Why a Cloud Management Solution Should be Your Toolset-for-the-Cloud
Dec03

Why a Cloud Management Solution Should be Your Toolset-for-the-Cloud

It’s quite appropriate that the words “tool” and “solution” are frequently used interchangeably in the field of cloud computing, because it is possible to make an analogical comparison between the different types of tools you keep in your workshop and how best to use a cloud management solution. Think of the tools you keep in your workshop. There are some that are task-specific, others that have dual purposes, and then those...

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Five Stats about Cloud Usage in 2018
Nov26

Five Stats about Cloud Usage in 2018

Narrowing down the volume of forecasts, predictions and trends into five stats about cloud usage in 2018 is quite difficult, as most lists try to incorporate something to please everybody. Here we focus on just five meaningful stats that demonstrate the evolving landscape of the cloud. 1. Fewer Companies Are Employing Hybrid Cloud Strategies According to RightScale’s “State of the Cloud Report 2018”, the percentage of companies...

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Z Services Expands TitanHQ Partnership to Provide New Cloud-Based Security Services
Nov07

Z Services Expands TitanHQ Partnership to Provide New Cloud-Based Security Services

The Dubai-based managed service provider Z Services has expanded its partnership with TitanHQ and is now offering cloud-based web filtering and in-country email archiving as a service to customers throughout the MENA region. Cybersecurity is a critical business concern throughout the MENA region and companies are increasingly looking to managed service providers to provide solutions to improve their security posture. It makes much...

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CloudHealth Platform Updates Provide Additional Support for Azure Users
Sep25

CloudHealth Platform Updates Provide Additional Support for Azure Users

Microsoft is making up ground on AWS. Revenue from the Microsoft Azure platform jumped 98% in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market in 2017, exceeding the market growth of AWS. In order to better meet customer needs and to cater to increase in adoption of Microsoft Azure, CloudHealth Technologies, the leading cloud management platform provider, has enhanced its Azure capabilities with the latest updates to its cloud management...

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CloudHealth Technologies Achieves AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Status
Sep20

CloudHealth Technologies Achieves AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Status

CloudHealth Technologies has announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Management Tools Competency status, demonstrating that the company is highly proficient at helping AWS customers to provision and manage AWS workloads through its cloud management platform. In order for an AWS Partner Network (APN) member to achieve AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency status, they must demonstrate specialized technical proficiency...

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CloudHealth Technologies Hosts First Annual User Conference
Sep08

CloudHealth Technologies Hosts First Annual User Conference

This September, CloudHealth Technologies will be running a two-day summit in Boston to give its customers and partners an opportunity to meet cloud computing visionaries, take part in training sessions to help them get the most out of the CloudHealth platform, and pick up important tips and tricks to help them accelerate their business transformation in the cloud. This is the first annual CloudHealth user conference and it has been...

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ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth Technologies Announce New Optimized Cloud Cost Management Integration
Sep06

ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth Technologies Announce New Optimized Cloud Cost Management Integration

ParkMyCloud, the leading provider of automated public cloud cost optimization solutions, and CloudHealth Technologies, the leading hybrid cloud governance platform provider, have depended their partnership and have announced a new technology integration to improve cloud governance and cost control for customers. This is a first of its kind technical integration that will see the products of both companies fully integrated to provide...

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VMware to Complete Acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies in Q3, 2019
Aug28

VMware to Complete Acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies in Q3, 2019

At the VMworld 2018 conference in Las Legas, VMware, Inc., announced its intention to acquire the cloud management and cloud cost optimization firm CloudHealth Technologies. An agreement has now been signed between the two companies following months of detailed negotiations. Subject to customary closing conditions and pending regulatory approvals, the deal is expected to be closed by the end of fiscal Q3, 2019. VMware has been a...

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CloudHealth Technologies Adds Support for the Google Cloud Platform
Jul19

CloudHealth Technologies Adds Support for the Google Cloud Platform

Managing multi-cloud environments can be complex and time-consuming process. Many companies lack visibility into the cloud resources they have provisioned and how they are being used, which makes keeping control of costs a major challenge. As cloud migration increases, and businesses take advantage of the flexibility and cost benefits from using multiple cloud platforms, it often leads to cloud chaos. That was the case for CloudHealth...

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Reduce Cloud Costs by Switching Off Idle Cloud Resources
Jul10

Reduce Cloud Costs by Switching Off Idle Cloud Resources

Cloud costs can easily spiral out of control without careful management, although it is easy to reduce cloud costs by not paying for resources that are not being used. Stop idle resources and the cost savings can be considerable. One of the biggest areas of cloud wastage is On Demand resources used for non-production purposes. Resources are spun up for staging, QA, and development. These resources are not needed 24/7/365, yet...

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ParkMyCloud Cloud Cost Optimization Now Available for Alibaba Cloud
Jun28

ParkMyCloud Cloud Cost Optimization Now Available for Alibaba Cloud

ParkMyCloud has announced that its continuous cloud cost optimization platform can now be used by Alibaba cloud customers to turn off idle cloud resources when they are not in use and save a small fortune on their cloud bills. Alibaba Cloud is the largest public cloud provider in China and is attracting increasing numbers of customers in the United States and Europe. Alibaba is currently undergoing a massive international expansion...

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CloudHealth Technologies Dispels Cloud Security Myths
Jun28

CloudHealth Technologies Dispels Cloud Security Myths

There is a common misconception that companies that transition to the public cloud are forced to make compromises on security. While there have certainly been cases where companies have made mistakes that have led to the exposure of data, it does not mean the public cloud is not secure. Just as with on-premises IT solutions, it is the responsibility of a company to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented. CloudHealth...

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CloudHealth Partners with Brazilian Next-Gen MSP Dedalus Prime
Jun16

CloudHealth Partners with Brazilian Next-Gen MSP Dedalus Prime

CloudHealth Technologies has announced a new partnership with the leading Brazilian managed service provider (MSP) Dedalus Prime. Dedalus Prime is a next-generation MSP that has helped many Latin American companies transform their businesses and gain a competitive edge by migrating to the cloud. Dedalus Prime has forged strong partnerships with all of the major cloud providers and is one of the largest AWS partners in Latin America....

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RansomCloud Attack Encrypts Cloud-Based Emails
Jun14

RansomCloud Attack Encrypts Cloud-Based Emails

Ransomware may be more commonly used to encrypt files on business networks, although that does not mean consumers are in the clear. Cybercriminals may target businesses due to the higher potential rewards for a successful attack, although a new ransomware strain has been developed that highlights how vulnerable consumers are to ransomware attacks. In this case, the ransomware strain was developed by a white hat hacker as a proof of...

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CloudHealth Technologies Makes Final Preparations for Connect18 Annual User Summit
Jun14

CloudHealth Technologies Makes Final Preparations for Connect18 Annual User Summit

CloudHealth Technologies, the leading cloud management and cost optimization platform provider, is finalizing preparations for its first annual user summit – CloudHealth Connect18. The two-day summit is a must-attend event for business leaders looking to take full advantage of the cloud. The summit offers training sessions on cloud management run by experts and thought leaders in the cloud computing industry and attendees will...

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CloudHealth Technologies Recognized in Forrester Wave Hybrid Cloud Management Report
Jun10

CloudHealth Technologies Recognized in Forrester Wave Hybrid Cloud Management Report

CloudHealth Technologies has been named a “strong performer” in the Forrester Wave Hybrid Cloud Management, Q2, 2018 report. This is the second cloud cost optimization and management Forrester Wave report published in the past two weeks, and CloudHealth Technologies has been recognized in both, with Forrester rating CloudHealth Technologies as a leader in the Forrester Wave: Cloud Cost Monitoring and Optimization, Q2 2018. The...

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Cofense Free Cloudseeker Tool Identifies Shadow IT Security Risks
Jun08

Cofense Free Cloudseeker Tool Identifies Shadow IT Security Risks

Cofense has launched a new tool that allows organizations to discover what Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications are being used by their organization. The free-to-use tool – CloudSeeker™ – will generate a list of all SaaS applications that have been configured using a company’s domain, including SaaS applications that have been authorized by the company and those that have not. Not only does the tool help organizations...

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Forrester Research Names CloudHealth Technologies Leader in Cloud Cost Monitoring Space
May31

Forrester Research Names CloudHealth Technologies Leader in Cloud Cost Monitoring Space

The independent market research firm Forrester Research has released a new report on research conducted over the past few months on providers of cloud cost monitoring and optimization platforms. For its report, Forrester Research conducted an in-depth evaluation of companies and their cost monitoring and optimization platforms and produced a list of the top nine vendors. The addition of this new Forrester Wave report demonstrates just...

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ParkMyCloud Now Allows Azure Scale Sets to be Parked
May31

ParkMyCloud Now Allows Azure Scale Sets to be Parked

Users of ParkMyCloud have long been able to park AWS auto scaling groups, and now it is possible to park scale groups from other public cloud providers. In May 2018, ParkMyCloud added the functionality into its cloud optimization platform to allow users to park GCP Managed Instance Groups. That same functionality has now been extended to Microsoft Azure scale sets, allowing users to easily optimize costs for these groups of Azure...

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CloudHealth Technologies Voted Best Place to Work in Boston
May26

CloudHealth Technologies Voted Best Place to Work in Boston

CloudHealth Technologies, the cloud cost monitoring and optimization solution provider, has been included once again in the Boston Business Journal’s list of the Best Places to Work in Boston. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has been included in the BBJ list. The company was formed in 2015 by Joe Kinsella, who was having major challenges keeping tight control of his cloud environment and controlling costs....

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ParkMyCloud Incorporates New Microsoft Teams Bot for Easier Cloud Cost Control
May25

ParkMyCloud Incorporates New Microsoft Teams Bot for Easier Cloud Cost Control

ParkMyCloud has incorporated a new Microsoft Teams bot that allows users to fully interact with the ParkMyCloud platform directly through the Microsoft Teams chat window, rather than using the web GUI. This new webhook integration allows a direct notification feed of all ParkMyCloud optimization and cost saving activities to be fed into the chatbot and displayed via the Microsoft Teams channels that users constantly have open. The new...

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CloudHealth Technologies Platform Now Includes Container Module Support for Amazon ECS
May24

CloudHealth Technologies Platform Now Includes Container Module Support for Amazon ECS

Many companies struggle to keep tight control of their cloud costs, and as deployments become more complex and involve multiple cloud platforms the problem becomes harder still. When containers are thrown into the mix, keeping a tight control of costs and preventing budget overruns becomes a major challenge. CloudHealth Technologies now has a solution. Its cloud service management platform already allows enterprises and SMBs to...

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ParkMyCloud Now Supports GCP Managed Instance Groups
May19

ParkMyCloud Now Supports GCP Managed Instance Groups

ParkMyCloud has announced it has made several updates to its cloud cost management and optimization platform including the option to park new types of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) resources. GCP managed instance groups are Google’s equivalent of AWS Auto Scaling groups. They use an instance template to create identical groups. Rather than manage each instance separately, any changes that are made to one instance can be instantly...

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Cloud Tool Reduces AWS Costs by 60%
May10

Cloud Tool Reduces AWS Costs by 60%

Healthcare groups are, increasingly, implementing cloud-based systems to meet their IT requirements, but while there are multiple reasons for moving applications, infrastructure and data center operations to the cloud, the high cloud costs make it an unattractive possibility. Many healthcare groups purchase AWS EC2 instances for to implement this on their servers. While this particular platform meets their requirements, the...

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Ironscales Announces Introduction of Non-Blocking Cloud-Native API Deployment
May05

Ironscales Announces Introduction of Non-Blocking Cloud-Native API Deployment

Ironscales has announced its automated phishing defense platform can now be used to protect organizations without the need for any physical plugins, thanks to its new non-blocking cloud-native API deployment, which has been made available for all of its anti-phishing modules. The new option is ideally suited to businesses that have moved their email services to the cloud and are looking for an easy-to-implement solution that offers...

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CloudHealth Expands London Office in Response to Unprecedented EMEA Growth
Apr24

CloudHealth Expands London Office in Response to Unprecedented EMEA Growth

The Boston-based cloud management and cloud cost optimization firm CloudHealth Technologies is currently enjoying unprecedented growth in the EMEA region. Overall, revenue growth is up 83% with 50% growth recorded in the EMEA region since the end of 2016. In response to tremendous demand for its cloud management platform in the EMEA region, the firm has expanded its London office to meet demand. Its London employee base has now...

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Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances Now Supported by CloudHealth
Apr19

Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances Now Supported by CloudHealth

CloudHealth Technologies has announced its cloud management platform now supports Microsoft Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances. Azure customers can now benefit from the same features that have been made available to users of AWS EC2 Reserved Instances, helping them to improve budgeting and forecasting, save time on management, and reduce costs. The benefits of using RIs cannot be understated. According to Microsoft’s Director of...

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Innova Solutions Launches CloudHealth Technologies-Powered Cloud Optimization Program
Apr18

Innova Solutions Launches CloudHealth Technologies-Powered Cloud Optimization Program

The managed service provider Innova Solutions has partnered with CloudHealth Technologies and is now offering customers a new managed service: Optimization and governance of cost and security for public cloud environments. Businesses are now embracing the cloud and are increasingly choosing public cloud environments to deploy new services. Innovation may be accelerated by through public cloud adoption, but businesses often struggle to...

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Ed Filippine Becomes CloudHealth Technologies’ Chief Revenue Officer
Apr05

Ed Filippine Becomes CloudHealth Technologies’ Chief Revenue Officer

Ed Filippine has joined CloudHealth Technologies as its new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Ed joined the firm from Carbon Black, where he spent five years serving as its Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Ed held leadership positions at EMC Corporation, Acronis, and Vertica Systems, an HP Company. During his time at Carbon Black, Ed took the firm from double digit to triple digit...

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Cloudability State of the Cloud 2018 Report Reveals Cloud Technology Adoption Trends
Mar14

Cloudability State of the Cloud 2018 Report Reveals Cloud Technology Adoption Trends

Cloudability has published its State of the Cloud 2018 Report. The cloud management platform provider has revealed real world trends in adoption of cloud technology, the amount organizations are investing in the cloud, where the money is being spent, and how it is being used. For the report, Cloudability analyzed the data from more than 1,500 companies who spent a combined $2.5 billion on cloud services. Cloudability reports that its...

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CloudCheckr Update Improves Support for Microsoft Azure
Mar14

CloudCheckr Update Improves Support for Microsoft Azure

The first CloudCheckr update in March includes new AWS functions and tweaks, although most of the updates to the platform are concerned with Microsoft Azure, which continues to have new features added as support is enhanced. Due to some issues with the loading of the accounts page, CloudCheckr has made some changes to improve responsiveness – A notable change sine it is the first screen that users see when they login to the platform....

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Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs
Mar14

Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs

If you are using multiple cloud services from multiple providers and have looked at ways to reduce cloud costs, you will no doubt have been confused by the different terminology used by each provider and differences in cloud pricing models, so here are some cloud pricing tips to help you get a better return on your investment in the cloud and shave money off your bills. Cloud Pricing Tips to Help You Save Money Various surveys on...

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Groupware Technology Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Provide Managed Cloud Optimization Services
Mar10

Groupware Technology Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Provide Managed Cloud Optimization Services

One of the most common problems faced by organizations as they transition to the cloud is managing cloud costs. All too often, at the end of the month after the first cloud deployment, a massive and confusing bill is received. While budgets are carefully calculated, sticking to those budgets is difficult. Most organizations have little insight into how costs are mounting throughout the month. In order to determine where things have...

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CloudHealth Technologies Publishes Results of Its Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study
Mar04

CloudHealth Technologies Publishes Results of Its Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study

CloudHealth Technologies, the leading cloud management platform provider, and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a HP Enterprise Company, have announced the results of their annual ‘Secrets of the Cloud Leaders’ study which highlights the benefits to be gained from adopting an optimal cloud strategy and the problems faced by organizations that fail to get the formula right. The first part of the study was conducted on 550 senior...

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What are the Most-Demanded Cloud Business Skills in 2018?
Feb26

What are the Most-Demanded Cloud Business Skills in 2018?

Back in January, LinkedIn published its “Most Promising Jobs 2018” report based on data mined from its 500 million-plus members. Naturally, the list was dominated by cloud business skills; but, considering the cloud covers such a wide range of roles, we look at the most-demanded cloud business skills in 2018.  Big Data is the Big Thing – Provided You Are Certified One of our favorite quotes relating to Big Data is attributed to...

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Cloudability Launches Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure
Feb22

Cloudability Launches Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure

Last year, Cloudability launched its rightsizing recommendations for AWS – a feature that has now been adopted by many of its customers. The Portland-based firm has now announced the release of Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure. The Rightsizing Recommendations feature can be used to help with cost optimization. Organizations are provided with recommendations on how they can build and scale their cloud infrastructure to...

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HIPAA Compliance and Amazon CloudFront
Feb20

HIPAA Compliance and Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a web tool that permits users to quicken web content delivery across the Internet. In most case, when a website is visited, the visitor encounters some latency accessing static and dynamic pieces of content. This is due to the fact that web visitors will not make a direct connection to the content, instead they will be taken through a path to log onto the server where the content can be obtained. The path can...

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TIG Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Offer Cloud Cost Management to its Customers
Feb19

TIG Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Offer Cloud Cost Management to its Customers

The leading cloud service management company, CloudHealth Technologies, has announced a new partnership with the award-winning digital transformation company TIG. TIG helps businesses become leaders in their markets through the use of new technologies. The company helps its customers improve their level of innovation and become more agile through its technology solutions and managed services. The London-based company has worked with...

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2018 State of the Cloud Report Released by RightScale
Feb14

2018 State of the Cloud Report Released by RightScale

RightScale has released its 2018 State of the Cloud Report. This is the seventh year that the cloud management firm has produced the report, which is based on the results of the largest survey of businesses on use of the cloud. This year the survey was conducted on 997 tech professionals from large enterprises and small enterprises, operating in a broad range of industries. The report reveals average cloud spending by enterprises, how...

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FittedCloud Launches Amazon Relational Database Services Cost Optimization Solution
Feb08

FittedCloud Launches Amazon Relational Database Services Cost Optimization Solution

Acton, MA-based FittedCloud has announced it has launched an Amazon Relational Database Services cost optimization solution that allows customers to carefully control their RDS costs. FittedCloud already offers its cost optimization solution for a range of AWS services, with the latest addition allowing customers to shave off even more from their cloud bills.  FittedCloud’s machine learning optimization solution allows customers to...

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CloudRanger Adds Automated Disaster Recovery Testing for AWS Cloud
Feb05

CloudRanger Adds Automated Disaster Recovery Testing for AWS Cloud

CloudRanger has announced that automated disaster recovery testing for AWS cloud is now available through its platform. Backups are essential, but businesses need to make sure that those backups are viable.  When disaster strikes and data needs to be recovered, businesses must be able to rely on their backups. By testing backups, businesses can be confident that file recovery is possible in practice. The new feature is accessible via...

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ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend
Jan31

ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend

Use of the cloud has increased considerably in recent years and that trend is likely to continue as more enterprises realize the benefits that can be gained from shifting from in house resources to the cloud. The cloud means greater flexibility, improved scalability, and less expenditure on hardware and hardware maintenance. Even the physical space devoted to housing that hardware can be devoted to profit-making activities. While...

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CloudHealth Technologies Appoints Chief Product Officer
Jan25

CloudHealth Technologies Appoints Chief Product Officer

CloudHealth Technologies has announced the appointment of Greg Nicastro as its Chief Product Officer. CloudHealth Technologies has been experiencing impressive growth and is now the leading cloud service management company, with its platform helping businesses to plan their cloud capacity, optimize and automate their resources, and improve performance and drive value through their cloud ecosystems. The position of Chief Product...

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API Access for AWS and Azure Launched by Botmetric to Simplify Cloud Management
Jan18

API Access for AWS and Azure Launched by Botmetric to Simplify Cloud Management

Botmetric has announced it has released APIs for public cloud consumption for AWS and Microsoft Azure. The Botmetric platform is already API-centric with microservices architecture; however, the new release now gives enterprises and customers easier access to their data allowing them to gain specific insights into cloud use in less time. Customers are able to use the APIs to build custom dashboards and generate custom reports, placing...

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ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service
Jan16

ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service

ParkMyCloud has announced the launch of a new service to help businesses cut back on their cloud costs and avoid paying for cloud instances that are not in use. The latest release of the ParkMyCloud platform, termed SmartParking, is an automated cloud cost optimization tool that helps businesses turn off cloud instances – and avoid paying for them – when they are not being used. SmartParking looks at cloud utilization data drawn from...

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CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control
Jan11

CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control

The leading cloud service management firm CloudHealth has partnered with ParkMyCloud to combine cloud management with cost control. CloudHealth simplifies the management of hybrid cloud governance, while ParkMyCloud cuts out wastage by automatically switching off cloud resources when they are not in use. One of the problems that organizations face when they migrate to the cloud is their level of consumption increases overtime, and...

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ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners
Jan08

ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners

ParkMyCloud has received a Channel Influencer Award and was named one of the top 25 companies to watch in 2018. The awards program was launched this year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures. Channel Partners is the leading provider of news, education and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. Channel Futures helps the architects of the digital revolution manage their...

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CloudCheckr Makes Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018
Dec28

CloudCheckr Makes Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018

CloudCheckr has assessed the cloud computing trends over the past 12 months and has made several cloud computing predictions for 2018. It has now been 10 years since Amazon released its AWS public cloud, and while in the early years adoption of the cloud was relatively slow, now the benefits of the public cloud have been made apparent and many businesses are now migrating to the cloud. By 2020, the cloud is expected to generate more...

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CloudHealth Technologies Now Certified as SOC 2 Compliant
Dec06

CloudHealth Technologies Now Certified as SOC 2 Compliant

CloudHealth Technologies has announced it has completed its Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination – A formal evaluation of processes, procedures, and controls related to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria of Security and Availability. SOC 2 was developed by the American Institute of CPAs to ensure companies are managing customer data and can protect the privacy of their clients. SOC 2 defines the criteria for...

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CloudHealth Technologies Wins 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Dec04

CloudHealth Technologies Wins 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

Red Herring has recognized the achievements of CloudHealth Technologies and has named the company winner of a prestigious 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award. The awards program celebrates the achievements of the top private companies in the North America, Europa and Asia. The Red Herring Top 100 Global list includes the most promising and innovative companies and entrepreneurs that have proven their ability to execute in a highly...

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CloudHealth Technologies Recognized with 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Nov30

CloudHealth Technologies Recognized with 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

Each year, the leading private companies from the United States, Europe, and Asia are recognized by Red Herring. Thousands of privately owned companies are assessed with the most promising companies with the greatest potential included in the Red Herring Top 100 list. To be considered for inclusion, a company cannot be listed on any exchanges anywhere in the world, the company must be headquartered in the region of the corresponding...

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Botmetric Releases 2017 Public Cloud Usage Report
Nov30

Botmetric Releases 2017 Public Cloud Usage Report

Botmetric has released its annual 2017 public cloud usage report. The report includes detailed statistics on cloud adoption and usage by businesses of all sizes, including SMBs, midmarket organizations, and large enterprises. Botmetric based its report on businesses that have already signed up to use its cloud management and optimization platform. Today, the Botmetric platform is being used to manage more than $1 billion of cloud...

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Botmetric Releases Beta Version of Cloud Savings Tool with Amazon Alexa Integration
Nov28

Botmetric Releases Beta Version of Cloud Savings Tool with Amazon Alexa Integration

Cloud management has just got easier with Botmetric, following the release of a new beta version that integrates the firm’s cloud cost saving tool with Amazon Alexa. Botmetric is the first cloud management and optimization platform that is capable of processing voice commands to access cloud usage data and generate reports. Botmetric announced the release of the new closed beta version of its platform at the recent AWS Re:invent...

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CloudCheckr Update Adds Support for More Instance Types
Nov22

CloudCheckr Update Adds Support for More Instance Types

CloudCheckr has announced an update to its cloud management platform has been made which enhances usability and makes improvements to make the management of Azure and AWS resources more straightforward. Managed Service Providers who use CloudCheckr to monitor their clients’ cloud usage will no doubt be aware that when they on-board a new client, that client’s data will not appear on the Detailed Billing Report until the client incurs...

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CloudHealth Technologies Launches Next-Generation Policy Engine That Simplifies Cloud Governance
Nov17

CloudHealth Technologies Launches Next-Generation Policy Engine That Simplifies Cloud Governance

CloudHealth Technologies has launched its next-generation policy engine which the Boston-based firm claims strengthens cloud governance as well as simplifying the management, allowing businesses to spend less time on managing their cloud resources and put that time to much better use. The new policy engine governs cloud infrastructure in a totally new way. While a policy-driven method is an efficient way to manage hybrid cloud...

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RightScale Predicts $10 Billion Will be Wasted on Cloud Resources in 2018
Nov15

RightScale Predicts $10 Billion Will be Wasted on Cloud Resources in 2018

Enterprises are investing more money in the cloud, but a large percentage of cloud spending is wasted on unused and underutilized cloud resources. RightScale predicts that more than $10 billion will be wasted on unused/underutilized cloud resources in the next 12 months. Part of the problem has been a lack of support from cloud providers who have failed to help their customers reduce unnecessary cloud spending. The situation is...

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CloudHealth Technologies Rated One of the Hottest Companies in Boston
Nov14

CloudHealth Technologies Rated One of the Hottest Companies in Boston

CloudHealth Technologies has been included in the BostInno 50 on Fire list – A list of the 50 hottest companies in Boston – and was named the winner in the Technology category. The BostInno 50 on Fire list recognizes the top companies, organizations, and people based in Boston or doing business within or around Boston’s innovation economy. To be included in the list, companies and individuals must have achieved significant growth...

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Cloud Vendors to Watch in 2018
Nov13

Cloud Vendors to Watch in 2018

Businesses in all industry verticals are now taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud, whether for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. The cloud allows businesses to develop software and applications much more quickly and gain a technical edge over competitors. Over the past 12 months, Infrastructure-as-a-Service has seen tremendous growth, with the InformationWeek 2017 State of the Cloud survey indicating IaaS use has risen from...

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CloudHealth Technologies Named Finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards
Nov01

CloudHealth Technologies Named Finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards

CloudHealth Technologies has been named a finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards in the Public Cloud Migration and Optimization category. The awards recognize the achievements of companies and their innovative technologies, products and services. Many products and services are nominated for the awards, with a panel of expert judges whittling down all the nominees into a handful of innovative tools that help...

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CloudRanger Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program
Oct31

CloudRanger Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program

CloudRanger has announced it has launched a new managed service provider (MSP) partner program to make it easier for MSPs to offer server management and backup services to their clients. Through the partner program, MSPs can use the CloudRanger platform to automate backups, schedule cloud resources, and save their clients time and money. CloudRanger has developed its platform to be quick and easy to use, giving users a complete view...

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Over Half of Cloud Storage Services are Misconfigured: Report
Oct10

Over Half of Cloud Storage Services are Misconfigured: Report

A recent report by cloud threat defense firm RedLock claims more than half of businesses have made errors that have exposed sensitive data to the general public vuia the cloud. The study shows many organizations are not adhering to established security best practices, such as using multi-factor authentication for all privileged account subscirbers. Worse again, many groups are failing to constantly review their cloud environments...

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Cloud Computing Platforms and the Implications of HIPAA
Sep28

Cloud Computing Platforms and the Implications of HIPAA

Prior to cloud computing services being used by healthcare providers for storing or processing protected health information (PHI) or for creating web-based applications that collect, store, maintain, or transmit PHI, covered bodies must ensure the services are kept in a secure manner. Even in case where a cloud computing platform provider has being given HIPAA certification, or claims their service is HIPAA-compliant or supports HIPAA...

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Skeddly Introduces Option of Deleting/Recreating Aurora RDS Clusters to Lower Cloud Costs
Sep27

Skeddly Introduces Option of Deleting/Recreating Aurora RDS Clusters to Lower Cloud Costs

RDS instances used for staging and development do not need to run around the clock, yet many companies are not turning the lights off when they leave and are paying for RDS instances when they are not required. Since Amazon introduced the option of turning off Amazon RDS instances, companies have been able to make considerable cost savings on their RDS spending. Skeddly introduced the option of automating the switching off and...

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CloudHealth Technologies Now Provides Support for Azure Cloud Solution Providers
Sep20

CloudHealth Technologies Now Provides Support for Azure Cloud Solution Providers

The Boston-based cloud service management company CloudHealth Technologies has announced it is now providing support for the Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Now Azure CPSs can use the CloudHealth platform to provide even greater levels of support for their customers and obtain real-time visibility into their customers’ cloud environments to identify areas for optimization and cost reduction. Through the...

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ParkMyCloud Launches AWS Start/Stop Scheduler
Sep15

ParkMyCloud Launches AWS Start/Stop Scheduler

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) was launched in 2009, although almost as soon as users started adopting the PaaS, complaints started flooding in from users about the lack of functionality for on/off scheduling. Rather than paying for the service when it was required for development and testing purposes, RDS had to run continuously, with enterprises incurring considerable and unnecessary costs. It took until June 2017 for...

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DivvyCloud Secures $6 Million in Series A Funding
Sep07

DivvyCloud Secures $6 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud automation and cost management platform provider DivvyCloud has secured $6 million in Series A Funding with the latest funding round led by RTP Ventures. The Arlington, VA-based company plans to use the funding to accelerate development of its cloud infrastructure governance and security platform and scale up its sales and marketing operations. DivvyCloud was formed in 2012 by co-founders Brian Johnson and Chris DeRanus, who...

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DivvyCloud Platform Now Available for VMware Cloud on AWS
Aug28

DivvyCloud Platform Now Available for VMware Cloud on AWS

The DivvyCloud platform allows customers to consistently enforce policies across hybrid public and private cloud environments and ensure compliance and security of their cloud environments and keep tight control of costs. The DivvyCloud platform allows customers to find and fix some of the most common cloud problems in real time. By leveraging DivvyCloud programmatic Bots, cloud management is streamlined, efficiency is improved, and...

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RightScale Announces General Availability of its Optima Cloud Cost Management and Optimization Solution
Jul25

RightScale Announces General Availability of its Optima Cloud Cost Management and Optimization Solution

RightScale Optima, the collaborative cloud cost management and optimization platform for enterprises, has now been released and is generally available. The solution allows enterprises to manage their cloud spend in a deeper and more predictive way than was previously possible. The new collaborative cost management and optimization solution incorporates existing analysis, reporting, and forecasting functionality for AWS, Azure, Google...

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CloudHealth Technologies Sets is Sights on Europe with Major Expansion of EMEA Presence
Jul21

CloudHealth Technologies Sets is Sights on Europe with Major Expansion of EMEA Presence

Last month, the Boston-based cloud service management company CloudHealth Technologies completed its series D funding round and raised $46 million. This month the firm has announced that money will, in part, be used to expand its presence in Europe and cater to the growing number of companies in the region that are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud. Enterprises in the EMEA region are increasingly choosing...

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Cloud Resource Management Solution Provider Spotinst Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding
Jul13

Cloud Resource Management Solution Provider Spotinst Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding

Cloud resource management solution provider Spotinst has raised more than $15 million in Series A funding, with Intel Capital leading the latest funding round.  Springtime Ventures and Vertex Ventures both participated, and together bring the total investment in the firm up to $17 million. The funding from the latest round of investment will be used to increase the firm’s business reach and grow its operations. Spotinst is an Israeli...

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GorillaStack Helps Firms Manage EBS Snapshots and Save on Cloud Storage Costs
Jul10

GorillaStack Helps Firms Manage EBS Snapshots and Save on Cloud Storage Costs

GorillaStack has announced it has introduced new AWS cost allocation functionality for Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots. Amazon EBS is a block storage system that has been developed to allow persistent storage of data. When AWS EC2 instances require additional storage, new storage blocks are created that are tied to EC2 instances. EBS blocks can only be attacked to a single EC2 instance, although it is possible to create multiple...

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CloudRanger Releases Version 2.0 of its AWS Cloud Management Platform
Jul07

CloudRanger Releases Version 2.0 of its AWS Cloud Management Platform

CloudRanger has announced that version 2.0 of its award-winning cloud management platform has now been released. The new version includes several key updates and new functions that make it easier for businesses to save on their cloud bills and reduce the time they spend managing their cloud environments. The latest version of the cloud management platform allows users to automate cloud backups – snapshots and AMIs – to ensure...

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File Sharing Tools and Cloud Computing: OCR Highlights Risks
Jul05

File Sharing Tools and Cloud Computing: OCR Highlights Risks

File sharing and collaboration services offer many advantages to HIPAA-covered companies, although the services can also introduce risks to the privacy and security of electronic health information.  Many groups use these services, including among those healthcare organizations, yet they can lead to the exposure or disclosure of sensitive information. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR)  has...

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Spotinst Launches Spectrum: A Cloud Agnostic, Cross Platform Monitoring and Analytics Service
Jul03

Spotinst Launches Spectrum: A Cloud Agnostic, Cross Platform Monitoring and Analytics Service

Spotinst, the leading cloud workload management platform provider, has developed a platform that allows businesses to take advantage of the low cost of spot instances without the risk. The platform allows users to reduce their cloud compute costs by up to 90%. Today, the Tel Aviv-based firm has announced the launch of a new service: Spotinst Spectrum. Spectrum is a cross-platform monitoring and analytics service that gives users...

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Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Cloudyn
Jun29

Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Cloudyn

The first rumors that Microsoft was attempting to purchase the Israeli cloud cost management firm Cloudyn surfaced in April, although it has been relatively quiet on the Cloudyn front over the past few months as talks have continued over the deal. This week, Microsoft has confirmed that the deal is going through and a definitive agreement to purchase the firm has now been signed. It is not clear exactly how much Microsoft has had to...

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Series D Funding Round Raises $46 Million for CloudHealth Technologies
Jun28

Series D Funding Round Raises $46 Million for CloudHealth Technologies

The leading cloud service management company CloudHealth Technologies has announced the completion of its series D funding round which raised a further $46 million for the Boston-based company. The funds will be used to scale up its international operations, which will see its workforce almost double in 2017. The latest funding round was led by a new investor – the Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Kleiner...

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Visual Server Management Platform Launched by CloudRanger
Jun28

Visual Server Management Platform Launched by CloudRanger

CloudRanger, a provider of simple backup solutions for AWS, has announced the launch of a new visual server management platform that gives users control over their cloud environments and makes management a quick and easy process. The new version of the platform gives users an overall view of their entire server system, showing when backups have been performed, how long those backups have been stored, and which servers are switched on....

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FittedCloud Adds New Anomaly Detection Capability for EBS, EC2 and DynamoDB
Jun27

FittedCloud Adds New Anomaly Detection Capability for EBS, EC2 and DynamoDB

FittedCloud has announced it has introduced new anomaly detection capabilities for EBS, EC2, and DynamoDB that generate near real time alerts about abnormal resource provisioning changes. The benefits of using use public cloud environments are clear but use of the cloud is not without risk. Just as cyberattacks can occur on physical servers and networks, malicious attacks can occur in the cloud. If identity and access management (IAM)...

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ParkMyCloud Announces Auto Scheduling Cloud Cost Reduction Tool Works on AWS RDS Instances
Jun20

ParkMyCloud Announces Auto Scheduling Cloud Cost Reduction Tool Works on AWS RDS Instances

Until recently, it was not possible to start and stop RDS instances on AWS, although Amazon has recently introduced the option, allowing users to stop RDS instances when they are not required and only pay for the hours that are needed. After compute, RDS is the next biggest area of cloud expenditure. Typically, RDS accounts for around 15%-20% of cloud costs, which means the ability to only pay for the hours being used means there is...

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CloudHealth Technologies CTO Receives Boston CIO Leadership Association ORBIE Award
Jun17

CloudHealth Technologies CTO Receives Boston CIO Leadership Association ORBIE Award

Each year, the Boston CIO Leadership Association (BOSTON CIO) recognizes the best and brightest leaders of companies in the Boston area through its CIO of the Year ORBIE awards program. The program has been running since 1998. To date, more than 400 CIOs have been named as finalists and more than 100 CIOs have collected awards. To be considered for an award, a CIO must have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership, with the...

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CloudRanger Now Automates Scheduling of RDS Instances
Jun16

CloudRanger Now Automates Scheduling of RDS Instances

Running RDS instances can be costly, and while that cost is not a problem when RDS instances are being constantly used, for many businesses that is not the case. Oftentimes, RDS instances are used for non-production environments and there are often long periods of inactivity when RDS instances are being paid for but are not being used. The costs can rack up when multiple RDS instances are needed. In such cases, it is possible to...

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ParkMyCloud Launches Auto Scheduling for Google Cloud
Jun06

ParkMyCloud Launches Auto Scheduling for Google Cloud

ParkMyCloud, the leading provider of solutions to help organizations reduce cloud costs by cutting wastage, has announced its platform now supports auto scheduling for Google Cloud. ParkMyCloud launched its auto scheduling service for AWS – the most popular on-demand cloud computing platform – in September 2015. The auto scheduling tool helps its customers eliminate wasted cloud spend by automatically turning off cloud resources...

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Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network Achieved by FittedCloud
May31

Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network Achieved by FittedCloud

FittedCloud, a provider of cloud cost optimization solutions for Amazon Web Services (AWS), has announced that it has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN). APN Technology Partners offer software solutions that are integrated with or hosted on AWS. There are three tiers under the partner program: Registered, Standard, and Advanced, based on the level of expertise a partner has with the AWS...

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Updated CloudCheckr App Improves Spot Management and Reporting
May27

Updated CloudCheckr App Improves Spot Management and Reporting

CloudCheckr has announced a series of updates and improvements to its cloud management platform, CloudCheckr app, and website. The Cloudcheckr.com website has benefitted from a redesign and the CloudCheckr app now has a crisper, cleaner design with a new color scheme, new logos, new fonts and buttons. The new interface on the app make navigation much simpler. The improvements are more than just aesthetic. CloudCheckr has made several...

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Companies Wasting Money on Unused Cloud Capacity
Apr13

Companies Wasting Money on Unused Cloud Capacity

There are many benefits to switching to cloud computing, although one of the most important reasons for switching to the cloud is to save money. The cloud allows companies to avoid paying for expensive on-premise hardware. Purchasing servers requires a high capital expenditure, which can be avoided by using the cloud. More hardware also needs to be purchased than is actually necessary to make sure there is sufficient capacity to cope...

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ParkMyCloud Added to Avnet Cloud Marketplace
Apr04

ParkMyCloud Added to Avnet Cloud Marketplace

Today, Tech Data Corporation confirmed that its Technology Solutions arm has added ParkMyCloud to its award winning ‘one-stop shop’ for cloud solutions – The Avnet Cloud Marketplace. The new offering is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool that allows customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to eliminate unnecessary cloud spending. The solution allows businesses to schedule on and off times for idle cloud computing...

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SkyKick Cloud and Migration Suites Certified as HIPAA-Compliant
Apr03

SkyKick Cloud and Migration Suites Certified as HIPAA-Compliant

Cloud management solution provider SkyKick has been awarded HIPAA Privacy Shield Certification for two of its software products for IT solution partners: SkyKick Cloud and SkyKick Migration Suites. The certification confirms that both products have the necessary privacy and security controls to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its subsequent Privacy and Security Rules....

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DivvyCloud Included in SPROCKIT Class of 2017
Mar24

DivvyCloud Included in SPROCKIT Class of 2017

The media and entertainment industry has embraced the use of cloud infrastructure and is leveraging the cloud to deliver a vast range of digital content to consumers. While the cloud offers a myriad of benefits, the cloud is not without its problems, and many companies in the industry have experienced many headaches managing their cloud deployments. The cloud offers greater flexibility than on-premises IT, yet many businesses in the...

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FittedCloud Enhances its EC2 and EBS Optimization Solutions
Mar23

FittedCloud Enhances its EC2 and EBS Optimization Solutions

FittedCloud has announced its cloud cost optimization solution for AWS has benefitted from an upgrade with new machine-learning algorithms added to the solution, enhanced reports, and advanced actionable advisories now included. The latest release of the platform is intended to help customers gain more in-depth insights into cloud usage. The solution now has even greater flexibility to allow fine control of cloud resources and full...

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Cloudability Purchase of Cloud Manager Expands its Operations in Australasia
Mar14

Cloudability Purchase of Cloud Manager Expands its Operations in Australasia

Cloudability has expanded its customer base in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner Cloud Manager. Brisbane-based Cloud Manager will cease to exist as it is and will be incorporated into the Cloudability brand. Its San Francisco office will be merged with the Cloudability U.S. Sales Office and the firm’s Australian office will start operating under the Cloudability name in the next...

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Phishing Attacks on Cloud Storage Providers Causing Concern
Feb09

Phishing Attacks on Cloud Storage Providers Causing Concern

Phishing is one of the most common ways that cybercriminals gain access to sensitive data. While logins for online banking services are still a major prize, cybercriminals are now increasingly conducting phishing attacks on cloud storage providers. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) attacks have also soared. A recent report from PhishLabs shows the extent to which cloud storage providers are being targeted. In 2013, cloud storage and...

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Latest CloudCheckr Update Adds New Right-Sizing Capability
Jan30

Latest CloudCheckr Update Adds New Right-Sizing Capability

After listening to feedback from its users, CloudCheckr has made a slew of updates to its platform in January to improve usability. The firm has also proactively added new features and capabilities to meet the needs of users in today’s rapidly changing cloud market. The latest update to the platform includes two new functions for AWS related to cost management. A Right-Sizing Workflows control has been added which allows users to...

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ParkMyCloud Starts Providing its Cloud Parking Service for Azure Resources
Jan24

ParkMyCloud Starts Providing its Cloud Parking Service for Azure Resources

ParkMyCloud has developed an innovative cloud parking service that can be used to automatically turn off cloud resources when they are not in use, and turn them on when they are needed, saving companies a small fortune by cutting out cloud expenditure. The Dulles, VA-based startup’s cloud parking service has been available for AWS resources for some time, and now Azure users can also benefit from the cost savings the offered by its...

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HPE Announces Acquisition of Cloud Cruiser
Jan23

HPE Announces Acquisition of Cloud Cruiser

HPE has announced a deal has been struck to purchase the cloud consumption analytics SaaS firm Cloud Cruiser. While a definitive agreement has been reached to purchase the Californian company, the terms of the deal and the cost have not been made public. Cloud Cruiser was formed in 2010 and has developed a platform that allows enterprises to analyze their cloud consumption and make changes to improve efficiency and utilization of...

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Cloud Cruiser Releases Enhanced Version of its Cloud Consumption Analytics SaaS Application
Dec20

Cloud Cruiser Releases Enhanced Version of its Cloud Consumption Analytics SaaS Application

Cloud Cruiser has announced the release of a new version of its cloud consumption analytics SaaS application. The new release includes enhanced budgeting capabilities to make it easier for customers to optimize their consumption of cloud services and get a better return on their investment. The application allows customers to carefully control their cloud spending and eliminate waste. The new version of the Cloud Cruiser 16 SaaS...

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Botmetric Launches Version 2.0 of its Cloud Cost Management Tool
Nov30

Botmetric Launches Version 2.0 of its Cloud Cost Management Tool

Botmetric has released Botmetric 2.0 – The latest version of its cloud cost management and optimization tool. While previous versions have allowed customers to make important savings on their cloud bills, the latest version is better suited to the needs of the workforce across an organization. Cloud management and optimization tools give businesses in-depth insights into their cloud environments, allowing them to manage their cloud...

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Cloudyn Launches Two New Cloud Cost Management Services
Nov28

Cloudyn Launches Two New Cloud Cost Management Services

Cloudyn, the leading provider of hybrid and multi-cloud cost management and optimization solutions, has announced it has launched a new cost optimization tool called CloudynDex and a Container Strategy for AWS. As more businesses opt for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments there has been growing demand for tools that can provide visibility into cloud usage and provide cost saving opportunities by identifying and rectifying efficiency...

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Batchly and Cloudability Announce New Strategic Partnership
Nov28

Batchly and Cloudability Announce New Strategic Partnership

Batchly and Cloudability, two providers of solutions that help businesses optimize and reduce their cloud spending have announced a new strategic partnership. The new partnership will make it even easier for AWS customers to implement cost saving measures and optimize their usage of compute resources. Both companies share a similar vision – To help businesses take advantage of the benefits of the cloud at the lowest possible cost. The...

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70% of IT Pros are Concerned about Cloud Security Risks
Nov17

70% of IT Pros are Concerned about Cloud Security Risks

More organizations are now taking advantage of the benefits of the cloud, yet 70% of IT professionals are concerned about cloud security risks, according to the second global Cloud Security Survey from Netwrix Corp. The biggest concern is the potential for sensitive data to be accessed by employees of cloud service providers and third parties. 69% of respondents said unauthorized access was their biggest concern. Malware was also...

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DivvyCloud Launches BotFactory.io to Help AWS Customers Close Cloud Security Gaps
Nov16

DivvyCloud Launches BotFactory.io to Help AWS Customers Close Cloud Security Gaps

DivvyCloud simplifies cloud management by providing a range of tools that automate cloud infrastructure, help businesses identify and address security issues in real time, and ensure compliance with industry regulations such as SOC 2, CIS, PCI DSS, and HIPAA. The platform also helps businesses analyze cloud costs and optimize spending. The platform provides visibility into multi-cloud environments and offers policy automation across...

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