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Cloud Carib Extends Reach by Opening New Data Centers Across the Caribbean and Latin America

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Cloud Carib Limited is extending its reach across the Caribbean and Latin America, bringing several new data centers to the region. Cloud Carib is the premiere managed cloud service provider in the Caribbean. The organization has data centers located on the islands of Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas and is launching a newly rebuilt CaribPod data center in Panama. Cloud Carib has announced service extensions into Barbados and Jamaica and additional regional sites planned in Trinidad, Cayman, and other locations before the end of 2017.

"Our strategic expansion demonstrates our continuing commitment to clients that we're delivering best in-class services directly to them and allowing our clients to choose a location that best suits their needs. We're helping clients design a solution for them, not providing cookie cutter solutions and forcing them to work within those constraints -- Cloud Carib is dedicated to service excellence for our clients," said Scott MacKenzie, Chief Commercial Officer at Cloud Carib.
 

Cloudian Unveils New Partner Program to Capitalize on Explosive Growth in Unstructured Data

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced the Cloudian HyperForce Partners channel program, which was designed to help partners build scale-out object-storage solutions to address their customers' unstructured data storage challenges.

The HyperForce Partners channel program reinforces Cloudian's commitment to the channel and enables resellers to capitalize on today's exploding need to store and protect unstructured data. Unstructured data is growing 50 percent year over year and now accounts for 80 percent of storage capacity shipped industry-wide.

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How the Cloud Improves Communication Within Global Businesses

Article Written by Avery Phillips

For global businesses, the languages, currencies, cultures, and business practices they need to navigate will vary greatly on a daily basis, depending on where their employees are based. Of course, clear and consistent communication is key for success in such a widespread organization. By offering unified systems that are highly accessible to employees around the world, cloud computing provides a number of solutions to common communication issues. Here are a few major examples of how cloud computing improves communication within global businesses.

Payroll

For companies that operate on a global scale, payroll can be a pain to keep up with. Payroll and tax laws differ greatly between countries depending on local and national regulations. Along with balancing these expectations, companies also have to meet the financial requirements of the banking systems they use. In such complex circumstances, things can easily get out of hand, resulting in hefty fines and penalties. However, the cloud allows companies to centralize their efforts to meet these regulations and track other payroll issues, all in one place. This makes it much easier for global businesses to monitor and maintain compliance with the variety of tax laws and payroll regulations in different countries.

Amazon CTO advocates cloud migration for enhanced security

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The most useful tool offered by a migration to cloud computing for enterprises is security according to Dr Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon. Speaking at the AWS Summit in Cape Town this week, Dr Vogels said it is important to think about how cloud offers 'superpowers' to build and operate better - especially by securing information through interventions that include encryption, identity management, compliance and using shields and firewalls, for example, to secure the network.

"I think probably the absolute most important super power in all of this is 'force field'. That in essence relates to giving you tools (as an enterprise) to protect yourself, to protect your customers in ways that you could never do before. You really have to protect your business and your customers otherwise you don't have a business, and if you look at the last two to three years, the threats are increasingly advanced. No hacker has ever looked at a website and said 'oh it has an ISO 27001 stamp, I can't touch that'..."

Read more from the source @ http://www.itwebafrica.com/security/514-south-africa/238120-amazon-cto-advocates-cloud-migration-for-enhanced-security

Baidu Partners with NVIDIA to Apply AI Across Cloud, Autonomous Vehicles

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Chinese internet search and cloud company Baidu rallied in premarket trade on Wednesday after it detailed a partnership with Santa Clara-based chipmaker NVIDIA to expand investments in artificial intelligence across its cloud and self-driving vehicle initiatives. According to Baidu president and COO Qi Lu, who spoke at Baidu’s AI developer conference in Beijing on Wednesday, one of the ways it will work with NVIDIA is by bringing its next-generation Volta GPUs to Baidu Cloud.

Baidu will deploy NVIDIA HGX architecture with Tesla Volta V100 and Tesla P4 GPU accelerators for AI training and inference in its data centers, according to the announcement. NVIDIA is betting on a future where the majority of workloads in data centers will be deep learning, and is helping cloud providers like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent in China, and in the U.S. with Google and Microsoft...

Read more from the source @ http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/baidu-partners-nvidia-apply-ai-across-cloud-autonomous-vehicles

Datadog Announces Integration with AWS CodeDeploy, Helping Software Developers Resolve Faulty Code Deployments

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Datadog, a monitoring service for modern cloud applications, today announced a new integration with AWS CodeDeploy, which helps users manage and automate code deployment across Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) instances or instances running on-premises, removing the need for manual operations. With the latest Datadog integration, users can now investigate spikes in cloud behavior and correlate it with these code deployments. This allows operations teams to more quickly identify instances running problematic code and reduce time to resolution.

"AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for developers using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy code across their entire infrastructure," said Daniel Langer, Product Manager at Datadog. "We now track these deployments in Datadog, so users can see them alongside the rest of their AWS environments and application metrics. If a system metric begins to spike, developers can correlate it with a specific AWS CodeDeploy deployment to make code-level fixes in real time."

Datadog has existing integrations with the following AWS services:

Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM's public cloud

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Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM's public cloud, source says Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM's public cloud, source says. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service, which is used by 1.2 billion people across the globe, is planning to move off of IBM's cloud and into Facebook's own data centers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The WhatsApp move, which could begin later this year, would result in IBM losing a high profile customer for its public cloud. A source claims that WhatsApp has been one of IBM's top five public cloud customers in terms of revenue, and was at one point spending $2 million a month with IBM. (IBM says WhatsApp is not currently one of its top five public cloud customers.)...

Pivot3 Named to JMP Securities Super 60 List of the Hottest Privately Held Companies

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Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the software-defined datacenter, today announced it has been named to the Super 60 list of the hottest privately held companies in internet security, networking and storage by JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank. This marks the second consecutive year for Pivot3 to receive this recognition.

The JMP Securities Super 60 report (previously known as the Fast 50) recognizes private companies that are disrupting technology titans with strong operational foundations as well as sustainable technological differentiation.

Platform9 Raises $22 Million Series C Funding to Reimagine Hybrid Clouds

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Platform9, the open-source-as-a-service company making hybrid clouds easy, today announced it has raised $22 million in Series C funding led by Canvas Ventures. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) also participated in the round, as did existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Menlo Ventures. The funding round, which brings Platform9's total capital raised to date to $36.5 million, allows the company to scale its pioneering cloud delivery model, which makes it easy to deploy, manage and maintain hybrid clouds with popular cloud frameworks, such as Kubernetes, OpenStack and Fission. The new capital enables Platform9 to scale its global salesforce, product and marketing teams, as well as boost engineering investments as it expands its innovation agenda to deliver new capabilities for hybrid clouds.

"Enterprises today are racing to adopt the cloud, but struggle with managing numerous infrastructure silos, ranging from legacy virtualized data centers to pockets of public cloud deployments," said Sirish Raghuram, CEO, Platform9. "With our novel SaaS approach to complex cloud frameworks, we enable infrastructure anywhere to be easily managed using industry-leading open-source frameworks such as Kubernetes and OpenStack. Today, Platform9 is enabling DevOps, reducing costs and accelerating cloud transformation for more than 200 clouds worldwide."

The Benefits of Cloud Technology for Seniors

Article Written by Sally Perkins

Whether you like to face the reality of the 21st century or not, an undeniable truth is that technology and the Internet became a paramount part of our daily lives, which without it would be hard to function. Twenty, or even just ten years ago, life looked a bit different, and some people might have never guessed that they would ever have access to such a convenient way to learn about the world out there. Besides making learning and communication extremely convenient, advancements in Cloud technology also provided significant improvements for seniors and upgraded their comfort and safety.

Health-Monitoring Gadget--Senior Wearables

When people enter their golden years, various health complications may arise that can cause worry. High blood pressure, for instance, is one of the most commonly occurring symptoms in seniors, which can now be tracked at all times with innovative senior wearables.