Hybrid Cloud

IBM Accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption By Enabling Channel Partners To Offer VMware Solutions

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IBM today announced that it is helping to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption by providing its channel partners an easy way to sell VMware Cloud Foundation and other VMware-based cloud services. As a part of these new efforts, IBM Business Partners will now be able to offer cloud services, which clients can utilize to quickly extend their existing VMware environments to the IBM Cloud.

IBM Business Partners can now provide a one-stop shop for clients looking to migrate their on-premises VMware platforms to the cloud by providing a portfolio of lifecycle services including planning, architecture, migration and end-to-end management.

IBM is the first to market to bring this offering to channel partners, such as Avnet, BMSIX, Ingram Micro, Tridatum, and Vicom, who are looking to sell these new VMware subscription-based solutions running on the IBM Cloud.
 

BlockApps Collaborates with Red Hat to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solution for Blockchain Applications in the Enterprise

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BlockApps, the first Blockchain-as-a-Service platform and a leading provider of Ethereum blockchain enterprise software, is collaborating with Red Hat to make it easier for enterprises to build production blockchain applications that can be deployed in production across hybrid cloud environments -- spanning both public and private clouds.

Some of the biggest barriers to enterprises adopting blockchain technologies have been the complexity of quickly developing solutions that can scale from proof-of-concepts (POCs) to enterprise-level production environments.

Cisco Accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption with Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack

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Cisco today announced it is expanding its Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Solutions portfolio by offering Microsoft Azure Stack on Cisco UCS via an integrated, validated system that enables organizations to deliver Microsoft Azure services from their on-premises data center. The joint Cisco and Microsoft solution provides the tools for enterprises to grow and modernize their applications in a highly flexible and scalable hybrid cloud environment. 

As businesses evolve in response to changing market dynamics, they look for a simple-to-manage hybrid cloud solution that is intelligent and flexible enough to optimize resources and scale on demand, while retaining on-premises benefits. Through Azure Stack, customers receive a solution providing full control over how they manage governance, security, and performance through the combination of Microsoft's robust Azure cloud platform with the industry-leading Cisco UCS into an integrated system designed specifically for cloud workloads.

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Arrow Electronics Introduces Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Solution Bundles

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Arrow Electronics, Inc. today announced it will roll out dozens of Microsoft-based hybrid cloud solution bundles over the next year, providing Arrow's reseller ecosystem with in-demand, easy-to-implement cross-vendor solutions aimed at helping them solve complex end-customer business challenges and increase revenue streams.

Arrow unveiled the first three of its new Microsoft hybrid cloud solution bundles today:

Purity IT Deploys Cloudian for Public Cloud Service

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Cloudian, Inc., a leading provider of hybrid cloud object storage, has announced that Purity IT, a storage and cloud services provider in Norway, has deployed its HyperStore solution as a key component of its new S3-based public cloud offering.

Based in Oslo, Purity IT is a leading regional provider of backup, disaster recovery and cloud storage services. They have built a public multi-site S3 service based on Cloudian HyperStore. The new service, which also offers local SAN cache and tiering to tape, is intended for use cases including primary storage, archiving and backup.

Cloudian HyperStore was selected ahead of technology from Scality, Red Hat, and Quantum, following a five month proof of concept comparison project. The competing solutions were tested on the following criteria: ease of use, data tiering capabilities, storage policy support, S3 API interoperability, scalability, security, and cost.

Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Red Hat CloudForms, Drives Open Hybrid Cloud Management Across Geographies and Industries

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.2, the latest version of its award-winning open hybrid cloud management solution. IT operations teams can face slow, manual processes to deliver services internally, which may cost time, money and competitiveness. To address these challenges, IT teams can use Red Hat CloudForms to increase service delivery while enabling IT teams to focus on critical, business-impacting issues.

Red Hat CloudForms, based on the open source ManageIQ project, provides an advanced open source management platform for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments, including Linux containers. CloudForms helps IT organizations offer composable services through a self-service portal, managing the service lifecycle from provisioning to retirement. It can also define and enforce advanced compliance policies for new and existing IT environments, better enabling operators to optimize the costs of a given environment and system.

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Centrify Delivers Innovative Capabilities and Best Practices to Streamline and Secure Adoption of Hybrid Cloud

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Centrify announced new hybrid cloud capabilities and best practice guidance to speed and secure adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Centrify's solution uniquely provides identity freedom, deployment freedom and the most comprehensive capabilities for securing privileged access to infrastructure and apps in a hybrid IT environment. 

IaaS platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide an excellent layer of foundational security, but the shared responsibility model is clear: businesses are still responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data in the cloud. Organizations that are storing sensitive data in the cloud, which is 93 percent according to a recent Forrester survey, need a consistent security model across on-premises and IaaS to reduce the risk of data breach. Yet Gartner predicts that 95 percent of IaaS security failures will be the customer's fault, and more than half of those will be attributed to inadequate management of identities, access and privileges.

 

Partners HealthCare Selects ClearSky Data to Make Hybrid Cloud a Reality

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ClearSky Data, provider of a global storage network that manages the entire enterprise data lifecycle, today announced that Partners HealthCare is using its service for elastic, on-demand storage for Splunk, SQL and VMware data. One of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare has deployed ClearSky Data’s fully managed service to reduce its traditional, on-premises storage footprint; maintain its high performance and security standards; tap into the network’s inherent data protection and disaster recovery capabilities; and harness the agility and economics of the cloud.

Kaseya Traverse 9.4 Improves the Reliability of Hybrid Cloud Performance with Automated Monitoring

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced the upcoming new release of its Traverse Hybrid Cloud and Data Center monitoring solution. Version 9.4 introduces advanced automation to provision monitoring of new cloud infrastructure, network devices or applications for full network lifecycle management.

Kaseya Traverse allows IT to instantly align infrastructure technology with business performance through innovations in its discovery and fingerprinting technology. By scanning for infrastructure changes, Traverse 9.4 can automatically detect updates and provision optimal monitoring based on its extensive library of best-practice signatures. This process eliminates manual configurations and speeds onboarding of new customers for MSPs, while providing enterprise users with an up-to-date topology of their applications or network infrastructure changes.

CloudHealth Helps Enterprises Better Manage Their Hybrid Clouds, Plan Successful Migrations

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CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, today announced increased support for enterprises seeking to manage cost, usage, performance and security in a hybrid environment. The company’s award-winning CloudHealth platform will integrate with on-premises physical and virtual servers to help customers manage across public clouds and data centers, and also offer integrated migration assessment capabilities.

As cloud adoption grows, so does the popularity of hybrid clouds: A recent study predicts that, by the end of 2017, companies will have moved 59 percent of their IT environments to the cloud (either public, private, or hybrid). This creates several challenges: