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Tech Data Adds Veeam Cloud Connect on Azure to StreamOne Cloud Marketplace

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Tech Data Corporation today announced that it has added Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise deployed on Microsoft Azure to the StreamOne Cloud Marketplace, the distributor's platform for end-to-end provisioning and billing of software and cloud services. The offering is available in the U.S. and Europe.

Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to different clouds, and for service providers to offer both Backup-as-a-Service or complete availability solutions. Veeam software allows customers to maintain full control of their data through easily scheduled and managed backups to Azure that apply appropriate archiving and retention policies to meet their specified requirements. Its end-to-end encryption ensures that data is always secure, at source and in transit.

Tripwire's Cloud Management Assessor Now Supports Microsoft Azure

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Tripwire, Inc. announced that Tripwire Cloud Management Assessor, an extension of its flagship Tripwire Enterprise solution, now supports Microsoft Azure. Announced earlier this year, with initial focus on supporting Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments, Cloud Management Assessor helps organizations strengthen their cybersecurity and maintain compliance, and it now allows users to scan and assess the configuration states of their Azure environments.

"New security considerations come with the continued adoption of cloud technologies, so we're working to provide more solutions that help organizations maintain secure and compliant states across their evolving environments," said Dave Meltzer, chief technology officer of Tripwire. "Earlier this year, we announced support for AWS based on the Center for Internet Security AWS Foundations Benchmark. We've taken the initiative of putting together configuration recommendations for Azure and can offer a solution that customers can use today."

HotLink Launches HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix

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HotLink Corporation announced HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix, the first hybrid management solution to seamlessly extend VMware vCenter to XenServer for Citrix desktop and application virtualization users. For IT organizations that have standardized on VMware management for general-purpose virtual infrastructure, HotLink's new offering is the only technology available that enables the robust capabilities of VMware vCenter to be applied to XenServer hosts and virtual machines (VMs) without adding consoles, sacrificing features, rebuilding VM templates, redesigning workflows or adding new IT skills.

Citrix and HotLink are working together to help Citrix customers dramatically simplify hybrid IT operations and reduce overall costs, while benefitting from the superior performance of the XenServer hypervisor for XenApp and XenDesktop deployments. Optimized for application virtualization and VDI, XenServer - included in all XenApp and XenDesktop editions - offers superior graphics support and industry-leading security, as well as faster desktop boot times, lower network bandwidth utilization and streamlined Provisioning Services. With HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix, IT shops can combine best-of-breed virtual infrastructure together with unified, fine-grained administration and management that's easy to deploy and intuitive to use.

Global Survey Finds Cloud Foundry Application Runtime Cuts Development Cycles, Improves Flexibility and Saves Money

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The Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard platform for cloud applications, released its first semi-annual User Survey whose findings show Cloud Foundry Application Runtime usage among developers grew across industries and across the globe - especially at large organizations. Respondents also noted that Cloud Foundry Application Runtime increased developer productivity by 3X, by cutting time needed for development cycles, also improving flexibility and saving money.

"Cloud Foundry Application Runtime is the game changer developers were waiting for - it makes it easier to create and continuously deploy applications," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "Giving developers an easy-to-use runtime provides them the control and flexibility to use the tools they want to build effortlessly, and ultimately saves their employer money."

Cloud Foundry Application Runtime is a mature and growing cloud application platform used by large enterprises to develop and deploy cloud-native applications, saving them significant amounts of time and resources. Enterprises benefit from the consistency of Cloud Foundry Application Runtime across a variety of distributions of the platform, thanks to a certified provider program. 
 

3 Key S/4HANA Benefits For Finance

Written by Curtis Gaska, solution architect, Symmetry

Finance is one of the most demanding industries from an IT perspective. It requires the ability to crunch huge volumes of data, derive actionable analysis, and react to market conditions that can change in seconds - all under some of the strictest regulations of any industry today. SAP S/4HANA benefits finance with innovative engineering backed by raw power, driving quicker data access, deeper analysis, and business acceleration.

Top 3 Benefits of S/4HANA For Finance

Scale Computing Collaborates with Google Cloud to Remove Barriers to Cloud Computing with Hybrid Cloud Mobility

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Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, announced that it is working with Google to develop a hybrid cloud solution that makes it easy for organizations, including channel partners and MSPS, to move application workloads freely in the cloud or on-premises.

The new offering, called HC3 Cloud Unity allows an organization's apps to use resources in the cloud and on-prem at the same time, and enables apps solely created for on-prem to now run on Google Cloud Platform.

HC3 Cloud Unity combines the private cloud capabilities of Scale's HC3 hyperconverged platform, SCRIBE software-defined-storage, and new SD-WAN capabilities with Google Compute Engine, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering for Google Cloud Platform. HC3 also leverages Google's recently released nested virtualization support.

Nimbix Announces High Speed Cloud Storage for AI and Deep Learning Workflows

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Nimbix, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new high-performance storage platform in the Nimbix Cloud specifically designed for the demands of artificial intelligence and deep learning applications and workflows. The new premium JARVICE Vault is an all solid-state elastic file system which enables users to achieve tens of thousands of IO operations per second (IOPS) to feed ultra-fast GPU systems for AI and deep learning frameworks. The distributed file system also provides seamless access to data from large clusters of interconnected, bare-metal GPUs that work together to provide faster time to results.

9 Essential Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Growth

Running a business is anything but easy. You must have a unique idea in a profitable niche, and you must also define and sell it to a target audience. Once you have identified your USP and narrowed down your demographic, you'll then want to generate as many leads as possible for your business. Fortunately, the right marketing campaign can help your business to do so. Read the nine essential marketing strategies to boost your business growth.

1.    Website Design

Your website is the front door to your business. It should therefore be the biggest priority out of all your marketing efforts. Not only must it be visually appealing, but it must also have a fast uptime and a superb user experience. It's important to turn to a web development specialist, such as coolblueweb, who have the knowledge and experience to create an attractive, easy-to-use website for your brand.

2.    Social Media Marketing

No modern business can afford to ignore social media. In fact, many companies are running successful companies using social media alone. While the platforms can be a little intimidating for beginners, they can transform your business for the better.

Any brand serious about growing their business and increasing their conversion rate must create a social media presence. If you don't know where to start, you should consider hiring an experienced social media manager to do the hard work for you. They can create and publish unique posts that will engage with your demographic, drive web traffic, and boost your conversions. Strive to create compelling, relevant, and authentic social media posts that allow people to learn more about your brand, business, and industry.

Zenoss Announces Nutanix Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Integration

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations, today announced the launch of its Nutanix ZenPack, a comprehensive monitoring integration that gives Zenoss customers the ability to view their entire Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) deployments as a single holistic unit, encompassing the Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF), server compute capacity and virtual network components.

Linked with Zenoss Service Impact, the Nutanix ZenPack gives users the ability to see when and where performance issues occur and pinpoint the services that rely on Nutanix infrastructure, greatly accelerating the ability of IT Operations professionals to perform root-cause analysis (RCA) and accelerate the mean time to resolution (MTTR) of issues or outages.

Tintri To Showcase All-Flash Storage For Enterprise Cloud At IP Expo London On October 4 and 5

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Tintri, Inc., a leading enabler of enterprise cloud, has today announced that it will be exhibiting at IP Expo London on October 4 and 5. Tintri, located at stand GG24, will be discussing how organizations can deliver public cloud agility inside their own data center - for total control over cost and performance.

Tintri is working with customers across EMEA to help them embark on their cloud journey. Recently, Tintri announced a number of new software including an extension of its on-premises all-flash storage solutions to AWS S3 and IBM Cloud Object Storage. Additionally, it announced a new all-flash series, the EC6000 platform, that allows organizations and CSPs to scale from 19TB up to 40PB and support up to 480,000 virtual machines. And last week, Tintri launched the new T1000 all-flash storage product, which is aimed at ROBO and smaller VDI workloads and will sold exclusively through Tintri's channel globally.