Partnerships

GE Brings Industrial Tech to Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform

Grazed from CIO-Today. Author: Jeff Cozza.

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

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

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

Grazed from CSO. Author: Editorial Staff.

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

Grazed from TopTechNews. Author: Dan Heilman.

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

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

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...

Amazon scored yet another huge win from its newfound buddy, Salesforce

Grazed from BusinessInsider. Author: Eugene Kim.

Salesforce and Amazon Web Services just announced a new deal that will take their renewed partnership efforts a step further. According to AWS, Salesforce has picked Amazon's cloud computing service as its "preferred public cloud infrastructure provider" for its international expansion plans.

That means Salesforce will start using AWS across all of its core products, such as Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and App Cloud, for parts of its international services. Until now, Salesforce has run the majority of its workload in its own data centers, except for its app development platform Heroku and parts of its new Internet of Things Cloud service...

Advanced Clustering Technologies Partners with CD-adapco to Offer STAR-CCM+® In the Cloud

Grazed from Virtual-Strategy. Author: PR Announcement.

Advanced Clustering Technologies, a leading manufacturer of high performance computing solutions, today announced it has partnered with CD-adapco to offer the company’s industry-leading engineering simulation software solution, STAR-CCM+®, to customers using Advanced Clustering’s on demand HPC cluster in the cloud, ACTnowHPC.

“We’re pleased to announce that our HPC cloud now makes STAR-CCM+® immediately accessible to engineers who purchase the license from CD-adapco,” said Kyle Sheumaker, President of Advanced Clustering Technologies. “With STAR-CCM+®, we’re making it easier than ever for our customers to enhance workflow productivity in order to discover better designs faster.”...

Cisco inks cloud sales deal with Pivotal

Grazed from StreetInsider. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cisco Systems Inc. has struck a deal with Pivotal Software Inc to offer each other's products in the cloud arena, a sign the giant network company is looking to work with others as it tries to build its presence in one of the fastest-growing areas of computing. The agreement, to be announced later on Tuesday, means the two companies will jointly sell Pivotal Cloud Foundry, which helps developers build and run software on the cloud, and Cisco's Metapod, a service that lets companies make their data centers more cloud-friendly.

Pivotal's service helps companies deploy a free, but hard-to-use open-source technology also called Cloud Foundry, much as the free operating system known as Linux generally requires services of a consultant like Red Hat Inc. Pivotal Cloud Foundry competes with services such as IBM's Bluemix and HP Enterprise's Helion, while Mirantis competes with Metapod...

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Bell, IBM enter cloud computing partnership for Canada

Grazed from TelecomPaper. Author: Editorial Staff.

Bell Business Markets and IBM entered into a new partnership for the Canadian market to expand the cloud computing services available through Bell Business Cloud. This partnership will give businesses across Canada access to the IBM Cloud via a private connection from Bell. Bell Business Cloud enables enterprises to plug into the IBM Cloud, giving them direct access to a wide range of on-demand computing and storage options.

These new services include Bell Cloud Connect, Bell Cloud Compute and Backup & Restore. Bell's Business Cloud in partnership with IBM is available across the country to all mid and large businesses.

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IBM, CSC Team for Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Michael Cusanelli.

IBM has expanded its partnership with CSC, a Virginia-based IT services provider, with the goal of developing joint applications to support mobile, analytics and cognitive intelligence across hybrid cloud platforms. The partnership centers around the integration of the IBM Cloud, which includes services such as analytics, mobile, networking and storage, with the CSC Agility Platform, which allows customers to use hybrid clouds across multiple cloud providers as well as their traditional IT environments.

By combining the IBM Cloud with the CSC Agility Platform, CSC customers can now use IBM cloud services in a hybrid multi-cloud environment, according to the announcement. IBM has agreed to incorporate the IBM Cloud as a key component of CSC’s IT strategy as both companies work to help clients meet their compliance requirements...

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