Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing sector:
Riverbed expands cloud storage ecosystem. Riverbed Technology (RVBD) announced an expansion of the ecosystem for the Riverbed Whitewater family of cloud storage gateway solutions for data protection. Tripling the ecosystem in the last six months Riverbed has added RackspacenCloud Files and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift); backup software CommVault Simpana for Backup and Recovery, HP Data Protector and Veeam Backup & Replication, as well as critical database protection solutions Microsoft SQL Server backup and restore and Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). “The pace of data growth is making it more challenging for organizations to meet backup windows. With this release, Riverbed is introducing new levels of support for third-party storage providers and backup solutions. This will make it even easier for organizations to benefit from the scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of cloud storage without requiring any changes to their existing backup processes and tools, enabling organizations to meet or exceed corporate service level agreements," said Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.
Joyent and NavLink Partner. Joyent and and NavLink, a provider and enabler of managed Information Communication Technology (ICT), enterprise networking and cloud services announced a partnership. Under the arrangement NavLink will deliver cloud services based on SmartDataCenter directly to its enterprise customers in the EMEA region and they will license Joyent's cloud infrastructure platform to telecom operators and service providers in the Middle East and North Africa. “We chose SmartDataCenter because of its clear differentiation from competing cloud software providers,” said Laurent Delifer, President and CEO of NavLink. “In addition to its technological advantages, Joyent has operated a profitable public cloud business for years. This partnership enables us to leverage their best practices to ensure rapid time to market."