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Opus Interactive Announces Lowest Latency Connectivity to Hyperscale Public Cloud Providers via Its Lit Network Services

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Opus Interactive, a leading provider of custom cloud hosting services, announces today it is offering the lowest latency, direct access to hyperscale public cloud providers available in the Portland market, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, via its Lit Network Services.  Opus' Lit Network Services provide a fully redundant and multi-provider ring that connects several Greater Portland area facilities, including Infomart Data Centers, EdgeConneX, the Pittock Block and Tata Communications' BB1.

Opus Interactive's flagship facility is located in Infomart Data Centers in Hillsboro and its Portland data center is located in Tata Communications' BB1 facility.  As the retail cloud and colocation provider for Infomart Data Centers' Hillsboro location, Opus Interactive offers the facility's wholesale tenants as well as Opus and EdgeConneX customers low latency, direct access to hyperscale public cloud providers as well as backhaul to all available providers located within the Pittock Block.  Gartner predicts that the global public cloud services market will grow 18 percent in 2017 to approximately $247 billion, up from $209 billion last year, indicating that the availability of fast, secure and seamless connectivity to public cloud services will become increasingly essential for companies to remain competitive.

ShieldX Reinvents Cloud Security to Tackle Escalating Cybersecurity Threats

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After 15 months of intensive product development, ShieldX Networks, Inc. (ShieldX) today emerged from stealth with a new cloud security product, APEIRO. The company has quickly accumulated a solid list of accomplishments including recognition by Gartner as a 2017 "Cool Vendor" in Cloud Security, enterprise deployments, integration with popular cloud environments, strong technology partnerships and 18 patents filed. With APEIRO, enterprises can rapidly add cloud security on demand, protect assets, maintain compliance and stick to budget.

Many organizations want to leverage cloud infrastructures for agility, flexibility and cost-savings benefits. But while the technologies required to support cloud deployments have advanced quickly, security technologies for the cloud have lagged-forcing organizations to make undesirable tradeoffs between cost, performance and risk.

"At ShieldX, we completely reimagined and invented a new model for comprehensive, network-based security using the latest innovations in application and infrastructure technology," said Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, CEO and Founder of ShieldX. "With APEIRO, cloud security is no longer a roadblock to business growth, cost management and innovation goals."

Green Cloud Is A 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Winner

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Red Herring’s Top 100, a national award that recognizes the most promising private ventures, selected Green Cloud Technologies (“Green Cloud”) as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner on June 15 at a special awards ceremony in Los Angles.

Red Herring's editorial staff analyzed hundreds of companies and technologies, evaluating them on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, the DNA of the founders, business model, customer footprint and addressable market.
 

REAN Cloud Recognized for Breadth of Experience and Expertise in the Cloud

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REAN Cloud, a global Cloud Systems Integrator and Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), achieved four new AWS competencies in Education, Security, Storage and Microsoft Workloads. These four are added to the five AWS competencies the company had already earned in Financial Services, Life Sciences, Government, Migration and DevOps. To gain each competency, REAN Cloud has had to demonstrate that it not only possesses deep expertise and experience with the AWS platform, it must deliver solutions in each of the areas mentioned seamlessly in the AWS cloud environment, providing specialized consulting services and helping enterprises adopt, develop and deploy complex projects on AWS.
 
REAN Cloud earned AWS Security Competency status in multiple security consulting categories: Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Security Engineering. This highlights the company’s strength, depth and expertise in areas of security and compliance – including FedRAMP security standards – and recognizes that REAN Cloud has already helped many customers with various aspects of IT governance, regulatory and compliance standards at scale.
 

MSA Selects Kaminario to Accelerate Marketing Analytics and Extend Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array to power its internal marketing analytics applications and support its hosted infrastructure services. A leader in analytics, information technology infrastructure and information management solutions, MSA provides analytical-based solutions across a spectrum of industries -- from consumer packaged goods, media and IT to medical, life sciences, pharmaceutical and the arts.

Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array provides MSA with unmatched database performance, helping reduce the run time of their most critical analytic workloads by 15 to 40 percent. Extending the benefits beyond just application performance improvements, the new infrastructure also enables MSA to optimize its power and data center space utilization, reducing operational spend by nearly 70 percent.

Cavium Expands the ThunderX2 Server Ecosystem for Cloud and HPC Applications

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Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, datacenter, cloud, wired and wireless networking, continues to aggressively expand the ThunderX2 server ecosystem with a broad array of commercial and open source partners.   
 
Demonstrating success in working closely with software developers and communities since the initial launch of ThunderX, Cavium has established a significant ecosystem that spans Operating Systems, Development Environments, Tools, and Applications.  An increasing array of hosted options such as Packet.Net and the online Scaleway cloud service offerings, combined with a rich set of single and dual-socket ODM and OEM platforms that include and OCP configurations, allow developers to easily build, develop, and deploy their software on ThunderX based platforms.

 

CloudGenix Named a SD-WAN IDC Innovator

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CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) network leader, today announced it has been selected as an IDC Innovator in the IDC Innovators: SD-WAN, 2017 Report in recognition of its innovative technologies and ground-breaking business models in SD-WAN.

According to the report, "traditional WANs are complex to manage and do not support DX-level business agility as legacy WANs often are characterized by backhaul inefficiencies that compromise application performance, business agility, and employee productivity... SD-WAN has emerged as the solution for enterprises increasingly dependent on the cloud and on requiring "anytime, anywhere" application access."

Zscaler Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Zscaler
, the leading cloud security company, today announced it was named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways. The report evaluates vendors on their "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision." This is the seventh consecutive year that Zscaler has been recognized as a Leader.

The market for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solutions is traditionally characterized by legacy on-premises appliances, but as businesses increasingly look to securely transform from the old world of IT to the new world of cloud and mobility, it becomes apparent that security needs to move to the cloud as well.
 

The Most In-Demand Cloud Related Jobs

With most IT infrastructure, down to software app development and installation, moving to the cloud, the types of jobs in demand to support this are changing. Let's look at the top seven most in-demand cloud related jobs. And know now that not all of them require an advanced degree while providing job security, good pay, and often, the ability to work from home.

Cloud Architects

Cloud architects compile enterprise requirements and then determine the right set of technologies and software to build a cloud service, whether public, private or a public/private hybrid. They determine how to deliver the cloud services someone needs from virtual desktops to virtual servers.

Virtustream Teams Up with Pivotal to Enable Rapid Deployment of Cloud-Native Apps

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced a collaboration with Pivotal to provide a fully managed, enterprise-class cloud service for customers building and deploying applications with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world's most powerful cloud-native platforms.

Designed to pair Virtustream's leading enterprise-class cloud and managed services with the widely popular Pivotal Cloud Foundry cloud-native application development platform, the single instance, hosted service provides an alternative to general purpose public cloud offerings. This enables organizations to quickly build and deploy applications, while delivering capabilities that enhance developer productivity, ensure high availability and security, and provide operational control, all of which are necessities in developing innovative software solutions.

"To compete in today's markets, enterprise customers require the ability to develop and deploy their applications at a faster clip," said Kevin Reid, president and chief technology officer, Virtustream. "Virtustream Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service enables organizations to utilize one of the most popular developer platforms on the market today to deploy into a secure, enterprise-class cloud, while offloading the management of the environment to Virtustream."