Elastacloud | June 28, 2022
Elastacloud Ltd, a cloud consultancy announced the three new appointments in their commercial team, effective immediately.
Stuart McClean is promoted as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer, whose expertise will drive the future of Elastacloud’s commercial strategy. Followed by the promotion of Phillip Gagen as the Head of Major Accounts alongside Matt Turnbull as Head of Customer Engagement.
The commercial transformation is a testament to Elastacloud’s record-breaking YoY growth with the current financial year projections forecasted to be in excess of 125%. This has been fuelled by new customer acquisitions and continued growth in its existing Major Accounts. To maintain this exceptional growth, Elastacloud has successfully expanded its operations in Brazil, Spain, India, and the UK attracting highly skilled members to the team as well as growing some of its own through the successful Academy program.
Stuart McClean is an IT and communications executive with over 33 years of experience in directorial positions, developing and managing large teams and budgets within rapid success-driven environments. He joined Elastacloud in 2017 as Head of Programme and with his extensive consultancy experience has led the success of developing and deploying programmes in Big Data and Cloud Technologies. The synergy he has created with the needs of customers and the governance of programme delivery, has been instrumental in the success and continued expansion of the business, and will continue with his new appointment as CCO.
Stuart: “It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of this roller coaster ride that has been Elastacloud for the past 5 years. I have taken immense pride in being part of such a talented team delivering such amazing products and service which has allowed us to expand so quickly and under some difficult circumstances the last 2 years. I cannot wait to embark on the next phase of the journey with new commercial team and see just how far we can take this amazing business.”
Phillip Gagen, BSc MSc, is a Project Management Specialist, his expertise range from a myriad of methodologies (specifically Agile, Waterfall & LEAN) and frameworks (SCRUM, DMAIC, KANBAN, PRINCE2, XP & DDSM), holding various positions within the sector for the past 17 years. Phil has extensive experience working within high pressured environments with demanding clients, which he has thoroughly enjoyed. He joined Elastacloud in 2018 and led as PMO, with his new appointment as Head of Major Accounts his experience will be more involved in the commercial aspect of the consultancy and the successful delivery of projects.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity that Elastacloud is providing me, it is an exciting time to be working. Having been part of its successes over the past four years, I look forward to the new role, team and building on past success and exceeding aggressive targets within the business.”
Matt Turnbull joins Elastacloud as the Head of Customer Engagement, with over 20+ years of technical and commercial experience from IBM and Microsoft, he designed and drove the adoption of solutions across multiple industries. Matt is a seasoned professional whose personable experience with customers has given him extensive Account and Alliance Management expertise. Matt will lead a team leveraging partnerships with Microsoft and engaging with new customers to help them drive value from Data & AI solutions.
Matt: “I was attracted to Elastacloud for their reputation as a Microsoft partner with deeply technical people who can deliver innovative solutions quickly. I am excited to be taking up this role to help more organisations make a difference through effective use of data, AI & IoT technologies.”
Elastacloud, is a cloud architecture, data science, & IoT specialist. As Microsoft Gold Partners our passion is to deliver true intelligence to businesses data. With expert team leaders in Advanced Analytics, we are paving the way in AI & Machine Learning, and are unparalleled in Azure Architecture, Data Modelling, IoT connected devices, R, Python, and Apache Spark.
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Astadia | May 24, 2022
Astadia, the market-leading software-enabled mainframe migration company, announced the upcoming availability of its Mainframe Migration Factory SaaS offering for the third quarter of 2022. The Astadia FastTrack Factory is a fully automated software platform that provides a complete mainframe-to-cloud migration solution, which can reduce the duration of a typical transformation project significantly.
With half of the global legacy application landscape expected to be modernized in the following two years and a mainframe modernization services market likely to reach $109B in the next ten years, global system integrators are looking for advanced solutions to help businesses from multiple sectors overcome the complexity of their digital transformation projects.
“The surge in technology disruption and digital economy has turned the mainframe migration sector into an explosive market. Many of the world’s 20,000+ mainframes are being migrated to the cloud and Astadia is at the heart of this movement by providing the technology and services needed to move mainframe workloads safely, cost-effectively, and fast,”
Scott G. Silk, Astadia’s Chairman and CEO.
The Astadia FastTrack SaaS model will help enterprises accelerate and standardize mainframe migration projects while reducing costs, timeframes, and associated risks. By refactoring or replatforming mainframe applications, organizations can save up to 80% on operating costs, resolve the skills issue, integrate legacy business functions and data with cloud-native applications, gain agility and shorten time to market.
IT industry leaders like ClearScale, GFT, and FNTS have partnered with Astadia to leverage the FastTrack Factory in their transformation projects. The Astadia FastTrack SaaS model will also support global System Integrators (SIs) who wish to assist their customers interested in mainframe migration alternatives. Utilizing the factory, SIs will be able to offer services at scale, which is difficult to achieve with standard solutions.
Astadia is the market-leading software-enabled mainframe migration company, specializing in moving IBM and Unisys mainframe applications and databases to distributed and cloud platforms in unprecedented timeframes. With more than 30 years of experience, and over 300 mainframe migrations completed, enterprises and government organizations choose Astadia for its deep expertise, range of technologies, and the ability to automate complex migrations, as well as testing at scale.
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FinancialBuzz.com | July 04, 2022
The implementation of 5G continues to grow quickly. The two main factors contributing to the swift adoption of the technology are the constant construction of 5G infrastructure and the growing use of smartphones around the world and particularly in developing economies. According to research by J.P. Morgan, Northeast Asia is leading the global adoption of 5G technology. Additionally, 5G adoption is projected to help accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) in the region. By 2025, Japan and South Korea are expected to see 150 million IoT connections, which is +29% in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR). China, meanwhile, is expected to see 2.5 billion connections (+13% CAGR). uCloudlink Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UCL), AT & T, Inc. (NYSE: T), Marvell Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVL), DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), SK Telecom Co.,Ltd.
5G is also expected to affect various other innovative tech sectors, like the AR/VR market and the cloud computing industry. Generally, the global market for cloud computing is being propelled forward by newly emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). Meanwhile, the expansion of cloud computing services has grown due to several factors such as the protection of sensitive data, the acceleration of disaster recovery (DR), and the fulfilling of regulatory mandates.
uCloudlink Group Inc. announced last week breaking news that, "the Company's operating subsidiary, HONG KONG UCLOUDLINK NETWORK TECHNOLOGY LIMITED has inked an agreement with SAN VENTURE SERVICE GMBH ("SAN Group"), a biotechnology company headquartered in Austria. Under the agreement, SAN Group will utilize UCLOUDLINK's data connectivity services and related products to allow its employees to have access to high-quality data connections at anytime and anywhere. UCLOUDLINK has been the partner for various companies across Europe such as in the financial and car rental industries, as UCLOUDLINK continues to broaden its user base in Europe.
As the leisure and corporate travel gradually recover, UCLOUDLINK's data connectivity services and related products will support SAN Group's employees with seamless data connection while working remotely or on international business trips — allowing them to obtain a high-quality data connection while reducing the cost of roaming. Like SAN Group, enterprises with a large number of employees who travel internationally frequently, now can address their employees' mobile data connectivity issues with UCLOUDLINK's solutions, which ensure a reliable, high-quality and innovative mobile data connection, allowing them to drive greater efficiency and maximize business-trip returns.
Furthermore, UCLOUDLINK has also engaged in continued research and development to strengthen its technical advantages. UCLOUDLINK has developed global 5G roaming solutions which enable users to enjoy high-speed and reliable data connectivity services worldwide. Meanwhile, by leveraging its patented cloud SIM technology and hyper-connectivity solution, UCLOUDLINK's PaaS and SaaS platform will help improve data connectivity services and bring convenience to all its users and business partners from different industries.
To fulfill the increasing demands from more and more enterprises for faster and better data connectivity services used locally and internationally, UCLOUDLINK will continue its ongoing business strategy of consciously shifting its business focus to the development of PaaS and SaaS platform centric service and ecosystem, enabling its business partners and users to transform from "connected" to "better connection" with its core innovative technologies, extensive solutions, services and related products."
AT & T, Inc. announced in a blog post on June 7th, participation in the Department of Defense Demonstration of 5g-enabled Smart Warehouse Solutions at Naval Base Coronado. The demonstrations occurred at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego where the smart warehouse concept is being explored by DoD. AT&T's private 5G network at the base delivered data throughput speeds of 3.9 gigabits per second with less than 10 milliseconds of latency when powering the demonstrations. Lance Spencer, Client Executive Vice President – Defense, AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet said, "The AT&T 5G-powered solution we've delivered at Naval Base Coronado is a first of its kind, high-performance, highly secure, and scalable private network solution. We expect it will serve as the foundation for improved efficiency, timeliness, accuracy, security, and safety of Naval warehouse operations."
Marvell Technology, Inc. announced on May 9th, a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Tanzanite Silicon Solutions, Inc., a leading developer of advanced Compute Express Link™ (CXL™) technologies, in an all-cash transaction. Marvell's on-going data center-focused investments, including in its CXL solutions, have expanded the company's addressable market to advance the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of cloud-optimized silicon solutions. With today's announced acquisition, Marvell strengthens its CXL development initiatives. "We believe that CXL will be a significant game-changer in enabling optimal resource utilization in next generation data centers, and the acquisition of Tanzanite advances our abilities to address our customers' most challenging issues," said Dan Christman, Executive Vice President, Storage Products Group, Marvell. "Marvell's investment underscores our commitment to deliver on the promise of CXL across our industry-leading cloud portfolio spanning compute, electro-optics, networking, security and storage."
DISH Network Corp. announced on June 15th, 5G broadband service availability to over 20% of the U.S. population. "This is a big moment for DISH as we connect customers across the country with America's first and only cloud-native Open RAN network, This milestone was achieved through the collaboration, ingenuity and hard work of the DISH team and our numerous partners, including AWS, Cisco, CommScope, Dell, Fujitsu, Intel, JMA, Mavenir, Nokia, Oracle, Palo Alto, Qualcomm, Samsung and VMware. We're the only major network in the world built primarily with American vendors." "This is an important step forward in our work to connect Americans to our Smart 5G™ network, but it's only the beginning," said John Swieringa, president and chief operating officer, DISH Wireless. "We continue to focus on building out more coverage and bringing innovative 5G services and solutions to our customers."
Dave Mayo, Executive Vice President of Network Development, DISH Wireless
SK Telecom Co.,Ltd , in collaboration with Dell Technologies, announced on March 28th, that it has launched an enterprise 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) solution named 'Petasus', and aims to gain an edge in the global MEC market. "Our collaboration with SK Telecom gives enterprises the capability to quickly act on data at where it resides, at the edge, to deliver better business outcomes," said Dennis Hoffman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business. "By combining the power of edge computing with private 5G, businesses can develop new revenue-generating services and better customer experiences." "Our 5G MEC technology has a huge potential as it can help boost the adoption of 5G services across the globe," said Jihn-woo Kim, Vice President and Head of Global Business at SKT. "We will make accelerated efforts to enrich the global 5G MEC ecosystem by working closely with Dell Technologies to develop industry-leading technologies and introduce diverse products, and expanding into the software-as-a-service business in partnership with many Korean and overseas companies."
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Apiiro | June 09, 2022
Apiiro, the leader in Cloud-Native Application Security, today announced the Apiiro Partner Program, which provides comprehensive support for technology, consulting, and reseller partners across the Cloud-Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) ecosystem.
In the era of cloud-native application development, the remediation lifecycle is getting longer and more complex because risks are distributed across the design, code, open source packages, infra-as-code, containers, Git and CI/CD servers, and cloud infrastructure.
In addition, the shift in responsibilities and the use of a multitude of tools, each addressing only a small subset of cloud-native application risks has reduced the overall efficacy with noisy alerts and false-positives due to the lack of context. Context from cloud infrastructure to code and Software Bill Of Materials visibility (SBOM) are instrumental for the remediation process across the software supply chain.
Partners like Alacrinet, Defy Security, Google Cloud, HashiCorp, NetSPI, NXGN, Parabellyx, and Trace3 from the cloud-native application security, DevOps, cloud infrastructure security, and other cybersecurity industries are joining the Apiiro Partner Program to work together to help customers remediate cloud-native application risks across the software supply chain. Partners will benefit from the Apiiro Risk Graph technology and enabling resources to speed customer adoption and success with a contextual shift left risk remediation technology.
"Our customers aren't just modernizing their cloud-native application security - they're reinventing the way they develop, build, and deploy cloud-native applications across the software supply chain. By uniting in the Apiiro Partner Program, Apiiro and our partners can collectively ensure cloud-native applications are developed and delivered in a secure manner,"
John Leon, VP of Business Development at Apiiro
Program benefits include training materials and sales resources, access to technical evaluation demos and documentation to enable go to market and joint promotion opportunities. By enrolling in the Apiiro Partner Program, partners can increase their value to customers by delivering contextual shift left risk remediation before releasing to the cloud.
Apiiro has quickly gained momentum and recognition in the cloud-native application security market:
The current winner of the prestigious RSA Sandbox Innovation Award
Named a Gartner 2021 Cool Vendor in DevSecOps
Detected Day 0 Supply Chain Security vulnerability found on Kuberenetes based Argo CD platform
Contributor to the NIST 800-218 Secure SW Development Framework published February 2022
Apiiro is a new partner in the Google Cloud Marketplace. Google Cloud customers can purchase the Apiiro platform directly on Google Cloud Marketplace, enabling them to simplify cloud software procurement for their enterprise via online discovery, purchasing, and fulfillment.
Apiiro helps security and development teams proactively fix risk across the software supply chain, before releasing to the cloud. Backed by Greylock and Kleiner Perkins.