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Mirantis Launches Continuous Delivery Product based on Netflix's Spinnaker

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Mirantis announced the beta program for Mirantis Application Platform, based on the Spinnaker open source project. Mirantis Application Platform helps enterprises run applications in the public cloud, employing the approach pioneered by hyperscalers like Netflix and Google and commonly referred to as cloud-native continuous delivery.

Mirantis Application Platform is a standalone complement to Mirantis' infrastructure management offering based on OpenStack and Kubernetes, called Mirantis Cloud Platform.

"While it's easy to start using public cloud and get immediate benefits as a small team, getting ROI from cloud for a large enterprise requires streamlining the various processes, tools and security requirements across a diverse set of engineering silos," said Adrian Ionel, Mirantis CEO. "Mirantis Application Platform aims to address this challenge, enabling enterprises to maximize cloud ROI at scale through cloud native continuous delivery."

Mirantis Application Platform will help enterprises moving to AWS or GCE realize the following benefits:

How to Move Your Business Online

If your company doesn't currently have an online presence, you have probably realized you're missing many opportunities. Any business wanting to compete in today's marketplace must be online, or they will quickly and easily be left behind. Learn how to move your business online.

Launch a Website

Launching a website should be your first step to transitioning your business online. This will be your company's shop door on the internet, as it's here they will visit to learn more about your brand, products, and services. It must, therefore, be visually appealing, easy to use, informative, and it must reflect your branding. Find a reputable website design service to get started, such as FigmentAgency.com.

CloudHealth Technologies Announces Support for Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances

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CloudHealth Technologies today announced that the robust Reserved Instance (RI) management capabilities of its cloud management platform now extend to Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances. As a result, Azure customers can use the platform to reduce costs, save time and improve budgeting and forecasting over the full RI lifecycle.

"As companies increasingly rely on CloudHealth for RI lifecycle management, we are excited to extend our RI capabilities to Microsoft Azure customers," said John Purcell, VP of Products for CloudHealth Technologies. "Further, the new Azure reservation support allows CloudHealth customers to quickly identify reservation purchase opportunities and take full advantage of the cost savings from Microsoft."

The CloudHealth platform offers several key features for managing Azure RIs:

Zenoss Launches New Capabilities for Dell EMC XtremIO

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in software-defined IT operations, today announced the release of its Dell EMC XtremIO ZenPack, which enhances capabilities for monitoring Dell EMC XtremIO storage management clusters.

International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that the percentage of data processed, stored or delivered by public cloud data centers will nearly double to 26 percent between 2016 and 2025.

"Storage continues to be a priority for our customer base," said Mike Lunt, vice president of engineering at Zenoss. "IDC's recent estimates for cloud data center growth reflect the trends and concerns our customers are experiencing, and the new XtremIO ZenPack helps us address those concerns."

Cloudistics Launches in EMEA to Fast-Track Growth and Expand Its Partner Program

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Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced its launch into the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region as demand for its private cloud with a premium experience spreads across the region. The entry into EMEA comes hot on the heels of the US launch of Cloudistics' "Accelerate" channel program; a three-pronged program tailored to the company's value-added resellers (VARs), Technology Alliance Partners (TAPs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), which is now being rolled out to partners in EMEA.

Distribution agreements are already in place with UK based Ignition Ltd and Securicom IT Solutions, a leading vendor of managed IT services on the African continent.

Cloudistics empowers organizations to declare their independence from public cloud by bringing the desired benefits of public cloud behind the firewall making private cloud implementation, deployment, operations and maintenance easy, consistent, predictable, repeatable and secure. Cloudistics provides a turnkey enterprise cloud that breaks the barriers of cloud adoption such as change management, complexity, competency, and unanticipated costs. Cloudistics Ignite is purposely engineered to provide a premium experience due to its "customer inspired design" that is composable, software-defined, clusterless scaling and easy to use web-based cloud management.

Commvault Expands Data Protection Solutions for Government Customers through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace

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Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced expanded offerings available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Now U.S. government agencies, System Integrators (SI) and private sector contractors can move, manage and use cloud-based data and workloads with increased security, speed, flexibility and reliability. The Commvault Data Platform can help AWS customers with sensitive workloads meet their requirements of data protection.

Public and private sector IT organizations are increasingly challenged to protect, manage, and access business-critical data. Rapid data growth is driving capacity requirements. Increased data retention and regulations often require critical data be kept for years or even decades. Threats from ransomware are demanding faster and more flexible disaster recovery procedures.  

Built with the needs of security-conscious organizations in mind, the Commvault Data Platform offers comprehensive data protection and management capabilities for government customers. Commvault Data Platform provides data backup, recovery, management, e-discovery and disaster recovery with data protection across files, applications, databases, and hypervisors.

Opportunities for Big Data with Cloud Computing



Article Written by Agnieszka Podemska

The term "big data" refers to sets of structured and unstructured digital data that are too complex and voluminous to be processed by traditional technologies. These sets of data can be mined for information by businesses. Big data is often described using 5 V's: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value. Volume refers of course to the large amount of data that needs to be processed. This data involves e-mail messages, photos, videos, voice recordings and social media posts. Velocity concerns the speed at which new data is generated. Variety refers to different types of data. Veracity relates to the reliability and relevance of the given data. Value equals to the profit businesses can gain by having access to big data. 

In order to store all the data we need innovative big data technologies that go beyond  traditional database solutions. Cloud computing enables efficient big data processing and it is available for businesses of all sizes. The current technological advancements in cloud computing for big data processing open new opportunities for businesses:

Hacks to improve your business marketing

If you are looking to improve your business profile and support your most recent business campaigns, then you are going to need to make sure that you pay enough attention to upping your marketing potential. The chances are that if you are currently trying to improve your company, you will be spending a lot of time on the road, networking, or at tradeshows. Luckily, there are a few hacks that you can employ to ensure that your marketing efforts are effective and continue to remain relevant and engaging for your target leads. From making sure that all your digital channels are kept up to date and relevant to considering automation as an option for when you are out of the office, choose your hacks wisely, and you will ultimately save your firm both time and money.

Cloud Foundry Adoption Accelerates Globally in Every Vertical According to New Global Survey

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Cloud Foundry usage continues to accelerate across the globe, with broad deployments proliferating across enterprises within every industry, according to the semi-annual User Survey released today by the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the most widely- adopted open source cloud technologies in the world, at its North American Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston. The study revealed the continued increase in popularity of Cloud Foundry among developers and steady growth in adoption, especially across large organizations, thanks to its cost cutting and time savings.

According to the survey, enterprises in every industry and across the world use Cloud Foundry Application Runtime to develop, deploy and manage their cloud-native applications -- and they're deploying Cloud Foundry more broadly across their companies than ever before. Nearly a third (30 percent) of user respondents describes their Cloud Foundry use as "broad" -- either rolling out or fully integrated across the whole company.

Since the 2017 User Survey was published in October, there has been a twelve point increase in adoption (both broad and limited). It's therefore unsurprising that most companies responding to the survey are relatively new to Cloud Foundry, indicating sustained momentum in Cloud Foundry adoption. Time and again, evaluation of the technology leads to adoption.
 

Tripwire Expands Cloud Security Capabilities with Cloud Management Assessor

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Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced expanded support for cloud environments with Tripwire Cloud Management Assessor (CMA). The solution now features File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) capabilities for addressing publicly exposed data in the cloud, and its core secure configuration management functionality now supports all major cloud providers, including Google Cloud Platform.

"Tripwire is dedicated to helping organizations implement critical security controls in their environments, especially as these environments grow more complex with the adoption of hybrid and multicloud models," said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. "We've expanded our capabilities to help organizations keep their cloud environments properly configured and prevent inadvertent exposure of their data."