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ClearSky Data Extends Multi-Cloud Support for Public, Private Cloud Environments

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service, today announced it is partnering with leading public and private cloud providers - including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudian, Google and Virtustream. ClearSky's Cloud Edge offering runs in the public cloud, allowing enterprises to choose the right cloud within a multi-cloud environment while also leveraging public cloud compute for processing without having to copy any data. Customers reap the benefits of the hybrid cloud combined with high performance for their cloud-based workloads. 

A RightScale report this year found almost 70 percent of enterprises are embracing hybrid cloud by deploying multiple public and private clouds. In addition to on-demand data access across multiple locations, these organizations want the flexibility to choose which cloud is right for each application. ClearSky Data's technology partnerships meet those needs, and its edge-based service delivery model means enterprises can leverage the elasticity and economics of the cloud for all their applications, whether they are on-premises or in the cloud.

Cloud computing: For firms, here is why it is a challenge to harness its potential

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The storage of data on cloud-based servers is the latest iteration in the digital revolution in India and has enabled organisations not only lower risks of loss of data but has also increased remote accessibility of such data. According to the latest IDC Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) Quarterly Server Tracker, in Q1 2017, the overall server market in India witnessed an increase of 14.2% in terms of revenue to reach $215.6 million as against $188.8 million dollars in the fourth quarter of 2016.

This growing relevance of cloud technology has, however, raised a few issues—particularly, in relation to data privacy and the implications of localisation of data. Being a rapidly and constantly evolving area, regulators globally are grappling with ensuring that legal developments are in consonance with the technological advancement and industry-specific needs. Currently, there is no specific legislation in India that regulates cloud computing...

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Looker Launches Data Optimization for Amazon Web Services

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Looker, the leading data platform company, today announced a new analytical suite aimed at users of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to help them optimize performance and investment -- Looker Blocks Suite for AWS. One set of Looker Blocks makes it easy for Looker users to drill into and explore their Amazon Redshift metadata down to the query level to easily analyze workload patterns to further improve query performance and throughput. Another set transforms raw billing and CloudTrail log data from the full set of AWS services and provides sophisticated analyses to identify opportunities to understand usage and reduce spending. These Blocks are free to Looker customers and the full suite is available today in the Looker Blocks Directory.

"We are constantly working with our strategic partners, like AWS, to ensure our joint customers have the best possible experience with solutions from our companies," said Keenan Rice, VP of Alliances at Looker. "This new suite of Looker Blocks compiles a welcomed set of features into a simplified package for our large number of AWS customers to optimize and manage all their AWS investments with Looker."

AWS Announces Amazon Macie

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced Amazon Macie, a new security service that uses machine learning to help customers prevent data loss by automatically discovering, classifying, and protecting sensitive data in AWS. Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides customers with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved. The fully managed service continuously monitors data access activity for anomalies, and generates detailed alerts when it detects risk of unauthorized access or inadvertent data leaks. Today, Amazon Macie is available to protect data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), with support for additional AWS data stores coming later this year. Customers can enable Amazon Macie from the AWS Management Console, and pay only for the GBs of Amazon S3 content classified and the AWS CloudTrail events analyzed, with no upfront costs or software purchases required. To get started with Amazon Macie, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/macie.

Purely Cloud Guarantees Performance and Enhances Business Operations through Tintri's Enterprise Cloud Platform

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Tintri, Inc. today announced that Purely Cloud is using the Tintri Enterprise Cloud platform to guarantee performance for its clients' enterprise applications while reducing their management effort. Tintri's ability to spin up new environments and to scale fluidly has helped Purely Cloud to win deals against other cloud service providers and public cloud alternatives.

Based in San Diego, Calif., with clients worldwide, Purely Cloud provides highly available, redundant cloud designs that deliver adaptive performance for mainstream business applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Dynamics ERP.

Purely Cloud's previous storage system did not scale easily with the company's rapid growth and a lack of visibility made it difficult to manage and identify customer issues with latency.

AWS Chosen by Hulu as Its Cloud Provider

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017. Running its live TV service on AWS's reliable and secure infrastructure allows Hulu to deliver a great viewer experience, even in times of rapid spikes in viewership and traffic. AWS's comprehensive cloud offering allows Hulu to focus on innovating OTT delivery for its highly personalized viewer experience instead of managing infrastructure.

McAfee Announces Advanced Security for Amazon Web Services

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McAfee today announced a limited time free trial to "test drive" McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (McAfee vNSP) on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a hands-on experience running advanced security in the public cloud. Unlike other solutions, McAfee vNSP protects at the workload level, eliminating the single point of failure created by other solutions for a whole network segment. As part of the test drive, participants can simulate real-world attack use cases, configure policy and review reporting dashboards. Attendees at the AWS Summit New York can view a demo of the McAfee vNSP test drive at booth 437 in the Javits Center.

"AWS covers a lot of ground, such as security of the cloud, but users are still responsible for their security in the cloud-including securing their operating systems, applications and data traffic," said Shishir Singh, vice president and general manager of the Network Security business unit, McAfee. "While firewall configurations are important, security teams and cloud architects need to address exploit prevention, malware protection and gain visibility into the lateral movement of threats. With McAfee Network Security Platform, users can move beyond the basics to more sophisticated protection of their cloud network."

Trend Micro Deep Security Launches in AWS GovCloud Marketplace

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Reinforcing continued innovation and understanding of government compliance requirements, Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced the availability of Deep Security in the recently launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud Marketplace. As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner for more than eight years, Trend Micro enables customers with the tools needed to secure highly compliant workloads in the cloud, while increasing operational efficiency and helping customers to maximize the benefits of moving to the cloud all while remaining compliant.

Trend Micro is a chosen cyber security partner for many government agencies. NASA worked with MindPoint Group to solve business challenges for the NASA WESTPrime project. "While working on the NASA WESTPrime project, it's been truly evident that Trend Micro's Deep Security on AWS GovCloud Marketplace is a game changer for government AWS users," said Keith Rhea, Senior Security Engineer for MindPoint Group, LLC. "The product is certified and credible, reinforcing Trend Micro's understanding of government compliance and ensuring protection across all cloud environments. Additionally, this innovative solution offers multiple capabilities in a single product, minimizing our operational costs for security tools."

RiverMeadow and WSM Announce Agreement to Facilitate Cloud Migrations

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RiverMeadow Software Inc., a leading provider of server migration automation technology, and WSM International, the leader in cloud and server migration services, have partnered to deliver a new service that helps mid-market and large enterprise companies move computing workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud and other hosting platforms. Now, companies looking for trusted expertise and execution when moving to the public or private cloud can easily avail themselves of the tools and services and years of experience offered by RiverMeadow and WSM.

The new service is available immediately to customers that are thinking about or already engaged in a move to the cloud.

 

Tech Data Adds Four New Service Providers to its Cloud Portfolio

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Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it has added four new value-added service providers to its Tech Data Cloud portfolio, featuring one-stop shopping for cloud solutions, along with flexible payment models and powerful cloud management toolsets. The new service providers, available to Tech Data resellers in the U.S., include: