Cloud certifications are popping up more and more. Some are vendor-specific. Some are vendor-agnostic. And across those two categories are certificates that cover various categories of cloud technology. Enter Mirantis, the pure OpenStack play vendor, with a new vendor-agnostic certification around the open source cloud platform.
RightScale has integrated its cloud management and analytics offering with VMware (VMW) vSphere to provide management and analytics across vSphere-based public and private clouds. The RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere will be generally available in the second quarter of 2014 and will support vSphere 5.1 and 5.5.
New and updated cloud offerings from Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), announced at the HP Discover conference in Barcelona, are meant to provide customers with greater agility, simplified management, improved security and lower costs in hybrid cloud environments.
A new application from CloudPassage combines the cloud infrastructure security firm's Halo event data with correlation and analysis from Splunk Enterprise 6 to monitor security events on both public and private cloud servers.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) seemed to be trying to make as little noise about it as possible, but the Palo Alto-based technology giant has ended support for the Amazon Web Services EC2 API within its Public Cloud services portfolio. HP slipped this fact into the release notes for HP Public Cloud 13.5.
Hitachi Solutions America has teamed up with TitanFile to jointly develop a product that addresses the security and agility needs of mobile professionals. The companies will pair Hitachi Solutions' Credeon Cloud Data Protection offering with TitanFile's cross-enterprise group communication and file-sharing service.
Ensuring the performance of an OpenStack cloud is not an easy task, but IBM and Mirantis are hoping to simplify it and assure enterprises who are wary of the open source cloud platform that OpenStack is a viable and well-performing system.
API management and cloud-based data solutions vendor StrikeIron has launched a fully hosted API management platform in the cloud. Dubbed IronCloud, the cloud-based platform was previously only available to StrikeIron's partners and early adopters, but now the cloud service is available more generally.
The latest offering to be released by LiveHive may not specifically be a revenue earner for the channel, but using it as a customer could result in a stronger salesforce and more customer engagements. The new sales enablement platform from the company was developed to take advantage of a visible, analytics-driven approach to social selling across the vendor-to-partner-to-customer ecosystem.
MetaVis Technologies, a provider of information management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and cloud platforms, is hoping to provide SharePoint Office 365 customers with easy access to the software's reporting and administration capabilities in the cloud.
The next version of Red Hat's OpenShift on-premise private PaaS offering is about to hit the proverbial shelves. Ashesh Badani, Red Hat's general manager of cloud and OpenShift, unveiled OpenShift Enterprise 2, which was designed to provide customers with the ability to increase the speed, efficiency and scalability of their IT service delivery.
The news about Google Compute Engine's general availability seems to be getting buried a bit, but it is now official. Google's IaaS offering is ready to take on Amazon Web Services after 18 months in beta and testing.
A study conducted by MeriTalk, a public-private partnership that focuses on serving the government IT sector, and underwritten by Red Hat, indicates that the federal government could save upwards of $20.5 billion by using PaaS. According to MeriTalk, that's equivalent to 25 percent of the feds' current IT budget.