Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts

Friday, June 16, 2017

CenturyLink launches Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki service

CenturyLink has announced the availability of CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki, a new service designed to enable customers to more efficiently deploy and monitor WiFi networks, security, wireless, phone, video surveillance and SD-WAN services using a single administrative dashboard.

Based on products from Cisco Meraki, the managed solution allows single- or multi-site customers to utilise CenturyLink for the provision of components including devices, licenses, connectivity, management and support.

The new solution is designed, configured, monitored and maintained by CenturyLink and offered with fixed, monthly per-device pricing. Customers can select from the available components when initially ordering the solution and subsequently add or remove components as needed.

The new managed Meraki solution is designed to be integrated with other CenturyLink offerings such as Managed Office, Fiber + and Location-Based Analytics, a fully managed customer engagement solution that provides businesses with insight into real-time data and helps them to create more personalised services leveraging analytics and marketing tools.
CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki is also available to CenturyLink Alliance program partners. The company plans to extend availability to international customers later in the year.


CenturyLink introduced its Location-Based Analytics mobile engagement, analytics and marketing solution for use by operators in locations where customers congregate in 2016. The solution leverages the CenturyLink Managed WiFi solution that features Cisco Meraki WiFi access points and security appliances and is designed to enable high speed connectivity and reliable coverage for equipment sensors and  mobile devices.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Video: Hybrid Cloud Services for Multinationals - Unitas Global



Not all companies want their data to reside in a single cloud. Increasingly, major enterprises are opting for a multicloud strategy.

Unitas Global is a provider of hybrid infrastructure and cloud services to global enterprises.

Patrick Shutt, CEO of Unitas Global, provides a market update.

See video: https://youtu.be/F8Ozabx6LE4


Monday, May 8, 2017

Dell Offers Flexible Models to Counter Public Cloud

Dell Technologies will offer flexible consumption models for its products company-wide. The idea is to let enterprise customers pay for IT products on an as-needed basis similar to public cloud services. The flexible payment model, which is arranged through Dell Financial Services, enable customers to reduce the large up-front costs of on-premises hardware.
tal costs.

The flex pricing is initially available for all Dell EMC storage solutions. Customers pay only for the storage capacity needed, which reduces costs associated with overprovisioning. Importantly, Flex on Demand provides instant access to additional buffer capacity during spikes driven by the business, with payments adjusting to match usage. DFS offers a low capacity commitment and a flexible payment period so customers may pay only for what is consumed, freeing up budgets for other projects.

“Many IT leaders worry about unforeseen costs and risks when adopting new or different technologies, but organizations that do not invest in IT Transformation initiatives risk falling behind their competitors,” said Howard Elias, President, Dell EMC Services and IT. “With flexible, simple and predictable payment solutions, we help organizations adopt the technology—from the desktop to the datacenter—that best suits their business needs today and allows a more pay-as-go model for modernizing and transforming IT.”

http://www.dell.com

Thursday, April 27, 2017

AWS Racks Up Q1 Sales of $3.661 Billion, up 43%

Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivered Q1 2017 sales of $3.661 billion, up 43% year over year. Quarterly operating income was $890 million, up 48% year over year.

Some additional AWS highlights from the quarterly report:

  • AWS announced it will open an infrastructure region with three Availability Zones in Sweden in 2018. AWS currently operates 42 Availability Zones across 16 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another five Availability Zones across two AWS Regions in France and China expected to come online this year.
  • Recent AWS enterprise customer highlights include: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company, announced it is going “all-in” on AWS; Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, migrated their business-critical mobile applications, e-commerce websites, and key corporate IT infrastructure applications to AWS; HERE Technologies, a leading global provider of maps and location services, disclosed that AWS is its preferred cloud infrastructure provider and continues to expand its use of AWS to power its new Open Location Platform services; Liberty Mutual announced it is using AWS to speed implementation of a new state-of-the-art business platform to quickly bring new products and capabilities to their customers and operations; and Snap, Inc. expanded their use of AWS and announced a new, enterprise agreement to use $1 billion of AWS services over the next five years.
  • AWS announced that customers have migrated more than 23,000 databases using the AWS Database Migration Service since it became generally available in 2016.


http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-presentations

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AWS Gears Up Massive Multiplayer Games

Amazon Web Services' GameLift service has added support for games built with any C++ or C# game engine, including Amazon Lumberyard, Unreal Engine, Unity, and custom developed engines.

Amazon GameLift enables developers to scale their dedicated multiplayer game servers to support millions of players using AWS’s highly available cloud infrastructure, without investing thousands of hours in upfront engineering.

AWS also announced that Amazon GameLift includes new matchmaking functionality that intelligently selects the closest available game server based on each player’s location, giving players the lowest possible latency by leveraging AWS’s broad global footprint. Game developers only pay for the compute, storage, and bandwidth resources their games use, with no upfront commitments or monthly contracts. To get started with Amazon GameLift, visit

“The majority of leading game companies use AWS, and our customers have consistently asked us for an easier way to deploy, operate, and scale dedicated game servers for their multiplayer games,” said Chris Dury, General Manager, Amazon GameLift. “We built Amazon GameLift to save developers time and money while delivering world-class experiences for their players. We are excited to now offer Amazon GameLift’s benefits to more game developers by adding support for any C++ and C# game engine.”

http://aws.amazon.com/gamelift

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Orange Business Expands Public Clouds for Multinationals with Huawei

Orange Business Services announced a new global public cloud offering for multinationals that includes advice, auditing, integration and managed services for cloud infrastructure and applications. The services are based on OpenStack.

The services, which are delivered in partnership with Huawei, will roll out across Western Europe and Southeast Asia in April 2017, followed by the US in October 2017. The Middle East and Africa are scheduled for 2018. In terms of service delivery, Orange will provide the data center facilities, network and security infrastructure, customers’ infrastructure and applications management, and professional services to support cloud  migrations. Huawei will provide  the hardware, develop the technology platform and OpenStack OS, and provide level-three support. Orange said the new offerings complement its existing Orange private cloud portfolio.

“Our customers have a genuine need for an international public cloud offering that will allow them to adapt to the uses imposed by new technologies and meet the challenges of transforming their IT services on a global scale. To continue to support them, it is essential for us to have the best technology, combined with the highest levels of security and services, that can meet the challenges of both digital transformation and international development. By collaborating with Huawei’s OpenStack experts, we are providing a secure and flexible platform built on an open architecture which will enable seamless end-to-end services, less vulnerability to tie in and ultimately more choice,” explains Philippe Laplane, Director of Orange Cloud for Business, Orange Business Services.

http://www.orange.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Microsoft Azure Revenue Increases 93% YoY

Microsoft posted revenue of $24.1 billion GAAP and $26.1 billion non-GAAP for its quarter ending 31-Dec-2016. Net income was $5.2 billion GAAP, and $6.5 billion non-GAAP.

“Our customers are seeing greater value and opportunity as we partner with them through their digital transformation,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft. “Accelerating advancements in AI across our platforms and services will provide further opportunity to drive growth in the Microsoft Cloud.”

Some cloud highlights:

  • Office commercial products and cloud services revenue increased 5% (up 7% in constant currency) driven by Office 365 commercial revenue growth of 47% (up 49% in constant currency)
  • Office consumer products and cloud services revenue increased 22% (up 21% in constant currency) and Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 24.9 million
  • Dynamics products and cloud services revenue increased 7% (up 9% in constant currency) driven by Dynamics 365 revenue growth
  • Revenue in Intelligent Cloud was $6.9 billion and increased 8% (up 10% in constant currency), with the following business highlights:
  • Server products and cloud services revenue increased 12% (up 14% in constant currency) driven by double-digit annuity revenue growth
  • Azure revenue increased 93% (up 95% in constant currency) with Azure compute usage more than doubling year-over-year
  • Enterprise Services revenue decreased 4% (down 2% in constant currency) with declines in custom support agreements offset by growth in Premier Support Services and consulting.


http://www.microsoft.com

Thursday, January 12, 2017

IDC: Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Market Revenue Grows 8.1%

Vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 8.1% year over year to $8.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker.

"New cloud data centers have begun to launch, but in the third quarter the effect on the cloud IT infrastructure market was minimal," said Kuba Stolarski, research director for Computing Platforms at IDC. "As network upgrades continue to prop up cloud growth overall, the hyperscale cloud datacenters are coming and they will drive new server and storage deployments over the next few quarters. Recently, there has been renewed strength in emerging markets and among smaller cloud service providers. As OpenStack has become easier to implement and maintain by a growing population of capable system administrators, private cloud options are becoming more viable in an increasing set of use cases and with a wider set of deployment parameters."

Some highlights:

  • The overall share of cloud IT infrastructure sales climbed to 39.2% of all IT infrastructure spending in 3Q16, up from 34.7% a year ago. Revenue from infrastructure sales to private cloud grew by 8.2% to $3.3 billion, and to public cloud by 8.0% to $5.1 billion. 
  • Revenue in the traditional (non-cloud) IT infrastructure segment decreased 10.8% year over year in the third quarter. 
  • Private cloud infrastructure growth was led by Ethernet switch at 60.8% year-over-year growth, followed by storage at 9.0%, and server at 3.2%. 
  • Public cloud growth was also led by Ethernet switch at 46.2% year-over-year growth, followed by server at 6.8% storage at 3.0% year over year. 
  • In traditional IT deployments, server declined the most (12.9% year over year) with Ethernet switch and storage declining 1.6% and 8.6%, respectively.
  • From a regional perspective, vendor revenue from cloud IT infrastructure sales grew fastest in Middle East & Africa at 36.7% year over year in 3Q16, followed by Japan at 29.9%, Latin America at 21.7%, Western Europe at 16.8%, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) at 11.9%, Canada at 5.3%, Central & Eastern Europe at 4.3%, and the United States at 2.9%. 


http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS42056316

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Juniper to Acquire AppFormix for Cloud Optimization

Juniper Networks agreed to acquire AppFormix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, specializing in cloud operations management for enterprise devops teams. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The AppFormix software platform provides real-time analytics, capacity planning, and orchestration tooling in a shared dashboard that gives cloud operators and applications developers a better way to understand performance across the entire cloud stack.  AppFormix works with popular cloud environments like AWS, OpenStack, Azure and Kubernetes.

In 2015, AppFormix raised $7 million in funding from August Capital.

Juniper said the acquisition will bring the power of analytics through machine learning and telemetry to Juniper's customers.

"The networking industry is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, and new technologies like analytics and machine learning are enabling companies to have more insight into their network than ever before," said Pradeep Sindhu, founder, vice president and CTO at Juniper Networks. "We recognize our customers' needs and desires for a self-driving infrastructure; one that is optimized, secure and automated. With the acquisition of AppFormix, we're accelerating our vision to use software automation and intelligence to deliver a smarter network and more simplified operations for our customers around the world."

http://www.juniper.net
http://www.appformix.com


  • AppFormix is headed by Sumeet Singh, who previously served as Principal Development Manager for Microsoft Azure, and, before that, as Data Center Architect - Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fortinet Extends Presence in Azure Government Cloud

Fortinet and Microsoft announced an extension of their partnership to protect the cloud environments of their joint government customers.

Specifically, Fortinet’s Security Fabric solutions for the cloud have been released on the Azure Government Cloud platform to provide comprehensive security, threat intelligence, and the visibility to detect, isolate, and respond to threats in real time for workloads running in the Government Cloud.

This includes virtual security products, such as Fortinet’s enterprise firewall (FortiGate), web application firewall (FortiWeb), mail security (FortiMail), as well as its integrated security management (FortiManager) and analytics (FortiAnalyzer) solutions are now available. Fortinet is also a go-to-market partner with Microsoft’s Azure Security Center.

https://blog.fortinet.com/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

AWS Revenue Soars 55% YoY in Q3 to Reach

Revenues for Amazon Web Services reached $3.231 billion in Q3 2016, up 55% year over year. Operating income at AWS reached $861 million, up 101% year over year. Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) sales reached $11.1 billion. North America represented 58% of the sales mix. The operating margin for the quarter was 31.6%.

Some AWS highlights for the quarter from the Amazon.com quarterly financial report:


  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of the U.S. East (Ohio) Region. AWS now operates 38 Availability Zones across 14 technology infrastructure Regions globally, and plans to open an additional nine Availability Zones in four regions (Canada, the U.K., France, and a second region in China) in the coming months.
  • VMware and AWS announced a new hybrid cloud service, “VMware Cloud on AWS,” that enables customers to use their existing VMware software and tools to leverage AWS’s global footprint and breadth of services, including storage, databases, analytics, and more. This offering will be the primary public cloud service sold and supported by VMware, and AWS will be VMware’s primary public cloud partner.
  • AWS announced the availability of P2 instances, a new GPU instance type for Amazon EC2. The most powerful GPU virtual machine in the cloud with up to 16 NVIDIA Tesla® K80 GPUs, P2 instances are designed for compute-intensive applications such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, computational fluid dynamics, computational finance, seismic analysis, molecular modeling, genomics, and rendering workloads.
  • AWS announced the option for customers to bring their own encryption keys with AWS Key Management Service. This new feature allows customers to import keys from any key management and Hardware Security Module solution and use them with AWS services and their own applications.
  • AWS launched new capabilities for AWS Educate, a global program that provides students and educators with resources to accelerate cloud-related learning. The program now includes access to courses designed to teach cloud skills, paired with the AWS Educate Job Board, featuring cloud-related internships and jobs from top employers around the world.
  • AWS announced a new Application Load Balancer option for content-based routing that enables customers to route a request to an AWS service based on the content of the request and supports applications that run in containers. Web sites and mobile applications, running in containers or on Amazon EC2 instances, will benefit from the use of Application Load Balancers.


http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2216758

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Vendors Showcase Application Portability with OpenStack

Vendors at this week's OpenStack Summit in Barcelona showcased application portability across a diversity of OpenStack public and private clouds.

The Community Interop Challenge took a holistic approach to prove interoperability, asking all participants to successfully run the same workload and automated deployment tools across their OpenStack distributions and public clouds. The challengers ran a 3-tiered LAMPStack enterprise application using Ansible and OpenStack Shade live on stage, and also executed a second workload using Docker Swarm scripts and Terraform as part of the collaborative effort.

Participating OpenStack vendors included AT&T, Canonical, Cisco, DreamHost, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Linaro, Mirantis, OSIC, OVH, Rackspace, Red Hat, SUSE and VMware.

The Foundation also announced continued progress and adoption of the “OpenStack Powered” program, which requires OpenStack products and services to run interoperability tests in order to carry the OpenStack brand. There are now 46 products and services meeting interoperability standards, including 11 public cloud providers which alone have a footprint of 34 datacenters globally.

In addition, the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) also demonstrated a different type of interoperability and performance of OpenStack within complex Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) systems.

https://www.openstack.org/

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Embotics Raises $12 Million for Multi-Cloud Software

Embotics, a start-up based in Ottawa, raised $12.1 million for its multi-cloud management software for public and private cloud environments.

The Embotics vCommander integrates into private, public or hybrid infrastructure to empower enterprises and service providers to deliver ITaaS, intelligent automation and enhanced IT governance and control, without locking them into a single platform.

The funding came from Arrowroot Capital.

“We are thrilled to partner with Arrowroot to support our objective of creating the world’s leading cloud management software company,” said Michael L. Torto, CEO of Embotics. “We continue to execute on our company’s mission of delivering the easiest and most powerful multi-cloud management solutions while driving down operational costs and providing intelligent IT automation and controls for our customers. The investment capital comes at a perfect time to help us step on the gas and speed our growth.”

http://www.embotics.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

99Cloud and Aliyun Partner on OpenStack Cloud

Aliyun, the largest cloud operator in China, and China’s leading OpenStack service provider, 99Cloud, agreed to collaborate on hybrid cloud solutions for business customers.

99Cloud will leverage its expertise in the design, deployment, implementation, and operation of OpenStack platforms.  These will be integrated into the Aliyun public cloud through tailor-made APIs. Jointly, 99Cloud and Aliyun will provide customers with best enterprise hybrid cloud experiences.

http://www.openstack.org/news/view/166/99cloud-and-aliyun-bring-production-quality-hybrid-cloud-seamlessly-integrated-with-openstack

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CloudBolt Manages Cloud Bursting to VMware, AWS, Azure, Openstack

CloudBolt, a start-up based in Campbell, California, has added cloud bursting capabilities to its cloud management platform.

CloudBolt said its tech-agnostic approach to cloud bursting and cloud management enables IT teams to build and rebuild VMs in an automated fashion, eliminating the need for complicated and resource-intensive migration of live VMs from one technology to another. These same CloudBolt blueprints can be deployed and scaled into different environments and technologies, enabling both the initial automated provisioning and cross-technology auto-scaling.

CloudBolt customers can define tiers within services that can be deployed to VMware, Azure, OpenStack, AWS, a physical server, or any of the other technologies CloudBolt supports. Key capabilities include:

  • Automated cloud bursting based on load levels detected on servers
  • Per application-tier scaling configuration, including configurable thresholds, minimums, maximums, and behavior on how to scale when conditions are met
  • Automated scale back
  • Scaling triggered by users, on a schedule, or via CB’s REST API
  • Inter- and intra- technology scaling. For example, the ability to scale from VMware to AWS or from one VMware cluster to another.
  • Support for the 14 resource handler technologies that CloudBolt supports, including seven public clouds, six private virtualization technologies, as well as physical server provisioning
  • Out of the box support for four different load balancers, three configuration management systems, plus common IPAM, change management, SDN, and monitoring systems

“Cloud bursting is the shining promise of hybrid cloud, capable of cutting IT costs by optimizing resource utilization. However, because of the complexity of implementing cloud bursting, these benefits have been within the reach of only the smallest fraction of organizations,” said Jon Mittelhauser, CEO, CloudBolt. “CloudBolt’s cloud management platform takes the complexity out of cloud bursting by making it easier for IT shops to set up and build on top of what they already have, and by enabling them to extend the behavior to include and automate their processes and procedures. With CloudBolt’s cloud bursting, IT shops can own the base and rent the spike.”

http://www.cloudbolt.io

Friday, May 6, 2016

ScaleFT Targets Credential Vulnerabilities in the Cloud, Adds CoreOS

SupportScaleFT, a start-up based in San Francisco, announced general availabitlity statust of its solution to eliminate credential theft in the cloud. Instead of static passwords or SSH keys, dynamic credentials are distributed on-demand to users, providing a full audit log of access and the ability to dynamically assess risk. ScaleFT’s credentials can be cryptographically verified on endpoints, independent of the issuing platform.

The general availability release of ScaleFT provides unified access control capabilities, delivering Windows RDP support, Okta & SAML integration, enhanced Google Cloud support, and improved integration with DevOps tools, as well as rapid mitigation of vulnerabilities such as OpenSSH “UseRoaming” CVE-2016-0777. ScaleFT also features native CoreOS integration and support.

The company said its solution is currently being used by Rackspace to support thousands of instances on AWS, ScaleFT is helping secure enterprise clouds with sensitive data requirements. As we head into CoreOS Fest next week, ScaleFT is also announcing integration and support of CoreOS Linux, helping enterprises receive the utmost security when implementing cloud-native technologies such as CoreOS Linux.

“Just short of a year after our launch we are celebrating the general availability of ScaleFT,” said Jason Luce, CEO of ScaleFT. “With this announcement we are bringing the industry a step closer in securing their cloud and cloud-native infrastructure, a must as enterprises go all-in on cloud infrastructure. In addition we are adding CoreOS support to help our enterprise customers adopting containers with CoreOS PCI and HIPAA compliance.”

http://www.scaleft.com

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Aliyun Clocks in at 175% YoY Growth Rate

Alibaba Group reported very strong performance in Q1, with revenues coming in at RMB 24,184 million (US$3,751 million), an increase of 39% year-over-year.

Alibaba's China retail marketplaces revenue was RMB18,340 million (US$2,844 million), an increase of 41% YoY.  Mobile revenue was RMB13,084 million (US$2,029 million), an increase of 149% YoY. Annual active buyers on our China retail marketplaces increased to 423 million, an increase of 16 million over the prior quarter, while mobile MAUs in March reached 410 million, an increase of 17 million over December 2015.

Aliyun (or AliCloud in English), the company's cloud business unit, is seeing even faster growth, with revenue increasing 175% year-over-year to RMB1,066 million (US$165 million), representing an acceleration of the 126% year-over-year growth rate achieved in the prior quarter.

As of March 31, 2016, AliCloud had over 2.3 million customers, including more than 500,000 paying customers. In the March quarter, AliCloud launched 612 new features and services and 22 new products, including 12 in the big data category. Big data products include computing engines, data collection and data analysis, with a MaxCompute service empowering customers to process up to 100 petabytes of data in under six hours.

http://www.alibabagroup.com/en/news/press_pdf/p160505.pdf

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AT&T Brings NetBond Connectivity to its Cisco WebEx Global Service

Starting in May, AT&T Conferencing with Cisco WebEx global conferencing solution will include AT&T NetBond connectivity for customers meeting eligibility requirements.

AT&T NetBond ensures improved network performance and security to cloud platforms.

In a blog posting, Vishy Gopalakrishnan, Product Marketing Management AVP at AT&T, observes that millennials are becoming a driving force for unified voice and collaboration solutions.

"For today’s mobile workers and those teaming up with peers around the globe, integrated communications tools are critical. As a new tech-loving generation enters the workforce and mobile workers multiply, providers must prepare to deliver more seamless, intuitive, and unified voice and collaboration solutions," writes Gopalakrishnan.

https://networkingexchangeblog.att.com/enterprise-business/the-mobile-generation-has-arrived

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Aviatrix Builds Cloud Native Networking for Scaling Virtual Private Clouds

Aviatrix, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, unveiled a "Cloud Native Networking" solution that combines a software-defined network controller and software gateways to enable businesses to scale out virtual private clouds (VPCs) with VLAN-like segmentation of cloud instances and policy-based security. The idea is to make it easier to provision and manage VPCs that span public, private and hybrid clouds. The Aviatrix software provisions, orchestrates and connects secure tunnels across regions, eliminating manual configuration and reducing administrative complexity of cloud-to-cloud, user-to-cloud and site-to-cloud connectivity.

The upcoming Aviatrix 2.0 software, which will be generally available in June, enables virtual cloud provisioning for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.  Aviatrix could be used to link and manage resources in multiple clouds. The company said it has already established close partnerships with the big three cloud providers.

The solution consists of the Aviatrix web-portal-based controller, and one or more Aviatrix gateways deployed on the cloud or on-premises. The controller is the central point of configuration, orchestration, and monitoring for all functions and cloud services, while the gateway manages each VPC and performs encryption/decryption, packet forwarding, policy enforcements and logging capabilities. VLAN-like segmentation helps maximize application security by ensuring that each application is fully isolated and protected.

Aviatrix 2.0 key capabilities:

  • Encrypted Peering – Inter-region and inter-cloud encrypted peering lets enterprises use AWS and other cloud vendors for data replication, disaster recovery and high-availability.
  • Simplified hybrid deployments – Utilizing mixed layer 2 and layer 3 technology, enterprises can extend private LANs to public clouds within minutes, without additional hardware and any changes to existing network infrastructure.
  • Enterprise-class OpenVPN for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud – OpenVPN is the open source industry standard for secure remote access with the broadest range of devices. Built on OpenVPN, Aviatrix 2.0 enables user profile-based access controls that dynamically enforce security policies at the network perimeter; Multi-factor authentication with Active Directory, Duo Security, Google or Okta. Geo-aware OpenVPN access connects users to the nearest cloud region.
  • Cloud network visibility – Aviatrix 2.0 includes a centralized management console, user activity monitoring and routing diagnostics, as well as event logging to Elasticsearch, Sumo Logic and Splunk, and remote syslog server.
  • Expanded cloud platform support – Aviatrix Cloud Native Networking Software is now expanded to include Google Cloud, AWS GovCloud (US), Azure Resource Manager, and Azure China. Aviatrix 2.0 provides additional security by adding encryption over private, dedicated physical links such as Azure ExpressRoute and AWS Direct Connect.
  • Multi-account support – Aviatrix simplifies the connectivity between multiple user accounts to enable enterprises to have cost controls and accountability.
"Cloud native networking is designed to make networking as dynamic and disposable as compute and storage. Using virtualized versions from traditional network equipment vendors in the cloud is not the answer,” said Sherry Wei, Aviatrix co-founder and CTO. “We are focused on removing constraints and limitations on network design for cloud architecture in order to empower enterprises to realize the full potential of the cloud, whether public, private or hybrid and regardless of VPC numbers or locations.”

Aviatrix also announced the appointment of Steven Mih as chief executive officer. Mih most recently served as the SVP of worldwide field operations at Mesosphere, starting in early 2015. Prior to Mesosphere, Mih served as the SVP of worldwide sales at Couchbase, the fastest growing startup in the NoSQL database field.

http://www.aviatrix.com

Monday, April 18, 2016

IBM Collects $10.8 Billion in Cloud Revenue over Last 12 Months

In its newly released financial report, IBM reported that total cloud revenues (public, private and hybrid) for the quarter increased 34 percent (up 36 percent adjusting for currency).  Cloud revenue over the trailing 12 months was $10.8 billion.  The annual exit run rate for cloud delivered as a service -- a subset of the total cloud revenue -- increased to $5.4 billion from $3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

"We are pleased with the progress we have made helping our clients apply new cognitive solutions and hybrid cloud platforms," said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.  "IBM has established itself as the industry leader in total cloud, analytics and cognitive, all of which helped drive our strategic imperatives revenue growth at a strong double-digit rate, substantially faster than the market."

IBM announced that Comic-Con HQ, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, AOL and Broadway Video are tapping its new Cloud Video unit.

IBM also release details on its new FASPstream open video transport software, which the company says is capable of high-quality, live streaming over commodity Internet WANs. The software utilizes the FASP bulk data protocol to transport live video source and provides timely arrival of the live video independent of the network round-trip delay and packet loss.

http://www.ibm.com

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