Chef Updates Tool for Managing IT Infrastructure as Code

devops | April 29, 2020

Chef today updated its tool for automating the management of IT infrastructure as part of an effort to further eliminate the need to rely on manual processes that generally fail to scale. Interest in automating the management of IT infrastructure is expected to accelerate considerably in the wake of the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many IT teams are likely to be considerably reduced in size. The remaining IT staff will need to automate the management of IT at much greater degrees than ever before. Much of that infrastructure soon may also be residing in a public cloud rather than in an on-premises IT environment.

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In today’s mobile and digital world, IT speed and agility are essential. Organizations are turning to converged infrastructure solutions to get the results they need to transform their business. Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure customers around the world are leveraging convergence to deliver faster business outcomes.

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In today’s mobile and digital world, IT speed and agility are essential. Organizations are turning to converged infrastructure solutions to get the results they need to transform their business. Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure customers around the world are leveraging convergence to deliver faster business outcomes.

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AWS and Atos Strengthen Collaboration with New Strategic Partnership to Transform the Infrastructure Outsourcing Industry

Amazon Web Services | December 01, 2022

At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, high performance computing and information technology infrastructure, today announced a Global Strategic Transformation Agreement that enables Atos customers with large-scale infrastructure outsourcing contracts to accelerate workload migrations to the cloud and achieve digital transformation. The multiyear, industry-first agreement extends the strategic relationship between Atos and AWS, with Atos selecting AWS as its preferred enterprise cloud provider and AWS naming Atos as a strategic partner for IT outsourcing and data center transformation. This agreement provides business and technology advisory, digital engineering, and managed services to Atos’ customers to accelerate their journeys to the cloud. AWS will also work with Atos to develop and deliver new industry solutions for IT outsourcing and data center transformation to customers globally, as well as to upskill Atos’ workforce and drive efficiencies in its data center, cloud, and security operations, including selective migration of legacy data centers and IT hardware assets. As part of the agreement, Atos will proactively consult with more than 800 managed infrastructure services customers spanning the globe to offer a new managed, hybrid-cloud service portfolio that features the option to move selected workloads to AWS. The offering will include highly industrialized migration methodology, solution accelerators, and the companies’ combined expertise in large-scale cloud migrations to support customers as they adopt and move their workloads to AWS. Atos’ customers will be able to leverage the breadth and depth of AWS’s portfolio of services—including analytics, compute, databases, machine learning, and storage—and Atos’ expertise as a Global Systems Integrator to benefit from the flexibility, security, resilience, innovation and sustainability offered through the cloud. As part of the strategic partnership, Atos’ employees will also be trained on AWS, scaling up their skills and knowledge to continue supporting customers on their digital transformation journeys. Over the next three years, Atos plans to train its employees to achieve more than 20,000 AWS certifications in order to expedite customers’ cloud adoption and help them leverage the advantages of the cloud. “We are proud to strengthen our partnership with AWS in a first-of-its-kind collaboration, which is transformational in both its approach and its impact on our customers and the IT outsourcing industry. In addition, this partnership represents another significant step in Atos’ transformation. “As a trusted partner, we are offering our customers the opportunity to accelerate their migration to AWS’s powerful, proven, cost-effective, and scalable cloud infrastructure, while supporting them in their digital transformation journey.” Nourdine Bihmane, Co-CEO in charge of the Tech Foundations Business line at Atos “This marks the beginning of a significant transformation of the infrastructure outsourcing industry. Through our collaboration, Atos’ customers will be able to realize the benefits of moving to the cloud, including reduced operating costs and carbon emissions, as well as increased business value and accelerated digital innovation,” Ruba Borno, vice president, Worldwide Channels & Alliances, AWS. “We’re excited at the opportunity to work with Atos to upskill their workforce, helping to expand their expertise in cloud technologies so they can enable customers to build, develop, and innovate on the world’s leading cloud.” “We are delighted to hear that Atos has signed a new strategic agreement with AWS. Having been our strategic IT partners for many years, the announcement further demonstrates Atos’ and AWS’s commitments to maximizing the potential of moving critical systems to the public cloud in terms of agility and cost effectiveness, all while minimizing environmental footprint.” Peter Brown, director of IT Operations and Infrastructure, Britvic. Britvic is a UK Headquartered corporation that makes drinks in Great Britain, Brazil, France and Ireland and exports to more than 100 countries around the world. It owns major soft drinks brands including Robinsons squash, J20 and Fruit Shoot, and is the PepsiCo bottler in the UK. About Amazon Web Services For over 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 96 Availability Zones within 30 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, and Thailand. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. About Amazon Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 112,000 employees and annual revenue of c. € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea) and listed on Euronext Paris.

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IronNet Launches IronRadar to Automatically Block Adversary Infrastructure

IronNet, Inc. | September 30, 2022

IronNet, Inc., an innovative leader Transforming Cybersecurity Through Collective DefenseSM, has launched IronRadarSM, a new solution designed to proactively and automatically update customers’ cybersecurity tools with malicious indicators for adversary infrastructure. Developed by IronNet’s team of elite threat hunters, IronRadar uses an innovative process that fingerprints a server and determines whether it is a command and control (C2) server while those servers are being stood up, even before a cyber attack is initiated. IronRadar enriches the data creating purpose-built intelligence updates for proactively blocking adversarial infrastructure, and was observed to have 98% accuracy over six months of testing. “We know that Cobalt Strike and other open-source tools provide the framework for legitimate ‘red team’ activities. “Unfortunately, open-source tools are being used by advanced persistent threat groups to gain access to systems, establish C2, and launch attacks. Thanks to our innovative and dedicated CyOC team, IronRadar can identify threats as new adversarial infrastructure servers appear and before they can be used in sophisticated cyber attacks.” Don Closser, Chief Product Officer of IronNet IronRadar is now available for all networks beyond the IronNet Collective DefenseSM platform community as an annual subscription – sold directly from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace makes it cost effective and easy to buy and scale. Once installed, customers can easily upgrade to join the Collective Defense community at any time. “Detecting weaponized C2 servers before they connect to a network and inflict damage like ransomware and eCrimes is a daunting challenge for all organizations,” said Christopher Kissel, Research Vice President of Security and Trust Products, at IDC. “The launch of the purpose-built threat intelligence feed from IronNet is a game changer because it proactively blocks known, new, and unreported C2 infrastructures.” IronRadar is the only existing automated threat intelligence feed developed specifically to combat C2 behavior. This easy-to-use tool enables a customer’s SOC to: Actively block known C2 and emerging threat C2 IoCs. Integrate real-time threat intelligence into any security solution – SIEM, SOAR, Incident Response, and more. Accelerate threat response by exposing the adversaries and evolving tradecraft targeting infrastructure. IronRadar integrates seamlessly with the IronNet Collective Defense platform, powered by AWS, which is the only solution that can identify anomalous behaviors and deliver actionable attack intelligence to all the other participants in the IronNet community. The Collective Defense platform serves as an early warning system for all participating companies and organizations, strengthening network security through correlated alerts, automated triage, and extended hunt support. About IronNet, Inc. Founded in 2014 by GEN Keith Alexander, IronNet, Inc. is a global cybersecurity leader that is transforming how organizations secure their networks by delivering the first-ever Collective Defense platform operating at scale. Employing a number of former NSA cybersecurity operators with offensive and defensive cyber experience, IronNet integrates deep tradecraft knowledge into its industry-leading products to solve the most challenging cyber problems facing the world today.

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DZS Wins 2022 Excellence Award from Cloud Computing Magazine

DZS | October 31, 2022

DZS , a global leader in access and optical edge infrastructure and cloud software solutions, today announced that the company won the 2022 Excellence Award from Cloud Computing Magazine for DZS Cloud, a DZS software platform that provides end-to-end visibility and orchestration, automation, network assurance and WiFi analytics for amazing subscriber experience and extraordinary operational agility. Cloud Computing Magazine, a subsidiary of TMC, awarded this honor to companies who most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated services and solutions to market. “We continue to see remarkable progress and innovation in the cloud computing industry within the past twelve months, making this a very competitive process. It’s our pleasure to recognize such impressive contributions that have been proven to resonate in the cloud marketplace.” Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC “Our DZS Cloud platform leverages the latest in AI, analytics and machine learning capabilities to deliver our service provider customers advanced automation along with the ability to refine network operations and service assurance, while simplifying the deployment of new services across multi-vendor networks," said Rene Tio, VP of Cloud Solutions for DZS. “As more service providers embrace openness, DZS Cloud becomes a powerful strategic asset, allowing them to unify services across their diverse access and transport vendor environment and accelerate their on-boarding and IT (OSS/BSS) integration cycles from months to weeks, significantly reducing integration costs. TMC is a stalwart in the telecommunications industry – so we are extremely proud for our DZS Cloud platform to be recognized for the innovation it is delivering in this prestigious category." DZS Cloud is being recognized industry-wide for its simple, effortless and efficient design, massive cost-saving ability, and the quality-of-experience it offers. We believe it is the only orchestration and experience management platform purpose-built to manage services across access, mobile and NFV domains. Typical DZS Cloud deployments by service providers have unlocked the following expected benefits: 3 to 4-fold improvement in the speed of delivery of new features and services onboarding Reduce new vendor application provision from 90 days to 3 days 25-35% improvement in network quality-of-experience 30-50% fewer customer service calls and 5-12% reduction in repeat calls Reduced truck dispatches by 44% 5-fold reduction in repeated truck rolls 50% increase in remote issue resolution 80% reduction in number of subscribers experiencing interference Reduced subscriber coverage issues by 70% 15-20% improvement in customer retention When integrated with the three DZS broadband portfolio pillars of Access EDGE, Optical EDGE, and Subscriber EDGE, DZS Cloud produces significant cost savings for service providers, provides complete WiFi connectivity and control for subscribers, and ultimately unlocks the door to transforming today’s service provider into tomorrow’s experience provider. Further, by expanding the DZS Cloud software suite with Expresse and CloudCheck, DZS strategically rounded out its existing DZS Cloud service orchestration and network automation offerings, distinguishing DZS Cloud as one of the industry’s most comprehensive service and consumer-experience-management software platforms for multi-vendor service provider network environments. All DZS solutions are standards-based, have proven interoperability with leading industry vendors, and can be managed and orchestrated easily along-side other third-party solutions. About DZS DZS Inc. is a global leader in access and optical edge infrastructure and cloud edge software solutions. DZS, the DZS logo, and all DZS product names are trademarks of DZS Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all subject to change.

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