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Threat Stack Announces Contextualized Data Export to Amazon S3 for Enhanced Cloud Security Observability

Threat Stack announced its plan to export cloud infrastructure security telemetry directly to its customers' Amazon S3 accounts in order to enhance security observability. With access to contextualized runtime and behavioral analysis data from the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform through Amazon S3, Threat Stack customers will be able to achieve complete full stack security observability of their cloud infrastructure.

With a direct data export to Amazon S3, Threat Stack helps customers unlock the true value of their data by eliminating the data silos often created by traditional security tools. Threat Stack customers and partners will now be able to combine Threat Stack's contextualized information from the control plane, host, container, orchestration, and application layers with other security signals to gain much greater insight into their security ecosystem.

HyperGrid Announces HyperCloud for VMware Cloud on AWS

HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management, today announced HyperCloud is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. HyperCloud enables customers of VMware Cloud on AWS to execute robust cloud migration projects; continuously optimize cloud consumption; automate security and compliance; and scale cloud operations to support business needs. 

HyperCloud combines the power of machine learning and analytics for vastly superior cloud management capabilities. HyperCloud is different than other solutions on the market because the platform takes a proactive approach to cloud planning, cost management, governance, security and compliance for complete transparency into cloud operations without the guesswork. The platform eliminates the manual, complex and error-prone processes that can impede or derail cloud adoption and operational scaling with simple setup and workflows that require just a few clicks to get actionable insights.

Solo.io Emerges From Stealth to Help Enterprises Move Quickly to Cloud Native Technologies While Protecting Existing Application

Solo.io, the software company that helps enterprises adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, formally launched and unveiled its newest product: Gloo Enterprise (GlooE), an enterprise grade API gateway based on Solo.io's popular open source Gloo project. GlooE is designed to bring enterprise users to the forefront of modern technologies at the pace that best fits them and supports them in maintaining a competitive edge as new technologies emerge. The company also announced an $11 million Series A funding round led by Redpoint Ventures.

"Helping enterprises easily adopt innovative technologies like microservices, serverless and service mesh is our goal at Solo.io," said Idit Levine, founder and CEO of Solo.io. "Melding different technologies into one coherent environment, by supplying a suite of tools to route, debug, manage, monitor and secure applications, lets organizations focus on their software without worrying about the complexity of the underlying environment."
 

AT&T Enhances Safeguards on Cloud Data Through Cloud Recovery with Sungard Availability Services Supported by Amazon Web Service

AT&T is helping business customers reduce the risks in cloud storage by offering Cloud Recovery with Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), which is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

This new service offering from AT&T will help businesses recover faster when a disaster impacts their cloud storage and services. The service works for hybrid environments, too. Businesses can back up combinations of their off-premise and on-premise systems, whether they're physical or virtual, to AWS. 

In most cases, recovery can be done in four hours or less. AT&T will be adding support for more cloud environments throughout the year. 

 

Sysdig Launches Monitoring Service for Cloud-Native Applications on IBM Cloud

Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, announced the availability of the first deployment of IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig, a monitoring service for application visibility, alerting, and troubleshooting for enterprise DevOps and IT teams building and running business-critical applications. With IBM Cloud Monitoring and Sysdig, teams are equipped to monitor applications despite the complexity of today's cloud architecture with many moving parts like containers and microservices.

With this release, the new IBM Cloud Monitoring service with Sysdig is offered to IBM Cloud customers as they provision new servers and manage existing ones. This positions users to view, measure, and troubleshoot performance across their applications and infrastructure on IBM Cloud. Once the Sysdig agent is deployed, metrics are automatically collected for the source.

Teradici Announces Collaboration With Avid to Enable High Performance, Secure Video Editing for Multicloud Environments

Teradici, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP technology and Cloud Access Software, today announced a collaboration with Avid, the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, to launch a cloud video editing offering for professional editors, movie makers, and multimedia journalists. The new joint solution combines the Teradici PCoIP-powered Cloud Access Software and Avid Media Composer to enable these creative professionals the ability to securely access and edit video content remotely from their private data center or from the public cloud with low latency and full color accuracy.

"With our PCoIP-powered Cloud Access Software available with Media Composer, the loyal Avid user base now has the ability to utilize the cloud's full potential during the creation process," said David Smith, CEO of Teradici. "We are committed to empowering more film and editorial professionals by offering our leading remote visualization technology through valued partners. This new solution enables creative professionals to run their workflows in the cloud enabling effective content creation, collaboration and delivery without the security risks, inefficiencies and compliance challenges of locally managed assets."

Virtustream Launches Industry-Leading Cloud Automation and Security Capabilities for Enterprise Customers

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced a major upgrade to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud that includes significant cloud automation and security enhancements, which enable enterprises the unprecedented ability to automate key tasks while maintaining security levels - a multi-part process that previously required manual oversight. This technology evolution builds on Virtustream's expertise in delivering highly scalable, secure and high-performance cloud services for mission critical enterprise applications.

The enhancements also feature a foundationally new version of the xStream cloud management software platform including an enhanced architecture and application programming interface (API), in addition to the ability to address many of the specific challenges presented when migrating and managing enterprise applications in the cloud.

"Enterprise applications and workloads require special handling and care," said Deepak Patil, SVP, Product and Technology, Virtustream. "Historically, enterprise cloud customers had constraints that precluded them from flexibility and conveniences- such as quick provisioning-that are leveraged by cloud consumers with less complex use cases. This was primarily due to concerns about security, backups, monitoring and other issues. Virtustream's new enhancements simplify and automate the most complex actions delivering immediate value to customers."

Cloudistics Announces Record Customer Adoption of Disruptive All-inclusive, Pre-architected Private Cloud

Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced record customer adoption of its Cloudistics platform over legacy infrastructure. Cloudistics has gone beyond the limits of legacy virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructures with a full-fledged private cloud that offers a premium experience for organizations that want to escape the status quo and transform IT service delivery within their organization. The company saw a 400% growth in customer adoption over legacy models from last year to this year.

"Cloudistics is a remarkable shift in experience from what we had previously," said Phillip Langeberg, Corporate IT Director of Massanutten. "We needed something that would not only save us money but work for the long haul and coupled with the white glove treatment we received, it was more than what we expected. From accelerated time to value, less pressure on our IT organization, streamlined support, and better safety in the case of downtime, even our major updates take very little time or effort."

DigitalOcean Releases Kubernetes as a Service

DigitalOcean, the cloud for developing modern apps, announced that its managed Kubernetes service is now available with production-ready functionality and full customer support. Since launching its early access release in May of this year, 30,000 developers and teams have already signed up for access. Starting today, the service is available to all developers worldwide.

"Kubernetes promises to be one of the leading technologies in a developer's arsenal to gain the scalability, portability and availability needed to build modern apps. Unfortunately, for many it's extremely complex to manage and deploy," said DigitalOcean VP of Product Shiven Ramji. "With DigitalOcean Kubernetes, we make running containerized apps consumable for any developer, regardless of their skills or resources. We do this by automating the management of Kubernetes clusters and the provisioning of nodes to make it faster and easier to run containerized apps. We also infuse guided UI experiences and open APIs to provide the right level of support throughout the developer's journey."

 

Global Survey: Maturity of the Technology Spurs Cloud Adoption More than Business Drivers or Culture Change

Business goals are not enough to compel companies to move to the cloud-rather, it is the maturity, flexibility and reliability of cloud technology that are driving companies to increase and expand their adoption, according to the latest report released by the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Cloud Foundry BOSH. The report was announced at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018.

"As IT decision makers have experienced the impressive benefits of the cloud, they have broadened their adoption to more sophisticated technologies in the platform and application development layer of the stack, such as PaaS, containers and serverless," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "We're seeing a virtuous cycle, as comfortability with one technology results in lightning-speed adoption of more advanced technologies. In a decade, we can expect serverless to be as commonplace as PaaS."

Key findings include: