HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Hivelocity | January 11, 2023
In a recent announcement, leading cloud and network infrastructure solutions provider, Hivelocity, Inc., acquired Heficed, an IaaS and Bare Metal Cloud solutions firm based in the UK. The acquisition merges Heficed’s clients, select staff, and 9 data centers with Hivelocity.
Heficed helps businesses and governmental bodies acquire, lease, deploy, and maintain IP addresses. The platform speeds up the process and lowers the expenses of providing IPs to physical and virtual infrastructure for enterprises, that need to deploy a great volume and variety of IP addresses.
Heficed’s fully customizable architecture of dedicated servers and fully-automated cloud infrastructure help to balance the workloads of businesses, with reliable hosting services on its bare metal servers in 9 locations across the globe.
Mike Archietto, CEO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity, said, "This acquisition represents a fantastic opportunity for our clients old and new.” He also added, "By combining Heficed's impressive list of data center locations and VPS hosting options with our global network of data centers and premium bare metal hosting, our world-class infrastructure solutions will now reach an even wider audience of users."
Steve Eschweiler, COO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity stated, "Heficed is a great company with great people.” He further added, “Hivelocity's acquisition strengthens our team and furthers our goal of building the building the most geo-diverse bare metal cloud in the industry. With the addition of Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria data center locations, our customers can now instantly deploy bare metal servers across six continents.”
Hivelocity provides Dedicated Servers, Colocation, and Cloud Hosting services in over 130 countries. The company has over 70,000 sq.ft of data center facilities in Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Its data centers are HIPAA, PCI, ISAE-3402, SSAE 16, SOC1 and SOC2 certified.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Cologix | March 16, 2023
On March 15, 2023, Cologix, North America's premier network-neutral connectivity and hyperscale edge data center company introduced Amazon Outposts to its Vancouver data centers.
Amazon Outposts are now supported by Cologix's 42,000-square-foot VAN3 digital edge data center, which is the largest neutral data center in the area. Cologix's VAN2 digital edge data center offers secure AWS Direct Connect. The density of connecting possibilities and enterprise-grade infrastructure make this a great place to connect. Cologix, Vancouver's largest colocation provider, links to over 20 networks and hosts the Vancouver Internet Exchange's primary node at its VAN1 digital edge data center. All Cologix Vancouver data centers are ISO 27001 certified and HIPAA, SOC1, SOC2, and PCI compliant.
AWS Outposts clients in Cologix's Vancouver data centers can use AWS Direct Connect cloud onramps via Cologix Access Marketplace for quick, secure, on-demand, software-enabled interconnections to AWS cloud services. Customers can easily connect to the cloud, network, and other service providers in minutes using the self-service interface.
AWS Outposts centralize everything and have fully managed solutions bringing AWS infrastructure and services to almost any on-premises virtual or edge location for a continuous hybrid experience. Customers can develop once and deploy in the cloud or on-premise using AWS hardware/servers in Cologix data centers. On-premise developers can leverage cloud APIs and services to build applications on-premise. Outposts is suited for workloads that need low-latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, storage, and a wide range of local AWS Region services.
Chris Heinrich, Chief Revenue Officer at Cologix, remarked, “We’re thrilled to bring AWS Outposts to our data centers in Vancouver.” He added, “Our customers and the Vancouver market as a whole will benefit from access to AWS capabilities within our Cologix facilities.”
(Source – GlobeNewsWire)
Peg Hallberg, Head of Product, at Cologix, stated, “This is a major addition to our offerings in Vancouver to ensure end-to-end connection to AWS services for Cologix customers.” She added, “We now provide Vancouver’s only colocation and connectivity solution with access to AWS Direct Connect cloud onramps and the ability to deploy to AWS Outposts.”
(Source – GlobeNewsWire)
Cologix connects cloud service providers, carriers, and a wide range of partners so that edge applications can be used all over Canada and the United States. Cologix accelerates clients' digital transformation with huge scale and specialized data center solutions. Cologix Access Marketplace offers rapid, dependable, self-service connectivity for scale and control. Its skilled local teams provide industry-leading service throughout the customers' digital infrastructure journey.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Zenoss | March 20, 2023
Zenoss Inc., the leader in AI-driven full-stack monitoring, today announced it has released streaming data monitoring for Kubernetes, the most widely deployed open-source orchestration platform used to manage containerized applications. This real-time monitoring of Kubernetes streaming data is part of a broader set of initiatives focused on cloud-based monitoring, which enables visibility for ephemeral systems that cannot be effectively monitored by traditional monitoring tools.
Kubernetes was designed by Google in 2014 and donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2015. It has become the de facto standard for running containers in production at scale, including in cloud environments such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. Also known as K8s, Kubernetes is supported by a community of professional programmers and coders from around the world. There have been over 2.8 million contributions to Kubernetes made by companies. Along with containers, Kubernetes has emerged as a primary technology for modern cloud-native workloads. According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, organizations using or evaluating Kubernetes increased from 78% in 2019 to 96% in 2022.
Zenoss initially released monitoring and analytics for Kubernetes in 2018 and has delivered continuous innovation to become a leading monitoring platform for container-based environments. Zenoss provides full-stack monitoring and AIOps for public and private clouds, as well as for all on-prem IT infrastructure. The platform provides a view of containerized applications in the context of the broader infrastructure. This provides a common view for IT Operations, DevOps, DevSecOps, and business-level users.
In addition to previously existing capabilities, Zenoss monitoring for Kubernetes now provides:
Monitoring insights for Kubernetes clusters in a single pane of glass along with the broader infrastructure for K8s deployments in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, as well as in private or hybrid clouds and locally hosted environments
Secure, cloud-based monitoring with zero install
Data collection and analytics in under five minutes
Visibility into the health and performance of nodes, services, pods, containers, namespaces and more
Intelligent dashboards with out-of-box templates
Smart View, actions and notifications
"There is a significant shortage of visibility into health and performance in these highly complex container orchestration environments," said Trent Fitz, chief product officer for Zenoss. “Just as application developers have adapted to be more efficient, scalable and automated, we are doing the same for monitoring these environments.”
Zenoss Cloud is the leading AI-driven full-stack monitoring platform that streams all machine data, uniquely enabling the emergence of context for preventing service disruptions in complex, modern IT environments, including those built on Kubernetes. Zenoss Cloud leverages the most powerful machine learning and real-time analytics to give companies the ability to scale and adapt to the changing needs of their businesses.
Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. Delivering full-stack monitoring combined with AIOps, Zenoss uniquely collects all types of machine data, including metrics, dependency data, events, streaming data and logs, to build real-time IT service models that train machine learning algorithms to deliver robust AIOps analytics capabilities. This enables IT Ops and DevOps teams to optimize application performance, predict and eliminate outages, and reduce IT spend in modern hybrid IT environments. Zenoss is recognized in The Forrester Wave™: Intelligent AIOps Platforms, Q4 2022, the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for AIOps Platforms, and in the 2022 Gartner Market Guide for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools.