rackspace Announces VMware-based Private Cloud as a Service with "Pay-As-You-Go" Service

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Rackspace announced that it has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch the industry's first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware, with pay per use infrastructure.  This solution is an expansion of Rackspace's industry-leading managed private cloud portfolio, designed to create the optimal platform for enterprise applications.  The new offering will provide customers with utility-based services, where the cloud resources are located and managed from wherever they are needed: in the customer's data center, a colocation facility, or in a data center managed by Rackspace.

According to IDC, 80 percent of IT infrastructure will be bought on a pay-as-you-go basis by 2020.  The need for more economic pricing models and flexible capacity planning is growing rapidly. IT managers are more frequently faced with challenges such as managing unpredictable growth and bursts in workloads. In addition, they must deal with increased pressure from their development team to deploy services faster, all while budgets continue to shrink and they are forced to do more with less. By leveraging a "pay-as-you-go" model for private cloud, customers pay for what they use, allowing them to better handle erratic growth and bursts in workloads without paying for unnecessary fixed capacity or upfront equipment cost.

Virtustream Expands Partnership with SAP to Offer Data Hub on Virtustream Enterprise Cloud

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced an expanded partnership with SAP, becoming one of the first global cloud providers to offer the SAP Data Hub solution on the cloud via Virtustream Enterprise Cloud. Customers can now choose to deploy SAP Data Hub, which is a data operations management solution that enables data orchestration, pipelining, governance and agile sharing of all data across a connected data landscape, as an out-of-the-box solution.

From a single location, SAP Data Hub and Virtustream Enterprise Cloud allow customers to accelerate and expand the flow of data across their organization. Customers can get up and running quickly with a comprehensive solution that is installed, managed and maintained by Virtustream, giving IT teams more time to focus on solving strategic business problems.

Catalogic Teams with Storware in North America

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Catalogic Software, a developer of innovative data protection solutions, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Storware, Inc., a Polish provider of simplified data protection systems for businesses, to offer Storware data protection products in the North American market. In addition, Catalogic is taking an equity stake in Storware.

As part of this announcement, Catalogic is also announcing integration with Catalogic DPX backup software and its recently released vStor software-defined backup repository.

 

Megazone, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Signs Strategic Alliance with CloudPassage for Cloud Security Partnership

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Megazone, an AWS premier consulting partner and cloud-specialized company today announced a strategic alliance with CloudPassage for cloud-based security automation.

CloudPassage offers a SaaS-based workload security automation platform that on-demand delivery of security controls across data centers, private/public clouds, virtual machines and containers - at speed and scale. Unlike traditional security systems, Halo and its robust APIs integrate with popular CI/CD toolchains and processes, providing just-in-time feedback for fixing vulnerabilities early in the development cycle. This lets DevOps teams operate efficiently while providing security teams the validation they require without slowing the DevSecOps workflow. Halo easily integrates with popular infrastructure automation and orchestration platforms, allowing Halo to be easily deployed. CloudPassage works with many Fortune 500 customers and leading MSSPs to continuously monitor the security and compliance posture of their business critical workloads.

Secura Partners with HyTrust to Offer Robust Virtual Machine Level Data Encryption as a Service

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Secura announced a partnership with workload security specialist, HyTrust, to offer HyTrust DataControl virtual machine level encryption to customers as a service on flexible, monthly terms.

Fully managed by Secura, HyTrust DataControl can be delivered as either a stand-alone solution or as part of Secura's comprehensive Web Protect online security suite.

Many data encryption technologies will only encrypt on a platform level, or premium license editions of software would need to be purchased to access encryption, making them expensive options to implement, with lengthy minimum contract terms.

DataControl allows encryption at rest to be applied on a per virtual machine basis, so only those specific parts of a platform that hold sensitive or regulated data need to be encrypted, making it incredibly cost-effective for businesses to implement and protect their data.

Cylance, VMware Partnership Provides Security and Analytics Across Digital Workspace Environments in the Enterprise

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Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionized the antivirus and endpoint protection industry with true AI-powered prevention that blocks malware, fileless attacks and today's most advanced cyberthreats, today announced it has collaborated with VMware to support the Workspace ONE Trust Network.

The Workspace ONE Trust Network gives organizations a comprehensive and modern security model across the digital workspace to secure their users, applications, endpoints and networks. The approach combines insights from VMware's intelligence-driven Workspace ONE platform with trusted security partner solutions, such as Cylance, to deliver predictive and automated security. The partnership will be able to provide customers that want to prevent malware infections with the ability to deploy Cylance from directly inside the Workspace ONE platform. Additionally, it will give IT administrators the ability to gain security insights, deliver ongoing security risk monitoring, and automated mitigation response.

RISC Networks and Velostrata Team Up to Deliver End-to-End Cloud Journey Solution

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RISC Networks and Velostrata announce joint integration to deliver the best-in-class cloud migration solution. Successful cloud migrations almost always require a collaborative effort. Cloud migration occurs through several different, but crucial, phases, and require an end-to-end solution which leverages the right software and partners from beginning to end.

RISC Networks ITOA Platform is implemented for the first and final phases of the migration process: discovery and migration planning to start, and migration validation after the move. You can't successfully move applications and related databases without gaining a complete picture of how everything is interconnected. The RISC Networks Platform allows you to discover all in-scope devices, automatically create application stacks and quickly see the level of effort (rscore) required to move a stack. Additionally, IT professionals can rationalize their applications, evaluate cost and resource estimates, and create a cloud migration plan within the platform. At this point, users (automatically) convert the Asset Report from the RISC Networks Portal into a Velostrata automation runbook. Through the implementation of the Velostrata runbook, users can automatically migrate their on-premises workloads and applications into the cloud based on the sequence and instance types (among other customer desired variables) defined in their runbook.

Unitrends Extends Cloud Backup Solutions with Spanning Partnership

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Unitrends, the global leader of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, today announced expanded cloud backup solutions for Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and Salesforce through a new technology partnership with Spanning Cloud Apps. This key partnership between two leaders in cloud backup will enable customers to protect critical software-as-as-service (SaaS) data without slowing performance or overburdening their IT staff.

"Both Unitrends and Spanning enable enterprises to have peace of mind about their data by providing enterprise-class backup and recovery software that's well designed and easy to use," said Paul Brady, CEO of Unitrends. "As our customers increasingly rely on cloud-based SaaS applications, their data protection needs could become more complex. Spanning Backup solutions reduce that complexity by bringing Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce into our portfolio of data protection."

Dropbox and Google Cloud Partner to Deliver Cross-Platform Integrations

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Dropbox today announced a partnership with Google Cloud to deliver a more unified home for work. Working with Google Cloud, Dropbox plans to develop a series of cross-platform integrations that connect G Suite cloud productivity tools and content (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts) with its global collaboration platform. These integrations will be made accessible for all Dropbox users. As a result:

  • Users will be able to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files that live in Dropbox.
  • From within Dropbox, users will have the option to open and edit compatible files directly in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Dropbox Business administrators will be able to manage Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files just like any other content that lives in Dropbox.