IaaS

Microsoft's plan to bridge its infrastructure and platform cloud services is unfolding

Grazed from ZDNet.  Author: Mary Jo Foley

Two years ago, Microsoft officials began talking up the company's plan to bring a bunch of Azure platform-as-a-service capabilities to the infrastructure-as-a-service side of the Microsoft Azure cloud.

In March 2016, Microsoft rolled out one piece of this strategy via its delivery of Virtual Machine Scale Sets. Virtual Machine Scale Sets allow users to create thousands of identical virtual machines so as to be able to scale big compute and big data applications quickly.

Microsoft's motto for Virtual Machine Scale Sets: "Control it like IaaS, scale it like PaaS."

IaaS, PaaS, SaaS To Lead $390bn Cloud Economy

Grazed from DataEconomy. Author: Joao Marques Lima.

Global cloud IT market revenues are set to more than double by 2020 with both public and private cloud hardware, software and services set to generate $390bn in revenues by the end of this decade. According to Bain & Company’s “The Changing Faces of the Cloud” report, market revenues accounted to ‘only’ $180bn in 2015 and are now set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% until 2020.

Of the $390bn estimated cloud market, public cloud services are set to represent the largest part of the sector, with Software as a Service (SaaS) predicted to grow at a CAGR of 18%. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are tipped for a 27% CAGR. Public cloud infrastructure and enabling services are predicted to increase at a 12% CAGR while private cloud services, including managed private clouds (MPC) and dedicated private clouds (DPC), are predicted to grow at a 25% CAGR...

Read more from the source @ https://data-economy.com/iaas-paas-saas-lead-390bn-cloud-economy/

Dome9 Adds Native Support for Microsoft Azure, Enabling Unified Multi-Cloud Enterprise Security

Grazed from Dome9 Security

Dome9 Security, a leader in cloud infrastructure security, today announced native support for the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform. With this release, Dome9's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) security platform provides built-in, API-enabled integration with Azure, the public cloud of choice for many global enterprises. Azure customers can now leverage the powerful control fabric offered by the Dome9 Arc platform to manage security and compliance across their Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure environments.

The Dome9 Arc platform allows security and operations teams to visualize the network security posture and exposure levels by analyzing network security groups and attached network-based assets like virtual machines, load balancers, and database services in their Azure environments. Customers can detect and audit changes to security policies across Azure subscriptions and regions, correlate security events in the Azure Security Center, and continuously monitor their state of compliance. This enables security operations teams to quickly identify and proactively resolve misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that could lead to downtime or costly breaches.

Why Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Growth is Critical to Cloud Computing

Grazed from 1RedDrop. Author: Shudeep Chandrasekhar.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS, was the fastest growing cloud segment in 2016, and there are several indications that we could see a repeat of strong growth in 2017 as well. Early in 2016 Gartner projected that the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market will reach $22.4 billion in size.

That turned out to be another feather in Gartner’s cap, because Business Insider recently reported that the IaaS market hit the $22 billion mark for 2016. By 2015, the IaaS market was worth nearly $16 billion, and if the numbers by the two reputed sources are correct, then the cloud infrastructure market has recorded an eye-popping 38% growth in 2016...

Read more from the source @ http://1reddrop.com/2017/01/16/infrastructure-service-iaas-growth-critical-cloud-computing/

Centrify Delivers Innovative Capabilities and Best Practices to Streamline and Secure Adoption of Hybrid Cloud

Grazed from Centrify

Centrify announced new hybrid cloud capabilities and best practice guidance to speed and secure adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Centrify's solution uniquely provides identity freedom, deployment freedom and the most comprehensive capabilities for securing privileged access to infrastructure and apps in a hybrid IT environment. 

IaaS platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide an excellent layer of foundational security, but the shared responsibility model is clear: businesses are still responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data in the cloud. Organizations that are storing sensitive data in the cloud, which is 93 percent according to a recent Forrester survey, need a consistent security model across on-premises and IaaS to reduce the risk of data breach. Yet Gartner predicts that 95 percent of IaaS security failures will be the customer's fault, and more than half of those will be attributed to inadequate management of identities, access and privileges.

 

SUSE Acquires OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS Talent and Technology Assets from HPE

Grazed from SUSE

SUSE has entered into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to acquire technology and talent that will expand SUSE's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution and accelerate SUSE's entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market. The acquired OpenStack assets will be integrated into SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and the acquired Cloud Foundry and PaaS assets will enable SUSE to bring to market a certified, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS solution for all customers and partners in the SUSE ecosystem. The agreement includes HPE naming SUSE as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry solutions. In addition, SUSE has increased engagement with the Cloud Foundry Foundation, becoming a platinum member and taking a seat on the Cloud Foundry Foundation board.

Amazon Leads in Public IaaS, IBM Has the Private Cloud Edge

Grazed from Datamation. Author: Pedro Hernandez.

The third-quarter results are in and Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a commanding lead in the worldwide public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. "In many ways, public IaaS is the poster child of cloud computing and in that segment Amazon/AWS absolutely dominates the market, with a worldwide market share of 45 percent in Q3," said John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group, in a research note sent to Datamation. It's an impressive feat, given how quickly rival cloud platforms are growing.

"That market share has been achieved despite Microsoft and Google both continuing to grow their cloud service revenues at well over 100 percent per year," continued Dinsdale. Nonetheless, Amazon is still more than twice as big as Salesforce, Microsoft and IBM combined...

Read more from the source @ http://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/amazon-leads-in-public-iaas-ibm-has-the-private-cloud-edge.html

Cisco CEO Robbins To Partners: IaaS Is Not An 'End Game,' Multi- And Hybrid Cloud Is Order Of Day

Grazed from CRN. Author: Steven Burke and Jennifer Follett

Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins is set to rally solution provider partners at the networking leader's Cisco Partner Summit this week to take the cloud high road by focusing on multicloud and hybrid cloud rather than competing in head-to-head Infrastructure-as-a-Service warfare with Amazon Web Services, sources told CRN.

Cisco insiders say the new strategy represents a broad, far-reaching bid to be what the company is calling solution providers' "No. 1 preferred cloud vendor" by looking beyond just the IaaS opportunity and focusing on monetizing cloud across the entire spectrum of cloud -- public, private, hybrid or Software-as-a-Service.

AIS Network Attains VMware IaaS Powered Status in the VMware vCloud Air Network

Grazed from AIS Networks and VMware

AIS Network, a secure and compliant cloud hosting expert serving large enterprises in the health care, pharmaceutical, government, financial industries, international corporations and The Commonwealth of Virginia, today announced its entry into the VMware vCloud® Air™ Network with VMware IaaS Powered status. This designation illustrates to customers that the company’s public cloud service is validated using and compatible for use with VMware vSphere®, a leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures.

A member of the VMware vCloud Air Network, AISN provides its VMware IaaS Powered service using proven VMware technology that organizations already use in their existing datacenters. VMware vCloud Air Network Service Providers offer global cloud services in more than 100 countries.

Egenera Introduces New Xterity Cloud Console to Simplify and Streamline IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS and Cloud Migration Solutions

Grazed from Egenera

Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services and cloud management software to the channel, today announced the general availability of a new interface for Xterity, its wholesale managed cloud service. The new downloadable application, called Xterity Cloud Console, is designed to simplify customer onboarding and solution development to accelerate deployment of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Cloud Migration solutions.

Xterity Cloud Console is an application that delivers: