Cisco Expands UCS Cloud Menu by Including Microsoft Azure Stack

This integration eases the life of IT managers and application developers to deploy, manage, and grow enterprise applications more easily and efficiently.

GreatResponder Cisco announced on during the last week in San Jose, California that the company is expanding its hybrid cloud menu by Integrating the Microsoft Azure Stack into its UCS (Unified Computing System). It enables organizations to offer Azure services from their on-premise data centers. This alliance with Cisco and Microsoft helps enterprises to modernize and grow their application solution using various tools offered by Microsoft. It will also help developers to make the applications highly flexible, and scalable hybrid cloud environment.

Cisco Systems, Inc is a one of the leading industry, especially in the field of network hardware and telecommunication equipment. Cisco is also working on different IT based technologies such as cloud computing, network security, and IoT (Internet of things). These all technologies are managed by Cisco’s subsidiaries: Cisco Jasper, Cisco Meraki, and CloudLock.

Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, Computing Systems Product Group, Cisco said, “Cisco and Microsoft are coming together to offer a hybrid cloud solution built on the power of UCS and Microsoft Azure, through our joint engineering efforts, application developers and IT managers will have a turnkey solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale.”

As the businesses grow with respect to the changing in the market dynamics they always need some new things to include in their module. They want a very stable system that suit their business needs and such as user friendly, flexible enough to optimize resources and scale on-demand. Using the Azure Stack, customers have full control of businesses, how they manage governance policies, security and performance.

Mike Neil, corporate vice president, Azure Infrastructure & Management, Microsoft Corporation said, “Microsoft and Cisco are proven innovators and trusted technology partners, giving customers the confidence their IT environments can be supported and secure. Microsoft Azure Stack provides services and application programming interfaces (APIs) compatible with the Azure public cloud, allowing developers to do their best work while giving them the agility to deploy their applications to public, private or hosted clouds.”

Here is the list of some key benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack that are now available on Cisco Unified Computing System such as accelerated growth and innovation, Industry leading fabric based UCS architecture, simple to manage and control, and increase confidence and trust.

Cisco stated that the Microsoft Azure Stack integrated system on Unified Computing System is targeted for availability in Q3 of 2017.

ABB Corporation Joins Hands with Microsoft to Benefit from Cloud Power

ABB Corporation introduces its new centralized software platform ABB – Ability trademark that connects customers and provide single cloud-computing platform.

GreatResponder ABB is a Switzerland based company, it is one of the leading technology company. Mainly products that’s for the company is famous are robotics, power and automation solutions. It has secured the position of 286th in the Fortune Global 500 list in the year of 2016.

ABB Company has rebounded this year by focusing on the growing rate of digital services. It has also prepared itself to take the advantage from the industrial internet of things (IoT).

ABB is offering its new digital services under its new brand named as ‘ABB Ability’. ABB Ability solution has an alliance with the Microsoft to offer a single cloud computing platform for its cloud customers and there will be also offering a new post for chief digital officer.

In the past since the company launched it has been better known for its product such as providing electricity grids and despite of new activist investments they are going to spin this division off, but even it remains the core activity of the company. The company’s 55% of sales come from the software components and the company reckons that there are 70 million ABB devices are operating around the worldwide that could be connected to the internet that may also grow up the overall revenue of the company.

Dai Richards, the global marketing manager at ABB Consulting, said that “the new identity will be launched in the march in the UK, Dai Richards also said “People aren’t doing a lot of analysis, and they’re certainly not taking action as a result of that analysis, so going through those next two steps is where we see the big opportunity.”

The company is developing the new digital services that will capture the data from the connected nodes of devices, the company analyses the captured data and also use it to “close the loop” by improving the industrial process.

The instance of remote monitoring of an industrial system, while a device connected to the internet has been installed, now it can report back its condition to the virtual control room and the response of the system has been preserved for a while any fault might occur.

ABB is hoping to replace the analogue system with the new digital system gradually in the future.

Dai Richard said “The problem of balancing supply and demand and controlling frequency is going to be a massive, massive area.”

Dropbox Launches Next Version of Paper Service to Compete with Google Docs

Dropbox is launching this new public version of paper services to stay among the giant provider of a collaborative suite such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs.

GreatResponder.com Dropbox Inc is a US based company that offers various cloud based services such as cloud storage, personal cloud, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox is launching a new version of paper service to secure itself among the world’s finest collaborative productivity suite providers and developers here is the name of some of those providers Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365.

Dropbox paper that has been already available in the beta version in the market since last year, now Dropbox is focused on the conversion among the big names in the market space with the user friendly interface and that’s why the company said it makes the collaboration easier among the associates. Dropbox cloud based platform will also enable customers to manage the sharing, assigning document tasks to the different collaborators and also schedule the deadlines of each and every task.

This new version has various features that makes the collaboration easier among the co-workers and team-members. It does not matter where the user is located from around the globe. The Paper Application will also be available for various platforms such as iOS, and Android devices, that enable every user to make their important work even they are not connected to the internet or offline. The web interface is currently available in the 29 different languages. It has a very important feature for multi-lingual team and customers, you can ask the question in many different languages. There are many big and small features are available in the application such as presentation mode that will make the documents into the slide mode, It also includes Google Calendar that makes the work easier for the team to create, manage and share the notes online.

The company said in his official statement that “With the ability to track what happens after you click ‘Share,’ you can cut down on follow-up emails and keep projects moving forward, The new feature is being gradually rolled out to Dropbox Business teams through the company’s early access program.”

The company has a new business plan to meet the head-to-head with very comprehensive players that make the company an excellent result in the short time. Using the help of these well-established and comprehensive players in the market Dropbox will also be trying to make the environment more enterprise-friendly and attractive to its customer.

According to Dropbox “In today’s workplace, people spend 61 percent of their time managing work rather than doing it, that’s the equivalent of three days a week searching for information, slogging through emails, and navigating teamwork.”

Dropbox prices for the new subscription as follows: Standard Business Plan $12.50 per month with 2Tb of storage and collaboration tools and Advance Subscription $20 per month with the same capacity of storage but it includes various various administration tools.