Service Providers

A10 Networks Provides Ability for Service Providers to Deliver Cloud Scrubbing Services With Automation and Scale

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A10 Networks today announced availability of an advanced solution for Service Providers to deliver more profitable DDoS scrubbing services to their enterprise customers with the A10 Thunder Threat Protection System (Thunder TPS). The new solution reduces TCO via advanced intelligent automation capabilities, continuous machine learning, and greater scale than competing solutions. 

The solution empowers a wide range of service providers to better serve and protect their enterprise customers at scale and increase revenue by delivering highly profitable scrubbing services with differentiated faster mitigation times, lower operating costs, and service delivery options tailored to different business needs. The result is a solution ideal for mobile, internet, cloud, hosting and managed service providers.

A10 provides the advanced intelligent automation capabilities, powered by machine learning, to enable proactive and precise DDoS defenses throughout the entire protection lifecycle. Operators define the networks to be protected and A10 powered defenses do the rest. A10's solution provides granularity at scale to accurately profile and monitor over 100,000 servers and services, distributed over thousands of networks, while enabling up to 3,000 simultaneous attack mitigations.

Cohesity Empowers Service Providers to Build, Manage, and Grow Cohesity Powered Multi-Cloud Services on One Web-Scale Platform

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Cohesity announced an expansion of the Cohesity Partner Program that empowers service providers to rapidly build and deliver highly differentiated secondary data and application services to meet the growing demands of enterprise customers. Service providers that join the Cohesity Partner Program can now utilize new capabilities in the Cohesity DataPlatform including multi-tenancy, tenant self-service, and chargeback reporting to deliver high-value services across private, public, and hybrid clouds within one web-scale platform.

Cohesity also announced today the Cohesity Powered trust mark, a designation available only to qualified partners who build their businesses on Cohesity's trusted platform and adhere to strict quality standards. The trust mark enables partners to further differentiate their value in the market while driving customer preference for their innovative services.

"The Cohesity Partner Program gives service providers innovative ways to help customers directly address the complexities of mass data fragmentation while harnessing the power of secondary data and applications," said Mohit Aron, founder and CEO, Cohesity. "By building their own solutions on Cohesity's platform, coupled with the credibility of the Cohesity Powered trust mark, service providers can confidently offer a wider array of value-added services to their customers, grow their businesses, and help customers derive the most value from their secondary data."

Tufin Launches First of Its Kind Program for MSSPs to Better Manage and Protect Customer Networks

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Tufin, the market-leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, today launched its Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Program, enabling MSSPs to offer "Tufin as a Service" in a consumption-based model, delivering maximum value and flexibility. Tufin provides vital network visibility and enables organizations to make network security policy changes in minutes, reduce the attack surface and ensure continuous compliance. With Tufin as a Service, offered separately or integrated into an MSSP's services portfolio, MSSPs can automate policy changes to provide cost-effective services to their customers, improving security across heterogeneous networks.

Tufin developed its unique program to address the growing need for MSSPs to have an "as a service" offering that removes the manual and painstaking processes associated with firewall management.  The solution provides MSSPs a way to consistently and regularly manage network security policies and automatically document who made a change, when they made a change, and why they made a change. Benefits include reduced network configuration errors, improved troubleshooting, decreased network downtime and lower costs associated with providing these services. MSSPs will now be able to provide their customers better business agility with lower risk and improved speed and accuracy of network changes while meeting security demands.

Ensono Recognized as Microsoft Azure Expert MSP After Rigorous Audit Process

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Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, announces its status as one of the first managed service providers to be recognized as a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP from the Microsoft pilot program after an intensive audit process. 

Ensono is now one of just 32 certified Azure Expert MSPs after proving itself as an expert ally in assisting clients in adopting Azure services. This certification recognizes that Ensono clients on Azure receive continuous optimization in spend and technology. Ensono's managed Azure clients will receive fully audited managed services and will have access to the most qualified consultants and technical resources throughout their digital transformation journeys. 

To achieve this certification, Ensono underwent an in-depth audit that evaluated its technical expertise, assessment and design, build and migration, cloud operations and service management, security and governance, SLAs customer satisfaction, cost optimization and reporting for its Azure services. Ensono's Hyper Cloud Platform was a critical element in receiving the certification. This cloud management platform allows clients to have full visibility of their Microsoft Azure environment without having to worry about day-to-day management and long-term strategy.

 

Tech Data Adds Four New Service Providers to its Cloud Portfolio

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Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced it has added four new value-added service providers to its Tech Data Cloud portfolio, featuring one-stop shopping for cloud solutions, along with flexible payment models and powerful cloud management toolsets. The new service providers, available to Tech Data resellers in the U.S., include:

Datera Emerges From Stealth to Bring AWS-Like Elastic Block Storage to Enterprises and Service Providers

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Datera emerged from stealth today and immediately launched its first product -- Datera Elastic Data Fabric. Datera Elastic Data Fabric is the first storage solution for enterprise and service provider clouds that is designed with DevOps style operations in mind. Datera Elastic Data Fabric is scale-out storage software that turns standard, commodity hardware into a RESTful API-driven, policy-based storage fabric for large-scale clouds.

Datera Elastic Data Fabric makes Infrastructure as Code a reality for DevOps environments who have struggled for too long against the cumbersome operations requirements of legacy storage infrastructure. Now enterprise and service provider clouds can enjoy the operational efficiencies that have given the likes of AWS and Google their competitive edge.

Cloud Computing: Rackspace Looks to Boost OpenStack Adoption

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OpenStack pioneer Rackspace has moved to boost enterprise adoption of the cloud operating system with this week's release of a managed private cloud service that can be installed in a variety of datacenter settings.  Also this week, the cloud provider along with OpenStack developers announced new servers, server specifications and the latest release of OpenStack deployment software.
 
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) said Thursday (April 7) the managed private cloud service integrates software, hardware and services for private clouds hosted in a customer's datacenter, a third-party facility or a Rackspace datacenter. The managed service also includes computing, networking and storage...

The problem with cloud service providers and security SLAs

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Joe Clabby.

In recent discussions with several professional service providers including ViON (a Washington-based systems integrator), BRUNS-PAK (a data center deployment firm), Google (the search engine/cloud services provider), as well as conversations with former employees of professional services firms, I have developed some interesting new insights – particularly with respect to cloud security.

I’m finding that these firms and individuals possess a wealth of information on industry trends – as well as deep insights into why information technology (IT) buyers are making certain decisions while discarding other ideas...

The Truth about Ingram Micro’s Foray into the Cloud Service Provider Space

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Earlier this year the channel was set abuzz by the announcement from Ingram Micro that it was entering the cloud service provider space with three new Ingram Micro-branded and hosted cloud solutions: Ingram Micro Hosted Exchange, Ingram Micro Virtual Private Servers (VPS) and Ingram Micro Web Hosting.

I recently spoke with Renee Bergeron, vice president of Managed Services & Cloud Computing at Ingram Micro, to get a better understanding of what these new additions mean for Ingram Micro and its channel partners...

Ribose first Cloud Service Provider to achieve Multi-Tier Cloud Security certification

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Initiated by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and developed under the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), the MTCS is a Singapore Standard (SS 584:2013) that specifies stringent security and operational requirements for CSPs to encourage adoption of sound risk management and security practices. The certification specifies three tiers of security certification, with level three being the highest. Ribose's level one MTCS certification was awarded after thorough evaluation by BSI (British Standards Institution), a participating Certification Body for the MTCS standard.

IDA Assistant Chief Executive Khoong Hock Yun said, "Cloud computing is a key enabler for Singapore's drive to become a Smart Nation. Security of the cloud is a critical concern answered by the Multi-Tier Cloud Security standard. We are heartened that global industry players have taken a keen interest in it and are signing on to adopt the measures."...