Zenoss launches EMEA cloud zone

Zenoss Inc., the leader in intelligent application and service monitoring, announced it has launched a Zenoss Cloud zone for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

This means all U.S.-based Zenoss Cloud services are now available to the EMEA region from a dedicated instance in Frankfurt, Germany. The Frankfurt site was selected because it offers the highest standards of data protection, complying with the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), a federal data protection act.

Zenoss Cloud is the first SaaS-based intelligent IT monitoring platform that streams and normalizes all machine data, uniquely enabling the emergence of context for preventing service disruptions in complex, modern IT environments. Zenoss Cloud leverages the most powerful machine learning and real-time analytics of streaming data to deliver full-stack monitoring combined with AIOps, giving companies the ability to scale and adapt to the changing needs of their businesses.

“Zenoss Cloud has taken off domestically, and we’ve been experiencing increased demand for separate instances in other regions,” said Greg Stock, chairman and CEO of Zenoss. “We’re dedicated to serving our customers around the world, and this new zone will provide full-stack monitoring and AIOPs with the highest levels of data protection.”

With the demand for full-stack monitoring and AIOps sharply increasing globally, Zenoss is building out zones in other regions. The Zenoss Cloud EMEA zone is available now and already has customers and partners leveraging the regional instance.

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OmniClouds implements Nokia’s solution to improve cloud connectivity for businesses in EMEA

Nokia has announced that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, leading cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimize cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

The deal will be a boost for enterprises in the region, as they are currently held back by a shortage of native cloud service providers and a challenging reach to public cloud data centers.

Nokia’s Nuage Networks will build and operate its SD-WAN 2.0 network, enabling OmniClouds to connect enterprise customers over a large coverage area – touching all key public cloud data centers with dedicated infrastructure in a flexible and cost-efficient way. With this deal, OmniClouds is focused on easing its customers’ migration to hybrid or full public cloud, with support ranging from consulting to connectivity services.

Paired with Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 solution, OmniClouds customers will have a secure and scalable way to connect with data centers, private clouds, software-as-a-solution (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-solution (IaaS) providers. This is a huge shift for the region, as in many areas enterprise customers are currently unable to connect to their cloud environments, data centers and remote locations in this way.

OmniClouds will not only provide full cloud connectivity, but will also use Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 as an overlay to existing connectivity technologies, such as IP-MPLS, microwave, satellite or public internet, to automate operations and enhance connectivity over large geographic regions. This will give its enterprise customers a central management view of the entire network, enabling them to easily control security, user permissions and parameters, such as latency and quality of service.

OmniClouds will use Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 gateways at each of the region’s main cloud service providers, which connect with SD-WAN CPE gateways at the enterprises’ data centers, headquarters and branch operations. This dramatically reduces customer operating costs, smooths their adoption of cloud services and enables widespread connectivity across distant locations.

Amr A Eid, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, OmniClouds, said: “We are the trusted partner of enterprise customers in the Middle East and Africa region when they need help in migrating to the cloud. The Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution plays a critical part in smoothing their move to the cloud by simplifying the operational side and providing the security and assurance they need for such a critical part of their business.”

Roque Lozano, Vice President of IP & Optics for Middle East and Africa, Nokia, said: “OmniClouds is using Nokia Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution as a powerful platform for offering cloud services to MEA regional businesses. It not only manages cloud connectivity, but also automates and simplifies many operations, eliminating any boundaries imposed by the underlying connectivity technology. It will play a key part in OmniClouds’ mission to further the adoption of cloud and to support the digital transformation of MEA businesses and organizations.”

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Motorola Solutions launches cloud-based push to talk service in EMEA

Motorola Solutions has launched WAVE – the new, network-independent multimedia communication subscription service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

 The cloud-based push-to-talk (PTT) service connects teams and enables real-time group communications using any device from smartphones to two-way radios, tablets and PCs to broadband devices.

In addition to its cloud-based WAVE service, Motorola Solutions is introducing its new purpose-built WAVE Radio: the TLK 100.

The TLK 100 combines the functional benefits of WAVE with a rugged radio form factor for professional users. The device provides businesses with instant push-to-talk communication across Europe, utilizing 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi networks without the need for costly or time-consuming spectrum licensing or manual programming.

The rugged PTT device is ideal for industries like construction, transportation, energy, private security, and more. Businesses can easily manage their workforce using the integrated GPS to maximize safety, check project status, find faster routes, modify tasks, and position team members where they are needed most.

A new WAVE Mobile Application enables workers to turn their phone into a broadband PTT handset and get instant communication anywhere they have broadband service.

Users can connect their two-way radio system to WAVE, extending coverage and allowing smartphones to communicate with radio users. Integrated messaging also enables them to push text, video, audio, photos and files to individuals or groups as well as coordinate meetings based on location sharing.

Motorola Solutions also offers a WAVE Dispatch Application to further simplify day-to-day broadband PTT group communications. With WAVE Dispatch, businesses can manage their resources and coordinate an effective operation from any internet connection with a standard browser.

They can keep in touch with their teams to ensure that they have all the information they need. Workforces can also be deployed more efficiently through location updates and mapping.

“We see a growing demand from businesses that need to connect their teams via easy-to-use push-to-talk services in the field,” said Viv Francis, vice president, channel sales EMEA at Motorola Solutions. “They need future-leading technologies for group-based broadband communications, plus purpose-built devices that function at the push of a single button to improve employee efficiency.”

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Alibaba Cloud expands offerings for EMEA partners

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing and data intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, has announced that an additional nine partners have joined its EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program.

Introduced last year, the program was developed to strengthen the collaboration between Alibaba Cloud’s customers and partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Alibaba Cloud has also furthered its commitment in nurturing young talents in cloud computing and big data by partnering with French local universities. 
The announcements were made at Alibaba Cloud Partner Summit, held during the VivaTech show in Paris.

The new partners on board of the program include Cloud Temple, Equinix, EVA Group, Groupe Cyllene, GTI Software & Networking, PROJIXI Europe, SKALE-5, SMILE, and Xebia. By partnering with Alibaba Cloud, together they can facilitate the digital transformation of companies in the EMEA region, especially those in the retail sector by leveraging Alibaba Group’s expertise in e-commerce, logistics and New Retail.

Furthermore, the partners will be able to tap into the company’s business success and market insights in order to expand their presence in China under the “China Gateway” initiative.

“We believe in leveraging our partners’ strengths to create a strong ecosystem for technologies and solution offerings,” said Yeming Wang, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud EMEA. “By offering our state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure and advanced data intelligence services, together with our partners, we hope to accelerate companies’ digital transformation, and help them succeed globally in markets especially in China.”

Existing EMEA partners include companies such as Linkbynet, Ecritel, Micropole, and Intel who joined the program last year.

They were not alone in identifying the benefits of partnering with Alibaba Cloud; Gartner named Alibaba Cloud third globally for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IUS (Infrastructure Utility Services), and the first in Asia Pacific in the same space.

With an eye to nurturing future workplace talent, Alibaba Cloud has also teamed up with local universities in France. In addition to partnering with Telecom ParisTech last year to introduce cloud computing and big data training for its students, this year, Alibaba Cloud announced its partnership with SUPINFO International University, institute of information technology and computer sciences created in Paris in 1965 and with over 30 campuses worldwide.

The parties will collaborate closely on matters relating to course design, certification training, IT infrastructure building and cross border connectivity.
“We are pleased to partner with Alibaba Cloud to have our students equipped with useful knowledge on cloud computing technologies, especially in its applications. We believe in empowering students through learning and together with Alibaba Cloud, we can bring the best designed practical courses to them. We want to offer a rich technology test bed for students to experiment different skills in order to prepare them to solve real-life challenges upon graduation,” said Alick MOURIESSE, President of SUPINFO International University.

“Through the collaborations with local universities, Alibaba Cloud can bring our knowledge in cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence to students in France, which is essential to improving their competitive advantages in the workplace,” said Kevin Liu, Country Manager, Alibaba Cloud France & South Europe.

“The partnership with SUPINFO following the tie up with Telecom ParisTech further demonstrated our commitment to France and our contributions to talent development.”
In addition to its presence at VivaTech in France, Alibaba Cloud will also host its Partner Summit in UK and Germany, with the aim of attracting more participants to its EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program.

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