SaaS

Anchore 2.0 Releases Open Container Certification Platform

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Anchore, Inc., today announced Anchore Cloud 2.0, a suite of software tools that, via a simple User Interface (UI), provides developers, operations and security teams with a path to fully compliant container workloads both on-premise or in the cloud.

Anchore Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product built on a powerful open source analysis and policy engine that allows users to search for container images on public and private registries. With Anchore Cloud users can perform detailed analysis of container images and apply user defined policies to ensure that containers meet the organization's security requirements and operational best practices.

Anchore Cloud supports integration with the open source Anchore Engine for on-premises deployments, allowing the policies defined on Anchore Cloud service to be applied to images created and stored on-premises, and ensuring proper compliance prior to production deployment. Anchore is already integrated with popular open source tools including Jenkins and Kubernetes today.

Chef's Habitat Builder Delivers Cloud Native Operations for Containerized Applications

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Chef, the leader in Continuous Automation, today announced availability of Habitat Builder, a SaaS-based service that provides the fastest way to package apps simply and consistently for deployment and management across flexible cloud native architectures such as those comprising Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, both on-premises and in-cloud. Habitat Builder gives developers and operations teams complete control over the containerized application lifecycle.

Developers packaging applications with Habitat are not required to commit to a particular export format or runtime; that decision can be made when the applications are deployed. Habitat also provides scaffolding for popular languages such as Node.js, Java and Ruby On Rails, automatically detecting what language tooling is being used and building an artifact for the application. Deployment artifacts contain the app, as well as the libraries and dependencies it needs to run in any traditional or cloud native architecture.

Oracle President Thomas Kurian Highlights Oracle's Cloud Innovation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

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At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, showcased game-changing new services and enhancements across the Oracle Cloud Platform. Providing customers a unique advantage, Oracle is the only cloud provider to deliver a complete cloud portfolio, spanning IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Data as a Service (DaaS). With deep product knowledge, integration, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) built into every layer of the stack, customers can speed innovation with unmatched choice, cost and performance.

Kurian demonstrated several of these new services on stage, showing how customers can transform business with Oracle's cloud services. New cloud innovations spanning infrastructure, analytics, data management, and applications showcased in the session included:

Five9 Integration Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Now Available via Microsoft AppSource

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Five9, Inc., a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, today announced that the Five9 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM is available through Microsoft’s AppSource marketplace. Five9 is the first and only Gartner Contact Center as a Service (CCaasS) Magic Quadrant Leader currently available on AppSource.

“The seamless integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 brings the power of Five9 to the desktop. When you combine the powerful telephony platform and blended agent capabilities from Five9 with Microsoft Dynamics 365, our customers have all the tools they need to develop leads, nurture contacts, track progress throughout the pipeline, and increase both sales and retention,” said Param Kahlon, GM for Microsoft Dynamics 365.
 

Quest Delivers SaaS Offering for Easy Recovery and Policy Management of Azure Active Directory and Office 365 Cloud Workloads

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the availability of Quest On Demand, a new, cloud-hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that makes it simple for IT administrators to manage and secure Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) workloads. The first release of Quest On Demand delivers solutions that make it easy for organizations to rapidly backup and recover Azure AD and Office 365 users, attributes, groups and group membership. Additionally, it allows for secure access to Microsoft Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online features through automated policy management.

On Demand, the first SaaS platform from the Quest Microsoft Platform Management (MPM) business, delivers automation at scale. With On Demand, customers no longer need to install and configure on-premises software nor manage the roll-out of updates. The On Demand platform is ready to use after a few clicks and integrates the core security features built into Azure to ensure data integrity and security. Now, IT organizations can innovate faster, lower costs, and take advantage of enhanced security.

Cirba Unveils Optimization Service for Public Cloud and On-Premise Virtual Infrastructure

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Cirba, Inc. today unveiled an analytics service, Densify, for optimizing public cloud and on-premise virtual infrastructure. The Densify service is the next evolution of SaaS as it combines the organization's predictive and real-time optimization analytics with an assigned Densification Advisor, eliminating the burden of learning, operating, managing and maintaining software.

Cirba also announced it is rebranding to Densify, reflecting the company's strategic value proposition to reduce cloud and infrastructure costs while also improving application performance. The Densify service offers fast time to value, ease of adoption and use and the greatest potential for savings in the market through the industry's most powerful optimization engine. For a limited time, customers can start with Densify service free for the first 14 days.

"Based on our experience, we know that organizations desperately want to reduce their cloud bill and show highly utilized infrastructure, but there are only so many hours in the day," said Gerry Smith, CEO of Densify. "We understand that IT is looking for more than a software product - they want outcomes. They are looking for experts who can tune and watch over the automated analytics; they want to know that someone is there for them, helping them deliver results - not another management and maintenance burden."

Datera Partners with Redapt to Bring Elastic Storage to North American Enterprises and SaaS Providers

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Datera Inc., a provider of elastic storage for on-premises clouds, today announced a strategic partnership with Redapt, a global systems integrator specializing in data center infrastructure and cloud engineering services. This partnership allows Redapt to distribute Datera's Elastic Data Fabric (EDF) software through all of its North American channels.

Datera EDF software offers enterprise-class performance coupled with cloud operations and agility for large organizations and service providers looking for scalable, on-premises clouds. This new partnership enables Redapt to provide its customer base with a complete, software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity x86 servers to deliver operational simplicity, economics and choice.

Ixia Delivers End-to-End Visibility for Public Cloud

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Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced it has further extended the reach delivered by the CloudLens Platform to the public cloud.  CloudLens Public provides Visibility-as-a-Service (VaaS) and is the first to be implemented as a pure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. It is designed from the ground up to retain the benefits of the cloud - elastic scale, flexibility, and agility. CloudLens Public provides intelligent and automated visibility as a service that scales with public cloud infrastructures.

Access to application and network data in cloud environments is critical for security and monitoring tools to ensure the reliability, security, and performance of mission-critical applications. Granular access to cloud traffic is important to avoiding blind spots in a network that can compromise application monitoring, as well as overall security.

Ixia has extended the benefits of the company's CloudLens Platform to enable customers to capture and filter data in the public cloud. Designed as a SaaS platform, it does all the heavy lifting behind the scenes, freeing customers from managing visibility.  

Medsphere Migrates Acute and Ambulatory EHRs to the Cloud

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Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, has moved into cloud-based services with the implementation of the company’s OpenVista electronic health record (EHR) at the Behavioral Center of Michigan and Samaritan Behavioral Center. The fully cloud-based version of OpenVista gives both Detroit-area facilities and other current and future clients greater accessibility and saves the expense of local servers and data centers.

The successful Behavioral Center go-live is confirmation of Medsphere’s cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy, which is also currently being rolled out at other client sites.
 

GigaTrust Launches Anyone-to-Anyone Content Security Cloud Services

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GigaTrust, a leading provider of endpoint security and document in-use protection, today announced the availability of GigaCloud, a fully-managed Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for secure endpoint document protection. GigaCloud delivers secure email and document collaboration services anytime, anywhere, on virtually any device and any platform with real-time data analytics, reporting and administrative tools.

In today's mobile society, email and documents are the lifeblood of communication among employees, partners and customers. But, with the rapid increase in data breaches, the need for document security is paramount. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average worldwide cost of a breach is $158 per record - a 29 percent increase since 2013. Balancing the need for collaboration with enterprise security and control to protect information against breaches, non-compliance, hacks and intellectual property theft from any mobile or desktop device represents the most significant challenge for organizations of all sizes in all industries.

Organizations often struggle with piecing together disparate security solutions to protect their universe of documents, but there is a better way. GigaCloud is the first and only secure email and document protection, consumption and collaboration service backed by cloud infrastructure and a complete security ecosystem. The GigaCloud service delivers the encrypted email and document protection that organizations and government entities need; in the configuration that works best for them.

Key benefits of the GigaCloud service include: