Every week, the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels. This week our editors provide you with a Top-10 list of the most interesting news items on Cloud Management projects and market trends.
ParkMyCloud, CloudHealth Technologies Integrate Their Cloud Management Solutions
September 2018 – ParkMyCloud, a provider of automated cost optimization, and CloudHealth Technologies, a provider of hybrid cloud governance, have integrated their technologies to provide end-to-end multi-cloud cost control. Read further.
“We’re seeing a trend of more and more companies using multiple clouds. What single- and multi-cloud customers have in common are skyrocketing bills, and they don’t have the time or resources to control these costs.
We solve this problem by providing an automated cost control solution. By combining this with CloudHealth’s visibility and governance, customers can achieve end-to-end cloud cost optimization and governance,” said Jay Chapel, CEO of ParkMyCloud.
VMware Acquires Multi-Cloud Operations Platform, CloudHealth Technologies
August 2018 – At VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware has announced its acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies – a startup with over 3,000 global customers delivering a cloud operations platform across AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. VMware would pay approximately $500 million for the Boston, Massachusetts-based startup. Read further.
“Multi-cloud usage while beneficial to business creates a unique set of operational problems. With the addition of CloudHealth Technologies, we are delivering a consistent and actionable view into cost and resource management, security and performance for applications across multiple clouds,” said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware.
John Chambers Expects Cloud Management Company Rubrik to Become Multibillion Dollar Business
August 2018 – Former Cisco CEO John Chambers has joined cloud management provider Rubrik as a Board Advisor and personally invested in the company. During his 25-year tenure at Cisco, Chambers helped grow Cisco from $70 million to $47 billion when he stepped down as CEO in 2015. Now he has laid his eyes on cloud management company Rubrik. Read further.
“The shift to cloud has been one of the most disruptive market transitions of the Digital Age, impacting the entire technology industry. In just four years, Rubrik has gone from a startup to an industry leader in helping enterprises tackle the challenges of managing and using their data in the cloud era. When I talk to Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha about his vision for growing and scaling Rubrik, I have no doubt that the company is on its way to becoming a multibillion-dollar business,” said John Chambers, founder, and CEO of purpose-driven firm JC2 Ventures and Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems.
Multi-Cloud Data Management Company Actifio Raises $100M
August 2018 – Actifio, an enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider with its platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline technology, has raised $100 million in a financing round led by Crestline Investors and joined by North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and other existing investors. Together they plan to capitalize on a $50B market opportunity as enterprises embrace multi-cloud Data-as-a-Service. Read further.
“Every day, we deliver on our mission of enabling global enterprises to accelerate their businesses by unlocking the strategic value of data – on-premises or across a multi-cloud architecture. Organizations worldwide use Actifio software to deliver Data-as-a-Service, making data the new infrastructure for security, DevOps, analytics, compliance, and governance. Using the hardware and infrastructure of their choice, on-premises, in public cloud and hybrid multi-cloud. Crestline gets this. We are excited to partner with Crestline to further accelerate data-driven business transformation initiatives in the global market,” said Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO of Actifio.
Cloud Management Company Scalr Taps Larissa Crandall to Grow Its Channel Business
July 2018 – Scalr, a global provider of hybrid cloud management solutions, has hired Larissa Crandall as Global Senior Director of Channel Sales. Crandall, who was honored as a ‘Top 100 Most Powerful Woman in the Channel’ and ‘Woman in the Channel’ by CRN in 2018 and 2017, is chartered with building out Scalr’s channel partner programs across the world. Read further.
“Scalr’s cloud management platform is ideal for the channel. With more and more enterprises adopting multi-cloud and struggling with its inherent complexities, there’s a tremendous opportunity for partners to use Scalr to drive lucrative cloud transformation projects.
I’m excited to kickstart Scalr’s new channel initiative and build world-class programs that make it easy for all types of partners to capitalize on Scalr’s innovations,” said Larissa Crandall, Scalr’s Global Senior Director of Channel Sales.
New Study: 86% of Enterprises Have Adopted a Multi-Cloud Strategy
July 2018 – A vast majority (86 percent) of enterprise cloud technology decision makers describe their current cloud strategy as multi-cloud, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtustream, with performance and innovation rising above cost savings as the top measures of success. In addition, the study finds that 60 percent of enterprises are now moving or have already moved mission-critical applications to the public cloud. Read further.
“Multi-cloud is a clear reality of the next era in cloud computing. Whether it is employed to balance risk or to leverage the advantages and use cases of various cloud platforms – enterprises are increasingly moving their workloads to multiple cloud providers. At Virtustream, we are committed to offering the best multi-cloud platform in the industry. We will continue our decade-long track record of migrating and managing mission-critical applications in the cloud, but will also provide a flexible solution that accommodates the multi-cloud architecture enterprises require while improving both the performance of the applications and the overall business by helping customers to realize operational efficiencies and focus on innovation,” said Deepak Patil, senior vice president, Product, and Technology, Virtustream.
Cisco-backed RStor Emerges from Stealth, Unveils Multi-Cloud Platform for Enterprise Performance Computing
RStor, a US-based company that raised $45 million in a Series-A funding round led by Cisco Investments, has entered the market with a hyper-distributed multi-cloud platform. Their newly launched solution would enable organizations to “compute, connect, and operate above the cloud.” Read further.
“The legacy model of the consolidated data center with its thousands of networked computers, redundant power supplies, and environmental controls isn’t relevant to the computing demands of AI and machine learning. Instead, a new Internet based on a distributed network, where computing happens where data lives, is what customers today demand. Having founded Rackable Systems and led the disruption of the hardware server market, I have seen firsthand the industry gains that come from breaking open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure. That same hunger is driving the need for a hyper-distributed platform that can manage multi-cloud environments to achieve greater choice and cost savings,” said Giovanni Coglitore, founder, and CEO of RStor.
F5 Unveils BIG-IP Cloud Edition for Quick Deployment and Management of Application Services in Multi-Cloud Environments
April 2018 – Cloud and security solutions company, F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), has unveiled BIG-IP Cloud Edition, available May 31, 2018, enabling customers to “quickly” deploy critical application services for every app and any environment (multi-cloud). BIG-IP Cloud Edition would combine F5Networks’ broad portfolio of application services with significantly enhanced management, visibility, and analytics capabilities of BIG-IQ. Read further.
“We see application services evolving to a per-app model that enables NetOps, SecOps, and application development teams to deploy consistent and right-sized application services for every app, regardless of where those apps run. There persists a misconception that you have to choose between rich services and agile, portable service deployment. Our goal with BIG-IP Cloud Edition is to remove this false dichotomy, and better enable NetOps and SecOps teams to deploy a full range of traffic management and security services in a lightweight software footprint, easily add new applications to their services mix, and more swiftly embrace DevOps practices,” said Kara Sprague, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the ADC business unit at F5 Networks.
Accenture Cloud Platform Awarded United States Patent for Its Analytics-Based Multi-Cloud Tagging Capabilities
April 2018 – Accenture has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the analytics-based multi-cloud tagging capabilities of their Accenture Cloud Platform (ACP). Introduced in 2013, ACP is a multi-cloud management platform that enables organizations to manage their enterprise public and private cloud resources centrally from one control plane. Read further.
“If you can’t control your tags, you can’t manage your cloud. Our new tagging technology frees IT departments from concerns over how to manage their cloud assets, regardless of the resource type or platform provider. While the technology is geared to multi-cloud environments, even organizations with a single cloud environment can benefit from its capability,” said Catherine Gulsvig Wood, co-inventor of the patent-awarded tagging capability.
Multi-Cloud Management Platform HyperCloud Earns Product of the Year Award
November 2017 – HyperGrid, a Cloud-as-a-Service provider delivering a fully featured public cloud service as a full stack appliance in enterprise data centers, has won the Cloud Management Product of the Year prize at this year’s SVC Awards. Read further.
“At HyperGrid, our next generation cloud management platform is truly transforming IT from a resource manager to a cloud services broker. HyperCloud simplifies the management and deployment of any application, whether built with containers, virtual machines, or on bare-metal, across any public or private cloud.
Organizations are realizing there is no single strategy for IT, and HyperCloud is the only solution which delivers a centralized view of all IT assets with the governance and control today’s enterprise requires while providing complete cost transparency. With HyperCloud, organizations are able to respond fast to changing business and technical requirements for a clear competitive advantage,” said Manoj Nair, Chief Product Officer, HyperGrid.