Cloud Security, Cloud App Management, Cloud Deployment Models
Businesswire | August 22, 2023
Softchoice, a software-focused IT solutions provider in Canada and North America, has announced the addition of Cloud Cost Optimization, powered by VMware Aria Cost, to its managed services portfolio. Part of VMware Cross-Cloud managed services, Cloud Cost Optimization helps customers realize cloud value faster with FinOps, an operational model that brings accountability and clarity to the variable spend model of the cloud.
VMware Cross-Cloud managed services is a set of prescriptive offerings for public, private, sovereign and hybrid clouds, cloud-native app delivery, designed to optimize cloud costs and help customers manage multi-cloud operational governance, all built on a common VMware foundation. The services enable customers to rely on expert, specialized managed services partners to drive cost efficiency and interoperability between clouds, data centers, and applications.
As a longstanding and reputable VMware partner, Softchoice offers customers faster time-to-value, flexibility to scale up or down as required, along with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and greater security, each of which enables organizations to invest in cloud growth while reducing complexity and risk at every step.
“Modern apps are fueling the next wave of enterprise innovation and driving multi-cloud adoption. Yet, implementing multi-cloud can be complex and costly if not handled properly, with some 76% of multi-cloud organizations report needing to improve control over their cloud costs1,” said Abhay Kumar, VP for Hyperscalers and Technology Partners, VMware. “With their new Cloud Cost Optimization service, Softchoice can help our mutual customers in their aims to simplify financial management, streamline operations, and improve cross-organizational collaboration across their multi-cloud environment.”
Delivered as a managed subscription-based service, Softchoice’s Cloud Cost Optimization is designed to help customers maximize the value of every dollar spent in the cloud by adopting FinOps. In line with VMware’s aim to bring clarity to cloud chaos through a cloud-smart approach, Softchoice’s service helps organizations maximize the value from their multi-cloud estates and applications.
Chris Swadish, Hybrid Cloud Business Leader at Softchoice, said, “We are excited to offer our customers this Cross-Cloud managed service and support VMware’s vision of helping customers across the world become cloud-smart in their multi-cloud environments. As cloud adoption and innovation becomes a necessity, organizations need a better handle on their costs and risks. Cloud Cost Optimization helps customers both begin and correct their cloud journeys through a systematic, insight-led process designed to offer results at scale. Our work with The FinOps Foundation, technical proficiency, team of experts, and close partnership with VMware means that we can offer customers a more accelerated path to cloud efficiency, while aiming to reduce risk and helping them focus on innovation and growth across all cloud environments.”
Softchoice has earned the VMware Managed Services Specialization to attain the VMware Cross-Cloud Managed Service Provider badge and the company’s Cloud Cost Optimization service is a VMware Validated Service Offering (VSO). This provides public confirmation that partner solutions are functionally and architecturally complete. Additionally, Softchoice recently completed the VMware Managed Services Advanced Specialization Audit, showcasing how the company is able to support customers with advanced transformation requirements.
“Our proven track record of helping customers manage cloud spend combined with our technical expertise and certifications means we offer a comprehensive service capable of helping customers maximize the value of their cloud investments at any stage of their transformation journey,” Chris added.
Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SFTC) is a software-focused IT solutions provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology portfolio. For more information, please visit www.softchoice.com.
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Cloud App Development, Cloud App Management, Cloud Deployment Models
Globenewswire | July 07, 2023
Applied Digital Corporation (Nasdaq: APLD) ("Applied Digital "or the "Company"), a designer, builder and operator of next-generation digital infrastructure that is designed for High Performance Computing (“HPC”) applications, today announced a collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a global edge-to-cloud company. As part of the collaboration, HPE will deliver its powerful, energy-efficient supercomputers that are proven to support large-scale AI through Applied Digital’s AI cloud service.
Applied Digital will leverage HPE Cray XD supercomputers, featuring NVIDIA H100 GPUs, to enhance its AI Cloud service and efficiently support critical workloads such as AI, machine learning, rendering, and HPC tasks involving digital modeling and simulation. By harnessing the power of HPE's supercomputers, Applied Digital will provide its customers with maximum performance to support compute and data-intensive needs with cost-effective solutions.
“We are excited to partner with HPE to elevate our AI Cloud Service offering and further capitalize on the growth we are experiencing in AI applications and demand for our next-generation digital infrastructure,” said Wes Cummins, CEO of Applied Digital. “HPE’s renowned reputation and expertise in running AI at scale further solidifies our position as a trusted partner in this space. This partnership comes at a pivotal time for our company as we continue to expand our current capacity pipeline of up to 200MW for our HPC data centers.”
“Supercomputing is purpose-built and proven to support AI training requirements for a growing market of large-scale AI, such as generative AI. However, most enterprises do not have the expertise, budget, and data center resources to manage the high complexity of supercomputers,” said Justin Hotard, executive vice president and general manager, HPC, AI & Labs, at HPE. “We are committed to making our leadership supercomputers accessible through the cloud and look forward to collaborating with Applied Digital to extend the HPE Cray supercomputers to its AI cloud service. The partnership with Applied Digital will enable enterprises to build robust and accurate AI models to unlock value, accelerate time-to-market, and generate business or research-driven outcomes.”
Last month, Applied Digital announced the launch of its Cloud Services that will provide high-performance computing power for high density applications. In conjunction with the launch of its Cloud Services, the Company recently announced the signing of its second AI customer with an agreement worth up to $460 million over a 36-month period.
Applied Digital’s next-generation datacenters are ideal for hosting HPC applications on premises. This solution provides high compute power, at a lower cost, to replenish the power density needed for AI/ML workloads.
About Applied Digital
Applied Digital (Nasdaq: APLD) designs, develops, and operates next-generation datacenters across North America to provide digital infrastructure solutions to the rapidly growing high-performance computing (HPC) industry. Find more information at www.applieddigital.com. Follow us on Twitter at @APLDdigital.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.
Cloud Security, Cloud App Management, AWS Management
Newswire | August 11, 2023
Dazz, the global leader in cloud security remediation, announced today that it was selected to join Amazon Web Services' Independent Software Vendors Accelerator program for its seamless integration with AWS, enabling customers to quickly adopt and scale cloud computing while improving the process of discovering, reducing, and fixing security issues. The ISV Accelerate program helps independent software vendors (ISVs) like Dazz accelerate their growth and success in the cloud computing market through close collaboration with the AWS Sales team. The new partnership builds on the existing relationship between Dazz and AWS, which includes the Dazz Remediation Cloud being available for purchase in the AWS Marketplace, as well as Dazz's recognition as an APN Global Startup.
Dazz empowers businesses to embrace modern development and a rapid shift to the cloud—including greater utilization of containers and adoption of serverless architectures—all with complete code-to-cloud visibility of their environments.
It's a challenge that daunts many enterprises in doing business online: cyberattacks can happen in minutes, but discovering and fixing cloud application vulnerabilities and misconfigurations can take weeks. Dazz enables cloud security and engineering teams to quickly take action by automatically prioritizing critical issues, reducing alert noise, and fixing issues at root causes all in a developer-friendly workflow. Through Dazz, AWS customers will be able to significantly reduce the mean-time it takes to remediate security risks, as well as gain full pipeline visibility into the cloud infrastructure and software development life cycle.
"When customers deploy on AWS, they are able to scale development rapidly," said Merav Bahat, Dazz's co-founder and CEO. "Security teams need a way to keep up and scale their visibility into potential gaps or vulnerabilities across all code, containers, and infrastructure. We are proud to extend our partnership with AWS and empower security and engineering teams to collaborate more efficiently on fixing critical issues, so more time can be spent on building, innovating, and accelerating the business."
Dazz accelerates cloud remediation for security and engineering teams. The Dazz Remediation Cloud maps your code-to-cloud pipelines, reduces your security alerts to their key root causes, and remediates issues right in the developer's workflow. With Dazz, you gain full pipeline visibility, cut through alert noise, increase the value of existing tools, and shrink your risk window by reducing time to remediate. Visit us at dazz.io and follow us on Twitter at @dazz_io and LinkedIn at dazz-io.