Energy Future Holdings Expects To Save Millions With Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

| April 26, 2016

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VP of Infrastructure, Paul Reyes, discusses how the implementation the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is expected to save the company millions while increasing full-time employee count.

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NetFoundry Extends Edge Computing and Private 5G Use Cases via Integration with Azure Edge Zones

Article | April 2, 2020

NetFoundry has announced a new embedded networking solution within Microsoft Azure Edge Zones. According to NetFoundry, the integration will allow businesses to easily and securely tap into the power of edge compute and optional private 5G for use cases, including industrial IoT, near-real time video processing, and analytics.Microsoft Azure Private Edge Zones enable application workloads to span edges and clouds with a common Azure experience, APIs, and security. NetFoundry's integration facilitates direct connections between businesses and Azure Private Edge Zones without deploying extra network gear. This capability is particularly important at edge sites that often lack space, power, and cooling. With the NetFoundry embedded networking solution, all applications, from edge to cloud, can use any Internet connection, instantly joining a NetFoundry-powered zero trust, high-performance network. Zero trust security is an industry-accepted architecture that assumes "zero trust" of actors and protocols both outside and inside an organization.The NetFoundry platform enables businesses to securely and reliably connect distributed compute environments, providing zero trust, high-performance networking as a service (NaaS) from edge to cloud, and everywhere in between.

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Why Product-Led Growth is the future of SaaS Growth during and after COVID-19

Article | April 13, 2020

PLG companies typically use a bottom-up approach to go after the end-user first and focus on delivering consumer-grade user experience so that users actually engage with and love the product to an extent to become product advocates. Existing users invite new users in a viral loop, reducing user acquisition costs. Users are more likely to upgrade and expand, increasing LTV and net-dollar-retention. When IT or Procurement departments get involved, the end-users already have been using the product actively, making the sale of enterprise plans a lot smoother and faster.

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What Is the Right Level of Cloud to Handle Data Sharing Needs

Article | February 11, 2020

Moving email and collaboration tools to the cloud was relatively simple for federal agencies, compared to the next project: moving data.As more agencies look to share data and collaborate more closely, solving the challenges of how to store data in a way that makes it accessible and usable to multiple agencies are becoming more urgent.In many cases, it’s not the technology that’s the difficult piece, it’s bringing the organization together on a different architecture. Cloud is not new at this point,” said Beth Halloran, deputy CIO at the General Services Administration, at Cloudera’s recent Data Cloud Summit.You can’t just say, ‘It’s going to save us money by going into the cloud,” she continued. “You have to understand what level of cloud is going to save you money, and infrastructure and services is not it. It’s part of an ecosystem, and you’re going to have to look at the totality of doing it.

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TierPoint Lines Up $320 Million in Equity Funding from Investor Group

Article | March 25, 2020

We have been closely tracking the growth in second-tier data center markets. As the Internet and cloud services penetrate every corner of the global economy, data must reach new populations, filling in the empty spaces in the data center map. Businesses’ reliance upon the Internet is growing, and many prefer to house their data and applications in close proximity to their offices.The rapid growth of cloud computing has attracted new types of investors in the data center industry, who are eager to capitalize on the sector’s success. That includes infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds with deep pockets and extended time horizons.Infrastructure funds, which traditionally have invested in projects like airports and toll roads, tend to have longer timelines for return on investment than private equity funds, which have been the prime movers in data center investing. The industry has also seen interest from sovereign wealth funds state-owned entities with deep pockets as well as wealth management firms that aggregate funds from affluent families.

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