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Rubrik Unveils Integration with Pure Storage

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Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, today announced its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik's Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage's FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across hybrid cloud environments. 

"We are pleased to lead the market with our data protection solution for FlashBlade. Finally, customers can achieve unparalleled simplicity, performance and scalability across their environment with Pure and Rubrik," said Bipul Sinha, founder and CEO of Rubrik. "Our integration truly ties together Pure's performance and manageability, to Rubrik's cloud native data fabric, making data more agile across hybrid cloud environments."

New Skyhigh Networks Cloud Security Report Finds Growing Risk to Critical Business Data in the Cloud

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Skyhigh Networks, the world’s leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), today released its Q4 2016 Cloud Adoption and Risk Report to provide hard data on the risks companies encounter across 20,000+ cloud services. The report analyzes cloud usage data from more than 30 million enterprise employees worldwide that span every major industry vertical.

The new report provides a clear view into the year-over-year rise in workplace cloud usage, resulting in security and compliance lag as companies fail to proactively address emerging risks. For example, despite the average company using 1,427 cloud services to upload an average of 18.5 TB of data to cloud applications each month, less than 9 percent of cloud providers are taking the strict data security and privacy steps recommended for a modern enterprise. Companies specifically struggle with securing employee behavior, accurately detecting threats and enforcing cloud governance.

Symantec Delivers on Rapid Integration With Blue Coat to Offer Cloud Generation Data Protection

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Symantec Corp., the world's leading cyber security company, today announced the integration of Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with Symantec CloudSOC (formerly Blue Coat's Elastica CloudSOC Cloud Access Security Broker [CASB]) and Cloud Data Protection products to address the needs of the cloud generation. This integrated solution provides chief information security officers (CISOs) visibility and control over all sensitive content that users upload, store and share via the cloud, protecting confidential information through all stages of its lifecycle, anywhere and everywhere it travels. 

"For the first time, users have a solution that protects data in a holistic manner, regardless of where the data comes from or where it's going," said Mike Fey, Symantec president and chief operating officer. "We are moving quickly to integrate our solutions and deliver a combined product portfolio to deliver integrated cyber defense solutions across customers' entire IT environment. Symantec is uniquely positioned to bring market-leading solutions, fed by the largest threat intelligence network, to offer unprecedented protection to the cloud generation."

IBM Launches Cloud Data and Analytics Marketplace for Developers

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IBM today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. They are designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud. The hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allows data to easily flow amongst the different services.

In addition to self-service capabilities for everything from data preparation, migration, and integration, to tools for advanced data exploration and modeling, IBM introduced the following new cloud data services today:

Cloud data warehouse race heats up

 Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Andrew Brust.

The notion of running a data warehouse in the cloud was a pretty novel thing when Amazon Web Services launched its Redshift service in November of 2012. Most on-premises data warehouse (DW) platforms are appliance-based, which makes them difficult to expand, and the resulting need to leave room for growth also makes them expensive to acquire.

In the cloud though, economics are better, elasticity is realistic and logistics are streamlined. Combine that with the ability to handle "big data" volumes with the familiar SQL/relational model that Redshift uses and it's hardly surprising that the service has been one of Amazon's fastest growing since its launch...

IT Professionals Aren’t Sure Who Controls Data in the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author:  Susan Marquette Poremba.

Cloud security has always been a sensitive topic. For many years, security was listed as the number-one reason why companies shied away from adopting cloud technologies. Cloud security has improved considerably over the years, but a survey conducted by Perspecsys shows just how far we have to go, especially when it comes to understanding where and how data is protected.

While at RSA, the folks from Perspecsys surveyed more than 125 attendees about data control in the cloud and more than half (57 percent) said they don’t have a complete picture of where their sensitive data is stored. Perhaps more alarming, 48 percent of the respondents said they don’t have a lot of faith in their cloud providers to protect their data. And because of this lack of trust, cloud adoption is slowed...

IBM Patents Real-Time Analytics for Cloud Data

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IBM announced it has patented an invention that enhances the use of analytics for assessing and directing data in a cloud computing environment, enabling more timely and efficient application processing and management. The IBM invention, U.S Patent #8,639,809, "Predictive Removal of Runtime Data Using Attribute Characterizing," analyzes data from a variety of sources to avoid performance lags and processing delays.

Since not all data is equal and resources for processing, storing and managing information are finite, real-time analytics can be useful in expediting this process, IBM said. "Processing data in a cloud is similar to managing checkout lines at a store—if you have one simple item to purchase, an express lane is preferable to waiting in line behind someone with a more complicated order," IBM Inventor Michael Branson, who co-invented the patented technique with John Santosuosso, said in a statement...

Organizing The Chaos Of Cloud Data

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Cloud computing is recognized by governments and private sector organizations as major, game-changing technology. It focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of shared resources. Whereas formerly most software programmes ran on a personal computer, cloud computing uses large networks of remote servers.

These enable the sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized storage and online access to computer services throughout the Internet. However, with the multitude of offerings and their fast-pace development, the need to ensure quality and compatibility through standardization was paramount...

IBM patents method to control storage location of cloud data

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As more businesses adopt cloud computing and storage practices, data governance and security issues are becoming more apparent. A U.S. judge recently ordered Microsoft to give data stored in Ireland data centers to U.S. law enforcement agencies, despite European data protection laws that make Europe-based subsidiaries of foreign companies abide by European law.

IBM is taking strides to change the way public and private cloud data is stored. According to an IBM press release, its inventors recently patented a technique that helps clients automatically analyze and manage the location where information resides. This enables businesses to comply with regulations governing where data can be stored in different countries and continents...

Cloud Computing: Dude, Where’s My Data?

Grazed from PropertyCasualty360. Author: Anya Khalamayzer.

Risk managers may have their head in the clouds with concern over the liabilities of cloud computing. However, an uptick in companies moving to cloud data hasn’t correlated to a cybercrime storm, says Bryan Sartin, director of Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Research, Investigations, Solutions, Knowledge (RISK) Team.

“By and large, major cloud providers have figured out their own native security architecture, so hackers can’t use the same recipe of attacks on different providers,” says Sartin. It is the risk manager’s company that should be concerned about its safety culture, especially those in the financial and insurance industries, which Sartin says are “classic” victims of cyber attacks...