Cascadeo | May 26, 2022
Cascadeo, a leading cloud IT transformation services provider, today announced the integration of Amazon DevOps Guru with cascadeo.io, Cascadeo’s cloud monitoring and management platform that provides users with a single view of multi-cloud or hybrid infrastructure environments.
Amazon DevOps Guru is a machine learning (ML) service that is designed to improve application performance, including monitoring for behaviors that could impact availability. When critical issues are identified, Amazon DevOps Guru automatically sends an alert that includes both the likely root cause and the context for where or when the issue occurred. Amazon DevOps Guru is also able to provide recommendations for remediation.
When deployed in tandem with cascadeo.io, users can quickly set up and configure Amazon DevOps Guru and manage it along with their other cloud tools. Amazon DevOps Guru ingests data from Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS X-Ray, and Cascadeo.io offers customizable alert flows and integrations. For example, users can consolidate notifications to email, SMS, Slack, or other endpoints.
“Companies often find themselves in different phases of public cloud deployments. While the goal is always to get to true, cloud-first IT transformation, cascadeo.io provides a single-view platform for IT operations teams across all infrastructure, from on-premises to hybrid, to multi-cloud. As clients undertake new projects or get to cloud maturity, with cascadeo.io they do not have to change their toolset, helping to accelerate adoption and keep KPIs consistent,” Baserman said.
Garret Baserman, Senior Director, Cascadeo
Cascadeo is available in AWS Marketplace and is qualified as an AWS Premier Tier Services partner, and in January of this year announced a Strategic Collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The customer base includes both private and publicly traded organizations across North America, with a focus on mid-sized and enterprise businesses. In 2021, Cascadeo was named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services, Global 2021.
Cascadeo is an AWS Premier Tier Services and Managed Services Provider (MSP) that specializes in cloud migration, AIOps, machine learning, and data analytics. Through managed and professional services, Cascadeo helps organizations achieve IT transformation in the public cloud.
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Oracle | June 22, 2022
Oracle and Vodafone, the largest pan-European and African technology communications company, today announced a strategic partnership to modernize the operator's European IT infrastructure and accelerate its transition to the cloud.
Under the multi-year agreement, Vodafone will modernize and migrate a large number of its systems to OCI Dedicated Region, a fully managed cloud region that brings all of Oracle's public cloud services into Vodafone's own network and data centers. This will provide a dedicated cloud platform for Vodafone to modernize its thousands of Oracle databases as well as to support and scale its mission-critical OSS and BSS systems, including CRM and order management.
The implementation will also enable Vodafone to build new cloud-based applications faster, and by taking advantage of its geographical scale, launch them in multiple markets at the same time.
Oracle will deploy OCI Dedicated Region in Vodafone's main data centers that manage its European IT and network operations. The deployment of public cloud services directly inside Vodafone's own network and data centers will enable the operator to flexibly modernize, manage and automate its critical systems using new technologies such as autonomous services, and more easily meet the latency and performance requirements of these applications.
Vodafone will also have close access to compute resources that enable it to dynamically augment and scale services in multiple geographies according to changing business requirements, while reducing operational costs and meeting data residency regulations.
The partnership supports Vodafone's multi-year initiative to consolidate and modernize the technology infrastructure that supports its mission-critical systems into a shared, on-premises, open-standard platform capable of supporting and scaling next-generation digital services. It will also help Vodafone further its Tech 2025 goals: reducing time-to-market of its services, providing stand-out customer experiences through always-on services, and reducing operational costs through automation.
"As Vodafone focuses on growth, data is key to how we evolve our business, build new capabilities and innovate to meet the needs of our customers. Our collaboration with Oracle supports our vision of becoming a technology communications company," said Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer, Vodafone. "The agreement enables Oracle to bring its entire portfolio of cloud services directly into Vodafone data centers. This includes the same architecture, software, services and control plane used in OCI public cloud. The flexibility offered by OCI enables us to build a robust, secure, and extensible cloud platform in our own data centers, while also providing the operational agility and scalability required to support the growth and diversification of our business."
"Telecom companies are reimagining their business models to innovate and monetize new opportunities at speed and at scale, Vodafone is at the forefront of this thinking, and we are excited to bring the power of OCI to Vodafone's data centers to support the company and its partners as they fast-track this vision and deliver the next generation of connected services."
Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
"Now more than ever, telecom companies need to quickly adopt new technologies to deliver new innovative products at speed while continuing to meet evolving regulatory requirements. Our partnership with Vodafone is based on achieving this balance, providing a cloud platform that enables Vodafone to modernize and consolidate its existing infrastructure while also building a foundation for a digital future. We are looking forward to partnering with one of the telecom sector's digital trailblazers as we help shape the next generation of communication services and business models," said Jonathan Tikochinsky, executive vice president, global strategic clients, Oracle.
Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. For more information about Oracle
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Deepfence | May 18, 2022
Deepfence, a pioneer in the emerging security observability and protection space, today announced at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 the launch of Deepfence Cloud, a fully managed offering that enables customers to deploy Deepfence’s security observability solution across multiple cloud platforms. With Deepfence Cloud, enterprise security teams can now gain comprehensive visibility across their entire cloud native infrastructure in minutes, without the administrative burden of deploying and managing on-premises resources.
Modern applications are cloud based, highly distributed, and constantly changing, which makes intelligent and timely security observability essential for organizations striving to protect their customers and themselves while staying ahead of attackers. Deepfence Cloud, built on the ThreatStryker offering from Deepfence, observes runtime indicators of attack (IoA) and indicators of compromise (IoC) and correlates events to tell the story of each attack as it evolves. With Deepfence Cloud, enterprises can easily tap into ThreatStryker to provide targeted security for their applications against known and unknown threats, in real time, with faster deployment and lower overhead.
“At Deepfence, we’re on a mission to help enterprises secure all their cloud native applications and infrastructure against the increasing onslaught of cybersecurity threats. With the launch of Deepfence Cloud, we’re making the product more flexible and accessible, so customers at any stage of their security journey will be better protected by our powerful suite of security observability technologies. Better, more accessible protection will empower security teams to do what they do best—focus on protecting their applications, businesses, and customers.”
Shyam Krishnaswamy, Co-Founder and CTO at Deepfence.
Deepfence Cloud is a fully-managed security solution for users who need to integrate Deepfence’s powerful security solutions across multiple cloud platforms, with simple user management, access control, scaling, and integration. From a single Deepfence Cloud dashboard, customers can view their entire cloud estate and drill down to individual applications and functions, with SSO and integration with enterprise identity platforms.
Deepfence Cloud comes with a free trial that makes it easy for security professionals to evaluate Deepfence as the cloud native security observability platform for their production workloads. To learn more and sign up for free, visit deepfence.io/cloud.
Deepfence is an essential security observability platform for cloud and container native environments. Based on a “security as a microservice” model, Deepfence measures and maps runtime attack surfaces, and provides full-stack protection from known and unknown threats. Deepfence ThreatMapper helps protect the increasingly vulnerable software supply chain by automatically scanning, mapping and ranking application vulnerabilities and sensitive secrets in running containers, images, hosts and repositories—from development through production. Deepfence ThreatStryker uses industry attack heuristics to interpret ThreatMapper intelligence and telemetry, identifying attacks-in-progress and deploying mitigating firewall and quarantine measures.
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BT | March 11, 2022
Today, Google Cloud and BT announced a strategic, five-year partnership to accelerate BT's company-wide digital transformation. The collaboration will involve BT using a suite of Google Cloud products and services—including cloud infrastructure, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, security, and API management—to deliver superior customer experiences, reduce costs and risk, and build new revenue streams.
BT is undertaking a massive digital transformation through its BT Digital unit, and this initiative includes creating a group-wide data and AI fabric as part of its cloud-first and AI-first strategy. Under the partnership, the two companies will help BT unlock hundreds of new business use-cases to strengthen its ambitions around digital offerings and creating hyper-personalised customer engagement.
BT's data transformation is centred around driving business outcomes and using AI and deep ML across the organisation to allow businesses and customers to make more data-led decisions, as well as creating deeper personalisation for customer offerings and new go-to-market propositions. This will also enable BT to have real-time network analytics to allow for a more enhanced customer service through predictive fault management and assurance.
In addition, Google's SRE team will partner with BT to foster a continuous delivery and "zero ops" autonomous operations culture to accelerate product development and continuous innovation as part of the new culture of working that BT calls "The Digital Way."
Our partnership with Google is one of a series of strategic moves that BT Digital is taking to help accelerate BT's growth and digital transformation. This is a partnership that is deeper than just at the technology level. It will help Digital as a whole supercharge BT and drive its return to growth,"
Harmeen Mehta, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, BT.
"We're proud to collaborate with one of the world's leading providers of communications services and play an integral part in its digital transformation journey," said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. "By deploying our full cloud capabilities, and support from our SRE organisation, our goal in this partnership is to set up BT with the tools it needs for future growth and innovation."
Google and BT have already started working together on adopting Google technology, and plan to complete the core migration of data by 2023.
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BT Group is the UK's leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.