ICF | June 01, 2022
ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and digital services provider, is partnering with Google Cloud to expand its cloud and analytics services to public sector clients.
"As organizations across the public sector execute on their digital transformation strategies, there is an increased need for technology partners and solutions that seamlessly support these transformation goals," said Lesta Brady, director, federal sales, Google Cloud. "We're pleased to partner with ICF and continue helping customers across the public sector with the solutions and expertise they need to move into the next stage of their digital transformation journeys."
ICF's partnership with Google Cloud illustrates ICF's success in accelerating digital transformation for federal agencies on Google Cloud's platform, which includes supporting federal health clients such as the National Cancer Institute and many others.
The partnership further expands the company's digital and partnership ecosystem in support of its multi-cloud strategy. Combining ICF's deep domain and technology consulting expertise with new Google Cloud capabilities enhances ICF's capabilities to rapidly deploy digital solutions that advance our customers' missions and increase operational efficiency.
"ICF's partnership with Google Cloud strengthens our ability to bring greater innovation to federal agencies so they can deliver better citizen services, faster, With Google Cloud as a partner, ICF can provide more clients with the interdisciplinary partners they need to accelerate their migrations to the cloud and increase their mission impact."
Mark Lee, ICF executive vice president and public sector lead
ICF combines public sector domain expertise with an ecosystem of platform partners and digital practices to deliver responsive, scalable solutions that achieve clients' mission outcomes and a step change in productivity. The company's digital solutions help mission leaders solve critical problems, modernize systems, harness the power of data and analytics and optimize the customer experience to drive positive change from within.
Read more about ICF's digital transformation and federal health IT services and its technology partnerships.
ICF is a global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future.
Splunk | June 20, 2022
Splunk Inc. the data platform leader for security and observability, today announced the next generation of the Splunk Platform. New enhancements to Splunk Cloud Platform and the general availability of Splunk Enterprise 9.0 empowers customers to make business decisions on full fidelity data, act faster on data insights, and customize how those insights are operationalized across their organization in the hybrid cloud.
At its annual user-conference, .conf22, Splunk introduced new capabilities and feature enhancements to the Splunk Cloud Platform and Splunk Enterprise 9.0 that help customers access more data sources easily, find and operationalize insights even faster, secure and scale deployments and streamline administration:
End-to-end visibility through expanded data access and optimized storage for greater customer choice, control, and cost savings:
Data Manager for Splunk Cloud Platform delivers a scalable data onboarding experience across Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure today, with Google Cloud Platform support available later this summer, providing an easy-to-manage hybrid cloud control plane of data flowing into Splunk within minutes.
Ingest Actions helps customers get data to the right places, in the right shape, and at the right time with granular controls to take action on data through filtering, masking, and routing of data in motion within the Splunk Platform or to external AWS S3 storage.
Splunk Enterprise 9.0 extends cost effective cold storage beyond Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, to now include Microsoft Azure with SmartStore for Azure helping self-managed Splunk Enterprise customers reduce operating costs by up to 70%.
Rapid time to action through deeper investigation and an optimized administrative experience to address outages and security attacks without business disruption:
With the expansion of Federated Search, Splunk enhances and simplifies investigation and search across hybrid cloud environments by providing users and administrators of the Splunk Platform a unified, single pane view of their entire Splunk ecosystem to enable quicker actionable insights.
Splunk Assist is a new fully managed cloud service within Splunk Enterprise 9.0 that provides customers with deep insights into their security environment, leveraging insights from cloud deployments for a richer administrative experience.
Expanding the power of the Splunk platform with more ways to build and customize applications to extract greater business value from data insights:
With the enhanced Splunkbase experience offering curated collections over 2,500 purpose-built apps and integrations, customers can easily apply the power of the Splunk portfolio to a large variety of data-centric use cases. Combined with our partner ecosystem of over 2,400 partner organizations can integrate third-party data sources to discover, deploy, and manage apps built to help customers turn data into doing.
Now in preview, the Splunk Cloud Developer Edition lets developers easily create and test their applications, reducing time-to-value for enterprises building on, for, and with the Splunk Cloud Platform.
“Forward-thinking organizations demand full stack integration across business processes to unlock innovation, improve security and drive business resilience despite the complexity of technology environments, The latest innovations in the Splunk Platform enable customers to address the complexities of multi-cloud and hybrid environments, rapidly identify signals from noise, and turn data insights into business outcomes.”
Garth Fort, Chief Product Officer, Splunk
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. helps organizations around the world turn data into doing. Splunk technology is designed to investigate, monitor, analyze and act on data at any scale.
Provdotnet, LLC | June 30, 2022
Alpha 3 Cloud®, a high-performance cloud service provider, today announced that it has acquired the USA Cloud Operations and Infrastructure Assets of CloudSigma a premier cloud services provider headquartered in Zug Switzerland. The USA Cloud operations that were acquired are located in Northern VA, and Silicon Valley. The company also announced it has joined the HPE Partner Ready Service Provider (PRSP) program as a Confidential Computing IaaS and PaaS cloud provider for thousands of HPE partners and customers. Alpha 3 Cloud® becomes the first PRSP member to offer the Confidential Computing Cloud delivered as a service.
As organizations increasingly seek to utilize a public cloud for emerging blockchain, machine learning/AI, and multi-party compute workloads public cloud hosting concerns continue to grow, notably over data privacy cost predictability, vendor lock-in, regulatory compliance, network performance and lack of control over sensitive data. Enterprises and public sector organizations are looking for cloud services that use Secure Enclave Technology and Infrastructure to assure data privacy and security by default.
Designed to address these challenges, Alpha 3 Cloud's Confidential Computing Cloud and Infrastructure solutions complement on-premises HPE hardware deployments to enable seamless hybrid cloud capabilities and secure, compliant data operations. Built exclusively on HPE Gen10+ hardware, Alpha 3 Cloud®'s enterprise-grade Confidential Computing Cloud, is designed to support sensitive data and workloads that require superior performance, predictability, compliance, and control. Alpha 3 Cloud® and HPE bring to market a suite of hybrid cloud solutions as a service, enabled by HPE GreenLake. These solutions include cloud hosting and infrastructure, cloud storage, and containers, which can all be scaled to meet increasing customer needs with the flexibility of HPE GreenLake. Alpha 3 Cloud® joined the HPE PRSP program with its unique confidential computing cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that provide the highest level of Security and Privacy Assurance available today.
"With the intense focus on data privacy and security, how an organization addresses the many challenges of security, high performance and compliance – on-premises, in the cloud and at the edge – has become critical to their success," said Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Vice President, Service Providers and Cloud28+, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "Alpha 3 Cloud® is an asset to the HPE PRSP program bringing comprehensive Confidential Computing solutions and industry leading Secure Enclave Cloud Services to the ecosystem of offerings for customers."
"Customers can now leverage the economics of the cloud for applications and workloads that contain highly sensitive data. Up until now customers could protect their data at rest and data in-motion, but not their data in-use. Nor could they share data outside their organization to accelerate the value of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence and Federated Learning. They can now, We look forward to partnering with customers to provide them with cloud-based Confidential Computing solutions that will protect their most sensitive data."
Ron Sacks, CEO at Alpha 3 Cloud
Alpha 3 Cloud's powerful cloud solutions, combined with HPE's world-class hardware and other joint solutions delivered "as a service," feature world-class security controls and predictable cost to help organizations protect and share data, lower costs, and avoid vendor lock-in.
About Alpha 3 Cloud
Alpha 3 Cloud® is a division of Provdotnet, LLC that delivers hybrid cloud, IaaS, and PaaS solutions designed for secure, compliant data operations. Alpha 3 Cloud® helps leading organizations comply with strict data privacy regulations, protect their most sensitive data, control costs and minimize vendor lock-in while enabling a range of emerging use cases like blockchain, machine learning/artificial intelligence and multi-party computing initiatives. Alpha 3 Cloud®'s confidential computing cloud and enterprise- feature the latest HPE Gen10+ with Intel SGX secure hardware and an OPEX billing model. These solutions support hybrid, private and multi-cloud capabilities while providing superior security, performance, predictability, and control.
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.
ManageEngine | August 09, 2022
ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, today announced that its IT analytics product, Analytics Plus, is now available as a SaaS offering, enabling users to set up a fully functional, integrated analytics platform in under 60 seconds. This launch completes the company's vision to deploy analytics anywhere, that is, to make it easy for an organization to deploy analytics on private or public clouds such as AWS and Azure. ManageEngine will showcase the new offering at its user conference to be held on August 4-5, 2022, at the InterContinental Melbourne in Australia.
IT operations nowadays are structured in a way that warrants the use of several monitoring tools and technologies to ensure the business remains operational and accessible to its customers around the clock. While these disjointed IT tools provide visibility into their area of operations, they fall short in providing complete visibility into IT as a whole, costing IT leaders time and effort in gathering insights.
Analytics Plus' new cloud offering completes the IT application stack by creating a foundation for integrations, allowing organizations to connect to a multitude of data sources and attain faster time to market, increase productivity, curb expenditure and garner more revenue.
"At ManageEngine, we've witnessed several digital transformation trends over the last two decades across all industry verticals: rapid cloud adoption, a need for setting up a data-centric culture, and the need for advanced AI to sift through data lakes and establish correlations, triage events, and eliminate the need for human intervention in data analysis, That's why we've launched the cloud version of Analytics Plus—a marriage of our 20+ years of domain expertise with cloud benefits like flexibility, agility and scalability to help augment strategic decision-making with insights that are fast, reliable and contextual."
Rakesh Jayaprakash, product manager at ManageEngine
Analytics Plus can be deployed in on-premises servers (Windows or Linux-based), Docker or on cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
IT and Business App Connectivity to Track IT Performance Holistically
Analytics Plus now connects with more than 40 business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Stripe, SurveyMonkey, Google Analytics, Xero, QuickBooks, Salesforce CRM, and LinkedIn along with over 30 IT monitoring applications such as SolarWinds, Nagios, Splunk, DataDog, AppDynamics, and OpenNMS to help IT leaders get a holistic view of IT performance. Support for these new apps will enable IT leaders to measure the ROI of IT along with how IT has contributed to achieving business objectives.
Context-Aware AI to Deliver Domain-Level Intelligence
ManageEngine has also enhanced its built-in AI assistant with domain-level intelligence to bridge the gap between data and decision makers. "Contextual AI can deliver the most crucial insights at a large scale that will resonate with IT leaders. For example, context-aware AI can suggest how to deploy workloads in the most cost-effective and high-performing cloud locations, taking into account performance, cost structure and security requirements," said Jayaprakash.
Analytics Plus' context-aware AI enables users to:
Establish correlations between data from various applications and data sources.
Quickly identify opportunities and threats.
Gain granular insights into aspects of IT operations and business that might not be possible otherwise.
Stan Veloutsos, IT service desk manager at Regis Aged Care in Australia, said, "Analytics Plus helped us improve processes by 30%. Using Analytics Plus, we were able to deep dive into IT data, identify problems and trends, align project releases and also increase agent performance. It also helped us share our findings with a larger audience for better reach. With Analytics Plus, we have also set up easy-to-read dashboards for our CXOs with custom metrics and widgets, so they can gain information and make decisions that can increase our revenue."
Pricing and Availability
The cloud version of Analytics Plus offers a Professional edition at $199/month for two users and three viewers. The Enterprise edition starts at $399/month for 10 users and 25 viewers. The Personal edition is available for free forever and supports one user. A free, fully-functional evaluation is also available. For more details on pricing, visit https://mnge.it/ySN
About Analytics Plus
Analytics Plus is an AI-enabled, IT analytics solution that connects with over 200 IT and business applications to enable CXOs to converge analytics on a single pane for faster decision-making. Zia, the built-in AI-assistant, comes loaded with IT domain intelligence that identifies correlations in data from multiple applications and data sources, and provides actionable insights to resolve problems and exploit opportunities. Analytics Plus supports cross-module analytical capabilities that helps leaders gain insight into how functional IT domains such as service management, operations management, IT financial management, and project management are all interrelated.
ManageEngine is the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation. Established and emerging enterprises—including 9 of every 10 Fortune 100 organizations—rely on ManageEngine's real-time IT management tools to ensure optimal performance of their IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine has offices worldwide, including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, India, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Singapore, Japan, China and Australia, as well as 200+ global partners to help organizations tightly align their business and IT.