Hybrid cloud data solutions vendor NetApp has brought to the market their new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 (NVMe over Fibre Channel) storage system to help businesses maximize the value of their data. ONTAP 9.6 includes an expanded portfolio of services including an ecosystem now including VMware ESXi, Microsoft Windows, and Oracle Linux hosts, in addition to Red Hat and SUSE Linux, with storage path resiliency. NetApp ONTAP 9.6 would accelerate applications painlessly while delivering…"Latest Release NetApp ONTAP 9.6 Comes With Expanded NVMe/FC Ecosystem"
eCloudvalley China, a company founded in 2014 that now has over 200 employees with business spanning APAC, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, the Philippines and Taiwan as well as the US, has obtained the status of AWS Premier Consulting Partner for China in the Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) Partner Network (APN). This would make eCloudvalley a premier consulting partner for both AWS Global and AWS China. Currently, AWS has 94 premier consulting partners from Africa, China, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the Middle East and North America, only four of…"eCloudvalley Obtains AWS Partner Status for China"
Data center and interconnection solutions provider CoreSite has announced the availability of ‘Hosted Connections’ with 1, 2, 5, or 10 Gbps of capacity for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect. These capacities are available through CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange, enabling direct, private, virtual connectivity into AWS Cloud. The availability of higher bandwidth connections would help optimize hybrid IT deployments. It offers customers the flexibility to select a connectivity option that meets their needs with the…"Higher Bandwidth Hosted Connections for CoreSite’s AWS Direct Connect"
Fujitsu will start selling its Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for Microsoft Azure Stack in the US and Europe. This vertically integrated platform represents the latest development in Fujitsu’s global systems integrator partnership with Microsoft, delivering comprehensive support for the deployment of Microsoft Azure Stack. Further expansion across the globe is expected in stages at a later date. Fujitsu‘s new cloud solution would allow end users to quickly build cloud environments that satisfy the stringent requirements for…"Fujitsu Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for Microsoft Azure Stack Now Available in US and Europe"
Cloud hosting pioneer Infinitely Virtual has named longtime IT executive Scott McDonald Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. McDonald, who joins Infinitely Virtual from Internap (INAP), will be based in the Greater Boston area. “As Infinitely Virtual has since its inception, my approach is to be fanatical about customer support and customer service,” said Scott McDonald, Infinity Virtual’s new VP of Sales and Marketing. “As Infinitely Virtual has since its inception, my approach is to…"Former INAP Executive Joins Cloud Hosting Company Infinitely Virtual"
Linode, a cloud hosting provider delivering its cloud servers to over 800,000 developers worldwide, has expanded its cloud footprint in North America with the launch of a new data center in Toronto, Canada. The new facility adds to Linode’s growing global network of localized data centers, with other facilities located in Tokyo, Frankfurt, London and Singapore. The new data center is Linode’s first in Canada and 10th worldwide and will allow Canadian customers to deploy cloud workloads on Canadian soil. The company plans to…"Cloud Hosting Company Linode Opens 10th Data Center, in Toronto"
Global ICT services provider Getronics has signed a partnership with HeleCloud, an AWS Consulting and Managed Services partner for UK and EMEA, to augment Getronics’ existing portfolio of services by enabling their delivery on AWS. “There is significant customer interest in and momentum towards public cloud services on the AWS platform,” said Mark Cook, Group Vice Chairman of Getronics. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology consultancy with offices in Maidenhead, UK, and Sofia, Bulgaria,…"Getronics Adds AWS Capabilities Through Partnership with HeleCloud"
VEXXHOST, a Canadian cloud computing provider offering OpenStack powered public cloud, private cloud and consulting to customers from over 150 different countries, has added Kubernetes Enablement to its product portfolio. VEXXHOST’s Kubernetes Enablement offering would delivers to users secured container clusters through enhanced isolation and upgraded performance due to faster deployment times and simplified extensive service integrations. “We felt it was important to make the latest version of Kubernetes available to our clients regardless of…"Canadian Cloud Provider VEXXHOST Introduces Kubernetes Enablement"
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"