Oracle | July 04, 2022
As the first significant cloud provider to set up a specific cloud area in Mexico, Oracle announced the launch of the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in that nation. As a result, customers, partners, and developers of Oracle with offices in Mexico will have access to a variety of cloud services with built-in security, disaster recovery, and industry-leading price performance, thanks to the new region in the state of Querétaro.
"We are excited to establish a cloud region in Mexico that will offer public and private organizations, as well as partners and developers, the opportunity to leverage OCI to grow their businesses. The Oracle Cloud Querétaro region offers organizations a wide range of services, including access to emerging technologies, to help improve the customer experience and positively impact the country's ecosystem of innovation,"
Maribel Dos Santos, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Mexico
The new Querétaro area will provide OCI and Oracle Fusion Cloud Apps services to assist enterprises in Mexico in modernizing their operations, managing vital data, and creating multi-cloud architectures and cloud-native applications. It is Oracle's 39th global cloud region overall.
"The share of the technology industry in the gross domestic product of the state of Querétaro is 4.3 percent, and the opening of the new Querétaro region in our state reaffirms the momentum and interest we have in the development of this sector. In addition, as a public institution, we also rely on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to strengthen the government services that we offer for the benefit of our citizens," said Mauricio Kuri Gonzalez, governor, State of Querétaro.
With its physical and virtual network design, OCI's next-generation architecture offers a high-performing, durable basis for cloud services. It also maximizes performance and security. As an illustration, each Oracle Cloud region has at least three fault domains, which are logical data centers formed by hardware groups for high availability and resilience to network and hardware failures.
ePlus inc | August 01, 2022
ePlus inc. today announced the general availability of ePlus Cloud Managed Services (ECMS) for Microsoft Azure. Designed to offload the task of managing Azure deployments, ePlus Cloud Managed Services allow organizations to focus on driving their business and competitive differentiation while ePlus helps optimize cloud costs and leverages proven security best practices to reduce risk.
ePlus Cloud Managed Services deliver fully US-based, 24x7x365 proactive support and specialized cloud expertise from certified engineers and technical architects who deeply understand cloud and how it fits into modern application deployments. The offering includes:
Well-Architected configuration and automated deployment to speed time to market
Security and governance of workloads running on Azure to decrease risk with hardened, best practice configuration and ongoing validation
FinOps methodology for cost-optimized Azure consumption
"ePlus Cloud Managed Services are designed to alleviate many of the challenges we see our customers face when it comes to managing complex public cloud environments and workloads, We help ease the transition to cloud by addressing the most common roadblocks—skillsets, cost management, and security—freeing time spent managing their Azure foundation so our customers can focus on driving innovation by optimizing and modernizing applications. ePlus Cloud Managed Services extend our best-of-breed approach to the ongoing management and optimization of Azure to complete the lifecycle of cloud adoption support."
Justin Mescher, vice president of cloud and data center solutions at ePlus
About ePlus inc.
ePlus has an unwavering and relentless focus on leveraging technology to create inspired and transformative business outcomes for its customers. Offering a robust portfolio of solutions, as well as a full set of consultative and managed services across the technology spectrum, ePlus has proudly achieved more than 30 years of success in the business, carrying customers forward through adversity, rapidly changing environments, and other obstacles. ePlus is a trusted advisor, bringing expertise, credentials, talent and a thorough understanding of innovative technologies, spanning security, cloud, data center, networking, collaboration and emerging solutions, to organizations across all industry segments. With complete lifecycle management services and flexible payment solutions, ePlus' more than 1,500 associates are focused on cultivating positive customer experiences and are dedicated to their craft, harnessing new knowledge while applying decades of proven experience. ePlus is headquartered in Virginia, with offices in the United States, UK, Europe, and Asia‐Pacific. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with ePlus on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. ePlus, Where Technology Means More.
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Red Hat | August 17, 2022
Red Hat Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new iteration of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, with new features and capabilities that go beyond the base Kubernetes platform to encompass storage, management and more. This further extends Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus as a singular Kubernetes platform to span the breadth of enterprise IT scenarios, whether a traditional datacenter, distributed edge operations or multiple public cloud environments.
In the Gartner® report, The Innovation Leader’s Guide to Navigating the Cloud-Native Container Ecosystem, the research firm recommends that, “organizations strive to standardize on a consistent platform, to the extent possible across use cases.”1 As organizations grow application landscapes to meet evolving needs, Kubernetes-powered cloud platforms need to not only span open hybrid cloud infrastructure footprints, but also the variety of workloads and applications running on this foundation.
Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is engineered to provide a more consistent foundation for organizations to drive transformational IT standardization. The newest offering includes the necessary tools to more simply build, protect and manage applications throughout the software lifecycle and across Kubernetes clusters. These underlying technology updates include:
A comprehensive platform for workloads that span the hybrid cloud
As organizations continue to scale operating environments, the need for greater consistency across these heterogeneous footprints has grown as well. Red Hat OpenShift 4.11, based on Kubernetes 1.24 and CRI-O 1.24 runtime interface, is designed to make it easier to consume enterprise Kubernetes however and wherever needed across the open hybrid cloud.
The latest version of Red Hat OpenShift enables organizations to install OpenShift directly from major public cloud marketplaces, including AWS marketplace and Azure marketplace. This provides even greater flexibility in how an enterprise chooses to run OpenShift and enables IT teams to better meet dynamic technology requirements.
New features and capabilities in Red Hat OpenShift 4.11 include:
Pod Security Admission integration, which enables users to define different isolation levels for Kubernetes pods to help enforce clearer, more consistent pod behaviors.
Installer provisioned infrastructure (IPI) support for Nutanix for users to employ the IPI process for fully automated, integrated, one-click installation of OpenShift on supported Nutanix virtualized environments.
Additional architectures for sandboxed containers, including the ability to run sandboxed containers on AWS as well as on single node OpenShift. Sandboxed containers provide an optional additional layer of isolation for workloads, even at the far reaches of the network’s edge.
Enhanced oversight and compliance across hybrid environments
Managing disparate workloads can frequently require additional oversight and governance. To help users better manage ever-growing container fleets at the edge, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.6, as part of Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, adds new features aimed at improving availability in high latency, low bandwidth use cases.
A single Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management hub cluster can now deploy and manage up to 2,500 single-node OpenShift clusters, which can be deployed and managed at the edge through zero touch provisioning. Additionally, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.6 provides edge metrics-collectors designed specifically for single-node and small workloads, allowing for greater observibility of remote operations.
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management also offers new integrations with key tools, providing users with the flexibility to continue using existing workflows. Key integrations include:
Automatic fleet wide visibility of applications, including wider visibility on the application topology, displaying applications created straight through OpenShift.
Cluster management directly from Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, available as a technology preview, enables Ansible users to interact with Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management natively.
Integration with Kyverno PolicySet, available as a technology preview, provides users more options to keep pace with Kubernetes policy landscapes.
Data services and persistent storage designed for modern workloads
As organizations move their systems to the hybrid cloud, resilience is often a critical concern. To help minimize data loss and business disruption in the event of a failure, Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.11 includes OpenShift API for data protection. The operator-based application programming interface (API) can be used to backup and restore applications and data specifics, natively or by using existing data protection applications across the hybrid cloud.
Additionally, Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation now provides multicluster monitoring capabilities via Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management. This allows for a single view of cluster data management health across multiple clusters and can help reduce operational costs by consolidating cluster management across environments through a single tool.
“As organizations turn to modern applications to deliver better, more dynamic user experiences, they need a platform that delivers consistency, whether it’s a traditional application in a datacenter to containerized-workloads spanning the edge and multiple public clouds. With today’s updates, Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus remains positioned to provide this consistent foundation along with a comprehensive set of integrated tools for enhanced management, improved data resiliency, and a stronger security posture.”
Joe Fernandes, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Group, Red Hat
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.