AHEAD | November 17, 2022
AHEAD, a national leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, announced a joint acceleration and optimization program with Harness, the Modern Software Delivery Platform™ company. The partnership accelerates enterprise cloud and DevOps optimization for digital businesses by synchronizing the financial, operational and application development aspects of cloud consumption through an orchestrated managed services framework provided by AHEAD.
Harness provides an end-to-end software delivery platform for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production with velocity, quality, efficiency and governance. The Harness platform leverages machine learning to automate and increase cloud cost management savings by more than 70% on average. It also detects the quality of deployments and automatically rolls back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight to improve developer experience.
Harness’ innovative capabilities and features, combined with AHEAD’s consultative approach, extensive experience in cloud, security and data practices, and deep expertise in stitching together complementary technologies, help customers deploy and manage cloud services quickly and efficiently while maintaining performance and cost.
“AHEAD is leveraging the Harness platform to solve some of the most critical technical and business challenges for our joint clients, Our partnership with AHEAD enables a world-class experience to help more organizations drive efficiency, automation and scale throughout their DevOps and FinOps journeys.”
Joe Longo, Senior Director, Global Channel Sales at Harness
The partnership will bring collective strength to our clients in the following areas:
Help enterprise clients understand their technology spend, explore opportunities for cost savings and leverage automation to further reduce costs by optimizing the times workloads are available.
Assist enterprise clients in accelerating their ability to set up pipelines and onboard developers to the Harness platform.
Provide enterprise clients with a self-service developer experience, as well as onboard AWS and other key cloud services to developers rapidly, further accelerating time to value and reducing complexity.
Through this program, AHEAD and Harness have supported one of the nation’s leading airlines in streamlining cloud cost management to gain visibility into spend and workloads and deliver a better customer and developer experience through accelerated build and deployment pipelines for mobile application development. This will create greater cloud efficiency, allowing the airline to reduce waste and invest the savings back into its technology spend.
“Harness is a truly innovative partner and has significant momentum amongst our clients. The ability to cohesively manage modern approaches to development, combined with management of traditional workloads, allows our managed services teams to rapidly provide value to our customers,” said Nick Colyer, Senior Director, Next Generation Cloud Solutions at AHEAD. “Leveraging our integrations across cloud vendors, we are able to deploy starter kits to customers in minutes and assist their application teams with the cloud services they need across their AWS and cloud ecosystem.”
AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. Combining cloud-native capabilities in software and data engineering with an unparalleled track record of modernizing infrastructure, we’re uniquely positioned to help accelerate the promise of digital transformation.
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CoreStack | November 22, 2022
CoreStack, a global multi-cloud governance provider and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that its NextGen Cloud Governance platform has achieved “Powered by Oracle Cloud” Expertise and is now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The CoreStack platform enables AI-powered cloud governance and management to provide customers with data-driven actionable intelligence into various business-critical facets of cloud.
CoreStack offers added value to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers with these key benefits:
Implementation of well-architected framework
Cloud security support from development to deployment using ShiftLeft and IaC
Continuous monitoring with the ability to flag violations in real-time and remediate based on standard and custom policies
Incident management via integration with ITSM tools such as ServiceNow and Jira
Full support for standard templates with the ability to build custom templates
Support for industry regulations, benchmarks and standards
Standardization, enforcement, and remediation across all cloud resources through tagging, making every resource visible and accountable
Deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the CoreStack platform is built on the values of CHAIN (Continuous, Holistic, Autonomous, Integrated and Nimble) to provide proactive and preemptive cloud governance for broad and deep visibility across cloud financial management (FinOps), security operations (SecOps), and cloud operations (CloudOps).
Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud is an enterprise cloud that delivers massive, non-variable performance and next generation security across a comprehensive portfolio of services including SaaS, application development, application hosting, and business analytics. Customers get access to leading compute, storage, data management, integration, security, HPC, artificial intelligence (AI), and Blockchain services to augment and modernize their critical workloads. Oracle Cloud runs Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry's first and only self-driving database.
“As a NextGen cloud governance provider, we empower enterprises to predictably increase top-line revenues, improve bottom-line efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge, Our participation in Oracle PartnerNetwork further extends our commitment to the Oracle community and enables customers to easily reap the benefits of CoreStack’s solutions. We look forward to leveraging the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help us achieve our business goals.”
Parul Chheda, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at CoreStack
"The cloud represents a huge opportunity for our partner community," said David Hicks, Group Vice President, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. "CoreStack’s commitment to innovation with Oracle Cloud and quality execution with their leading-edge cloud governance solution can help our mutual customers meet critical business needs."
”Powered by Oracle Cloud” Expertise recognizes OPN members with solutions deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. For partners earning the “Powered by Oracle Cloud” Expertise, this achievement offers customers confidence that the partner's application is supported by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SLA, enabling full access and control over their cloud infrastructure services as well as consistent performance.
CoreStack provides a NextGen Cloud Governance platform that empowers enterprises to predictably increase top-line revenues, improve bottom-line efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge through AI-powered real-time cloud governance on autopilot. CoreStack's FinOps, SecOps, and CloudOps solutions embrace, enhance, and extend native-cloud capabilities, enabling reporting, recommendation, and remediation and providing single pane-of-glass governance across multi-cloud. Through executive dashboards for comprehensive real-time insights, CoreStack delivers transformative value such as 40% increase in operational efficiencies, 50% decrease in cloud costs, and 100% security assurance and compliance. CoreStack helps 500+ global enterprises govern $2+ billion in annual cloud consumption. Frost & Sullivan, Forrester, Gartner and IDC have recognized CoreStack as an innovator and leader in cloud management. CoreStack is backed by strategic advisors, including the ex-CEO of Wipro and ex-CIO of Microsoft. The company is a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner, Amazon AWS Advanced Technology Competency Partner, Oracle Cloud Build Partner, and Google Cloud Build Partner.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program designed to enable partners to accelerate the transition to cloud and drive superior customer business outcomes. The OPN program allows partners to engage with Oracle through track(s) aligned to how they go to market: Cloud Build for partners that provide products or services built on or integrated with Oracle Cloud; Cloud Sell for partners that resell Oracle Cloud technology; Cloud Service for partners that implement, deploy and manage Oracle Cloud Services; and License & Hardware for partners that build, service or sell Oracle software licenses or hardware products. Customers can expedite their business objectives with OPN partners who have achieved Expertise in a product family or cloud service.
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Sisu | October 12, 2022
Sisu Data, the decision intelligence company, is expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to help more organizations increase analyst efficiency, fuel decision-making, and drive metric improvement. Today at Google Cloud Next, Sisu announced that Google Cloud will provide easy access to Sisu capabilities inside Google Cloud’s Looker, BigQuery, and data cloud products to enable users to benefit from AI/ML-powered automated analytics.
Joint customers of the Sisu Decision Intelligence Engine and Google Cloud’s Looker can already leverage existing integrations to accelerate data investigation and diagnose why key metrics change. This announcement expands the integration to make it even simpler to leverage AI/ML-powered automated analytics for governed, modeled data in Google Cloud.
Enterprises today are storing more data than ever before—more data than they can effectively put to use. According to Gartner®, “The only thing growing faster than companies’ appetite for insights is the data volume itself. Consuming and making sense of all that data with an army of business users armed with these tools will no longer be enough. The tools need the help of machines to accelerate the ingestion and interpretation of data and the sharing of resulting insights with business users.”*
To help companies cut through the noise of growing data volumes, the Sisu Decision Intelligence Engine augments analytical workflows with AI/ML-powered automated analytics—delivering statistically significant insights on cloud-scale data in seconds.
“Sisu’s mission to operationalize the world’s data is a bold goal, and we’re excited about the impact this deep integration with Google Cloud will have for customers, Google Cloud is a clear leader in cloud analytics and data infrastructure, and we’re excited to power ML-driven insights across their customer base.”
Peter Bailis, Founder and CEO of Sisu
The strategic partnership brings Sisu’s decision intelligence capabilities and Google Cloud’s data analytics closer together, augmenting analytics workflows to help more people:
Accelerate answers: Leverage predefined governed data and metrics in Looker’s semantic layer, LookML, to run ML-powered analyses with Sisu—closing the loop between raw data to insight.
Democratize machine learning: ML-powered automated capabilities in Sisu enable users without data science expertise to run advanced analytics and cut through the noise of growing data volume.
Adapt and act: Quickly iterate on questions via the familiar Looker interface while running diagnostic analyses via Sisu’s machine learning powered algorithms.
“Google Cloud is committed to going beyond traditional business intelligence to help customers innovate, solve, and succeed with data,” says Bronwyn Hastings, Vice President, ISV Ecosystem & Channels at Google Cloud. “By bringing Google Cloud and Sisu closer together, we can help more people leverage augmented analytics to deliver comprehensive insights at the speed organizations need to make critical business decisions.”
“At Overstock, we trust Sisu and Google Cloud to help us champion a data culture and make the best decisions,” shares Dave Nielsen, President at Overstock. “The expanding partnership between Sisu and Google Cloud will make it even easier for us to drive strategic decisions with data and deliver the best customer experience.”
“Today’s most successful organizations know the value of operationalizing cloud data,” says Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. “Bringing Sisu and Google Cloud closer together creates a clear path for more companies to succeed by delivering real-time answers to their cloud-scale questions.”
The Sisu Decision Intelligence Engine supercharges everyone with AI/ML-powered automated analytics to deliver fast, comprehensive, and actionable insights on cloud-scale data. With Sisu, it’s easy for anyone to leverage advanced analytics—across workflows—to make the right decisions and drive business improvement. Data-forward organizations like Overstock, Samsung, Wayfair, Gusto, Landing, and Udacity rely on Sisu to make decisions to optimize their customer journeys, accelerate revenue growth, and reduce incidents. Based on years of research at Stanford University, Sisu’s mission is to operationalize the world’s data to enable everyone to make the best possible decisions.