Cloud News: CA Rolls Out CloudMinder Update
February 13th, 2013 By: John Rath
News from the cloud computing sector includes developments from Dell and Wipro, Dimension Data and CA Technologies:
CA rolls out CloudMinder update. CA Technologies (CA) announced the next rollout of its CA CloudMinder identity and access management (IAM) service solution. CloudMinder provides enterprise-grade IAM for both cloud-based or on-premise applications. New capabilities in the release include support for social identities – with support for OpenID, OAuth, WS-Fed and SAML, extended support for On Premise and Cloud applications, and support for customer choice in how they support their IAM needs on the operational back end. CloudMinder also presents a variety of opportunities for partners, including hosting the CA CloudMinder service operations in their own data center and / or managing the IAM administration on behalf of the customer in its tenant environment. “Identity and access management demands are evolving as organizations employ different ways to save money and grow the business, such as incorporating cloud services, adopting bring-your-own-device policies and supporting social identities as a way to get closer to the customer,” said Mike Denning, general manager, Security business at CA Technologies. “This evolution and customer demand drove our vision for CA CloudMinder to be able to function as that single bridge that manages the identities and access for employees, partners and customers to cloud or on-premise applications no matter what device or what identity they chose to use.”
Dell Boomi and Wipro partner for Cloud-First. Dell and Wipro Technologies announced that the two companies have partnered to enable enterprises with a ‘Cloud-First’ IT strategy to accelerate their on-demand agility and ability to painlessly scale operations. “Enterprises are looking for an affordable and fast on-ramp to cloud computing that will drive IT efficiency, connect their existing on-premise applications and data assets to those in the cloud, all while lowering capital expenditures,” said Robert Mahowald, research vice president, SaaS and Cloud Services, IDC. “Through this partnership Dell Boomi and Wipro will bring these capabilities to Wipro’s global customer base to optimize their investment in IT integration, management and services and help ensure their success as they incorporate cloud in their IT strategies.” Dell also announced that its Boomi AtomSphere platform now exceeds 1 million cloud-managed integration processes per day.
Dimension Data launches WAN optimization across cloud. Dimension Data introduced WAN optimization capabilities to its cloud globally. By deploying WAN optimization technologyin Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform(MCP) cloud data centers,Dimension Data clients are reporting a significant increase in application performance across the entire cloud. With WAN optimization controller (WOC) appliances deployed around the world, traffic is moved between these sites and encrypted over a VPN tunnel and optimized for delivery using deduplicationand application-specific protocol optimization. With the addition of WANoptimization capabilities, we are helping our clients overcome the latency and bandwidth constraints often associated with public cloud services,” said Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s Cloud Solutions Business Unit. “No other cloud provider offers a core that is optimized for acceleration. By providing optimal network and cloud performance, in addition to flexibility and ease of use, we provide organizations the ability to speedthe process of migrating their data and applications to the cloud.”