Hybrid Cloud

Catalogic Software Talks Copy Data Management, Hybrid Cloud, Oracle and More

Grazed from VMblog.com. Author: David Marshall

Catalogic Software recently announced a new software release that provides: dramatically easier management and use of Oracle database copies, the market's only Copy Data Management (CDM) support for the EMC Unity storage family, and Integration with AWS S3 for cloud-based data retention. These are just a few of the many exciting new features in the latest release of Catalogic ECX 2.4.  To find out more, I spoke with Catalogic Software's VP of Marketing, Tom Grave.

The REAL State of Cloud

Grazed from VMblog.com. Author: Greg Knieriemen

Private clouds are a waste of money and hybrid clouds are mistaken investments.

That's what Lydia Leong of Gartner says anyway.

With no published end-user research other than a conference straw poll, the Gartner cloud myth is that there is just one way to "cloud." If it's not a public cloud (and presumably an AWS public cloud) then you are just wasting your time and money drinking the Kool-Aid of legacy vendors.

An update on security in the hybrid cloud: Where do we go from here?

Grazed from CloudComputing. Author: David Auslander.

Even in mid-2016, very few who are serious about cloud computing will tell customers that out of the box public cloud services are as secure as their corporate data centres. At the same time no-one would suggest introducing mission critical applications and data into a brand new data centre environment without first planning and implementing proper physical, network, server, and application security controls.

Many organisations distrust moving corporate data and application assets into the public cloud. Loss of control of these assets is the most common reason stated; this is code for loss of control over the security aspects of the environment. To answer this, public cloud providers have developed some form of Shared Security Responsibility model...

6 Tips for Increasing the Portability of Your Hybrid Cloud Security Strategy

Grazed from CSOOnline. Author: Scott Montgomery.

The prices and services that cloud infrastructure providers offer change so often that you may be doing yourself a disservice by tying your hybrid cloud to one particular vendor. We’re even starting to see services emerge that shift workloads transparently between cloud providers to give customers the best deal.

Security should be a high priority in any scenario, however, and strategies for hybrid cloud environments must take into account the potential for frequent movement of data between public clouds as well as between public and private clouds. Here are six factors to consider to ensure that your security strategy is portable across all services and service providers...

Cirba Launches Densify.com SaaS-Based Analytics for Densifying and De-Risking Hybrid Clouds

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With the launch of Densify.com, Cirba Inc. takes away the effort and time necessary to deliver highly efficient and risk-free cloud infrastructure. At the core of Densify.com is Cirba’s proven predictive analytics engine which is managed for customers by world leading Densification Engineers.

“We recognized that many IT organizations want risk-free efficiency but haven’t the manpower nor the necessary analytics to deliver. The result has been to over-provision, in some cases by a lot,” said Gerry Smith, CEO of Cirba. “With Densify.com, we are offering these IT organizations very simple, fast and risk-free means to maximize infrastructure efficiency.”

Ixia Announces CloudLens Platform to Deliver Visibility Across Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds

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Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced CloudLens, a platform consisting of existing Ixia solutions and planned products that will integrate network visibility across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Combining the power of Ixia's virtual network taps, packet and application flow filtering, Netflow with advanced application identification and geographic location, SSL decryption, and industry-leading deduplication capabilities, Ixia’s CloudLens platform provides service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises with unprecedented insight into network traffic in both physical and virtualized environments.

Hyperscale deployments are characterized by continuous configuration changes based on demand. While resource pooling and elastic scale are part of the cloud value proposition, the ability to monitor virtual traffic flows at the same scale has been limited. Ixia’s CloudLens platform will provide the framework for virtual taps and data filtering to meet the elastic demands of cloud customers in a multi-tenant self-serve model. Using products in the CloudLens platform, users will be able to deploy a highly scalable traffic monitoring system in a matter of minutes, not hours or days.

Securing the hybrid cloud: What skills do you need?

Grazed from CSO. Author: Brian Dye.

With enterprises moving to hybrid cloud environments, IT architectures are increasingly spread among on-premises infrastructure and public and private cloud platforms. Hybrid models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. And this added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams.

That’s a challenge, considering the growing cybersecurity skills shortage. In one recent study, 46% of organizations said they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills – up from 28% just a year ago. One-third of those respondents said their biggest gap was with cloud security specialists. Modern security teams require a broad and deep mix of technology skills, ranging from twists on traditional network and OS technology all the way to security on data itself, to address a rapidly evolving threat landscape...

Cohesity Unveils Hybrid Cloud Strategy That Empowers Customers to Quickly and Easily Leverage Cloud Efficiencies and Cost Saving

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Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced its hybrid cloud strategy that empowers customers to leverage the cost efficiency and agility of cloud infrastructure. Cohesity's unified, intelligent storage platform was designed from day one to integrate seamlessly with public and private cloud services, and enables organizations to take a comprehensive approach to cloud adoption with its CloudArchive, CloudTier, and CloudReplicate features.

Cloud computing services have become a top focus for today's companies, both as a foundation for innovation and a way to realize cost savings. In fact, a new report from ESG showed that the number of organizations using the cloud as a means to control IT spending has more than doubled (going from 13 percent in 2009 to 32 percent this year). During that same time span, cloud computing went from the least to the most commonly selected cost mitigation strategy for IT decision-makers.

Velocity Helps Transform Innocor IT Ecosystem With Zoom Analytics, Hybrid Cloud, Unique Cloud Application Management Platfom

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Velocity Technology Solutions, a global leader in enterprise application cloud managed services, announced that it will provide Innocor Inc. with hybrid cloud services for its information technology (IT) footprint across manufacturing and distribution centers throughout the U.S. Innocor, a manufacturer of innovative sleep products, will also employ sophisticated analytics and wide application management capabilities provided by the Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform™ (VCAMP™) to realize greater operational efficiencies and product fulfillment. 

Apcera To Integrate Kubernetes Into Its Trusted Cloud Platform

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Apcera, the leader in trusted cloud computing, announced today that it will extend its platform to support Kubernetes, the Google-initiated, open source project, which recently moved under the direction of the CNCF. The move to adopt Kubernetes reflects Apcera's continued support of innovative, open source efforts for commonly used components in hybrid cloud management and trusted cloud computing.

Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration technology that facilitates the management of containers as a single system.

"Apcera, the world's leading trust-first platform, allows customers to securely move to any cloud, and deploy, orchestrate and govern the widest range of workloads on any infrastructure - including on-premises," said Derek Collison, Apcera founder and CEO. "Customers and developers are rapidly aligning behind Kubernetes as their API of choice when deploying container-based workloads. With its fast-growing ecosystem and strong market momentum, this was the obvious direction for us to take."