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Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud approaches as well as services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are being embraced for cost efficiency, scalability, and consolidation. Hypervisor technologies, Open Source versus Proprietary Hypervisor technologies, Security, Open Standards, Interoperability, High Availability, and Backup & Recovery are among the issues that are critical to consider when evaluating a move to the cloud.



Cloud Computing Articles

The role of cloud computing in today's enterprises continues to accelerate, fueled by both market pressures to compete more aggressively against digital-savvy competitors and, more recently, by the COVID-19 crisis, which has prompted a massive shift to digital work and consumer engagement. While it's clear that cloud computing has a vital role to play in supporting new and existing applications, it presents difficult choices for data managers.

Posted August 11, 2020

Enterprises with forward-looking and well-honed data strategies will be able to navigate, and recover more quickly from, today's turbulent economy than their less data-savvy counterparts. However, even leading tech-forward companies are struggling with ways to employ data resources to better reach their customers and markets.

Posted August 11, 2020

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Innovation Week, William Hardie, vice president of Oracle Database product management, outlined  the newest features and updates to Oracle Database. His presentation included a reminder of recent updates—particularly 19c—and an explanation of the features in the preview release of Oracle Database 20c. Each of the latest features fits into Oracle's new mission statement: To help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities.

Posted August 11, 2020

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing.  At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust—now more than ever during this COVID-19 pandemic—balancing data governance is absolutely essential.

Posted August 11, 2020

Scale Computing, a provider of edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is releasing Acronis SCS backup and disaster recovery solutions. The integration of Scale Computing HC3 infrastructure with Acronis SCS backup software solutions is more critical in today's world than ever before. As more and more organizations have adopted remote work policies in response to COVID-19, related cyberattacks have jumped 30%, and the number of ransomware attacks on public sector entities is back on the rise.

Posted August 11, 2020

Nutanix, a provider of enterprise cloud computing, is releasing Nutanix Clusters on AWS, extending the flexibility and ease of use of the company's hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software. With this announcement, Nutanix delivers hybrid cloud infrastructure—one that allows businesses to accelerate their digital initiatives and optimize spending, priorities further amplified in the age of COVID.

Posted August 11, 2020

GT Software has formed a strategic partnership with Sydney, Australia-based Strategic Consulting Partnerships (SCP). The partnership will allow SCP to provide banks, financial institutions, and federal government departments in Australia and New Zealand with a no-code way to connect their IBM Z mainframes to third-party apps and services, including enterprise or cloud, through GT Software's Ivory Suite.

Posted August 11, 2020

Magnitude Software, provider of enterprise application data management and analytics solutions, has introduced Noetix 7, a major update to the company's operational reporting and process analytics platform for Oracle business applications. The latest version of Noetix adds integrations for Oracle Cloud Applications, provides support for cloud data warehouses, and unifies the Noetix suite around an intuitive new user interface, giving customers operational reporting and rapid insights across a broad range of on-premise and cloud Oracle applications from a single portal.

Posted August 11, 2020

Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a free series of data management and analytics webinars presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, will take place October 20-22. With travel plans still on hold and in-person meetings difficult, it is more important than ever to stay connected and in touch with peers and industry experts, and also to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.

Posted August 10, 2020

IBM Security has announced the results of a global study examining the financial impact of data breaches, revealing that these incidents cost the companies studied $3.86 million per breach on average, and that compromised employee accounts were the most expensive root cause. According to the study, stolen or compromised credentials and cloud misconfigurations were the most common causes of a malicious breach for companies in the report, representing nearly 40% of malicious incidents.

Posted August 10, 2020

As companies undergo their digital transformations and move core workloads to the cloud, the entire C-suite is facing a re-framing of their roles to meet customer demands, all while keeping security front and center. For these executives, the need to protect data while delivering meaningful customer experiences is paramount. Adobe, IBM, and Red Hat have formed a strategic partnership to help accelerate digital transformation and strengthen real-time data security for enterprises, with a focus on regulated industries.

Posted August 10, 2020

IBM and SAP are deepening their partnership with plans to develop several new offerings designed to create a more predictable journey for businesses to become data-driven intelligent enterprises. The Evolution Partnership initiative intends to deliver new intelligent industry solutions to enable end-to-end processes that help companies accelerate the modernization of systems and workflows.

Posted August 10, 2020

Emtec, Inc., a global IT consultancy, is forming a partnership with Yellowbrick Data, a hybrid cloud data warehouse company, to help clients unlock the value in their data. By utilizing Yellowbrick Data's hybrid cloud data warehouse, Emtec will expand the value of its enterprise data lake services and strategic business intelligence solutions to help clients scale up their data analytics capabilities with speed and agility.

Posted August 07, 2020

IBM has made enhancements to the IBM DS8900F and IBM TS7770 storage families. The new capabilities are designed to contribute to a comprehensive portfolio of storage for IBM Z solutions.

Posted August 06, 2020

Sumo Logic, a  provider of continuous intelligence, has broadened the Sumo Logic Observability suite with new and expanded solutions to provide enterprises with a unified view of real-time analytics across application and infrastructure logs, metrics, traces and metadata. "Observability is the latest evolutionary step in methodology that DevOps and DevSecOps teams employ to deliver reliable digital services that, in turn, deliver best-in-class customer experience," said Bruno Kurtic, founding VP of Strategy and Solutions for Sumo Logic.

Posted August 06, 2020

Push Technology, a leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is launching a new Kafka Adapter for its Diffusion Intelligent Data Mesh. With the Diffusion Kafka Adapter, organizations can now efficiently and securely extend Kafka solutions over the Internet, streaming real-time data to millions of end-user applications.  In addition, customers can easily manage the high-volume of data across geographically dispersed regions.

Posted August 06, 2020

Ensuring that applications are performing optimally has always been important. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have sped up their cloud plans and are now relying on new tools to ensure that their cloud-based applications are performing with the right levels of availability, performance, and security. Bruno Kurtic, founding vice president of product management and strategy at Sumo Logic, recently discussed current trends in cloud workload management and how new tools can improve continuous cloud app observability.

Posted August 06, 2020

Oracle has announced new features in Oracle Digital Assistant to enable customers to offer AI-powered voice assistant capabilities to their entire organization, without the complexity of language barriers. According to Oracle, AI-powered conversational interfaces are becoming mainstream staples for consumers and enterprise alike, as automation is a means for increasing scale and efficiency and accelerating efforts to digital. In addition, recent global events and challenges have forced a restructuring of how organizations work, and AI and digital assistants are fundamental to that transformation.

Posted August 05, 2020

Enterprise IT managed services organization DSP and Explorer UK, an Oracle consultancy, and development and support provider, have joined together in a deal that creates one of the largest independent Oracle partners in the U.K. 

Posted August 05, 2020

LicenseFortress, a company that provides software license management and audit protection, has announced that Dell Technologies Design Solutions will deliver its solution on Dell Technologies infrastructure hardware. With the new partnership, customers investing in the LicenseFortress solution on a wide range of Dell Technologies servers, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure options, will be able to take advantage of LicenseFortress' continuous license management to help them avoid violations to license agreements and the fees associated with compliance audits.

Posted August 05, 2020

Unisys Corporation is upgrading CloudForte—its integrated, multi-cloud and application optimization platform—to help organizations easily accelerate their move to multi- and hybrid-cloud environments. Enhanced offerings include CloudForte Navigator 2.0, CloudForte Cloud Management Platform 2.0, and CloudForte Accelerators 1.0.

Posted August 04, 2020

Datawire, provider of the Kubernetes-native API gateway, Ambassador, is releasing K8s Initializer, a new free tool that makes it easy for development teams to create fully-configured application-ready Kubernetes clusters. The K8s Initializer eliminates bottlenecks in the building process and empowers engineers to bootstrap networking, ingress, and observability in a new Kubernetes cluster in just 5 clicks via a self-service web-based interface.  

Posted July 31, 2020

Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, is making enhancements to Quest KACE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), empowering teams with broader visibility, robust security, and privacy compliance. Additional updates to the KACE solution line include Windows 10 enrollment and new Cloud Settings for KACE Cloud MDM, as well as KACE Service Desk — a standalone, strategic ticketing product.

Posted July 30, 2020

Stratifyd, a technology company that democratizes data science and artificial intelligence (AI) through self-service data analytics, is releasing its next generation platform, a powerful analytics engine that was re-designed from the ground up. The Stratifyd platform now provides the functionality to meet the demanding data science needs of an organization, but is specifically designed to be easy to use for those with limited data analytics experience.

Posted July 30, 2020

As hybrid cloud models evolve into the new standard for enterprise storage and the ability to quickly and easily extract value from digital assets becomes ever-more important, storage expertise remains critical. According to Gartner, by 2025, 40% of workloads will reside in the public cloud, 30% at the edge and 30% on-premise—compared to the 80% on-premise in 2019. However, storage managers must move beyond their traditional roles in response to this changing landscape—a challenge that many are embracing.

Posted July 30, 2020

Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick Data is partnering with Nexla to offer a cutting-edge platform for intercompany data collaboration between or among a company's customers, suppliers, or other third-party data providers. As part of their partnership, the companies are working on technical certifications and performance tuning as well as joint go-to-market opportunities.

Posted July 30, 2020

SolarWinds is updating its IT operations management portfolio to better meet the needs of IT professionals operating in hybrid IT realities and responding to economic pressures. With these enhancements, SolarWinds says, it is extending its commitment to supporting the IT pro community by offering the ability to monitor, manage, and secure IT across hybrid and multi-cloud environments of any scale and size.

Posted July 30, 2020

Fivetran, a provider of automated data integration software, has raised $100 million in Series C financing, enabling the company to accelerate global expansion, drive adoption in the enterprise market, and continue building out the depth and breadth of its data connectors.

Posted July 30, 2020

Modernization is driving many of today's enterprise data strategies—and cloud stands out as the primary vehicle for attaining this modernization. However, many enterprises are struggling with data quality issues, as well as integrating cloud-based and on-premise data.

Posted July 30, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020 Bruno Kurtic, founding VP, strategy and solutions, Sumo Logic, explained the three digital transformation fundamentals. Organizations are now shifting and transforming that into agile software development. DevOps supports a far more iterative and rapid evolution of that software because software is no longer a means to an end, he explained. The digital experience has evolved to become the product. 

Posted July 29, 2020

Veritas Technologies, a  provider of data protection and availability, is introducing new innovations to its Enterprise Data Services Platform (EDSP) to help customers reduce risk, optimize cost, strengthen ransomware resiliency, and manage multi-cloud environments at scale.

Posted July 28, 2020

The Open Mainframe Project has announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, has marked a technical milestone with the first Long Term Support (LTS) release. "Mainframes are the foundation of businesses in every industry," said John Mertic, director of program management for the Linux Foundation and Open Mainframe Project. "Zowe continues to evolve rapidly due to numerous contributions from the open source community. The LTS release is our first major step into longevity and security that will offer innovative possibilities for the next generation of products and solutions."

Posted July 27, 2020

IBM announced its second-quarter 2020 earnings results. According to Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO, the company's cloud message is resonating with customers. Describing the key trends IBM sees and also how they relate to the mainframe, Krishna said that clients want to modernize apps, move more workloads to the cloud, and automate IT tasks. "They want to infuse AI into their workflows and secure their IT infrastructure to fend off growing cybersecurity threats. As a result, we are seeing an increased opportunity for large, transformational projects." IBM's family of Cloud Paks introduced in the second half of last year allows its middleware to run in a cloud-native environment and bridge its clients from the past to the future. "This means clients can now deploy our software anywhere OpenShift runs. It is infrastructure-agnostic, across not just public and private clouds, but also our mainframes and power system platforms."

Posted July 27, 2020

VMware has announced new capabilities to expand access and lower the costs for organizations of all sizes to migrate and modernize VMware-based enterprise applications to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Posted July 27, 2020

LzLabs has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program as a Technology Partner. As a Google Cloud partner, LzLabs says it will provide customers with the ability to rehost and incrementally modernize mainframe applications with the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe (LzSDM) running on Google Cloud's Platform.

Posted July 24, 2020

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Clay Jackson, senior database systems sales engineer, Quest Software Inc, discussed how hybrid cloud—combining public, community, and private cloud, and features of SaaS and IaaS—provides the best of both worlds for organizations migrating their data.

Posted July 24, 2020

Solo.io, the software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, is releasing Gloo Federation. Gloo Federation, a new capability for Gloo Enterprise, brings together multiple Gloo instances deployed across clusters, clouds, and regions for streamlined configuration and traffic management through a unified control plane.

Posted July 23, 2020

ScaleOut Software is releasing ScaleOut StateServer Pro, adding integrated data analytics to the company's ScaleOut StateServer in-memory data grid (IMDG) and distributed cache. ScaleOut StateServer Pro builds on its powerful foundation and takes in-memory data storage and distributed caching to the next level with integrated, data-parallel analytics.

Posted July 22, 2020

MemSQL, the database of now for operational analytics and cloud-native applications, is forging a new partnership with Latin America Business Consulting (LATBC) as the exclusive reseller for MemSQL in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Posted July 22, 2020

EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and IBM have announced an enhanced, global multi-year alliance to help organizations accelerate digital transformation and improve client outcomes, including leveraging the hybrid cloud capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift, as well as IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and IBM's 5G and edge technologies. "Expanding this global alliance bolsters our ability to bring our hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to clients," said Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO.

Posted July 22, 2020

Siemens and SAP are forming a partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain, and asset management. The partnership leverages expertise and technology of both companies to provide a true digital thread that helps enterprises eliminate process and information siloes, drives digitalization, and delivers a comprehensive solution for the 4th industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

Posted July 22, 2020

SAP is enhancing its SAP Training and Adoption portfolio of online courses and training designed to drive software adoption, employee success, and business outcomes. As businesses have accelerated their digital transformations, demand for an effective digital learning experience has skyrocketed. SAP Training and Adoption is changing to meet the new demand, providing trainees with the flexibility to learn at their own pace, from anywhere at any time.

Posted July 22, 2020

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is launching a new initiative to use open source technologies to help public health authorities (PHAs) around the world combat COVID-19 and future epidemics. The new Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) initiative is launching with seven Premier members—Cisco, doc.ai, Geometer, IBM, NearForm, Tencent, and VMware—and two hosted exposure notifications projects, COVID Shield and COVID Green, which are currently being deployed in Canada, Ireland, and several U.S. states.

Posted July 21, 2020

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, is releasing Knoa Analytics, a new component of Knoa UEM, which is also sold by SAP as SAP User Experience Management (SAP UEM) by Knoa. This new analytics platform extends and complements the current product offering with a new set of analytical capabilities geared towards accelerating adoption on enterprise software such as SAP, increasing user productivity, and offering more intuitive insights into business performance, as well as team-level and project-based collaboration.

Posted July 21, 2020

LogicMonitor, a cloud-based provider of IT infrastructure monitoring and intelligence software has made enhancements to its AIOps early warning system, which detects warning signs and symptoms that precede issues, helping enterprises prevent outages.

Posted July 16, 2020

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