Centrify Inc Earns Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award of 2016

Centrify earns excellence award due to its quality products including, identity management software and cloud based IDaaS that helps enterprises to secure and manage identities across the Internet.

centrifyGreatResponder.com Centrify is one of the leading IT companies that help various enterprises to secure their identities against different types of attacks and cyber threats. It announced that TMC, a leading media integrated company, has declared CIS – Centrify Identity Service as a winner of 2016 Cloud Computing Excellence Award in the category of Cloud Security. Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award 2016 was presented by the TMC Cloud computing magazine. TMC Cloud Computing Award acknowledges those companies, whose work is brilliant in the cloud computing field and also have potential to bring something new improvement in the cloud computing market.

Bill Mann, chief product officer of Centrify, said: “We are honored to receive this recognition; CIS secures and manages access to cloud apps, on-premises apps and mobile devices via single sign-on, user provisioning and multi-factor authentication. It protects against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ? compromised credentials – which is critical as companies continue to adopt cloud and mobile technology, and embrace BYOD initiatives.”

CIS – Centrify Identity Service is a robust security and brings the peace of mind that is very essential for every IT manager. The use of CIS enables IT to have new accounts across the applications, which provides a facility of single sign-on, securing and managing devices to use those apps. Centrify Identity Service combines all the user identities with device contexts, to make sure the security that scales itself as needed automatically.

Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC said: “Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC and Cloud Computing magazine are proud to announce Centrify Identity Service as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award, Centrify is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation and excellence to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

Centrify is an identity management software company, its products help to the enterprises to protect against cyber threats that can hit or attack today’s one of the most growing hybrid IT business environment including, mobile, cloud and on-premises. The Centrify Identity Platform protects the organizations and enterprises against one of the leading point of attack that occurs in data breaches.

Centrify’s most valuable features and services include, stronger security, enhanced user productivity through single sign-on, mobile and Mac management and multi-factor authentication.

Microsoft Eyes on $20 Billion Target for Cloud Computing by 2017

Consistent growth in Azure cloud sale has made the Microsoft team more ambitious to hit $20 mark by 2017.

MS azure1GreatResponder.com  The ecstatic feeling with the exciting commercial results of Microsoft cloud services during the first two quarters of the current fiscal year has made the company more ambitious and firm in setting high business targets for the future.

The company is eyeing on a whopping $20 billion of revenue from its cloud services by the end of the year 2017. The company announced its commercial results that show a substantial increase in the cloud services during the past quarter. It is a consistent phenomenon during past many quarters that Microsoft is recording a higher growth in the revenue of its cloud based offering.

Microsoft Azure is the one of the fastest growing platforms that is noticing sustainable growth in its customer base on a regular basis. The company has noticed more than 200% growth in its cloud revenue.

The CEO of the company, Mr. Satya Nadella, who is also a strong supporter of cloud computing business as the main driver of the company in the future time, said, “Azure cloud computing service registered more than 200 percent increase in sales in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015”. The financial results of the cloud business clearly show the growth in the revenue. The present revenue of the Microsoft Azure based cloud services stands at about $6.7 billion in the second quarter of this year.

These latest commercial results left a good impression on the stock prices of the company shares, which rose over 15% in just one day time.

While talking about the Microsoft Azure based cloud business in China and European regions, the CEO of the company further said, “the success of the Azure platform can be attributed to its ability to run a variety of different applications on both public cloud and a corporate data center. The success of the Azure platform can be attributed to its ability to run a variety of different applications on both public cloud and a corporate data center”.

Many experts in the domain of IT business believe that Microsoft Azure is posing itself as the most powerful contender for the top position in the cloud business in the future. It is expanding its global cloud footprints and business prospects to challenge the AWS, the cloud market leader at present.

Power Demand Decreases Substantially in Cloud Environment, US Government Says

The power demand is anticipated to stand at a flat rate by 2020 due to the anticipated ‘hyperscale data center’ implementation.

cloud computing and electric powerGreatResponder.com  Lawrence Berkely National Labs, a reputed research institute of the US department of Energy, conducted a nationwide survey regarding the status of the demand for electric power in the domain of cloud computing industry. The survey found amazing trends pertaining to the power demand in the survey.

According to the survey, a substantial decrease in the demand of electric power has been noticed during the past six years. The current consumption of electric power across the industry in 2014 stood at about 70 billion kilowatt hours (kWh). This power was consumed in maintaining all types of cloud infrastructure, like servers, air conditioning systems, heaters, storage equipment, networking and other devices along with the lighting and other systems associated with the security and safety measures.

The study compares the electricity demand during 2005 to 2010 with the existing one. The demand for power during 2005-10 was quite high. The increase in the rate of demand during that period of time was recorded at about 24% per annum. The main reason for that high growth in demand was due to low adoption of cloud computing data centers.

With the increase in the adoption of the cloud based data centers in the industry, the demand decreased to just a single digit. The study forecasts that the demand for electric power is going to stand at about 4% during 2014 to 2020. It is also anticipated that the demand at the end of 2020 will become static in the cloud computing industry. The concept of hyperscale data center is being considered as the major driver behind this huge decline in the power demand. With the implementation of hyperscale data centers based on cloud computing will provide more energy efficiency for the companies across the USA.

Meanwhile, the study revealed that the current rate of increase in the server shipment stands at about 3% in 2015, which is driving the growth of the power at almost the same level.

This is important to note that a hyperscale data center is the one that has 400,000 square feet or above covered area with huge scale cloud integration. The new concept of data centers will prove to be very beneficial for both the companies as well as the government bodies to decrease the energy cost and reduce the carbon footprints.