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5nine Software Announces Enhanced Protection of Microsoft Hyper-V Infrastructures with the Release of Cloud Security v8.1

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5nine Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading global Hyper-V virtualization security and management provider, today announced the release of Cloud Security v8.1, which supports Hyper-V Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Server Core 2016.

5nine Cloud Security is a unified security and compliance solution designed to specifically address virtually every Hyper-V vulnerability across every virtual resource. Its lightweight agentless architecture enables administrators to easily secure and enforce compliance across multi-tenant Hyper-V environments and isolated virtual machines.

Sonus SBC SWe Lite Enables Enterprises to Virtualize Interworking and Security for Microsoft Skype for Business and Office 365

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Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, today introduced the Sonus SBC SWe Lite, a virtualized e-SBC designed for Skype for Business or Office 365 Cloud PBX deployments. The SBC SWe Lite supplements the Sonus SBC SWe, providing a virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) option for SMEs looking to virtualize interworking, security and survivability for Unified Communications (UC).

By leveraging the same management and provisioning interface as the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, the SBC SWe Lite empowers enterprises to migrate from hardware to software without additional investments in new equipment. The SBC SWe Lite also gives customers the flexibility to deploy a virtual SBC solution on standard off-the-shelf servers or in virtualized environments. Enterprises with spare virtual machine resources available to host SBC functionality can significantly reduce the capital expenditures associated with deploying physical hardware on-premises in support of Skype for Business or Office 365 Cloud PBX. 

Stratosphere Networks Named One of Top 10 Cloud Computing Consultants by Clutch

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Stratosphere Networks, an IT managed service provider based in Chicago, has been selected as one of the top 10 cloud computing consultants by the Washington, D.C.-based B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch. Stratosphere Networks and the other nine companies were identified as leading cloud consultants based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative details, including their market presence and experience in the realm of cloud computing.

Analysts from Clutch also conducted interviews with past clients to assess how the consultants tackle challenges and custom projects, in addition to how they approach strategy development. “We’re very proud that Clutch has recognized us as one of the best cloud computing consultants,” said Kevin Rubin, president and COO of Stratosphere Networks...

Building a sustainable, intelligent and power-efficient cloud

Grazed from Cordis. Author: Editorial Staff.

Whether it’s sharing files via Dropbox, saving images on Google Drive or placing an order with Amazon, we all use what is commonly referred to as ‘the cloud’ for our basic computing needs. But did you know the typical cloud server only operates at approximately 20 % of its computing capacity? In fact, the cloud is now responsible for nearly 10 % of the world’s total electricity consumption – meaning the current model of cloud computing is simply not sustainable.

The EU-funded CLOUDLIGHTNING project intends to change this by creating a more efficient, sustainable and user-centric cloud. The project is working to develop an intelligent, power-efficient cloud computing infrastructure that will provide energy savings to cloud service providers and simplify access for cloud users. By using heterogeneous processing resources, the project believes it can increase the cloud’s computing capacity from the dismal 20 % of today to a more sustainable 80 %...

Read more from the source @ http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/126365_en.html

Condusiv Diskeeper 16 Software Comes with a Faster than New Performance Guarantee for Windows Servers and PCs

Written by David Marshall

Even as companies turn to the cloud, Condusiv Technologies says the physical data center is an important yet neglected part of an IT infrastructure. The company today updated its popular Diskeeper software with DRAM caching and a guarantee to improve performance for physical servers or PCs. This latest version, Diskeeper 16, uses available DRAM resources to serve hot data reads and ensure large, clean contiguous data writes from the Windows operating system so fragmentation is no longer an issue for disk or solid-state storage. 

10 tips for a successful cloud plan

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

How do you get started using the cloud? For some organizations, cloud usage has already begun by someone in the company - whether they know it or not. But to have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. Consultancy Cloud Technology Partners is one of many companies that help customers adopt public IaaS cloud computing resources. CloudTP says the following 10 tips are key for a successful cloud rollout.

1. Alignment work

After a company has made a decision to use IaaS cloud computing services, it’s helpful to have a level-set meeting with important stakeholders at the company to get everyone on the same page. Typical groups involved in this meeting would be security managers, finance and procurement professionals, infrastructure engineers, operations workers and third-party consultants...

High-Performance Cloud Gaming Platform LiquidSky Raises (US) $4 Million

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LiquidSky -- a revolutionary high-performance cloud-based gaming, processing, and remote desktop service -- is pleased to announce today the successful closing of (US) $4 million in a series of seed rounds, led by Samsung Global Innovation Center, Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy, and former Sun Microsystems and AOL-Time Warner executive Bill Raduchel.

Both McNealy and Raduchel serve as LiquidSky's strategic advisors, with Raduchel also the company's Chairman of the Board. Presently in closed beta, LiquidSky has already attracted over half a million users to its revolutionary Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform. "We are thrilled to have secured the confidence and financial backing of Samsung Global Innovation Center, as well as technology pioneers Scott McNealy and Bill Raduchel," said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky CEO...

Apache Spark® Growth Is Pervasive as Users Embrace Public Cloud, Machine Learning, and Streaming Capabilities

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the Apache Spark project, today released the findings of their second annual Apache Spark survey to determine how enterprises and users are utilizing the data analytics and processing engine. The 2016 Databricks Apache Spark Survey collected more than 1,600 responses from 900 organizations.

The results show a rise in deployments of Spark in the public cloud, an increased usage of Spark in industry verticals, and an uptick in Spark streaming and Machine Learning. The survey also reveals that most developers employ two or more Spark components simultaneously to build increasingly sophisticated solutions. Spark remains the most active open-source project in the big data space today, with over 1,000 contributors from more than 250 organizations...

Founded by 2 Australians, Kumolus looks to tap India’s cloud management solutions market

Grazed from Yourstory. Author: Tausif Alam.

Cumulus clouds are the pretty, cauliflower-shaped things you see floating in the sky. Apart from the rain and shade they bring, they seem to have performed one more task — that of serving as inspiration for a startup. Kumolus manages — yes, you guessed right — cloud technology.

Though it’s been almost a decade since cloud computing was introduced and privately used, the phenomenon is still quite new to India. It was just a couple of years ago that Indian companies finally shed security concerns, got impressed by the characteristics of this technology, and adopted it. Now, with enterprises adopting various kinds of cloud strategies to improve workload performance, the cloud systems management software market has grown exponentially in the past few years...

WinMagic and Microsoft Azure Work Together to Help Secure the Cloud

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WinMagic Inc. today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Azure Solutions to further protect data in public, private and hybrid clouds. With the widest support from virtualized servers to numerous public and private clouds, WinMagic’s SecureDoc CloudVM provides a single platform and pane of glass that is enterprise controlled and can be utilized to increase enterprise security, ensure encryption compliance, reduce complexity and help to remove silos of encryption within an organization.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc CloudVM solution is a comprehensive full-disk encryption and intelligent key management for Azure virtual machines that protects data in Azure (public), Hyper-V (private) and hybrid cloud environments. The solution increases visibility and strengthens data security within virtual environments by controlling the encryption key management system across a vast array of layers including endpoints, file servers, virtual servers, enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) instances. SecureDoc CloudVM’s application-aware intelligent key management capability alleviates the problems associated with protecting multiple encrypted layers and managing associated keys and credentials by providing unique key and policy management for virtualized workloads. SecureDoc CloudVM also offers a strong policy engine to provide granular policy and support for all cloud automation requirements.