Topic: cloud

Data virtualization allows businesses to reap the benefits of the cloud, survey says

Organizations are eager to adopt cloud-based architectures. According to a cloud usage survey conducted by Denodo, 76 percent of respondents are using the cloud and 45 percent of them leverage a hybrid cloud model. More than half of the participants are planning a cloud initiative this year. The  survey was based off of responses from … continue reading

Apptio, Inc. completes acquisition of digital fuel from Skyview Capital

Apptio, Inc., the business management system of record for hybrid IT, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Digital Fuel SV, LLC, a provider of IT business management (ITBM) tools. With the acquisition of Digital Fuel from global investment firm Skyview Capital, Apptio further extends its leadership of the $6 billion Technology Business Management … continue reading

Vertiv completes acquisition of Geist, expands global Rack PDU Portfolio

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today completed its purchase of Geist, a privately owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data center power products. This is the second significant acquisition of 2018 for Vertiv, which announced the purchase of Energy Labs Jan. 16. The acquisition of Geist solidifies Vertiv as a market … continue reading

F5 launches Super-NetOps initiative

F5 Networks has announced the launch of the Super-NetOps Initiative. The program offers free training in order to help IT professionals deliver critical network operation functions through DevOps methodologies. The goal of the program is to help professionals learn skills that are necessary to standardize critical applications and reducing service time. “Network operations expertise is … continue reading

76 percent of CIOs say it could become impossible to manage digital performance, as IT complexity soars

Digital performance management company, Dynatrace, today announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which reveals that 76% of organizations think IT complexity could soon make it impossible to manage digital performance efficiently. The study further highlights that IT complexity is growing exponentially; a single web or mobile transaction now crosses an average … continue reading

ZeroStack Debuts New Operational Features for Its Self-Driving Cloud

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced a host of new features that further streamline operations for IT administrators and DevOps Workbench end users. Already renowned for its point-and-click self-provisioning and operational simplicity, ZeroStack’s self-driving cloud now sports new, advanced capabilities that further reduce IT overhead while giving end users greater flexibility. … continue reading

Authentication telemetry shows shifts toward modern IT

Organizations are shifting to modern workplaces at a considerable rate, based on the latest telemetry gathered among thousands of enterprises over the past year. The data, gathered by identity and access management provider Okta Inc., showed a marked increase in the deployment of cloud infrastructure, management and application services. It also showed the increased move … continue reading

Tigera raises $10M from Madrona, NEA and Wing

Tigera, a company delivering solutions for secure application connectivity for the cloud native world, today announced that they raised an additional $10M in funding to accelerate their mission to simplify and secure application connectivity across all cloud environments. The most recent round was led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) … continue reading

A majority of IT workloads will move to the cloud by 2020, report says

Advancements being made in artificial intelligence and machine learning are fueling a move to the cloud. A newly released report from LogicMonitor predicts enterprises will relocate a majority of their IT workloads from the data center to the cloud by 2020 as more intelligent devices, such as those used in IoT, begin to come online. … continue reading

premium Re-tooling the CI/CD Pipeline for Infrastructure and Configuration as Code

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire file storage provider Avere Systems

Microsoft has agreed to acquire file storage provider, Avere Systems. Avere Systems offers NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients, whether they are running in cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environments. According to the company, Avere provides low-latency data access to data center storage resources. It allows customers to share computer and storage resources … continue reading

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