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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

Semgrep, a code security solution designed for engineering-centric security programs, announced general availability and support for C and C++ programming languages in Semgrep Code, aiming to set a new standard for rapidly securing C and C++ codebases without compromising on accuracy or efficiency. Semgrep Code is a fast, customizable, and developer-oriented static application security testing (SAST) solution.

Posted February 28, 2024

Entro, a cybersecurity startup offering machine identity secrets security and management, is adding Machine Identity Lifecycle Management to its platform along with new integrations designed to further assist organizations that are shifting to the cloud. According to the company, Entro's new Machine Identity Lifecycle Management capabilities provide security teams with tools to manage, actively monitor, and control the entire lifecycle of a secret from creation, to use, to retirement, and everything in between.

Posted February 28, 2024

SAP announced the successful launch of SAP S/4HANA and the SAP BW/4HANA solution for Seagate Technology Holdings plc, a leading provider of mass-capacity data storage solutions. According to the companies, the solution deployments will modernize the organization's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and benefit nearly 30,000 global employees through integrating advanced functionalities, such as enabling global manufacturing, supply chain, and finance business processes.

Posted February 28, 2024

SAP has created a new end-to-end growth area focused on AI, overseeing the entire value chain for SAP Business AI, from product development and research through to customer implementation. The new unit will fall under the leadership of Dr. Philipp Herzig in the newly created role of chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO). In this new role, effective January 2024, Herzig reports directly to CEO Christian Klein.

Posted February 28, 2024

Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, announced it has acquired Proceed Group's Rightsizer software, a tool for identifying archiving opportunities and determining infrastructure sizing as organizations embark on their SAP S/4HANA transformations. The acquisition will expand and complement Syniti's current portfolio of solutions and build on the company's Data First approach to digital strategy of prioritizing data work at the start of any business transformation project. 

Posted February 28, 2024

Ikigai Labs announced its AI platform is now available on SAP Store, integrating with SAP to deliver AI-enabled data reconciliation, time series forecasting, and scenario planning across a broad range of industry and horizontal use cases. With the Ikigai platform, business users can merge disparate sources of time series data and utilize APIs or no-code AI/ML to build enterprise-wide AI apps in just a few clicks.

Posted February 28, 2024

Zumasys recently held an informational webinar about modernizing PICK MultiValue applications with the Rover Business Suite by Zumasys. Learn how Rover Business Suite maintains the integrity and functionality of your current PICK MultiValue applications while bringing them into the modern era.

Posted February 28, 2024

Rocket Software is enhancing the Rocket Product Documentation Portal, giving customers the ability to quickly find and understand the answers to their questions. Rocket Software, as it continues to improve the customer experience when accessing critical information, recently implemented three AI-based features to the Rocket Documentation Portal.

Posted February 28, 2024

Flashpoint is introducing new capabilities and enhancements to its signature platform, Ignite, that are designed to provide a holistic view of risk. Flashpoint Fraud Intelligence and Vulnerability Intelligence offer a new range of intelligence possibilities, allowing CTI teams to connect disparate intelligence and eliminate data silos, according to the company.

Posted February 27, 2024

Flexera announced that it has completed the acquisition of Snow Software, giving customers the ability to derive more value from their technology investments with unprecedented visibility into their hybrid IT estate.

Posted February 27, 2024

Reltio, a leading data unification and management company, is introducing its latest product enhancements presenting Reltio's LLM-powered, pre-trained machine learning (ML) feature for entity resolution, along with providing a new AI capability designed to simplify matching and make digital content searches easier.

Posted February 26, 2024

Synadia Communications, Inc., creator and maintainer of NATS.io (NATS), announced it has closed a $25 million Series B financing round, further validating the company's holistic approach to solving the increasingly complex and pervasive challenges of distributed computing, which is driving rapid growth in edge computing investments.

Posted February 26, 2024

IBM is expanding its enterprise networking portfolio with new offerings for Cisco networking with limited regional availability, including IBM Support and Implementation Services for Software Defined Networking as well as IBM Network Health Check, to help clients build a more integrated networking environment.

Posted February 26, 2024

IBM is releasing the 2024 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index underscoring an emerging global identity crisis as cybercriminals double down on exploiting user identities to compromise enterprises. According to IBM X-Force, IBM Consulting's offensive and defensive security services arm, in 2023, cybercriminals saw more opportunities to "log in" versus hack into corporate networks through valid accounts—making this tactic a preferred weapon of choice for threat actors.

Posted February 26, 2024

Wipro Limited, a leading technology services and consulting company, is launching the Wipro Enterprise Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Ready Platform, a new service that will allow clients to create their enterprise-level, fully integrated and customized AI environments. The Wipro Enterprise AI-Ready Platform leverages the IBM watsonx AI and data platform, including watsonx.ai, watsonx.data, and watsonx.governance and AI assistants, to deliver to clients an interoperable service that helps accelerate AI adoption.

Posted February 26, 2024

Hammerspace, the company orchestrating the Next Data Cycle, is debuting Hyperscale NAS, a new, high-performance NAS architecture designed to handle today's most advanced compute environments—including AI, machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) projects. This latest category of storage architecture aims to deliver the speed and performance necessary to train AI models at scale and power GPU clusters of any size.

Posted February 23, 2024

Prosimo, a provider of multi-cloud networking software, is releasing an AI Suite for Multi-Cloud Networking, empowering teams to bring AI workloads to market faster and supercharging AI readiness. Prosimo AI Suite for Multi-Cloud Networking is a full-stack, cloud-native platform that understands connectivity needs across L3 to L7 and enables enterprises to take advantage of cloud-native connectivity designed for AI, according to the company.

Posted February 23, 2024

Clumio, a provider of data backup and recovery for public cloud, announced it has secured $75M in a Series D funding round, enabling the company to accelerate its innovation and go-to-market strategy of radically simplifying backup and recovery for public cloud customers. The funding round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, along with participation from existing investors Index Ventures and Altimeter Capital, and new investor NewView Capital. Clumio has now raised a total of $261 million.

Posted February 22, 2024

Palo Alto Networks is offering a new Cortex platform capability for endpoint security, assisting customers to accelerate "platformization" and improve their endpoint protection. Organizations struggle to prevent, detect, and respond to the continuous advancement of cyberthreats.

Posted February 22, 2024

Permit.io, a full-stack authorization-as- a-service provider, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A funding, with the ultimate goal of ensuring application developers never have to build permissions again. In addition to the funding, the company also unveiled Permit.io Approval Flows to enable enterprises to handle increasingly complex authorizations for access to data, including for AI bots and agents.

Posted February 21, 2024

Guardrails AI, the open and trusted AI assurance company, formally debuted during the opening keynote at the AI in Production conference. The company also introduced Guardrails Hub, an open source product that lets developers build, contribute, share, and re-use advanced validation techniques, known as validators.

Posted February 21, 2024

Oracle is introducing new logistics capabilities within Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM) to help organizations increase the efficiency of global supply chains. According to the company, the updates to Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management, part of Oracle Cloud SCM, will help customers optimize logistics operations by increasing visibility, reducing costs, automating regulatory compliance, and improving decision-making.

Posted February 21, 2024

Oracle is embedding AI into its full-stack, including its databases, with cutting-edge innovations for integrating AI and advanced machine learning into applications.

Posted February 21, 2024

Oracle is bringing real-time communications to its suite of industry cloud applications with the introduction of the Enterprise Communications Platform (ECP). By connecting Oracle industry applications to networks and IoT devices to extend their value, ECP enables organizations to reimagine how they do business, according to the company.

Posted February 21, 2024

Before talking about its impact, it makes sense to first define what is meant by the term "regulatory compliance." There are two components: regulatory and compliance. Regulatory refers to regulations, which are governmental, and business rules and laws. Regulations may exist for specific industries, countries, jurisdictions, and practices. Compliance refers to following the directives of the regulations as they apply to your business operations.

Posted February 21, 2024

SigScalr, a unified observability SaaS solution purpose-built to process large volumes of observability data, is emerging from stealth along with closing a $1.76 million pre-seed round to help address the rampant cost inflation in enterprise application observability. The funds will enable SigScalr to launch its open-source software (OSS) product SigLens, a column-oriented database built from scratch for observability, according to SigScalr.

Posted February 20, 2024

Confluent, Inc., the data streaming pioneer, is debuting the Confluent Migration Accelerator, a program designed to help organizations ease the transition from traditional data streaming infrastructures, such as Apache Kafka.

Posted February 20, 2024

Alation, Inc., the data intelligence company, is introducing the Data Culture Maturity Assessment to help organizations measure the value of their data culture, applying the four core tenets of the Alation Data Culture Maturity Model—Data Search & Discovery, Data Governance, Data Literacy, and Data Leadership.

Posted February 20, 2024

For the past year, my team has been exploring the value that generative AI can add to Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. The reason is simple: as IoT continues to evolve, addressing challenges related to mass connectivity and device management, the need for a forward-looking perspective on the future of IoT platforms becomes more apparent. Use cases like predictive maintenance indirectly highlight this need for advanced functionality. While device management remains fundamental, enabling such use cases requires practical capabilities such as machine learning and AI.

Posted February 15, 2024

UnifyCloud, a leading provider of cloud modernization and transformation solutions, is expanding its CloudAtlas platform to include comprehensive support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this enhancement, UnifyCloud now offers a unified solution for cloud transformation across all three major cloud platforms—Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS.

Posted February 14, 2024

MongoDB announced that Atlas Stream Processing is now in public preview, allowing developers the flexibility and ease of use of the document model alongside the Query API. With Atlas Stream Processing, MongoDB is bringing these same foundational principles to stream processing. Atlas Stream Processing is redefining the experience of aggregating and enriching streams of high velocity, rapidly changing event data, and unifying how to work with data in motion and at rest, according to the company.

Posted February 14, 2024

Perforce Software announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Delphix, a best-in-class leader in enterprise data management solutions. The Delphix platform virtualizes data and ultimately reduces storage footprints, benefitting sustainability and operational costs. Furthermore, it works across a wide variety of customers' environments, from mainframes to Oracle databases, ERP applications, multi-cloud, and containerized environments.

Posted February 14, 2024

Portnox, a provider of cloud-native unified access control solutions, is announcing its inauguration into the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), a group of Microsoft premier security partners that have integrated their solutions with Microsoft Security Products.

Posted February 13, 2024

VAST Data, the AI data platform company, is partnering with Run:ai, a leader in compute orchestration for AI workloads, to redefine AI operations at scale by offering a full-stack solution encompassing compute, storage, and data management. Together, VAST and Run:ai are addressing the critical needs of enterprises embarking on large-scale AI initiatives, according to the company.

Posted February 13, 2024

CloudBolt Software, The Cloud ROI Company and leader in cloud financial management, is releasing a series of Augmented FinOps capabilities coming throughout 2024 aimed at redefining the FinOps landscape. Leveraging advancements in AI and ML, and industry-leading orchestration, CloudBolt aspires to extend FinOps capabilities to any cloud at every stage of the resource lifecycle. These advancements stand to help place value at the center of all cloud decisions for all users, according to the company.

Posted February 12, 2024

Experts joined DBTA's webinar, Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2024, to examine how the evolving world of data architecture can be harnessed to successfully meet growing demands amid a flood of challenges.

Posted February 12, 2024

Deloitte is expanding its alliances with Informatica and Workiva to support clients as they build the implementation of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and data management capabilities. Combining Informatica's AI-powered Intelligent Data Management Cloud platform, Workiva's cloud-based regulatory reporting offering and Deloitte's deep technology, operational and domain experience, the new ecosystem's integrated reporting solution can help clients accelerate ESG deployments and reporting with accurate, verifiable data to align to regulatory requirements empower agility, according to the companies.

Posted February 12, 2024

Qmulos, a next-generation compliance, security, and risk management automation provider, is unveiling Q-Compliance Core, providing an on-ramp to continuous compliance for companies that are looking to start their migration away from legacy GRC solutions and manual spreadsheets.

Posted February 12, 2024

AppOmni, provider of SaaS security posture management (SSPM), is establishing a new data center in Sydney, Australia, hosted by Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This new initiative brings AppOmni's comprehensive SaaS security solutions to any organization—private or public—required to comply with Australia's data sovereignty regulations, including the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles.

Posted February 12, 2024

Cisco and NVIDIA are partnering on plans to deliver AI infrastructure solutions for the data center that are easy to deploy and manage, enabling the massive computing power that enterprises need to succeed in the AI era. Cisco, with its industry-leading expertise in Ethernet networking and extensive partner ecosystem, together with NVIDIA, the inventor of the GPU that fueled the AI boom, share a vision and commitment to help customers navigate the transitions for AI with highly secure Ethernet-based infrastructure, according to the companies.

Posted February 12, 2024

IBM announced the release of IBM LinuxONE 4 Express, extending the latest performance, security, and AI capabilities of LinuxONE to small and medium sized businesses and within new data center environments. According to IBM, the pre-configured rack mount system is designed to offer cost savings and to remove client guess work when spinning up workloads quickly and getting started with the platform to address new and traditional use cases such as digital assets, medical imaging with AI, and workload consolidation.

Posted February 12, 2024

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is releasing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 8, introducing security enhancements, improved cloud workflow tools, and compatibility with Jakarta EE 10, contributing to streamlined application modernization for customers and continued support for enterprise Java application development.

Posted February 12, 2024

Qualys, Inc., a provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions, is launching TotalCloud 2.0, delivering a single prioritized view of cloud risk and extending its protection to SaaS applications. TotalCloud 2.0 with TruRisk Insights provides a single, prioritized view of cloud risk.

Posted February 09, 2024

SQream, the scalable GPU data analytics platform, is partnering with Dataiku, the platform for everyday AI, to offer a strategic integration that brings together SQream's big data analytics technology with Dataiku's flexible and scalable data science and machine learning (ML) platform.

Posted February 09, 2024

The Biden administration officially named a top White House aide as the director of the newly established safety institute for artificial intelligence. Elizabeth Kelly will lead the AI Safety Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which will be part of the Commerce Department. Already several top companies in the AI space are pledging their involvement, joining a new safety consortium to play a part in supporting the safe development of generative AI.  

Posted February 08, 2024

SolarWinds, a leading provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, is debuting a variety of improvements for its SaaS-based, self-hosted, on-prem observability solutions. SolarWinds' solutions—which are engineered to monitor and observe complex, distributed environments from anywhere—will experience greater management capabilities and full-stack visibility from these AI-powered enhancements, according to the vendor.

Posted February 08, 2024

Public cloud has skyrocketed to become the indisputable go-to destination for new IT workloads, especially for data. And while the cloud is full of advantages over on-premises data platforms, cost optimization rarely makes that list. Since modern data professionals' roles encompass building and maintaining this platform, they should also be aware of how to objectively reduce the data platform costs to eliminate this enormous, missed business opportunity.

Posted February 08, 2024

The past year saw AI go from a pipe dream to a reality. Businesses are rushing to do what they can to integrate automation into their systems and offer their own AI technology, leading to increased security, tapping into the cloud, and more. As 2024 begins, DBTA presents the annual MultiValue Special Report and asks MV executives to address several questions.

Posted February 08, 2024

The momentous transformation putting data managers and their systems at the helm of modern enterprises has only begun. Industry leaders and experts agree that it's critical for data managers and team leaders to design today's data architectures to meet the demands of a digital economy, from cloud to real-time streaming to AI.

Posted February 08, 2024

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