Lacework, the cloud security platform for enterprise innovation, today announced important funding and leadership changes that will help the company capitalize on its current momentum in delivering DevOps and workload security for cloud, container, and hybrid environments. Lacework is receiving $42 million from Sutter Hill Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures, and has hired cloud security veteran, Andy Byron, as President to run all go-to-market functions. Additionally, the company has added two new board members, Mike Speiser, partner at Sutter Hill Ventures, and John McMahon, cloud industry veteran and current Snowflake board member.
StackRox, the leader in security for containers and Kubernetes, today announced the availability of the StackRox App for the Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform. The StackRox App, available in the Sumo Logic App Catalog, provides customers with critical insights into misconfigurations and security events for their container and Kubernetes environments directly within their Sumo Logic Dashboard. Security teams can view StackRox data regarding vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, runtime threats, and other policy violations within Sumo Logic and streamline their remediation efforts.
DivvyCloud announced a new channel partner program designed to broaden the company's global footprint and help meet the demand for its solution. The program is launching with inaugural partners Trace3, Slalom, Optiv, BigCo. SmallCo., Cloud49, ThunderCat Technology, and World Wide Technology. All were selected for their digital transformation and cloud security competency, positive reputations and respectability in the IT industry, and their commitment to helping customers use cloud and container services to achieve innovation without loss of control.
VMblog visits the Platform9 booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their SaaS-managed hybrid cloud solution.
Platform9 delivers fully automated day-2 operations with 99.9% SLA for Kubernetes, bare-metal, and VM-based environments running on-premises, in public clouds, or at the edge. And their Cloud Control Plane manages the infrastructure, including built-in monitoring, upgrades, disaster recovery, and more.
VMblog visits the Datrium booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their new breakthrough DR solution - Failproof Recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS.
Automatrix combines primary storage, backup, DR, mobility, and encryption into a single system. This is the only way to deliver failproof on-demand DR with VMware Cloud on AWS so enterprises can reduce their DR costs by 80%. Automatrix also delivers 10x better performance, built-in backup, and always on data efficiency and encryption.
VMblog visits the Hitachi Vantara booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, to learn more about the company's DataOps Enabler Solutions.
Hitachi engages with VMware to design and develop enterprise solutions that help improve business agility and reduce operational complexity. Co-engineered and co-developed software-defined data center solutions provide flexibility to align IT resources with business changes and reduce costs of IT operations. Tight integration with VMware's suite of cloud automation, provisioning and migration tools, allows joint customers to develop and deploy applications in the most suitable data center or public cloud.
VMblog visits the Virtustream booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased the modernization of mission-critical applications in a multi-cloud world.
Virtustream and VMware are both part of the Dell Technologies family of businesses and tightly align to meet customer needs. Here are just a few of the ways that they collaborate and drive innovation into their solutions: Virtustream is currently one of only two cloud partners who can sell and manage the Azure VMware Solution (the Azure VMware Solution by Virtustream will be available later in 2019); and Virtustream's Enterprise Cloud is built on the full VMware SDDC stack and is a VMware Cloud Verified solution (of more than 4,200 cloud partners in VMware's ecosystem, only 50 vendors have earned this elite classification around the world).
At Citrix Synergy, the Citrix annual user conference which took place last week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Citrix made several announcements over the course of the three day event. But, the company aimed to make it quite clear that Citrix products should be an ideal option for all users, not just the power users or those in IT. By the end of day one, it was also clear that Citrix was placing a major focus around the Citrix Workspace product. If you haven’t seen it before, Workspace essentially provides an organized view of your available applications, documents, messaging, tasks and more; and provides users with secure access to their Web, SaaS, Windows, Linux and mobile apps.
In this video interview, VMblog speaks with Carisa Stringer, senior director of product marketing for the Citrix virtual apps and desktop products, while at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
Carisa Stringer provides a deeper look at some of the Citrix Workspace announcements made at Citrix Synergy. Citrix has added a layer of intelligence into Workspace to take things to the next level. They have also added a new micro app builder into the product to more easily allow users to integrate their applications into the Citrix Workspace environment. Stringer also talks about their work with Microsoft on Office integration, optimizing Teams in a virtual environment, and synchronizing the intelligence to quickly work between the various interfaces, and finally, extending support and benefits to Citrix Workspace with Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities. And Stringer also dives deeper into the explanation of performance analytics now added into Workspace.
While at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA, VMblog spoke with Sridhar Mullapudi, SVP of products, managing Workspace services and the Apps team at Citrix.
Watch as Sridhar Mullapudi provides more detail into the Workspace platform. One of the interesting things announced was building intelligence into Workspace, and building a platform of work. The product comes with a host of micro-apps, but Citrix has built in support for partners and application providers to build their vertical specific needs and apps themselves. And what is going to be happening over the next 6 months. Mullapudi also goes into more detail as to what Citrix is doing within the security space such as the new keylogger blocking technology, as well as what they are doing within networking and multi-cloud.
In this video interview, VMblog speaks with PJ Hough, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Citrix, while at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
PJ Hough provides more details around a number of different announcements made at Citrix Synergy. Hough starts off with one of the major announcements at the show, Citrix Workspace, describing a whole new set of capabilities in Workspace, and a new set of intelligent experiences. He also details several big announcements made around networking. And finally, concludes with a discussion around cloud, providing insight into what Citrix is doing with Microsoft and Azure, Google Cloud, and more.