Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekly CloudNews!

In case you missed it earlier this week, we looked ahead to VMworld 2019 in San Francisco next week with an in-depth look at five can’t-miss breakout sessions for attendees interested in hybrid cloud topics.

Also, if you’re planning to head to VMworld next week, we encourage you to stop by Booth 134 to learn more about CloudBolt and discuss your hybrid cloud automation and orchestration needs. Sign up here to book some time with us.

We’re also hosting a Happy Hour for VMworld attendees at Pine Tar Grill in San Fran on Monday, Aug. 26, and you can sign up for that here.

Lastly, a reminder: Carahsoft will be hosting a webinar featuring CloudBolt and AWS on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. EST. The topic will be on orchestrating AWS with CloudBolt. If you’re among the first 50 to sign up and attend, you’ll receive 100 free AWS credits. Sign up here.

With that, onto this week’s news:

Sisense Launches Cloud-Native Version of Its Data Analytics Platform

Timothy King, Solutions Review, Aug. 19, 2019

“Sisense is launching a new round of updates to its flagship BI and data analytics product, according to a press release on the company’s website. The Q3 2019 release is highlighted by new AI-driven augmented analytics, a cloud-native architecture, DevOps tools, and more than 40 certified data connectors. This announcement comes on the heels of Sisense’s June cloud-native Linux architecture launch.

Sisense’s new cloud-native architecture will be offered alongside the existing Windows-based option. Multi-cloud support is enabled by a containerized microservices architecture that utilizes best-of-breed open-source technologies including Linux, Kubernetes and Docker Orchestration. Cloud-native Sisense also provides the first post-merger integrations with Periscope Data.”

Cogeco Peer 1 Re-Brands Changing Company Name To Aptum Technologies

Abigail Opiah, Data Economy, Aug. 19, 2019

“Cloud service provider Cogeco Peer 1 has announced it has changed its name to Aptum Technologies.

The company said that the move follows the April 2019, acquisition of Cogeco Peer 1 by Digital Colony, a global investment firm. The data centre business will concentrate on enabling multi-cloud services for enterprises, according to the company, and the fibre business will be Canada’s first independent provider of small cell and 5G infrastructure across greater Toronto and Montreal.

Along with the rebranding, Aptum has launched two new offerings that expand and enhance its customers’ hybrid cloud options – managed AWS and new cloud connect availability.”

Research shows cloud security vulnerabilities grow

Mary K. Pratt, SearchCloudSecurity, Aug. 15, 2019

“The risk involved with enterprise cloud deployments is expanding, with several recent reports indicating a rise in cloud security incidents and threats.

The 2019 SANS State of Cloud Security survey reported “a significant increase in unauthorized access by outsiders into cloud environments or to cloud assets.” Nineteen percent of the surveyed organizations reported experiencing such incidents, compared to 12% in 2017.

The consequences of a cloud security incident can be significant. A case in point is the theft of 100 million-plus records from Capital One that was reportedly pulled off by a former Amazon employee who exploited a well-known cloud computing vulnerability.”


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