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Veeam Expands Leadership in Cloud Data Management

Veeam Software today announces general availability for new cloud data management capabilities as part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, as well as the upcoming Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console v3. The new major capabilities deliver cost effective data retention, easy cloud migration and data mobility, cloud-native backup and protection for Amazon Web Services (AWS), portable cloud-ready licensing, increased security and data governance, and solutions to make it easier than ever for service providers to deliver Veeam-powered services to market. 

IT leaders are increasingly concerned about cloud workloads in their multi-cloud environments; as 58 percent state that the migration of data is challenging, 82 percent are worried about application uptime and 61 percent are not confident about their cloud workload backup and recovery. Veeam's new capabilities address these concerns and challenges for enterprise IT leaders.

"Veeam was born and has dominated the backup and data management market in the modern highly virtualized on-premises environments. In the last few years, we have continued our tradition of innovation and evolved to become the leader in Cloud Data Management," said Ratmir Timashev, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Veeam. "Our latest version of Veeam Availability Platform is one of our most important and anticipated releases to date, providing simple, flexible and reliable solution to help customers migrate to and keep data available in the hybrid cloud regardless of its location. Today's announcements reinforce our position as a market leader in Cloud Data Management by expanding our strong relationships with AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and over 20,000 service providers. We are recognized as one of Forbes 2018 World's Best 100 Cloud Companies and have been previously recognized twice as Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year - clear proof points of leadership in cloud data management - and this latest launch strengthens our position."

DataCore Simplifies Migration of Enterprise Applications to Kubernetes and Docker

DataCore Software today released two plugins enabling containerized applications and databases to access persistent storage volumes through its software-defined storage (SDS) services. Both plugins provide several options for advanced data protection and data recovery for dependable, predictable behavior at scale.

Breaking with the narrow approach of other suppliers, DataCore offers DevOps and IT operations managers a control plane of software-defined storage services spanning container hosts, virtualized machines, and bare metal servers-whether on-premises or in the cloud. This approach provides a simple method to modernize applications and adopt containers-and does not require migrating data or sacrificing capabilities.

Among the options available via the plugins, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is proving especially valuable in mitigating the damage from ransomware or other data corruption issues. CDP enables data images to be rewound back in time before the attack occurred. It works like a DVR without the constraints, data loss, or overhead of periodic point-in-time snapshots.

 

Cavirin Pioneers Machine Learning Driven CyberPosture Scoring and Closed Loop Security for Google Cloud, AWS and OS Resources

Cavirin Systems, Inc., the only company providing risk, cybersecurity and compliance posture for the enterprise hybrid cloud, today announced the general availability of its Winter 2019 CyberPosture Intelligence release. New capabilities include closed-loop security for Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Security Command Center (SCC) integration, Ansible auto-remediation for Linux workloads, and machine learning-based CyberPosture scoring that helps customers prioritize remediation based on risk.

"Our Winter 2019 release is the next step in delivering on our vision of true multi-cloud closed-loop security," said Bashyam Anant, Vice President of Product Management at Cavirin. "Current security solutions use a siloed approach for proactive and reactive security, leaving organizations vulnerable. With closed-loop security, Cavirin is the first to assess the impact of alerts related to new, deleted or changed resources from monitoring solutions like AWS CloudTrail and Google StackDriver, using CyberPosture scoring to prioritize infrastructure changes based on their risk. Security gaps can be auto-remediated using each cloud's serverless functions."

Cavirin is also the first to apply machine learning to recommend technical controls for industry standards (e.g. NIST 800-171) and regulatory frameworks (e.g HIPAA) with associated weights and severities, which in turn drives the ability for customers to drive compliance based on risk, using Cavirin's CyberPosture scores.

Avaya and Verint Extend Workforce Engagement Management for Cloud

Avaya Holdings Corp. and Verint Systems Inc. today announced an expansion of their partnership to introduce cloud deployments for Avaya Workforce Engagement Management, improving customer experience through operational intelligence in the contact center. Avaya‘s suite of workforce engagement capabilities can be deployed in any manner from on-premises to cloud services supporting public, private or hybrid deployment models.

Verint and Avaya, strategic partners for nearly 15 years, currently provide omnichannel and voice contact center and WEM solutions to tens of thousands of customers worldwide, ranging from small-to-medium businesses (SMB) to large enterprises with thousands of seats. Avaya and Verint expect that their current offering will continue to satisfy a wide range of customer requirements, and ongoing co-development will further expand WEM capabilities.

Avaya IX Workforce Engagement is a new offering introduced as part of the Avaya Intelligent Xperiences - or Avaya IX - solution naming architecture unveiled this week at the company's annual ENGAGE user group conference. Based on input from customers and partners, the new naming will streamline Avaya's portfolio of solutions and reflect the wealth of experience Avaya brings to bear for customers as they transform digitally and move their solutions into the cloud.

Elastifile Cloud File System Now Available on AWS Marketplace

Elastifile, a pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced availability of Elastifile Cloud File System on AWS Marketplace, providing Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers with the ability to easily deploy enterprise-grade, scalable file storage in just a few clicks.

As organizations increasingly seek to leverage cloud infrastructure, effective data management has emerged as a critical enabler for seamless integration. However, the vast majority of enterprise applications were designed to interface with file systems and expect to leverage standard NAS protocols (e.g. NFS). As a result, when shifting or bursting on-premises workflows to cloud, organizations need cloud-based file storage to deliver native compatibility...thus eliminating the need for costly, time-consuming application refactoring.

Powered by a dynamically scalable, cloud-native architecture with intelligent object tiering, Elastifile Cloud File System (ECFS) makes cloud integration simpler than ever. ECFS provides POSIX-compliant, enterprise-grade file storage on AWS, unlocking a broad range of cloud storage use cases, including industry-specific workflows such as media rendering, semiconductor design, and traditional enterprise IT (e.g. ERP, CRM). ECFS also integrates seamlessly with Kubernetes, enabling data persistence and sharing across containerized environments. By deploying via AWS Marketplace, customers also benefit from simplified billing with Elastifile included on their existing AWS bill.

StarWind and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage launch joint solution to ensure secure hybrid storage for backups and data recovery

StarWind, a leading provider of hyperconverged IT infrastructure for SMB and ROBO, and Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, announce the launch of a joint solution for a secure hybrid storage and quick recovery of company's backups and archives.

StarWind Storage Gateway for Wasabi helps organizations to ensure regulatory compliance in regard to their important business data safety. The solution allows accelerating backup and recovery processes by integrating on-premises backup infrastructure into a cloud object storage. StarWind Storage Gateway for Wasabi combines StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) installed on site and Wasabi hot cloud storage resulting in secure backups transition to the cloud. StarWind VTL is compatible with leading backup vendors including Veeam, IBM, Microsoft System Center, and uses industry-standard storage protocols, like iSCSI, for safe data transfer into Wasabi. Compared to traditional LTO, this solution is more cost-efficient, times more scalable and less labor intensive. Furthermore, data recovery becomes a matter of just a few clicks.

 

Webinar: Zerto 7 Sneak Peek - Changing the Way Backup is Done

 

Zerto 7 is just around the corner - imagine a world without complexities of traditional backup. Zerto 7 has re-invented backup using its core Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and journal technology to deliver seconds of RPO at scale, from seconds to years. Do you worry about Ransomware, or other unplanned disruptions and recovering fast enough? Continuous Journal-based recovery gives you DVR-like abilities to rewind and resume from any point in time to protect against logical & hardware failures, human mistakes, and natural disasters. 

Transform your IT with converged and continuous disaster recovery and backup - all in one simple, scalable platform.

Join Rob Strechay, Zerto's SVP of Product, and Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn, Zerto Technology Evangelist on January 24th to learn how Zerto uses its journaling technology coupled with continuous replication to protect and recover files, VM's, applications or even entire data centers and resume from just seconds before an incident - unlike out-of-date backups or snapshots.

Get an early preview into the latest features included in Zerto 7: 

  • Learn how Zerto 7 is changing the way backup is done; say goodbye to periodic backup!
  • Find out how every VM you protect with Zerto is now one less you need to backup
  • Get a sneak peek at the Zerto 7 new GUI
  • Get a first glimpse at new Analytics capabilities
  • See how you can get started today

WHEN?  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH @ 11:00AM ET

Avaya Introduces Private Cloud Delivery of Its New Avaya OneCloud UC and CC Solutions

Avaya Holdings Corp. today introduced a new private cloud delivery model of its Avaya OneCloud solutions for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), providing enterprise organizations with a fast, convenient and automated path to the benefits of cloud communications. The new Avaya OneCloud ReadyNow private cloud offerings feature preconfigured, per-seat consumption and standard bundles of both UCaaS and CCaaS solutions, reducing risk, cost and complexity from the transition to a cloud platform from on-premise solutions.

The Avaya OneCloud private offering is being introduced as part of Avaya's new Avaya Intelligent Xperiences - or Avaya IX - solution naming architecture unveiled this week at the company's annual ENGAGE user group conference. Based on input from customers and partners, the new nomenclature streamlines the company's portfolio of solutions and reflects the wealth of experience Avaya brings to bear for customers as they transform digitally and move their solutions into the cloud.

With over 3.5 million cloud seats and growing, Avaya brings experience with the full spectrum of business communications in the cloud, leveraging its leading SaaS capabilities. Avaya OneCloud private solutions are customizable, with experts to help design, customize and manage applications that meet unique and often complex digital transformation needs.

HID Global Launches Cloud Platform To Help Create a Worldwide Innovation Ecosystem for the Connected Workplace

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced the availability of its HID Origo cloud platform that opens a brand-new world of opportunities for partners to create more seamless and intuitive workplace experiences that are built on HID's proven access control infrastructure. The platform combines HID's technologies for mobile IDs (and location services in the future) with its expansive access control architecture to bring together physical security and a wide range of building applications, services and IoT use cases via a unified cloud experience.

"HID Origo lays the foundation for a broad ecosystem of cloud-based access control technologies, products, services and business models that will accelerate workplace innovation; it dramatically increases our partners' capabilities to create more connected and seamless building experiences for end users," said Hilding Arrehed, Vice President of Cloud Services, Physical Access Control, with HID Global. "The platform will remove integration barriers between access control systems and smart building applications, and we will continue to expand its value with capabilities that further improve how people securely move through a facility and interact with its services."

DataGryd Announces its Plan to Build MegaSuite 6

DataGryda leading data center provider in New York City, announces today its plan to build MegaSuite 6, a high-density and high-performance data center suite. MegaSuite 6 is designed to meet the increasing demand for data processing and data storage, providing customers with a secure, reliable infrastructure while supporting global networking requirements.

DataGryd's MegaSuite 6, the high-power data center offering cost-effective megawatt configurations, is housed in the largest single-footprint data center space available in New York City. The facility features 1,000 kilowatts (kW) of utility power generators and cooling towers with a cooling load of 280 tons. DataGryd's power source is a direct feed from the utility, with dual power feeds completely separate from the building. The turnkey data center leverages future-proofed technology with a cost-effective IT infrastructure to drive operational efficiencies and deliver the highest value in energy efficiency and power reliability in Manhattan.