CloudSigma, the Provider of Public Cloud Computing Services Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange Platform

With this integration of cloud computing based IaaS services of CloudSigma, the Equinix Cloud Exchange Interconnection customers will be able to access the CloudSigma’s public cloud services.

CloudSigmaGREATRESPONDER.COM – It was announced by Equinix Advanced Interconnection Provider Company, on Monday, August 18, 2014 that CloudSigma, the provider of public cloud computing based IaaS services to its high performance platform called Equinix Cloud Exchange Interconnection. By joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange platform, CloudSigma would be able to offer its cloud computing based services to multiple clients of the platform. These clients enjoy the flexibility and freedom to access and use the cloud computing based platforms of multiple cloud service providers on one single integrated platform.

While talking about the opportunities and benefits that CloudSigma will get from this partnership, it was explained that CloudSigma would get an opportunity to offer challenging business solutions of providing private cloud access to the business customers on a high performance, automated and cost effective ecosystem. This will also allow CloudSigma to develop standard business processes globally through automated and integrated platform.

The Vice President of Global Service Provider at Equinix, Mr. Jim Poole, in his statement said, “We are excited to welcome CloudSigma to the growing number of cloud service providers who have joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange. CloudSigma’s unique flexibility, resource provisioning and private patching capabilities will make it an attractive option for enterprises in the Cloud Exchange. By working with innovative companies like CloudSigma, we continue to expand the breadth of cloud services available across Platform Equinix – ensuring enterprises have the necessary resources and interconnection options needed to confidently meet business demands.”

While the CEO of the CloudSigma, Mr. Robert Jenkins said, “By providing enterprises with direct, private access to our public cloud, we are able to significantly enhance performance and security, while capitalizing on Equinix’s global footprint. We are actively expanding our partnership with Equinix across new geographies and joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange will enable us to extend our reach even further. Now, more enterprises and network service providers will be able to use our services in an even easier and cost-effective way.”

This is very important to note that Equinix is expanding its presence globally. The Equinix Cloud Exchange services are available in more than 19 markets across the globe. The initial connection point for CloudSigma would be SV5 Silicon Valley data center of Equinix.

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Juniper Networks and Nike Join Hands to Establish a Private Cloud Computing Network for Retailer Giant

Juniper Networks would help Nike to integrate their data centers across the globe with the help of cloud computing based virtualized infrastructure.

Juniper-nikeGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the two giants – Juniper Networks, and Nike Shoe Stores – in their respective domains that they are going to establish a partnership to develop a cloud computing based network to integrate the data centers of Nike located all around the world. This announcement was made public on Sunday, August 17, 2014 through a joint statement. The partnership would work out an integrated and comprehensive solution for the giant retailer to integrate the on-premises resources into a private cloud computing based network.

It was further informed through the official joint statement of the companies that targeted cloud computing network as the result of this partnership would be a new cloud of the data centers and retail network infrastructure to offer the benefits of the cloud to Nike.

The chief executive officer of Juniper Networks, Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir, in his official statement said, “The aim of the partnership is to create secure network architecture that is also “ultra-scalable”. Enterprises are re-engineering their business models in light of changing customer behavior and emerging technologies.” He further added that, “It also requires building private clouds that deliver applications with high performance and agility.”

It was maintained in by the CEO of the company that for this transformation of the existing networks into a new cloud computing based network, the high performance network infrastructure is highly needed, so that a seamless and smooth transformation and subsequently adoption of the next generation networks can be accomplished.

While informing about the technical aspects of the partnership, the statement elaborated that MetaFabric of Juniper Networks would be deployed by the Nike Company; this platform will act as the core foundation of virtualization of the entire resources of the company located across the globe. This implementation would offer high flexibility, reliability and scalability to the Nike infrastructure as maintained in the statement.

In his statement, the CTO of Nike Company, Mr. Anthony Watson said, “The changes to its architecture are to support the company’s current and future business goals. This requires progressive and agile technology solutions that keep pace with our growth, which is what Juniper’s solutions offer.” He further maintained that Nike’s IT governance will improve with the help of this partnership.

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IBM Acquires LightHouse Group, the Provider of Cloud Computing Security Services

The integration of cloud computing security services of LightHouse group into IBM cloud services will enhance the identity and data security of IBM cloud services.

ibm cloud computingGREATRESPONDER.COM – International Business Machine (IBM) Corporation has announced on Friday August 15, 2014 that, it has acquired LightHouse Group, the provider of cloud computing security services to enhance the identity and data security of the customers in the cloud. This acquisition was announced within less than a month of another acquisition completed by IBM. Earlier this month, IBM acquired CrossIdea, a cloud computing based security management software provider company. The financial terms and conditions of LightHouse acquisition were not disclosed in the official announcement of the company.

In his official statement, the General Manager of IBM Security Services, Mr. Kris Lovejoy said, “Business models are rapidly evolving as employees conduct more of their work offsite. Protecting this data and who has access to it has become a challenge, costing our clients time and money. With this acquisition, IBM provides a unique identity and access management offering that combines proven software and analytics technology with expert managed services that make it easy for businesses to tackle the complexities of security in this new digital world.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of LightHouse Security Group, Mr. Eric Maass, in his official statement said, “Our ability to match the power and capabilities of traditional enterprise offerings through a cloud-based service set us apart from the competition and fueled our success. We are excited to become part of IBM’s security offering and help customers continue to transform their operations while giving them the assurance that their most vital assets remain secure.”

It was further informed through the official statement of the company that, the integration of cloud computing based security services of Lincoln based Security group would enable the IBM cloud service to offer the most secure and reliable services to the enterprise customers, to whom the security is prime concern. LightHouse security is highly robust and innovative in the marketplace, as maintained by the IBM officials. It was further elaborated that the integration of CrossIdea security software and LightHouse Group would take the security and reliability of IBM cloud computing services to a new height.

Many analysts believe that Snowden Snoop-gate has impacted the business of large cloud service providers, and they want to reassure their customers by implementing very strong security management in their services.

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