Multi-Cloud

Datos IO and Cisco Team to Enable Cloud Backup and Recovery at Scale for Multi-Cloud Environments

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Today, Datos IO, the application-centric cloud data management company, announced availability of an integrated solution together with Cisco that simplifies and automates data protection for next generation customer-centric applications running on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco HyperFlex hyper-converged systems.

Customers are in the midst of a digital transformation journey where they are either deploying next-generation customer-centric applications natively in the cloud or migrating their traditional applications to the cloud - all with the end goal to drive operational efficiency and to deliver top line growth with new customer-centric products and services. As part of this journey, enterprises operate their IT across a multi-cloud infrastructure, deploying applications on the best suited cloud whether private cloud, public cloud, or managed clouds.

Off-premises cloud computing services gain traction; are multi-clouds next?

Grazed from IHS. Author: Liz Cruz.

With digitization transforming and disrupting businesses everywhere, there is tremendous pressure to change and adapt, especially for enterprise information technology (IT) departments. A key part of change is the need for greater agility and faster adoption of new technology. Both of these agents drive the off-premises cloud market, while also altering the architecture of on-premises data centers or private clouds to include orchestration for the automatic deployment of workloads. To achieve success, a key takeaway for businesses is to rethink IT, shifting reliance from traditional data-center models to new mechanisms like the cloud.

Growth all around

In assessing just how fast transformation is occurring within the space, one only has to look at the rate of growth projected for the next few years ahead. The market for off-premises cloud services is forecast for solid revenue growth of approximately 30% year-over-year in the near term, with strong expansion to continue through 2021. The market’s increase is due to larger portions of enterprise IT budgets being allocated to off-premises cloud services...

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Console Connect Empowers Multi-Cloud Flexibility with Automated Cloud-to-Cloud Solution

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Console Connect, the leading provider of global interconnection solutions, today announced CloudNexus, the world's first automated cloud-to-cloud direct connection solution for the enterprise. CloudNexus enables private, secure direct connections to be spun up within minutes, between multi- or hybrid-cloud environments, across disparate locations and providers.

Your Clouds, Your Way

The process of cloud migration and workload mobility is painstakingly complex by slow, unsecured and unpredictable public internet connections. By automating the direct connection process, CloudNexus links multiple cloud environments directly and privately within minutes, without any dependencies on the risky public internet or via the enterprise infrastructure. That means painless deployment for flexible cloud architecture, and the ability to deploy as many cloud environments as an enterprise chooses.

A10 Networks Brings "Harmony" to Management of Secure Application Services Across Multiple Clouds and Data Centers

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A10 Networks introduced a new strategic solution that offers multi-cloud, multi-service management that brings to life its ongoing vision of harmonizing application delivery and security.

The new developments center on the A10 Harmony Controller, built on microservices and container technologies, offering a multi-tenant, highly scalable controller architecture that incorporates real-time analytics at a per-app level and central management and orchestration of secure application services across hybrid environments - from physical data centers to public, private and hybrid clouds.

The new A10 Harmony Controller and analytics capabilities fundamentally change the way secure application services are delivered, protected, and managed. Because the A10 Harmony application delivery and security controller uniquely spans traditional data centers and clouds, it is now the industry's only controller-based platform that can deliver analytics, configuration and orchestration across such hybrid application environments.

Live Webcast with IDC special guest: Why Multi-Cloud Strategies Require Hybrid Capacity Analytics!

Why Multi-Cloud Strategies Require Hybrid Capacity Analytics

IDC’s research shows the majority of today’s enterprise class organizations expect to rely on multiple clouds. Organizations need to make this transition in a way that maintains control over their applications, constantly optimizes the capacity being purchased, and doesn’t inadvertently create operational silos.

Join Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO of Cirba, and guest speaker, Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President Enterprise Systems Management Software, to learn why workload aware multi-cloud capacity and migration analytics are becoming critical enablers to modern cloud strategies.

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The future is multi-cloud, but getting there isn't easy

Grazed from ITProPortal. Author: Tony Conner.

Multi-cloud has been discussed within the cloud computing industry for a while, but there is still confusion and disagreement about what it is. What most can agree on is that multi-cloud is about mixing and matching the best-in-class technologies and services from different cloud providers to create the best possible solution for a business.

This flexibility is what will define the industry in the coming years allowing organisations to leverage the relative advantages, price-points and geographic locations of the solutions to their best advantage. However, the transition to a multi-cloud solution can be fraught with risks if improperly managed. As a result, enterprises looking to gain advantage through this technology are seeking expert help in the form of third party managed service providers...

Embotics Introduces Integrated Multi-Cloud Automation for ServiceNow

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Embotics, the cloud automation company, today announced new capabilities for bi-directional integration between Embotics vCommander and the ServiceNow IT Service Management (ITSM) platform. The new integrations provide customers with an end-to-end solution for extending the ServiceNow platform with multi-cloud automation capabilities. This enables users to have visibility and management to all Virtual Machines (VMs) in their environment regardless of whether they were created inside or outside of an ITSM process. 

The integration of ServiceNow and Embotics provides streamlined automation of key processes and maintenance of accurate data within the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

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Iron.io Delivers on Promise of Enabling Lambda-Like Functionality on Any Cloud

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Iron.io, a leading provider of workload management, today announced it is delivering on its promise of bringing AWS Lambda-like serverless processing to any cloud -- with implementations now enabled on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenShift and Mesosphere. Demos are available upon request.

Serverless computing has gained momentum because it boosts agility for modern enterprises, allowing them to build and deploy applications and services at scale on flexible platforms that abstract away physical infrastructure. Launched in beta as Project Kratos in February, Iron.io announced general availability of its multicloud solution in April. Since then, the company has systematically partnered with leading cloud providers to support multicloud development.

Management Complexity In The Multi-cloud

Grazed from TechWeekEurope. Author: Ben Sullivan.

Organisations are turning to the public, hybrid and multi-cloud to accelerate digital transformation. A 2015 Oxford Economics Survey entitled ‘The Cloud Grows Up’ shows that 69 percent of global business leader and IT executive respondents planned to make moderate to heavy cloud investments over the next three years; not only to save money, but to enter new markets and develop new products, services, lines of business and business models fast.

But one of the biggest challenges of hybrid and multi-clouds is achieving visibility, performance and management across the entire complex estate. You can wrestle with multiple cloud-provided tools and instrumentation, but that can be time consuming and frustrating. However, there is a surprisingly simple path to holistic visibility; the application delivery infrastructure...

More proof that we live in a multi-cloud world

Grazed from Fortune.  Author: Barb Darrow.

If your company, like most, runs some stuff in the cloud plus non-cloud-ready databases or enterprise apps, RightScale may have a management tool for you.  There’s lots of evidence showing that when companies move workloads to the cloud, they are apt to use more than one cloud.

Part of the reason is that different constituencies spin up their own cloud operations outside the normal IT approval process. It’s also true that most companies still run some older databases and enterprise applications that do not lend themselves to cloud deployment...