Hybrid cloud tales from the field: How is Azure Arc being used?

Head to the cloud or bust. That’s one conclusion that could be drawn from continued double digit growth of cloud computing over the past year: AWS revenues jumping 25% while Azure and Google Cloud saw steeper 50% marks. With the pandemic driving enterprises to pivot their businesses to the new facts on the ground, it’s not surprising that the long term secular trend of cloud adoption an added shot in the arm.

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Hybrid cloud: What it is, why it matters

As organizations attempt to strike a balance between having all IT services on premises and offloading storage and compute to the cloud, a logical middle ground has emerged: the hybrid cloud.

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But for many organizations, public cloud deployment is not practical. Constraints could include data residency laws, lack of public cloud presence in certain geographies, and/or highly stringent near real-time or hard real-time use cases where

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Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne buys Scalyr for $155 million

Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne said it has signed a deal to acquire Scalyr, makers of a data analytics platform for log management and observability, for $155 million in cash and equity.

According to SentinelOne, the acquisition will help the company add significant capabilities to its extended detection and response (XDR) platform. 

Specifically, the company said Scalyr’s technology will bolster SentinelOne’s ability to ingest, correlate, search, and action data across sources, including both public cloud and internal enterprise data sources.

Scalyr’s big data technology is perfect for the use cases of XDR, ingesting terabytes of data across multiple systems and correlating it at machine speed so security professionals have actionable intelligence to autonomously detect, respond, and mitigate threats,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne. “This is a dramatic leap forward for our industry – while other next-gen products are entirely reliant on SIEM integrations or OEMs for point in time data correlation

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Telecom Egypt implements IBM hybrid cloud to transform operations

Telecom Egypt (TE), one of the largest integrated telecommunications operators in the country, has turned to IBM and Red Hat to help develop an open, hybrid cloud strategy that is intended to modernise its operations and accelerate its digital transformation journey.

The telco can trace its history all the way back to the birth of Egypt’s telecommunications industry and the inauguration of the first telegraph line connecting Cairo and Alexandria in 1854. It installed the first telephone line between the two cities in 1881.

In its current formation, Telecom Egypt’s mission is to shape the future of telecommunications services in the region through what it calls world-class customer centricity, attraction and retention while maximising shareholder value.

As part of its strategy for growth, Telecom Egypt is reinventing its infrastructure to be based on open, hybrid cloud technology to gain more flexible deployment options and drive innovation to meet

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