Hacking Group Observed Installing Weave Scope Tool to Gain Visibility and Control of Business Cloud Environments
Sep11

Hacking Group Observed Installing Weave Scope Tool to Gain Visibility and Control of Business Cloud Environments

The threat detection and response firm Intezer has observed a hacking group using the Weave Scope visualization and monitoring tool to gain visibility into and take control of compromised Docker and Kubernetes cloud environments. The hacking group, referred to as TeamTNT by Intezer, is known to target Docker and Kubernetes systems and has been observed using a credential-stealing worm to discover and exfiltrate AWS login credentials....

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47% of UK IT Leaders Say Security Strategies Have Not Been Updated to Account for Their Cloud Environments
Aug26

47% of UK IT Leaders Say Security Strategies Have Not Been Updated to Account for Their Cloud Environments

A new study conducted by Trend Micro has revealed that while many UK companies have migrated to cloud environments, almost half (47%) have not updated their security strategies and are still reliant on security technologies for on premises environments. Traditional IT security measures such as firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems work well with on premises IT infrastructure, but they are far less effective at...

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Fortinet Acquires Cloud Security Startup Opaq
Jul21

Fortinet Acquires Cloud Security Startup Opaq

The Sunnyvale, CA-based cybersecurity firm Fortinet has announced it has acquired the cloud security startup Opaq for an undisclosed sum. Fortinet already has a powerful Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform, which is typically delivered on-premises or in the data center. Opaq has developed a Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) in the cloud. The acquisition of Opaq will help Fortinet deliver cloud-based...

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96% of Companies are Concerned About Public Cloud Security
Jul10

96% of Companies are Concerned About Public Cloud Security

While most companies have adopted the public cloud and have moved at least some of their workloads or infrastructure to the cloud, confidence in cloud security is low. According to a recent study conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Sophos, 96% of the 3,251 respondents to the survey said they were concerned about their current state of their cloud security. The survey was conducted on IT managers in 26 countries, including the...

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Microsoft Research Develops Undetectable Malware Scanner for Virtual Machines
Jul09

Microsoft Research Develops Undetectable Malware Scanner for Virtual Machines

Many businesses have replaced traditional desktops with virtual machines located in the cloud. Each virtual machine is an exact replica of a standard desktop complete with an operating system that is located on a cloud service provider’s server. One cloud server can house many virtual machines that run simultaneously. While antivirus software can be used on virtual machines, the signature-based detection is only good at identifying...

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Webinar 07/07: A Practitioner’s Guide to Cloud Security and Compliance Processes
Jul06

Webinar 07/07: A Practitioner’s Guide to Cloud Security and Compliance Processes

Securing your cloud environment and ensuring compliance with data protection regulation can become a challenge when you scale up cloud usage. Security teams frequently find that their tried and trusted security policies for on-premises infrastructure are not effective at mitigating the risks of decentralized cloud usage. If risks are not mitigated, misconfigurations could easily occur that expose sensitive cloud data. Developing...

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CloudHealth by VMware Now Available Through Azure Marketplace
Jul01

CloudHealth by VMware Now Available Through Azure Marketplace

The CloudHealth multi-cloud management platform has been added to the Microsoft Azure marketplace. The VMware platform allows cloud users to gain full visibility into their entire cloud footprint to help with operational governance, financial management, and cost control. While organizations are transitioning to the cloud to improve flexibility, scalability, collaboration, and reduce IT costs, many are failing to see the full benefits...

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Massive Global Surveillance Campaign Used Rogue Chrome Extensions to Steal Data
Jun22

Massive Global Surveillance Campaign Used Rogue Chrome Extensions to Steal Data

Researchers at Awake Security have uncovered a massive global surveillance campaign that used malicious Google Chrome extensions to steal sensitive data. The extensions had been downloaded millions of times before Google removed them from the Chrome Web Store. These Trojan browser extensions were used to steal corporate data and gain a persistent foothold in corporate networks. Awake Security researchers identified 111 malicious...

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Gartner Predicts 33% Increase in Cloud Security Spending in 2020
Jun19

Gartner Predicts 33% Increase in Cloud Security Spending in 2020

Gartner has published a revised forecast for information security spending in 2020, predicting a much lower increase due to COVID19. A previous analysis of the information security market in December 2019 predicted an increase in spending of 8.7% in 2020, but Gartner has now revised the forecast downward and expects spending to reach 123.8% in 2020, an increase of just 2.4%. Prior to the COVID19 pandemic, Gartner predicted IT spending...

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Guidance Issued on Addressing Privacy and Security Risks for Telehealth Data in the Cloud
Jun18

Guidance Issued on Addressing Privacy and Security Risks for Telehealth Data in the Cloud

The Cloud Security Alliance has published a new resource to help healthcare organizations address the privacy and security risks associated with the processing, storage, and transmission of patient data in the cloud when providing telehealth services. The COVID-19 public health emergency has required healthcare providers to start providing virtual visits to help control the spread of COVID-19. Telehealth services have been expanded...

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6 Vulnerabilities Identified in D-Link DIR-865L Cloud Wireless Routers
Jun16

6 Vulnerabilities Identified in D-Link DIR-865L Cloud Wireless Routers

Security researchers at Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 team have identified 6 vulnerabilities in the D-Link DIR-865L series of cloud wireless routers, one of which has been rated critical and the remaining 5 are rated high severity. The D-Link DIR-865L series of routers reached end of life in February 2016; however, many are still in use and are vulnerable to attack. After being notified about the flaws, D-Link warned customers that as...

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Webinar 6/18: Best Practices for a Successful Cloud Center of Excellence
Jun15

Webinar 6/18: Best Practices for a Successful Cloud Center of Excellence

Organizations that have migrated workloads to the public cloud often find that as cloud usage grows, several departments and teams across the organization will be consuming cloud resources. As the cloud environment grows in size and complexity, organizations often discover management becomes more difficult, there is considerable wastage across the organization, and the investment fails to deliver value. What is required is a cloud...

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Survey Reveals 92% of Organizations have Cloud Security Gaps
Jun15

Survey Reveals 92% of Organizations have Cloud Security Gaps

Oracle and KPMG have released the 2020 Cloud Threat Report. The report offers insights into the state of cloud security, with data for the report gathered in a recent survey of 750 cybersecurity and IT professionals. The report includes an analysis of cloud adoption trends and explores the current threat landscape and the steps that have been taken by companies to secure their cloud infrastructure and data. Currently, 88% of...

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Exposed Elasticsearch Instances are Found by Hackers in a Matter of Hours
Jun12

Exposed Elasticsearch Instances are Found by Hackers in a Matter of Hours

How long does it take hackers to find exposed Elasticsearch servers and exposed S3 Buckets? Just a few hours according to Comparitech. Comparitech researchers are no strangers to exposed cloud data. They commonly find unprotected databases and report the lack of protections to the data owners. In many cases, exposed Elasticsearch servers are secured quickly, although it is often not clear for how long data has been exposed. The...

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Livingbridge Invests in Cloud Security Vendor TitanHQ
Jun12

Livingbridge Invests in Cloud Security Vendor TitanHQ

The leading cloud security vendor TitanHQ has announced that the UK mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge has invested in the company through its Enterprise 3 program. Livingbridge has been investing in fast growing companies for more than 20 years, with more than 150 companies around the world having benefited from investment, many of which have gone on to become household names.  Livingbridge identified TitanHQ as an ideal...

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CloudHealth by VMware Now Hosting Online Group Demos
Jun09

CloudHealth by VMware Now Hosting Online Group Demos

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to work in different ways and re-evaluate their priorities. During difficult times, there is often an increased focus on cost efficiency and efforts are stepped up to eliminate wastage. The pandemic has also forced many businesses to accelerate their digital transformation plans in order to better support a fully remote workforce. While some businesses have struggled, there have been many...

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Survey Shows Marked Increase in Adoption of Cloud-Native Security Tools
Jun07

Survey Shows Marked Increase in Adoption of Cloud-Native Security Tools

A recent survey conducted by the SIEM company Exabeam has shown there has been a marked increase in the use of cloud security tools in the past 3 months. The COVID-19 lockdowns imposed in many countries has forced businesses to switch from a largely office-based workforce to having virtually all employees working from home. In order to support such a large, at-home workforce, businesses have had to accelerate their move to the cloud....

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CloudHealth Announces General Availability of FlexOrgs and Advanced User Permissions
May22

CloudHealth Announces General Availability of FlexOrgs and Advanced User Permissions

CloudHealth has announced the general availability of FlexOrgs and Advanced User Permissions. These features help businesses manage and delegate control of their cloud environments at scale as they increase in complexity. As cloud environments increase in scale and complexity, traditional management tools are no longer effective. When there are hundreds of cloud consumers across the enterprise, and thousands of different services are...

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Microsoft Launches Healthcare-Specific Cloud Solution
May20

Microsoft Launches Healthcare-Specific Cloud Solution

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new healthcare-specific solution – Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare – which brings together a tailored set of capabilities that will help healthcare providers improve collaboration, engage patients, and gain deep insights into healthcare data to improve efficiency and operational outcomes. Most of the capabilities delivered by Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare are not new, they have been available...

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CloudRanger Announces Attainment of AWS Storage Competency Status
May16

CloudRanger Announces Attainment of AWS Storage Competency Status

CloudRanger has announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status, confirming the company’s ability to help customers meet their AWS storage goals. In order to be awarded AWS Storage Competency status, a company must demonstrate it possesses comprehensive knowledge of AWS and in addition to having deep domain expertise, the company must also be able to deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS. Relatively few AWS...

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2020 Will See Many Businesses Switch to App-Centric Cloud Governance
May14

2020 Will See Many Businesses Switch to App-Centric Cloud Governance

The public cloud will continue to grow in 2020 and multicloud strategies are fast becoming the norm for businesses. Cloud vendors are working hard to connect their cloud solutions to each other, which will make it much easier for customers to spread their workloads and data across different clouds that are tailored to particular workloads.  Containerization is likely to continue to flourish in 2020, and serverless computing is also...

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Remote Working Causing Concern Among Cybersecurity Professionals
May08

Remote Working Causing Concern Among Cybersecurity Professionals

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant businesses have had to transition to a largely at-home workforce rapidly, and that move is causing cybersecurity professionals to lose sleep. While businesses were initially concerned about making changes to keep employees productive, attention is now focused on security. This is not surprising given cybercriminals are taking advantage of the security vulnerabilities that were introduced as a result of...

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Rapid7 to Acquire Cloud Security and Governance Firm DivvyCloud
May01

Rapid7 to Acquire Cloud Security and Governance Firm DivvyCloud

Rapid7 has announced it will be acquiring the cloud security and governance firm DivvyCloud for $145 million in a move to improve cloud security for its customers. The SecOps firm has been moving more deeply into the cloud in recent years and has been expanding its cloud offerings, and the acquisition of DivvyCloud is part of that drive. Arlington, VA-based DivvyCloud was formed in 2013 and now has 75 employees. The company’s platform...

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Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report Reveals Major Increase in Cloud Spending Due to COVID-19
May01

Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report Reveals Major Increase in Cloud Spending Due to COVID-19

Flexera has released its 2020 State of the Cloud Report, which provides insights into use of the cloud by enterprises and SMBs, the cloud strategies being adopted by leading companies, and cloud spending trends. The report draws on the views of 750 technical professionals from a wide range of industry sectors who provided their insights on the current state of the cloud and how they have transformed their businesses through the...

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CloudHealth Optimization Desk Launched to Help Customers During Covid-19 Crisis
Apr29

CloudHealth Optimization Desk Launched to Help Customers During Covid-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has forced businesses to make many changes and there is considerable uncertainty, which has made optimizing cloud resources and reducing cloud costs a challenge. Many businesses have found that they are wasting money during the COVID-19 crisis by not buying enough Reserved Instances and Savings Plans, and end up having to pay the extra costs for On-Demand resources rather than buying too many Reserved instances...

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New CloudCheckr CMx Platform Released to Simplify Cloud Management for Large Organizations
Apr18

New CloudCheckr CMx Platform Released to Simplify Cloud Management for Large Organizations

CloudCheckr has launched a new platform specifically for large organizations with complex organizational structures to help them manage their cloud resources and get the best ROI. The platform is ideally suited to large enterprises and managed service providers and ensures the highest level of cloud security and compliance, while helping organizations to achieve significant cost savings on their cloud resources. The platform provides...

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CloudLIVE Conference Goes 100% Virtual on May 20, 2020
Apr10

CloudLIVE Conference Goes 100% Virtual on May 20, 2020

CloudLIVE is the industry-leading multicloud conference dedicated to transforming and scaling businesses in the cloud. The CloudHealth by VMware-hosted event brings together individuals from across the cloud computing industry and provides an excellent opportunity for learning and networking. For the past two years, CloudLIVE has been an in-person event running over three days. Attendees are given the opportunity to learn best...

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Apptio Integrates AWS Savings Plans More Fully into Cloudability Platform
Mar24

Apptio Integrates AWS Savings Plans More Fully into Cloudability Platform

Apptio has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) Savings Plans have now been further incorporated into the Apptio Cloudability platform and recommendations will be made to customers when Savings Plans allow them to save money on their cloud resources. AWS introduced Savings Plans as an alternative to Reserved Instances in Late 2019 and, like Reserved Instances, Savings Plans can provide savings of up to 72% compared to on demand...

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CloudHealth is Now a Cloud Security Alliance STAR Registrant
Feb10

CloudHealth is Now a Cloud Security Alliance STAR Registrant

On January 23, 2020, CloudHealth by VMware announced the company became a Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) registrant. The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with more than 80,000 members worldwide. The aim of CSA is to promote the use of best practices to provide security assurance in cloud computing. CSA has developed free online courses, runs many webinars and...

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CloudHealth by VMware Named One of Best Places to Work in 2020
Jan26

CloudHealth by VMware Named One of Best Places to Work in 2020

CloudHealth by VMware has announced it has been named as one the Best Places to Work, achieving position 3 in the 2020 list compiled by Built In Boston. CloudHealth has also been named as a company that offers the Best Benefits. CloudHealth by VMware, formerly CloudHealth Technologies, has consistently been rated as a top place to work over the past 5 years, but the last year has been particularly exciting following its acquisition by...

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Microsoft Database of 250 Million Records Exposed Online
Jan23

Microsoft Database of 250 Million Records Exposed Online

Microsoft has announced that one of its databases has been accidentally exposed online. The database could over the internet without the need for authentication. The database was found by security researchers at Comparitech, who reported the security issue to Microsoft. Microsoft immediately secured the database and launched an investigation to determine how long the data had been exposed and whether it had been accessed by...

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TitanHQ’s Web and Email Security Solutions Now Available for Pax8 Partners
Jan22

TitanHQ’s Web and Email Security Solutions Now Available for Pax8 Partners

Pax8, the multi-award-winning cloud distribution company, has formed a new strategic partnership with TitanHQ, the leading provider of cloud-based email and web security solutions for managed service providers serving the SMB market. In order to block an increasingly diverse range of cyberthreats and effectively mitigate risk, a layered approach to security is required. Cybersecurity solutions need to be used to protect mobile...

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CloudHealth by VMware Announces Winners of Partner of the Year Awards
Dec14

CloudHealth by VMware Announces Winners of Partner of the Year Awards

The CloudHealth Partner of the Year Award Program recognizes outstanding MSPs who have gone the extra mile to help customers optimize and govern their multicloud environments. Those MSPs provide valuable insights to help their customers manage their cloud costs while driving business transformation through the cloud. “CloudHealth Partner of the Year winners are an elite group among hundreds of service providers globally,” said Bob...

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CloudHealth Announces Support for AWS Savings Plans
Nov18

CloudHealth Announces Support for AWS Savings Plans

Compute spending on AWS accounts for the majority of customers’ bills and reducing compute costs is a focus for many businesses. One of the main ways that businesses can reduce their spending is to use Reserved Instances, which do provide considerable discounts but can be time consuming to manage. Last week, AWS announced it has started rolling out a new method of cost saving – Savings Plans – that is being provided alongside RIs....

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7.5 Million Adobe Creative Cloud Users Warned of Data Breach
Oct28

7.5 Million Adobe Creative Cloud Users Warned of Data Breach

Adobe has announced that a vulnerability has exposed the private information of approximately 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users. The information was contained in an Elasticsearch database, which could be accessed by anyone via a web browser without any authentication required. Fortunately, only basic customer information was exposed. No financial information or passwords were stored in the database, only basic information about...

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Only 32% of Companies are Adopting a Security-First Approach to Cloud Data Storage
Oct17

Only 32% of Companies are Adopting a Security-First Approach to Cloud Data Storage

A recent survey conducted by the Poenmon Institute has revealed less than a third (32%) of companies are adopting a security-first approach to data stored in the cloud. The survey was conducted for the 2019 Thales Global Cloud Security Study on 3,000 IT and IT security professionals in 8 countries – Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UK and the US. The survey revealed 48% of corporate data is now stored in the...

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Study Reveals the Top Multicloud Challenges Faced by MSPs
Sep28

Study Reveals the Top Multicloud Challenges Faced by MSPs

Many Managed Service Providers (MSPs) believe the cloud offers huge opportunities for driving growth and boosting profits, but there are many challenges and obstacles to overcome if MSPs are to successfully deliver multicloud solutions that deliver the fullest value. To explore the opportunities and challenges faced by MSPs in a multicloud world, CloudHealth by VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a survey to explore...

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Agari Announces Fall 2019 Release of its Secure Email Cloud Email Security Solution
Sep26

Agari Announces Fall 2019 Release of its Secure Email Cloud Email Security Solution

Agari has announced the Fall 2019 release of its AI-powered email security solution, Secure Email Cloud. The latest updates include new features to improve protection against advanced email security threats. The Agari Secure Email Cloud leverages threat intelligence gathered from trillions of emails which is used to keep inboxes free from phishing and spear phishing emails. The solution also provides protection against business email...

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CloudLIVE Conference Highlights Strategies for Battling Multicloud Complexity
Sep24

CloudLIVE Conference Highlights Strategies for Battling Multicloud Complexity

The second annual CloudLIVE conference starts in Boston tomorrow and consists of two days of mainstage events and breakout track sessions covering a broad range of topics including multicloud management, cost optimization, and cloud security and governance. A broad range of speakers will be sharing their insights into current cloud trends, and will provide best practices and explain how leading enterprises are tackling the common...

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SpamTitan Named Leader in G2 Crowd 2019 Summer Grid Report for Cloud Email Security
Sep19

SpamTitan Named Leader in G2 Crowd 2019 Summer Grid Report for Cloud Email Security

The independent business software review platform, G2 Crowd, has named SpamTitan leader in cloud email security in its Grid Summer 2019 Report. This is the third consecutive quarter where SpamTitan has been named leader in cloud-based email security, and this quarter is joined by Proofpoint Email Security Protection and Barracuda Email Security Gateway. The G2 Crowd Grid reports rate companies based on market presence and customer...

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CloudHealth Hybrid Provides Insights into all Hybrid Cloud Resources in a Single Platform
Aug28

CloudHealth Hybrid Provides Insights into all Hybrid Cloud Resources in a Single Platform

CloudHealth By VMware has announced that it will soon be launching a new solution to help organizations manage and optimize their hybrid cloud environments. It has been a year since CloudHealth Technologies was acquired by VMware, and while there has been huge investment in the public cloud and significant growth of its customer base in that time, the company believes it has only just scratched the surface of multicloud management....

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HIPAA Compliance & iCloud
Aug25

HIPAA Compliance & iCloud

Cloud storage services are a useful way of sharing and saving information. As data uploaded to the cloud can be accessed from a number of different devices in any location with an Internet connection, information is always at hand when it is required. There are many providers of cloud storage services to opt for, many of which are suitable for use by healthcare providers for saving and sharing ePHI. They include strong access and...

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Amazon CloudFront & HIPAA Compliance
Jul16

Amazon CloudFront & HIPAA Compliance

Amazon CloudFront is a web service that enables users to optimize the speed of their web content delivery via the Internet and for website hosting. Normally, when a website is viewed, the visitor experiences some latency loading static and dynamic content. The reason for this is viewers will not make a direct connection to the content, instead they will be directed through a path to reach the server where the content can be seen. The...

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HIPAA Compliance & IBM Cloud

IBM provides a cloud platform to help groups create their mobile and web services, build native cloud apps, and host their infrastructure along with a wide variety of cloud-based services for the capture, analysis, and processing of data. The platform has already been configured by many healthcare suppliers, payers, and health plans, and applications and portals have been developed to provide patients with better access to their...

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Agari Announces Summer 2019 Release of its Secure Email Cloud Email Security Solution
Jun27

Agari Announces Summer 2019 Release of its Secure Email Cloud Email Security Solution

Agari has announced the Summer 2019 release of its email security solution, Secure Email Cloud. The Summer release includes major code upgrades and new features to enhance protection against email security threats such as phishing, spear phishing, business email compromise, and zero-day threats. The latest release also provides improved insights into email-based threats targeting companies in the APAC region. One of the main upgrades...

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PHI Uploaded to Unapproved and Unsecured Cloud Service Used by UMC Physicians
May21

PHI Uploaded to Unapproved and Unsecured Cloud Service Used by UMC Physicians

UMC Physicians, based in Lubbock, is contacting patients of UMC Southwest Gastroenterology to make them aware that some of their protected health information has been exposed due to errors of judgement by two of its employed providers. Those suppliers had each set up a Google shared drive which was used to track follow up jobs related to the provision of care to patients. While the shared drives were set up with good aims and were...

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TitanHQ Releases WebTitan Cloud v4.12
May01

TitanHQ Releases WebTitan Cloud v4.12

TitanHQ has released an update for its award-winning web filtering platform WebTitan Cloud. The latest version of the DNS filtering solution – WebTitan Cloud v4.12 – includes a new feature that will be of particular benefit to MSPs and customers who have facilities in different geographic locations. WebTitan Cloud now supports filtering by location. Policies can be set by location and will be applied whether users are on or off the...

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CloudHealth by VMware Achieves 5-Star Rating in CRN 2019 Partner Program Guide
Apr02

CloudHealth by VMware Achieves 5-Star Rating in CRN 2019 Partner Program Guide

CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has released its 2019 Partner Program Guide: An annual guide that recognizes the leading partner programs in the IT channel. The guide details the most successful partner programs in the channel that are provided by the leading suppliers of IT products and services. To produce the guide, the Channel Company assesses the partner programs of each supplier. Each is assessed on partner profitability,...

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Agari Announces Spring 2019 Release of its Secure Email Cloud Email Security Solution
Mar22

Agari Announces Spring 2019 Release of its Secure Email Cloud Email Security Solution

Agari has announced the Spring 2019 release of its AI-powered email security solution, Secure Email Cloud. The latest round of updates includes enhanced Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) management and introduces the Continuous Detection and Response Mobile App, which was announced at the 2019 RSA Conference. BIMI is an industry standard that allows brand logos to be inserted into receiver inbox messages to help end...

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CloudHealth Senior Director of Global Channels Included in 2019 CRN Channel Chief List
Feb12

CloudHealth Senior Director of Global Channels Included in 2019 CRN Channel Chief List

CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has published its 2019 list of the top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs. The annual list consists of the top executives who are driving the channel agenda and are championing channel partnerships. These elite executives have demonstrated outstanding commitment to driving growth and revenue through partner programs and have shown extraordinary leadership across the channel as a whole. The CRN team...

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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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Cloud-Based Threat Analytics Firm ZoneFox Acquired by Fortinet
Oct25

Cloud-Based Threat Analytics Firm ZoneFox Acquired by Fortinet

Fortinet has announced it has acquired the cloud-based threat analytics firm ZoneFox and will be using the company’s machine learning threat detection technology to enhance protection against insider threats. As companies are migrating data and infrastructure to the cloud, more and more endpoints and users are accessing cloud resources. While those resources need to be accessed by employees for legitimate work purposes, they can also...

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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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