Multi-Cloud

NetApp Acquires StackPointCloud

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NetApp announced it acquired StackPointCloud, a leader in multi-cloud Kubernetes as-a-service and a contributor to the Kubernetes project. The combination of StackPointCloud with NetApp creates NetApp Kubernetes Service, the industry's first complete Kubernetes platform for multi-cloud deployments and a complete cloud-based stack for Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, and NetApp HCI. NetApp will also benefit from the knowledge and experience of StackPointCloud's CEO Matt Baldwin and other members of the team.

NetApp Kubernetes Service is immediately available at cloud.netapp.com for customers to deploy and manage clusters and applications across the clouds. NetApp customers will be able to more easily manage data and applications in the cloud and across clouds, they can put the data where it needs to be.

UShareSoft Announces New Multi-Cloud Application Blueprinting

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UShareSoft, a Fujitsu company and leader in Hybrid IT application automation, today announces the availability of the industry's only platform for fully modeling both application stacks and their deployment infrastructure "as code." This will make it easier than ever for enterprise customers to deploy and manage applications agnostically across multi-cloud environments, helping increase business agility as part of digital transformation, without sacrificing governance and control.

The new platform underlines Fujitsu's focus on strengthening multi-cloud integration and operations services to address the growing industry-wide cloud skills gap. A recent survey of IT decision makers commissioned by Fujitsu found that more than 70 percent of respondents find it challenging to transform their IT to meet business needs, while an even greater number, 75 percent, struggle to identify where governance has not been followed.

To help organizations meet these challenges, UShareSoft's UForge AppCenter provides a "model once, run anywhere" approach to cloud application delivery and management. Customers enjoy greater agility-running applications to support business priorities, without getting locked into a specific vendor-while ensuring full visibility and governance over their software. Through partnering with an extensive choice of cloud vendors spanning multiple hyperscale services and platforms, Fujitsu offers organizations hybrid IT and multi-cloud environments with a comprehensive line-up of integration and operations services.

ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth Technologies Announce Integration for Optimized Cloud Cost Management

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ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, and CloudHealth Technologies, trusted cloud management platform provider, today announced that they have furthered their partnership with a technology integration that provides customers with end-to-end multi-cloud cost control and visibility.

More than $12.9 billion will be wasted on unused cloud resources this year - which means public cloud users have an immediate need for automated savings and governance. Customers leveraging ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth's integrated solution are empowered to reduce this cloud waste - in fact, customers already using both platforms currently save an average of more than $25,000 monthly on their cloud bills.

 

Nexenta Announces Enterprise File Services-based Software Defined Storage for Multi Cloud Environments

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Nexenta announced enterprise support and availability of a virtual deployed storage appliance, enabling enterprises to expand their hyper-converged infrastructure, applications, and workload flexibility. In tandem with this comes the latest versions of their leading storage software solutions, adding functionality to further accelerate their support for today's enterprises in private, public, hybrid, and multi clouds.

The newest version of Nexenta's full-featured software-defined storage (SDS) for enterprise applications, NexentaStor 5.1.2, offers the ultimate flexibility. This virtual machine deployment model of the award-winning NexentaStor unified storage software provides secure enterprise file services for hyper-converged appliance users as well as VMware users with traditional block only storage arrays without any additional hardware purchase. The use of the virtual storage appliance augments the already industry-leading hardware compatibility list for bare metal installations of NexentaStor. 

Morpheus Data Helps Enterprises Bridge the Agility Gap with End-to-End Orchestration of Hybrid IT on Virtually Any Cloud

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Today, Morpheus Data announced major updates to its next generation cloud management platform (CMP) which will help IT Operations teams orchestrate software defined networks, multi-cloud high availability, and leading configuration management tools.

By bringing together over 75 third-party tools under a single out-of-the-box automation engine, Morpheus lets IT quickly provide self-service provisioning to developers and accelerate application deployments by 150x or more.

New integrations enable customers to:

Arista Any Cloud Extends to Google Cloud Platform

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Arista Networks today announced its Any Cloud hybrid cloud networking platform, which reduces operational costs and complexity for enterprises migrating workloads to the public cloud from their on-premises datacenters, is now available on Google Cloud Platform. The new virtualized offering, Arista vEOS Router combined with CloudVision with Cloud Tracer functionality, provides consistent operations, orchestration, security, and telemetry across multi-cloud environments. 

"We are proud to be participating in the Google Cloud Partner Program and the ecosystem of Google technology partners that are helping to expand the cloud platform globally," said Manuel Rivelo, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. "The combined solution of Arista Any Cloud and the Google Cloud Platform will deliver new capabilities and value to our hybrid and public cloud customers."

Blue Medora's BindPlane Expands Multi-Cloud Support

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Blue Medora today announces support for two new cloud platforms - Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud - for BindPlane, the industry's first monitoring integration as a service (MIaaS). 

BindPlane addresses the common challenge most data center operations teams experience - gaining a comprehensive view of what's going on across their IT ecosystem. BindPlane dramatically expands observability for large enterprises monitoring hybrid and multi-cloud environments, and is now available across AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google and Alibaba cloud environments.

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FileShadow Partners with Wasabi to Provide Multi-Cloud Services for Its Cloud File Assurance Service

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FileShadow today ushers in multi-cloud storage options for its customers with a partnership with Wasabi, a hot cloud storage company. By adding Wasabi to FileShadow's cloud file assurance service, individuals and small businesses with document intensive needs, such as photographers, creatives, insurance agents or agencies, financial services and municipalities, will have the option of choosing both the file processing and cloud storage system that best fits their performance and pricing needs.

FileShadow connects users' cloud storage accounts and onsite network attached storage (NAS) into a single vault, making their files instantly searchable regardless of source and "available for a lifetime." The service supports both online and onsite systems, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Adobe Creative Cloud and Drobo NAS appliances. With the addition of Wasabi, FileShadow customers can choose the file storage services from either Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage or IBM Cloud Object Storage.

Latest Version of Red Hat Ansible Engine Enables New Cloud, Network, and Windows Automation

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6, the latest release of its simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation solution. Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 adds new content for automating across hybrid and multicloud environments, along with simplified connections to network APIs and updates for Ansible deployments overseeing Windows environments.

When Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 combines with Red Hat Ansible Tower, Red Hat's centralized control plane for managing and optimizing automated systems at enterprise scale, organizations can more easily extend automation across complex footprints. This includes hybrid and multicloud environments as well as diverse infrastructure, network, and application deployments.

 

Uila Extends Monitoring and Analytics to Multi-Cloud

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Uila Inc., the Multi-Cloud Monitoring and Analytics company, today released support for seamless Multi-Cloud visibility across all Private and Public Cloud deployments including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platforms.  Uila's new Multi-Cloud version provides a single pane of glass to monitor performance, capacity and resource allotments simultaneously across Multiple Cloud technologies, both public and private. With this new release, IT Operations and Cloud IT teams are now armed with critical information that will help them proactively plan application deployment, monitor performance, prevent and solve service degradation issues for workloads that span multiple clouds.

Since the first release, Uila's Application Dependency Map has provided detailed, dynamic Application topology maps for multi-tier applications, allowing proactive troubleshooting of issues at lightning speeds with full visibility into the behavior, health and dependencies across applications and infrastructure. With the new release, this capability has been further expanded with full workload dependency visibility across multiple clouds and cloud providers. IT teams can now pinpoint performance bottlenecks for workloads spanning multiple clouds in a single view. This dynamic Multi-Cloud Dependency Mapping & performance analysis capability is not only important for solving application performance issues, but provides the needed visibility for organizations who may be switching cloud providers or rolling back to an on-premise datacenter.