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Univa Selected as a Winner in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards

Univa, a leading innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions for on-premise and hybrid cloud high-performance computing (HPC), today announced that it has been named a silver winner in the Enterprise Product of the Year category for its Navops Launch platform in the 2018 Best in Biz Awards, an independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Navops Launch is a hybrid cloud management platform that combines public cloud services and on-premise clusters to cost-effectively meet increasing workload demand. This solution optimizes and balances application placement in hybrid cloud services versus on-premise infrastructure and reduces the risk of uncontrolled spending from migrating HPC applications to cloud, to offer enterprise users predictability, monitoring and control of their cloud expenditures. Univa's recent release of Navops Launch 1.0, uses an automation engine that integrates cluster and cloud management systems with end-user defined metrics to fully inform intelligent cloud workload placement actions. With Navops Launch, organizations can take advantage of the virtually unlimited scalability, lightning-fast cluster creation and the pay-per-use economics of hybrid HPC cloud computing with fully automated control of spending and policies.

CSS Tools That Change the Way We Use Code

CSS is extremely helpful in the design and structure of websites and knowing how to use and understand it allows you to change coding and adapt web pages to suit your specific needs. The benefits of using CSS include allowing you to manage your own website template and design, which can lead you to attract clientele and work towards your goals through a professional looking website that presents the identity that you envisioned. For non-IT professionals though, CSS can be a complex and often indecipherable language that many potential users can find difficult to grasp. However, long, complex pages of code can now be made easier with these simple changes to the way that you use CSS.

Typography Tools

Typography can become one of the most complex elements of CSS, managing how your website displays text and its appearance to site visitors. Although typography includes many simple features such as font and italics, features such as spacing and text alignment can prove more difficult to control to suit your vision. However, with must-have typography tools such as text designers, you will be able to communicate with your audience without the difficulties of some CSS programs. Tools such as CSS Type Set and Gridlover are excellent examples of tools that give you back the control that CSS can sometimes leave you without, giving you the autonomy to design at your will without the complexities of a difficult system. While CSS Type Set allows you to test different fonts and play with different layouts and designs, Gridlover is one of the best tools to use for spacing issues and for grappling with headings and sub-headings.

Tips For Helping Your Company Adopt More Technology Solutions

As the head of technology at your organization, it can be challenging to get upper management and your employees to accept that what you're telling them is best for the company. The reality is that technology solutions can be complicated and aren't always cut and dry. These types of changes often put others on the defense and cause them to ask a lot of tough questions.

It's a wise idea to have a list of ways handy for how you can get the go-ahead at your company from those who matter the most to adopt more technology solutions. It's your job as the lead in this area to sell them on it and make sure what you're suggesting is genuinely going to help your business move forward in a positive direction.

Explain the Benefits

One tip to help your company adopt more technology solutions is to be forthcoming about all the benefits that will come from these upgrades. For instance, take time to study all you need to know about speeding up your content pages for mobile and understanding the advantages of working in the cloud. Come to meetings prepared to go over all the reasons why what you're proposing is the best move at the time and worth the investment in the long run. Put together a list of the most appealing options in your opinion and present the benefits in a clear and concise manner or presentation. This is one of the most important steps because if people can't see how these solutions are aiding them, then it's going to be more difficult to get them to commit to your solutions and move forward. 

OpsRamp's Cloud Skills Survey Finds That 94% of IT Organizations Are Struggling To Find Cloud Talent

OpsRamp, the service-centric AIOps platform for the modern enterprise, today announced the results of its survey on the talent crisis for the Cloud, DevOps, and Site Reliability Engineering skills at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference. The survey illustrates a crisis in hiring for digital talent and skills that is stifling innovation, impacting productivity and derailing revenue growth. 

The transition to cloud-native applications and infrastructure is well underway: Over 60% of IT professionals mentioned that a majority of their applications are either built or run using hybrid cloud architectures. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations will need vastly different skills, technologies, and processes over the next five years as they adopt a cloud-first posture. How do IT leaders find the right talent that can deploy and maintain dynamic, flexible and cost-effective digital services?


Armor Integrates with Amazon Web Services Security Hub at Launch

Armor, a leading cloud security solutions provider, announced today that it continues to expand its work with cloud-native solutions with the recent integration of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Hub with its Armor Anywhere service.

This move allows Armor to deliver deeper security insights and context to AWS customers by feeding vulnerability scan and malware detection information into the AWS Security Hub data repository. AWS Security Hub provides users with a comprehensive view of their high-priority security alerts and compliance status by aggregating, organizing, and prioritizing alerts, or findings, from multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, and Amazon Macie as well as from AWS Partner Network (APN) security solutions. The findings are then visually summarized on integrated dashboards with actionable graphs and tables.

As a result of the integration, users of the Armor Anywhere service will now be able to receive alerts for high-priority vulnerability and malware information via the AWS Security Hub user interface. In addition, Armor's threat prevention and response platform can analyze findings fed into AWS Security Hub by the customer's other security solutions to further bolster their threat detection and overall security defenses.

Serverless Startup Thundra Announces Release of "Thundra Layers" Leveraging AWS Lambda

Thundra, the newly launched observability company for serverless environments, today announced the release of Thundra Layers for AWS Lambda. The company also announced it has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN).

A custom runtime implemented on top of the new AWS Runtime API feature, Thundra Layers reduces development and deployment time for software developers adding observability to their applications, even across multiple AWS Lambda functions and accounts.

With Thundra Layers for AWS Lambda-AWS's "serverless" computing service-customers don't need to download, install, and manually set up Thundra to achieve full serverless observability of AWS Lambda. Instead, they can simply select the Thundra Layer option within AWS Lambda, set a few configuration options, and immediately start monitoring their serverless applications. Customers can try Thundra free at

Figure Eight Machine Learning Models Now Available on Amazon Web Services Marketplace for Machine Learning

Figure Eight, the essential Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning (ML) platform, today announced that its production-quality ML algorithms and models will be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for Machine Learning, which allows developers and data scientists to find and procure ML algorithms and models and deploy in Amazon SageMaker. The Figure Eight models will be deployed in Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy ML models at any scale.

"We are excited to welcome Figure Eight as one of our launch ISVs for the new AWS Marketplace for Machine Learning," said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Marketplace Service Catalog and Migration Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "With the introduction of the AWS Marketplace for Machine Learning we are enhancing our customers' ability to increase efficiency and productivity of their businesses with machine learning models, and making it easier for people to find models and algorithms right inside the Amazon SageMaker Console."

HubStor Announces New Continuous Backup and Version Control to its Software-based Cloud Storage Platform

HubStor announced new cloud backup capabilities designed to give enterprise's better control and protection of their information. First, HubStor unveiled continuous data protection capabilities, empowering organizations to capture file changes as they happen on network-based file systems and within virtual machines. HubStor also added version-control policies to its cloud data management platform, enabling organizations to reduce demand for cloud capacity by condensing the number of file versions held in storage as data ages.

Continuous Data Protection

HubStor's continuous data protection supports monitoring of certain file system directories in order to detect new files and dynamically capture them into HubStor, either as a backup with a very short recovery point objective (RPO) or as a WORM archive for compliance.

There are various methods to monitor for changes on a file system. HubStor's current approach is agentless. HubStor may add support for other methods based on demand.

Starting with the agentless approach is the simplest because it avoids adding new software. When configuring a file system target in HubStor, enabling CDP is a simple checkbox option. By default, HubStor detects and captures any changes within 30 seconds. This change detection time can be adjusted as needed.

The flexibility of HubStor supports some file connectors having CDP enabled while perhaps others do not, allowing various workloads to be handled differently.

Trifacta Launches Serverless Data Preparation Service on Amazon Web Services

Trifacta, Inc., the global leader in data preparation, today announced the addition of a serverless data preparation service on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). Based on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR), the fully managed service allows organizations to quickly deploy Trifacta while eliminating the need for customers to manage their own AWS infrastructure. The serverless architecture was designed to allow customers to dynamically scale computing capacity to match the shifting requirements of different workloads, which, in turn, can increase efficiency and lower operational costs.

Trifacta's customer portfolio is growing rapidly, with over 4X growth in the number of customers deploying Trifacta on AWS in the last year, such as Deutsche Börse and Munich Re. Trifacta has been working with AWS since 2013. Trifacta products Wrangler Pro and Wrangler Enterprise are available on AWS Marketplace and AWS GovCloud (US) to support government agencies, in addition to Trifacta managed deployments on AWS. The addition of a serverless data preparation service on AWS allows Trifacta to best meet enterprises' evolving data needs in the cloud.

E8 Storage Partners with Clustar Technology, Expanding into APAC

E8 Storage has officially launched into the APAC region by partnering with AI cloud service provider, Clustar Technology. E8 Storage continues to grow its global partner base and expand its international presence in high performance computing with its shared NVMe storage platform for customers who need high performance and low latency for data intensive applications.

Zivan Ori, co-founder and CEO of E8 Storage elaborated, "Clustar Technology is delivering an innovative and successful service in the industry with its AI cloud platform, and the partnership with E8 Storage cements our continued international expansion. By working with Clustar Technology, we are enabled to offer a unique proposition by delivering industry leading performance for organizations that are on their AI journey."