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AWS and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Announce a Second AWS Region in China

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD), a cloud services provider in China, today announced a strategic technology partnership and the launch of the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. The AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, joins the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, as the second AWS China Region and the seventh Region in Asia Pacific, along with AWS Regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. With this launch, AWS now provides 46 Availability Zones across 17 technology infrastructure regions globally, with announced plans for another 15 Availability Zones across five AWS Regions in Bahrain, France, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and the US.

Already, thousands of active customers are using best-in-class cloud services available from the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. Starting today, Chinese developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations, can leverage AWS to run their applications and store their data in the new AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Existing customers can choose the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and/or the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, by selecting either AWS China Region directly from the AWS Management Console, while new customers can request an account at www.amazonaws.cn to begin using either AWS China Region.
 

LTI to Offer Blockchain Solution Powered by Microsoft Azure

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Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd., a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, announced today the availability of its blockchain-based trade finance solution on Microsoft Azure marketplace.

The solution tracks the flow of goods in a value chain, improving transparency across multiple entities involved. It enables accelerated adoption of distributed ledger technologies by bringing together LTI’s deep industry knowledge and blockchain capabilities together with Microsoft’s expertise in cloud-based solutions.
 

Why The Mac is A Viable alternative to a Windows Laptop

Macs. They're often branded as pricey, premium devices, that lack bang for the buck. While this may be true, Macintosh computers are nothing to be scoffed at - just go to your local Starbucks and have a look at the sheer number of MacBook Airs, and MacBook Pros you'll see. If you're anything like me, you will have been intensely annoyed by Microsoft's constant ads within the operating system. Ads, such as the ad touting that Microsoft edge is faster than Chrome, detract from the overall user experience of Microsoft Windows and make users want to move away. However, there aren't many options when it comes to moving away - you're stuck with either Linux or Mac OSX, the former of which is incredibly user unfriendly. Today we'll be looking at a few of the many reasons why a Mac might be the better choice for your next laptop.

Progress Releases Progress Health Cloud – Built on a HIPAA-Compliant Platform

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Progress, the leading provider of application development and deployment technologies, today announced the availability of Progress® Health Cloud, the first and only enterprise health cloud that fully integrates industry leading frontend, backend and data connectivity technologies into a serverless and HIPAA-compliant platform for quickly creating apps to drive patient engagement and better healthcare outcomes.

Today, the healthcare industry rates among the lowest of all industries in customer experience scores, according to the Temkin Group. With the advancements in digital business, healthcare providers, insurance payers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies need to act like other consumer-facing businesses, delivering high quality, engaging digital experiences that will improve patient care and drive better healthcare outcomes.

Progress Health Cloud enables healthcare organizations to quickly deliver winning patient and connected care applications to any device, by offering tools to easily build engaging experiences across any and all interface types. Progress Health Cloud comes equipped with pre-packaged healthcare application templates, a flexible, scalable and HIPAA compliant serverless cloud platform and pre-packaged integrations with EHRs and other healthcare data sources.

IDERA Introduces Mobile App in Uptime Cloud Monitor Release

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IDERA, a provider of powerful database productivity tools, today announced an update to its Uptime Cloud Monitor product that improves mobile monitoring capabilities, adds support for more versions of SQL Server and Windows Server, and extends support of a variety of Microsoft Azure virtual machines, servers, and databases.

IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor provides essential monitoring tools and capabilities that help IT professionals identify and address cloud infrastructure and application issues. This latest update allows users to monitor servers and websites in real-time and receive push alert notifications any time, any place with Uptime Cloud Monitor's mobile applications for Apple iOS and Android.

"As organizations migrate more infrastructure to the cloud, Uptime Cloud Monitor gives IT administrators an end-to-end view of all their systems, eliminating blind spots between on-premises data and the cloud," said Robert Anderson, vice president of product management at IDERA. "Our new mobile capabilities extend these monitoring capabilities to iOS and Android devices so IT can identify and react to potential issues before they become serious problems -- anywhere they go."

CloudLink Enables Colocation Customers of H5 Data Centers to Seamlessly Connect to Over 180 Cloud Service Providers

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H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced access to Zayo's CloudLink services from its data centers in Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle. Initially connecting to four H5 Data Centers locations, Zayo's CloudLink provides dedicated, high-performance bandwidth options, enabling secure connectivity directly to major public cloud providers.

Zayo's CloudLink provides on-ramps to the company's extensive fiber network, enabling global connectivity to the world's largest cloud services providers, thousands of on-net facilities, data centers and cloud service providers. H5's customers may choose traditional, aggregated bandwidth or FlexConnect, Zayo's usage-based Ethernet solution.

Is Cloud-Based Technology the Key to Treating Chronic Disease?

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the United States still harbors one of the most unhealthy populations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven of the top 10 causes of death are chronic illnesses, and nearly half of American adults are afflicted with at least one chronic health issue. Despite having limitless knowledge at our fingertips, we still can't seem to get our health in check. 

However, we do have one technology that shows promise in tackling this widespread dilemma: the cloud. Not only does the cloud further research and help with the management of chronic diseases, it can help prevent them too. Hybrid cloud computing, health apps, and internet of things (IoT) can all take part in the improvement of people's health and healthcare in general. Need a little more information? Here's what you need to know.

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Virtustream Provides Flexibility and Consumption-Based Cost Model to AlmavivA's Hybrid Cloud Environment

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced the successful completion of the delivery phase of a hybrid cloud project for AlmavivA, a global technology solutions provider based in Rome.

AlmavivA needed a consumption-based, pay-as-you-go model for customer projects of varying sizes that was both financially and operationally beneficial. Additionally, AlmavivA's customers wanted to test the power of predictive analytics through SAP HANA Business Warehouse (BW), but did not want to over commit to a cloud allocation model that would weigh down their projects with unnecessary costs and administration.

VMware and Carbon Black Fundamentally Transform Current Approaches to Data Center and Cloud Security

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VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced an expanded partnership that will help transform current approaches to cloud and data center security. The companies have developed a new joint solution that will dramatically shrink an organization's attack surface, while empowering security teams with automated threat detection and remediation to react faster and more effectively to attacks. Today's announcement expands on a collaboration announced earlier this year, giving VMware AppDefense customers the ability to leverage Carbon Black's Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) reputation services.

As applications become more distributed and dynamic, they have also become more difficult to secure. Traditional security solutions are not flexible enough to keep up with applications as they change over time, leading to breakdowns in security. The majority of attacks causing damage today are not simple malware easily rooted out with "known bad" signatures. They require watching behavior of applications for any deviation from the norm. They hinge on attackers manipulating the executables, processes, and operating system of the endpoint itself. Identifying these threats requires a deep understanding of both application behavior and threat behavior, something that traditional endpoint security products don't possess.

How to Save Money on Your Family's Tech

Technology changes the way we go about our days and improves many things in our lives. The new generation of smart home hubs and smart appliances are great examples of how technology changes many things; it is now possible to control your thermostat and other appliances when you are away, allowing you to save on energy bills in many ways.

Of course, you can also save on getting the best tech for your home and family. To help you get the latest gadgets for less, here are some practical tips you can use right away.