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Swyx announces its own cloud service and plans to offer its products as a service

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Unified Communications (UC) specialist Swyx has announced its own cloud-based communications offering at its annual Partner and Technology Conference: As part of the cloud solution SwyxON, the UC provider will in future offer its products as a service throughout Europe. Swyx is committed to the channel so customers will be able to purchase the manufacturer's own cloud service exclusively from Swyx partners.

With the cloud service SwyxON, the UC specialist creates the ideal framework for tomorrow's communication: customers benefit from the proven Swyx Unified Communications functionality as well as the high elasticity, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of cloud-based communication. Companies can if necessary alter the services they use within a short period of time and thus react flexibly to new requirements. Multiple locations and mobile users can also be easily integrated. 

In addition, SwyxON customers can significantly reduce maintenance and administration costs: They always use the latest version of the Swyx communication solution and innovative new features are immediately available. The connectivity can be individually customised depending on user requirements. Swyx is working closely with experienced partners who have their own network infrastructures and data centres to provide their own cloud services, ensuring the quality and safety of the solution. SwyxON will be available next year, first in Germany and later on throughout Europe.
 

Black Duck Teams Up with Pivotal to Secure and Manage Open Source Cloud-Native Applications for the Enterprise

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Black Duck
, the global leader in automating the security and management of open source software, today announced a new technology collaboration with Pivotal and the launch of its Black Duck Hub product as an integrated service for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, one of the world's most powerful cloud-native platforms. This is the first open source-focused security management integration with Pivotal Cloud Foundry, enabling enterprise customers to embrace open source in their applications with automated visibility, intelligence, and control.  

Black Duck and Pivotal have collaborated to integrate Black Duck Hub and Pivotal Cloud Foundry to deliver a Secure DevOps process and user experience for building and deploying applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

dinCloud's New Virtual Robot Improves Quality Assurance and Customer Experience in SAP, Salesforce, Sage, and Microsoft Dynamics

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dinCloud today announced the availability of a full-service virtual robot. Dubbed "James", the virtual robot runs in the cloud, as a service, and requires no coding or configuration by customers. James will help organizations deliver a better customer experience to employees and customers.

James is tasked with testing and documenting the performance and availability of services that are important to an organization. For example, James can validate the customer experience on an e-commerce site, the payroll calculation process in an organization's ERP software, or other critical services. James can test the user experience 24/7 on systems such as SAP, Salesforce, Sage, and Microsoft Dynamics.

Traditional methods used today, such as monitoring tools, have a system-level perspective. dinCloud's virtual robot service sees through the eyes of the user. It can also be rolled out in less time than it takes to onboard a new employee. Additionally, all setup, configuration, changes, and maintenance are performed by dinCloud. Customers have a dashboard for reviewing performance real-time and also receive alerts via email or text based on thresholds that dinCloud helps users establish.

PacHosting Unveils LayerStack for New Cloud Services in APAC

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PacHosting, a leading Platform Aggregated Cloud Solution Provider, unveiled a new cloud service “LayerStack” to expand its cloud portfolio over the past several months. LayerStack committed to compete at a higher level in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and strengthen its cloud service business to enhance competitiveness in future. LayerStack strives to offer greater IT efficiency and capabilities for all businesses in Asia Pacific region with a series of launches in 2017 including SSD Cloud Servers, Load Balancer, Offsite Backup Solution and Virtual Private Cloud based on multi-data center architecture.

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Global Capacity's Ethernet Cloud Connect Service Simplifies Connectivity to AWS, Google Cloud, Azure and Equinix Cloud Exchanges

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Global Capacity,  the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces the availability of its innovative Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect service. Recognized by MEF as Best Ethernet Service Innovation, this latest virtual network service from Global Capacity's One Marketplace software-defined network platform offers enterprises the flexibility to build multiple cloud services from a single port in real time to access hybrid and multi-cloud solutions across multiple locations and gain the performance and security necessary to compete in today's marketplace.

Global Capacity's Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect service leverages an interconnection architecture with software orchestration to simplify multi-Cloud connectivity and improve service performance. This approach delivers a better user experience by allowing businesses to connect to Cloud locations or select from a list of interconnected One Marketplace Cloud destinations including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and 20 other Cloud providers on Equinix Cloud Exchange. Combining the reliability and flexibility of multi-destination Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Global Capacity's One Marketplace, Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect streamlines commercial buying across the Cloud services ecosystem.

HEAT Software Improves Security, Efficiency and Productivity Across Portfolio

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HEAT Software, a company that's leading the unification of Cloud Service Management (CSM) and Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), today announced significant updates to three of its core IT software solutions: HEAT Endpoint Management and Security Suite (EMSS), HEAT Service Management (SM), and HEAT Desktop and Server Management (DSM).

EMSS 8.5 delivers defense-in-depth endpoint security with simplified endpoint management, while offering added protection against targeted attacks. EMSS 8.5 further reduces complexity for both security and IT operations teams, optimizes TCO & operational efficiencies, improves visibility and delivers control back to IT.

Improvements delivered in the new EMSS 8.5 release include:

Severalnines sidesteps cloud "vendor lock-in

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Severalnines, the provider of database infrastructure management software, today launched its new product, NinesControl. Built on the capabilities of Severalnines’ popular ClusterControl, NinesControl is a database management cloud service that enables developers to easily, uniformly and transparently deploy and manage polyglot databases on any cloud, with no need to install anything.

Today’s cloud infrastructure means there is a kind of new lock-in for IT professionals to overcome: services that are only available in a particular vendor’s cloud. This can be particularly problematic for databases, which are stateful by nature and inherently hard to move. NinesControl offers developers and admins the flexibility to deploy and operate their open source databases on any cloud. NinesControl also delivers maximum uptime to businesses because databases can now be deployed in both standalone and high availability cluster mode.
 

Penguin Announces MATLAB Distributed Computing Server Availability on HPC Cloud Service

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Penguin Computing, experts in high performance, enterprise and cloud computing solutions, has announced the immediate availability of MATLAB Distributed Computing Server on its HPC Cloud, POD. This solution combines POD’s ease-of-use and high performance computing capabilities in the cloud with MATLAB scale-up capability to solve more demanding and complex problems.

“With over a million users and growing, MATLAB is one of the most respected tools for programming and analyzing numerical data,” said Victor Gregorio, VP/GM of Cloud Services at Penguin Computing. “Penguin Computing is proud to be partnering with MathWorks to provide MATLAB on POD, where we have enabled an HPC Cloud environment for the MATLAB community.”...

Ubiquity Targets Amazon with High Performance SSD Cloud Service Built on OnApp

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U.S. hosting specialist Ubiquity Servers has launched a new high-performance public cloud service built on the OnApp Cloud platform, and targeted directly at users of Amazon's cloud. Ubiquity's cloud service is one of the first to use OnApp Storage, the integrated SAN included with OnApp Cloud v3.0. Ubiquity used OnApp's new storage system to create an SSD-based cloud hosting service with exceptional performance and resilience, but without the high cost associated with clouds built on legacy storage technologies.
 
Performance was a key factor in Ubiquity's decision to build a new service on the OnApp platform, particularly the ‘VM-aware’ technology in OnApp Storage, which ensures a copy of a virtual machine's data exists on the same physical server that hosts that virtual machine. This optimizes I/O for Ubiquity's customers, and ensures their hosted applications get up to 95% of the raw performance of the drives that store their data. Ubiquity Servers was a key participant in OnApp's beta program for the new technology, and in tests saw sustained read/write speeds of 1500MB/s and 1200MB/s with just six SSDs, compared with 400-500MB/s using a traditional SAN array.
 

VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

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VMware has launched its long-anticipated public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), touting its virtual networking capabilities as a differentiator from other established hybrid cloud offerings. VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service will be based on the company’s vCloud architecture, allowing customers to shift their VMware encoded workloads between in-house and the VMware hosted service, a practice known as running a hybrid cloud.

“You can write an application and be safe in the knowledge it can be run anywhere,” said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, in a Web conference announcing the new service, adding that much of the complexity enterprises experience in deploying their workloads in the cloud comes from preparing their in-house applications to run in a new environment...