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Firstnet Offers Hybrid Cloud Services Powered Exclusively by the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

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Nutanix has announced an agreement with Leeds-based managed service provider, Firstnet Solutions, to offer customers a choice of flexible hybrid cloud services based on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

An established provider of managed services in the North of England, Firstnet Solutions recently formed a new entity, Firstnet Data Centres, which opened its first datacentre in Leeds. Aspiring to be the first dedicated Tier III datacentre in its region, it gives customers a choice of traditional co-location facilities alongside a new mix of managed hosting, virtual desktop and cloud services. These new services will be based entirely on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, chosen after exhaustive research and competitive analysis.

Datos IO Unveils Latest Application-Centric Data Management Platform with Cloud Mobility and Cloud-Native Backup and Recovery

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Datos IO, the application-centric data management company, today announced RecoverX 2.0, enabling organizations to be more agile, enhance productivity, and drive operational efficiency as they deploy their next-generation customer centric applications in the cloud and scale their traditional applications across hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures.

Data Management Reinvented for a Multi-Cloud World

Since its inception, Datos IO has realized the importance of data as the only common denominator binding all clouds together. To enable success for customers in their journey towards cloud adoption, Datos IO brings to the table ground-breaking innovations:

IndependenceIT Receives Patent for Provisioning Virtual Resources in a Mixed-Use Server Environment

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IndependenceIT, the company that unifies cloud, application and data management for IT administrators, today announced that it has recently received an Issue Notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, indicating the patent for the "Provisioning of a Virtual Resource in a Mixed-Use Server" has been approved as United States Patent No. 9,612,861. The technology provides IT administrators with the ability to unify control and coordination of data center assets for greater IT flexibility and bottom line savings.

With an increasingly complex array of choices confronting IT solution providers searching for a simple and easy method of managing the transition of on-premises computing solutions, including applications, data, and workspaces to the cloud, IndependenceIT has developed a simple and easy method of managing this activity. The ability to provision virtual resources in a mixed-use server environment allows IndependenceIT partners to simultaneously and easily work with multiple vendors across cloud infrastructure solutions without having to focus training time or rely exclusively on any one vendor.

How Cloud Computing Is Shaping the Business World

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Cloud computing is defined as using remote servers to store your data outside of a local physical hard drive. You’re basically storing all of your information in a digital “cloud” that can be accessed by you from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer and a decent internet connection. How has cloud computing already changed the way we store data — and how is it continuing to shape the business world?

1. Increased Flexibility

Traditional data storage techniques are rigid and require constant hardware updates to keep up with a growing or changing business. If you utilize in-house servers, a bandwidth or storage upgrade requires a large-scale overhaul which could potentially take your entire system offline while it’s being completed...

Pilgrim Quality Solutions and Concerto Cloud Services to Provide Next Generation Cloud-Based Quality Management Solutions

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Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced organizations across the life sciences industry can now accelerate and improve their enterprise quality management deployments and execution worldwide, by leveraging Pilgrim’s next generation cloud solution in concert with Concerto Cloud Services within world-leading Equinix and Microsoft Data Centers around the globe.

Pilgrim Quality Solutions has offered its solutions in the cloud for companies of all sizes for more than a decade. Concerto Cloud Services is a fully managed cloud services provider for mission-critical applications.

Aparna Systems Emerges from Stealth Mode to Announce the Industry's First Open Software "Cloud-in-a-Box" Solution

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Aparna Systems today announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer-the industry's first open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution to converge compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. In addition to offering industry-leading high density and scalability, with support for up to 10,000 cores per rack, the µCloud systems deliver the high performance and high availability needed in distributed, edge, aggregation and core environments. The system-level architecture provides an optimal configuration without the need for "rack and stack" engineering, while the use of merchant silicon and open software enables the Cloud-in-a-Box to be used in bare metal, containerized and virtualized applications. Aparna Systems will unveil and demonstrate the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer this week in Booth 41 at NFV World Congress May 3 - 5 at the San Jose Double Tree Hilton.

"Aparna's Cloud-in-a-Box has the potential to be a real game-changer in a variety of applications," according to Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor for Carrier Networks at IHS Markit. "This is particularly true at the edge of the network, including in central offices, where carriers have struggled to find a practical and affordable way to deploy adequate compute and storage resources. The system's high density and design innovations combine to also drastically improve scalability and energy efficiency compared to blade servers."

Cloud Services Start-up Solesto Creating Jobs in Alberta

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Solesto Solutions, a technology strategy and implementation start-up focussed on cloud and digital transformation, launches in Calgary.

Information Technology – Shifting Alberta’s economic reliance on Oil and Gas

Albertans have recognized the need to transform their economic base. Shifting Alberta’s dependence on the energy industry to alternatives like technology solutions, is an aspiration required to help maintain the stability of Alberta’s future economy. Recently, Mayor Nenshi demonstrated this commitment by influencing a Silicon Valley technology company to choose Alberta for its base of operations.
 

International Airlines Group Picks Red Hat as Technology Partner to Power its Hybrid Cloud Platform

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Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that leading airline group International Airlines Group (IAG) is using Red Hat solutions as the basis of its hybrid cloud platform, serving as a foundational element of its digital transformation initiatives.

IAG has expanded its use of Red Hat Virtualization to provide the server infrastructure for provisioning new Group-wide services, helping IAG improve business continuity for mission workloads at scale while also delivering the necessary agility for the Group to improve existing services and quickly bring new business applications to market. As part of IAG’s plans to provide new cloud-based services, they have also selected Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat’s integrated solution for building and managing an open, private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud, as the basis for its OpenStack-based cloud.
 

Microsoft quarterly profits rev up as Nadella pivots to cloud computing

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Microsoft on Thursday reported a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant's first earnings report incorporating social network LinkedIn. Net profit rose 28 per cent to $4.8 billion while revenues edged up eight per cent to $22.1 billion in the quarter ending March 31, Microsoft said.

Shares in Microsoft fell 1.8 per cent in after-hours trade on the results. The earnings for Microsoft's fiscal third quarter come as chief executive Satya Nadella seeks to reduce the tech giant's focus on software, shifting to cloud computing and business services. "Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the Microsoft cloud," Nadella said in a statement...

Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s financial results give an intriguing state of the cloud

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne

Analysis April 27 saw Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft release its most recent financial results, with cloud at the heart of their success. But this doesn’t quite tell the full story. Amazon reported net sales for Amazon Web Services (AWS) hit $3.66 billion (£2.83bn), up 42% from a year before, but up only 3.5% from the previous quarter’s $3.54bn.

Amazon’s cloud computing arm secured 12 bullet points of its own in the 32-point strong ‘highlights’ of the quarter, with particular reference to the general availability of Amazon Lex, the technology which powers Alexa, as well as Connect, the company’s cloud-based contact centre service. AWS also said that customers had migrated more than 23,000 databases using its database migration service since it had become available in 2016...