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Latest version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform focused on hybrid cloud and digital transformation

At the OpenStack Summit 2018, Red Hat announced , the latest version of its cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform– Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13. RHOP 13 will evolve the IT infrastructure into a more agile and efficient environment, so that the enterprises can easily adopt the emerging technologies like hybrid cloud and digital transformation. It is based on the OpenStack Queens to benefit organizations with mission-critical workloads, as well as the ones who are investing in containers, NFV, edge computing and machine learning. RHOP 13 features integration with Red Hat’s hybrid cloud services portfolio which includes Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. It will help enterprises to build an on-premises cloud architecture whic...

Oracle acquires DataScience.com to add data science capabilities to its cloud platform

Oracle is acquiring DataScience.com, a cloud workspace platform for data science projects and workloads, to expand the analytics capabilities of its cloud platform. DataScience.com provides data science tools which can be run both in cloud and on-premises. Its tools allow users to customize their data science environments according to the projects, through a simple wizard. The data science professionals and analysts can specify the computing power, memory and storage capacity as per the requirements, and can define the configuration settings. With DataScience.com, users also have the option to set up environment on virtual machines. On the other hand, Oracle is a leading cloud provider, which integrates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions across its platform as a se...

Netmagic deepens its focus on multi-cloud based hybrid IT services

Netmagic, India’s leading managed hosting services provider and a fully owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, is furthering its focus on hybrid IT services based on multi-cloud technology. The demand for hybrid IT solutions is on the rise, with customers preferring multi-cloud to avoid vendor lock-in. It enables the usage of different cloud platforms for different workloads. There are numerous data migration service providers out there, but some offer migration for private cloud, some for public cloud. Some providers are good at AWS and some are good with Azure. Netmagic aims to provide a one-stop data migration solution for on-premise storage, private and multiple public cloud platforms, using which enterprises can migrate their data to any platform they want. “There will be a big trans...

Google acquires Velostrata to help enterprises migrate to cloud

Google is acquiring Velostrata, the leading provider of cloud migration and mobility solutions. The aim of acquisition is to provide enterprises an easier way to cloud migration, so that they can benefit from what cloud has to offer, like speed, scalability, and access to several technologies. Velostrata’s platform allows the workloads to transparently migrate to public cloud by decoupling the compute from storage, so that performance doesn’t get any degradation. The company said that it can adapt the stateful workloads on the fly for cloud migration. The platform allows customers to either migrate their entire datacenters or operate in a hybrid cloud environment, and then migrate workloads on-demand. Before migration, Velostrata separates the virtual machines from the data the use. It mov...

Microsoft Build 2018: Know top 8 announcements in just 2 minutes

Microsoft Build 2018, the annual developer event, brought together around 6000 developers, customers and partners in Seattle. Microsoft made a broad range of announcements at the Build conference, which were focused on artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), and bringing the algorithmic computing to edge devices. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that computing has reached everywhere, and is embedded in places, things, homes, and cities. The world has become a computer itself. And if the world is a computer, the developers are a new seat of power. Microsoft shipped around 650 new capabilities to Azure in last one year. At its developer conference, the company introduced 70 more capabilities to Azure. Before making the major announcements at Microsoft Build 2018, Satya Nadell...

Red Hat and IBM strengthen their partnership to help customers adopt hybrid cloud

At Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Red Hat and IBM strengthened their two decades of partnership by integrating IBM’s containerized software and Red Hat’s hybrid cloud infrastructure, aimed to help customers of both companies to adopt hybrid cloud. IBM will now extend the IBM Cloud Private, IBM Cloud Private for Data, and its middleware services to Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform. The IBM Cloud Private platform helps companies to create on-premises cloud capabilities to speed up the app development. It is built on Kubernetes-based container architecture, and allows support for Docker and Cloud Foundry containers. “Today’s enterprises need a succinct roadmap for digital transformation as well as confidence in deployment consistency across every IT footprint,” said Paul Cormier, Pres...

Oracle extends its autonomous cloud portfolio with new AI-based services

After launching the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud in March, Oracle has now extended its autonomous capabilities with general availability of new PaaS services. The company launched Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud, Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud, and Oracle Autonomous Visual Builder Cloud. The new autonomous cloud services will have built-in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms, which will help organizations to automate the significant tasks, easily build and deploy applications, and integrate and analyze the data. “Embedding AI and machine learning in these cloud services will help organizations innovate in revolutionary new ways,” said Amit Zavery, executive vice president of development, Oracle Cloud Platform. “These new cloud services are the latest in a...

Majority of CIOs expecting their job to change due to digital transformation: Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda survey

95% of the CIOs expected the nature of their job to change due to digital transformation, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda survey. Gartner surveyed 3160 CIOs across 98 countries, covering 15 main industries, and found that digital is the top priority for all the industries. Role of CIOs is changing The survey revealed that the digitalization and innovation would impact the job of CIOs across all industries. It means that they would have to accelerate and converge technology trends, shift business expectations, and form new objectives for organization. Majority of CIOs said that the details of the new job were not clear, and they didn’t have any blueprint to follow. It’s a big challenge for them. 73% of the CIOs said that their organizations were adaptable and open-to-change. Gartner ...

Most organizations want all analytics in cloud by 2023, but concerned about slow pace of adoption: Teradata survey

A majority of the organizations expected to run 100% of their analytics in public cloud by 2023, as per a new report “The State of Analytics in the Cloud” by Teradata. Teradata, the leading cloud-based data and analytics company, surveyed senior technology leaders at 700 organizations worldwide to find the state of analytics in the cloud. The use of cloud among the enterprises has become very important in today’s tech world. The cloud not only helps enterprises to create new revenue opportunities, but also makes it easier to implement new business services. Cloud is the best place to run analytics 35% of the respondents were using public cloud across their whole organizations, while 39% were using it in some areas of the organization. The organizations liked their experience wi...

90% of organizations consider at least 50% of data on cloud as sensitive: Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report

90% of the information security professionals consider more than 50% of the cloud-resident data as sensitive, according to Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report, 2018. The cloud adoption has become a business imperative for most of the organizations, because of its vast advantages like cost savings and enhanced security. Oracle and KPMG LLP surveyed around 450 IT security pros worldwide, and found that enterprises were struggling to protect their data on cloud with the increased number of security breaches. The report highlighted that a large number of organizations were confident about cloud adoption, which was evident from the finding that 90% of them stored at least 50% of data on cloud. “As organizations expand their cloud footprint, traditional security measures are unable to keep up wi...

Alibaba Cloud becomes Gold member of Cloud Foundry Foundation

Alibaba Cloud has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a Gold member, and will deploy Cloud Foundry on its infrastructure. Cloud Foundry is a leading open-source platform used by large enterprises for developing and deploying cloud applications. It is backed by several tech industry leaders including Dell EMC, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Pivotal and SAP. Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-unit of Alibaba Group, is a little underestimated cloud provider as compared to AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, even though it’s among the largest clouds in the world. The cloud computing services of Alibaba Cloud include object storage, relational database, elastic computing, artificial intelligence, and big data analysis. “Being the first open source PaaS offering, Cloud Foundry is designed for multi-cloud, multi-fram...

Cisco converges Spark and Webex for better team collaboration, forms Webex Teams and Meetings

Cisco is converging its messaging application Cisco Spark with its videoconferencing platform Webex, for better meetings and team collaborations. The result of this convergence is two new applications— Webex Meetings and Webex Teams. What Cisco is doing is taking all the collaboration features from Spark and merging them with Webex, which already comprises superior videoconferencing functionality. The aim of this convergence is to simplify the collaboration services Cisco offers. The newly formed applications will share a common cloud, and provide a similar user experience. Previously, Cisco Spark and Webex had separate meeting options – a Cisco Spark app user could join only a Spark meeting, and Webex app user a Webex meeting. The convergence will simplify the things. The new Webex ...

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