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Demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Accelerates as Enterprises Move to the Cloud

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced that it has experienced strong - and accelerating - demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 since the product's initial release. Over 25,000 organizations have downloaded the software, representing in aggregate more than 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 users. From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, sales for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 grew 83 percent. In the most recent fiscal quarter, from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017, sales grew even faster with the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5, at 327 percent, accelerating Veeam's overall momentum - and reporting 4 consecutive quarters of growth.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 provides organizations additional options to protect their data on top of the automatic data replication Microsoft provides across its data centers, as well as native resiliency controls available in Office 365. This combination lets companies have complete control of their data and ensure availability to their users.

 

RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report Uncovers Cloud Adoption Trends

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RightScale Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise universal cloud management, today announced the results of the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Survey. In its seventh year, the RightScale State of the Cloud Survey is the largest survey of corporate cloud users, including 997 technology professionals at large and small enterprises across a broad cross-section of industries.

The survey results are available in the RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Report, which can be downloaded at www.rightscale.com/2018-cloud-report.

"The RightScale 2018 State of the Cloud Survey showed that enterprise cloud spending will grow rapidly over the next year, and yet 35 percent of cloud spend is wasted. As a result, optimizing clouds costs is the top initiative for cloud users in 2018," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale. "Multi-cloud continues to be the preferred strategy for enterprises, with companies reporting that they use nearly five different clouds on average. With this multi-cloud approach, Azure is now nipping at AWS' heels and, in fact, is in a dead heat with AWS among enterprises that are just beginning their cloud adoption."

The People Who Continue To Grow Their Fortunes Using Cloud Technology

Article Written by Sally Perkins



Cloud technology is hot business right now. 2017 saw American businesses budget $1.77 million on cloud based storage, while IT departments are anticipated to house just 40% of their apps and platforms on in-house systems in 2018. Evidence that the need for cloud technology continues to grow across the world. Utilizing cloud systems is a sound investment for any organization as it's cost-effective, secure and trustworthy. Therefore, in a world where it's important to maintain reliable and secure systems, now is the time to take the plunge and use the cloud. Afterall, multiple entrepreneurs across the world have made their fortunes from this technology. 

 

Box and Palo Alto Networks Strengthen Integration to Protect the Extended Enterprise

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Box, a leader in cloud content management, and Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, today announced the expansion of their existing integration to now automatically classify sensitive content and enforce policies to prevent users from accidentally or intentionally sharing confidential information.

The integration, offered through Box Governance, is the result of partnerships between Box and Palo Alto Networks, as well as other cybersecurity industry leaders. Palo Alto Networks Aperture SaaS security service delivers complete visibility and granular enforcement across all user and data activity within enterprise SaaS applications like Box, providing detailed analysis and analytics on usage without requiring any additional hardware or software.

UShareSoft Announces UForge AppCenter 3.8, Making Hybrid Cloud Application Delivery Easier than Ever

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UShareSoft, a Fujitsu company and leader in Hybrid IT application automation, today launches UForge AppCenter 3.8. The new release further simplifies application delivery in hybrid IT environments, letting customers model, build and deploy applications from a single console. It also makes it faster and easier for customers to move workloads between data centers and clouds.

A recent survey of IT decision makers commissioned by Fujitsu found that over half of them find it difficult to balance agility and control in their technology choices, and lack the in-house skills needed to manage their cloud estate. Moreover, an overwhelming 80 percent want to move workloads between clouds more easily. Organizations are also looking to avoid lock in to a specific cloud platform or vendor.

How Cloud Computing Can Increase Your Company's Productivity

For your business, productivity is essential to having a thriving business. You not only want your employees to be as efficient as possible, but you also need to company to turn that into sales and profit. When it comes to saving time and increasing productivity, there are many ways that you can get a better performance from your company. However, one way that is more beneficial than the others is turning to cloud computing. Below is four reasons why cloud computing can be so valuable to your business.

Versatile and Mobile

A modern-day working environment is very different from how it was a few years ago. Then, people would have to be at their desks to get their work done. It often meant long hours at the office and no flexibility. However, with cloud computing that has changed for the better. The ability to access all your files anywhere means you don't have to stay at work so late and you can even work from home if you choose. It also makes it less likely that you will forget anything when you attend a meeting because you can access it from your phone or tablet.

REAN Cloud Awarded Cloud Contract with Department of Defense with a Ceiling of $950 Million

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REAN Cloud, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner and global cloud systems integrator, today announced that it has finalized a five-year contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) for up to $950 million to enable agencies within the DoD to procure cloud solutions and services directly from REAN Cloud in a new streamlined process. The agreement represents a groundbreaking model automating pricing and procurement so that government customers can quickly achieve full IT operations in the cloud.

REAN Cloud worked with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) -- a DoD organization charged with accelerating commercial innovation to the U.S military -- in order to facilitate prototyping and procurement of the full range of cloud adoption requirements, from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to application assessments, migrations, operations and more. The production Other Transaction (OT) contract is modeled on an award-winning OT prototype project for the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), DoD's first large-scale infrastructure assessment and cloud migration successfully completed by REAN Cloud last year. This project earned USTRANSCOM honorable mention for the 2017 DoD CIO Cyber and IT Excellence Award, as the migration to highly automated and controlled cloud environments has enabled large-scale modernization.

Check Point Software Announces CloudGuard: Complete Gen V Cyber Protection for the Cloud

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, has today announced the CloudGuard product family to protect enterprises from Gen V cyber attacks on cloud applications and infrastructure.  Check Point is also introducing CloudGuard SaaS protecting enterprises against cyber attacks on SaaS applications. CloudGuard is a part of the Check Point Infinity architecture, built on industry proven and award winning technologies to provide comprehensive Gen V cyber protection for the cloud.

Enterprise cloud adoption is accelerating, enabling greater business agility and efficiencies through both deployment of hybrid cloud infrastructures like Amazon Web Services, Microsft Azure and  VMWare NSX; and migration to cloud-based applications such as Microsoft Office365, Google G-Suite, Salesforce, Servicenow, Slack, Box, Dropbox, Egnyte and more.  There is also an increase in multi vector attacks on cloud workloads and cloud applications including malware, as well as increasing incidences of account hijacking.  According to Check Point research, half of all breaches of enterprise SaaS applications are the result of account hijacks.

Customer Satisfaction: How to Retain Your Customers

The average company loses up to 20 percent of its customers per year, and some can lose as much as 80 percent. In terms of actual customer figures, it's clear that losing already existing custom can make the difference between a successful business and one that fails. If you compound just the 20 percent figure over a number of years, those figures start to add up, and for clued-up business owners, retaining those existing customers is as important as finding new ones. However, keeping existing customers coming back is very often a low-cost mission, and it makes good business sense to look at all of the ways you're losing out on return custom. 

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The majority of companies spend a lot of money on making customers aware of their products and services, and then spend little to no time on making those same customers come back. Worse, some companies fail even to keep track of inactive customers and they become complacent as they concentrate on finding new customers. It is only by being aware of your customer base and your relationship with them that you can ensure that they will once again buy your product or service over and over again.
 

Zerto Introduces Multi-Cloud IT Resilience Platform with Virtual Replication 6.0

Written by David Marshall

Zerto releases its answer for those seeking a single platform for disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility to, from and between multiple clouds for continuous availability. Today, it announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 6.0, the industry's first IT Resilience Platform for multi-cloud that delivers disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility in a single solution, ensuring businesses have continuous data availability. 

ZVR 6.0 delivers inter-cloud workload mobility and protection between Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and more than 350 cloud service providers; enabling control and flexibility to move to, from and between any combination of clouds. By combining continuous replication, automated orchestration and enterprise-class scalability, the Zerto platform increases business agility and simplifies IT operations.