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Threat Stack Announces Containerized Agent to Enable Container Deployment at Scale

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Threat Stack, the leader in cloud infrastructure security, today announced streamlined deployment of the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform designed to provide organizations with the ability to automate the deployment of Threat Stack's agent as a separate container. With a new containerized version of its Cloud Security Platform agent, Threat Stack customers will be able to maintain security visibility as they continue to scale their container infrastructure without slowing down DevOps processes.

With the new deployment model, Threat Stack customers can leverage Kubernetes DaemonSets to automatically deploy Threat Stack's agent alongside new container deployments, streamlining the install and management process. While the agent is deployed as its own container, it will provide the same in-depth host and container visibility as Threat Stack's current agent installed directly on the host.

Industry Veterans from Nimble Storage, DSSD and HPE Join WekaIO Advisory Board

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WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that seasoned storage professional Suresh Vasudevan, the CEO of open source container vendor Sysdig and former CEO of Nimble Storage, has joined its newly established advisory board. Joining Vasudevan on the advisory board is Bill Moore, former founder and CEO of rack-scale flash array startup DSSD which was acquired by EMC in 2014, and Randy Seidl, founder of Revenue Acceleration and formerly of EMC and Hewlett Packard.

The appointment of seasoned executives who have led companies to high growth will help accelerate WekaIO's ability to scale revenue and customer acquisition. As CEO of Nimble Storage, from 2011-2017, Vasudevan led the company from an early-stage startup through a successful IPO, and to a customer-base some 10,000-strong coupled with almost $500 million in annual revenue, before its acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Prior to that Vasudevan was CEO of Omneon, Inc., and before that spent nearly a decade at NetApp, where he held various senior executive positions.

AWS Announces Availability of T3 Instances for Amazon EC2

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the availability of T3 instances, the next generation of burstable general-purpose instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), providing up to 30% improved price performance than previous generation T2 instances. Designed for applications with variable CPU usage that experience occasional spikes in demand - such as microservices, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development environments, code repositories, and business critical applications - T3 instances enable customers' applications to burst seamlessly to meet temporary traffic peaks and then scale back down to operate at typical traffic levels. T3 instances feature Intel Xeon Scalable processors and support up to 5 Gbps in peak network bandwidth. To get started with T3 instances visit: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/t3/.

T2 instances launched four years ago and have become the most popular instances for a wide range of workloads due to their low cost and unlimited burst capabilities. T2 instances are unlike any other burstable instance available in the cloud today in that customers can sustain high CPU performance for any period of time, whenever and however long required, and avoid application degradation if the instance exceeds its available CPU credits. This behavior has to be activated by customers for T2 instances, and because it isn't the default behavior, customers sometimes didn't realize that this important performance benefit was available to them. Based on customer feedback, T3 instances have this valuable unlimited burst capability enabled by default, so customers need not take any special action to enjoy this benefit.

Maxta Introduces Hyperconverged "(Un)Appliance" with Maxta and Red Hat Virtualization Pre-Configured on Intel Data Center Blocks

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Maxta today introduced a Hyperconverged "(Un)Appliance" for Red Hat Virtualization, a pre-configured system of Red Hat Virtualization software and Maxta Hyperconvergence software bundled together on Intel Data Center Blocks hardware. This joint solution provides all the advantages of appliance-based hyperconvergence without any of the disadvantages - there's no refresh tax, no upgrade tax, no VMware tax, and no proprietary virtualization.

Hyperconverged (Un)Appliances collapse servers, storage, and networking into a single server tier that is used to run virtual machines and containers. Storage is configured automatically when VMs or containers are created allowing administrators to focus on managing applications rather than storage. The combination of Intel Data Center Blocks, Red Hat Virtualization and Maxta Hyperconvergence Software provides the operational and capital expense reductions desired by organizations, but in a way that is less expensive to procure, refresh and expand when compared to appliance-based hyperconvergence.

Caveonix Announces Proactive Risk Management Platform for VMware Cloud Provider Partners

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Caveonix, the company providing proactive defense against risks in the hybrid cloud, today announced a new collaboration with VMware where its comprehensive hybrid cloud workload protection platform, RiskForesight, is now available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program. The program includes value-added solutions from VMware and its partners that are delivered on a rental basis to customers through its cloud provider partners. Caveonix's RiskForesight platform is available for any VMware Cloud Provider Program partner to consume through the program. 

"As an emerging company providing proactive risk management solutions for the hybrid cloud security market, this exciting collaboration validates the unique capabilities that the RiskForesight platform brings to our customers," said Kaus Phaltankar, Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Caveonix. "Enterprises want the ability to not only detect IT, cyber and compliance risks in their hybrid cloud environments, but they also need to be able to continuously predict top risks and act to mitigate those risks to improve their risk posture for protection of their hybrid cloud workloads. RiskForesight fills the unique requirements of server workload protection in the modern hybrid cloud security market."

 

New Research: Cloud Adoption on the Rise, but 54 Percent of Organizations at Risk

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Druva today announced the results of its 2018 State of Virtualization in the Cloud survey to understand how enterprises working in virtual environments are approaching cloud migration. The results show cloud adoption is growing for virtualized workloads, with 90 percent of respondents running, or planning to run, virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud in 2018. The survey also highlights significant risk associated with this journey, as organizations discover that on-premises approaches to data management are outdated and no longer adequate for the cloud era. 

The annual survey polled IT and virtualization professionals across companies of all sizes to identify adoption and user data trends across cloud virtualized environments. Key findings from the survey include: 

JetStream Software Unveils Next-Generation Cross-Cloud Data Protection Software

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JetStream Software Inc., an innovator in cloud software development, today announced JetStream Data Protection, enabling cloud service providers an advanced solution to deliver data availability services to enterprise customers. The JetStream Data Protection software joins the already available solutions, JetStream Accelerate and JetStream Migrate, as part of the JetStream Cross-Cloud Data Management Platform

JetStream Software will be exhibiting at VMworld 2018 in the New Innovators Pavilion, August 26-29, 2018, in Las Vegas.

"Data protection is the most common use case for enterprise hybrid cloud," explained Tom Critser, co-founder and CEO of JetStream Software. "So it is no surprise that the market is moving away from legacy snapshot-based replication architectures and adopting continuous replication methods for cloud-based data resiliency."

SolarWinds Broadens Systems Portfolio with Unified Infrastructure Management Enhancements

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today unveiled a wave of updates to the SolarWinds Orion Platform and its product portfolio. The enhancements span multiple products, with SolarWinds debuting the latest versions of Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), Storage Resource Monitor (SRM), and introducing SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor (SCM).

The enhancements enable unified infrastructure management for technology practitioners, designed to help them quickly identify performance issues and correlations between all layers of the technology stack.

"Technology professionals managing increasingly complex and distributed IT environments require monitoring tools that transcend the challenges introduced by hybrid IT," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "The portfolio updates are designed to meet those challenges, providing a unified platform to help IT professionals see the bigger picture by monitoring, mapping, and proving where there are performance issues in IT environments."

C3 IoT and Google Cloud Announce Partnership

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C3 IoT today announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate AI and IoT application development for enterprise digital transformation.

With this partnership, C3 IoT and Google Cloud have developed an integrated solution that seamlessly delivers the C3 IoT Platform - a comprehensive platform as a service (PaaS) for rapidly developing and operating big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT software applications - on Google Cloud Platform, leveraging its cutting-edge infrastructure and AI services. Additionally, the companies will execute co-marketing, co-selling, and co-training initiatives to rapidly scale distribution globally and accelerate customer success.

Arista Introduces Secure Cloud Networking

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Arista Networks today announced security capabilities focused on private, hybrid and public cloud networking. Based on Arista's cloud-grade EOS and CloudVision state-of-the-art software, Arista's approach redefines silo security into holistic security designed for a multi-cloud environment. Key integration includes VMware NSX Data Center and Zscaler for holistic security.

The new security expansion delivers three attributes: extended network segmentation, improved compliance through cognitive controls and new platforms with integrated encryption for wide-area interconnect. These provide customers secure solutions, to reduce operational costs and mitigate threats in the emerging cloud era.

"The challenge to secure an enterprise network is getting more complicated and expensive every day. Siloed security solutions promise to make things easier but actually, have the opposite effect. Security needs to be simplified to be truly useful. Arista's network segmentation approach, to simplify security across the security islands, will help to address these challenges," said Golan Ben-Oni, Global Chief Information Officer, IDT Corporation.