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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220601005510/en/Axiom-Space-Selects-Box-to-Power-Cloud-Content-Management | June 06, 2022
Box, Inc. the leading Content Cloud, today announced that Axiom Space, the leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, selected Box to power secure collaboration and content management across its workforce and drive new ways to work in the cloud.
Axiom operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while building its successor, Axiom Station, the first permanent commercial destination in Earth's orbit that will provide new opportunities to benefit every human, everywhere. To support its workforce and partner ecosystem, Axiom is leveraging modern technology with Box as its content layer to power seamless collaboration internally and externally and digital experiences for employees and partners while meeting strict security and compliance requirements, including ITAR and FedRAMP.
“Technology is a key driver of innovation at Axiom, and collaboration is at the forefront of our strategy as we partner with visionary governments, researchers, manufacturers, and scientists across the globe,” said Kirk Simmonds, Head of IT at Axiom Space. “As our business continues to grow, our workforce needs to work more efficiently and creatively with tools that truly support the new way of working. With Box, we’re able to create a more connected and productive environment that helps us ensure a brighter future for everyone on Earth.”
“Axiom is leading the way in human spaceflight services, Axiom’s important mission, powered by its technology strategy in partnership with companies like Box, is poised to help them bring agility to their work while ensuring the privacy and security of sensitive data. We are thrilled to support Axiom in its mission to build the first commercial space station in our solar system.”
Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder at Box
As part of Axiom’s cloud technology initiative, its IT organization selected Box to:
Enable Engineering and R&D to collaborate externally with partners daily;
Seamlessly share information from the Mission Operations team in Houston to flight safety and communications teams located at Axiom headquarters and remotely;
Power HR workflows with Box Relay for the employee onboarding process as the organization scales rapidly;
Centralize content management in one platform, eliminating silos of content and improving collaboration internally across the business;
Provide a secure collaboration space for content requiring ITAR and FedRAMP compliance levels;
Enhance confidential information security with Box Shield.
Box empowers many of the largest and most regulated enterprises around the world to accelerate business processes, power their workplace collaboration, and protect valuable information. With today’s announcement, Axiom Space joins leading global organizations that have adopted Box’s Content Cloud to power new ways of working.
Box is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Flexera | June 17, 2022
Flexera, the company that helps organizations maximize business value from their technology investments, today announced new product features and industry momentum for Flexera One Cloud Cost Optimization.
Flexera’s flagship platform, Flexera One, is the first of its kind: an award-winning platform that delivers the power to mitigate risk, reduce costs, and maximize every technology investment. It offers technology value optimization (TVO) through IT visibility, IT asset management (ITAM), cloud cost optimization (CCO), and cloud migration and modernization. Flexera One enables enterprises to take control of their cloud journey with:
Definitive technology resource data. Flexera One offers comprehensive and normalized cost visibility into the data center, SaaS and cloud through unique discovery and the unmatched Technopedia catalog of IT product reference data.
Consumption intelligence. Flexera One provides savings on licensing costs by applying use rights and rightsizing investments. Internal Flexera customer research has found that customers save more than 30 percent with this approach.
Automated portfolio governance. Flexera One continually optimizes business agility through automated cost optimization and feeding compliance and cost data into other IT solutions via outbound and inbound APIs.
Hybrid IT optimization. Customers leverage Flexera One’s data for negotiations with major vendors, including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP.
Flexera One FinOps Innovation
Flexera continues to work with its customers and the broader FinOps community. Recent Flexera One Cloud Cost Optimization innovations include:
Cloud spend anomaly detection: anomaly analysis and detection in cloud spend based on any dimension. Choose business dimensions across multiple cloud costs. Look within automatically calculated thresholds at an account level and identify which services are driving outliers.
Cloud spend forecasting: straight line, linear regression and moving average, configurable look back, projection options, and categorization by relevant dimensions.
Usage forecasting: project usage by region, account or business dimension to support commitment and capacity planning decisions.
Cross-platform cost ingestion: common bill ingestion of any cloud or other costs into the platform. Flexera supports Alibaba Cloud, Azure China, Oracle cloud and the ingestion of data from any other service or source, including labor and full-time equivalent (FTE) costs, on-prem licensing or any cost to provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) view.
Automation engine for unit economics: production of unit economics KPIs using Flexera’s automation engine to ingest other metrics, such as usage data from other sources, to produce relevant cost of goods sold (COGS) measures. These include FinOps best-practice KPIs (such as cost per instance hour) and other business KPIs.
Contextualized multi-cloud data: complement existing hybrid and multi-cloud tagging strategies by ingesting attributes from CMDBs, enterprise architecture tools or other repositories.
Integration with existing tools: push cloud spend recommendations into existing tools, such as JIRA and ServiceNow, using Flexera’s automation engine. Engineers can use these existing tools to prioritize optimization initiatives.
Currency adjustment program: automatic conversion of cloud costs to any currency through integration with Xe.com. This makes multi-cloud strategies more effective for global enterprises that work across multiple currencies.
Growing Leadership in the FinOps Community
Beyond product innovation, Flexera’s commitment to the field of FinOps includes active involvement in initiatives that help advance cloud financial management.
Flexera’s Brian Adler, senior director, cloud market strategy, and Jeremy Chaplin, senior cloud solution architect, will speak at FinOps X in Austin, TX. The session, FinOps & IT Asset Management, The Partnership for Success, will be on Monday, June 20, from 4:10 to 4:40 pm CDT. The FinOps Foundation hosts the FinOps X event as the gathering place for engineers, FinOps practitioners, finance people, architects, and anyone who participates in managing the value of cloud.
Flexera delivers SaaS-based IT management solutions that enable enterprises to accelerate digital transformation and multiply the value of their technology investments. We help organizations inform their IT with definitive visibility into complex hybrid IT ecosystems, providing unparalleled IT insights that allow them to seize technology opportunities. And we help them transform their IT with tools that deliver actionable intelligence across an ever-increasing range of dimensions to effectively manage, govern and optimize their hybrid IT estate. More than 50,000 customers subscribe to our technology value optimization solutions, delivered by 1,300+ passionate team members worldwide.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT
Cequence Security | January 28, 2022
Cequence Security, the industry leader in API security, announced a partnership with Tetrate, an enterprise service mesh company and Gartner 2021 Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing, to bake API discovery and security into modern cloud-native microservices applications. This new integration will extend the single pane of glass offered by Tetrate to include the discovery of APIs, detection of security risks and threats, and native inline protection against threats using the Cequence API Security Platform. This will give API development and SecOps teams centralized discovery, management and continuous monitoring of their multi-cluster, multi-cloud microservices deployments.
"End-to-end API security is very critical for customers. Envoy as the policy enforcement point enables decentralized enforcement of security policies in a consistent way for both external and internal application traffic. The integration between Tetrate and Cequence brings together for customers API discovery, risk analysis and bot detection with strong authentication and authorization of traffic."
Varun Talwar, CEO and Co-Founder of Tetrate
Service mesh plays a critical role in incorporating zero-trust design and DevSecOps principles by adding security and reliability to connect microservices across infrastructures without any additional code. Discovering all the API endpoints exposed by microservices and securing them is difficult due to the rapid pace of development and inherently distributed nature of these applications. This can lead to applications being published for external usage without sufficient discovery, security or monitoring for security and operations teams.
Tetrate and Cequence Security’s integration reduces the time and complexity in adding discovery, security and monitoring to cloud-native applications and enables security that can scale with the application using the same underlying orchestration layer.
“Service mesh architecture is getting very popular with enterprise customers. We’re excited to partner with many of the founding engineers for the Istio service mesh because they best understand the security challenges in these environments,” said Larry Link, President and CEO of Cequence Security. “Cequence has a long history of meeting the application security needs of organizations by using leading edge technologies like containers and service meshes, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Tetrate to take that commitment to the next level.”
About Cequence Security
Organizations trust Cequence Security to protect their APIs and web applications with the most effective and adaptive defense against online fraud, business logic attacks, exploits and unintended data leakage; which enables them to remain resilient in today’s ever-changing business and threat landscape. Cequence is the only API Security Platform offering that unifies API discovery, inventory tracking, risk analysis and remediation with proven, real-time threat protection against ever evolving online attacks.
Started by Istio founders to reimagine application networking, Tetrate is an enterprise service mesh company managing the complexity of modern, hybrid cloud application infrastructure. Its flagship product, Tetrate Service Bridge, provides an edge-to-workload application connectivity platform to deliver business continuity, agility, and security for enterprises on the journey from traditional monoliths to the cloud. Customers get consistent, baked-in observability, runtime security and traffic management in any environment. Tetrate remains a top contributor to the open-source projects Istio and Envoy Proxy.
CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT
Cloudways | March 23, 2022
Cloudways, the leading cloud hosting provider, is announcing the launch of a new integration in partnership with Cloudflare (www.cloudflare.com), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet. The integration will equip Cloudways customers with enterprise-level performance and security features. In a few clicks, at a fraction of the cost compared to other cloud hosting providers, and without an existing Cloudflare account, customers can make use of this new add-on inside the Cloudways platform.
With a global network of 250 cities in over 100 countries, Cloudflare’s security technology mitigates DDoS attacks in under three seconds while analyzing millions of sites (32 million requests per second) to intelligently identify and block attackers with a web application firewall (WAF). Performance capabilities are equally as impressive with Cloudflare’s CDN serving cached content by way of a reserved-for-enterprises network.
Through the integration, Cloudways will be able to offer web professionals and SMBs the choice to upgrade to a plan that includes access to superior speed and security capabilities offered from Cloudflare, reserved only to Cloudways customers, for only $4.99 per month per website, with volume discounts dropping the price down to $1.99.
“After a thorough evaluation of all the available solutions, Cloudflare was the obvious choice for us,” said Cloudways CEO and Co-Founder, Aaqib Gadit. “We’re always looking for innovative ways to provide more capabilities to our already powerful platform. Partnering with the leading edge development platform in the world will enable us to serve a broader audience of web professionals and SMBs.”
Founded in 2012, Cloudways is an intuitive, one-click managed cloud hosting platform that hosts over 50,000 servers globally. G2’s Best Managed Hosting Provider for 2021, the platform lets users host WordPress and WooCommerce websites on top of a variety of cloud-hosting providers, including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Linode. The bootstrap-funded platform features a web app management function that easily launches cloud servers for the deployment of WordPress, Magento, and PHP.
Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures 2018 list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.