Service Providers

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

Grazed from EnterpriseTech.  Author: George Leopold.

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

Grazed from TalkinCloud.  Author: Editorial Staff.

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."...

CommVault Fuels Cloud Growth with Enhanced Partner Program for Service Providers

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CommVault today announced a series of new enhancements to the CommVault PartnerAdvantage partner program Service Provider (SP) Edition, designed to help service provider partners maximize revenue, profitability and growth opportunities through new leading edge tools, resources and solutions that support their specialized requirements.

CommVault's ongoing cloud strategy builds on its leadership in software innovation and, through strategic relationships with service provider partners, delivers solutions to simplify and secure the transition of these services providers and their customers to cloud computing. To achieve this, CommVault utilizes its single software platform to power highly efficient cloud infrastructures, is expanding market reach through a broad cloud ecosystem and further investing in its own cloud solutions group...

Cloud Computing: GreenPages-LogicsOne Named One of World's Top Managed Service Providers

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GreenPages-LogicsOne, a leading systems integrator and cloud services company, today announced it has been named to Nine Lives Media's MSPmentor 501 Global list and report identifying the world's top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPmentor 501 rankings are based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed. GreenPages-LogicsOne placed #79 globally.

GreenPages-LogicsOne has also been named to CRN's MSP Elite 150 list (part of CRN's MSP500 list) ranking large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premiseprofessional servicesas well as off-premise services. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services...

Service Provider Interconnekt Maximizes Cloud Growth Opportunities with New SDN-Enabled Infrastructure from Brocade

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Cloud and managed services provider Interconnekt, along with sister companies ConnektNet and ConnektCloud, have upgraded their network with Brocade® solutions to meet their “pay-as-you-grow” on-demand infrastructure requirements. Delivered by distributor Avnet Technology Solutions, Brocade VDX® 6740 switches and Brocade NetIron® CER 2000 routers provide Interconnekt with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network foundation. Additionally these devices enable rapid scaling of services to help Interconnekt accommodate substantial growth in demand from small-to-medium enterprise (SME) and mid-market customers well into the future.

Through its ConnektCloud offerings, Interconnekt offers a range of managed “as-a-service” offerings, including hosted server, desktop, backup and disaster recovery/business continuity, archive, storage, e-mail, voice and Web services, along with managed security and Microsoft 365 applications. To provide these offerings through its ConnektNet business unit, Interconnekt offers MPLS-based managed WAN connectivity across multiple access technologies, at speeds up to up to 10 Gbps...

Cloud Adoption And Managed Service Providers Fuel Global Momentum For IBM PureSystems

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As organizations look to consolidate their existing data centers and shift more of their workloads to the cloud, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that this trend has helped fuel the growing momentum for the IBM PureSystems family of expert integrated systems, which have now shipped more than 10,000 units through the 4th Quarter of 2013.

Another aspect of this trend is that as more organizations embrace cloud computing, they are looking to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them quickly develop and deploy cloud based services in a more secure and economical way. These MSPs – many in key regions such as India, Brazil and China - are increasingly turning to IBM PureSystems over other vendors’ offerings in order to transform their data centers and provide the IT infrastructure that meets the needs of their clients...