Originally posted to CloudPOST By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe Even with increased awareness of the cost of downtime, the majority of North American businesses aren’t ready to deal with an IT-related disaster. In a recent survey of about 1,000 IT professionals and executives, 68.5 percent of respondents admitted to having an incomplete disaster recovery (DR) plan. When asked if their DR plan had been formally implemented, just two-thirds said…"Why More Organizations are Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud"
Colocation data center provider Cologix, a company with data centers located in Ashburn, Columbus, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver, has announced the launch of their new Software-Defined Networking (SDN) connectivity platform, Cologix Access Marketplace. The software-defined connectivity platform is designed to directly connect customers to the cloud – in real time. Beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Cologix will offer a new virtual cloud on-ramp solution, allowing private, secured, and “cost-effective” connectivity…"Data Center Firm Cologix Launches SDN Connectivity Platform"
Docker and Arm have announced a strategic partnership enabling cloud developers to build applications for cloud, edge, and Internet of Things (IoT) environments “seamlessly” on the Arm architecture. This cloud-native unified software development and delivery model by Docker and Arm for cloud, edge, and IoT devices would allow organizations to build applications faster, more securely, and ultimately create new services and applications to further realize the benefits of digital transformation. “Extending to the edge furthers our enterprise vision…"Docker and Arm Join Forces to Enhance Cloud-Native Software Development and Delivery Model"
Backup solutions and cloud data management provider Veeam has announced results from Q1’2019, including the company’s claimed impact from the January launch of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 and a new subscription model. Veeam reported a 16 percent increase in total bookings year-over-year (YoY), celebrating more than 343,000 customers, staying consistent with an average of 4,000 new customers each month. Veeam’s Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) increased 30 percent YoY. Released to the public at the…"Veeam Kicks Off 2019 with Q1 Double-Digit Growth"
Private, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions provider, Online Tech, has changed its name to Otava. The rebranding follows recent significant growth in Otava’s global footprint as both a channel-ready partner and an enterprise cloud solutions provider. The expansion, driven in large part by securing the investment capabilities of Schurz Communications and acquiring the global cloud infrastructure assets of Neverfail in 2018, has resulted in strong momentum for Otava. The new name would position the company as “a unique leader in the IT…"Cloud Solutions Provider Online Tech is Now Otava"
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the opening of their AWS Asia Pacific Hong Kong Region. With this launch, AWS now spans 64 Cloud Availability Zones within 21 geographic regions around the world, and has announced plans for 12 more Cloud Availability Zones and four more AWS Cloud Regions in Bahrain, Cape Town, Jakarta, and Milan. The AWS Asia Pacific Hong Kong Region is the eighth active AWS Cloud Region in Asia Pacific and mainland…"AWS Expands in Asia Pacific, Launches New Cloud Region in Hong Kong"
Green House Data, a managed service provider helping organizations on every step of their journey to the cloud by offering multi-cloud management, professional services, DevOps frameworks, data center services, and application enablement, has become a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP), one of a select number of partners to have met the stringent requirements of the program. “This certification is validation of years of accumulated effort and experience from our talented team, especially within cloud…"Green House Data Now Microsoft Azure Expert MSP"
The shift of enterprise IT spending from traditional (non-cloud) offerings to new, cloud-based alternatives is continuing to drive growth in the enterprise software market. In 2019, the global cloud-based software market is projected to reach $427 billion, up 7.1 percent from $399 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The largest cloud shift has so far occurred in application software. However, Gartner expects increased growth for the infrastructure software segment in the near-term, particularly in Integration…"Gartner: Global Cloud-based Software Spending Up 7.1 percent in 2019"
NewCloud Networks, a U.S. cloud services provider (CSPO) providing backup, disaster recovery, production cloud, hosted PBX and security-as-a-service to enterprises globally, has expanded its data center footprint to H5 Data Centers’ facility at 1625 Rockwell Avenue in downtown Cleveland. “Establishing ourselves in Cleveland will allow us to enhance the delivery of our custom cloud computing and communications services on our ultra-low latency network to enterprises across the East Coast and the Midwest,” said Sam V.…"CSP NewCloud Networks Expands Data Center Footprint with H5 Data Centers"
Recently, phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, announced the deployment of PacketFabric’s Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform in its flagship data center in Phoenix, Arizona. The new point of presence will provide additional access points to PacketFabric’s network, while phoenixNAP’s customers will also benefit from both a greater carrier choice and improved connectivity. As a scalable network-as-a-service platform facilitating private interconnectivity between data centers,…"PacketFabric Establishes Presence in phoenixNAP’s Flagship Data Center"