Bridgecrew’s Mission is to Ensure Infrastructure Security at Every Stage – Barak Schoster, CTO & Co-Founder of Bridgecrew

While Bridgecrew’s mission is to ensure infrastructure security at every stage of the development lifecycle — from code and build, through deployment, and into runtime — the earlier you catch issues, the less headaches you’ll have later down the road. This is shifting security as early in the lifecycle as possible, directly into the developer’s IDE where they spend most of their time.

With CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) from igroup, AWS and Azure users will achieve significant performance improvements and cost reductions

AWS and Azure users will achieve significant performance improvements and cost reductions with the launch of the new CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) from igroup. The solution brings together tools and processes to automate support and management functions for customers as well as deliver business critical information through easy to access dashboards. Installed on any new or existing Azure or AWS infrastructure, allows companies using it to concentrate on delivering higher quality applications and services in the cloud rather than spending time supporting and managing their cloud.

Requirements for a Future-Proof IT infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud scores with cost-effective scalability, flexibility, and modernization options

With the increasing digitization of companies, the requirements for a future-proof IT infrastructure with an appropriately designed application landscape and modern data storage options also grow. The required plus in performance can easily lead to an increase in costs. Here, the hybrid cloud scores with cost-effective scalability, flexibility, and modernization options. When it comes to setting up, expanding and operating IT infrastructures in a cost-optimized manner, cloud computing concepts offer a wide range of potential. By outsourcing all or parts of computing power, storage space and network capacities to the cloud, various expenses can be noticeably reduced. This applies to the acquisition of hardware and software licenses and the operation and further development of IT applications, as well as to internal server infrastructures that can potentially be saved. Finally, energy consumption in the internal data center can even be reduced by using resources that are called up as required.

Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure enables customers to operate cloud applications

Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure enables customers to operate cloud applications and workloads in the field, including machine learning inference, real-time data integration and replication, augmented analytics, and query-intensive data warehouses. In addition, it delivers cloud computing and storage services at the edge of networks for government and enterprise organizations, enabling low-latency processing closer to the point of data generation and ingestion, which provides timely insights into data.

Oracle has expanded its hybrid cloud portfolio with Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure

Oracle has expanded its hybrid cloud portfolio with Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure, a new offering that brings core infrastructure services to the edge with Roving Edge Devices (REDs)—ruggedized, portable, scalable server nodes. The new service is part of Oracle’s comprehensive hybrid cloud portfolio, which provides customers with more flexibility and control over their cloud deployments than other vendors. Global customers across financial services, public sector, healthcare, logistics, and communications industries are using Oracle’s hybrid cloud solutions to support their cloud transformations without the trade-offs in scale, data sovereignty, and control that they have had to make in the past.

Oracle’s hybrid cloud portfolio essentially delivers a cloud region wherever and however a customer needs it – Clay Magouyrk, Executive Vice President, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Customers want choice when it comes to running workloads in the cloud. Each customer has different requirements based on data sovereignty, scale, or wanting the full experience of a public cloud on-premises with all of Oracle’s cloud services. Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure is the latest example, delivering core infrastructure services to remote locations. Oracle’s hybrid cloud portfolio essentially delivers a cloud region wherever and however a customer needs it.

Cloud Major Oracle to Deliver Core Infrastructure Services to Remote Locations

Cloud major Oracle on Tuesday unveiled a unique, portable solution that will deliver core infrastructure services to remote locations, whether it is in the back of a plane, a polar observatory or an oil tanker in the mid-Atlantic. Called the Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure, the new service is part of the company’s comprehensive hybrid cloud portfolio, which provides customers with more flexibility and control over their cloud deployments than other vendors. Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure is the latest example, delivering core infrastructure services to remote locations.

Cloud Infrastructure Markets are Primarily Focused in North America and Western European Regions

The cloud infrastructure market is growing at a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period 2015–2020. The market growth is mainly due to the growing deployment of new cloud infrastructure setups as well as upgrading of existing cloud infrastructure setups to meet the increasing demand. The cloud infrastructure markets are primarily focused in North America and Western European regions. There has been a rapid growth to some extent in Asia Pacific region in the last two to three years. One of the major trends in the market is the need to fulfil customer demands and reach the customer expectations. The majority of the projects in the Western Europe region are adopting IaaS service to build the ecosystem faster and offer better services to their clients. However, legal and regulatory issues are concerning the majority of the vendors present in the market. Some of the vendors for cloud infrastructure are AT&T, AWS, Bluelock, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, RackSpace, Red Hat, and VMware.

Cloud Infrastructure Becoming Game Changer for SMEs by Offering Scalable Infrastructure & Capabilities available as Services

Cloud Infrastructure helps in building and managing a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), a cloud based on management and data center virtualization technologies for traditional workloads. Using IaaS, it reduces the risk than establishing a data center for a new venture. Cloud infrastructure includes servers, network, storage, virtualization, security, infrastructure system, management, and backup & recovery. It allows enterprises to shift their workload from one cloud to another, avoiding lock-in that may occur when the customer depends more on a single cloud provider. Cloud Infrastructure helps in building and managing a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), a cloud based on management and data center virtualization technologies for traditional workloads. Using IaaS, it reduces the risk than establishing a data center for a new venture. Cloud infrastructure includes servers, network, storage, virtualization, security, infrastructure system, management, and backup & recovery. It allows enterprises to shift their workload from one cloud to another, avoiding lock-in that may occur when the customer depends more on a single cloud provider.

Luminor Bank will create a new Digital Platform which will run on IBM Cloud for Financial Services

Luminor will create a new digital platform as the foundation for the bank’s future growth and digital innovation development in an agile and compliance focused IT environment. The platform will run on IBM Cloud for Financial Services which includes the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, a set of security and compliance control requirements that allow financial institutions to confidently host key applications and workloads. The platform also includes the same industry-leading confidential computing capabilities found in IBM Z, and ‘Keep Your Own Key’ encryption capabilities delivered via IBM Hyper Protect Services and backed by the highest level of security certification commercially available. This gives enterprises the ability to retain control of their own encryption keys so clients are the only ones who can control access to their data.

Executive order from Donald Trump will require Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers to Log Identity of Foreign Clients

An eleventh-hour executive order from then-president Donald Trump will require infrastructure-as-a-service providers to log the identity of foreign clients. By decree, the Department of Commerce has 180 days to instate regulations requiring IaaS services, defined as cloud services that allow users to run software that is not predefined, to verify the identity of all foreign customers. The secretary of Commerce is also directed to establish which, if any, foreign countries or persons should be universally denied service. Similar “know your customer” rules exist in the financial sector. The order was signed Tuesday, Trump’s last day in office.

Global Cloud Infrastructure in Chemical Market is set to witness a stable CAGR in the forecast period of 2019-2026

By using this winning Cloud Infrastructure in Chemical Market report, the general market conditions, existing trends and tendencies in the Cloud Infrastructure in Chemical industry can be unearthed. This market research report puts forth thorough overview of the market where it identifies industry trends, determines brand awareness and influence, provides industry insights and offers competitive intelligence. The report includes noteworthy information alongside future conjecture and point by point market scanning on a worldwide, regional and local level for the Cloud Infrastructure in Chemical industry. This quality Cloud Infrastructure in Chemical marketing report has been designed with correctness and in-depth knowledge which helps the business to grow and henceforth results in revenue growth. Global Cloud Infrastructure in Chemical Market is set to witness a stable CAGR in the forecast period of 2019-2026. The report contains data from the base year of 2018 and the historic year of 2017. Growth in the analytics market is the major factor for the growth of this market.

Daimler & Infosys form Strategic Partnership to Drive Hybrid Cloud Powered Innovation & IT Infrastructure Transformation in Automotive Industry

In an announcement made by Daimler and Infosys the two companies have reported the formation of their long term strategic partnership to drive hybrid cloud powered innovation and IT infrastructure transformation. Following regulatory approvals Daimler will transform its IT operating model and infrastructure landscape across workplace services, service desk, data center, networks and SAP Basis with the help of Infosys. The partnership is expected to help the company to deepen its focus on software engineering, as well as establish a fully scalable and on demand digital IT infrastructure and an anytime-anywhere workplace.

Software becomes modular and IT infrastructure becomes big – Jan Brecht, CIO Daimler & Mercedes-Benz

Software becomes modular and IT infrastructure becomes big. Daimler will take three steps at once to transform its IT infrastructure: consolidation, scaling and modernization. We need to think about infrastructure beyond the size of our company. With Infosys we found a partner to scale, to innovate and to speed up. Moreover, this is a strategic partnership for Daimler’s IT capabilities and Infosys’ automotive expertise. Infosys wants to grow with us in the automotive industry, which gives career opportunities for our employees. With this partnership, Daimler also strengthens its overall technology investment and partnership strategy.

IDC predicts that by end of 2021, 80% of enterprises will have put a mechanism in place to shift to cloud-centric infrastructure and applications

Research firm IDC predicts that by the end of 2021, 80 percent of enterprises will have put a mechanism in place to shift to cloud-centric infrastructure and applications twice as fast as before the coronavirus pandemic. IT leaders must accelerate the transition to a cloud-centric IT model to maintain competitive parity and to make their organizations more digitally resilient, the firm says.

Hybrid Becomes Entrenched as the Go-to IT infrastructure Model

Even though plenty of companies “accidentally” adopt a hybrid cloud model, they’re now realizing that it affords them greater strategic control over what runs where. Cloud does not have to be an either/or strategy; you can have your cake and eat it, too. “We’re finally getting past the notion that infrastructure choice is a bimodal decision – public or private cloud,” says Kim King, director of product marketing, cloud management at Snow Software. In the year ahead, expect a growing focus on developing smart hybrid cloud strategies that maximize the benefits of this approach. These plans should include essentials like resource utilization and cost optimization, application modernization roadmaps based on what’s best for the organization (rather than abstract benefits), tighter data governance, stronger security postures, and more.

Many Companies of Small & Medium Range are Opting Out for Cloud Storage Systems

The transformation from traditional storage systems to cloud storage systems which are easier to manage, it has become the primary responsibility of all organizations to protect data which is stored in the cloud. Data contains intellectual property like patents, nondisclosure agreements, financials and employee details. Cloud Security is implemented to protect data, infrastructure and applications associated with Cloud Technology. Cloud storage systems are easier to manage and cost effective due to these features many companies of small and medium range are opting out for cloud storage systems. Due to the evolution of cloud technology, there is a need for the If security can’t keep up with the agile public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud environments of today, gaps in protection will occur, which will become a threat for the organizations.

Chinese Tech Giant Huawei looking towards cloud services as its primary focus, over its smartphones and 5G Operations

Chinese tech giant Huawei struggles under the influences of the US sanctions, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the tech giant is now looking towards cloud services as its primary focus, over its smartphones and 5G operations. As per reports, the senior executive of the Chinese tech giant had made the announcement in an internal speech back in November 2020. The founder had said that the company must build up its strength in cloud services and that the brand needed to also make a “breakthrough” in the field.

Microsoft Secretly Working on Cloud PC?

According to media reports, Microsoft is secretly working on Cloud PC, a new service that will allow users to access desktop apps from any device within minutes. For starters, Cloud PC is a new Azure-based service built on top of “Windows Virtual Desktop” and it aims to redefine the “Modern Workplace” and revolutionize computing environments. Windows 10 Cloud PC is expected to drop sometime between March and June 2021, and new exciting details surrounding the service have now been leaked online. There’ll be at least three different configurations for Cloud PC – Medium (general-purpose computing), Heavy (better performance) and Advanced (business customers).

Organization has to Check if CSP’s (Cloud Service Providers) Meet its Regulations & Compliance Levels

Customers and Cloud Service Provider (CSP) share the responsibility of security and compliance. Thus, the organization would have the freedom to have architect their security and compliance needs, according to the services they utilize from the CSP and the services they intend to achieve. CSP has the responsibility to provide services securely and to provide physical security of the cloud. If, however, a customer opts for Software-as-a-service, then the CSP provides standard compliance. Still, the organization has to check if it meets its regulations and compliance levels to strive to achieve. All Cloud services (such ad different forms of databases) are not created equal. Policies and procedures should be agreed upon between CSP and client for all security requirements and operations responsibility.

Twitter will Leverage AWS’s Cloud infrastructure to Support Delivery of Millions of Daily Tweets

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that Twitter has selected AWS to provide cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines. Twitter will leverage AWS’s services to support delivery of millions of daily Tweets. Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale their real-time service. Twitter will rely on AWS for containers, storage, and security, to deliver the real-time service with the lowest latency. The new agreement builds on the companies’ decade-long collaboration, where AWS continues to provide Twitter with storage, compute, database, and content delivery services to support its distribution of images, videos and ad content.

Twitter & AWS will Create an Architecture that Extends Twitter’s On-Premises Infrastructure

Twitter and AWS will create an architecture that extends Twitter’s on-premises infrastructure to enable them to seamlessly run and scale the real-time service, increase its reliability using AWS’s fault-tolerant infrastructure, and move new features into production. Twitter will take advantage of AWS Graviton2-based instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to power its cloud-based workloads, and use AWS container services to develop and deploy new features and applications consistently across its hybrid infrastructure.

Multinational Law Firm Shearman & Sterling LLP Goes Live on iManage Cloud

iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, have announced that Shearman & Sterling LLP – a multinational law firm with a distinguished history of nearly 150 years – has successfully gone live in the iManage Cloud, after selecting it as the firm’s information management platform for its global operations. Making a strategic shift to iManage Cloud from a legacy, on-premises document management approach, Shearman & Sterling has gone live with iManage Work 10, iManage Security Policy Manager, and iManage Threat Manager across 23 international offices and 2,200 legal professionals, becoming the largest New York headquartered law firm to move to iManage Work 10 in the cloud. Three regional iManage datacentres across the EU, the US, and Asia-Pac enable the firm to address its data sovereignty needs.

IBM Security Announced New Technology initiatives Leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS)

IBM Security recently announced new technology initiatives leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help clients simplify and extend their security visibility across AWS and hybrid cloud environments. Notably, IBM Security Services was previously recognized as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and includes support for many AWS security services, including AWS Network Firewall, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Detective, and Amazon GuardDuty.

With Revenue to Rs 4,216 crore, Amazon Cloud Business Grew 54% in India in FY20

Amazon Internet Services, the Indian unit of cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services, reported a 54% jump in revenue to Rs 4,216 crore in fiscal year 2020, regulatory filings sourced by business intelligence platform Tofler has revealed. The company, which is in the business of data processing, hosting and related activities, is the Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group that resells and markets A WS Cloud services in India.

Japan: DDN’s AI-Focused Storage Solution, EXAScaler adopted as Dedicated Storage of Supercomputer System “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure”

DDN, provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and data management software and hardware solutions enabling Intelligent Infrastructure, today announced that its AI-focused storage solution, EXAScaler, has been adopted as the dedicated storage of the supercomputer system “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure,” which is currently being developed between Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Fujitsu Ltd.

Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor said Customers wanted Salesforce to be available through Data Centres

One of the broader global trends that has impacted India and also the world, there’s really proliferation of data privacy laws, of compliance requirements around data residency. And this platform (Hyperforce) will enable our customers to respond to this (requirement) whether they operate just within India, whether they’re a multinational with customers in multiple countries.