Peter Moran, Former Publisher Of Cloud Strategy Magazine, Passes Away At 73

Peter Moran, Former Publisher Of Cloud Strategy Magazine, Passes Away At 73

Peter Moran, 73, the former publisher of Cloud Strategy, died May 24, 2017 in Westerly, RI.

Peter joined BNP Media, owner of Cloud Strategy, Mission Critical and 50 more B2B magazines, in 1988 as eastern advertising manager. In 1992, he was promoted to publisher of Engineered Systems Magazine, a sister publication of Mission Critical. In 2000, Peter was named publisher of Energy User News after its acquisition by BNP Media. After EUN was shuttered in 2008, Mission Critical Magazine was created and then later, Cloud Strategy was created to highlight the growing cloud computing industry in the data center. Peter retired in August 2016 after 30 years in the business.

Peter is survived by his wife, Eileen (O’Neill) Moran; his three daughters, Kimberly Finn (Rob) of Larchmont, New York; Meredith Carre (Steve) of Darien, CT; and Courtney St. Clair (Duncan) of Mamaroneck, New York; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Cecelia Moran.

He was interred at River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, RI.

Source: CloudStrategyMag

AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available At Equinix In São Paulo

AWS Direct Connect Service Now Available At Equinix In São Paulo

Equinix, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect  service in its São Paulo International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With AWS Direct Connect, companies can connect their customer-owned and managed infrastructure directly to AWS, establishing a private connection to the cloud that can reduce costs, increase performance, and deliver a more consistent network experience.

Cloud computing is growing at a rapid pace across Latin America. According to a recent IDC report*, the adoption of cloud services in Latin America will grow at double-digit rates for the next four years, reaching an estimated growth of 25.8% by 2019, worth a total of US$6.5 billion.  By continuing the growth of AWS Direct Connect in Latin America, and specifically Brazil, Equinix and AWS are enabling enterprise CIOs to advance their cloud strategies by seamlessly and safely incorporating public cloud services into their existing architectures.

“We are excited to add the 15th AWS Direct Connect site to our global footprint of data centers offering this critical cloud interconnection. As the cloud market grows at such an impressive pace in Latin America, we feel it is imperative to offer our global customers the ability to fully realize the benefits of the cloud. With access to AWS Direct Connect service now available in Brazil, we are empowering our customer base in that key region to achieve improved performance of cloud-based applications,” said Kaushik Joshi, global managing director, Strategic Alliances, Equinix.

Equinix’s São Paulo campus consists of four data centers comprised of 13,000 square meters (145,000 sq ft) of colocation space. They are home to more than 1,000 companies, comprising a dense concentration of financial services firms, cloud service providers, digital content providers and social media platforms. Equinix customers in São Paulo also have complete access to exclusive Equinix Brazil Managed Services portfolio.

Equinix São Paulo data centers are some of Brazil’s leading carrier-neutral data center providers. São Paulo customers can choose from a broad range of network service providers while interconnecting directly to customers and partners in their digital supply chains. By adding AWS Direct Connect to these facilities, Equinix is providing customers with an ideal location for them to host cloud services and help address any data privacy or data sovereignty issues.

With the addition of São Paulo, Equinix now offers the AWS Direct Connect service in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Osaka, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia. Equinix customers in these metros will be able to lower network costs on AWS and take advantage of reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rates.

 Source:  IDC, “Latin America Cloud Trends Report” – Doc # LA41816916, October 2016

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Next-Generation Cloud Networking Expands QTS Hybrid IT Solutions

Next-Generation Cloud Networking Expands QTS Hybrid IT Solutions

QTS Realty Trust has announced availability of a new Software-Defined Networking (SDN) based platform powered by PacketFabric, a NantWorks ‎company and provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services, to complement QTS’ hybrid IT solutions.

The PacketFabric deployment is part of a multi-phased approach to simplify customer network strategies by providing diverse connectivity to the cloud and other mission-critical IT environments through QTS’ carrier neutral data centers.

With the PacketFabric platform, QTS’ enhanced capability provides fast, secure and scalable connectivity with immediate visibility and control over a customer’s network traffic across QTS facilities. QTS customers are able to meet the capacity demands of the most bandwidth-intensive applications and workloads by instantly provisioning terabits of capacity to any other network, cloud service provider, or facility on the fabric.

“With an emphasis on scale, speed, and economics, QTS aims to provide universal connectivity to enable our customers’ diverse hybrid IT strategies through our fully integrated data center platform,” said Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer, sales, product, and marketing, QTS. “QTS’ cloud networking service powered by PacketFabric enhances the process of provisioning and managing network infrastructure for a growing number of enterprises seeking control over the ‘last mile’ between their applications and their data center provider.”

Leveraging PacketFabric, QTS customers can also dynamically design and quickly deploy any network configuration using an advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal for unmatched visibility and control over their network traffic and services.

“The PacketFabric platform enhances provisioning and delivery of a wide range of hybrid IT infrastructure and next-generation cloud networking services,” said William Charnock, CEO, PacketFabric. “With PacketFabric embedded in QTS, customers can access scalable private and public cloud networking services and more easily provision and maintain network infrastructure.”

QTS will initially make PacketFabric available from QTS mega data centers in Suwanee, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; Piscataway, New Jersey; Jersey City, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Richmond, Virginia; and Miami, Florida.

Source: CloudStrategyMag

IBM Releases New DBaaS Toolkit

IBM Releases New DBaaS Toolkit

IBM has announced a new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on Power Systems optimized for open source databases, including MongoDB, EDB PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j, and Apache Cassandra to help deliver more speed, control, and efficiency for enterprise developers and IT departments.

The new platform gives database administrators and developers the ability to easily deploy a fully configured private cloud with automated provisioning for open source database services. Users can easily gain the efficiency of a cloud delivery model, while also maintaining oversight and control of resource allocation and secure data policies. Because the Open DBaaS Platform is built on OpenStack, it can also easily be incorporated into the organization’s hybrid cloud management strategy.

According to Forrester, Database-as-a-Service is the fastest-growing database category over the next four years, providing automation capabilities, lowering cost, and increasing flexibility. As companies undergo digital transformation, these attributes will be critical for developers to reduce their database management time, drive down costs, and improve application performance.

The new turnkey open source DBaaS toolkit available today, called Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, runs on IBM’s OpenPOWER LC servers1 designed specifically for Big Data and delivers 2.0x price-performance2 advantage guarantee over x863 for MongoDB and 1.8x for EDB PostgreSQL 9.5, which translates to superior server density.

“As the need for new applications to be delivered faster than ever increases in a digital world, developers are turning to modern software development models including DevOps, as-a-Service and self-service to increase the volume, velocity and variety of business applications,” said Terri Virnig, VP, Power Ecosystem and Strategy at IBM. “With Open Platform for DBaaS, IBM is supporting these cloud development models to provide greater control of data, access and security, as well as the choice and flexibility for agile development of innovative new applications.

Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems includes:

  • A self-service portal for end users to deploy their choice of the most popular open source community databases including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j and Apache Cassandra in minutes.
  • An elastic cloud infrastructure for a highly scalable, automated, economical, and reliable open platform for on-premises, private cloud delivery of DBaaS.
  • A disk image builder tool for clients who want to build and deploy their own custom databases to the database image library
  • An open source, cloud-oriented operations manager with dashboards and tools to visualize, control, monitor, and analyze the physical and virtual resources
  • A turnkey, engineered solution comprised of compute, block and archive storage servers, JBOD disk drawers, OpenStack control plane nodes, and network switches pre-integrated with the open source DBaaS toolkit

The news will be announced during the first-annual OpenPOWER Developer Congress in San Francisco on May 22-25, IBM will host a workshop to discuss the fundamentals of Open Platform for DBaaS.  Participants will also experience hands-on demos that highlight key database services along with the opportunity to develop an open source database application in this environment. Developers will also get the opportunity get hands on experience with IBM PowerAI, a deep learning software distribution on Power Systems that simplifies developer experience with tools and data preparation while also dramatically reducing training times from weeks to hours.


1. IBM Power S822LC for Big Data server (20-core/2.92 GHz 128GB memory, 4 TB SATA Storage)
2. Must be running similar utilization and same or greater I/O bandwidth and physical memory on comparable machines (HP DL380 Gen 9, Dell R730, Cisco UCS 240 M4, Lenovo x3650)
3. Guaranteed 1.8x or 2x price-performance advantage are subject to the terms and conditions of IBM’s 2017 Open Source Database Performance Per Price Guarantee Program. IBM will provide additional performance optimization and tuning services consistent with IBM Best Practices, at no charge. If unable to reach guaranteed level of price-performance compared to HP DL380 Gen 9, Dell R730, Cisco UCS 240 M4, Lenovo x3650, IBM will provide additional equally configured systems to those already purchased to reach the guaranteed level of price-performance.

Source: CloudStrategyMag

DataCore Releases Sixth Annual Survey

DataCore Releases Sixth Annual Survey

DataCore has announced the results of its sixth annual survey, designed to explore the impact of major software-driven storage deployments within organizations across the globe. The survey distills the positive expectations, disappointments, and experiences of 426 IT professionals who are currently using or evaluating software-defined storage, hyperconverged and cloud storage to solve critical data storage challenges. The results yielded surprising insights from a cross-section of industries over a wide range of workloads.

The survey probed for levels of spending on technologies including software-defined storage, flash technology, hyperconverged storage, private cloud storage and OpenStack. Software-defined storage topped the charts in 2017 spending, with 16% reporting that software-defined storage represented 11-25% of their allocated budget, and 13% representing that it made up more than 25% of their allocated budget for storage (the highest of any category). Unexpectedly, the findings showed that very little funding is being earmarked in 2017 for much-hyped technologies such as OpenStack storage, with 70% of respondents marking it “not applicable.”

The report also reveals major business drivers for implementing software-defined storage. The top business drivers that participants reported for implementing software-defined storage were:

  • To simplify management of different models of storage: 55%
  • To future-proof infrastructure: 53%
  • To avoid hardware lock-in from storage manufacturers: 52%
  • To extend the life of existing storage assets: 47%
  • Only 6% of those surveyed said they were not considering a move to software-defined storage.

 One of the more interesting questions asked — “What technology disappointments or false starts have you encountered in your storage infrastructure?” — revealed the following top three answers:

  • Cloud storage failed to reduce costs: 31%
  • Managing object storage is difficult: 29%
  • Flash failed to accelerate applications: 16%

Also noteworthy is that the top two environments that respondents believe experience the most severe performance challenges (where storage is suspected to be the root cause) are databases and enterprise applications (ERP, CRM, etc.). The need for faster databases and data analytics is driving new requirements for technologies that optimize performance and meet demand for real-time responses. This is critical for business insights and to power technologies such as the Internet of Things. However, many feel that current technologies designed to accelerate performance and decrease latency also bring along significant disruptions to existing applications, greater complexity and higher costs.

 Additional highlights of DataCore’s sixth annual survey include:

  •  A look at the current state of hyperconverged infrastructure, including lower than expected deployment numbers. A majority of respondents stated they were either not considering hyperconverged at all (33%) or were strongly considering it but haven’t deployed it yet (34%). 20% of respondents said that they have a few nodes; 7% are in major deployment(s), while only 6% are standardized on it.
  • As prevalent as flash has become, only a small number of respondents reported a large amount of storage capacity assigned to it. About 60% of respondents fell within the category of having less than 10% to 20% of total capacity assigned to flash.
  • In looking at applications deemed ready for a hybrid cloud infrastructure, the primary types of applications users are willing to move to a public cloud or hybrid cloud infrastructure were select enterprise applications (i.e. Salesforce): 33%, data analytics: 22%; and databases: 21%.

To view the entire report, including additional findings on software-defined storage, hyperconverged storage, cloud storage, and related storage technologies, please visit the website.

Source: CloudStrategyMag

Masergy Adds SD-WAN Go Managed Service

Masergy Adds SD-WAN Go Managed Service

Masergy has unveiled SD-WAN Go, a major extension of its Software-Defined Platform. This dynamic network service is an agile and cost-effective solution that can be rapidly deployed at locations around the globe.
  SD-WAN Go complements Masergy’s existing SD-WAN Pro solution, giving customers two options to address any budget and connectivity requirement. Both services offer seamless integration with Masergy’s Hybrid Networking solutions.

 Most SD-WAN solutions are proprietary and lock customers into a single vendor or technology approach. Only Masergy’s managed SD-WAN services let customers reap the benefits of SD-WAN while reducing the risk of an “all-or-nothing” solution.
“Adopting SD-WAN Go is like moving from a paper map to Google Maps. We give users real-time visibility into their WANs,” said Masergy CEO Chris MacFarland. “SD-WAN Go lets businesses rapidly and securely add locations and introduce network intelligence to meet their application performance needs.”

SD-WAN Go lets companies use existing or new connections (private, dedicated, broadband or 4G) to securely tunnel and route data across the public Internet and over Masergy’s Software-Defined Platform with:

  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • WAN Optimization
  • Centralized policy and configuration management
  • Access agnostic
  • Secure local Internet offload
  • PoP-to-cloud SLAs

Source: CloudStrategyMag

Cyber Security International Symposium Set For July

Cyber Security International Symposium Set For July

The first annual CyberSecurity International Symposium will be held July 10-11, 2017 at the Conference Chicago Center.

According to the British insurance company Lloyd’s, cyberattacks cost businesses as much as $400 billion each year, which includes direct damage plus post-attack disruption to the normal course of business. Research firm Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that the global cost of cybercrime will grow from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021, which includes damage and destruction of data, stolen money, lost property, intellectual property theft, and other areas.*`

To help companies and organizations meet this increasingly urgent challenge, the Symposium will take an in-depth look at the latest cyber security threats and trends, as well as real-world strategies for securing critical networks and data in enterprise, commercial, government and industrial environments. The event will bring together industry practitioners, researchers, regulators and solution providers for two days of focused networking and information sharing at the cutting edge of cyber security.

“This will be a tremendous opportunity to network with those who are pushing the envelope of cyber security in today’s environment,” says Daniel Coran, program manager for the Symposium. “The event emphasizes one-on-one interaction between thought leaders, technology innovators, and those responsible for network security.”

Companies confirmed to speak include Tripwire, Aetna, Fireglass, Cryptzone, CloudPassage, Carnegie Mellon University, Sixgill, SecurityScorecard, Trend Micro, CounterTack, Lastline, Arbor Networks, Cyber adAPT, UpGuard, VMware, Sumo Logic, Lacework, Hexadite, AsTech Consulting, Coronet, Ixia, Sonatype, SecureKey, HYPR, West Monroe Partners, and GigaTrust.  

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Developing A Real-World, Effective Strategy for Enterprise Network Security
  • Commercializing Military-Grade Network Security
  • Excellence in the Essentials: Managing Complexity Through Foundational Controls
  • Demystifying the Dark Web
  • The Importance of Evaluating Third Party Risk
  • Understanding the Risks of Smart Cities
  • Hacking Exposed: Malware and Rootkits
  • The Weaponization of IoT-based Botnets
  • BYOD Policy in Today’s Gig Economy
  • New York’s Game-Changing Cybersecurity Rules and Beyond
  • Using the Cloud to Secure the Cloud
  • Leveraging Security Analytics and Big Data to Bolster Security in the Cloud
  • New Approaches to Cloud Security: Achieving Zero-Day Breach Detection
  • DevOps Lessons Learned From Detroit to Deming
  • Automating Security in a Continuous Delivery Culture

“IBM’s CEO recently observed that cybercrime is the greatest threat to every profession, every industry, and every company in the world,” Coran says.  “This Symposium is designed to help organizations get a grip on this threat and meet it head on with the latest technologies, best practices and success strategies.”

The Symposium is organized by the Smart Grid Observer, an online information portal and weekly newsletter serving the global smart electric grid industry.  Event partners include InfoSec Conferences, the National Council of ISACs, Loss Prevention Magazine,, Illinois Security Professionals Association, Navigant Research, TechSquare Labs, WITI, Voices of Leaders, and Mind Commerce.

The Symposium will be held at the Conference Chicago Center, 525 S. State Street in downtown Chicago. 

For full information and to register, visit

Source: CloudStrategyMag

F5 Delivers Application Services For A Multi-Cloud World

F5 Delivers Application Services For A Multi-Cloud World

F5 Networks has announced the availability of offerings designed to provide consistent application services in multi-cloud environments — giving companies greater deployment flexibility, more effective security, and faster time to market.

F5’s 2017 State of Application Delivery report shows that while more customers than ever are shifting to cloud infrastructures, many are consciously choosing to invest in multiple cloud technologies. Eighty percent of survey respondents report that they are committed to multi-cloud architectures, and 20% state that they will have over half their applications running in the public and/or private clouds this year. With this move to leverage multi-cloud environments, unexpected hurdles often present themselves: application deployments across multiple cloud platforms create challenges in managing application services; inconsistent security policies create compliance risks; and multiple cloud architectures put more pressure on IT skills gaps, and diminish the return on the cloud’s value.

“Customers are increasingly choosing to deploy applications in multiple clouds — public and private, in colocation facilities, and in their own data centers — but are struggling with the management of different development environments, tool sets, and orchestration technologies,” said Sangeeta Anand, SVP of Product Management and Product Marketing at F5. “Where these clouds provide services for applications, they often do so in ways that are not portable enough, are use-case specific, or provide inadequate protection. F5’s portfolio of multi-cloud application services and solutions gives customers the freedom to deploy any application — anywhere — with consistent application services and enterprise-grade security.”

Extending the Reach of Applications and the Cloud

In November, F5 shared its vision to power intelligent application services in the cloud with the stability, security, and performance customers expect. Today, we build on that foundation with the broad availability of solutions for multi-platform, multi-cloud services that make applications go faster, smarter, and safer.

New public cloud solutions help deploy applications faster in any cloud

F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition in the Google Cloud means that organizations can now deploy F5 services in all major public clouds. F5 gives customers greater choices of cloud platforms, with new ‘bring your own license’ offers for instances ranging from 25 Mbps to 5 Gbps. Available now from Google Cloud Launcher in Good, Better, and Best versions.

Cloud solution templates for Amazon Web Services, Azure, and Google reduce the complexity of deploying F5 services for applications in the public cloud. These new solution-specific templates simplify and automate common public cloud use cases. Cloud solution templates are also available for OpenStack private cloud environments. Available now on GitHub.

Integrated marketplace solutions provide easily accessible, pre-packaged F5 services such as WAF and Office 365 federated access that are deployable directly from public cloud marketplaces, meaning companies can leverage their trusted F5 services easily for applications in the cloud. Available now in the Azure Marketplace.

New private cloud solutions enable organizations to move to the cloud faster and with more confidence

A private cloud solution package gets customers up and running quickly with pre-tested, certified, and bundled F5 solutions that simplify and automate OpenStack private cloud deployments. Available now through F5 sales.

Broad line of additional solutions deliver application services in new environments

Lightweight Application Services Proxy gives customers flexibility in developing, testing, and scaling applications in container environments. Available now at Docker Store.

Container Connector provides the easy deployment of app services in containerized environments, and simple integration of capabilities into management/orchestration systems including Kubernetes and Mesos/Marathon. Available now at GitHub and Docker Hub.

Application Connector inserts application services from the edge of the public cloud and securely connects any public cloud provider to the customer’s interconnection or data center. In the case of AWS, Application Connector can automatically discover workloads for application services insertion. Available now through F5 sales.

“Business executives are beginning to rely heavily on cloud solutions in support of their digital transformation efforts, but in many cases, single cloud deployments are insufficient to enable true business agility,” said Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst at ZK Research. “Unfortunately, multi-cloud frameworks are complex and IT must take the steps needed to mitigate the challenges of operating in these mixed worlds. With F5’s multi-cloud portfolio of products, IT can deliver consistent and secure application services in any environment needed for business velocity.”

Source: CloudStrategyMag

IBM And Nutanix Launch Hyperconverged Initiative

IBM And Nutanix Launch Hyperconverged Initiative

IBM and Nutanix have announced a multi-year initiative to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments.

The integrated offering aims to combine Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems, to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged solution targeting critical workloads in large enterprises. The partnership plans to deliver a full-stack combination with built-in AHV virtualization for a simple experience within the data center.

In today’s technology landscape, processing real-time information is necessary but not sufficient. Being able to react in real-time used to give enterprises a competitive advantage, but this approach no longer guarantees happy customers. The value has now migrated to the ability to rapidly gather large amounts of data, quickly crunch and predict what’s likely to happen next — using a combination of analytics, cognitive skills, machine learning, and more. This is the start of the insight economy.

Handling these kinds of workloads present unique challenges — needing a combination of reliable storage, fast networks, scalability, and extremely powerful computing. It seems like private datacenters that were designed just a few years ago are due for a refresh — not only in the technology, but also in the architectural design philosophy. This is where the combination of IBM Power Systems and Nutanix comes in.

This joint initiative intends to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments by delivering the first simple-to-deploy, web-scale architecture supporting POWER based scale-out computing for a continuum of enterprise workloads, including:

  • Next generation cognitive workloads, including big data, machine learning and AI
  • Mission-critical workloads, such as databases, large scale data warehouses, web infrastructure, and mainstream enterprise apps
  • Cloud Native Workloads, including full stack open source middleware and enterprise databases and containers

With a shared philosophy based on open standards, a combination of Nutanix and IBM will be designed to bring out the true power of software-defined infrastructure – choice — for global 2000 enterprises, with plans for:

  • A simplified private enterprise cloud that delivers POWER architecture in a seamless and compatible way to the data center
  • Exclusive virtualization management with AHV, advanced planning and remediation with Machine Learning, App Mobility, Microsegmentation and more, with one-click automation
  • A fully integrated one-click management stack with Prism, to eliminate silos and reduce the need for specialized IT skills to build and operate cloud-driven infrastructure
  • Deploying stateful cloud native services using Acropolis Container Services with automated deployment and enterprise-class persistent storage

 “Hyperconverged systems continue on a rapid growth trajectory, with a market size forecast of nearly $6 billion by 20201. IT teams now recognize the need, and the undeniable benefits, of embracing the next generation of datacenter infrastructure technology,” said Stefanie Chiras, VP Power Systems at IBM. “Our partnership with Nutanix will be designed to give our joint enterprise customers a scalable, resilient, high-performance hyperconverged infrastructure solution, benefiting from the data and compute capabilities of the POWER architecture and the one-click simplicity of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.”

“With this partnership, IBM customers of Power-based systems will be able to realize a public cloud-like experience with their on premise infrastructure,” said Dheeraj Pandey, CEO at Nutanix. “With the planned design, Enterprise customers will be able to run any mission critical workload, at any scale, with world-class virtualization and automation capabilities built into a scale out fabric leveraging IBM’s server technology.”

Source: CloudStrategyMag

Sierra Wireless Supports The New Google Cloud IoT Core

Sierra Wireless Supports The New Google Cloud IoT Core

Sierra Wireless has announced support for Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed service that allows users to easily and securely connect and manage devices at global scale.

Cloud IoT Core, together with other Google Cloud services, such as Pub/Sub, Dataflow, Bigtable, BigQuery, and Data Studio, provide a complete solution for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing IoT data in real time to support improved operational efficiency.

Sierra Wireless’ device-to-cloud solution, which includes embedded wireless modules, gateways, and cloud and connectivity services, links businesses to their operational data. The solution provides intelligence at the edge, secured device provisioning and managed services, such as device monitoring and software updates. Sierra Wireless has been working with Google since 2015 to enable Pub/Sub integration of its AirVantage® IoT Platform with Google Cloud services. Now, with support for Google Cloud IoT Core, Sierra Wireless customers have more options to access the entire Google ecosystem out of the box.

Key features of the new Cloud IoT Core solution:

  • End-to-end security – Enable end-to-end security using certificate-based authentication and TLS; devices running Android Things or ones supporting the Cloud IoT Core security requirements can deliver full stack security.
  • Out-of-box data Insights – Use downstream analytic systems by integrating with Google Big Data Analytics and ML services.
  • Serverless infrastructure: Scale instantly without limits using horizontal scaling on Google’s serverless platform.
  • Role-level data control – Apply IAM roles to devices to control access to devices and data.
  • Automatic device deployment – Use REST APIs to automatically manage the registration, deployment and operation of devices at scale.

 “Real-time, reliable and actionable processing of information is a complex but critical element of IoT,” said Philippe Guillemette, CTO, Sierra Wireless. “Sierra Wireless’ experience in helping customers deploy more than one hundred million cloud-connected edge devices coupled with Google’s Cloud IoT Core dramatically reduces this complexity for businesses of any size.”

“Cloud IoT Core was designed to simplify digital transformation by helping customers to leverage Google Cloud’s data analytics and machine learning capabilities and act on insights, in real time, from operational data that was previously inaccessible,” said Adam Massey, director, Strategic Technology Partners at Google Cloud. “By working with industry leaders like Sierra Wireless, we are expanding the surface of innovation to help more customers realize the value of connected devices for their businesses.”

Source: CloudStrategyMag