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Kentik Releases Report on 'AWS Cloud Adoption, Visibility & Management'

Kentik, the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, today announced the results of a report it conducted on AWS user adoption rates, multi-cloud trends, and cloud cost and visibility challenges. The report, "AWS Cloud Adoption, Visibility & Management," compiles an analysis based on the survey responses of 310 executive and technical-level attendees at the recent AWS annual user conference, AWS re:Invent. 

"We've reached the point where cloud providers have proven effective as an alternative to the huge overhead of building, maintaining and upgrading physical infrastructure. But at the same time, the rapid expansion of public cloud use, as well as multi-cloud, hybrid cloud and cloud-native environments, has created new challenges for visibility and cost control," said Jim Frey, former networking industry analyst and vice president of strategic alliances at Kentik. "Our intent with this study was to look into the current state of experiences and practices, to help educate the industry and drive conversation on strategies and solutions to address the challenges."

Key findings in the report include:

FalconStor Renames Flagship Product to FalconStor Data Mastery Platform and Announces Validation of Cloud Integration for AWS

FalconStor Software, Inc., which provides the world's only vendor-agnostic software platform for comprehensive on-premises and cloud storage and data management, has renamed its award-winning, flagship offering, FreeStor, to FalconStor Data Mastery Platform (FDMP). The company is changing the name to more accurately reflect the product's full value proposition for large, complex enterprises, which includes native cloud functionality, now newly validated for AWS and in the validation process for additional leading cloud computing services. 

"While competitors provide narrower proprietary or niche solutions, FalconStor thinks differently about data storage and management, resulting in a unique and powerful offering that's more relevant than ever in today's world of exponential data proliferation and expanding storage options, including the public cloud," said Todd Brooks, CEO, FalconStor. "We want the name of our flagship product to reflect and immediately convey that difference and the value we provide to customers."

 

Security Concerns are Preventing Cloud and SaaS Adoption, According to Latest Ping Identity Survey

Ping Identity today released results of the Ping Identity 2018 Survey: The State of Enterprise IT Infrastructure & Security, describing the recent nature of enterprise IT infrastructures and what companies are doing in response to the current data breach climate. MarketCube was commissioned by Ping to survey more than 300 large enterprise IT and security professionals across the United States to determine the most effective security strategies to guard sensitive information, and the price they pay when hackers strike.

The survey reveals that today's enterprise IT infrastructures are not largely hosted in the public cloud, nor are they SaaS-based, with security being the single largest barrier when it comes to cloud and SaaS adoption. With the recent rise in breaches and privacy incidents, enterprises are prioritizing the protection of their customers' personally identifiable information.

Key findings include:

iland Announces Major Upgrade to Cutting-Edge Secure Cloud Console

iland, an industry-leading provider of secure cloud services and Veeam Impact Partner of the Year, today announced a significant upgrade to iland Secure Cloud Console. This new release includes integration with the full suite of Veeam data protection solutions. iland is the only cloud service provider to offer this ground-breaking level of Veeam data protection integration in a single management console.

The release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 means iland now provides a single interface for customers to manage, monitor, and report on their disaster recovery services, cloud-based backups, and long-term archive strategies.

iland's update also includes improvements to historical usage, billing, and performance visibility. This is in addition to full self-service management capabilities that enable customers to request additional resources, configure their disaster recovery automation, test their DR strategy, failover, and more. This delivers a level of transparency and flexibility that fully supports enterprise ambitions for control and agility. The update enables iland customers and partners to operate advanced strategies for business continuity and resilience while reducing the management burden on pressured IT departments.

SwiftStack Supports New Veeam Cloud Tier with Cloud-Native Storage for Long-term Data Retention

SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data storage and management, today announced full support for the new Veeam Cloud Tier, unveiled today at Velocity 2019, Veeam's annual sales kickoff event. The day-one support is the result of Veeam and SwiftStack's partnership efforts to mitigate the hyper-growth of data enterprises must manage, store, recover, and utilize.

Growing backup loads and compliance requirements have created a need for longer-term data retention that is more cost-effective than what traditional storage infrastructure can deliver. Veeam Cloud Tier provides unlimited capacity for long-term data retention by using native, cost-effective object storage integrations, such as cloud or on-premises object storage.

Cohesity Delivers First Modern Backup Solution That Prevents, Detects, and Responds to Ransomware Attacks

Cohesity, a leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced the Cohesity Anti-Ransomware Solution, a comprehensive series of new capabilities available for the latest version of Cohesity DataPlatform that directly combats ransomware attacks, one of the greatest enterprise security threats today. This solution offers the broadest set of capabilities of any modern-day backup vendor with a multi-layered approach that can prevent, detect, and if necessary respond to attacks - helping ensure business continuity while keeping cybercriminals in their place. 

Ransomware attacks have become increasingly complex, targeted, and financially devastating for organizations around the world. Global losses from ransomware attacks are expected to reach $11.5 billion this year, according to estimates from the research firm Cybersecurity Ventures. Legacy backup infrastructure, which often functions as a data insurance policy, has become a prime target for attackers that exploit common weaknesses associated with these products. To counter sophisticated ransomware threats, organizations need to reconsider their backup strategy and deploy a solution that proactively prevents backup infrastructure from becoming a target, detects attacks in real time, and if necessary provides an immediate response to recover at scale, in order to avoid substantial downtime.

Webinar: VDI - Simplify the Deployment and Management of Windows Desktops with Parallels RAS

 

Parallels RAS makes VDI quick, easy and affordable. It enables organizations to deliver fully functioning virtual Windows desktops and applications, boosting productivity on any device.

A few topics this webinar will cover are:

  1. How to use iOS & Android native gestures on virtual apps
  2. Simply desktop management with VDI pools and persistent guest control.
  3. Increase performance with the out-of-the-box resource-based server Load Balancing. Available
  4. Use the real-time monitoring and reporting to maintain a stable, healthy, and fine-tuned environment.
WHEN?  March 13th, 2019 - 10:00 AM PST

Cloudian Provides Seamless Hybrid and Multi-cloud Storage Integration for Veeam Environments

Cloudian today announced that its HyperStore object storage platform integrates seamlessly with Veeam's newest data protection software release, Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. This integration provides new and existing Veeam customers with highly cost-effective, limitlessly scalable storage that works across public and private cloud environments. 

With data playing an increasingly central role in an organization's success, keeping it safe and readily available is more critical than ever. However, doing so has become more challenging in the face of continued rapid data growth. Veeam software is designed to provide both data protection and availability for all workloads-physical, virtual and cloud-and one of the key features in the new release is support of S3-compatible object storage platforms, utilizing the de facto standard protocol for cloud storage.

Because Cloudian offers the storage industry's best S3 compatibility, Veeam data protection customers will now be able to take full advantage of HyperStore's benefits as a backup, archive and disaster recovery storage target. These benefits include:

Check Point Launches Maestro, the Industry's First Hyperscale Network Security Solution, and New Ultra-scalable Gateways

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has today introduced Check Point Maestro, the industry's first truly hyperscale network security solution.  Check Point Maestro is a revolutionary new architecture that enables businesses of any size to enjoy the power of flexible cloud-level security platforms, and to seamlessly expand their existing security gateways to hyperscale capacity.

"Today's threat landscape is evolving at a rapid rate. That means businesses must turn to agile cybersecurity platforms that can scale very quickly," said Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "Check Point's solutions continue to evolve with today's threat landscape in order to meet the needs of enterprises, with capabilities that will combat zero-day attacks while limiting disruption to day-to-day business practices."

With Check Point Maestro, organizations can easily scale up their existing Check Point security gateways on demand, in the same way as spinning up new servers and compute resources in public clouds.  Maestro enables a single gateway to expand to the capacity and performance of 52 gateways in minutes, giving companies elastic flexibility and enabling massive Terabit/second firewall throughput. This almost limitless scalability enables organizations to support 5G networks' high data rates and ultra-low latency, and secure the largest, most resource-hungry environments, setting new standards in hyperscale network security. "Check Point Maestro extends the Gen V security capabilities of our Infinity architecture into hyperscale environments.  It ensures organizations can secure their dynamic, evolving environments without limits, now and in the future," said Itai Greenberg, VP of Product Management at Check Point.  "The principle behind Maestro is very simple:  it enables organizations to start with their existing security implementations, no matter how small, and scale their protection almost infinitely according to their changing business needs."

CloudJumper to Build Upon 200% YoY Growth Rate as Company Prepares to Deliver Next Generation Solutions in 2019

CloudJumper, a leading provider of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Workspace as a Service (WaaS) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions, today announced that its 2018 revenues doubled the previous year as adoption of its Cloud Workspace Management Suite software increased among customers globally. The company is positioned to continue its upward trajectory in 2019 as organizations focus on improving employee productivity and lowering IT costs. 

According to analysts, the global desktop virtualization market is expected to reach USD $8.9 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 10.27% from 2018-2023 (the forecast period) . VDI, DaaS, and WaaS have become mainstream IT strategies for companies of all sizes as the technology lowers the expenditure for hardware, system administration and maintenance costs. With business mobility and cloud computing transforming the IT sector, this technology segment is expected to enable the transition, helping businesses to meet the needs of users more effectively and securely.