Partnerships

Virtustream Teams Up with Pivotal to Enable Rapid Deployment of Cloud-Native Apps

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced a collaboration with Pivotal to provide a fully managed, enterprise-class cloud service for customers building and deploying applications with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world's most powerful cloud-native platforms.

Designed to pair Virtustream's leading enterprise-class cloud and managed services with the widely popular Pivotal Cloud Foundry cloud-native application development platform, the single instance, hosted service provides an alternative to general purpose public cloud offerings. This enables organizations to quickly build and deploy applications, while delivering capabilities that enhance developer productivity, ensure high availability and security, and provide operational control, all of which are necessities in developing innovative software solutions.

"To compete in today's markets, enterprise customers require the ability to develop and deploy their applications at a faster clip," said Kevin Reid, president and chief technology officer, Virtustream. "Virtustream Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service enables organizations to utilize one of the most popular developer platforms on the market today to deploy into a secure, enterprise-class cloud, while offloading the management of the environment to Virtustream."

Global Cloud Xchange & Alibaba Cloud join forces for new cloud project

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Alibaba Cloud is the cloud computing division of Alibaba Group. The Chinese company has teamed up with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) for a new mission: to provide direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connect via GCX’s CLOUD X Fusion in Singapore. Global Cloud Xchange is a subsidiary of Reliance communications and operates in more than 160 countries.

“As the Cloud revolution continues and innovation becomes even more rapid and breath-taking, we see an exponential growth in connectivity requirements and robust infrastructure especially with the rapidly evolving Internet ecosystem in China,” comments Bill Barney, CEO, Reliance Communications and Global Cloud Xchange...

Microsoft signs Adobe for Azure cloud computing services

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Tech giants Microsoft and Adobe today announced a major partnership to promote the use of each other's cloud-computing tools among their mutual customers. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, called the deal a "massive mileston," in an appearance here with Shantanu Narayen, his Adobe counterpart.

The deal follows a pact last year that linked some Adobe products to Microsoft's customer relationship management tools. Cloud-computing, a growing business in which companies increasingly turn to rented, web-based infrastructure to run their software instead of their own back room servers, has a been a showcase of Microsoft's newfound willingness to partner with erstwhile competitors...

Cloud Computing: Mirantis Forges Closer Ties with SUSE to Promote OpenStack

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Mirantis wants to become the "one-stop shop" for users of OpenStack on enterprise Linux. The company this week announced a new partnership with SUSE, adding another Linux option alongside its existing Red Hat and CentOS offerings. Mirantis is a major distributor of OpenStack, the open source platform for building cloud infrastructure on top of a Linux-based operating system.

Mirantis seeks to distinguish itself in the crowded OpenStack market by delivering what it calls a "pure-play" OpenStack distribution, allowing users to deploy any type of Linux platform in conjunction with OpenStack. While Mirantis can support any Linux distribution, it has now forged closer ties with SUSE, which develops SUSE Linux Enterprise Server...

Bynet to Market and Implement Stratoscale Symphony to Bring Cloud Capabilities to the Data Center

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Bynet Data Communications Ltd. today announced a partnership with Stratoscale, the software company revolutionizing the data center, to deliver comprehensive, flexible and scalable data center cloud solutions to its customers in the organizational sector. As part of the agreement, Bynet will execute the marketing, sale, presale, assimilation and maintenance of Stratoscale’s solution. 

Stratoscale’s 360 degrees partner program, PartnerFirst, was created with an all-inclusive approach to maximize partner’s technology, products and services with the goal of bringing mutual benefits to customers and partners. By partnering with Stratoscale, Bynet is bringing new innovation to market and delivering value to its customers by leading them into the next generation of private cloud data centers. Bynet has already assimilated Stratoscale’s solution into the core of its own cloud platform.

GE Brings Industrial Tech to Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform

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Microsoft and General Electric (GE) have announced a new partnership to bring the latter’s Predix platform to Microsoft's Azure enterprise cloud service. The agreement combines GE’s software tools for collecting data from industrial machines with Microsoft's computing platform for building, deploying, and managing applications and services in the cloud.

The move is only the first step in what is planned to be a broad strategic collaboration to eventually allow customers around the world to capture intelligence from industrial assets while taking advantage of Microsoft's enterprise cloud applications, the companies said. The announcement was made today at Microsoft's 2016 Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto...

Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing

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Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan today announced that they have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world. In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads.

To help organizations in Japan capitalize on this opportunity and confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services - such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud – will be powered by Fujitsu's datacenters in Japan. Under the new strategic alliance, Fujitsu will work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world...

Datapipe And Microsoft Team To Drive Cloud Adoption Across Asia-Pacific

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Datapipe, a leading provider of managed hosting and cloud services for the enterprise, has teamed up with Microsoft to drive the ease of cloud adoption among businesses in Hong Kong and broader Asia-Pacific. Datapipe has been recognized by Microsoft as a Direct Partner in its Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Program in Hong Kong. This makes Datapipe one of only four Direct CSP Partners in Hong Kong.

Datapipe’s managed services are now available to enterprises on Microsoft’s cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and hybrid cloud across Asia-Pacific. Datapipe works closely with Microsoft and its clients to help them manage Microsoft cloud migration, deployment and management – driving up the ease of cloud adoption through its award-winning managed services...

SugarCRM Teams With IBM Cloud To Boost Security and Control

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IBM and longtime partner SugarCRM announced today that companies now have the option of running the Sugar customer relationship management (CRM) platform across IBM’s worldwide network of cloud data centers. That arrangement promise security-rich cloud environments, data isolation and performance, SugarCRM said. Based in Cupertino, Calif., SugarCRM produces the Web application Sugar, a CRM system available in both open source and commercial open source applications. A typical end user for Sugar is in a regulated industry such as banking, healthcare or financial services.

Partnership Means New Offerings

By choosing IBM Cloud, Sugar can be deployed across bare metal cloud servers, dedicated off-premises clouds or private cloud environments behind the firewall, according to SugarCRM. IBM Cloud is the only cloud company to offer SugarCRM customers those options. Organizations will also gain access to on-demand, scalable computing power, a global footprint, and a fast, private network via IBM's 46 cloud data centers worldwide, according to a statement from the companies...

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Cloud Computing: AWS launches Migration Competency list of approved partner ecosystem

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched AWS Migration Competency, a list of more than 30 long-standing partners in cloud delivery, consulting, mobility and more to help customers with deeper migrations. With the AWS Partner Competency Program, which has validated that each partner has demonstrable expertise in helping enterprise customers migrate applications and infrastructure to AWS, the IaaS giant aims to reduce the complexity of adoption, with delivery partners including Cognizant and Accenture among others.

Kate Miller, AWS strategic communications manager, wrote in a company blog post: “Workload migration is a key milestone of the customer journey on AWS, and helping customers map out a clear and comprehensive migration strategy is a top priority in which AWS Partner Network partners can provide enormous support...