Which of this month's cloud stories should every cloud services provider (CSP) check out? Here are seven of this month's must-read cloud stories for CSPs.
A new Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) study indicated nearly 65 percent of IT professionals trust the cloud as much as or more than their on-premise solutions. In addition, the study showed many IT security professionals receive more than 10 requests on average per month from employees looking for additional cloud services within their businesses.
Five9 (FIVN) has expanded its channel partner program to include strategic partnerships with various master agents, systems integrators (SIs) and resellers. The cloud contact center software provider noted it "will work closely with partners possessing broad technical expertise to deliver a tailored solution to enterprise customers based on their unique environments."
Barracuda Networks (CUDA) has launched Barracuda Essentials, a cloud services suite for Microsoft Office 365 that contains some of the company’s enterprise security solutions. The suite includes Barracuda Email Security Service, Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service and Barracuda Cloud Backup.
IBM (IBM) has acquired cloud-based live video streaming service provider Ustream for an undisclosed sum. Big Blue noted the acquisition will enable it to create a cloud video services unit and offer a portfolio of video services.
Juniper Networks (JNPR) has added BTI Systems to its portfolio. The company pointed out the acquisition will enable it to provide "open and automated packet optical transport solutions" that integrate with its NorthStar Controller.
Ingram Micro (IM) has extended its IBM Cloud offering to partners in five new marketplaces in North America and Europe. The company said the expansion of IBM Cloud to Ingram Micro's international resellers will provide partners with tools to manage and provision both the IBM Cloud as well as other cloud offerings through a single web portal.
Microsoft (MSFT) has acquired the assets from Event Zero for an undisclosed sum. The company noted the acquisition of Event Zero will allow it to improve Skype for Business' built-in management tools.
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