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Nerdio ITaaS Adds One-of-a-Kind Security Analytics Solution from Observable Networks

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Nerdio, a pioneer in ITaaS technology, announced today it has partnered with Observable Networks, an emerging leader of advanced threat detection services, to offer a one-of-a-kind security analytics solution with the Nerdio ITaaS platform.

Nerdio's VDI-powered platform delivers a comprehensive, seamlessly integrated IT environment for the private cloud, complete with unlimited virtual servers, virtual desktops, the complete Microsoft suite, security, disaster recovery, and more. Observable Networks has customized this offering for Nerdio, combining specific functionalities from its leading-edge products for the Enterprise and the Cloud to provide actionable insights and measurable security results.

Druva Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification for Cloud-Native Data Protection Solutions

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II certification for its data protection solutions. This certification further assures customers that Druva has designed and implemented effective internal controls that maintain the confidentially and privacy of the data it processes. 

Today's enterprises are turning to modern, cloud-based solutions to reduce the risk, cost and effort of managing data. As they increasingly depend on service providers to manage mission-critical data, they are also increasingly looking for companies that can demonstrate adherence to the highest security and compliance standards. Obtaining this certification affirms that Druva's information security practices, policies, procedures and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security, availability and confidentiality.

Talend and Snowflake Team to Drive Cloud Data Migration

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Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, and Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced the availability of a native, high-performance Snowflake Connector for Talend Integration Platform so companies can easily move legacy on-premises data to a built-for-the-cloud data warehouse. The companies have also collaborated on joint marketing and go-to-market programs to educate enterprises on how to leverage the cloud for fast and cost-effective transformation of data into trusted, real-time insights.                         

Snowflake, which runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a modern data-warehouse-as-a-service built from the ground up for the cloud, for all an enterprise's data, and all their users. Snowflake provides enterprises of all sizes and industries with a complete and fully managed SQL data warehouse that requires zero management so organizations can focus on deriving insight from data instead of managing legacy systems on-premises or in the cloud. The new Snowflake connector from Talend will enable users to bulk load and extract data out of any number of tables within a Snowflake data warehouse in a highly parallelized manner.
 

IGEL Powers the Delivery of Entisys360 Workspace Cloud

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IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise today announced that Entisys360, an IGEL Platinum Level partner and award-winning IT consultancy specializing in the deployment and delivery of advanced IT infrastructure, virtualization and "Cloud First" solutions, is leveraging its industry-leading endpoint management solutions to help drive desktop transformation initiatives and power the delivery of Entisys360 Workspace Cloud.

Entisys360 Workspace Cloud is a Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) offering that is built as a fully-managed, subscription-based digital workspace for public and private cloud environments. Leveraging core Citrix technologies to deliver a complete and reliable end user experience, Entisys360 Workspace Cloud enables on-demand scalability in order to address unpredictable changes in the business and consumption patterns; supports migration of on-premises apps to the cloud; and, minimizes the pain typically associated with updating antiquated virtual infrastructure technologies.

Information Security Basics Your Small Business Needs Today

We have covered a number of security-related topics in past articles here at CloudCow, but that doesn't change the fact that security awareness is still very low, especially among business users. Recent ransomware attacks crippling the NHS in the UK and several banks in Spain have illustrated just how vulnerable these large companies are.

The outlook is grim for small businesses, despite the fact that they are targeted more frequently. Budget remains a big obstacle and real solutions are still not being implemented properly. Taking basic steps today can help save your business from future security issues. Here are the first steps to take for better information security.

Get a Vulnerability Assessment

The minimum you should do is get your systems checked. A network and application vulnerability assessment is a standard procedure that will help you identify risks and potential security problems. At the very least, you will know the kind of risks you're facing when you don't have proper security measures in place.

Cloud Computing: Rackspace names Joe Eazor as new CEO

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Rackspace's board of directors has appointed Joe Eazor as the company's new CEO, effective June 12, Rackspace announced Wednesday. Rackspace President Jeff Cotten has been serving as interim CEO since chief executive Taylor Rhodes left earlier this month. Eazor has spent more than 25 years as a technology executive and was most recently CEO of EarthLink.

Rackspace highlighted Eazor's role leading EarthLink into new, profitable areas like cloud computing, noting that he doubled EarthLink's free cash flow. In February, he led Earthlink's sale to Windstream for $`1.1 billion. Prior to serving at EarthLink, Eazor was an executive at EMC and HP. He was also an executive at EDS before and after its sale to HP. After the acquisition, Eazor was responsible for integrating EDS's $22 billion business into its new parent company...

Read more from the source @ http://www.zdnet.com/article/rackspace-names-joe-eazor-as-new-ceo/

Examining How Cloud Hosting Affects SEO

Many businesses increase their revenue by boosting SEO rankings. Optimizing your website for search is a sure-fire way of getting noticed by potential customers. Recently, cloud hosting has been added to the plethora of the best SEO strategies out there. It has a significant and direct impact on many businesses. If you are making a move to cloud hosting and your website is already optimized for search engines, it is important to know how these two interact with each other. The following are the ways in which cloud hosting affects SEO:

1. Increased Page Loading Speed

How the Cloud Can Help You Free Up Space on Your Hard Drive

Most people simply don't know what they would do without the cloud. Whether it's collaborating with work colleagues on a project or storing important information online to minimise the risk of all being lost, the cloud has many uses for both individuals and groups in the modern world. Today, one of the most popular reasons for choosing to use a cloud service is to store files and data; this not only helps to keep them more secure but it can be an easy way of freeing up space on your hard drive.

Secure Storage and Backup

How the IIoT takes equipment inspection into the cloud

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While connected machines share both production and process information, it is the equipment reliability inspection sensor technology that may prove to be the most interesting and challenging element of the IIoT. The amount of inspection data that can be generated by inline monitoring sensing technologies is impressive. So, the challenge is managing the volume and variety of data, while deriving value from it. Deriving value is where it gets interesting.

Practitioners in vibration, motor current, thermography, ultrasound, and oil analysis (the five core PdM technologies) build up their knowledge, best practices, and ability to recognize tell-tale signs of common failure modes within various classes of equipment. When all the technologies are used together, and across multiple instances of common classes of equipment, patterns emerge in the larger population of data...

Read more from the source @ http://www.plantservices.com/articles/2017/iiot-takes-equipment-inspection-into-the-cloud/

As Big Data Management Becomes a Priority, IIoT Becomes a Must

Grazed from EdgyLabs. Author: Stephanie D'Adamo

Take just a moment to consider how many of the devices you interact with on a daily basis are connected to the internet (your phone, the gas station pump, ATMs, computers, jet engines…the list goes on). In fact, the analyst firm Gartner estimates that by 2020, there will be over 26 billion connected devices.

With all that data, efficient big data management will have to be developed. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows consumers to access a seemingly unending number of devices. But, in reality, IoT objects cannot truly be separated from the industry that produces them. In 2017, this Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) seems to have finally captured the attention of industry and market leaders...

Read more from the source @ https://edgylabs.com/2017/05/23/big-data-management-iiot/