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Commvault Enables Any Application and Any Cloud at Any Scale with Automation and Snapshot-Assisted Backups for Cisco

Commvault, a recognized global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, today announced that its IntelliSnap snapshot technology has been tested and validated to work with Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged systems to protect application workloads, file systems and virtual machines (VMs) without the need for third-party tools, providing customers with control, simplification and flexible architecture options that will meet their business needs now and in the future.

ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS expands many of the capabilities of the Cisco HyperFlex platform with backup and recovery. With the broadest ecosystem of integrated public cloud providers, ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS plus Cisco HyperFlex is a true multi-cloud platform. Delivering proven support for enterprise applications like SAP HANA - for which Commvault is certified - ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS allows customers to run mission-critical applications on Cisco HyperFlex with the confidence their data and applications are backed up and available. Pairing ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS with Cisco HyperFlex provides a hyper-converged, scale-out solution that delivers enterprise-class backup and recovery for end-to-end protection of the software-defined data center.

Cisco Accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption with Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

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Cisco today announced it is expanding its Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Solutions portfolio by offering Microsoft Azure Stack on Cisco UCS via an integrated, validated system that enables organizations to deliver Microsoft Azure services from their on-premises data center. The joint Cisco and Microsoft solution provides the tools for enterprises to grow and modernize their applications in a highly flexible and scalable hybrid cloud environment. 

As businesses evolve in response to changing market dynamics, they look for a simple-to-manage hybrid cloud solution that is intelligent and flexible enough to optimize resources and scale on demand, while retaining on-premises benefits. Through Azure Stack, customers receive a solution providing full control over how they manage governance, security, and performance through the combination of Microsoft's robust Azure cloud platform with the industry-leading Cisco UCS into an integrated system designed specifically for cloud workloads.

Accelerate Business Growth With UCS and Azure Stack

Avistar Earns Industry Honors with the Cloud Computing Excellence Award

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Avistar Communications (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, announced that it has been named a winner of the 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award, sponsored by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine. The award, which recognizes “companies that most effectively leveraged cloud computing in efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market,” underscores Avistar’s commitment to bring people together and make videoconferencing available to anyone, anywhere on any device.

Powered by the award-winning Avistar C3™ platform, Avistar’s ConnectWare Conferencing, introduced last month, is the industry’s only cloud based voice and videoconferencing platform focused on the OEM, technology and services segment. Avistar ConnectWare Conferencing allows Avistar’s partners to deliver a cloud based and branded voice and videoconferencing experience to their customers. This provides Avistar’s partners with the flexibility to focus on their core solution offerings, while quickly extending the value and capabilities of these offerings with an immersive voice and videoconferencing experience...

Increase in Market Confidence in the Cloud

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A November 2012 survey related to cloud computing revealed the numerous growth opportunities for both buyers and consumers.  According to Michael Skok, Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, there is a growing interest in the cloud and understanding its potential. He claimed that the survey has enabled a greater understanding of the key issues related to the cloud, from the perspectives of customers and vendors.

“On the inhibitors, one of the things that’s interesting this year is that, if you look back to 2011, 10 percent of the survey respondents would have said that the cloud is just too risky, and they gave many reasons last year. This year, we're down to 3 percent. So that’s a significant drop,” said Skok...