hybrid cloud

Acronis celebrates business growth with success of new hybrid cloud products

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, celebrated three years of opening its International Headquarters in Singapore. Acronis was founded in 2003 in Singapore, with a vision of developing innovative data protection solutions for service providers, businesses and consumers. From then, the company has witnessed continuous growth, and it is now the largest software and internet services company in Singapore, servicing global market. The company had moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2014, with its Corporate Headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. “Singapore is an important international technology hub with unparalleled levels of neutrality, which is critical to a global company like Acronis working in the area of data protection. High standards, inclusive cultu...

Dell EMC ties up with IBM, VMware for its mid-market customers

At VMworld Europe 2017, IBM and Dell EMC announced a strategic partnership to enable Dell’s commercial customers extend their VMware environments- on-premises and public cloud workloads, to the IBM Cloud with ease. This will help them create new business opportunities with access to IBM’s cloud-native services including cognitive and analytics. This agreement aims at extension of IBM cloud reach for VMware solutions. In a bid to help its customers quickly and embrace their digital transformations successfully, Dell EMC will offer its customers’ VMware vCenter Server on the IBM Cloud. This in turn will help them in rapid extension of on-premises data center capacity into the public cloud and realize the benefits of investments done in VMware tooling and scripts, and training. This will prov...

Top 5 trends to look forward to in the managed services and hosting industry

Since the advent of internet technology, enterprises are continually dealing with increasing workloads or what is commonly known as the ‘big data’. Managing workloads include proper alignment of company data, resources and targeting them towards desired business outcomes. For any organization, managing these workloads can be difficult sometimes, especially when it lacks the required IT skillset. Hiring or training the existing IT teams can be both time consuming and expensive. Moreover, with the IT industry facing issues with digital transformation like transitioning from hardware or software solutions to as-a-service cloud solutions, they need help in selecting the right technology stack, its implementation and support to ease their transition. Here, the role of Managed Services Provider ...

OnApp Enterprise solution to bring cloud efficiency and flexibility to the datacenter

The leading cloud management platform provider – OnApp, recently announced its new range of solutions – OnApp Enterprise, to bring better price, performance and usability in the private and hybrid cloud market. Its first solution will bring together the power of OnApp’s cloud management software stack with Data Center Blocks Hardware of Intel; and will turn out as a turnkey HCI (Hyper Converged Infrastructure) solution with one platform and one appliance. The company has designed the solution keeping in mind the needs of IT departments and SMBs. The solution features consist of: comprehensive tool sets for private cloud deployment and orchestration, tools for user access control and governance, monitoring and chargeback, ability to connect with multiple public cloud providers. The solution...

VMware AWS partnership to promote hybrid cloud adoption

VMware announced the general availability of VMware cloud on AWS, at the VMware’s big annual conference in Las Vegas. With the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware customers get the ability to enjoy the cloud computing benefits without shelling out anything extra for any data center management software of VMware. The two companies had actually announced this partnership about an year ago. With this, VMware’s Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) has been brought to the AWS cloud, which enables the users to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, along with optimized access to AWS services. The goal of the partnership is to seamlessly extend the VMware’s environment from the enterprise data center to AWS. VMw...

New Market Opportunities for Entry Level Cloud MSPs with Increased Cloud Migration

New market opportunities to emerge for entry-level cloud MSPs with increasing migration to the cloud, as per a 451 Microsoft commissioned research that was unveiled in Microsoft Hosting and Cloud Summit 2017 at Bellevue, last month. Public cloud spending is expected to reach $500B by 2020 as per the IDC CloudView 2016 Survey,  due to key change drivers like – CTO/IT, EOL technologies, Shadow IT and more. The role of the Private/Hybrid cloud is expected be the most relevant in the coming times. As per a Pulse Gatepoint Research, March 2016, 46% of customers prefer Azure over any other public cloud, with AWS standing at 42%. All this and more data were revealed through a study called Workload and Application migration to Azure – Your Path to Recurring Revenue at MHS 2017 which discussed abou...

IBM and Red Hat Come Together to Help Enterprises Adopt OpenStack Cloud

IBM announced its strategic partnership with Red Hat on Monday at IBM InterConnect 2017. This move will help enterprises benefit from the speed and economics of the OpenStack platform when extending their existing virtualized and cloud workloads of Red Hat to the IBM Private Cloud. With this collaboration, IBM becomes a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider. The offering which will be launched for general availability at the end of the month, will give more confidence to the IBM Private Cloud users for Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage. As per the agreement, for IBM Cloud users, the Red Hat Cloud Access will be available by the end of Q2 2017. This will allow Red Hat customers to move to the public, virtualized cloud ecosystem of IBM cloud datacenters worldwide fro...

CloudVelocity Releases One Hybrid Cloud software; Raises $13 Million in Series B Funding

CloudVelocity today announced release of  its One Hybrid Cloud software  that enables enterprises to accelerate cloud adoption and  makes AWS a secure and seamless extension of enterprise data centers. CloudVelocity has also  announced  that it has closed $13 million in Series B funding, bringing the total raised to $18 million, in a funding round  led by Third Point Ventures, along with the participation of Pelion Venture Partners and previous investor Mayfield Fund. “We are excited to have Third Point Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners join Mayfield Fund as investors, as we work together to address the massive market opportunity in enterprise cloud computing,” said Rajeev Chawla, Chief Executive Officer, CloudVelocity. With today’s launch of One Hybrid Cloud, we are significantly reduc...

Adapt Expands its Footprint in North England; Acquires Sleek Cloud Hosting

IT services provider Adapt today announced that it has acquired Leeds-based cloud hosting provider Sleek. Sleek customers  now have access to  Adapt’s managed services, real-time management portal (aMP) and Virtual Data Centre (eVDC) platform. Our combined business represents a real alternative for fast-growing companies looking for more than transactional cloud services, who require a deeper level of support and want an alternative to ‘live chat’ as a method of talking to their hosting partner. – Stewart Smythe, CEO, Adapt. “Both organisations are about delivering the highest quality infrastructure, wrapped in an exceptional support layer. Our shared vision is perfect for those organisations who see IT as a strategic asset that must contribute to their competitive advantage and bottom lin...

Phoenix NAP Launches New Virtual Private Data Center

Phoenix NAP today launched its Virtual Private Data Center. The news comes a few weeks after Phoenix NAP expanded its secured servers and HaaS offerings to its Ashburn data center. The new Virtual Private Data Center offers contract based consumption, requires no large up front capital investment and access to other infrastructure services through the data center’s unified network. With cutting-edge research and development and a large multi-disciplined technical staff behind our Virtual Private Data Center, we are confident that our tailored solutions can successfully meet any client’s need. – William Bell, Phoenix NAP. It is ideal for a multitude of instances including: Application development environments. Testing and proof of concepts. DR/Backup site. Hybrid cloud environments. Support...

Newly Launched CloudSigma 2.0 Features Private Patching, SSD Storage System & Advanced CPU Options

Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider CloudSigma today launched CloudSigma 2.0, a next-generation public cloud that enables high-performance hybrid environments. Some of the salient features of ClodSigma 2.0 are: CloudSigma 2.0 is a true benchmark in IaaS capability. We have eliminated contention and bottlenecks, created a new level of interoperability and hybrid cloud integration, and broadened the user’s ability to customize their service, all while maintaining our open and transparent model. – Robert Jenkins, CEO and co-founder, CloudSigma. Direct private patch capability: CloudSigma 2.0 has a  transparent private patching capability that allows customers to connect their own infrastructure directly to the vLANS within CloudSigma’s public cloud, all exposed via the same subnet. This sign...

OnApp Cloud v3.1 Enables Service Providers to Include Dedicated Smart Servers Into the Cloud

Cloud services provider OnApp  yesterday announced OnApp Cloud v3.1, a new version of its flagship product OnApp Cloud that allows services providers to offer truly hybrid cloud services, utilizing smart and bare metal servers that can be managed with a single platform – OnApp control panel. With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. – Ditlev Bredahl, CEO, OnApp. OnApp Cloud v3.0 was rolled out earlier this year with an integrated SAN, global CDN and new support for VMware clouds. This new version adds cloud benefits to service providers’ legacy hosting offerings and enables ...

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