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ECS Achieves AWS Service Delivery Designation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud for Windows

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ECS, a leading technology provider serving public sector and commercial customers, announced that it achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for Windows. As a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with AWS Service Delivery designation for Amazon EC2, ECS is recognized for managing secure, reliable, and high-performance environments for deploying Windows-based applications and workloads.

Scale Computing Launches New MSP Program

Written by David Marshall

Scale Computing launched a new MSP program, consisting of a new flexible pricing model that ultimately reduces CapEx through a price per-node, per-month, OpEx subscription.

"We are committed to working with the channel in a true partnership, and our updated program is a reflection of this as we strive to enable our partners to maintain a competitive advantage. The market is dynamic, and channel partners need to adapt to meet new challenges and customer requirements," commented Jeff Ready, CEO at Scale Computing.

This program was not only created to boost partner profitability but also to enable partners to sell additional vital services that will meet growing customer requirements around Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) and Remote Management as-a-Service (RMMaaS).

 

MobileIron Modernizes Multi-Factor Authentication for the Cloud

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MobileIron, the secure foundation for modern work, today announced the addition of MobileIron Authenticator to its comprehensive MobileIron Access cloud security solution. MobileIron Authenticator is a new mobile application that allows organizations to verify a user's identity using the phone as a second factor of authentication.  

Passwords are failing

According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, compromised credentials are the top cause of reported data breaches. The best solution is to move beyond passwords, as MobileIron already does with seamless single sign-on for trusted devices and apps. But when that is not possible because of legacy devices or untrusted environments, many organizations look to multi-factor authentication (MFA) as additional evidence to confirm a user's identity. Traditional MFA, however, uses hardware tokens that are easily lost or software tokens that require inconvenient activation through QR codes. Neither of these is an ideal user experience.

Cloud Academy Launches Skill Profiles, Delivering a Data-Driven Approach to Close the Tech Skills Gap

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Cloud Academy, the leading enterprise cloud training platform, today announced the general availability of a new platform capability designed to measure and visualize cloud skills at scale: Skill Profiles. In an industry first, Skill Profiles enable senior leadership and corporate learning departments to take a quantified, data-driven approach to identifying skill gaps, measuring the effectiveness of training, and aligning employees and teams to upcoming innovation projects. 

The cloud and technical skills gap continues to be a challenge for many organizations today. According to recent reports, half of companies believe that the talent shortage reduces their competitiveness, while 70 percent have no idea how to address the challenge. In total, missing cloud skills cost organizations $258,188,279 annually, slowing down productivity and innovation.

ThinPrint Mobile Print is Citrix Ready Verified

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ThinPrint today announced that its ThinPrint Mobile Print has been verified as Citrix Ready. The new ThinPrint Mobile Print is the first managed and secure mobile printing solution for businesses and complements existing unified endpoint management solutions, such as XenMobile, to deliver secure iOS and Android printing. ThinPrint Mobile Print completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with XenMobile, to provide managed and secure mobile printing on iOS and Android devices.

The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance workspace, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix.

Customers can be confident that ThinPrint Mobile Print has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix and can be trusted to work effectively with XenMobile to integrate iOS and Android devices into a company's existing print infrastructure so that employees can easily access and use all current network printers.

 

Howell Technology Group (HTG) Commits To Working With Cloudhouse Across The UK To Solve The Challenge Of Legacy Operating System

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Howell Technology Group (HTG), a UK-based virtualization, VDI and cloud services specialist, has today announced its commitment to working with Cloudhouse, a leading provider of compatibility container technology, to enable customers to easily migrate applications from legacy versions of Windows and Citrix platforms to current platforms, such as Windows 10.

By offering Cloudhouse containers to its customers, HTG will enable them to run legacy apps on current versions of Windows and Citrix without the need for expensive and time consuming code rewrites. This will also allow their apps to benefit from future security updates or to run in the cloud, extending their lifespan and supporting essential digital transformation projects.
 

Datadog Accelerates DevSecOps, Zero Trust Strategy with Cyxtera's AppGate SDP

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Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company, today announced that Datadog, a leading monitoring platform for cloud-scale applications, has successfully implemented AppGate SDP, a network security solution that dynamically creates encrypted, one-to-one network connections for secure user access. As a result, Datadog was able to meet stringent security standards while pursuing an aggressive Zero Trust strategy. Cyxtera' s AppGate SDP enables Datadog to automatically provision user-based, dynamic, and strengthen the security of network access to their AWS environment. 

AppGate SDP provides an adaptive and intelligent "software-defined perimeter" that increases resilience, simplifies management complexity and reduces costs. Leveraging the principles of Zero Trust networking, AppGate helps organizations dramatically reduce the attack surface of enterprise networks and provides a distributed and agile cloud-scale access control solution built for today's hybrid enterprise IT.

 

Portworx Demonstrates Significant Momentum Powered by Increasing Demand For Kubernetes and Stateful Containers

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Portworx announced record company momentum, with more than 73 percent customer growth since Q4 2017 including individual purchases of over a $1M and production clusters over 100 nodes in size. New customers have selected PX-Enterprise cloud native storage to accelerate their strategic container initiatives. In addition to net new customers, Portworx has reported confidence from existing Fortune 1000 customers including GE Digital who have significantly expanded their usage of PX-Enterprise. Of the company's existing customers, 66 percent are already running Portworx in production, and 30 percent have purchased additional licenses after experiencing production success with stateful containers.

"Portworx's momentum underscores the demand we are experiencing from organizations looking to expand their container investments to include mission critical stateful services like databases, big & fast data applications and machine learning workloads," said Murli Thirumale, CEO and co-founder, Portworx. "Our growth and success is a testament to the combined efforts of our team, customers and partners alike. We look forward to continuing to help enterprises expand their strategic use of containers and have our sights set high on a record-breaking 2018."

Colt Provides Direct Connectivity to IBM Cloud

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Colt Technology Services today announced its extended collaboration with IBM to provide support for IBM Cloud Direct Link, allowing enterprise customers to establish a private network connection from their own IT infrastructure to IBM Cloud. 

Security, reliability and performance of the network are critical to ensure that businesses can fully benefit from the cloud. This collaboration will give customers a cloud networking experience with increased resilience, low latency and access to their core applications securely.

Through the IBM Cloud Direct Link services, enterprises can now choose Colt's Dedicated Cloud Access to provide private network connectivity between their own data centers or office locations and the IBM Cloud. The Colt IQ Network includes a 100Gbps optimized, owned network, distributed to more than 850 data centers and more than 26,000 buildings around the world. This provides customers with a superior cloud networking experience when compared to relying on the public internet.

 

Cloudera Recognized as Winner for Microsoft 2018 Partner of the Year

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Cloudera, Inc., the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, today announced it has won the Microsoft 2018 Global Partner of the Year Open Source Data & AI Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"We empower our customers to extract actionable insights from massive amounts of data to differentiate and compete in today's data economy," said Philippe Marinier, vice president business development at Cloudera. "With our modern platform, large enterprises can use techniques like machine learning, artificial intelligence, self-serve analytics and stream processing to get maximum value from their data. We are pleased to be recognized by Microsoft as together we help organizations use data to digitally transform their business."