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A Global Technology Provider for 700+ financial services clients, Increases Efficiency of Personnel and SOC team by 37%

Article Written by Arun Gandhi, Director of Product Management at Seceon and Grigoriy Milis, Chief Technology Officer at RFA

As security breaches and attacks continue to lead global headlines, effective cybersecurity protections are the "new normal" for conducting business today. In addition to recently enacted regulations, with more coming in near future, it is imperative for managed service providers (MSPs) to provide best-in-class security solutions to customers while differentiating themselves from the competition. 

Traditional solutions are no longer sufficient; tools must evolve to combat the increasing sophistication of cybercriminal techniques and technologies. Customized malware exists now that can evade and bypass many of the traditional endpoint security solutions. Traditional signature- and manual calculation-based approaches are simply not sufficient for providing security with the increasing sophistication of cyber threats. Above all, the biggest challenge remains integration of these point solutions as they are from different manufacturers and not built to communicate with each other inherently. 

In business for nearly thirty years, Richard Fleischman & Associates, also known as RFA, is a trusted technology partner to more than 700 clients globally who retain more than $900 billion in total assets under management. Serving as an MSP for its financial sector clients, RFA used a number of traditional solutions and services from large market leaders successfully, but was always challenged to find a solution that could address threats (i.e., detect, contain and eliminate) between the perimeter and endpoints to their required level of sophistication. Multi-layered approaches recommended by industry experts were rendered ineffective as the solutions were note properly integrated and remained silo'ed. Moreover, the level of protection afforded resulted in dissatisfaction when compared to the overhead cost. 

Using Cloud Services to Speed Up Your Development Workflow

Modern software development can be quite demanding in terms of hardware and software resources, and it's not rare for programmers to invest into high-end machines just for writing code nowadays. When you take a look behind the scenes, it makes perfect sense that things are in this state at the moment, but more importantly, you would probably notice a few opportunities for improving your own situation if you're clever enough. Most notably, integrating cloud technologies into your development workflow can be a huge boost to your productivity if you do it right.

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Q&A: Elliot Pearse Talks About HostPresto and What Makes a Good Web Hosting Company



Good web hosting can be an art form, like a fine wine, where only the highest quality ingredients and knowledge gained through experience can create a perfect blend that will provide you with the high quality product you expect, and deserve.  But trying to read between the lines to find a good, affordable web hosting solution can be a challenge.  CloudCow recently spoke with Elliot Pearse, managing director of HostPresto to learn more.

CloudCow:  How long has HostPresto.com been going and how did you get started?

Fog Computing Leading the Conversation

Cloud services have been touted as being responsible for the incredulous rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). Today, numerous people and organizations use smart interconnected devices in their day-to-day operations. 

Unbelievably, the concept of M2M (machine to machine) has existed for more than a decade. However, most organizations never bothered to check out and unleash the technology's power. 

M2M has the power to provide insightful takes on data. The key issue was how the technology would have meshed with prevailing infrastructure. We've only just recently unlocked the potential thanks to the fact that our current technology has been able to scale up to handle the bulk of the data. Cloud computing has been right at the heart of the equation. 

Mellanox Technologies Selects Univa to Extend Silicon Design HPC Cluster to Hybrid Cloud

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Univa, a leading innovator in on-premise and hybrid cloud workload management solutions for enterprise HPC customers, today announced that Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. selected Univa's solution, mainly Navops Launch, to extend its on-premise EDA cluster to the cloud, providing Mellanox with cost-effective, on-demand capacity.

Mellanox is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions for servers, storage and hyper-converged infrastructure. Given that Fortune 500 data centers and half of the world's top 500 fastest supercomputers employ Mellanox products in their operations, the company understands the value of smart innovation and operational efficiency. Thus, Mellanox was seeking a solution from a trusted partner that would bridge their current cluster management software to a future with a robust scheduler, while leveraging hybrid cloud.

PagerDuty Helps Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Customers Manage Incidents in Real Time and Migrate Confidently to the Cloud

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PagerDuty, a global leader in digital operations management, announced integration of PagerDuty's real-time operations management platform with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services, Azure's integrated suite of DevOps services. These integrations enable Microsoft's enterprise customers to manage incidents in real time, helping minimize business disruption, migrate confidently to the cloud and bridge the gap between development and operations teams. Today, hundreds of companies and their DevOps teams are already using PagerDuty with Azure to automatically monitor their cloud services' health and quickly respond to incidents.

"PagerDuty gives Microsoft customers a best-in-class platform to automatically manage incidents and orchestrate action," said Jukka Alanen, senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy at PagerDuty. "In today's environment, the price businesses pay for failing to deliver a great customer experience is extremely costly, resulting in lost revenue, customer churn and compromised brand value. With PagerDuty, Azure and Visual Studio Team Services customers can quickly address critical issues that arise throughout the software delivery lifecycle while improving productivity of their DevOps teams."

Bitnami Stacksmith Automates Migration of Traditional Applications to Microsoft Azure and Azure Kubernetes Service

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Bitnami announced the addition of Azure support to Bitnami Stacksmith, an enterprise tool that automates the migration of traditional applications to cloud platforms.

Launched in February of 2018, Bitnami Stacksmith is an enterprise tool that simplifies the migration of traditional enterprise applications from the datacenter to the cloud. Stacksmith takes a running application in the datacenter, repackages and optimizes it for cloud deployment, and delivers everything needed to successfully deploy it to a container or cloud platform. Stacksmith then continuously monitors the replatformed application for updates and patches, providing an easy way for companies to keep applications up-to- date and secure.

How To Showcase Your Computer-Based Marketing Prowess

The marketing landscape has changed steadily since the inception of the internet and its subsequent ubiquity in the global marketplace. Nowadays, the public consumes the large majority of its media through mobile phones, tablets, laptops and personal computers rather than the printed word. As such, a whole host of new options for marketing products, services and organizations have arisen that make use of this new and malleable medium. Here are some top-class tips for anyone hoping to make a splash on the digital marketing scene, whether it be with savvy social media posts or catchy YouTube jingles. 

Writing 

The transition from print to digital of the written word might seem un unchanged one, appearing as it does on screens in a similar fashion to how it exists in print. However, this would be to grossly underestimate the function of words on a screen and the ability of anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of the workings of Microsoft Word to manipulate the written word, making it more attention-grabbing. 

Webinar: Empower Your Mobile Workforce with Secure Application and Desktop Delivery

 

 

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) provides access to desktop applications as if they were native applications on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, making your employees truly productive on the go.

WHEN? May 15, 2018 @ 09:00 AM PST

Empower your workforce to be productive anytime, from anywhere.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Customize keystroke shortcuts:Provide end users on the move with quick access to complex application commands by creating personalized keystroke shortcuts.
  • Instant web access:Enable users to securely access an application from any HTML5 browser.
  • Files and folders:Access centralized files and folders with ease from any device through a secure connection that doesn't expose your assets or intellectual property.
  • Quick Helpdesk:Enable instant, easy, and secure remote assistance to your employees. Shadow a Windows device to gain access to the full desktop, and control applications running locally on the system, as well as any remote applications published fromParallelsRAS.
  • Fast client-user configuration:Effortlessly onboard new employees so they can start immediately working on published applications and desktops.

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StorageOS Announces General Availability of Persistent Container Storage Solution

StorageOS, Inc. has announced the general availability of its software-defined persistent storage platform for running containerized applications in production.

Container adoption has been explosive as enterprises embrace DevOps and refactor applications to run in containers instead of directly on virtual machines. The company also announced an $8 million Series A funding round, led by existing investor Bain Capital Ventures with participation from new investors: MMC Ventures in the UK, where StorageOS R&D is located, and 645 Ventures in New York, StorageOS' new U.S. headquarters. StorageOS will use the investment to expand product development and drive global sales.