Hybrid Cloud

BigTec Unveils NEO: A Public Cloud experience in the privacy of your own Data Centre

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BigTec UK, the datacentre transformation VAD, has today launched NEO, a unique platform delivering an Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) for reseller partners; making it faster, easier and safer for their enterprise IT customers to achieve the flexible, dynamic service delivery demanded by their business.

NEO combines best-of-breed technologies from multiple BigTec vendor partners to create a unique offering that allows maximum choice over how businesses structure and locate their processing resources and workloads. This is achieved through cloud-enabled service delivery, software orchestration and automation, providing all the control, visibility and security necessary to transform workload management. 

Ubuntu 16.10 released with Hybrid Cloud Operations and Unity 8 developer preview, from Canonical

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Ubuntu, the platform used in the majority of cloud deployments worldwide, today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements. 

"The world's fastest hypervisor, LXD, and the world's best cloud operating system, Ubuntu, together with the latest OpenStack and Kubernetes make for the world's fastest and best private cloud infrastructure" said Mark Shuttleworth, who leads Canonical's product team and the Ubuntu project. "Our focus is to enable true hybrid cloud operations, and this release further enhances the tools and platform that most companies depend on to operate effectively across all major public clouds and in one's own data center, from bare metal to cloud container."

ZeroStack Delivers Hybrid Cloud that Eliminates Dependence on VMware ESX

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ZeroStack, pioneering the cloud-managed datacenter delivering agility without complexity, today announced that its Cloud Platform can break industry dependence on VMware ESX by offering one-click workload porting from ESX to ZeroStack. ZeroStack is now the only company to offer bi-directional application portability across hypervisors, and to integrate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware vSphere.

Companies are balking at the idea of single-vendor lock-in for cloud infrastructure, but they have such large investments in ESX and related tools that they feel trapped. ZeroStack unpacks workloads from ESX and migrates them to its Cloud Platform with one click, giving customers access to KVM-based tools as well as OpenStack APIs.

Veeam Unveils Game-Changing Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud

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Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, today announced the next generation of Availability: Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud.

According to IDC, enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruption by leveraging digital competencies. To enable this, we are already at the stage where switching to a cloud-first strategy is a necessity for survival, not a strategy for competitive advantage. By 2019, most organizations around the world will need to complete the shift to a predominantly cloud-based IT environment, and this places a huge pressure on availability tools to deliver a constant experience across multiple environments.

In a game-changing move to address these challenges, Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud provides businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the capabilities to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads in the Hybrid Cloud through the following capabilities:

Hostway Hybrid Cloud an Optimal Environment for Web Apps

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Hostway announces its new Hybrid Cloud service offering that enables enterprises to run their web-based applications in a hosted cloud environment with trouble-free management, support and services including application monitoring, managed backup and auditor-approved security. 

As a Microsoft Gold Partner with deep expertise in virtualization technology, Hostway recently launched its Hybrid Cloud offering, giving organizations a choice of Azure-consistent environments backed by proven Hostway managed support, including:

Hybrid cloud is the future, even if executives don't quite know what to make of it

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A recent survey of IT leaders finds most acknowledge that hybrid cloud computing is the way to go. However, most are also still trying to understand what it all means. Such is the result of a study of 1,050 IT executives by The Hybrid Hive, a news site sponsored by Fujitsu and several other partners.

Hybrid is already commonplace -- two-fifths of respondents report they already have a hybrid IT environment in place, while 51% are open to it. Companies are spending almost a third of their total IT budgets on cloud, with 14% spending more than half of their budgets on this technology. Four-fifths (79%) of IT executives believe it is "inevitable" that the future of corporate IT infrastructure is hybrid, while 81% agree they will have to deploy a hybrid IT environment to meet the needs of their organizations...

Release of Hybrid Cloud Visibility Solution Boosts Netwrix Enterprise Sales in Q2 2016

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Netwrix Corporation, the first to introduce a visibility and governance platform that supports both on-premises and hybrid cloud IT environments, today announced its results for Q2 2016, which demonstrate remarkable 121% enterprise sales growth compared to Q2 2015. Netwrix reported significant growth rates across both the U.S. and Europe, boosted by the release of Netwrix Auditor 8.0, a visibility and governance platform that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid cloud IT environments to protect data at rest regardless of its location.

 

Market Momentum

"Today’s IT infrastructures are becoming more complex than ever before. Large volumes of data, as well as growing interest in cloud adoption, are stimulating the demand for solutions to secure critical information and mitigate cyber risks," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "We are happy to offer an innovative product that delivers visibility across hybrid cloud IT environments and empowers companies to address major security challenges, such as investigation of anomalous user behavior to detect insider threats and prevent data loss."

ZeroStack Partners with Data Center Services Providers to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Deployments

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ZeroStack, a one-stop shop for infrastructure that combines the consumption model of public cloud with the security needs of businesses, today announced that it has partnered with T5 Data Centers and Colovore, representing managed service providers (MSPs) and colocation service providers that will host individual ZeroStack Z-Block Cloud Appliances for each customer who wants the benefits of private cloud but don't want to host them on-premises.  

Enterprise users have been frustrated with a broken private cloud model that forces them to understand the complexities of on-premises cloud infrastructure, OpenStack, and other software. ZeroStack offers an alternative by abstracting complexity through a hyperconverged cloud appliance and integrated, web-based software that can be consumed like a public cloud. This platform opens up new revenue opportunities for regional service providers that want to offer the convenience and added security features of a hosted self-serve private cloud. With deployments by T5 in its Los Angeles data center and in Colovore's high-density Santa Clara facility, ZeroStack customers can seamlessly and time-efficiently migrate public or on-premise workloads into state-of-the-art, robust colocation environments.  

Mirantis OpenStack Certification Enables Businesses With Private and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures to Utilize Violin Memory Flash

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Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced the company has obtained Mirantis Certification for OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) that will give businesses and service providers the ability to leverage Violin's Flash Storage Platform (FSP) in both private and hybrid cloud computing environments. The company's commitment to use of cloud by the enterprise is evidenced by this latest certification, which will impact and benefit the businesses that are part of one of the largest distributions of OpenStack in the market: the Mirantis user base.

Tegile Integrates With Cisco to Unite Flash Storage With Hybrid Cloud Management for Enterprises

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Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced an integration with Cisco UCS Director to orchestrate and automate an end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management process.

IT deployment of data center resources make the difference between a successful enterprise and an ineffective one. Tegile’s IntelliStack integration with Cisco UCS Director improves consistency efficiency and speed. Through the integration, enterprises are able to deploy the latest in flash storage technology from Tegile supported with the Cisco UCS Director interface that manages infrastructure components including compute, network, virtualization and storage as well as public clouds such as Amazon and Azure.