Splunk, Syncsort take mainframe big data analysis to the cloud

Splunk, Syncsort | June 23, 2014

Big data service provider Splunk has teamed up with Syncsort to bring analytics and data visualisation capabilities to IBM mainframe-generated data.The companies said the alliance enables organisations to search, analyse and visualise massive streams of mainframe data using Splunk’s cloud-based data analysis platform, or its on-premise correlate.

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Companies are transforming the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world. BT is accelerating this shift for its customers with the addition of Salesforce to its ‘Cloud of Clouds’ strategy.” Andrew Lawson, Managing Director Salesforce United Kingdom and Ireland “Our strategy for a ‘Cloud of Clouds’ makes it easier for organisations to embrace the cloud by providing direct, secure and high performance connectivity to the applications hosted in the cloud.


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CoreStack Participates in AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights Preview

CoreStack | September 07, 2022

CoreStack, a global cloud governance provider that empowers enterprises to unleash the power of the cloud by enabling continuous and autonomous cloud governance at scale, today announced that it is participating in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace Vendor Insights preview, which streamlines the complex third-party software risk assessment process by enabling sellers to make security and compliance information available through AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog that customers can use to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software, data, and services to build solutions and run their businesses. CoreStack’s NextGen Cloud Governance solutions — FinOps, SecOps and CloudOps — are now available via a unified web-based dashboard as part of AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights to give customers access to security and compliance information. AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights helps streamline the procurement process by granting buyers access to evidence made available by sellers related to data privacy and residency, application security, and access control. “We created AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights to serve customers that need help validating third-party software that meets their compliance needs, We are glad to see CoreStack participating in the Vendor Insights preview and their commitment to trust and transparency. Companies like CoreStack work with AWS to showcase their validated security profile, saving customers months of effort, reducing the software risk assessment lead time for customers while assuring them of continuous monitoring of vendor security.” Jason Timmes, General Manager, AWS Marketplace Seller Services Using Vendor Insights can help buyers reduce assessment lead time to a few hours by allowing buyers to access the vendor’s validated security profile, saving months of effort from questionnaires and back-and-forth with vendors. The dashboard also provides evidence backed by AWS Config and AWS Audit Manager assessments, external audit reports, and software vendor self-assessments to help customers perform continual compliance monitoring. "Vendor Insights provides ongoing visibility and alerts about the vendor’s security hygiene,” said Satyam Patel, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at [24]7.ai. “Using Vendor Insight notifications helps us remove the need for periodic reassessments and brings in agility in the procurement process.” The CoreStack platform, built on cloud-native services, empowers AWS customers to achieve security and compliance, enhance cloud operational efficiencies as well as optimize costs. It applies a unique cloud-as-code approach that leverages deep artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML), declarative definitions, and a patented cloud service-chaining technology. Customers can leverage CoreStack’s powerful NextGen Cloud Governance offerings — FinOps, SecOps and CloudOps — to govern operations, security, cost, access, and resources across multiple cloud accounts. “We take pride in helping customers embrace, expand and enhance cloud through our NextGen Cloud Governance, and we are proud to showcase our validated and strong security story with customers through Vendor Insights,” said Parul Chheda, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at CoreStack. “Security is a shared responsibility, and we are happy that AWS Marketplace customers can directly monitor and inspect configuration of our technology resources and collect other critical information to deliver up-to-date security posture metrics and artifacts. We look forward to working with AWS to fast-track due diligence and further the value we can offer to our customers.” About CoreStack CoreStack is a NextGen cloud business accelerator that empowers enterprises to predictably increase top-line revenues, improve bottom-line efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge through AI-powered real-time cloud governance on autopilot. CoreStack's FinOps, SecOps and CloudOps solutions embrace, enhance, and extend native-cloud, enable reporting, recommendation, remediation and provide single pane-of-glass governance across multi-cloud. Through executive dashboards for comprehensive real-time insights, CoreStack delivers transformative value such as 40% increase in operational efficiencies, 50% decrease in cloud costs, and 100% security assurance and compliance. CoreStack helps 500+ global enterprises govern $2B+ in annual cloud consumption.

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Lely Optimizes Cloud Environment with Infor

Infor | July 07, 2022

Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Lely has deployed its Infor CloudSuite Equipment enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to enhance growth and innovation in its production of milking robotics. The future-proof, flexible solution offers improvements in areas such as tracking capabilities, quality management and supply chain management. Lely is a Dutch family-owned company in the agricultural sector founded in 1948. The company designs and manufactures automated systems for dairy farmers around the world to enable them to excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world. With the new cloud-based Infor ERP, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Lely wants to increase flexibility to support innovation in milking robotics. Learn more about Infor CloudSuite Equipment: www.infor.com/products/cloudsuite-equipment The agricultural world is changing. The growing world population and shortage of raw materials require more insight. Through automation and robotics, agricultural entrepreneurs can perform simple analyses to, for example, monitor their livestock and increase productivity. The Infor CloudSuite application supports the necessary flexibility. "I am very proud of the way we did the implementations as a team with Infor's alliance partner Apex Systems and Infor. We made it a team success. The requirements were that it should be implemented in a short time, that the users and customers would not feel it and that there would be no downtime in production. Every requirement was met. The servers were replaced and the new system switched over during the weekend, so by Monday morning, the cloud applications were already working perfectly. The ultimate measure was our customers never felt any disruption, A huge advantage is we no longer need to do any system updates or maintain any servers. Everything is looked after by Infor. The ERP is at the centre of our IT landscape, and now we can take advantage of regular functionality updates and the Infor Data Lake as a central data repository." Bart Kuijpers, Lely's head of data, value & IT "The Infor solution provides the flexibility to manage the most complex value chains, such as supply chain management, procurement insight and more efficient production processes. With the ERP solution, organisations can quickly adapt as industry trends change. This optimizes their operations and helps to increase revenue opportunities," said Hein Kivits, Infor's senior sales director in Benelux. "We are pleased to provide Lely with a solid foundation that will help them achieve their ambition to remain the market leader in the agricultural sector." In the next phase of the implementation, Infor's cloud-based application will be deployed in the other countries where Lely is active in 2022 and 2023. The focus is to improve the supply chain and financial processes. About Lely Lely is located in Maassluis, The Netherlands, and for more than 70 years has stood for innovative milking robotics worldwide. As one of the world's leading organisations in the agricultural business Lely employs more than 1,600 people. In more than 45 countries, cattle farmers work with these solutions in the barn or on the farm every day. Lely has two production facilities and three R&D departments to support product development. For more information, please visit www.lely.com/nl. About Infor Infor is the global leader in enterprise cloud software, specialized by industry. We develop complete solutions for our focus industries, including industrial manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, food & beverage, automotive, aerospace & defense, and high-tech. Infor's business-critical applications and services are designed to deliver sustainable operational benefits with security and faster time-to-value. We deliver successful business outcomes for customers, and we continually innovate to quickly solve emerging business and industry challenges. More than 60,000 organisations in over 175 countries - from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized enterprises - rely on Infor's 17,000 employees and their deep industry expertise to help overcome market disruptions and achieve their business goals. As a Koch company, our financial strength, ownership structure and long-term vision enable us to maintain lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers, employees and partners.

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Gurucul Next-Gen SIEM and XDR Lead Industry with Innovative Poly-Cloud and Multi-Cloud Offering

Gurucul | August 12, 2022

Black Hat USA--Gurucul, a leader in Next-Gen SIEM, XDR, UEBA, and Identity and Access Analytics, today announced advanced Poly-Cloud architecture support, enhanced multi-cloud deployments, and cross-cloud detection and response across all common cloud stacks including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. See it on display at the Black Hat USA Conference in booth #1568 and enter to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Gurucul supports best of breed cross-cloud services for improved user experience, flexibility, availability, and reduced cost for faster detection and response and blazing fast searches for better threat hunting. Gurucul’s poly-cloud support allows organizations to be cloud-agnostic without any lock-in with a cloud service provider, facilitating AWS, Google, Azure, and private clouds to operate concurrently. Gurucul has advanced its multi-cloud capabilities across all major cloud providers by providing a unified view of security and risk across multiple cloud environments. Customers now reap all the benefits of SaaS with their own cloud infrastructure irrespective of the provider. In addition to deployment support, these new cross-cloud capabilities provide correlation, advanced linking, and behavior baselines on access and activity across cloud environments. New out-of-the-box threat content and risk scoring provide detection and automated response to advanced hybrid and multi-cloud distributed attacks. This enables organizations to go beyond just hunting for isolated threats, such as malware at a cloud endpoint, identifying the entire scope of the attack campaign across multi-cloud workloads, lowering mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) and mean-time-to-respond (MTTR). Gurucul’s multi-cloud threat detection capabilities sit natively within public/private cloud environments with no reduction in capabilities. Gurucul collects, ingests, and enriches data from multi-cloud deployments at massive scale, ensuring performance and providing real-time, end-to-end visibility and context. In addition, Gurucul’s cloud analytics and out-of-the-box threat content include context from traditional security solutions, such as network and endpoint, immediately helping security operations teams identify cloud security issues, including distributed multi-cloud attack campaigns. This goes well beyond other solutions that only find isolated threats in the cloud or simply correlate isolated threat activity forcing already burdened SOC staff to manually investigate and determine if an attack campaign is underway. “As we have seen new attacks, such as multi-RAT campaigns, increasingly embed themselves across multiple cloud services, threat actors are able to evade current SIEM and XDR solutions, Furthermore, most security vendors have simply ‘lifted and shifted’ their on-prem solutions into the cloud in order to provide a SaaS solution that is locked into a single vendor, severely limiting their ability to be effective across multiple cloud service providers, making it very difficult for organizations to reduce their attack exposure while meeting digital transformation objectives.” Nilesh Dherange, CTO of Gurucul “Organizations worldwide are facing sophisticated ransomware attacks on the digital supply chain and deeply embedded vulnerabilities,” said Peter Firstbrook, research vice president at Gartner. “The pandemic accelerated hybrid work and the shift to the cloud, challenging CISOs to secure an increasingly distributed enterprise – all while dealing with a shortage of skilled security staff.” Gurucul significantly reduces infrastructure, operations, and software licensing cost overhead, and provides a single-pane-of-glass with 360-degree context across enterprise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments for correlation, threat detection, threat hunting, investigations, and incident response. The solution also simplifies data and network architecture by reducing integration points, data hops and bandwidth requirements. Its playbook management and risk aggregation capabilities can be used to trigger appropriate remediation actions such as blocking network traffic, isolating cloud workloads and devices, enforcing step-up authentication, blocking USB access, and disabling user accounts on SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. The Gurucul cloud-native Security Analytics and Operations Platform includes Next-Generation SIEM, with its debut as a Strong Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM, XDR, UEBA and Identity & Access Analytics. By generating contextual, risk-prioritized alerts in real-time, Gurucul’s security operations solution accelerates security teams’ ability to mitigate threats before damage occurs through automated response actions. Availability and Pricing Gurucul’s poly-cloud and multi-cloud advancements along with cross-cloud threat detection capabilities are available immediately from Gurucul and its business partners worldwide. See a demo at the Black Hat USA Conference in booth #1568 and enter to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle. About Gurucul Gurucul is a global cyber security company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Gurucul’s real-time Cloud-Native Security Analytics and Operations Platform provides customers with Next Generation SIEM, Open XDR, UEBA, and Identity & Access Analytics in a unified platform. It combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent, and detect breaches. Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cybercrimes, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise as well as for log aggregation, compliance and risk-based security orchestration and automation for real-time extended detection and response. The company is based in Los Angeles.

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Provdotnet Acquires USA Assets from CloudSigma, Launches Alpha 3 Cloud Services, and Joins the HPE Partner Ready Service Provider Program

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.

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Companies are transforming the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world. BT is accelerating this shift for its customers with the addition of Salesforce to its ‘Cloud of Clouds’ strategy.” Andrew Lawson, Managing Director Salesforce United Kingdom and Ireland “Our strategy for a ‘Cloud of Clouds’ makes it easier for organisations to embrace the cloud by providing direct, secure and high performance connectivity to the applications hosted in the cloud.

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