Hybrid Cloud

Software AG Acquires Built.io to Accelerate Leadership in Hybrid and Cloud Integration

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Software AG today announced the acquisition of Built.io, a San Francisco-based market-leading iPaaS company. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Nishant Patel, Neha Sampat and Matthew Baier, software vendor Built.io introduced its iPaaS offering, Built.io Flow in 2015. It has subsequently been named a Challenger in Gartner's 2018 "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service" and was named a Cool Vendor in the report "Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016."

Built.io's Flow and Embed products will come together as a single integrated offering with Software AG's globally recognized webMethods Integration Platform.

Cavirin Delivers Breakthrough Resource Visibility and Security Posture Intelligence for Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures

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Cavirin Systems, Inc., the only company providing risk, cybersecurity and compliance posture for the enterprise hybrid cloud, today announced the general availability of its Summer 2018 CyberPosture Intelligence release. CyberPosture is a consolidated risk score for the hybrid infrastructure, based on configuration checks, vulnerabilities, and risk, security and compliance audit frameworks requirements, permitting the CISO's team to immediately compare the organization's current security posture against the desired ‘golden posture' and immediately take corrective action. CyberPosture Intelligence provides a set of visibility and control capabilities that allows organizations to automate security policy across their hybrid cloud data centers to reduce a growing attack surface and assure compliance with industry regulations.

"Cavirin for the first time is truly integrating continuous compliance and cloud security posture management into a single, actionable view for the CISO and their teams," said Nemi George, Senior Director of Information Security and Service Operations at Pacific Dental Services. "This innovation will help cut through the myriad of operational noise (event alerts and notifications), helping to identify the real risks across our hybrid infrastructure whilst providing actionable intelligence."

According to research conducted by ESG, businesses plan to increase the number of workloads they have deployed in a public cloud platform. However, as more organizations leverage the flexibility of both on-premise and public cloud platforms to gain agility in an increasingly competitive business environment, the need for cybersecurity and mitigating risk becomes complicated by the resulting expansion of the intrusion surface. The new CyberPosture Intelligence capabilities from Cavirin close the loop for protection, monitoring, and remediation across cloud workloads and cloud security posture management, while permitting organizations to retain full control of their assessment data, important in many verticals such as those subject to FedRAMP. This approach differs from a SaaS-based solution where confidential data is sent outside of the user's environment.

5nine Announces Major Platform Enhancements to Help Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Users Strengthen Their Cloud Infrastructure

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5nine, a provider of security and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced major enhancements to its 5nine Unified platform, the first hybrid cloud management and security platform that unifies the critical functions of system monitoring, management, backup and recovery, security and migration into one seamless interface. Integrating these critical functions in the hybrid cloud environment significantly improves operational efficiency and cost savings, two key factors that are driving growing numbers of customer to hybrid solutions.

The 5nine platform allows enterprise, mid-market and small-to-mid-size businesses to reinforce their Microsoft cloud infrastructure by extending their Hyper-V on-premise environment through integration with public cloud infrastructure service functionality. For instance, customers may want to extend to Azure for replication or backup purposes or extend their DevOps environment by leveraging Azure VMs. 

Enhancements to the 5nine Unified platform include: 

Caveonix Announces Proactive Risk Management Platform for VMware Cloud Provider Partners

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Caveonix, the company providing proactive defense against risks in the hybrid cloud, today announced a new collaboration with VMware where its comprehensive hybrid cloud workload protection platform, RiskForesight, is now available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program. The program includes value-added solutions from VMware and its partners that are delivered on a rental basis to customers through its cloud provider partners. Caveonix's RiskForesight platform is available for any VMware Cloud Provider Program partner to consume through the program. 

"As an emerging company providing proactive risk management solutions for the hybrid cloud security market, this exciting collaboration validates the unique capabilities that the RiskForesight platform brings to our customers," said Kaus Phaltankar, Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Caveonix. "Enterprises want the ability to not only detect IT, cyber and compliance risks in their hybrid cloud environments, but they also need to be able to continuously predict top risks and act to mitigate those risks to improve their risk posture for protection of their hybrid cloud workloads. RiskForesight fills the unique requirements of server workload protection in the modern hybrid cloud security market."

 

Arista Introduces Secure Cloud Networking

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Arista Networks today announced security capabilities focused on private, hybrid and public cloud networking. Based on Arista's cloud-grade EOS and CloudVision state-of-the-art software, Arista's approach redefines silo security into holistic security designed for a multi-cloud environment. Key integration includes VMware NSX Data Center and Zscaler for holistic security.

The new security expansion delivers three attributes: extended network segmentation, improved compliance through cognitive controls and new platforms with integrated encryption for wide-area interconnect. These provide customers secure solutions, to reduce operational costs and mitigate threats in the emerging cloud era.

"The challenge to secure an enterprise network is getting more complicated and expensive every day. Siloed security solutions promise to make things easier but actually, have the opposite effect. Security needs to be simplified to be truly useful. Arista's network segmentation approach, to simplify security across the security islands, will help to address these challenges," said Golan Ben-Oni, Global Chief Information Officer, IDT Corporation.

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

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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.

Datrium Introduces CloudShift to Transform DR Simplicity and Reliability

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Datrium, the leader in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, today announced Datrium CloudShift, the first SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware to combine radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium's single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success. Datrium will demonstrate CloudShift at the VMworld 2018 U.S., Aug. 26-30, Booth #1350. 

Enterprises are continually seeking new economic models for IT practices, including public cloud leverage. However, due to data volume constraints created by on-premises to cloud communications, few large organizations embrace cloud-based DR due to bandwidth/latency limitations or costs. This is especially the case when using primary infrastructure replication. While modern backup products claim reduced bandwidth and cloud DR storage costs, backups are intrusive, and their restore points are typically too far apart for DR SLAs. Above either, DR orchestration software requires ongoing multi-vendor compatibility and software maintenance, leading to complexity and frequent failures in DR tests.

Arista Any Cloud Extends to Google Cloud Platform

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Arista Networks today announced its Any Cloud hybrid cloud networking platform, which reduces operational costs and complexity for enterprises migrating workloads to the public cloud from their on-premises datacenters, is now available on Google Cloud Platform. The new virtualized offering, Arista vEOS Router combined with CloudVision with Cloud Tracer functionality, provides consistent operations, orchestration, security, and telemetry across multi-cloud environments. 

"We are proud to be participating in the Google Cloud Partner Program and the ecosystem of Google technology partners that are helping to expand the cloud platform globally," said Manuel Rivelo, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. "The combined solution of Arista Any Cloud and the Google Cloud Platform will deliver new capabilities and value to our hybrid and public cloud customers."

Hedvig and Veeam Enable Enterprises to Modernize Their Backup Infrastructure

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Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, announced it has been tested as a Veeam Ready Repository. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform together with Veeam Backup & Replication not only provides high-availability, security, and broad application support, but also offers enterprises the flexibility of selecting any hardware or public cloud offering.

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is a software-defined storage solution that allows businesses to create an elastic storage system built from low-cost, commodity server hardware to support any application, hypervisor, container or cloud. Hedvig is built with cloud-like provisioning and simplicity for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and seamlessly plugs into cloud orchestration solutions to deliver automated, on-demand storage provisioning at any scale.

5nine Expands Platform with Hybrid Cloud Management and Security for Microsoft Azure

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5nine, a provider of security and management solutions for the Microsoft Cloud, today announced it is expanding the 5nine solution suite  to support the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform, thereby providing full management and security capabilities across the entire Microsoft Cloud environment - private, public and hybrid. 5nine Cloud Manager, formerly 5nine Manager Datacenter, enables users to manage, monitor and backup/recover their existing cloud infrastructure while easing the transition to hybrid environments. 

5nine greatly simplifies businesses' ability to manage and secure their cloud infrastructure. 5nine Cloud Manager is uniquely positioned to help businesses achieve maximum ROI from their cloud investments by managing and securing those resources regardless of their rapidly-changing environment.