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Alibaba Cloud to Open Data Centers in India and Indonesia

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Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced today at its Computing Conference in Shanghai that it plans to establish two new data centers in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia, and currently anticipates opening the two new IDCs during the current fiscal year, ending on March 31, 2018.

Together with the recently announced data center in Malaysia, Alibaba Cloud will significantly increase its computing resources in Asia, allowing greater support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) throughout the region with powerful, scalable, cost-effective and secure cloud capabilities.

Ancestry Goes All-in on AWS

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, will migrate all of its applications and data to AWS. By choosing the cloud with the most functionality, including a wide range of analytics and machine learning capabilities, Ancestry will be able to achieve superior scalability, performance, reliability, security, and privacy as it continues its global growth.

For its over 2.6 million paid subscribers, Ancestry analyzes and compares billions of historical records, tens of millions of family trees, and millions of existing customer DNA profiles to deliver data-driven insights that help customers develop a new sense of self. The company requires a highly scalable and secure IT infrastructure on which to store and analyze large volumes of sensitive information. Ancestry’s goal is to empower people to take their own journey of self-discovery, providing actionable insights that have meaningful impact. It offers customers a deeper view into their ethnic backgrounds, hints about their family history, and connections to possible genetic cousins.

How to successfully move your business into the cloud

There are many companies that have started to see the benefits of running their business entirely in the cloud. You can access documents and other data wherever you are, and all your employees can keep in touch with you and one anther far easier. Starting to transfer your business to the cloud might sound daunting at first, but here are some useful steps to help make the transformation as smooth as possible.

Why do you want to change?

The above question can be a major issue that some of your employees or clients might ask you, a there has to be a good reason why you want to move your business to the cloud. Maybe, you are thinking of upgrading your current computer hardware or software, or perhaps you are moving to new premises.

Alibaba Group Joins Open Compute Project as Platinum Member

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The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced today that Alibaba Group, the world’s largest online and mobile commerce company, has joined as a Platinum member. OCP was initiated by Facebook in 2011 with a mission to apply the benefits of open source to hardware and rapidly increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the data center and beyond. Since then, OCP has been consistently innovating around open source contributions for networking, servers, storage and Open Rack.

Established in 1999, Alibaba Group's mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. Alibaba Cloud, the Group's cloud computing arm, develops highly scalable platforms for cloud computing and data management. It provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support participants in Alibaba Group's online and mobile commerce ecosystem, including sellers, and other third-party customers and businesses.
 

TIBCO Introduces Robust New TIBCO Cloud Offering

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TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced its TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration. TIBCO Cloud provides improved solutions for organizations completely hosted in the cloud, enabling business users with self-service functionality, while simultaneously reducing the burden on IT. These developments illustrate TIBCO's commitment to enhancing the customer experience, equipping them with advanced, intelligent technologies to become more productive, profitable, and innovative.

TIBCO Live Apps is an intuitive and easy-to-use solution that enables rapid delivery of smart business applications, built on powerful integration capabilities. Designed from the ground up to offer a unique user experience that requires no training, the solution provides a unique approach for digital business users. Key capabilities are also pre-built and can easily be customized for security or scalability, creating a tailored experience.  

dinCloud Introduces New Clutter-Free Virtual Desktop

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dinCloud, a cloud platform for hosted workspaces and cloud infrastructure, today introduced dinWorkspace, the company's new breed of hosted workspaces, which allows users to connect natively to a Microsoft Windows Desktop without the need for connection brokers or other third-party components. This eliminates the need for third party applications or "clutter" and reduces both cost and complexity. Furthermore, bug related and compatibility issues are additionally reduced, offering an improved and more efficient user experience (UX).

Rethinking the Virtual Desktop Experience

"For years, people have been lured by the attraction of the big software companies, overlooking the layers of complexity that comes with implementing traditional VDI in-house. VDI users were forced to go to a third party, who not only added their proprietary software, but other layers of technology just to connect to a virtual desktop," said Ali Din, general manager and CMO at dinCloud. "Our new hosted workspace removes these extra pieces by connecting natively to Microsoft, without third party components or third-party concocted protocols."

DigitalOcean Releases Free Cloud Firewalls Service to Strengthen Security for Large-Scale Applications

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DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, today launched Cloud Firewalls, a free service that secures Droplets (cloud servers) by reducing the surface area of a potential attack. Developers can deploy the service in seconds without installing or configuring any software, and define what ports are visible on their Droplets to minimize risk. Along with DigitalOcean's free Monitoring Service launched in April 2017, Cloud Firewalls is a key part of DigitalOcean's continuous effort to add value back to developers by allowing them to deploy and scale applications of any size.

"We are committed to helping developers build great software. This includes offering a simple and automated way to secure their infrastructure," said Julia Austin, CTO of DigitalOcean. "Teams of engineers depend on DigitalOcean to stay true to our commitment to simplicity, and Cloud Firewalls ensures they can easily manage their production workloads securely, at scale."

StoneFly Integrates 4 Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Platforms

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StoneFly, Inc. the original pioneer of the iSCSI protocol, Virtual Storage Appliances and hyper-converged storage solutions announces full integration of the StoneFly DR365 with the Microsoft Azure public cloud, Microsoft Azure Government, Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier cloud platforms for secure off-site backup and replication.

StoneFly DR365 "DR Site in a Box" total backup and disaster recovery solutions already consolidate all servers, storage appliances and backup systems into one robust appliance that could be mirrored across campuses or replicated to remote sites. Now the DR365 has been fully integrated with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms to easily enhance total business continuity with off-site public cloud storage.

Utilizing Azure Government for a DR365 cloud repository employs world-class security and compliance services critical to the U.S. government for all systems and applications built on its architecture. These services include FedRAMP and DoD compliance certifications, CJIS state-level agreements, the ability to issue HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, and support for IRS 1075. Operated by screened U.S. persons, Azure Government supports multiple hybrid scenarios for building and deploying solutions on-premises or in the cloud. Public Sector entities can also take advantage of the instant scalability and guaranteed uptime of a hyper-scale cloud service.

Cloud Computing: HPE's Whitman Sees Acquisitions as Bigger Part of Strategy

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, who has been racking up acquisitions to stay competitive in the age of cloud computing, said the company's shopping spree may not be over. "I think you will see acquisitions become a bigger part of our strategy," Whitman said in an interview Tuesday in Las Vegas at the company's Discover conference. The company, based in Palo Alto, California, has already unveiled purchases so far this year worth more than $1.5 billion.

Whitman is hunting for tools that would help boost demand for the company's main server and storage products, seeking to push back against direct competitors such as Dell Technologies, as well as cloud-computing providers such as Amazon.com Inc. She's spent the past few years slimming down HPE, including splitting off the personal-computer and printer business and shedding some services and software units in multibillion-dollar deals. Now, she said, it's more clear where the company's resources should be spent...

Read more from the source @ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/hpe-s-whitman-sees-acquisitions-as-bigger-part-of-strategy

vSCOUT, vSTREAM and Virtual nGeniusONE Extend NETSCOUT's Service Assurance Solution to the Transforming Data Center

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NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., a leading provider of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced the industry's first products designed to extend service assurance that include broad application assurance, encompassing off-the-shelf or custom applications, running in physical or virtual data centers, or in the cloud.

"There has been a lack of solutions that provide the same visibility that exist in conventional data centers for cloud services," said Anil Singhal, president and chief executive officer, NETSCOUT. "The solution we are introducing today provides unmatched visibility into the hybrid cloud environment and ensures that our customers can migrate applications to the cloud with confidence."