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PagerDuty Helps Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Customers Manage Incidents in Real Time and Migrate Confidently to the Cloud

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PagerDuty, a global leader in digital operations management, announced integration of PagerDuty's real-time operations management platform with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services, Azure's integrated suite of DevOps services. These integrations enable Microsoft's enterprise customers to manage incidents in real time, helping minimize business disruption, migrate confidently to the cloud and bridge the gap between development and operations teams. Today, hundreds of companies and their DevOps teams are already using PagerDuty with Azure to automatically monitor their cloud services' health and quickly respond to incidents.

"PagerDuty gives Microsoft customers a best-in-class platform to automatically manage incidents and orchestrate action," said Jukka Alanen, senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy at PagerDuty. "In today's environment, the price businesses pay for failing to deliver a great customer experience is extremely costly, resulting in lost revenue, customer churn and compromised brand value. With PagerDuty, Azure and Visual Studio Team Services customers can quickly address critical issues that arise throughout the software delivery lifecycle while improving productivity of their DevOps teams."

Bitnami Stacksmith Automates Migration of Traditional Applications to Microsoft Azure and Azure Kubernetes Service

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Bitnami announced the addition of Azure support to Bitnami Stacksmith, an enterprise tool that automates the migration of traditional applications to cloud platforms.

Launched in February of 2018, Bitnami Stacksmith is an enterprise tool that simplifies the migration of traditional enterprise applications from the datacenter to the cloud. Stacksmith takes a running application in the datacenter, repackages and optimizes it for cloud deployment, and delivers everything needed to successfully deploy it to a container or cloud platform. Stacksmith then continuously monitors the replatformed application for updates and patches, providing an easy way for companies to keep applications up-to- date and secure.

How To Showcase Your Computer-Based Marketing Prowess

The marketing landscape has changed steadily since the inception of the internet and its subsequent ubiquity in the global marketplace. Nowadays, the public consumes the large majority of its media through mobile phones, tablets, laptops and personal computers rather than the printed word. As such, a whole host of new options for marketing products, services and organizations have arisen that make use of this new and malleable medium. Here are some top-class tips for anyone hoping to make a splash on the digital marketing scene, whether it be with savvy social media posts or catchy YouTube jingles. 

Writing 

The transition from print to digital of the written word might seem un unchanged one, appearing as it does on screens in a similar fashion to how it exists in print. However, this would be to grossly underestimate the function of words on a screen and the ability of anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of the workings of Microsoft Word to manipulate the written word, making it more attention-grabbing. 

Webinar: Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Secure Application and Desktop Delivery

 

 

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) provides access to desktop applications as if they were native applications on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, making your employees truly productive on the go.

WHEN? May 15, 2018 @ 09:00 AM PST

Empower your workforce to be productive anytime, from anywhere.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Customize keystroke shortcuts:Provide end users on the move with quick access to complex application commands by creating personalized keystroke shortcuts.
  • Instant web access:Enable users to securely access an application from any HTML5 browser.
  • Files and folders:Access centralized files and folders with ease from any device through a secure connection that doesn't expose your assets or intellectual property.
  • Quick Helpdesk:Enable instant, easy, and secure remote assistance to your employees. Shadow a Windows device to gain access to the full desktop, and control applications running locally on the system, as well as any remote applications published fromParallelsRAS.
  • Fast client-user configuration:Effortlessly onboard new employees so they can start immediately working on published applications and desktops.

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StorageOS Announces General Availability of Persistent Container Storage Solution

StorageOS, Inc. has announced the general availability of its software-defined persistent storage platform for running containerized applications in production.

Container adoption has been explosive as enterprises embrace DevOps and refactor applications to run in containers instead of directly on virtual machines. The company also announced an $8 million Series A funding round, led by existing investor Bain Capital Ventures with participation from new investors: MMC Ventures in the UK, where StorageOS R&D is located, and 645 Ventures in New York, StorageOS' new U.S. headquarters. StorageOS will use the investment to expand product development and drive global sales.

Portworx Advances Cloud Native Storage for Kubernetes

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Portworx, the best cloud native storage solution for Kubernetes, today announced the availability of PX-Enterprise 1.4, the most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive solution for running stateful containers in production. Updates in 1.4 include 3DSnap, the container industry's first application consistent snapshot solution for complex Kubernetes applications, as well as a brand new graphical user interface (GUI) for PX-Enterprise optimized for multi-cloud environments. These new capabilities enable customers to store and protect containerized applications, including their mission critical data from a single platform, and were developed in collaboration with Portworx's large and growing customer base, including 15 of the Fortune Global 1000.

"I chose Portworx as the cloud native storage layer for my multi-tenant container-as-a-service platform because it allows me to offer best-in-class features like high availability, auto-scaling, backup and recovery, and encryption to my customers at a reasonable cost," said Kris Watson, CEO of ComputeStacks, a company that provides a Docker container platform to service providers. "And now, PX-Enterprise with 3DSnap allows me to provide a time machine for my customer's entire application, ensuring that I can always restore it to a particular point-in-time with guaranteed application consistency.  No one else can do that."

Astronomer Announces Secure, Private Cloud Option for Running Apache Airflow on Kubernetes

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In response to growing market concerns over data security and GDPR compliance, Astronomer, the open-source data engineering platform, has launched its Enterprise Edition, allowing for easy Apache Airflow deployment in a secure environment. Earlier this year, Astronomer announced the first managed Apache Airflow offering (available through its SaaS data platform). Enterprise Edition provides the same feature-rich access to Airflow, but through a customer's own Kubernetes cluster. Astronomer Enterprise Edition customers get full access to all source code for the platform, and can therefore modify and extend it to suit their needs while keeping all data inside their own virtual private cloud (VPC).

"GDPR and other data security concerns are forcing organizations to weigh the risks of sending customer data to external vendors. We are seeing an acceleration of interest in our managed access to Apache Airflow for data collection and routing, but it's matched by a demand for security and control of the data," said Ry Walker, Co-founder and CEO of Astronomer. "Enterprise Edition solves this problem and comes backed by the support and firepower of our leading Airflow engineers."

Excelero Awarded Key Patent for Making NVMe over Fabrics (NVMf) More Efficient

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Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, was assigned US patent #9,971,519 today -  its second US patent -  governing a technique of performing NVMe access directly from a chip. This intellectual property (IP) will be utilized in upcoming SmartNIC-based versions of its flagship NVMesh Server SAN and provides customers with more efficient ways to use distributed NVMe using the open standard NVMf. Excelero is also in talks with NIC manufacturers about licensing this technology, which will help accelerate not just NVMesh, but also NVMf from any vendor.

IDC and Wikibon predict the NVMf market is "where the world is going," with present adoption focused on high-performance applications that require exceptionally high performance and low latency.  However, there is pent-up demand for NVMf storage among a wider set of use cases, as enterprises and service providers seek to optimize their infrastructures in the same way as the Tech Giants.
 

Iron Mountain Introduces Iron Cloud Critical Protection and Recovery to Safeguard High-value Data

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Iron Mountain Incorporated, the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced Iron Mountain Iron Cloud Critical Protection and Recovery (CPR), a managed data protection solution to safeguard and restore critical data, providing confidence in recovery in the event of malicious denial of access attack. Available as part of Iron Mountain's Iron Cloud purpose-built portfolio of cloud-based solutions, Iron Cloud CPR enables organizations to proactively protect vital digital information through secure isolation of their most essential data, providing critical availability of clean data in the event it is jeopardized by a cyberattack. This solution, as part of an enterprise risk containment plan, helps mitigate reputational damage, costs and lost revenue potential from unplanned operational downtime. 

Organizations are applying digital capabilities to processes, products, and assets to improve operational efficiencies, enhance customer value, manage risk, and uncover new revenue opportunities. These digital transformation initiatives generate new types and sources of data increasingly targeted by malicious actors seeking to exploit the unique and highly valuable digital assets found in that data, especially medical and financial records. Today's attacks challenge organizations to find solutions with sufficient protection, full restoration and rapid recovery capabilities to prevent the potential loss of revenue and erosion in brand reputation and company trust. Taken together, these factors have led organizations to a data protection and recovery crossroads, where conventional backup and recovery approaches are insufficient in isolating critical digital assets and enabling restoration following a cyberattack.

Turbonomic Releases Major Update to AI-Powered Workload Automation for Hybrid Cloud

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Turbonomic today announced a major update to its workload automation software, delivering on the promise of application-aware infrastructure and making any type of workload - virtual, cloud and container - SMART (self-managing, anywhere, in real-time). Innovations in Turbonomic v6.1 include continuous usage automation of AWS Reserved Instances; a new integration with Cisco AppDynamics; new continuous optimization of container platforms; and a next-generation, AI-powered Decision Engine. Collectively, today's news extends Turbonomic's industry-leading workload automation, enabling customers to continuously automate trustworthy decisions for any type of workload anywhere (on-premises, in the cloud, and in containers) and at any time.

As organizations continue to accelerate digital transformation and IT modernization initiatives, the resulting high volume of dynamic workloads distributed across a decentralized hybrid cloud infrastructure leads to management complexity that is beyond the scale of manual control or monitoring tools. Only software automation, powered by AI, can ensure that applications continuously get the resources needed to perform at the lowest possible cost, while maintaining compliance with business policies.