Google Cloud Nabs HPE Exec For GCP Go-To-Market Role

Google Cloud has poached another Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive as director of its go-to-market strategy for Google Cloud Platform.

Jason Schroedl joins a contingent of his former HPE and Cisco colleagues also recently brought on by Google Cloud, which has been on a hiring spree after pledging in 2019 to triple the size of its sales organization over the next few years.

Schroedl, formerly head of global go-to-market (GTM) strategy and programs at HPE, started in his new Google Cloud position today. His new team works closely with Google Cloud Platform’s product, marketing and sales teams to drive the GTM execution and manage strategic GTM projects across the GCP product portfolio, according to his LinkedIn page.

“I’ve long admired Google‘s innovation, culture, and talent…dating back to the very early days when my friend and former colleague Susan Wojcicki (now CEO of Google’s YouTube) rented out her garage and became one

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Government Cloud Services Obtain FedRAMP JAB P-ATO Accreditation

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Government Cloud Services has obtained a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The accreditation continues to demonstrate that OCI is a compliant, cost-effective, and highly-secure platform for our public sector customers most critical workloads.

The JAB is the primary governance and decision-making body for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government program that sets the standard for assessing, authorizing, and monitoring cloud systems’ security. FedRAMP offers two types of authorizations: Agency ATO and JAB P-ATO. Having already achieved a FedRAMP High Agency ATO, Oracle’s achievement of the FedRAMP High JAB P-ATO further assures agencies that the risk posture of the system has been reviewed and approved by leading technology officials. The accreditation can also reduce both time and cost for government customers to secure their own agency ATO. 

To achieve the JAB P-ATO, Oracle utilized an accredited

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Velocity Technology Solutions Deepens Cloud Services Portfolio With Launch of Two New Service …

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Cloud Managed Service Provider, Velocity Technology Solutions, is enhancing its Cloud Services portfolio with the launch of two new service offerings: Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics. These service offerings help Velocity customers sharpen their competitive edge by making the deeper and richer functionalities of the cloud more accessible.

This announcement comes on the heels of Velocity’s Cloud Managed Infrastructure, Cloud Managed Database, and Cloud Disaster Recovery services launch, which were designed to help customers optimize efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve resiliency in the public cloud. Now, with the launch of Managed Container Services and Cloud Data Analytics, Velocity is helping customers go one step further in their digitization journeys.

Velocity’s two new cloud service offerings include:

Managed Container Services: Velocity’s Managed Container Services offers planning, deployment, and ongoing management of customers’ Kubernetes environments with enterprise-grade functionality backed by robust

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phoenixNAP Shifts to Operate-from-Anywhere Cloud Communications Platform with 8×8

CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, is using the 8×8 Open Communications PlatformTM to enable employees and contact center agents to operate from anywhere, and stay connected with colleagues, customers and partners around the world.

Founded in 2009, phoenixNAP’s mission has always been to provide outstanding value and service, using state-of-the-art technology, to remove the stress from IT management and maintain an incredibly responsive experience for customers so they can focus on their core business. While the company provided organizations and businesses of all sizes with cutting-edge IT infrastructure solutions and services, its legacy on-premises communications and contact center systems were hindering global growth as they were costly to maintain, difficult to administer, and unreliable. phoenixNAP needed a cloud

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IBM Advances Cloud Pak for Security to Manage Threats Across Tools, Teams & Clouds | News

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today announced new and upcoming capabilities for Cloud Pak for Security, including a first of its kind data security solution that allows companies to detect, respond to and protect against threats to their most sensitive data across hybrid cloud environments. Designed to unify previously disconnected security technologies, IBM has expanded Cloud Pak for Security to include new data sources, integrations, and services that allow security operations teams to manage the full threat lifecycle from a single console.

With these upcoming capabilities,1 Cloud Pak for Security will include access to six threat intelligence feeds, 25 pre-built connections to IBM and third-party data sources, and 165 case management integrations – which are connected through advanced AI to prioritize threats, and automation playbooks to streamline response actions for security teams.

As cloud adoption and remote work have dispersed the traditional

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IoT, Authentication and Cloud Services Drive Staggering Increase in PKI Adoption and in Certificate Volume, Finds New Research From Entrust

Annual PKI and IoT Trends Study finds unprecedented levels of PKI challenges, changes and uncertainty in 2020

Organizations are rapidly increasing the size, scope and scale of their data protection infrastructure, reflected in dramatic rises in adoption of public key infrastructure (PKI) across enterprises worldwide, according to new research from Entrust. PKI is at the core of nearly every IT infrastructure, enabling security for critical digital initiatives such as cloud, mobile device deployment, identities and the internet of things (IoT).

The annual 2020 Global PKI and IoT Trends Study, conducted by research firm the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by nCipher Security, an Entrust company, is based on feedback from more than 1,900 IT security professionals in 17 countries.

IoT, authentication and cloud are the top drivers in PKI adoption growth

As organizations become more dependent on digital information and face increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, they rely on PKI to control access

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Five Reasons More Businesses Are Choosing Cloud

Marius Mihalec is a Founder and CEO of Pulseway, a mobile-first IT management and monitoring software.

In 2020, if you are still evaluating whether or not to embrace cloud migration, you are already behind 90% of companies, according to a study by 451 research. Most of these companies also use a multicloud approach. This means that cloud adoption is already mainstream, and a vast majority of the enterprise workloads are already on the cloud.

There are plenty of reasons businesses are choosing the cloud over traditional ways of computing and data storage. Just like any other new technology, cloud migration comes with a few risks and drawbacks. However, the benefits far outweigh these limitations.

Here are some practical reasons cloud migration is a good choice for businesses of all sizes.

The cloud offers better insights from big data.

Businesses generate huge volumes of both structured and unstructured data

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Microsoft cloud services suffer global outage

Microsoft suffered an outage yesterday which brought down a variety of its most popular cloud services – including Teams, Outlook, and Office 365.

The outage affected users across the world and was first reported by Microsoft at 23:25 last night.

“We’re investigating an issue affecting access to multiple Microsoft 365 services. We’re working to identify the full impact and will provide more information shortly,” the company said in a status update.

The company later explained that a recent update was the cause of the outage.

We’ve identified a recent change that appears to be the source of the issue. We’re rolling back the change to mitigate the impact,” said Microsoft.

However, this did not immediately work, and Microsoft had to take other mitigating steps.

By 06:20 Microsoft said services were mostly restored.

“We have confirmed via our monitoring that the majority of services have recovered for most customers,”

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Alibaba Expects First Profit From Its Cloud Arm This Year

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. foresees its cloud services arm turning profitable for the first time this year, a milestone for the decade-old business that underscores how Asia’s largest corporation expects a return to pre-pandemic levels as China’s economy rebounds.

Alibaba’s shares rose 3.8% on Wednesday in Hong Kong, their biggest gain in over a month. Its internet computing business is growing roughly 60% at an annual revenue run rate of about $7 billion, Chief Financial Officer Maggie Wu told investors at an annual company conference. The unit should turn profitable in the year ending March, she said.

Cainiao, the logistics service Alibaba folded fully into its broader empire in 2017, should generate positive cash-flow on an operating basis over the same period, she added.

China’s most valuable corporation has invested billions in hosting computing for corporations over the cloud, while building a nationwide logistics network that can handle the billions

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Xerris Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

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CALGARY, Alberta – October 13, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Today, Xerris announced it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program in the Service Engagement Model to gain additional access to Google Cloud resources and further cater to their customers’ Google Cloud-based needs.​

As a Google Cloud Partner, Xerris offers consulting, integration, and custom solution development services to help customers break down complex obstacles and digitalize their businesses through innovative cloud-based solutions.

“We are proud to join the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program along with many other top leaders in Google Cloud innovation,” Jonathan McCracken, CTO at Xerris said. “Our involvement in this program demonstrates our readiness to advance our expertise with Google Cloud technologies and processes in order to provide expert cloud-based solutions for customers.”

What This Means for

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