Otava | April 27, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Otava, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud solutions, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status.
The Cloud Verified designation indicates that a provider offers the complete VMware-based software defined data center infrastructure delivered as a service. VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance and interoperability for both traditional or containerized enterprise applications and the confidence that the service is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies.
"VMware's Cloud Verified designation validates the strength and depth of features and functionality in Otava's hybrid cloud portfolio. We're honored to be among the small handful of U.S. cloud providers to have achieved the designation," said Brad Cheedle, CEO, Otava. "Otava's hybrid cloud portfolio provides existing and new customers with a wide range of performance features and models - from private, to resource-pooled, to shared cloud - so they can precisely optimize every workload to its ideal cloud service. Unique to Otava, compliant cloud comes standard at no extra cost. Our exceptional team is laser focused on making complex cloud solutions easy for our customers by combining flexible, customizable offerings with our consultative and high touch support. This status highlights their dedication to excellence.”
"Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organizations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers' businesses," said Jim Aluotto, senior director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. "Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Otava as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”
VMware's global network of more than 4,500 cloud providers leverage VMware's consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services in over 120 countries, provide geographic and industry specialization, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements.
For information on how to become a Cloud Verified partner, please visit: https://www.vmware.com/partners/service-provider/vmware-cloud-verified-logo.html.
Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava's global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team.
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AMD | May 21, 2022
Google Cloud and AMD today announced a technology partnership in which AMD will run electronic design automation (EDA) for its chip-design workloads on Google Cloud, further extending the on-premises capabilities of AMD data centers. AMD will also leverage Google Cloud's global networking, storage, artificial intelligence, and machine learning capabilities to further improve upon its hybrid and multicloud strategy for these EDA workloads.
Scale, elasticity, and efficient utilization of resources play critical roles in chip design, particularly given that the demand for compute processing grows with each node advancement. To remain flexible and scale easily, AMD will add Google Cloud's newest compute-optimized C2D VM instance, powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors, to its suite of resources focused on EDA workloads. By leveraging Google Cloud, AMD anticipates being able to run more designs in parallel, giving the team more flexibility to manage short-term compute demands, without reducing allocation on long-term projects.
"In today's semiconductor environment, the speed, scale, and security of the cloud unlock much needed flexibility," said Sachin Gupta, GM and VP, Infrastructure, at Google Cloud. "We are pleased to provide the infrastructure required to meet AMD's compute performance needs and equip the company with our AI solutions to continue designing innovative chips."
"Leveraging the Google Cloud C2D instances powered by 3rd Gen EPYC processors for our complex EDA workloads has helped our engineering and IT teams tremendously. C2D has allowed us to be more flexible and provided a new avenue of high-performance resources that allows us to mix and match the right compute solution for our complex EDA workflows," said Mydung Pham, corporate vice president, Silicon Design Engineering, at AMD. "We're happy to work with Google Cloud to take advantage of their wealth of cloud features and the capabilities of 3rd Gen EPYC."
Through this multi-year technology partnership, Google Cloud and AMD will continue to explore new capabilities and innovations, while AMD will enjoy benefits such as:
Increased flexibility and choice to run applications in the most efficient manner possible
Improved design and operations from applied Google Cloud artificial intelligence and machine learning tools and frameworks
More transparency with costs and resource consumption
Greater agility and less vendor lock-in
About Google Cloud: Google Cloud accelerates every organization's ability to digitally transform its business. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google's cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.
For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible.
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Otava | April 27, 2022
Otava, a global leader in custom and compliant hybrid cloud solutions, today announced the availability of its Managed Azure Cloud service that enables businesses to achieve the benefits of a fully managed Azure cloud environment. Otava's fully managed service helps customers overcome the complexities of Azure and public cloud infrastructure, so that they can maintain focus on their core competencies.
According to Statistica, Azure controls 33.1% of the worldwide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) hyperscaler market share this year. This combined with Structure Research's findings that project the managed Public Cloud market will reach $11.8 billion in 2026 at a five-year annual growth rate of 29.2%, Otava Managed Azure Cloud presents a significant growth opportunity for the business.
"As edge computing and cloud become higher priorities, small and medium-sized businesses need to find a way to succeed in the digital landscape. Otava Managed Azure Cloud is a critical addition to our broad portfolio of secure and compliant hybrid cloud and security services. I'm very proud of our extremely talented team for bringing to market a complimentary fully managed, high-value Azure Cloud solution. We are excited to support our customers and partners seeking higher levels of agility, efficiency, and security with Azure Cloud while freeing their own IT staff to achieve greater performance in the areas where they are needed most."
Brad Cheedle, CEO, Otava.
With Otava's Managed Azure Cloud, businesses gain the advantages of cloud computing, while the management and maintenance is handled by cloud experts. The service ensures continuous improvement with workload migration, cloud environment configuration, built-in governance, security solutions, data protection, and monitoring with analysis. Otava's deep experience in cloud security, compliance, and cost containment helps customers to achieve cost management, regulatory compliance, accelerated app delivery, scalability and business agility. All Otava services are backed by a world-class support team available 24/7/365.
Otava is an industry-leading compliant hybrid cloud provider with locations around the world. Its portfolio is designed to provide a clear path to hybridity for companies navigating the cloud native landscape. Otava's cloud platform delivers simplicity, transparency, and flexibility with a range of management and infrastructure levels to accommodate unique needs. Each cloud solution is supported by fully integrated services such as backup, security, and disaster recovery that can connect to public cloud or on-premise environments. Otava gives its customers the power to innovate within a secure and compliant environment.
Founded in 1994, Otava is a cloud solutions provider on a mission to make hybrid cloud hosting easy for service providers, public sector clients and enterprise organizations. Its portfolio of flexible and compliant solutions includes hybrid private and shared cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, backup and security offerings. Otava's high-touch, consultative team works closely with clients to deliver exceptional results every time.
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Google Cloud | February 19, 2022
The Kraft Heinz Company and Google today announced a new, multi-year strategic partnership to strengthen Kraft Heinz's hyper-focus on understanding its consumers and offering them the products, experiences, and news they want most. From leveraging data and analytics technologies provided by Google Cloud, to enhancing the food giant's full-funnel marketing strategy with Google Ads, this partnership will scale Kraft Heinz's digital transformation as consumer behavior increasingly shifts online.
In the last year, Kraft Heinz has made sizable investments in building in-house digital capabilities. In partnership with leading tech companies like Google, the packaged foods leader is focused on building a proprietary tech ecosystem of in-house tools that help synthesize data across its entire organization, helping Kraft Heinz deliver personalization at scale and better serve millions of American consumers.
Today, Kraft Heinz's transformation is at a pivotal moment, and the company is implementing Agile methodologies and digital solutions across its entire value chain to accelerate growth. Through the use of Google technology, Kraft Heinz expects to significantly strengthen consumer relationships and engagement by delivering personalized content at scale. The consumer packaged goods company will also use insights from its new data platform, named Kraft-O-Matic, to inform future innovation, product development, and business operations.
Kraft Heinz will use Google technologies in several key ways as part of its digital transformation:
New Product Innovation, Development, and Deployment: By utilizing Google Cloud artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to drive real-time insights from data, Kraft Heinz will drive food innovations such as new flavors, new formulations, and new products, while also shortening time-to-market by greatly reducing the time it takes to decipher what consumers are looking for within a specific category or purchase channel.
Improved Consumer Relationships and Engagement: Kraft Heinz will be able to better understand consumer behavior through insights from its privacy-centric customer data platform built on Google Cloud. Through insights driven by Google Cloud products, such as its BigQuery data warehouse product, Kraft Heinz will be able to use first-party data to personalize consumer experiences from call centers to in-store shopping.
Greater Consumer-Centric Marketing and Media Effectiveness: By leveraging the reach and cultural relevance of platforms like YouTube and its creators, Kraft Heinz has changed the way the company builds relationships with consumers. The expanded partnership with Google will help Kraft Heinz further improve its media activations and efficiency in a privacy-centric way. For example, compared to the same time period the year prior, Google Ads was able to help Kraft Heinz significantly increase view rates and reduce CPMs last year. This enabled the company to better understand the consumer journey from owned through earned and paid properties, as well as in-store shopping and build more relevant messages and offers for the right purchase occasions.
"Our partnership with Google is a critical element of our ongoing transformation and reflects the deeper focus we're bringing to understanding and reaching our consumers in the moment. Working with Google, we're building world-class digital capabilities and proprietary, privacy-centric data systems that will help consumers connect with our iconic Kraft Heinz brands on a whole new level through personalized offers and interactions. At the same time, we also expect to fast-track our innovation agenda by tapping into Google-powered insights around trending food conversations, shopping behaviors, and consumer demands – this is the future of food."
Sanjiv Gajiwala, Chief Growth Officer, North America – Kraft Heinz
"Personalization at scale is what brands need to convert and retain consumers. Google Cloud's expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning helps brands leverage predictive analytics and data-driven insights to make better decisions in a matter of seconds, driving creative and media effectiveness," said Giusy Buonfantino, Vice President, Consumer Packaged Goods at Google Solutions. "Building upon its excellent relationship with Google Ads, Kraft Heinz has chosen to partner with Google Cloud to accelerate its digital transformation by unlocking new channels of consumer growth in a privacy-centric way."
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.
About Google Cloud
Google Cloud accelerates organizations' ability to digitally transform their business with the best infrastructure, platform, industry solutions and expertise. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google's cutting-edge technology – all on the cleanest cloud in the industry. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.
About The Kraft Heinz Company
We are driving transformation at The Kraft Heinz Company inspired by our Purpose, Let's Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. With 2021 net sales of approximately $26 billion, we are committed to growing our iconic and emerging food and beverage brands on a global scale. We leverage our scale and agility to unleash the full power of Kraft Heinz across a portfolio of six consumer-driven product platforms. As global citizens, we're dedicated to making a sustainable, ethical impact while helping feed the world in healthy, responsible ways.