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vOneCloud 3.2 Released with Marketplace and Docker Integration

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OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula Project, announced the immediate availability of the 3.2 stable version of vOneCloud, the virtual appliance for vSphere that transforms an existing VMware vCenter deployment into an automated, self-service private cloud. vOneCloud is commercially supported by OpenNebula Systems.

This new release of the appliance, tailored to ease the provisioning of resources from vSphere based infrastructures, comes packed with exciting new features. vOneCloud 3.2, which is based on OpenNebula 5.6 ‘Blue Flash, brings a revamped import mechanism, improved driver performance, VNC options for Wild VMs, network creation reworked, VM migration between clusters, marketplace integration, Docker integration, and scheduled periodic actions.

dinCloud, first to join the Citrix Ready CSP Program

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dinCloud, a digital transformation platform that offers hosted workspaces and cloud infrastructure, has announced that it is the first Citrix Service Provider (CSP) to join the Citrix Ready CSP Program.

The Citrix Ready Program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance Citrix workspace, networking and analytics solutions. dinCloud completed a rigorous testing and verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop, providing confidence to customers in joint the solutions.

"This allows us to extend the ability to run a Citrix-powered hosted workspace using the dinCloud platform which has automation and ease of use as a core tenant," said Farhan Mirza, senior director of engineering at dinCloud.

Nutanix Announces Intent to Acquire Frame to Deliver DaaS from Multiple Clouds

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Nutanix announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mainframe2, Inc. ("Frame"), a leader in cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery. With Frame, Nutanix customers will be able to deliver desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) from multiple clouds, combining the consumer-grade simplicity and web-scale design of cloud applications with the functionality of traditional virtual desktop applications. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

According to Gartner, "by 2019, 50% of new VDI users will be deployed on DaaS platforms." The report goes on to state that, "interest in DaaS has resurfaced as a hot topic with midsize organizations that have progressed and matured their cloud strategies." (Gartner, Inc., When Midsize Organizations Should Select Desktop as a Service, Nathan Hill, Refreshed: July 19, 2018 | Published: 31 January 2017) Taking advantage of Frame's cloud-native architecture, Nutanix will extend the service to Xi Cloud and Google Cloud Platform, while continuing support for popular third-party clouds like AWS and Azure. This will provide customers with a genuine multi-cloud deployment model, consistent with Nutanix's philosophy of customer choice.

Kaminario Expands Open Hardware Strategy for NVMe-based K2.N Storage Architecture

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Kaminario, a leading cloud storage software company, is expanding its certified hardware stack for the NVMe-based K2.N storage platform.  K2.N is powered by Kaminario's unique composable storage platform and leverages a fully-converged NVMe / NVMeF hardware stack comprised of industry-leading hardware solutions. Kaminario and its hardware partners are delivering the next generation of cloud-scale storage solutions that provide the highest levels of performance, flexibility, and cost-efficiency. 

"Kaminario's software-focused composable storage platform is designed to leverage best-in class hardware solutions, while giving customers the flexibility to align datacenter infrastructures to their own hardware strategies," said Eyal David, CTO, Kaminario. "Our certified hardware strategy delivers flexibility while ensuring the enterprise-class capability world-class datacenter operators need."

 

NAKIVO Releases v7.5 with vSphere 6.7 Support and Cross-Platform Recovery

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NAKIVO, Inc., a fast-growing virtualization and cloud backup software company, announced the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.5. The latest version supports vSphere 6.7 and adds integration with major storage vendors such as DELL EMC Data Domain and NETGEAR ReadyNAS.

Carbon Black Introduces Cb LiveOps for Real-Time Query and Response

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Carbon Black announced the release of Cb LiveOps. Cb LiveOps extends core functionality of osquery to empower organisations to ask questions of all endpoints, take action to remediate identified issues in real time, and simplify operational reporting. It is the newest offering built on Carbon Black's groundbreaking Cb Predictive Security Cloud (PSC), a platform that delivers complete endpoint prevention, detection, and response, all from a single agent.

Delivering Cb LiveOps on the PSC gives customers a consolidated and comprehensive, cloud-delivered security stack, one that bridges security and IT operations. As a result, organisations can move away from existing offerings in the market, such as those offered by Tanium and CrowdStrike, to a solution that delivers a full suite of functionality serving both security and IT teams. With Cb LiveOps, security teams can perform in-depth investigations, conduct remote remediation from the cloud, and perform on-demand vulnerability assessments, all within a single solution.

 

EnterpriseDB Announces Cloud Migration Portal, Product Updates to Run Postgres Everywhere

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EnterpriseDB, developer of the most complete Postgres-based database platform, announced the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, the first fully-automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform.

The Migration Portal is the centerpiece of recent releases that makes it easier for users to run EDB Postgres everywhere - whether an on-premises data center, private or public cloud computing platform. In addition, the company announces new features in EDB Postgres Ark and EDB Postgres Containers that facilitate both on-premises and cloud deployments. The combination of multiple deployment models along with portability to move workloads enables EDB customers to have the same Postgres experience no matter what platform they choose.

 

CloudWave Achieves SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance

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CloudWave, an IT infrastructure, cloud services, and technology consulting services provider for healthcare organizations, has successfully completed Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 examinations, performed by Assure Professional - a leading cybersecurity, assurance and compliance solutions provider. CloudWave's financial transaction processing system is both SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 compliant, in accordance with the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

"We have had the opportunity to work with CloudWave for the past several years in evaluating their control environment as it relates to adherence to the SOC examination standard as published by the AICPA. Once again CloudWave has demonstrated their commitment to Security and Availability in their service offerings," said Juan Vargas, Assure Professional Senior IT Security Auditor.

The Cloud & the Law

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Whether uploading photos on Instagram, creating do-to lists on Evernote or saving projects on Google Drive, you're storing them on the cloud. It's a universal technology becoming more and more present in our daily lives than ever before. As the social media landscape and online world grows larger, the cloud's capacity to store information is becoming bigger every day, and companies worldwide are taking notice. Many companies are now moving their business to the cloud as technology advances and improves. But some worry the cloud's access is overreaching and could lead to dangerous consequences. 

How Is Amazon Advancing Cloud-Based Technology? 

According to Mashable, Amazon created their own cloud computing platform called Amazon Web Services in 2006. The company offers online services to websites such as cloud-based storage and database services. Amazon is pushing cloud-based technology in other innovative directions, such as the development of the Amazon Key, which customers can use to unlock their front door and track package deliveries. 

Serverless, Inc. Launches Serverless Platform to Make Operating Serverless Applications Simple

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Serverless, Inc., creators of the open source Serverless Framework, today announced their $10M Series A funding, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with additional participation by Trinity Ventures. Their Series A goes toward further development on the new Serverless Platform, now available in beta-a single toolkit offering everything teams and enterprises need to operationalize serverless deployments.

Robust tooling for a growing movement

According to Research and Markets, the serverless market size is estimated to grow from $1.88bn in 2016 to $7.72bn by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32.7%.

"We believe developers and enterprises will drive a massive shift to serverless applications in the cloud over the next decade," Barry Eggers, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, "and Serverless, Inc. is well positioned to take advantage of that trend."