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Don't Rush Into Containers Without a Security Strategy - Join this Beta Program

Written by Fei Huang, Founder & CEO of NeuVector

NeuVector's Container Security Solution - Join Beta Program

There are many benefits of containers which are driving the popularity of container platforms like Docker.

It is easy to forget that container deployments are fairly new and the threats unknown. Like virtualization did, containers will bring a new set of risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to be assessed and mitigated. Lock

At NeuVector we're developing a run-time container security solution which protects running containers where and when they are most at risk - at run-time. In a nutshell, without giving away too many secrets, NeuVector will:

SecureAuth Unveils Cloud-based Identity Service Using Adaptive Access Control

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SecureAuth Corporation, the leader in adaptive access control, today announced the release of SecureAuth Cloud Access delivering adaptive and multi-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO), and automated account management for thousands of applications. SecureAuth Cloud Access is a multi-tenant, cloud-based identity service that eases enterprise SaaS adoption, enabling IT teams to respond to business demands for agility while improving security. Offering a cloud service is a major expansion of SecureAuth's product portfolio, which includes SecureAuth IdP, an on-premises identity and access management solution.

SaaS application adoption is significantly increasing and with it comes increasing business expectations to access any application from anywhere on any device. If IT teams discover new "grass roots" SaaS apps, it's often after a purchase has already been made. End-users then have many accounts to manage, leading to security risks and a negative user experience. At the same time, the continuous drumbeat of major breaches has left many organizations scrambling to improve security. Organizations are seeking solutions that can help them reduce risks in their environment, deliver a better experience for their end-users, and adapt to the complexities of existing infrastructure and processes.

SolarWinds to Demonstrate How to Manage Hybrid IT in the Application Economy at VMworld 2016 US

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at VMworld 2016 US, August 28-September 1, 2016, in Las Vegas held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center. At the event, SolarWinds Head Geeks hybrid IT, and host its third annual Experts & Espresso, a series of free, expert-led learning sessions.

"With today's hybrid application infrastructure, gaining performance visibility and connectivity into all components are more important than ever," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "Applications and data are now fluid, residing in single or multiple on-premises datacenters, cloud-based datacenters, SAAS solutions, or in combination. The SolarWinds suite of system and network products provides the user with a single interface to pinpoint application issues in their virtualized infrastructure, while also optimizing resources for optimized application performance. For hosted applications, SolarWinds provides performance visibility into all networking layers that were previously unknown to IT administrators. VMworld is the ideal place to showcase these capabilities and get vital feedback from our users and the larger virtualization community."

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands Globally With Seven New Members

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is advancing the deployment of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced that Apigee, Caicloud, Exoscale, Minio, Mirantis, Packet, and StackPointCloud have joined the Foundation to accelerate the adoption of cloud native technologies. These seven new members have joined a community of more than 50 enterprise technology leaders passionate about developer experience and simplified operations for cloud native technologies.

According to a recent report released by Gartner, as IT spending on cloud services reaches $114 billion this year and grows to $216 billion in the year 2020, cloud native infrastructure is becoming more attractive. As IT budget dollars shift from data centers to the cloud, open source, container technology, and microservices architectures are increasingly vital for enterprises hoping to run at scale.

Avere Systems and Cycle Computing Provide One-Click Cloud Compute Scalability

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Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, and Cycle Computing, the leader in public cloud orchestration software for big data and big compute, today announced a technology integration that enables hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) in popular public cloud computing environments. By integrating the Avere vFXT Edge filer cloud bursting technology with Cycle Computing's CycleCloud offering, users are now able to launch an Avere tiered file system on demand linked directly with the CycleCloud managed scalable compute nodes through cloud providers like AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure.

The integration addresses a growing enterprise need for hybrid cloud solutions that enable organizations to seamlessly store data and run applications on premises or in the cloud with minimal latency and without moving large datasets from existing storage locations. The combined solution solves two of the biggest barriers to hybrid HPC adoption: automation of cloud resources and ubiquitous access to data from any storage location.

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:

Kaspersky Lab Joins the VMware NSX Partner Program to Bring Security of Software-Defined Data Centers to the Next Level

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Kaspersky Lab today announced it has extended the company’s collaboration with VMware to help enhance security capabilities of today’s software-defined data centers. Kaspersky Lab, a VMware TAP Elite partner, now joins the VMware NSX Partner Program to further improve protection of business-critical data for enterprises.

Upon shipping the newest release of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, this expanded relationship will give mutual customers the ability to deploy cutting-edge virtualized platforms for business critical workloads, empowered by a security solution which easily follows all infrastructure and network topology changes to defend the entire organization and its infrastructure from external and internal threats as well as from known or unknown vulnerabilities.

Ensuring Cloud Computing Success

With more and more companies migrating to the cloud, it’s time to talk about the risks of doing this. Before you start to panic, just stop and listen for a minute. Cloud computing is still infinitely safer than what you were doing before, there is no doubt about that, however as with airplanes being the safest way to travel, they still occasionally encounter problems and have to land on the Hudson River.

I just want to make everyone aware of the potential risks so that they know how to combat them, because knowledge is the best defence and any reputable hosting company like Umbee Cloud Hosting will be able to combat and neutralise any threat better than Rambo and a horde of angry locals, anyway...

Resource Center Helps Small and Mid-Size Businesses Make Better Cloud Decisions

Grazed from Benzinga. Author: Editorial Staff.

The volume of information about cloud computing can be overwhelming for small and mid-size enterprises as owners, executives, and IT professionals look for the best solutions. To ease their burden, Cumulus Global launched a new online resource center to help SMEs learn and make better decisions.

"Much of the discussion about cloud computing focuses on the infrastructure and platform services used by larger enterprises," notes Cumulus Global CEO Allen Falcon. "Our Resource Center focuses on information most useful for small and mid-size businesses, nonprofits, and government entities."...

What Goldilocks can teach us about cloud migration

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

Do you have a cloud push underway? "Cloud push" is the term I use to describe enterprises that are quickly migrating to the cloud around an urgent need. Organizations engaged in a cloud push are moving hundreds of workloads to the cloud ASAP, not a few dozen over several years. Examples of cloud pushes include:

* Because you're selling your datacenters, you need to get to the public cloud as fast as possible.
* Your current systems aren't secure enough, so you're moving to the cloud to fix your security at the same time.
* IT costs too much, and your investors are not happy. The choices are a new IT staff or a move to the cloud. You chose the cloud.

You can easily create a business case for moving workloads to the cloud. The board, the CEO, and the CIO all get the value. The challenge is to figure out the right pace...

Read more from the source @ http://www.infoworld.com/article/3110457/cloud-computing/what-goldilocks-can-teach-us-about-cloud-migration.html