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Hitachi Vantara Helps Customers Govern and Protect Data in a Multicloud World

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Hitachi Vantara, at NEXT 2018 announced updates to the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. The updates extend data governance, optimize for cloud and modernize file services to help organizations govern and protect their data in an increasingly complex multicloud environment. These enhancements to the HCP portfolio help deliver business outcomes by maximizing the power of data no matter where it resides - from the data center to the cloud and out to the edge - and move them forward in today's digital, data-driven business landscape.

Organizations recognize that data is the critical element to growth and innovation. HCP is an object storage platform that intelligently manages data as a key business asset and govern it with integrated security to reduce compliance risks. The new updates expand the capabilities of the HCP portfolio to help customers improve business productivity by making information available to users with strengthened security and data governance, while also helping to reduce costs across private and multicloud environments.

Flexera Acquires Top Multi-Cloud Management Provider, RightScale

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Flexera announced today it has acquired RightScale, the recognized industry leader in multi-cloud management and cost optimization.  This gives Flexera the top technology asset management offering across software, hardware, SaaS and cloud services.  By adding RightScale's proven products to its portfolio, Flexera takes a big leap forward in helping solve the critical problem of cloud services overspend and control.

Leading the Way

"We're very excited about this acquisition - it's transformational for Flexera and our customers," said Jim Ryan, CEO of Flexera.  "60 percent of IT's budget is driven by spend in software, hardware and cloud.  Public cloud spend is growing rapidly and our customers have been very clear on their desire to manage public cloud costs with Flexera, just like they do for desktop, datacenter, SaaS and other IT assets."

Ditching Legacy Systems: Why Moving Payroll to the Cloud is Beneficial


Article Written by Avery Phillips

While using the cloud to handle payroll is nothing new - it was already in use in 2011 - bigger companies have been slower to adapt than small businesses and startups. Let's look at why companies would be better off following the fairly recent trend of ditching legacy systems and migrating to the cloud.

The Legacy System and Security

McAfee Expands Support for Amazon Web Services with New MVISION ePO on AWS

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced the availability of McAfee MVISION ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment gives organizations more time to dedicate their efforts on security concerns by eliminating the typical hardware, software and database maintenance tasks associated with on-premises management solutions.

McAfee MVISION ePO is a SaaS solution that offers a simplified, centralized point of view and comprehension. It removes the deployment and maintenance overhead of backend infrastructure and allows customers to easily migrate their existing McAfee ePO environment. Organizations can focus exclusively on reducing security risk with the agility of AWS and always run the latest security capabilities. With McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, McAfee manages the service and further leverages AWS to provide premier infrastructure.

"We're excited to see the launch of McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, giving enterprises the ability to continue their cloud journey with an additional layer of security," said Rohit Gupta, global segment leader, Security, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationship with McAfee in the future."

"With AWS, we can simplify the deployment of McAfee MVISION ePO to remove barriers for customers and allow them to take advantage of our security management platform from anywhere," said Raja Patel, vice president and general manager of Corporate Security Products, McAfee. "Offering McAfee MVISION ePO on AWS, an open and integrated security management console, supports our customers' cloud transformation and allows their security technologies to work in tandem to create a strengthened defence."

Rubrik Boosts Partner Success with Velocity Partner Program

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Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced the launch of the Rubrik Velocity Partner Program, its first global program for resellers. The Velocity Partner Program, named after a core value of the company, provides new and expanded opportunities for Rubrik's channel partners to capitalize on the Company's momentum and tap into the $48 billion data management market opportunity. The tiered program empowers partners with a framework for differentiation, more sales and technical enablement to build and recognize expertise, and new rewards to support partners who invest in their business with Rubrik.

"Rubrik's unprecedented growth is due in large part to our phenomenal partner ecosystem and our 100% channel go-to-market approach," said Bertrand Yansouni, VP of Worldwide Channel at Rubrik. "Our new Velocity Partner Program expands upon our commitment to the channel by empowering partners to drive their key business initiatives through Rubrik, like building their cloud business or driving more advanced services. We believe this new program will increase the velocity of our partners' success."

Rubrik has been committed to a 100% channel business model since day one. The Rubrik Velocity Partner Program was designed with partner input and incorporates meaningful investments to enable and reward dedicated partners who lead with Rubrik. The program introduces of a host of new benefits and opportunities for the Rubrik reseller community including:

NeuVector and Alibaba Cloud Announce Partnership to Secure Kubernetes Containers

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NeuVector, the leader in Kubernetes security delivering the first and only multi-vector container firewall, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced a new partnership to strengthen Kubernetes security for enterprise customers. Alibaba Cloud has recently launched its Container Service for Kubernetes to help users deploy containers more easily and securely, and the service is now utilizing NeuVector's technology to provide specialized security for Kubernetes containers.

Alibaba Cloud's Container Service for Kubernetes is a fully-managed solution that enables organizations to focus on building their applications rather than constantly managing and optimizing container infrastructure. Importantly, the service provides high-performance, flexible, and enterprise-grade management of Kubernetes containerized applications throughout the entire application lifecycle. Container Service for Kubernetes simplifies cluster creation and expansion, and integrates Alibaba Cloud capabilities in virtualization, storage, network, and security to provide a markedly improved running environment for Kubernetes-containerized applications.

 

Verizon Digital Media Services adds managed security services to its cloud solution for enterprises

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Verizon Digital Media Services today announced it has added a round-the-clock managed cloud security offering as part of its global Cloud Security Solution. The managed cloud security component provides access to expert security professionals who monitor and proactively take corrective action against the latest security threats, no matter the time of day. The addition of this offering complements features previously available within Verizon Digital Media Services' leading Cloud Security Solution, including a dual web application firewall (WAF), distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, bot management, and real-time analytics and reporting.

"Any security threat or vulnerability is a distraction of resources and valuable time for a business," said Frank Orozco, Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Digital Media Services. "By leveraging our managed cloud security feature, our customers can now lean on our dedicated security teams to monitor and protect their web and mobile applications, so they can concentrate on growing their business."

 

On-Demand: Hyperconvergence 101 - Getting Started with #Hyperconvergence

 

While hyperconvergence aims to make the datacenter more efficient, hyperconvergence can also be confusing at times, due to the numerous forms of HCI, the different approaches, and the varying levels of efficiency that can be gained.

In this educational event, DataCore will cover what hyperconvergence really is, how it works from install to administration, and how it can help your company.

Hear from hyperconvergence expert Steve Hunt of DataCore and moderator and vExpert, David Davis to get all your HCI questions answered!

Watch this on-demand webinar at your own pace, on your own time.

 

VMware vSphere 5.5 End of General Support - What Now?

 

Written by David Marshall

VMware vSphere 5.5 was probably the most installed version of vSphere to date.  And many virtualization administrators have fond memories of this release.  vSphere 5.5 goes all the way back to 2013, and it was hands down the most stable, fast and reliable hypervisor around.  But all good things must come to an end.  VMware products typically undergo a few stages within its lifetime:

  • General Availability (or GA)
  • End of General Support (EOGS)
  • End of Technical Guidance (End of Supported Life)

"End of General Support" is the date, generally 5 years after GA, from which VMware will no longer support the product actively.  And back in February of this year, we warned you that vSphere 5.5 was nearing the End of General Support or EOGS stage.  Well, that time has come and gone.  On September 19, 2018, vSphere 5.5 officially exited the general support phase and has moved onto something else, "Technical Guidance."  If you're playing buzzword bingo at home and trying to follow along, we should probably try to clarify what this means.

How to Forge a Career in 3D Printing

What with all the engineering jargon attached to it, the nitty gritty details associated with it, and the disorganization of the online information that pertains to it, 3D printing can easily be seen as a field that is not at all friendly to newcomers. If you want to dedicate your career to this sector, however, then you need to ignore everything that you might come across, and you need to go for it. 

More to the point, to forge for yourself a career in 3D printing, you need to take as much advice as you can, from as many sources as you can. You can find such advice below.