Private Cloud

Avaya Introduces Private Cloud Delivery of Its New Avaya OneCloud UC and CC Solutions

Avaya Holdings Corp. today introduced a new private cloud delivery model of its Avaya OneCloud solutions for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), providing enterprise organizations with a fast, convenient and automated path to the benefits of cloud communications. The new Avaya OneCloud ReadyNow private cloud offerings feature preconfigured, per-seat consumption and standard bundles of both UCaaS and CCaaS solutions, reducing risk, cost and complexity from the transition to a cloud platform from on-premise solutions.

The Avaya OneCloud private offering is being introduced as part of Avaya's new Avaya Intelligent Xperiences - or Avaya IX - solution naming architecture unveiled this week at the company's annual ENGAGE user group conference. Based on input from customers and partners, the new nomenclature streamlines the company's portfolio of solutions and reflects the wealth of experience Avaya brings to bear for customers as they transform digitally and move their solutions into the cloud.

With over 3.5 million cloud seats and growing, Avaya brings experience with the full spectrum of business communications in the cloud, leveraging its leading SaaS capabilities. Avaya OneCloud private solutions are customizable, with experts to help design, customize and manage applications that meet unique and often complex digital transformation needs.

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."

New Nerdio Security Features Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Nerdio, a provider of cloud IT automation for the public and private cloud, today announced the availability of new security features in Nerdio for Azure on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. The new features, also available in Nerdio Private Cloud, are designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium-sized corporations (SMCs) with enhanced cybersecurity guidance.

"As new threats are constantly emerging and known vulnerabilities continue to evolve, it's increasingly challenging for organizations to stay ahead of security issues in an effective and resource-efficient way," said Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO of Nerdio. "Our new security tools extend the efficiencies and benefits of MSPs and internal IT departments and empower them to be more effective in identifying and implementing which controls will truly serve the organization best."

Nerdio for Azure is an automation platform for pricing, packaging, provisioning, management, and optimization of IT environments. It uses Office 365 with Azure Active Directory ADFS, Azure virtual machines with premium managed disks, Azure Recovery Services for both backup and DR replication, and the latest Server 2016 with its optimized RDP v10 protocol running on top of GPU-enabled virtual machines. Nerdio Private Cloud is a fully integrated platform that delivers comprehensive IT infrastructure.

Ixia Delivers Complete Visibility into All Traffic in Virtual Workloads in Private Cloud Environments

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Keysight Technologies announced Cloud Sensor vTap, a new feature of CloudLens from Ixia, a Keysight Business. Cloud Sensor vTap enables organizations to better manage their security risk in private and hybrid cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure Stack, with comprehensive visibility into East-West traffic without requiring hypervisor access.

The rapid increase in cloud adoption has heightened the need for securing data, applications, and workloads that reside in any cloud-based environment. In fact, in a recent Ixia survey, Lack of Visibility Drives Public Cloud Security Risk, 82 percent of IT professionals indicated they are concerned with security and data privacy in the private cloud.

vOneCloud 3.2 Released with Marketplace and Docker Integration

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OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula Project, announced the immediate availability of the 3.2 stable version of vOneCloud, the virtual appliance for vSphere that transforms an existing VMware vCenter deployment into an automated, self-service private cloud. vOneCloud is commercially supported by OpenNebula Systems.

This new release of the appliance, tailored to ease the provisioning of resources from vSphere based infrastructures, comes packed with exciting new features. vOneCloud 3.2, which is based on OpenNebula 5.6 ‘Blue Flash, brings a revamped import mechanism, improved driver performance, VNC options for Wild VMs, network creation reworked, VM migration between clusters, marketplace integration, Docker integration, and scheduled periodic actions.

Cloudistics & Lenovo: A New Path to a Successful Cloud

 A New Path to a Successful Cloud

Cloudistics has announced a new partnership with Lenovo to deliver the Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series, a full-fledged Cloudistics experience on Lenovo hardware. This new all-in-one, turnkey, composable private cloud platform can accelerate your service delivery without the challenges of conventional approaches. As a superior private cloud with unprecedented value, the ThinkAgile CP Series can help organizations like yours escape the limits of traditional datacenter IT or hyperconverged systems.

Cloudistics partnered with Lenovo because, unlike many do-it-yourself vendors that expect you to cobble together an infrastructure, Lenovo understands the value of giving you control of your IT with integrated, engineered solutions that offer greater simplicity and optimization. In a world that's moving toward no ops and serverless computing, operational simplicity is becoming a critical business requirement. Without it, your staff lack the agility and efficiency needed to deliver compelling value. And your business outcomes are restricted and delayed by legacy technologies.

 Instead of the confined old days of datacenter IT, imagine a world where you can, for the first time, discover what a premium experience looks like. With the Lenovo ThinkAgile CP, you can:

Lenovo Leaps Forward With Next-Generation ThinkAgile Composable Cloud Platform

 

Lenovo Data Center Group, one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors according to IDC, - with HCI revenue growing at almost twice the market growth rate in Q1 2018 (149.1% compared to 76.3%)-is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo - together with Cloudistics - has developed the ThinkAgile CP Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box' that offers all of the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment secured behind the customer's own data center firewall.

Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series - with fully-integrated infrastructure, application marketplace and end-to-end automation of software-defined network, compute and storage - delivers a turnkey cloud experience that can be easily and centrally managed from anywhere through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) portal.

Webinar: Cloudistic's Private Cloud with a Premium Experience

 

 

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Join this upcoming live Webinar and learn about Cloudistics' Private Cloud with a Premium Experience.  Designed for the IT Generalist, and deployed with single-click.  You won't want to miss it!

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Rackspace Announces VMware-based Private Cloud as a Service with "Pay-As-You-Go" Service

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Rackspace announced that it has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch the industry's first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware, with pay per use infrastructure.  This solution is an expansion of Rackspace's industry-leading managed private cloud portfolio, designed to create the optimal platform for enterprise applications.  The new offering will provide customers with utility-based services, where the cloud resources are located and managed from wherever they are needed: in the customer's data center, a colocation facility, or in a data center managed by Rackspace.

According to IDC, 80 percent of IT infrastructure will be bought on a pay-as-you-go basis by 2020.  The need for more economic pricing models and flexible capacity planning is growing rapidly. IT managers are more frequently faced with challenges such as managing unpredictable growth and bursts in workloads. In addition, they must deal with increased pressure from their development team to deploy services faster, all while budgets continue to shrink and they are forced to do more with less. By leveraging a "pay-as-you-go" model for private cloud, customers pay for what they use, allowing them to better handle erratic growth and bursts in workloads without paying for unnecessary fixed capacity or upfront equipment cost.

Astronomer Announces Secure, Private Cloud Option for Running Apache Airflow on Kubernetes

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In response to growing market concerns over data security and GDPR compliance, Astronomer, the open-source data engineering platform, has launched its Enterprise Edition, allowing for easy Apache Airflow deployment in a secure environment. Earlier this year, Astronomer announced the first managed Apache Airflow offering (available through its SaaS data platform). Enterprise Edition provides the same feature-rich access to Airflow, but through a customer's own Kubernetes cluster. Astronomer Enterprise Edition customers get full access to all source code for the platform, and can therefore modify and extend it to suit their needs while keeping all data inside their own virtual private cloud (VPC).

"GDPR and other data security concerns are forcing organizations to weigh the risks of sending customer data to external vendors. We are seeing an acceleration of interest in our managed access to Apache Airflow for data collection and routing, but it's matched by a demand for security and control of the data," said Ry Walker, Co-founder and CEO of Astronomer. "Enterprise Edition solves this problem and comes backed by the support and firepower of our leading Airflow engineers."