Cloud Companies

Cloud Computing: Huawei Launches a Kubernetes-based Container Engine

Grazed from TheNewStack.IO. Author: Joab Jackson.

Joining an increasing number of companies, Asian telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies has released its own container orchestration engine, the Cloud Container Engine (CCE). Ying Xiong, Huawei’s chief architect of cloud computing, announced CCE version 1.0 at LinuxCon North America, being held this week in Toronto.

Like orchestration engines from CoreOS and Apprenda, CCE will be based on Google open-source Kubernetes platform . During his talk, Xiong discussed the growing use of containers in China. In 2016, Huawei found that 14 percent of companies were using containers in production, and another 23 percent were using them for test and development. About 44 percent had plans to adopt container technologies within the next six months...

VMware Highlights Cloud Building Blocks During Keynote

Grazed from VirtualizationReview. Author: Jeffrey Schwartz.

VMware has developed new SaaS-based tools that will enable organizations to bridge applications and workloads across multiple private clouds, including Amazon Web Services EC2 and S3, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and the Google Cloud Platform. The company’s new VMware Cross-Services provide deployment, security and management of applications and that can be shared across multiple clouds.

Cross-Cloud Services was introduced this morning during CEO Pat Gelsinger’s keynote presentation that kicked off VMworld 2016. The keynote’s purpose was to provide extended hybrid cloud infrastructures and to showcase advances in software-defined networking, storage and end user computing...

Alphabet Inc Shuts Down Cloud Service Of Client For Malicious Attacks

Grazed from MarketExclusive. Author: Adam Russell.

Fred Trotter, the executive of healthcare research startup CareSet and healthcare startup DocGraph recently got to work only to find that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) had locked him out of his cloud computing service. The CEO reported to work as usual on Monday morning only to finds that Alphabet had shut down his firm’s account on the Google Cloud computing service, worrying him and his team.

Trotter received a warning that one of his systems had been carrying out intrusive attacks against third parties. Alphabet condemned the act and warned the executive and his team that the problem should be fixed. Alternatively, they were expected to explain the legitimacy of the unexpected network traffic. Alphabet threatened to terminate the cloud services if the CEO and his team failed to carry out any of the requests...

VMware New Cloud Plan: Sell Stuff for Rival Clouds

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Dina Bass.

VMware Inc. is set to unveil new products in a bid to eke out greater relevancy for the company in internet-based cloud-computing. On Monday, the company will announce Cloud Foundation, which combines software for storage, networking and virtualization into one package, as well as the ability to use that product as a service hosted in IBM's cloud.

The company will also preview new Cross-Cloud subscription services that let customers manage and protect applications hosted in clouds from International Business Machines Corp., as well as market leader Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. VMware is shifting its cloud strategy after little traction and executive departures...

Former head of Intel Capital to lead $150mn European cloud fund

Grazed from TheStack. Author: Alice MacGregor.

London-based fund manager C5 Capital is aiming to raise a $150 million (approx. £114 million) fund to tap into the growing cloud computing sector after appointing the former European head of Intel Capital, Marcos Battisti. Battisti will join the firm this September to manage one of the largest funds of its kind in Europe.

The investment will target next-stage development businesses operating in the cloud computing market, and hopes to enable further opportunities for remote processing and storage. The Financial Times expected typical investments to be between $5 million and $15 million. At Intel’s venture capital group in the States, Battisti was involved in investments in companies such as French mobile connectivity company Sigfox, and Israeli semiconductor designer Anobit – which was bought by Apple in 2012...

Cloud Computing: Veritas Ups Resiliency Factor In Datacenter Space Race

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Adrian Bridgwater.

There is something of a space race on in the datacenter market. Hardware vendors now think they are software vendors. Well-known ex-PC manufactures now bill themselves as Software Defined DataCenter (SDDC) specialists — and cloud computing specialists are busy reshaping their offerings as it turns out that ultra-hybrid multi-cloud multi-vendor cross-platform is the only way to run a cloud.

There is no real cloud

It’s all change and some say that there is no real ‘Internet’ or ‘cloud computing’ anyway. The web is in fact a distributed hypermedia system of data nodes interrelated via defined interaction criteria that live in datacenters. The cloud is just a collection of various data nodes in that same system with bits of software management intelligence sprinkled around...

Read more from the source @ http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2016/08/26/veritas-ups-resiliency-factor-in-datacenter-space-race/#7f15d4b43745

Virtustream and Iron Mountain Join Forces to Build Cloud Platform for Enterprise Data Management

Grazed from BusinessWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud services and software provider and an EMC Federation Company, today announced that Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, has selected Virtustream® xStream® and Virtustream Viewtrust® software to orchestrate, automate and secure cloud storage services for Iron Mountain’s cloud-based service offerings.

“Changes in technology and business processes are challenging the most progressive companies to adopt new strategies to handle the resulting explosion of high value data,” said Eileen Sweeney, senior vice president and general manager for Data Management at Iron Mountain. “To enable our customers to adapt their data management processes to these challenges, we are embracing technology and offering clients a hybrid approach to manage all types of data, through various stages of the data lifecycle...

Cloud Computing: Cray’s latest supercomputer runs OpenStack and open source big data tools

Grazed from TechCrunch. Author: Ron Miller.

Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it runs on OpenStack, the open source cloud platform and supports open source big data processing tools like Hadoop and Spark.

Cray recognizes that the computing world had evolved since Seymour Cray launched the company back in the early 1970s. While the computers they are creating remain technology performance powerhouses, they are competing in an entirely different landscape that includes cloud computing where companies can get as many computing resources as they need and pay by the sip (or the gulp in the case of Cray-style processing)...

Cloud Computing: Intel rolls out silicon photonics for data centers

Grazed from Optics.org. Author: Editorial Staff.

Intel says it has started shipping silicon photonics products based around a hybrid indium phosphide/silicon laser, and says that it expects the technology to eventually feature “everywhere” in data centers. Officially launching the platform at this year’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel’s general manager of data centers Diane Bryant claimed that the Californian chip giant was the only company building its silicon photonics around a laser directly integrated into the material. “We are the first to light up silicon,” she said, adding that products had been shipping since June. “We integrate the laser light-emitting material, which is indium phosphide, onto the silicon and use lithography to define the laser, to align it with precision.”

Cost, reach and density advantage

Bryant says that this yields a cost advantage versus other approaches to silicon photonics, which can involve tricky manual alignment, as well as longer reach and higher density. But she admitted that it had taken Intel a long time – 16 years to be precise – to transfer the technology from its research laboratories and into a full-blown product...

Cloud Computing: AWS and Azure get the highest federal security rating: What happens from here?

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Rick Delgado.

Cloud services have been able to store customers’ data for many years now, but the number of prospective clients for several vendors has recently dramatically increased. Back in late June, the announcement was made that three vendors had received special certifications from the federal government, allowing them to store sensitive data that the government had on hand.

Two of those providers are among the most popular within the cloud market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, while the third is CSRA’s ARC-P IaaS, a vendor that might not be as universally known as the others but still carries enough weight for those in the know. The news was certainly noteworthy for those providers, but it also has tremendous implications for federal agencies as well as the cloud market as a whole...