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StreamSets Enables Data Lake in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Integration

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StreamSets Inc., a provider of innovative data-in-motion middleware, today announced integration of its award-winning StreamSets Data Collector open source software for building any-to-any dataflows with Microsoft Azure. The integration enables StreamSets customers and open source adopters to use Azure Data Lake Store as a built-in pipeline destination, accelerating time to value by being able to move and transform data without writing custom code. The software is available on the Azure Marketplace.

Cloud data storage and analytics are critical to enabling enterprise digital transformation. To be effective, enterprises must easily move data between on-premises and cloud data stores at will in order to leverage the advantages of each modality, whether the data comes from traditional databases or new big data sources such as from logs, IoT sensors and social media feeds. An integrated solution using StreamSets Data Collector and Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store simplifies development of new cloud-based applications and analytics by continually feeding data stores with timely and trustworthy data.
 

IBM, Red Hat collaborate to accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption with OpenStack

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IBM and Red Hat, Inc. announced a strategic collaboration designed to help enterprises benefit from the OpenStack platform's speed and economics while more easily extending their existing Red Hat virtualized and cloud workloads to the IBM Private Cloud.

As part of this new collaboration, IBM has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, giving clients greater confidence that they can use Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage on IBM Private Cloud when the offering launches for general availability at the end of March 2017.

Additionally, as part of the agreement, Red Hat Cloud Access will be available for IBM Cloud by the end of Q2 2017, allowing Red Hat customers to move eligible, unused Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions from their data centre to a public, virtualized cloud environment in IBM Cloud Data Centres worldwide.

SailPoint Awarded U.S. Patent for Securely Managing Identities from the Cloud

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SailPoint, the leader in identity management, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recognized SailPoint's innovative approach to empowering enterprise employee and partner populations to manage their network access credentials, even when located remotely and locked out of the corporate network. This new patent award enables SailPoint to uniquely provide a solution that ensures security for the enterprise and ease of use for both remote workers and office-based employees and partners. SailPoint's patent number 9,600,656, entitled ‘System and Method for Domain Password Reset in a Secured Distributed Network Environment', is another example of the company's innovative approach to securing identity data for global enterprises.

Typically, company-issued laptops and other mobile devices don't allow users to recover from forgotten network passwords while away from the office and disconnected from the company domain servers. This presents a challenge to anyone who works remotely or travels as part of their job responsibilities. Should they happen to forget their network password while disconnected from the corporate network, until now there has been no way to reset the password without employing duplicate local accounts or physically connecting the device to the main company domain server and network. In this situation, remote employees are effectively locked out and must ship their laptop to the company's IT staff so they can reset the password and then ship it back. In the case of the business traveler, they must wait until they return from their business trip to re-attach to the corporate domain server. This all leads to a significant loss in productivity and end-user dissatisfaction.

Imperva FlexProtect Simplifies Security for Hybrid Cloud Application Deployments

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Imperva, Inc., committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced Imperva FlexProtect to give customers access to both Imperva SecureSphere and Imperva Incapsula within a single subscription agreement. By providing the flexibility to deploy Imperva web application firewall (WAF) solutions based on need, the subscription helps organizations simplify the protection of enterprise applications as they migrate their portfolios from on-premises data centers to the cloud.

The cloud market will accelerate in 2017 as enterprises seek to gain efficiencies as they scale compute resources to better serve customers, noted a Forrester Research blog.* As companies migrate applications from on-premises to the cloud, application security itself must become hybrid to support the combination of both on-premises and cloud appliances along with cloud services. However, within the enterprise application portfolio, there is usually uncertainty surrounding which applications will move and when, how they will be rearchitectured, and what happens if an app needs to be migrated back on-premises or moved to a different cloud. By giving customers the flexibility to use Incapsula and SecureSphere, regardless of where an application is initially deployed or migrated, Imperva FlexProtect directly supports dynamic hybrid cloud deployments and provides needed investment protection to manage this transition.

Neverware Debuts CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition

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Neverware, the New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems built to optimize security and manageability, announced today the release and general availability of CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition, a new solution developed in partnership with Microsoft that features a native integration between Neverware's CloudReady operating system and the Office 365 suite.

When installed on an organization's devices, CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition transforms existing hardware into fast, secure, and easily manageable machines that provide out-of-the-box, seamless integration with Microsoft OneDrive and online versions of commonly used productivity apps such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. CloudReady's lightweight, browser-based design is certified to run on over 200 of the most common laptops and desktops used in education over the last decade, so schools can extend the shelf life of their existing devices to revitalize computer labs and pursue one-to-one computing initiatives.
 

Zadara Expands Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service Coverage in AWS Beijing Region with Futong

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Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), and Futong today announced the availability of Zadara's award-winning VPSA Storage Array at the Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., Ltd data center, supporting the AWS Beijing region. Zadara has previously announced regional support following AWS expansion into Dublin, Sydney, Tokyo, Frankfurt and South Korea.

The rapidly growing China market is creating a need for massive amounts of high-performance, enterprise-class storage. IT professionals are quickly realizing that traditional Capital Expense-based (CapEx) storage does not meet their scalability and cost targets. Zadara Storage, with its Operating Expense-based (OpEx) solution provides a cost-effective, infinitely scalable, block (SAN), file (NAS) and Object Storage-as-a-Service solution. The Zadara Storage Cloud enables companies doing business in China the ability to leverage the flexibility and economic benefits of public and private cloud architectures as they grow their infrastructures.

Esri Teams with IBM to Offer Cutting-Edge Spatial Analytics to Developers in Bluemix Cloud

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At this year's IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, global spatial analytics leader Esri announced that it now works with IBM developers to broaden the customer experience by making Esri developer tools, geoservices, and data available in the IBM cloud environment, called Bluemix.

Users can now benefit from the integration of Esri services with the broad range of those from IBM Bluemix including security, predictive analytics, data store, scripting tools, Watson, and The Weather Company in the wide portfolio of IBM services.
 

Axcient Announces New Version of Industry-Leading Business Recovery Cloud Platform

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Axcient announced several enhancements to its Business Recovery Cloud platform, including a refresh of hardware appliances, expanded support for protecting heterogeneous environments and several performance and UI updates. These enhancements come in response to the growing demands of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) for simpler, more powerful and cost-effective solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.

"Every day, our channel partners protect thousands of SMBs with Axcient," said Todd Scallan, chief product officer at Axcient. "Today's announcement demonstrates Axcient's ongoing commitment to its partners. The latest version of the Axcient platform enables our partners to deliver better service to their clients with improved capabilities for the protection and recovery of data and systems, continuity of business operations, and management of the Axcient service."

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Inoapps First To Receive New Oracle MSP Status

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Oracle Platinum Partner Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) has been accepted and accredited by Oracle as the first UK partner with IaaS specialisation to join its new Global Managed Service Provider (MSP) programme. As a fully accredited MSP, the company will provide Professional and Managed Services to Oracle IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) customers; spanning readiness assessments, migration and full implementation and managed services.

This scheme will only be available to Partners who have a Global Managed Service capability, so only a handful of Partners with a ‘truly global reach are to be chosen for this new Oracle accreditation. The decision to select Inoapps first reflects the company’s ability to deliver global support and migration services 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year, through its offices across EMEA, the USA and ASEAN territories. Another reason for the choice was Inoapps’ success in receiving both EMEA and Global SaaS Cloud Transformation Specialized Partner of the Year Awards at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.
 

Adobe Unveils New Cloud Platform Capabilities

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At Adobe Summit, Adobe introduced significant enhancements to the Adobe Cloud Platform, the underlying, cross-cloud architecture that unifies content and data and leverages Adobe Sensei, Adobe's AI and machine learning framework. Advancements announced today include new Sensei capabilities for enterprise customers as well as new tools and partner integrations to help developers reduce time to market and better integrate Creative Cloud assets into enterprise workflows. Adobe also announced Adobe Experience Cloud as well as the availability of the first set of solutions that integrate with Microsoft's Azure, Dynamics 365 and PowerBI offerings

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