5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Dec. 11

Here are the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) will want to know about for the week of Dec. 11, featuring news from BitTitan, Acronis, CTERA Networks, CloudEndure and CloudLock.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

December 9, 2015

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Dec. 11

MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of Dec. 11.

This week’s edition features cloud computing news from BitTitan, Acronis, CTERA NetworksCloudEndure and CloudLock

BitTitan Launches Microsoft Azure Starter Kit to Help Drive New Revenue for IT Service Providers

Cloud services provider (CSP) BitTitan has released an Azure Starter Kit designed to help MSPs boost their revenues. BitTitan said the kit empowers MSPs to start selling Azure workloads without special training or certifications. 

Acronis Updates Acronis True Image Cloud and 2016 Versions

Acronis has updated Acronis True Image Cloud and Acronis True Image 2016, which now include a simplified user interface and new cloud archiving functionality and performance capabilities. The backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software provider also noted True Image “provides complete data protection for computers, including pictures, videos, documents, applications, passwords, settings and the entire operating system.”

CTERA Unveils Server Data Protection for Enterprise CloudOps​

CTERA has launched an in-cloud and cloud-to-cloud data protection solution that “allows enterprises to protect any number of servers across any cloud infrastructure.” The cloud storage software provider said its new release, CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection, enables users to manage thousands of cloud servers from a single console.

CloudEndure Raises $7 Million to Meet Disaster Recovery Demand 

DR solutions provider CloudEndure has raised $7 million in a funding round led by  Infosys and Magma Venture Partners. CloudEndure pointed out the funding will enable it to scale its marketing and sales efforts. 

CloudLock’s Q4 Cybersecurity Report Reveals Excessive Sharing in the Cloud Is Top Concern for 83 Percent of Technology Firms

A new CloudLock report revealed only 5 percent of organizations “take active steps towards protecting credentials, which include attempts to identify instances of exposed credentials in public cloud environments.” The report, titled “Q4 Cloud Cybersecurity Report: “Riskiest Industries in the Cloud: Where Do You Stand?,” also indicated 83 percent of technology firms said excessive sharing in the cloud remains a top concern.

What do you think of this week’s cloud stories for MSPs? Share your thoughts about this story in the Comments section below, via Twitter @dkobialka or email me at [email protected].

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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