Weekly CloudNews: VMware/Microsoft, Cohesity and OnApp

Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week on our blog, we looked at successful tips for hybrid cloud deployment and how IT experts can become better acquainted with cloud DevOps.

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With that, onto this week’s news:

VMware and Microsoft Continue to Partner to Deliver Greater Impact to Customers Across Client, Cloud and Data Initiatives

David Marshall, vmblog, Nov. 5, 2019

“At VMworld 2019 Europe, VMware, Inc. announced the continuation of its partnership with Microsoft to help customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Building on announcements made at Dell Technologies World earlier this year, the two companies outlined the following new initiatives:

  • A new combined solution featuring VMware Workspace ONE and Microsoft Endpoint Manager to accelerate Windows 10 modern management;
  • Further global expansion of the Azure VMware Solutions hybrid cloud service, with new advanced cloud migration capabilities delivered through VMware HCX;
  • Certification and support for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 on VMware vSphere running in customer data centers;
  • An intent to collaborate to deliver the best customer experience for Azure Data Services on VMware cloud infrastructure; and,
  • Extension of Azure to branch and edge environments with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

‘Customers are looking for solutions that will help them simplify cloud operations and give them more flexibility and choice in how they build, run and deliver their applications,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, Customer Operations, VMware. “We’re excited to meet the growing demands of customers for solutions that will allow them to enable any app, on multiple clouds, to any device.”’

Cohesity’s latest announcements dovetail with Microsoft’s focus on hybrid cloud

Mark Albertson, SiliconANGLE, Nov. 4, 2019

“Business software maker Cohesity Inc. showcased new integrations today, aiming to simplify data backup and protection across hybrid cloud computing platforms on Monday as part of a series of announcements during Microsoft Ignite 2019.

The new integrations include cloud native backup and cloud snapshot management tools for Microsoft Azure. The latest solutions are designed to further Cohesity’s role in consolidating data silos into one web-scale platform.

‘The long term is going to be hybrid,’ said Theresa Miller, Microsoft MVP and principal technologist at Cohesity. ‘Everybody is going to be maintaining some level of on-premises as well as cloud. You really do need a solution that can support you in both areas from a single location.’”

OnApp launches Cloud Platform-as-a-Service: slashes time, cost and complexity of running your own cloud platform

David Marshall, vmblog, Nov. 1 2019

“OnApp has launched Cloud Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS), a new way for service providers and enterprises to get a ready-to-use, ready-to-sell cloud platform. OnApp CPaaS gives companies a complete cloud platform they can use to run their own public, private or hybrid cloud services, without the cost and complexity of having to build, manage and support the underlying infrastructure, virtualization stack, cloud management, metering and monitoring software. The whole cloud platform is provided as a managed service. 

OnApp CPaaS offers automated deployment and configuration of the OnApp cloud management platform using hyperscale cloud infrastructure at AWS, datacenters from OVH, or the global network of OnApp clouds. The OnApp cloud platform combines virtualization, software-defined storage and networking, cloud orchestration, cloud management, metering, monitoring and billing in one white label self-service portal. It also enables easy migration of workloads between different types of cloud infrastructure; with CPaaS, customers can take advantage of hyperscale performance without locking themselves into a single ecosystem.”

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