Hybrid Cloud

Nutanix Fuels Channel Partners to Propel the Next Generation of Cloud Deployments

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Nutanix announced today that it is introducing new channel program incentives and expanded standalone software license offerings with Dell EMC to drive the next wave of enterprise cloud adoption for its customers. With these new incentives, Nutanix will provide its partners with enhanced economics for selling Nutanix software and enable customers to have more options in how they procure industry-leading hybrid cloud and hyperconverged technologies for their data centers.

Dell EMC XC Core includes Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers and Dell EMC solution integration software for Nutanix software deployments. XC Core, available today, is an alternative to other products in the Dell EMC XC Family that allows customers to purchase the Nutanix software license separately from the rest of the appliance with access to software support directly from Nutanix's award-winning customer service organization. Customers will be able to choose the software licensing terms and conditions that are optimal for their business needs.

New Red Hat Management Innovations Designed to Accelerate Customers' Hybrid Cloud Automation Strategies

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new innovations in its management portfolio, including the latest releases of Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms, designed to accelerate deployments of Red Hat-powered cloud environments, and automate and greater simplify ongoing infrastructure management.

"Being able to scale and deploy more quickly are key capabilities of digital transformation, where enterprises embrace emerging digital technologies to fuel differentiated products and services. This agility, however, can often require a new management approach, one that builds upon a core of task automation in the face of increased complexity. With today's announcement, Red Hat continues to build out our management offerings based upon the powerful automation capabilities of Ansible, helping our customers to adopt new technologies while maintaining greater control over their hybrid cloud infrastructures." -- Joe Fitzgeraldvice president and general manager, Management, Red Hat

IT infrastructure is increasingly complex with disparate systems across physical hardware, virtualized environments, private cloud deployments, and public cloud instances. The heterogeneous nature of modern enterprise computing can often require a new type of management solution, one that can improve scale, speed, and stability while still providing a clear picture across disparate infrastructures.

UShareSoft Announces UForge AppCenter 3.8, Making Hybrid Cloud Application Delivery Easier than Ever

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UShareSoft, a Fujitsu company and leader in Hybrid IT application automation, today launches UForge AppCenter 3.8. The new release further simplifies application delivery in hybrid IT environments, letting customers model, build and deploy applications from a single console. It also makes it faster and easier for customers to move workloads between data centers and clouds.

A recent survey of IT decision makers commissioned by Fujitsu found that over half of them find it difficult to balance agility and control in their technology choices, and lack the in-house skills needed to manage their cloud estate. Moreover, an overwhelming 80 percent want to move workloads between clouds more easily. Organizations are also looking to avoid lock in to a specific cloud platform or vendor.

ZeroStack Announces Cloud Innovation Partner Program

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced the ZeroStack Cloud Innovation Partner Program, its inaugural program for its global partner ecosystem.

Designed for resellers who can see the writing on the wall and want to transition to selling cloud platforms and services, the worldwide Cloud Innovation Partner Program is designed to accelerate partners' ability to bring their customers the benefits of public cloud at a fraction of the cost, and to offer the control, security and performance of a private cloud environment. The program supports the success of resellers (Cloud Innovation Partners), service providers (Cloud Innovation Service Providers), and Distributors (Cloud Innovation Distributors), and provides unique benefits tailored around the capabilities of each partner. Each partner category has a customized partnership model within the program, which is designed to maximize value for that partner type's unique business model.

CloudHealth Technologies and ParkMyCloud Partner to Simplify Cloud Complexity, Cost and Control

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CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, and ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, today announced they are partnering to marry the hybrid cloud governance of CloudHealth with the automated cost control of ParkMyCloud.

Customers leveraging the integrated solution will experience greater return on their cloud investments. They will be able to automate cloud cost control, simplify management, and consequently free up teams to focus on driving more strategic projects within their organizations.


Awingu and Barracuda Networks to Deliver a Unified Workspace for the Hybrid Cloud

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Awingu, the unified, browser-based workspace, today announced a technology relationship with Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. The new synergy brings together Barracuda's high performance security and zero-touch configuration with Awingu's turnkey, browser-based workspace solution, facilitating the deployment of Awingu in hybrid cloud environments.

Barracuda NextGen Firewalls are purpose-built for securing cloud-connected networks. They protect users, applications, and data and ensure secure and reliable connections among multiple sites on premises and the cloud with consumption-based pricing, saving you money on infrastructure costs. Awingu brings the ease and convenience of platform agnostic mobility to deliver everything the enterprise needs in a workspace - legacy and cloud apps, documents, and data - to any device. This entails providing secure access to applications and files without the need to manage or expose vulnerable end-points. Applications and data can be hosted on Microsoft Azure or on-premise, and then securely connected to Awingu's browser-based workspace.

Virtustream Provides Flexibility and Consumption-Based Cost Model to AlmavivA's Hybrid Cloud Environment

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced the successful completion of the delivery phase of a hybrid cloud project for AlmavivA, a global technology solutions provider based in Rome.

AlmavivA needed a consumption-based, pay-as-you-go model for customer projects of varying sizes that was both financially and operationally beneficial. Additionally, AlmavivA's customers wanted to test the power of predictive analytics through SAP HANA Business Warehouse (BW), but did not want to over commit to a cloud allocation model that would weigh down their projects with unnecessary costs and administration.

VMware Introduces Major Update for Integrated Hybrid Cloud Platform

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VMware, Inc. today unveiled VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3, which will be the latest release of its integrated hybrid cloud platform. VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3 introduces integrated cloud management platform (CMP) capabilities that will provide customers with a simplified path to building a hybrid cloud based on consistent infrastructure and operations. The platform will deliver management and provisioning of compute, network, storage and application services at scale across hybrid cloud environments via integrations with VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight.

In response to the ever-increasing demand for faster innovation, customers are embracing more agile, service-oriented IT models that rely on both private and public clouds. In a 2016 VMware customer survey, 60 percent of enterprise customers polled stated they are using a public cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation delivers to customers a direct path to the hybrid cloud by providing them a common infrastructure that can be deployed on-premises or run as a service from the cloud with a consistent operational experience across clouds.

Aporeto Launches Security Solution for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Applications

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Aporeto today announced the launch of the first Zero Trust Security solution for the enterprise based on finely-tuned application identity, context and intent. The solution continuously monitors and protects applications, by replacing network security based approaches with a radically simple identity and authorization system.

Aporeto's security is decoupled from the infrastructure and network; the solution transparently binds to applications to provide them with identity and protect them according to their context and operations intent using end-to-end cryptographic techniques. This approach is underpinned by the "zero trust" principle that assumes that any part of the infrastructure can be compromised at any given time. In contrast, the common approaches of security products are to provide static, infrastructure-dependent protection that must constantly be reconfigured to address application needs.

Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader, Informatica, is using Aporeto as the company continues to deliver and grow its portfolio of data management solutions as cloud services.

Cavirin Adds the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to its Hybrid Cloud Security Assessment and Remediation Platform

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Cavirin Systems, Inc. offers continuous security assessment and remediation for hybrid clouds, containers, and data centers, via the most comprehensive curated library of industry guidelines, control frameworks, and best practices.

Cavirin today announced support for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework on its Hybrid Cloud Security Platform. The Framework outlines the best risk management practices and principles that organizations should apply to improve the security and resilience of their critical infrastructures. It helps organizations avoid the failures in processes and policies that are the source of many of today's breaches. To create this guidance, the NIST Framework leverages current standards and guidelines, such as ISO, COBIT, CIS, and other NIST documents.

Cavirin unifies and automates continuous cybersecurity risk management for hybrid infrastructures prevalent in the enterprise. Cavirin's customers can select the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as one of the Platform's many control frameworks for assessing their infrastructure against the framework requirements, prioritizing and remediating any open issues found, thereby enhancing their security and risk posture. Cavirin's security team has analyzed this draft NIST document and translated the guidance into a set of technical controls that help organizations automatically align to the document's recommendations. A detailed description of Cavirin's NIST support is available on the NIST Industry Resources page. Cavirin's NIST Framework primer is here.