Private Cloud

Ixia Delivers Complete Visibility into All Traffic in Virtual Workloads in Private Cloud Environments

Grazed from Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies announced Cloud Sensor vTap, a new feature of CloudLens from Ixia, a Keysight Business. Cloud Sensor vTap enables organizations to better manage their security risk in private and hybrid cloud environments, such as Microsoft Azure Stack, with comprehensive visibility into East-West traffic without requiring hypervisor access.

The rapid increase in cloud adoption has heightened the need for securing data, applications, and workloads that reside in any cloud-based environment. In fact, in a recent Ixia survey, Lack of Visibility Drives Public Cloud Security Risk, 82 percent of IT professionals indicated they are concerned with security and data privacy in the private cloud.

vOneCloud 3.2 Released with Marketplace and Docker Integration

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OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula Project, announced the immediate availability of the 3.2 stable version of vOneCloud, the virtual appliance for vSphere that transforms an existing VMware vCenter deployment into an automated, self-service private cloud. vOneCloud is commercially supported by OpenNebula Systems.

This new release of the appliance, tailored to ease the provisioning of resources from vSphere based infrastructures, comes packed with exciting new features. vOneCloud 3.2, which is based on OpenNebula 5.6 ‘Blue Flash, brings a revamped import mechanism, improved driver performance, VNC options for Wild VMs, network creation reworked, VM migration between clusters, marketplace integration, Docker integration, and scheduled periodic actions.

Cloudistics & Lenovo: A New Path to a Successful Cloud

 A New Path to a Successful Cloud

Cloudistics has announced a new partnership with Lenovo to deliver the Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series, a full-fledged Cloudistics experience on Lenovo hardware. This new all-in-one, turnkey, composable private cloud platform can accelerate your service delivery without the challenges of conventional approaches. As a superior private cloud with unprecedented value, the ThinkAgile CP Series can help organizations like yours escape the limits of traditional datacenter IT or hyperconverged systems.

Cloudistics partnered with Lenovo because, unlike many do-it-yourself vendors that expect you to cobble together an infrastructure, Lenovo understands the value of giving you control of your IT with integrated, engineered solutions that offer greater simplicity and optimization. In a world that's moving toward no ops and serverless computing, operational simplicity is becoming a critical business requirement. Without it, your staff lack the agility and efficiency needed to deliver compelling value. And your business outcomes are restricted and delayed by legacy technologies.

 Instead of the confined old days of datacenter IT, imagine a world where you can, for the first time, discover what a premium experience looks like. With the Lenovo ThinkAgile CP, you can:

Lenovo Leaps Forward With Next-Generation ThinkAgile Composable Cloud Platform

 

Lenovo Data Center Group, one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors according to IDC, - with HCI revenue growing at almost twice the market growth rate in Q1 2018 (149.1% compared to 76.3%)-is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo - together with Cloudistics - has developed the ThinkAgile CP Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box' that offers all of the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment secured behind the customer's own data center firewall.

Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series - with fully-integrated infrastructure, application marketplace and end-to-end automation of software-defined network, compute and storage - delivers a turnkey cloud experience that can be easily and centrally managed from anywhere through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) portal.

Webinar: Cloudistic's Private Cloud with a Premium Experience

 

 

A Private Cloud with a Premium Experience

The simplicity of the public cloud, on-premises with exceptional support and a marketplace of essential enterprise applications - all with a single click deployment.

Join this upcoming live Webinar and learn about Cloudistics' Private Cloud with a Premium Experience.  Designed for the IT Generalist, and deployed with single-click.  You won't want to miss it!

WHEN?  Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 @ 2:00pm EST

Register and attend for a chance to win 1 of 4 raffles!
  • Amazon $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Drone
  • Grand Prize Drawing - Big Echo

 

Rackspace Announces VMware-based Private Cloud as a Service with "Pay-As-You-Go" Service

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Rackspace announced that it has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch the industry's first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware, with pay per use infrastructure.  This solution is an expansion of Rackspace's industry-leading managed private cloud portfolio, designed to create the optimal platform for enterprise applications.  The new offering will provide customers with utility-based services, where the cloud resources are located and managed from wherever they are needed: in the customer's data center, a colocation facility, or in a data center managed by Rackspace.

According to IDC, 80 percent of IT infrastructure will be bought on a pay-as-you-go basis by 2020.  The need for more economic pricing models and flexible capacity planning is growing rapidly. IT managers are more frequently faced with challenges such as managing unpredictable growth and bursts in workloads. In addition, they must deal with increased pressure from their development team to deploy services faster, all while budgets continue to shrink and they are forced to do more with less. By leveraging a "pay-as-you-go" model for private cloud, customers pay for what they use, allowing them to better handle erratic growth and bursts in workloads without paying for unnecessary fixed capacity or upfront equipment cost.

Astronomer Announces Secure, Private Cloud Option for Running Apache Airflow on Kubernetes

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In response to growing market concerns over data security and GDPR compliance, Astronomer, the open-source data engineering platform, has launched its Enterprise Edition, allowing for easy Apache Airflow deployment in a secure environment. Earlier this year, Astronomer announced the first managed Apache Airflow offering (available through its SaaS data platform). Enterprise Edition provides the same feature-rich access to Airflow, but through a customer's own Kubernetes cluster. Astronomer Enterprise Edition customers get full access to all source code for the platform, and can therefore modify and extend it to suit their needs while keeping all data inside their own virtual private cloud (VPC).

"GDPR and other data security concerns are forcing organizations to weigh the risks of sending customer data to external vendors. We are seeing an acceleration of interest in our managed access to Apache Airflow for data collection and routing, but it's matched by a demand for security and control of the data," said Ry Walker, Co-founder and CEO of Astronomer. "Enterprise Edition solves this problem and comes backed by the support and firepower of our leading Airflow engineers."

Rackspace Expands VMware Private Cloud as a Service to Customer Data Centers

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Rackspace today extended its leadership in the private cloud market with the launch of Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere, powered by VMware, a Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) enabling cloud servers and storage to be in most data centers or colocation facilities around the world. With this announcement, Rackspace brings the benefits of PCaaS to more organizations and more applications, making their digital transformation faster, more successful, and more affordable. Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere brings the power of cloud to the customer's data center, enabling companies to more easily comply with data sovereignty requirements and improve performance and customer satisfaction by locating cloud resources closer to users. 

"Today marks a new era for the VMware cloud market. For the first time, enterprises can have a fully managed VMware private cloud as a service located wherever their users need it," said Scott Crenshaw, executive vice president, private clouds at Rackspace. "Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere makes private cloud the optimal platform for even more enterprises and workloads. Customers receive public cloud-like services, with the ease of migration, security, performance and economic advantages of private clouds."

 

Cloudistics Launches in EMEA to Fast-Track Growth and Expand Its Partner Program

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Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced its launch into the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region as demand for its private cloud with a premium experience spreads across the region. The entry into EMEA comes hot on the heels of the US launch of Cloudistics' "Accelerate" channel program; a three-pronged program tailored to the company's value-added resellers (VARs), Technology Alliance Partners (TAPs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), which is now being rolled out to partners in EMEA.

Distribution agreements are already in place with UK based Ignition Ltd and Securicom IT Solutions, a leading vendor of managed IT services on the African continent.

Cloudistics empowers organizations to declare their independence from public cloud by bringing the desired benefits of public cloud behind the firewall making private cloud implementation, deployment, operations and maintenance easy, consistent, predictable, repeatable and secure. Cloudistics provides a turnkey enterprise cloud that breaks the barriers of cloud adoption such as change management, complexity, competency, and unanticipated costs. Cloudistics Ignite is purposely engineered to provide a premium experience due to its "customer inspired design" that is composable, software-defined, clusterless scaling and easy to use web-based cloud management.

Cloudistics Shares 4 Reasons to Repatriate Public Cloud Services and Data To Private Cloud


Cloud computing has been around now for some time but questions about security still linger-especially with reports of widespread data breaches. Cloud computing makes it relatively easy to procure the services you want and trust the service provider to do the heavy lifting. The prize of less complexity and less worry with the promise of fast and flexible data and applications is very enticing. However, this "trust" in the arrangement overlooks a very important risk-that of exposing data to hackers and thieves.