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Cloudian Joins HPE's Cloud28+

Cloudian, a provider of enterprise object storage systems, today announced the company has joined Cloud28+, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)-backed worldwide federation of cloud computing organizations. Dedicated to increasing cloud adoption worldwide, Cloud28+ members combine resources to share and promote a common platform for cloud-related knowledge and solutions.

"Cloudian is delighted to join the HPE-backed Cloud28+ community to help our mutual customers find the right mix of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, to increase their knowledge of innovative offers and to help firms interested in becoming cloud service providers," said Jon Toor, CMO of Cloudian. "Our cloud-compatible, on-premises storage platform brings a compelling solution to the community, offering the limitless scalability and service provider-friendly features required in this era of expanding cloud possibilities."

ZeroStack Debuts Storage Controls on Its Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, creators of a self-driving cloud that lets users focus on their businesses, announced that administrators of its Self-Driving Cloud platform can now implement flexible storage controls that prevent over-consumption of storage by individual users or VMs.

MSPs and enterprises share storage pools across customers or end users in a cloud environment, and this can lead to over-consumption by a particular customer or VM, potentially removing capacity from the cluster that was expected by other users. With its new storage controls, ZeroStack gives cloud administrators the power to set, read and write IOPS capacity limits on VMs or customers to provide real-time caps that control over-consumption.

"Whether individual users or VMs, storage hogs can make life difficult for other cloud users in a shared environment," said Michael Lin, director of product management at ZeroStack. "Our new storage controls implement limits on storage hogs to ensure fair access to resources by all users and VMs."

Don't Sink Your Sales, Sync Your Cloud Instead

Despite having been around for close to two decades and statistics showing that it can positively transform how a business operates, cloud computing is yet to be absorbed fully by the business world today. A significant segment of product and service providers continue to use legacy sales IT systems that are not only difficult to integrate with emerging technologies but also costly to run.

In this article, we describe five key advantages of adopting cloud solutions to boost sales and the overall business process.

How the Digital Age Is Shaping the Modern-Day Business

The digital age refers to the advancements that have been brought on by technology. It is also known as the information age, given that the answer to any question you are looking for is a click of a button away, very literally. It all started with the introduction of digital computers which are now widespread and used by every single business across various industries to organize their information and data. This invention has changed the very way that the modern-day business operates and will continue to change it in the future. 

The very understanding of how people communicate has changed, and as a result of this consumer's behavior has also been affected. There are numerous other ways that the digital age has shaped what is now known as the business of today, and these will be touched upon below. 

Tips for Improving Your Business Agility

One of the key attributes of successful businesses is the ability to respond to change positively and without delay. Societies and lifestyles are in a constant state of change, and the development of new technologies accelerates the process even more rapidly. It's easy for businesses to get left behind if they aren't quick enough to respond to changing markets or trading conditions, or if such changes derail their forward movement. No business is immune to the forces of change, but the way to manage any situation that arises is to ensure your business is as agile as possible.

What is an agile business?

Cloud Veterans Launch TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform

TriggerMesh, a company developing serverless and FaaS management solutions, announced their official company and product launch. TriggerMesh is offered as software-as-a-service and enables the deployment and management of functions on Kubernetes clusters enabled with Knative as well the management of event triggers across Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Azure.

TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform allows developers to automate the deployment and of functions from their favorite version control system on the TriggerMesh cloud powered by Knative. The developers benefit from:

CA Technologies Updates Mainframe Solutions, Promoting an Open and Intelligent Platform for Hybrid Environments

CA Technologies announced updates to its mainframe solutions that are designed to accelerate modernization and integration initiatives, allowing enterprises to leverage mainframes as strategic enablers of digital transformation to drive revenue growth. These new and enhanced offerings enable customers to use intelligence and automation to maximize resources and protect data while working with the latest technologies and open innovations, across hybrid environments.

"Mainframes are an integral part of any hybrid IT environment where workloads should run on platforms that provide the best advantage," said Greg Lotko, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. "Only CA can bring a more simplified user experience that spans the breadth of open DevOps and machine learning-based operational intelligence to make the mainframe an agile, integrated part of an evolving IT architectural landscape."

"We've found CA's tools to be flexible, easy to use and cost-effective for a dynamic workforce that includes developers and mainframers," said Jim Magnus, vice president of partner development at Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider and CA partner. "Our work and relationship with CA Technologies is vital to driving digital transformation for our clients. We believe the company is making the right investments in mainframe innovations to help clients optimize and modernize their hybrid IT environments."

HYCU Offers New Program Complementing Nutanix Velocity Program

HYCU, Inc., a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for next-generation Enterprise Clouds, today announced a new program, Speed to HYCU, for Nutanix Velocity program mid-market focused channel partners. This first HYCU channel program specifically focused on HYCU partners serving mid-market customers rewards partners for selling HYCU licenses with Nutanix Velocity opportunities. The Speed to HYCU Program follows the announcement of the new HYCU Global Partner Program that has been well received in the market. Similar to the Global Partner Program, Speed to HYCU is intended to provide additional value for Partners selling the joint Nutanix and HYCU solution.

"We're thrilled that partners like HYCU are investing in our technology and initiatives to drive adoption of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software," said Jay Chitnis, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances, Nutanix. "HYCU has echoed the Velocity Program's vision of creating programs and incentives specifically with the mid-market in-mind. We value HYCU's commitment to working alongside Nutanix to prioritize helping our partners and, ultimately, providing our customers with the right solutions for their datacenter needs."

 

ECS Offers IBM Cloud Solutions

ECS, a leading provider of advanced technology, science, and engineering solutions has announced that it has been designated an IBM Cloud Business Partner. ECS offers direct customer access to the IBM Cloud and IBM's full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private, and hybrid environments including advanced data and artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

"IBM has a long history as a key technology provider to thousands of global enterprises across more than 20 industries, delivering many critical platform services," said John Sankovich, vice president of cloud solutions at ECS. "As companies embrace cloud adoption, the IBM Cloud continues to demonstrate its value and flexibility in meeting the needs of both commercial and public-sector cloud markets."

Through its Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), ECS provides expert cloud consulting, managed services, and full direct resale access to the leading cloud service providers. The ECS CCoE uses best practices and frameworks to provide our customers with expert certified architects, optimized scalable solutions, and full compliance with all security standards and requirements in its delivery of IBM Cloud.

Druva Breaks the Data Center to Cloud Barrier

Druva Inc., a global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the Druva Cloud Platform, Druva's Data Management-as-a-Service solution, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowball Edge. This solution allows enterprises to freely move data between on-premises and cloud without the lock-in, complexity, and cost of legacy hardware, enabling them to speed up their infrastructure to cloud transition.

Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud infrastructure for application services. According to Druva's recent survey, data protection is a key motivator for a transition to the cloud, with 85 percent recognizing the need given the cloud's scalability, distributed architecture, and added resiliency. However, even as this transition takes place, businesses require short recovery times for mission-critical services on-premises, which forces organizations to maintain older, complicated systems for rapid recovery.

AWS Snowball Edge is a data migration and edge computing device with 100TB of capacity and support for computing tasks via built-in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS Lambda function capabilities. Druva is using these advanced capabilities to facilitate a fast transition of data to and from the cloud. Enterprises get the benefits of workload mobility and the advantages of advanced cloud services like disaster recovery and replication -- improving their overall business continuity SLAs without the need for dedicated appliances or secondary storage devices. Pre-packaged with Druva's cloud data management technology and delivered directly from AWS to the customer, organizations experience a true as-a-service offering, simplifying provisioning and management, at no additional cost.