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WinMagic Enters Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace With SecureDoc CloudVM

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In its mission to secure the agility and flexibility of cloud computing environments, today WinMagic announced the immediate availability of SecureDoc CloudVM in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. WinMagic, an award-winning encryption and intelligent key management security solution provider, is now featured on the Marketplace's Software Infrastructure + Security category, bringing key management, volume and full disk encryption for customers operating on AWS cloud computing infrastructure. By combining WinMagic's SecureDoc CloudVM data security solution with the agility and elasticity of AWS public cloud services, enterprises can focus on driving business value, rather than trying to manage multiple security solutions.

"With over 1 Million active enterprise customers, Amazon Web Services' Marketplace provides a channel with near endless opportunity for WinMagic," states James LaPalme, VP of Cloud Solutions, WinMagic. "These enterprises have moved to the cloud to harness their greater need for agility, security, and efficiency. SecureDoc CloudVM provides customers greater control and certainty over their data security with an intelligent enterprise-controlled, Cloud-agnostic key management & encryption solution, protecting their sensitive data, no matter where it resides -- helping ensure enterprises realize Cloud benefits to their full potential."

Warning: Your Shiny New Cloud Is Already Legacy

Grazed from Datamation. Author: Andi Mann.

It is becoming a truism that every business is a technology business. This is borne out every day in the fortunes made and lost on the business technology battlefield – Uber vs. yellow cabs, Netflix vs. Blockbuster, Amazon vs. almost every retailer, bitcoin and fintech vs. banks and insurance giants. To survive and thrive in the Internet age, you need to transform your business into a digital business.

In digital transformation, cloud computing is table stakes. It creates the foundation for innovation, experimentation, and iteration by delivering the agility, flexibility, and scalability that lets both IT and business try new things, quickly, easily, and cheaply. It is the core of success for ‘digital native’ companies like Google, Facebook, Yelp, and more. Digital transformation starts with cloud...

WHITEPAPER: Cloud Computing Models for Data Warehousing

Grazed from Teradata. Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing is creating a new era for IT by providing a set of services that appears to have infinite capacity, immediate deployment and high availability at trivial cost. It's the result of the evolution of computing and communications technology from a high-value asset to a simple commodity. In that evolution, the focus shifts from the concept of computing as a physical thing in a data center to computing as a service, like electricity, that is accessible from the nearest network connection.

Today most organizations are looking at cloud as a way to lower data center and IT provisioning costs. While cost reduction is a real benefit, there is more value in the increased speed, flexibility and ease of delivery in cloud environments. The only way to gain these advantages is by changing the approach and practices for delivering applications and data...

Microsoft opens up over local cloud regulations

Grazed from Reseller. Author: Hafizah Osman.

Microsoft has launched a digital guide to cloud regulations in Asia Pacific, aimed at helping key decision makers when it comes to the adoption of cloud. Specifically, in Australia, the guide is set out to achieve efficiency, cost savings, strategic business objectives and to enhance levels of security and privacy compared with existing on-premises solutions.

According to Microsoft, Australia is one of the most advanced markets in the Asia Pacific region for the adoption of cloud computing and locally, many organisations are leveraging cloud services for the benefit of their employees or customers. As a result, with the guide, it claims that organisations can move to the cloud in a way that meets all applicable security and privacy requirements...

Read more from the source @ https://www.reseller.co.nz/article/625806/microsoft-launches-local-digital-guide-cloud-regulations/

Cloudistics Announces Enhanced Security in its Cloud Platform

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Cloudistics, an enterprise hybrid cloud computing company, announced the release of the Cloudistics Spark Guardian Edition operating system, a new security hardened, highly compliant OS that meets the strictest government security standards as part of the new Cloudistics 3.2 release.

"Cloudistics is now hardened to exceed the security requirements for many of the advanced federal contracts that are mandating a move to shared multi-tenanted cloud infrastructures," said Pete Jackson, Director DOD and IC Sales at Three Wire Systems. "We are seeing a huge demand for next-generation cloud computing like Cloudistics to meet the performance demands of real-time threat detection and prevention applications."

The Cloudistics Spark Guardian Edition OS was designed for customers in highly compliant sectors such as government and commercial customers in healthcare, finance, and insurance that require higher level government standard compliance certifications.

OutSystems 10 Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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The latest version of the OutSystems low-code application development platform, powered by Microsoft Azure, is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Azure customers can now leverage the OutSystems 10 platform, fully optimized to run on mobile devices with top performance, zero delays, and the smoothest transitions and animations.

Using the OutSystems platform, any developer can now build the types of secure, scalable, enterprise-grade mobile apps that in the past only highly skilled software engineers were capable of creating. This latest release led OutSystems to be recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms, positioned highest for ability to execute.

“OutSystems 10 is changing the way mobile apps are generated so our customers can deliver truly engaging experiences,” said Bob Wilson, vice president of global channels and alliances for OutSystems. “Running on Microsoft Azure brings an added level of reliability and trust our customers have come to expect.”
 

AWS Snowball Edge vs. Azure Stack: What on-premises public cloud means for your data center

Grazed from TechRepublic.  Author: Keith Townsend

Amazon Web Services' (AWS) Snowball Edge and Microsoft Azure Stack both aim to bring a subset of the public cloud to the private data center. While both have the same high-level objective, they are very different approaches.

On the surface, the two solutions only have faint similarities. However, both solutions are strategic to the two cloud providers' on-premises public cloud expansion.

Public cloud at the edge
 

Can Microsoft Save the Private Cloud?

Grazed from Datamation. Author: David Linthicum.

Microsoft just came out with a private cloud…well, another one. They tried private cloud a few years ago, but quickly moved on to their Azure public cloud service. So far, they have been successful in promoting their public cloud, largely due to their existing customer base. Of course, AWS remains their largest competitor, but Microsoft’s growth has actually accelerated in the IaaS market.

The larger question: how do the private clouds play within the enterprise? That is a larger question than the viability of Azure Stack. Microsoft is the latest to push private and hybrid cloud, but if they are successful, others are likely to enter, or reenter the market, perhaps even public cloud-only AWS and Google...

Cloud computing is consolidating, raising the risk of customer lock-in

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Paul Gillin.

Barely a decade into the cloud revolution, consolidation is already setting in, and the implications for customers aren’t good. That’s according to a new report from Forrester Research Inc. The three areas of greatest consolidation are currently in the base-level computing and storage known as infrastructure as a service, desktop applications delivered via the cloud and customer relationship management.

The three largest providers in those markets already collectively hold 70 percent or more of subscription revenues and are unlikely to see their market shares decline, Forrester said. However, not everything is consolidating so quickly. Markets for electronic purchasing, supply chain management, human resources and financial management systems are still wide open. What’s more, the authors point out, far more money is still being spent on on-premises software than on cloud services...

Cloud job roles soar - but salaries not accelerating with it

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

If you’re looking for your next break in the cloud computing industry, be warned: salaries are slowing down while job postings soar. That is the verdict of Experis, a professional IT resourcing provider, whose latest Tech Cities Job Watch looked at the challenges and opportunities in the UK technology job market.

According to the research, which utilised Innovantage’s recruitment software to analyse more than half a million employer websites, the number of cloud roles almost doubled (97.73% increase) between Q216 and Q217, but salaries for permanent roles only went up 2.7% on average. For contractors, day rates have stubbornly remained at £481 year on year...