Hybrid Cloud

IBM and Catalogic Software to Announce Joint Solutions for Hybrid Cloud and DevOps in Live Online Event February 2nd

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IBM and Catalogic Software today announced that they will hold a live online event next week to introduce a new series of tested and validated joint solutions for both Hybrid Cloud operations and for DevOps, in addition to other important IT use cases.  The event will be carried via live online stream on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11 AM Eastern.  The event is open to the public, and available by registering at the following link:  http://data.catalogicsoftware.com/en/ibm/catalogic-launch-event-lp-feb-2-2016

The event will be co-hosted by IBM VP of Storage, Bina Hallman, and Catalogic Software CEO, Ed Walsh. 

The session will demonstrate how Catalogic's data management software platform leverages IBM storage to deliver key functionality like self-service provisioning and automation--fundamental attributes of a modern, dynamic infrastructure. This powerful combination allows IT to easily deploy resources and move data in support of operations in the Cloud or in support of DevOps processes. 

VMTurbo Announces Hybrid Cloud Control for Arista Networked Environments

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VMTurbo, the only real-time application performance control system for the software-defined data center, today announced the launch of their Hybrid Cloud Control solution for Arista networked environments, enabling network-aware control for workloads bursting to and from the public cloud. This announcement follows the launch of the next phase of Arista EOS, providing customers with greater scalability, network visibility and support for real-time migration to private, public and hybrid clouds.

"Our integration with Arista empowers joint customers to guarantee application Quality of Service on any cloud," said Endre Sara, VP, Advanced Solutions at VMTurbo. "At enterprise scale, deciding what workloads to run where and when is complex beyond human control. Our solution not only improves workload mobility but enables customers to guarantee performance in their private data center and the public cloud."

IBM, CSC Team for Hybrid Cloud Expansion

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IBM has expanded its partnership with CSC, a Virginia-based IT services provider, with the goal of developing joint applications to support mobile, analytics and cognitive intelligence across hybrid cloud platforms. The partnership centers around the integration of the IBM Cloud, which includes services such as analytics, mobile, networking and storage, with the CSC Agility Platform, which allows customers to use hybrid clouds across multiple cloud providers as well as their traditional IT environments.

By combining the IBM Cloud with the CSC Agility Platform, CSC customers can now use IBM cloud services in a hybrid multi-cloud environment, according to the announcement. IBM has agreed to incorporate the IBM Cloud as a key component of CSC’s IT strategy as both companies work to help clients meet their compliance requirements...

Read more from the source @ http://talkincloud.com/hybrid-cloud-computing/ibm-csc-team-hybrid-cloud-expansion

Hybrid clouds are hot, SDNs and DevOps coming on strong

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If you're a CIO the chances are good your computing environment looks something like this: A hybrid cloud comprising core business software hosted internally but interfacing with software-as-a-service applications that are important but not mission-critical. And you also have public cloud services where you test applications.

Eighty-one percent of 3,000 vice presidents of IT, network and infrastructure architects surveyed last summer by F5 Networks fit that profile, indicating that they plan on operating a hybrid cloud environment in the next two to five years, says Karl Triebes, CTO of the application services provider. He says some respondents are also considering migrating their networking systems to software-defined networks (SDNs), and embracing DevOps to gain greater operational efficiencies...

Red Hat Releases Ansible 2.0, Expanding Support for Hybrid Cloud Deployments and Introducing New Automation Capabilities

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Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Ansible 2.0. This new release of the leading simple, agentless, and powerful open source IT automation framework brings increased stability, new automation capabilities, and new integrations with a variety of services and providers, broadening support for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments, and expanding Ansible’s footprint into Microsoft Windows environments and network management.

Ansible is designed to enable developer and operators in IT organizations to quickly learn and deploy the software, empowering them to break down barriers between IT teams by automating routine activities. Ansible 2.0 makes getting started with Ansible easier than ever with the following improvements:

How growing hybrid cloud usage will double in two years

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Cloud enables IT agility, empowers DevOps teams and helps to transform legacy business models. The fifth annual Future of Cloud Computing survey investigates key trends in corporate cloud usage. This year's insightful survey findings offer perspective from cloud service practitioners across all industry sectors.

SQL Server 2014 features enable hybrid cloud scenarios

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Microsoft continues to improve the integration between its cloud and on-premises products and services, and SQL Server 2014 features take a big step in that direction by enabling hybrid cloud scenarios. Now you can integrate an on-premises platform with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform (e.g., to back up data in Azure or add an AlwaysOn replica in Azure virtual machines, or VMs, for improved on-premises disaster recovery).

Let's look at the features that allow your organization to use SQL Server 2014 to create hybrid cloud scenarios and move from an on-premises data center at your own pace. SQL Server 2014 features enable native support for SQL Server database files as Microsoft Azure blobs. This feature, which lets you create and place your database data and log files as blobs in Microsoft Azure storage, works for on-premises SQL Server instances and SQL Server instances running in Azure VMs...

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Cloudyn Raises $11 Million in B-Round Led by Carmel Ventures

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Cloudyn, the leading provider of hybrid, multi-cloud monitoring and optimization solutions, announced today that it has closed a Series B round of financing in the amount of $11 million. The round was led by Carmel Ventures, a member of the Viola Group, with participation of previous investors, Titanium Investments and RDSeed [a collaboration of Rafael and Elron Electronics (ELRNF)]. The company also announced that Ronen Nir, General Partner at Carmel, will join its Board of Directors.

Cloudyn has tripled its revenue for three consecutive years in addition to doubling personnel. The company's single pane of glass approach provides clarity and actionable insights for optimal cloud management. Currently monitoring more than 200,000 virtual machines and over 12,000 concurrent applications, Cloudyn will use the proceeds to further its market share and brand, as well as continue advancing first-to-market solutions to ensure customer delight...

GigaSpaces Enhances Production Readiness, with Focus on Hybrid Cloud and NFV, in Latest Release of Cloudify

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The latest version of Cloudify, the open source, multi-cloud orchestration software based on the TOSCA standard, is now available, bringing with it a multitude of upgrades and new features focused on production readiness, NFV, and Hybrid Cloud orchestration. These features include greater scalability, better security, access control, and offline installation.

The current state of production readiness for mission critical deployments is fragmented with heterogenous architectures and fractured tool sets. Cloud orchestration with Cloudify 3.3 enables application deployment and management on all major clouds with any tooling, providing a single pane of glass for these complex systems. “We’re really excited about this release that has improved production and operational stability significantly. Seeing how Cloudify is increasingly being used in enterprise and NFV environments, we have gained a lot of insights about what would make it easier to operate and maintain. On top of this, we’ve rolled out numerous new features and integrations around multi-cloud, containers and NFV orchestration, all while strengthening security to meet our clients’ demands.” says Uri Cohen, Head of Product at GigaSpaces.

Telus announces hybrid cloud offering in partnership with Microsoft and Cisco

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It’s not everyday that a single announcement can bring three household names together in one room, but that is just what happened Tuesday. At a small gathering in downtown, the Telus announced that it is partnering with the software and networking giants to provide cloud aimed at the mid-market and large enterprise.

The managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering will include public, private and hybrid clouds, and is enabled both by its own, as well as Microsoft’s new data centres that are coming to Toronto and Quebec city in the new year, and Cisco’s Cloud Architecture. “What we’ve essentially done here… is the Telus Hybrid Cloud,” said Tom Jolly, vice president of IT and cloud services at Telus. “We are interworking Microsoft’s and Cisco’s technologies into the Microsoft Azure platform, as well as providing the ability to integrate customer on-premise data centres.”...