Hitachi Vantara and Cisco unveil next-gen Hybrid Cloud Managed Services

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Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, has announced the next evolution of its partnership with Cisco, introducing an innovative suite of hybrid cloud services designed to address ongoing data management challenges faced by modern enterprises.

The joint offering, Hitachi EverFlex with Cisco Powered Hybrid Cloud, is unique because it integrates automation solutions and predictive analytics to give organisations a...

IT leaders are choosing hybrid cloud strategies due to flexibility, cost-effectiveness and security 

25% of organisations surveyed in the UK have already moved half or more of their cloud based-workloads back to on-premises infrastructures, or are considering doing so, in a phenomenon known as cloud repatriation.

This is according to a recent study by Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, in which 350 IT leaders were questioned on their current hybrid cloud strategies. The survey showed that 93% of respondents had been involved with a cloud repatriation project in the...

Citrix expands cloud and on-premises capabilities to support hybrid customers

Citrix, a business unit of Cloud Software Group, today announced expanded capabilities for its cloud and on-premises solutions for the hybrid world. As part of this expansion, Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings are now combined in a Citrix Universal subscription.

These offerings include a recent Citrix release — Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2305 — which comes on the heels of new features the organisation made available this...

Cohesity expands partnerships with Cisco and HPE to grow cloud services

Cohesity, a specialist in data security and management, has revealed Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will each be offering Cohesity Cloud Services (CCS) to bring efficient data security and management to companies operating in today’s modern hybrid and multicloud environments. 

Cohesity has benefited from strategic partnerships with Cisco and HPE to help deliver the benefits of the Cohesity Data Cloud to nearly 1,000 joint customers worldwide. In 2017,...

Public cloud adoption is stagnating as preference for hybrid cloud grows

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60% of organisations have a hybrid cloud strategy in place, comfortably ahead of the 36% that embrace a cloud-first arrangement.

This underlines how the appetite for public cloud is decreasing as more businesses opt for the convenience and flexibility of hybrid, indicating that cloud providers should optimise their hybrid offerings to meet this demand.

The data was taken from the joint Fujitsu UK and Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) white paper, 'The transformational impact...

VMware unveils vSphere+ and vSAN+ to simplify operations with Centralised Infrastructure Management

VMware has launched VMware vSphere+ and VMware vSAN+ to help organisations bring the benefits of the cloud to their existing on-premises infrastructure with no disruption to their workloads or hosts.

Introduced at VMworld 2021 as a technology preview known as Project Arctic, these new offerings will help customers enhance their infrastructure by providing centralised cloud-based infrastructure management, integrated Kubernetes, access to new hybrid cloud services, and a flexible...

Platform engineering brings self-service centre stage

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Platform engineering defined

Platform engineering is the practice of building and operating a common platform for internal development teams to share and use for accelerating software releases.

In practice, there are slightly different views of platform engineering. But a common theme does emerge: Platform engineering bridges the gap between software and hardware (i.e. between Dev and Ops) – and platform engineers enable application developers to release more...

Microsoft extends security offering for multi-cloud environments

Cloud Security Umbrella

Microsoft is extending its Defender for Cloud service to cover the Google Cloud Platform in an effort to simplify security for organisations utilising multi-cloud strategies.

The move will see all three of the world’s largest public cloud providers protected under the same Microsoft solution for posture management and threat protection, with AWS and Azure already under its scope.

Support for Google Cloud will come with recommendations for users on how to configure...

Modernising and managing multi-cloud systems

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In the past decade, IT professionals have divided between advocates of control and customisation in private clouds versus developers looking for the standardisation and flexibility of public clouds.

A common perception was that the hyperscalers would host all the applications, and the local data centres and private clouds were going to have a residual role. Developers took the lead in public cloud adoption in their effort to improve the customer experience.

Meanwhile,...

Citrix to privatise and merge with Tibco following £12.1bn acquisition

Merger Deal

US cloud services provider Citrix has been acquired for $16.5 billion (£12.1bn) and will be privatised and merged with data analysis software developer Tibco Software.

The buyout comes from Elliot Investment Management and Vista Equity Partners, the latter of which has owned Tibco since 2014.

Following weeks of reports of negotiations, the acquisition deal has been approved by Citrix’s board of directors and is expected to close by mid-2022.

Elliot...