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Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Now Available Across Seven CoreSite Markets

Grazed from CoreSite Realty Corporation

CoreSite Realty Corporation, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., today announced the expanded availability of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, which can now be privately accessed from seven of CoreSite's markets across the country, including Northern Virginia, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and Boston.

CoreSite customers can privately connect to Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 via the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange, which provides high-performance, SLA-backed virtual connections and on-demand provisioning. The integration of Azure ExpressRoute and the CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange provides CoreSite customers with the opportunity to establish a fast and reliable private connection into Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. With an Azure ExpressRoute connection, customers have a natural extension of their data centers and can build hybrid applications that span on-premises infrastructure and Microsoft Cloud services without compromising privacy or performance.

World's Largest Open Source Cloud Computing Summit to be Hosted in Sydney

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Sydney, Australia, will host thousands of cloud computing experts from more than 50 nations for the OpenStack Summit, November 6-8, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. This will be the first time the must-attend open infrastructure event has been held in Australia where users like American Airlines, China Railway, Saudi Telecom, Commonwealth Bank, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sprint and Tencent/WeChat will talk about multi-cloud strategies, cost savings and increasing agility with OpenStack.

The biannual OpenStack Summit-held previously in major cities like Paris, Tokyo, Vancouver, San Francisco and Barcelona-will draw thousands of developers, operators, cloud architects, business unit leaders and CIOs from the world's centers of IT innovation.

Manage containers in cloud computing to prevent sprawl, cut costs

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Tom Nolle.

Containers in cloud computing simplify and accelerate application deployment, but the ease with which users spin them up can result in overuse. When this happens in the public cloud, container sprawl can drive up costs alarmingly. Fortunately, container sprawl is manageable, but enterprises need to take control early and fight to keep it. And above all, remember that not all container sprawl management practices will address cloud costs.

The container sprawl challenge

VMs were the first popular virtualization strategy, but it was clear that companies could take virtualization too far, complicating both host management and application deployment. Containers in cloud computing, and in the data center, offer a way to create virtual hosts that share an OS and some middleware on a physical server...

Box Brings Intelligence to Cloud Content Management

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Box, Inc., a leader in cloud content management, today announced that it is bringing advanced image recognition capabilities to enterprise content through an integration with Google Cloud Vision. Available today in private beta, the integration represents one of Box's first use cases of advanced machine learning to help enterprises improve workflows and drive efficiencies through more accurate discovery and deeper insights into unstructured content stored in Box.

"Organizations today have no way to extract insights from the massive amounts of unstructured data that are essential to their business, missing a huge opportunity to drive innovation, efficiency, and cost savings," said Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO, Box. "By combining the machine learning capabilities of Google Cloud with the critical data businesses manage and secure in Box, we are enabling our customers - for the first time - to unlock tremendous new value from their content, digitize manual workflows, and accelerate business processes."

ZeroStack Wins Status Award for Top Startup Cloud Company

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that it has been named Top Startup Cloud Company in the Business Intelligence Group’s 2017 Stratus Awards. ZeroStack beat out dozens of other companies and was named in one of the 30 categories awarded because of its self-driving private cloud technology and application of machine learning to simplifying cloud management.

“Without a doubt, cloud is not only ‘here to stay’ but accelerating in virtually every aspect of business,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “The 30 companies we are recognizing are truly innovating how consumers and businesses alike are operating. We are honored and proud to reward these leaders in business.”

"ZeroStack works hard to push the envelope of private cloud technology by applying machine learning techniques to simplify digital transformation for our customers,” said Kamesh Pemmaraju, vice president of Product Management at ZeroStack. “We are delighted to have received this recognition for our efforts.”

Cloud Computing: How Azure Event Grid Can Become The Foundation Of Microsoft Serverless Strategy

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Editorial Staff.

Microsoft ­­has added an important component to its public cloud, Azure Event Grid, which is a fully-managed intelligent event routing service that allows communication through the publish-subscribe model. Azure Event Grid provides lightweight infrastructure for applications to exchange messages. On one side, there will be sources that generate data and raise an event, and on the other hand, there are interested parties consuming the data by responding to these events.

Microsoft is integrating a variety of Azure services with Event Grid that acts as the event sources. An application subscribed to an Event Grid topic may be notified each time a new virtual machine is provisioned, or a new document is uploaded to cloud storage. It is really up to the application on what it does with this data...

Cloud Computing: Why base capabilities are no longer enough for operations management

Grazed from IBM. Author: Kristian Stewart.

The business objectives of an IT or network operations team have not changed substantially for years or even decades. Measures like mean time to repair (MTTR) or budget use frequently can be reduced to time, money and quality of service. Fundamentally, IT and network teams must maximize the availability of high-quality services while minimizing the cost of doing so.

The demand for services supported by larger, more sophisticated infrastructure has increased steadily, even if the objectives have not changed. Disciplines such as fault or event management have emerged and matured, and led to a set of key capabilities that are table-stakes for a credible solution. More complex infrastructure requires a solution that can:...

Read more from the source @ https://www.ibm.com/blogs/cloud-computing/2017/08/operations-management-move-beyond-base/

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Wins "Fierce 15" Award from FierceWireless

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that FierceWireless, a publication from Questex, LLC, has named VeloCloud to its annual "Fierce 15" list of the year's most promising, privately held startups in the wireless space. 

FierceWireless (http://www.fiercewireless.com/) recognizes groundbreaking technology, advancements, improvements and contributions to the overall wireless community through the Fierce 15 awards program. 

mLab Announces Hosted MongoDB Support Across All AWS Regions

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mLab, the fully managed cloud Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for MongoDB, today announced availability in all fourteen Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) regions. As mLab's worldwide customer growth accelerates, the expansion allows the company to better serve businesses throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC.

mLab's fully managed cloud database service adds AWS's Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Seoul regions, completing global support for developers who want to focus on building their product -- and not on managing their databases. Due in large part to a continual geographic expansion of data center availability across AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, mLab has seen a 77% increase in database volume over the past year. Customers choose mLab's cloud database service because of its automated provisioning and scaling of MongoDB databases, backup and recovery, 24/7 monitoring and alerting, web-based management tools, and expert support.
 

Cloud computing decision guide: Breaking down 7 top solutions for healthcare

Grazed from HealthcareIT News. Author: Gus Venditto

To help with your planning, this Healthcare IT News Cloud Computing Buyers guide looks at the top four IaaS providers, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM. A report from Synergy Research Group found that these platforms have over 60 percent of the public cloud market. (Amazon has the lion’s share with 33 percent share; the other three divide 27 percent of the market.) The market is far from stable, however; Microsoft and Google each achieved an annualized growth rate of 80 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

We also look at services from three companies who specialize in supporting healthcare providers with managed services: ClearData, CDW and VMware.

Shop carefully. “Read the fine print and really make sure you ask a lot of questions,” Snedaker says. “Don’t take a sales rep’s word for anything. Not to disparage sales reps, but if it’s not in the contract, it really doesn’t matter what the salesperson said.”