Hybrid Cloud

ElasticBox Extends Hybrid Cloud Management with Additional Support for Clouds and Containers

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ElasticBox, the hybrid cloud application manager, today announced updates to its enterprise SaaS and virtual appliance products. This release brings enhanced capabilities to enable IT organizations to drive value, productivity and confidence throughout the enterprise. ElasticBox enables enterprises to scale and update private and public cloud deployments, and to easily migrate workloads from one cloud to another. ElasticBox provides a highly adaptive model that helps customers standardize the process of deployments and provision environments to ensure the ongoing performance of production applications.

"Based upon customer feedback, we continue to enhance ElasticBox to help our customers maximize the efficiency of their cloud operations. We're excited about these enhancements which help enterprises take advantage of the latest services from cloud providers and the promise of containers," shared Carol Carpenter, CEO of ElasticBox.

Cisco Acquires Hybrid-Cloud App Management Specialist CliQr

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Cisco is bulking up its hybrid cloud technology portfolio. The networking giant kicked off the month today by announcing that it is acquiring CliQr Technologies, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of application-centric hybrid cloud management software in a deal worth $260 million. "Customers today have to manage a massive number of complex and different applications across many clouds.

With CliQr, Cisco will be able to help our customers realize the promise of the cloud and easily manage the lifecycle of their applications on any hybrid cloud environment," said Rob Salvagno, vice president of Cisco Corporate Development in a March 1 announcement. CliQr co-founders Gaurav Manglik and Tenry Fu, both formerly of VMware, founded the company "to provide a uniquely easy and powerful way to make cloud computing simple and application-centric – a platform to model, deploy and manage the entire lifecycle of applications onto any data center or private or public cloud environment," wrote Manglik in a blog post today...

IBM Partners with VMware on Hybrid Cloud and Plans to Boost Cloud Credibility

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IBM is in Las Vegas this week playing host at its InterConnect event, the company's annual cloud and mobile technology conference.  And with a number of announcements being made, IBM just rolled up its sleeves, puffed out its chest, and put others on notice that it plans on taking a seat at the big boys cloud computing table.

Big Blue announced a major partnership with VMware to bring its customers onto the IBM Cloud; and at the same time, also announced partnerships with the developer community GitHub, link shortener Bitly, the recently open-sourced Swift language from Apple, and more.

 

Cirba Announces Hybrid Cloud Routing Analytics

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Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, today announced workload routing and management support for hybrid cloud environments that include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer.

"Cirba provides the necessary decision control point for automatically determining where applications can safely run in hybrid environments. It is only through detailed analysis of application requirements against the security, cost, and technical capabilities of available public clouds and internal infrastructures that the best hosting environment can be chosen," said Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO of Cirba. "Without analytics, organizations cannot automate the process nor can they effectively determine how to meet application requirements without risk or excessive cost."

Avaya Dives Headlong Into Hybrid With Midmarket Cloud Solutions

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Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, today announced its first complete, multichannel unified communications and contact center cloud offers targeted for the midmarket. Avaya Midmarket Cloud solutions are two flexible deployment options, enabling Avaya channel partners to seamlessly evolve midsize companies to the advanced capabilities needed for digital business. Both options, Powered by Avaya IP Office™ and OnAvaya™ - Google™ Cloud Platform, can enable true, hybrid clouds that allow customers to maximize their investments in more than 1 million Avaya systems worldwide.

Based on the world-class, Avaya IP Office™ Platform, Avaya Midmarket Cloud Solutions are the only unified communications and contact center cloud offers for midsize businesses in the market that utilize the same code base as those installed on premises. The benefits of a single code base for deploying hybrid clouds cannot be understated:

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview Available for Download - Enter Hybrid Cloud

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Microsoft has finally released the first technical preview of its new Azure Stack offering, the company's customized cloud bundle, after being delayed for a number of months.

So what is Azure Stack all about? 

It is Microsoft's new hybrid cloud platform product designed to provide organizations with the ability to deliver Azure services from their own on-premises data center in a way that remains consistent with the current public cloud version of Azure.

IBM & Catalogic Combine Solutions For Hybrid Cloud & DevOps

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Today IBM and Catalogic announced that a new set of solutions that combines Catalogic’s flagship product, ECX, with several of IBM’s products. The new joint solutions are aimed at modernizing IT infrastructure including automation of storage and data management, self-service capabilities, and complete RESTful API management. This modernization should deliver superior results while lowering OPEX. The joint solutions will enable companies to accelerate implementation of new use cases and workloads.

As we stated previously: ECX manages the full lifecycle of Copy Data. The software is deployed as a virtual appliance allowing IT to leverage the existing storage investment without going to the "rip and replace" method of expanding storage. And ECX has several use cases including: leverage copy data by orchestrating and automating consistent SnapMirrors to automated disaster recovery, Test Dev, and analytics; next generation data protection through instant recovery and disaster recovery by leveraging snapshot data; hybrid cloud “killer app” that uses orchestration to leverage liquid compute resources in the cloud, and copy data analytics with advanced search, report and analyze...

EcomNets Today Announced the Industry's First Smart Hybrid Cloud Computing Platform

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 EcomNets today announced the industry's first Smart Hybrid Cloud Computing platform, designed specifically for Combining Private & Public Environments. Even though cloud computing has been around for quite some time, it is still considered a new frontier for some organizations.

Many companies are dabbling in private clouds or have some non-essential data stored in public clouds, but others are still waiting for the right combination to meet their needs. For that reason, interest is growing in hybrid cloud approaches that are designed to combine the best of both worlds for organizations that cant rely primarily on only a private or public cloud environment...

Appcito Introduces Enterprise Application Delivery Capabilities to Accelerate Application Rollout and Hybrid Cloud Adoption

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Appcito, a provider of cloud application delivery solutions, today announced the latest release of the Appcito Application Delivery System (ADS), formerly known as Appcito Cloud Application Front-End (CAFÉ). The new capabilities, available immediately, allow enterprise IT and network infrastructure teams to act as providers and enable application owners and DevOps teams to rollout new applications in minutes with a self-service model, while still being 100% compliant to existing security policies and governance models. This will help accelerate cloud adoption by simplifying operations and reducing risk.

This release of Appcito ADS introduces new service adapters for F5 Big-IP LTM and HAProxy devices. These service adapters offer granular per-application visibility and analytics, ensuring enterprise infrastructure teams can leverage their existing ADC investments without operational disruption.

Does anyone really want hybrid cloud?

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 What is hybrid cloud? That’s part of the problem – there’s confusion about what it is, and what it isn’t. A search for “hybrid cloud solutions” turns up a mix of private cloud platforms, virtualisation software, enterprise hardware solutions, managed service providers, and system integrators.  Vendor hype says it means you have two clouds, maybe public and private, so you have hybrid. But they’re not connected. What’s hybrid about that?

Let’s start with a definition of hybrid cloud. This one is from TechTarget, so it’s independent of any vendor marketing: “Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment which uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms...