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CloudCheckr Secures $50 Million Series A From Level Equity

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CloudCheckr, the leading cloud management platform, announced today that it has raised $50 million in institutional funding from Level Equity. The funding round will augment an already profitable business that has tripled in each of the last three years. CloudCheckr will use the funds to bolster its market-leading platform for modern enterprises, government agencies and managed service providers who demand a comprehensive and scalable multi-cloud management platform that satisfies cost, security, utilization and compliance concerns.

"Cloud management is a highly complex but increasingly mainstream issue - especially for the forward-looking enterprises who are leading the public cloud revolution," said Aaron Newman, CEO and Co-Founder at CloudCheckr. "We have had an astonishing amount of interest in our business as it has continued to scale quickly and profitably and were very deliberate in our timing and choice to bring on an institutional investment partner that would help accelerate our lead in this exciting marketplace. Level's investment is validation of the pressing need to get visibility and control of exploding cloud environments and we're excited to keep building, innovating and giving organizations the tools they need to go fast at scale."

Radiant selects Amazon Web Services to host Open Source Platform

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Radiant
today announced that its open Earth imagery platform for the global development community will be hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Radiant received a grant of free usage in the form of AWS promotional credits to help get started, which will accelerate the development of the platform, establishing Radiant as a global steward of the world's increasing, yet disparate sources of open geospatial and Earth imagery and data. Coupled with analytical tools and capacity building programs, open imagery and data will be used to create powerful insights and evidence-based support for transformative impact and change.  

"Using the AWS Cloud will infuse Radiant's platform technology offerings with an initial set of best-in-class cloud capabilities. We plan to support infrastructure that works with many cloud providers, and AWS is key to our scale and global reach. The AWS promotional credits will help Radiant begin development of the initial phase of our platform quickly, and we are very excited to work with AWS to bring additional Earth imagery to the cloud," says Radiant's Chief Technology Officer, Dan Lopez.

Medsphere Migrates Acute and Ambulatory EHRs to the Cloud

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Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, has moved into cloud-based services with the implementation of the company’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR) at the Behavioral Center of Michigan and Samaritan Behavioral Center. The fully cloud-based version of OpenVista gives both Detroit-area facilities and other current and future clients greater accessibility and saves the expense of local servers and data centers.

The successful Behavioral Center go-live is confirmation of Medsphere’s cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy, which is also currently being rolled out at other client sites.
 

Five9 Cloud-Based Contact Center Solution Helps Large Financial Services Company

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Five9, Inc., a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, was chosen by a large financial services company to transition its five contact centers from an unreliable premise-based solution to the cloud-based Five9 Virtual Contact Center (VCC). Since implementing Five9, the company reports that it has dramatically improved contact center reliability and uptime, increased agent productivity by over 10%, realized significant savings annually and was empowered with intelligent analytics to improve decision making.

The financial services company, which offers financing and loan services, both online and in-store to under-banked consumers, required a more reliable solution that would also increase efficiency in the contact center. The company’s initial decision to select and implement Five9 was also based on the need for custom reporting and robust analytics capabilities.
 

Interoute launches Managed Container Platform at Cloud Expo Europe

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Interoute, owner-operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest and most advanced networks, will announce the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher, at Cloud Expo 2017. This new innovative approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments.
 
The advent of containers has revolutionised the way enterprises can build, and deploy software applications, bringing greater agility, quicker deployment times and lower operational costs. In the past, Enterprise Operations and Infrastructure teams building new applications and software services had to manage all cloud infrastructure building blocks (the virtual server, OS, and application libraries) necessary to create their application development environment. Using a container based approach enterprise developers can now focus on writing applications and deploying the code straight into a container. The container is then deployed across the underling Interoute cloud infrastructure dramatically improving the time to develop and launch new applications and software.
 

Mavenir Unveils the Mavenir RCS Cloud Platform

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Mavenir, the global leaders in software-defined infrastructure solutions with a world-leading installed base of advanced messaging solutions that support more than 3.5 billions of subscribers across 350 operators, today announced the launch of its cloud-based Rich Communication Services (RCS) Platform and Hub, further expanding its globally deployed suite of flagship RCS solutions that support tens of millions of subscribers worldwide.

With its new RCS Platform and Hub, Mavenir provides Communications Service Providers (CSPs) with an innovative approach to quickly and efficiently deploy secure and advanced communications, while capitalizing on new monetization services but without the high costs and complexity associated with large-scale network infrastructure projects.

The Mavenir RCS Platform can be easily deployed either directly in the operator network, as a Mavenir-hosted model or managed across a hybrid model that results in a combination of both. This unique approach, allows CSPs to decide which functionalities they want to remain in their network, such as customer data - bringing back control to the operators and expanding their role in the digital economy.

Barracuda Offers Backup Customers and MSPs Faster Restores with LiveBoot 2.0

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Barracuda Networks, Inc. today announced Barracuda Backup LiveBoot 2.0, which includes Cloud LiveBoot for Microsoft Hyper-V and gives customers faster restores to minimize downtime in VMware vSphere and Hyper-V environments. Barracuda LiveBoot 2.0 offers a backup and recovery option for larger virtual machines, and reduces boot times.

"The whole point of deploying a backup strategy is to make sure businesses are covered when things go wrong, and in today's landscape, there are a lot of potential obstacles," said Rod Mathews, senior vice president and general manager, data protection at Barracuda. "We've seen everything from natural disasters to ransomware attacks or employees accidentally deleting critical files that can wreak havoc on an organization's recovery strategy. Barracuda Backup LiveBoot 2.0 provides customers with a powerful and affordable layer of protection for recovering lost data."     

Faster Restores, Reduced Downtime

Skyhigh Networks Awarded Pioneering CASB Patents for Cloud Security and Cloud Governance

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Skyhigh Networks, the world's leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), announced today the company has been awarded two new CASB patents for security and governance capabilities. This official recognition follows nearly four years of comprehensive assessment by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, further validating Skyhigh's risk-based approach to helping customers safely adopt software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services.

The two new patents, ‘Cloud Service Usage Risk Assessment' and ‘Cloud Service Risk Usage Monitoring System,' brings Skyhigh's granted portfolio count to eight, forming the most robust and growing patented technology portfolio in the CASB industry. Previous CASB patents granted to Skyhigh covered cloud-based encryption with enterprise managed keys, increasingly critical for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations; and identity-based, mobile-to-cloud inline security enforcement, critical for any inline CASB use case. A combination of these seminal patents positions Skyhigh as the CASB industry leader covering cloud discovery, compliance, data security and threat protection.

10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

Grazed from NetworkAsia. Author: Brandon Butler.

Google cloud is seen by analysts as an up and comer. Company executives will even admit that the past few years Google has not had everything it needs to compete for enterprise customers in the IaaS public cloud market against Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and even IBM. But they will also tell you that Google is ready now.

Recently, Google held NEXT, its user conference where the company introduces new cloud features and users get to learn about the cloud platform. In the opening day keynote, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google’s cloud division, said that not many analysts have questioned Google’s technical abilities in the cloud. But now, they’ve rounded out the rest of their portfolio...

Docker Donating ContainerD to Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Grazed from ServerWatch. Author: Sean Michael Kerner.

In December 2016, Solomon Hykes, the founder of Docker, announced a re-focused containerd (Con-tay-ner-D) initiative, spinning out the core container runtime from the Docker Engine community project. At the time, it wasn't entirely clear where containerd would land, but now the picture has come into focus, as Docker is sending containerd to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). "We already have an investment in the CNCF, and it made sense to take advantage of that existing investment," Hykes told ServerWatch.Docker

Docker Inc was among the founding members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which got started in July 2015 as a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project. Hykes noted that Docker already has technical integrations with several projects hosted by CNCF, including the Prometheus monitoring project and the GRPC remote procedure call effort...

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