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IaaS, PaaS, SaaS To Lead $390bn Cloud Economy

Grazed from DataEconomy. Author: Joao Marques Lima.

Global cloud IT market revenues are set to more than double by 2020 with both public and private cloud hardware, software and services set to generate $390bn in revenues by the end of this decade. According to Bain & Company’s “The Changing Faces of the Cloud” report, market revenues accounted to ‘only’ $180bn in 2015 and are now set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% until 2020.

Of the $390bn estimated cloud market, public cloud services are set to represent the largest part of the sector, with Software as a Service (SaaS) predicted to grow at a CAGR of 18%. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are tipped for a 27% CAGR. Public cloud infrastructure and enabling services are predicted to increase at a 12% CAGR while private cloud services, including managed private clouds (MPC) and dedicated private clouds (DPC), are predicted to grow at a 25% CAGR...

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Blue Medora Expands SelectStar Monitoring to Big Data Analytics Clusters

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Blue Medora, a leading innovator in IT operational analytics (ITOA) for enterprise cloud, database and infrastructure management, today expanded its SelectStar SaaS monitoring platform to support Apache Hadoop and Cassandra clusters.

SelectStar helps data operations and DevOps teams cope with the rapid changes in data platforms and analytics, including the costs, complexity and availability risks created by massive data processing demands from increasingly popular business-critical applications that leverage distributed architectures like Hadoop and Cassandra.

SelectStar presents a comprehensive view of thousands of health, performance and availability metrics for Hadoop and Cassandra clusters and nodes, as well as historical details for in-depth troubleshooting. With SelectStar, data operations professionals pinpoint and resolve issues faster using a dashboard of an organization's overall data health.

AlienVault Takes Proven Unified Security Management Platform to the Cloud

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AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management (USM) and crowdsourced threat intelligence, today announced the availability of USM Anywhere, the first all-in-one Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security monitoring platform designed to centralize threat detection, incident response, and compliance management of cloud, hybrid cloud, and on-premises environments from a single cloud-based console.

Built natively in the cloud to monitor hybrid cloud environments, USM Anywhere is a comprehensive, unified solution that significantly simplifies security and reduces deployment time, so that companies of all sizes can go from installation to first insight within minutes. USM Anywhere also provides advanced automated response orchestration with external security tools and applications, making it easier for IT teams to respond quickly and efficiently to identified threats.

Simplifying Threat Detection and Response

Bitglass Brings Real-Time Inline Security to AWS and Custom Cloud Apps

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Bitglass, the total data protection company, today announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and custom apps -- two major additions that extend the capabilities of Bitglass' market-leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution.

Bitglass for AWS offers deep visibility, real-time DLP, and granular access controls across all S3 and EC2 instances. According to Neil MacDonald and Greg Young of Gartner*, "Through 2020, 80% of cloud breaches will be due to customer misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud provider vulnerabilities."

SaberLogic Releases New SaaS Product to Provide Secure Mobile Access to Enterprise Data

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SaberLogic has released Bezlio, a new SaaS product that makes it easy for companies to provide data from sources like ERP and accounting systems to any PC or device, including mobile devices like smartphones (iPhone and Android) and tablets. The software uses a unique process of transferring data securely without opening any holes in the firewall or storing any information in the cloud. 

How It Works

Bezlio uses a secure, token-based system through an encrypted cloud-based communication network to connect the data that sits behind your firewall, inside of your private network, with any trusted mobile device across the Internet.  Administrators can control which users are permitted to connect and the data they can read and edit. 

Charles River Expands Its ISO-Certified Hosting Capabilities in Canada with CenturyLink

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Charles River Development is expanding its private cloud through an agreement with CenturyLink. The arrangement opens up Charles River’s Software-as-a-Service offerings to Buy-Side clients in Canada which requires local residency for data and hosting providers.

“We’ve been broadening our hosted services since 2005, and the addition of CenturyLink’s on-the-ground facilities and support assures even more clients that we can process and protect their sensitive data,” said Tom Driscoll, Global Managing Director, Charles River. “Our newest functionality in the Charles River Investment Management Solution is SaaS-based. Our agreement with CenturyLink lets clients take full advantage of hosted capabilities regardless of their location.”

Zylo Introduces Employee Sentiment Analysis for Cloud Spend

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Zylo, a SaaS optimization platform, today announces the launch of Employee Sentiment as a core pillar of its platform, allowing organizations to optimize cloud investments by measuring employee satisfaction of their cloud applications. Zylo’s platform now gives organizations a 360 degree view across cloud application spend, usage and user feedback, creating a layer of transparency that was not previously possible.

IT and procurement teams can leverage this new transparency into their cloud purchases and utilization to make proactive recommendations and decisions that will optimize their technology stack. With the release of Employee Sentiment, Zylo customers can now:

BetterCloud Launches Industry’s First Unified SaaS Management Platform to Put IT in Control of the SaaS-Powered Workplace

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BetterCloud today launched the industry’s first-ever unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) management platform. The new BetterCloud platform provides a centralized management interface for SaaS applications, and equips IT departments with the powerful automation and governance capabilities required to operate modern, SaaS-powered workplaces. BetterCloud currently supports G Suite, Slack, Zendesk and Dropbox, with a dozen integrations planned for 2017, including Salesforce.

The explosion of SaaS gives organizations a far greater number of vendors to choose from as they seek out best-in-breed SaaS applications that closely fit their needs. By mid-2017, large enterprises are expected to have adopted 52 SaaS applications on average, according to BetterCloud’s Trends in Cloud IT research.

CloudPassage Launches New Release of Halo Agile Security Platform

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CloudPassage announced today a new release of CloudPassage Halo, the company's award-winning agile security platform. The update includes several enhancements including a new filtering feature in the portal user interface, visual and functional improvements to the Traffic Discovery feature (offering improved insight into firewall connections and traffic) and improved server lifecycle management.

"CloudPassage continues to focus on developing and delivering innovative automated security and compliance solutions to help companies embrace the power of agile computing," said Ram Krishnan, Chief Product Officer, CloudPassage. "In fact, our SaaS-based platform was purpose-built to handle the dynamic nature of the modern IT infrastructure, and operates seamlessly across any environment to provide a broad range of controls -- at speed and scale -- to enable secure innovation and deployment. This newest release delivers numerous capabilities that enhance the security team's visibility and eases management."

Cavirin Launches PULSAR, a Versatile Fourth Generation Security Platform for Enterprise, SaaS and MSPs

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Cavirin Systems, Inc. today announces release of Pulsar, Cavirin’s fourth generation elastic security platform performing security compliance and risk assessments for complex IT infrastructure at enterprise scale. Pulsar’s agentless architecture is capable of running trusted, deep security scans across distributed infrastructure regardless of the topology such as private, hybrid, and public clouds. Representing substantial investment and commitment, Pulsar is a natural product progression based on the changing pace and complexities of cloud based technology, and augments Cavirin’s ARAP (Automated Risk Analysis Platform) that is popular among small to medium sized enterprises.

Pulsar is built for the Enterprise, SaaS, and Managed Service Providers. We’re moving ahead to the next level, offering greater flexibility in the adoption of DevOps environment. --  Dr. Rao Papolu, CEO and Chairman