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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PhishLine Partners with Master Concept Cloud Security Services
Nov14

PhishLine Partners with Master Concept Cloud Security Services

PhishLine is a leading security awareness training provider. Its training platform is used by hundreds of companies to train their employees how to recognize phishing and social engineering attacks and take the appropriate action to prevent data theft and network compromises. The training platform includes thousands of resources that can be used to raise awareness of key security threats and teach best practices to reduce risk. The...

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Action Exclusions Introduced by Skeddly to Take Cloud Resources out of Automated Control
Nov10

Action Exclusions Introduced by Skeddly to Take Cloud Resources out of Automated Control

Automating switching EC2 instances on and off allows organizations to make considerable savings on their cloud costs. Skeddly offers such a service to ensure that businesses are not spending money on cloud resources when they are not in use – at the weekend, overnight, and on public holidays for example. The automated actions save businesses considerable time and money, but while rules can be set, there may be times when certain...

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FittedCloud Joins AWS Partner Network and Makes Cloud Cost Optimization Solution Available on AWS Marketplace
Nov07

FittedCloud Joins AWS Partner Network and Makes Cloud Cost Optimization Solution Available on AWS Marketplace

Acton, MA-based FittedCloud, one of the leading providers of cloud optimization and management solutions, has announced it has now joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) as a technology vendor and has made its AWS machine learning-based optimization solutions available on the AWS Marketplace. “This partnership will allow us to reach out to more AWS customers in order to serve their optimization needs. Being part of the AWS Marketplace...

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Cloud Cruiser Survey Highlights Need for a Solution to Monitor and Analyze Cloud Usage
Oct27

Cloud Cruiser Survey Highlights Need for a Solution to Monitor and Analyze Cloud Usage

Cloud Cruiser has published the results of a survey conducted at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta, Georgia that has revealed there is a clear need for solutions that allow SMBs and enterprises to meter cloud usage and analyze their consumption of cloud resources across the entire business. The survey was conducted on more than 100 IT and cloud business professionals from organizations around the world. 80% of...

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Cloud Hosting Services Used to Host and Spread Malware
Oct24

Cloud Hosting Services Used to Host and Spread Malware

Major cloud services including Amazon’s AWS and the Google cloud platform are being used to distribute malware, according to security researchers. Georgia Tech graduate student Xiaojing Liao recently announced the results of a study of 20 major cloud hosting providers which revealed that cybercriminals are using these cloud storage platforms to deliver malware. The study, which was conducted by Liao and fellow researchers from Georgia...

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Virlock Ransomware Capable of Spreading via Cloud Sync
Oct11

Virlock Ransomware Capable of Spreading via Cloud Sync

Virlock Ransomware has been around since 2014; however, the latest version of the file-encrypting malware has a host of new capabilities making it even more dangerous. Virlock ransomware can now encrypt all files it comes into contact with. The methods used for spreading infections are also now much more effective. The latest version is capable of spreading internally via cloud sync and collaboration applications. Initial infection...

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IoT Device Security Guidelines Issued by Cloud Security Alliance
Oct10

IoT Device Security Guidelines Issued by Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released a set of IoT device security guidelines to help developers build stronger security controls into their devices. Many developers struggle to identify controls that can be incorporated into devices and software systems to keep devices and data secure. Identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities is a difficult process and many device developers do not know where to start. This is...

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OCR Issues Cloud Computing Guidance for HIPAA Covered Entities
Oct07

OCR Issues Cloud Computing Guidance for HIPAA Covered Entities

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued cloud computing guidance for HIPAA covered entities. The new guidance was issued in response to numerous questions that had been asked by covered entities and their business associates about how cloud services could be adopted without falling afoul of HIPAA Rules. The new cloud computing guidance for HIPAA covered entities can also be used by...

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Agari Launches Email Cloud Identity to Scan Messages Sent by Third Party Email Senders
Oct04

Agari Launches Email Cloud Identity to Scan Messages Sent by Third Party Email Senders

Agari has announced the addition of a new service – Email Cloud Identity – to its Agari Email Trust Platform™. The new service allows organizations to scan the messages sent by third-party email senders on their behalf to verify the identity of the senders and block phishing attacks. Organizations may be monitoring and managing the emails sent by their own employees, but the majority of messages sent from organizations’ domains...

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Sophos Email Security Now Incorporated into Cloud Management Platform
Aug24

Sophos Email Security Now Incorporated into Cloud Management Platform

The Sophos Central cloud-based management platform can be used to manage Sophos endpoint, mobile and wireless security products. Now Sophos has added its email security offering – Sophos Email – to the cloud management platform, allowing its customers manage all solutions through a single-pane-of-glass. The addition of Sophos Email to the platform makes the management of the solution much more straightforward for customers who have...

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Infosys Joins the Growing List of Cloudyn Investors
Aug04

Infosys Joins the Growing List of Cloudyn Investors

Infosys – India’s second largest software exporter – has announced it has invested $4 million in the cloud cost management and optimization firm Cloudyn – An Israeli firm formed in 2011 to help businesses get a better ROI on their cloud investment. Cloudyn’s software-as-a-service cloud cost optimization platform gives businesses visibility into how their cloud spend is being utilized across multiple providers and provides them...

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Starbucks and McDonalds Block Porn Access on WiFi Networks
Jul18

Starbucks and McDonalds Block Porn Access on WiFi Networks

Starbucks and McDonalds have announced that they are starting to block porn access on WiFi networks. McDonalds implemented web filters earlier this year, and Starbucks will also be controlling Internet content in its coffee shops in the near future after evaluating enterprise web filtering solutions. McDonalds may not be popular with the American Hospital Association, yet it has opened a number of restaurants inside hospitals in the...

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3 Out of 10 Healthcare IT Departments Restrict Insecure Cloud File Sharing
May05

3 Out of 10 Healthcare IT Departments Restrict Insecure Cloud File Sharing

According to a new study recently published by Ipswitch, the majority of healthcare IT professionals believe that it is very important for files to be securely transferred and shared, yet only a minority of healthcare organizations have implemented policies that restrict the insecure sharing of files in the cloud. Ipswitch surveyed more than 500 IT professionals for the global study and found that while 82% said security was...

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WebTitan Cloud for WiFi to be Showcased at the Wi-Fi Now Conference 2016
Apr03

WebTitan Cloud for WiFi to be Showcased at the Wi-Fi Now Conference 2016

The Wi-Fi Now Conference is one of the highlights in the calendar for the Wi-Fi industry. The event now attracts attendees from all over the world and provides insights into the most innovative developments in Wi-Fi. This year, the conference is bigger and better than ever before and has attracted many of the leading innovators in the field of Wi-Fi technology. The conference showcases some of the most eagerly anticipated new products...

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ParkMyCloud AWS Auto Scheduling Service Now Supports Multiple Users and AWS Accounts
Mar15

ParkMyCloud AWS Auto Scheduling Service Now Supports Multiple Users and AWS Accounts

ParkMyCloud has announced that its on/off scheduling platform for AWS now supports multiple users and AWS accounts. ParkMyCloud was the first vendor to develop an automated scheduling service that can be used to switch off idle cloud resources to cut out wasted cloud spend. Its platform proved extremely popular with businesses whose cloud costs were spiraling due to them having to pay for resources that were largely unused. Through...

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TigerText Secure Messaging App Integrated into Salesforce Health Cloud
Mar01

TigerText Secure Messaging App Integrated into Salesforce Health Cloud

TigerText has announced a new partnership which will allow Salesforce Health Cloud customers to integrate the TigerText HIPAA-compliant messaging app into their Health Cloud portals. The TigerConnect platform has now been added to the Salesforce Health Cloud allowing communications to be streamlined across the care continuum. The platform can be leveraged to improve communication efficiency, conduct patient handoffs, streamline care...

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Cloudability Announces Acquisition of DataHero
Jan06

Cloudability Announces Acquisition of DataHero

Over the course of the past 10 months Cloudability has been buying up small start ups to expand its footprint, bring talented software engineers into the company, and increase its customer base. Cloudability purchased the assets of its competitor CloudVertical in March 2015, acquired the assets of Attribo in June and bought RipFrog in July. Now Cloudability has announced it has acquired the firm DataHero for an undisclosed sum. The...

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HIPAA Holding Back Healthcare Cloud Application Adoption
Dec17

HIPAA Holding Back Healthcare Cloud Application Adoption

A new survey conducted by Bitglass shows the adoption of cloud applications has grown considerably since 2014 across all industries, but healthcare cloud application adoption lags behind. Only the retail and utility industries have a lower overall adoption rate, according to the report. Healthcare Cloud Application Adoption Increases by 350% Compared to 2014, healthcare cloud application adoption has grown considerably. The percentage...

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Cloud Cost Monitoring and Management Firm Cloudyn Raises Further $11 Million in Funding
Dec15

Cloud Cost Monitoring and Management Firm Cloudyn Raises Further $11 Million in Funding

Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel-based cloud cost management and optimization firm Cloudyn has announced it has secured a further $11 million in funding.  Carmel Ventures led the latest funding round, with previous investors Titanium Investments and RDSeed also participating in the funding round. The latest funding round brings the total investment in the Israeli firm since September 2014 up to $15 million. More and more businesses starting to...

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40% of Americans are Breach Victims, Says Leading Enterprise Cloud Security Provider
Aug25

40% of Americans are Breach Victims, Says Leading Enterprise Cloud Security Provider

A leading enterprise cloud security provider, iSherrif, has recently released a new analysis of data breach statistics which suggest that almost 45% of Americans have now become victims of at least one healthcare data breach in which their sensitive data was exposed. The total number of records exposed over the past five years has now reached the startling figure of 143 million, in a country with 318.9 million residents. A substantial...

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DivvyCloud Adds Support for IBM SoftLayer
May05

DivvyCloud Adds Support for IBM SoftLayer

DivvyCloud has developed an agnostic cloud management platform that works with a wide range of cloud service providers including AWS, Azure, OpenStack, and VMware. The platform now includes support for more than 12 providers of public and private clouds, with the solution also now also supporting IBM SoftLayer – IBMs popular and rapidly growing IaaS offering. While many cloud management solutions provide support for the main public...

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HIPAA Compliance and Data Security in The Cloud
Mar21

HIPAA Compliance and Data Security in The Cloud

Healthcare providers and health plans can gain many valuable benefits from migrating to the cloud, but with the strict regulations covering the use and disclosure of PHI, it is understandable for covered entities to be concerned about the level of data security in the cloud. Can cloud computing really be HIPAA compliant? Data Security in the Cloud The cloud can be a highly flexible storage solution for healthcare providers. Cloud...

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TigerText Awarded Enterprise-Ready Status under the SkyHigh CloudTrust Program
Dec17

TigerText Awarded Enterprise-Ready Status under the SkyHigh CloudTrust Program

This week has seen the TigerText secure messaging platform receive another accolade, having been certified as an “Enterprise-Ready” under the SkyHigh CloudTrust Program. The SkyHigh CloudTrust Program was developed by SkyHigh in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance. The program assesses cloud services and determines the product and company’s enterprise-readiness status. In order for a service or platform to be awarded...

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Hybrid Cloud Usage Tracking Improved in Cloud Cruiser 4.0
Oct15

Hybrid Cloud Usage Tracking Improved in Cloud Cruiser 4.0

Cloud Cruiser has released version 4 of its cloud usage tracking system which is much better suited for use in hybrid public and private cloud environments. Previous versions of the platform were fed data on cloud usage in different environments and presented that information in a simplified form to allow IT managers determine how much their monthly cloud spending would be. The latest release of Cloud Cruiser includes a new analytics...

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Cloud Cost Management Firm Cloudyn Raises $4 Million in Funding
Sep15

Cloud Cost Management Firm Cloudyn Raises $4 Million in Funding

The cloud cost management and optimization business is highly competitive, with several new startups offering platforms that can help businesses improve their return on their investment in the cloud. Cloudyn is one such firm that is doing particularly well, having just closed its latest round of funding with a further $4 million raised. The Israeli firm has an advantage over some of its competitors as it is already possible to use the...

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Secure Cloud Services for HIPAA Compliance

The HIPAA rules stipulate that all Protected Health Information (PHI) is safeguarded by a number of administrative, physical and technical controls to prevent it being accessed by unauthorized individuals. Therefore any covered entity or Business Associate that stores PHI in the cloud must use secure cloud services for HIPAA compliance. Storing PHI in the cloud is considered to be a HIPAA violation risk by many healthcare providers....

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Cloud Service Providers and HIPAA Compliance

If you are considering migrating data to the cloud, you need to understand the safeguards implemented by cloud service providers and HIPAA compliance. You may have identified a number of potential providers of cloud services that claim to abide by HIPAA rules, but how certain can you be that the data you provide them with will be safe? This article explains the relationship between cloud service providers and HIPAA compliance....

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Beware of HIPAA Compliant Cloud Service Providers

Healthcare providers and other HIPAA covered entities (CEs) can gain considerable benefits from migrating healthcare data to the cloud. A number of cloud service vendors have seized the opportunity to expand into healthcare cloud data management and a number of HIPAA compliant cloud service products are now being offered to holders of Protected Health Information (PHI). Beware of Claims that Products are HIPAA-Compliant Some vendors...

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Is it Possible to Secure PHI Stored in the Cloud?
Apr15

Is it Possible to Secure PHI Stored in the Cloud?

There is a common misconception that it is not possible to properly secure PHI stored in the cloud. The cloud is seen to be a huge security risk – which it can be – but it is possible to secure PHI stored in the cloud, and that data may even be better protected by cloud service providers than it is when stored in-house. New research appears to suggest that security fears about the cloud, while not unfounded, are being overstated by...

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