Hortonworks expands Google and Microsoft Cloud partnerships

Hortonworks has introduced enhancements to its existing partnership with Google Cloud to further optimize Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to deliver next-gen big data analytics for hybrid cloud deployments. This partnership will enable customers to leverage new innovations from the open source community via HDP and HDF on GCP for faster business insights.







Alert Logic adds C-suite executives

Alert Logic reveals that new executives have joined the company’s leadership team to accelerate adoption of the company’s security platform and analyst services that protect organisations at a lower cost with less effort and faster time to value. Sydna Kelley joins as Senior Vice President of Customer Success & Technology Operations, Matt Selheimer as Chief Marketing Officer, Sheila Flaherty as Chief Legal Officer, and Tim Alguire as Chief Financial Officer.


Huawei launches Cloud Enablement Services

At CEBIT 2018, Huawei launched its Industry Cloud Enablement Services, to help businesses overcome the complications and challenges they face when moving to the cloud. Huawei Cloud Enablement brings together Huawei’s broad portfolio of technologies, such as Cloud computing, Big Data, and SDN, to enable the digital transformation of enterprises and governments through an orchestration of life-cycle services.

 






Cloud security adoption trails Cloud usage

Bitglass has released the 2018 Cloud Adoption Report, its fourth such study, which examines cloud adoption in more than 135,000 organisations around the globe. The report corroborates what is now broadly apparent –  the flexibility, productivity and cost savings benefits of cloud apps have fueled widespread adoption in every industry. Surprisingly, the report finds that the adoption of cloud security technologies lags cloud adoption, leaving many at risk of a data breach.



Managed Service Providers (MSPs) seeking European expansion

Interest is high in creating managed services business across country borders and in reaching adjacent markets. As the pace of acquisitions steps up in the sector, there are increasing moves to look at managed services in other European countries and to find partners who can co-operate to meet demand from multinational clients or as targets for acquisition










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