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VMware acquires Pivotal and Carbon Black for $4.8 billion

VMware is investing a huge sum of money into acquisitions this week. It is acquiring Pivotal Software— a leading cloud-native platform provider, and Carbon Black— a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection.

The acquisition of Pivotal is valued at $2.7 billion, while that of Carbon Black is $2.1 billion.

Pivotal is a leader in modern software development and helps enterprises transform the way they build and run their apps. It provides a wide range of offerings which includes developer-centric platform, tools and services that can speed up the development of modern apps.

Pivotal recently launched the Pivotal Spring Runtime for Kubernetes and is planning to release Pivotal Application Service for Kubernetes.

“VMware has a proven track record of helping organizations run and manage consistent infrastructure in support of mission critical applications, and our two companies have already built a strong foundation on our successful VMware PKS collaboration. We look forward to continuing our work with VMware to provide even more value to customers building modern applications,” said Rob Mee, CEO, Pivotal.

VMware will combine Pivotal’s assets with its IT expertise and infrastructure. This will help VMware to provide enterprises with a comprehensive set of products, tools, and services required to build, run, and manage apps on Kubernetes infrastructure.

“Kubernetes is emerging as the de facto standard for multi-cloud modern apps. We are excited to combine Pivotal’s development platform, tools and services with VMware’s infrastructure capabilities to deliver a comprehensive Kubernetes portfolio to build, run and manage modern applications,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware.

On the other hand, Carbon Black has a cloud-native security platform that uses big data and behavioral analytics for providing endpoint protection.

“We now have the opportunity to seamlessly integrate Carbon Black’s cloud-native endpoint protection platform into all of VMware’s control points,” said Patrick Morley, CEO, Carbon Black.

“This type of bold move is exactly what the IT and security industries have been looking to see for a very long time. We look forward to working with the VMware team to continue delivering a modern security cloud platform to customers around the world.”

Also read: VMware acquires Bitfusion to virtualize hardware accelerators

VMware will integrate Carbon Black’s solutions with its security services including Workspace ONE, AppDefense, NSX, and SecureState. The software virtualization giant aims to develop a modern cloud-based security platform for apps running on clouds or devices.

“By bringing Carbon Black into the VMware family, we are now taking a huge step forward in security and delivering an enterprise-grade platform to administer and protect workloads, applications and networks,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware.

Both the new acquisitions are expected to close in the second half of VMware’s fiscal year 2020, ending January 31, 2020, subject to customary conditions.

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Microsoft and 9 more tech firms team up to accelerate confidential computing adoption

Microsoft, Google Cloud, IBM, Red Hat, and more tech firms are joining hands to back a new initiative led by The Linux Foundation to speed up the adoption of confidential computing.

Called the Confidential Computing Consortium, the new initiative is a community formed by The Linux Foundation. It will bring together efforts from big tech firms on open source technologies and standards in order to define and accelerate confidential computing adoption.

The companies supporting the initiative include Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, Google Cloud, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, Swisscom and Tencent.

Enterprises around the world are moving their workloads to multiple computing environments, including on-premises, public cloud, and edge. These enterprises require protection controls for sensitive IP and workload data. They are also seeking more transparency and assurances for the controls.

However, the current computing practices don’t provide a complete encrypted lifecycle for confidential data.

The new Confidential Computing Consortium initiative will help in processing the encrypted data in memory with no exposure to the rest of the system. Confidential computing can minimize the exposure of confidential data and enable better control and transparency for users.

“The earliest work on technologies that have the ability to transform an industry is often done in collaboration across the industry and with open source technologies,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.

“The Confidential Computing Consortium is a leading indicator of what’s to come for security in computing and will help define and build open technologies to support this trust infrastructure for data in use.”

Also read: Microsoft and industry leaders launch new open project for service mesh interoperability

For the newly formed consortium, the hardware vendors, cloud providers, developers, open-source experts and academics will come together on a single platform. Together, they will work on influencing the technical and regulatory standards, building open source stools, which can eventually accelerate the adoption of confidential computing.

Microsoft will contribute its Open Enclave SDK which is an open-source framework that helps developers to build Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) apps.

“The Open Enclave SDK is already a popular tool for developers working on Trusted Execution Environments, one of the most promising areas for protecting data in use,” said Mark Russinovich, chief technical officer, Microsoft.

“We hope this contribution to the Consortium can put the tools in even more developers’ hands and accelerate the development and adoption of applications that will improve trust and security across cloud and edge computing.”

Intel brings to the community its Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) SDK to help app developers protect selected code and data from exposure or modification.

Whereas, Red Hat is contributing the Red Hat Enarx which is a project that provides hardware independence for securing apps using TEEs.

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Acronis True Image 2020 arrives with dual protection, faster cloud backups

Acronis has released the new version of its leading cyber protection solution—Acronis True Image 2020. With the update, Acronis aims to help customers protect all their data, apps, and systems by automatically replicating local backups in the cloud.

Acronis True Image is an AI-powered software product that provides data protection to enterprises, helping them to keep data safe, accessible, private, authentic and secure.

The new version of Acronis True Image comes with over 100 improvements and new features to enable greater protection and control. The most notable new feature is the dual protection that makes True Image the first personal solution to automate the 3-2-1 backup rule of data protection.

The 3-2-1 backup rule states—Create 3 copies of your data (one primary and two backups) … Store the copies in at least 2 types of storage media… Store 1 of these copies offsite (in the cloud).

“With a subscription to Acronis True Image, the Dual Protection feature will guarantee that you’ll have a reliable off-site backup available for recovery no matter what,” explained Peter Hale, Senior Content Marketing Manager at Acronis, in a blog post.

“No more managing two backups or losing time to run them separately. With Dual Protection, your local backup and cloud replication occur simultaneously, making it easy and efficient.”

Related reading: Acronis expands APIs and hands the keys to third-party developers as well

There is a new Tray Notifications Center that notifies users about the status of backups, and news to improve cybersecurity practices.

Acronis True Image 2020 is now powered with new backup technologies that can improve the backup speeds by at least 50% as compared to the previous version. The browsing of files in the cloud backups will also be faster.

Users will now be able to control the Wi-Fi connections over which the backup runs. This will help in avoiding the unsecured public networks that can be risky for the data.

True Image 2020 also allows users to control the running of backups when the laptops are running on battery power.

The company said that the new version will also prevent illicit service termination attacks. It will provide reports to the users about why some processes were flagged or blocked as malicious.

“Considering how much we rely on data today, our digital assets have never been more valuable. But that use also means we’re dealing with more data and more devices than ever before. Protecting it all from the ever-growing risk of cyberthreats presents a few challenges – such as increased complexity, security, and cost concerns,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis.

“By making comprehensive cyber protection easy, efficient and secure, Acronis can help individuals ensure all of their data is protected.”

Also read: Acronis and ZNet Technologies join forces to equip partners with innovative cyber protection solutions

Acronis True Image 2020 is now generally available with three versions—Standard, Advanced, and Premium.

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Microsoft acquires jClarity to drive Java workloads performance on Azure

Microsoft is acquiring the Java specialist jClarity to drive increased performance for Java workloads on Azure.

jClarity is a leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project. The team behind jClarity includes data scientists and experts in data-driven Java Virtual Machine (JVM) optimizations.

Acquisition of jClarity will help Microsoft to leverage the advancements in Java and support its contributions to open source.

In a blog post, John Montgomery – Corporate VP of Program Management for Developer Tools and Services, Microsoft, wrote “At Microsoft, we strongly believe that we can do more for our customers by working alongside the Java community. The jClarity team, with the backing of Microsoft, will continue to collaborate with the OpenJDK community and the Java ecosystem to foster the progress of the platform.”

More than 50% of the computing workloads now run on Linux, and Microsoft Azure is one of the best platforms for open source. Microsoft has been increasingly using Java platform for several large-scale deployments, including Azure HDInsight and Minecraft. Moreover, many big customers of Microsoft have migrated their Java production workloads to Azure.

Microsoft wants to ensure that all the Java workloads on Azure run seamlessly and provide an improved experience to customers. jClarity engineers will work with Azure team to optimize the Java applications on Azure, and make it a better platform for customers.

This will not only improve the experience and performance for customers, but also for internal teams and Java developers.

Also read: New Azure service to allow enterprises run VMs on single-tenant physical servers

“It’s always been jClarity’s core mission to support the Java ecosystem. We started with our world-class performance tooling and then later became a leader in the AdoptOpenJDK project,” wrote Martijn Verburg, CEO of jClarity, in a separate blog post.

“Microsoft leads the world in backing developers and their communities, and after speaking to their engineering and programme leadership, it was a no brainer to enter formal discussions. With the passion and deep expertise of Microsoft’s people, we’ll be able to support the Java ecosystem better than ever before!”

Microsoft and jClarity didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal.

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Top 6 reasons free website hosting is a mistake

While it might not be at the forefront of your mind, web hosting services play an important part in your website’s success. When it comes to the website development, every little thing matters. While we all know that design and usability of a website directly affect user experience, website hosting is an important component in building a successful online presence too. Of course, it’s a pleasure to save some money but, sometimes, the result is quite the opposite.

The best way to save your budget while building a website is to save on its development. Sure thing, it’s not easy to find an affordable and at the same time professional services. Then again, remote is, probably, the future of work and there’s outstaffing model that is more reliable and efficient. Thus, it’s no longer a surprise that hiring web designers in Ukraine or any other popular outsourcing directions will save some cash. Actually, this is a common way to reduce the price when building a website but, of course, nothing is without flaws.

Let’s get back to choosing a reliable website hosting provider that follows your business needs. Since there are many ways the web host you choose can impact your website (business), you should educate yourself on well-known mistakes you’ll want to stay away from. Wondering what’s at the top of the list? Choosing free web hosting is the most common mistake most businesses make when developing their online presence.

Why hosting matters when you build a website?

There’s a lot of work you need to do to plan a website. There are many ways different ways to create your perfect online image, but one fact remains the same regardless of what route you take. Finding a reliable web hosting company is an important step in delivering the best user experience to your customers. And this is something free web hosting services don’t offer.

After you decide on a website design, the development process begins. To successfully deliver your content to viewers, you’ll need a place to store your files. That’s where hosting comes in. Remote computer servers serve as a source of storage for your information. Your host keeps your files safe and accessible, so your website can deliver the information you want viewers to see when someone opens your website.

Business success is often measured by profit margins and a company’s ability to maximize their profits. This being the case, many businesses avoid anything that can negatively impact their overall profit gain. Because most businesses today are competing for the most effective, most well-liked online presence, choosing the right hosting solution for your business is important. When you do not take the time to research the right fit for your web hosting needs, you run the risk of losing revenue, negatively affecting your SEO ranking, and facing potential security issues and malware attacks. So, how can you ensure you are making the right decision for your web hosting while still making a sound financial decision?

Top reasons free website hosting is a mistake

Free sure is tempting. With all the expenses businesses face today, it may seem like a breath of fresh air to see that you can get a web hosting service for your website for free. The problem with falling for the temptation of choosing a free website host is that it ends up costing you more money in the long run. You also risk the integrity of your website, can ruin your online reputation and can lose revenue and customers while facing these negative repercussions of choosing “free.”

One of the major problems with free web hosting is the amazing marketing tactics hosting companies use to draw you in. It’s almost as if you can’t say no! The great news is that you can turn down free offers and you don’t have to spend an inordinate amount of money to get what you need. There are many managed and shared hosting options available that offer affordable premium hosting. These companies can save you money long-term, but they can also save you a headache and mess of making the mistake of choosing a free website hosting service in the first place.

So, what is it exactly about free website hosting that has created such a fuss throughout the world of internet and online business? Here’s what you really get when you choose a free website hosting and the top reasons for making that decision is a mistake for your business.

1. Is anything REALLY free?

Think about it. Anytime you have signed up for something “free” in your lifetime, has it truly been free without a surprise gimmick or some way of paying down the road? When you ask if something is really free, you should also consider the other end of that question. What about limitations?

The problem with free website hosting is that there are often serious limitations that come with it. Once you discover these limitations and realize you need to reach beyond them, you are left with one of two scenarios to face. You either need to pay an excessive service fee to get what you need, or you are stuck with what you have and hinder your business’ success.

Most free web hosting services limit the amount of storage available to your website, the bandwidth of your service, and do not allow FTP access. Since you probably signed a contract that says you are locked into a long-term commitment, you will be forced to upgrade your services for a much higher fee than most premium hosting providers offer. And if you failed to read the tiny, tiny print in the terms of services, it’ll be near impossible for you to safely get out of your contract with your website in tow and intact.

2. You forfeit reliability

Many of the most highly marketing free web hosting providers are new companies themselves. The offer free web hosting to try to draw in customers to pay for their other services. Since premium hosting can easily be offered at an affordable rate, these new companies draw you in by giving it away and focusing on charging you for some of their most expensive services.

The major risk you face when you choose to host with a new company is that you forfeit reliability. So, what happens if that company is unsuccessful and ultimately folds? You will lose everything. If they shut down, so does your entire website. Everything you have worked so hard to create can be lost for good. You will likely have no backups of your website. If you purchased, or renewed, your domain through the company you will lose your domain as well. And this will hit your SEO ranking right where it hurts. All the time and money you put into your website services will be permanently lost.

3. You can’t transfer your website

Most free hosting solutions have a way of working some tricky wording into their terms of service. So, while you think you own your website and your domain, you don’t. In addition, your hosting provider will likely own all your content. That means you can’t sell your website, you can’t sell your content, and you can’t republish any of your works. Just think about being a photographer or artist who publishes their images on their website to show their customers their work. Once you put that up, your “free” web hosting services go to work and you no longer own rights to that content.

To make matters worse, once you realize you need better services, it’s nearly impossible to transfer providers. So, if you can’t afford the upgrades needed from your free hosting provider, forget looking for a more affordable, reliable company. Since you don’t actually own your website, your content, or even your domain, you can’t transfer to a better provider. It’s that simple.

4. You have no server control.

Free website hosting means you get what you pay for, and since you didn’t pay, you are limited to what you get. Chances are your website is not scalable. This means if your business grows, your website can’t grow with you. Most free hosting services cannot handle lots of traffic, so if business starts booming, your website can’t handle the influx of visitors. This translates to slow website speeds and lots of downtimes. When it comes to business, downtime means you’ll lose readers, visitors, and customers. Loss of customers obviously means you’re going to be losing money.

The great news is that premium hosting is not that expensive. When you invest in hosting, you invest in security for your website and you invest in your business’ future. If you exceed your limits with a premium hosting provider, you can easily upgrade your services at a fair and affordable price. And you don’t run the risk of slow website speeds that can turn away visitors or even downtime that can result in the loss of customers!

5. Your website won’t look professional.

I think by now we have established that nothing is free! Free hosting means you are only able to use basic themes for your design. You may be able to make small changes, but you won’t’ be able to customize your website or make improvements as your budget allows. You will also be dealing with unprofessional domain names because you will likely be using a subdomain.

WordPress hosting is a great example of a free hosting provider that limits your capabilities and prevents you from looking as professional as possible. Clients who use the free WordPress hosting services often have a domain like biz.wordpress.com. A professional hosting provider can get you a top-level domain at a low cost and you can implement professional .com emails that enhance your business.

Since many functions require plugins, and free hosting excludes plugins, your website won’t be capable of executing common, important website functions. Just think, no selling and no mailing list. In addition to limitations, you will likely have to deal with forced ads that are placed on your website and have no relevance to your business. After all, your free hosting provider needs to make their money somewhere.

6. Your SEO ranking will suffer.

Since we’ve now established that your webpage can face slow site speed, increased downtime, and look unprofessional, there’s a more serious impact this can have on your business. SEO is a science. If you have invested in SEO, you’ll understand that it takes time to build a solid online presence. You can not only lose all you’ve worked for if your free hosting provider takes down your website, you can face many negative impacts on your ability to rank in the first place.

Google has created high standards to allow websites to rank at the top. All the negative impacts listed above regarding free hosting make your website harder to rank because of its low quality when it comes to Google Standards. You won’t be able to get your business on the map when it comes to search engine results. This is a major preventative of growth for your business.

If you want to create an online presence that can bring your business growth and success, free hosting is not the way to go. While it may look like a way to save money as you start out, it will cost you customers and revenue in the end. Your business website should be professional.

Professional, premium hosting providers offer you full control over your website, better SEO, a real, professional domain, and a scalable website that will grow with your business. When you choose a reliable web hosting company, you contribute to your brand. And this means a greater chance of success as you continually exceed your limits and grow to your full potential through your professional online presence and your supportive, premium web hosting services.

 

Guest Author:  Alka Parti, Digital Marketing Consultant

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Azure Data Share to make sharing of big data easy and safe across organizations

Microsoft has unveiled a new, fully managed Azure service that will allow data professionals to securely share big data with external organizations.

Called Azure Data Share, the new service doesn’t demand enterprises to set up any infrastructure. It is a scalable solution that will expand with the growth in demand for big data sharing.

Microsoft said that data can become the most powerful asset for organizations if it can be shared and combined with data that resides with business partners and third-parties. However, data sharing in an easier and governed manner is a challenge for most of the enterprises.

The common data sharing technique like file transfer protocol (FTP) and web APIs require customers to manage infrastructure and don’t offer the expected security and governance. Also, when it comes to sharing large datasets, these techniques aren’t appropriate.

Azure Data Share will address these challenges and meet all the related requirements of enterprises.

It comes with an intuitive interface that makes data sharing easier and productive. With just a few clicks, data pros can share data right from the Azure portal. They will have the capability to select which data to share and who to share it with.

The data can also be scheduled to be shared automatically.

For governance, it allows data pros to govern the use of data by adding terms of use. This way, the recipients will need to agree with the terms of use to receive the data.

Furthermore, the new Azure offering makes use of core Azure security measures for data protection.

Also read: Microsoft enables passwordless access to Azure AD apps and services

Azure Data Share has the capability to make data sharing safe and easy for many industries. For instance, the leading financial services software provider Finastra has fully integrated the new service with their open platform called FusionFabric.cloud. It helps the company to enable the seamless distribution of premium datasets to a wider ecosystem of app developers.

The new Azure service is currently available for preview.

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DCD>Bangalore all set to bring together industry experts from Datacenter and Cloud community

Businesses around the globe are increasingly opting to provision their computing, storage, and data using on-demand cloud services. This has given a substantial rise to the usage of cloud services as well as data center equipment and services in the market.

Computing demands has increased all the more, especially with the advent of modern technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, and big data. While some enterprises are going for cloud, others are opting for the data center.

The scenario is the same in India as well. The country has a strong customer base of over a billion users. There are favourable government policies coupled with the digital revolution, IoT deployment, and cloud adoption. This shows that India is gearing up for the second phase of data center growth. These trends are expected to lead to the rise in web-scale data centers within the country.

To track the inevitable growth of web-scale datacenters in India, the 9th Annual DCD>Bangalore is returning this year on 18 July.

DCD>Bangalore: At a glance

DCD>Bangalore is India’s leading data center and cloud infrastructure convention that will bring together senior stakeholders from the Datacenter and Cloud community.

The conference will have discussions on the current paradigm shift from on-premise to colocation to cloud, edge computing, green data centers, digital transformation, and other key aspects that enable the evolution of the IT infrastructure in the country.

It will be a day filled with thought-leading presentations, panels, keynotes, lightning sessions, hosted roundtables, solutions briefings, big discussions, private and closed-door debates, workshops.

The one-day event will feature over 850 senior industry attendees, more than 30 industry-leading speakers, and around 30 partners and exhibitors.

Expert speakers at DCD>Bangalore

  1. Pritam Goyal, General Manager – Data centre & MTX Infrastructure Planning, Vodafone Idea Ltd
  1. Pradeep Guda, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud
  1. Suresh Rathod, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Sales, Ctrls
  1. Prakash Chandra Lohia, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited
  1. Sairam Veeraswamy, Senior Director – Innovation Programs, VMware
  1. Sundara Ramalingam N, Head of Deep Learning Practice, NVIDIA
  1. Stephen Worn, CTO and Managing Director, NAM, DatacenterDynamics
  1. Bharat B Anand, CTO, National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

9. Ajay Garg, Business Development Director of Data Center Management Solutions, Intel Corporation

10. Vikas Aggarwal, Partner, Business Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

11. NK Singh, Senior Business Development Director, Uptime Institute

12. Sandeep Dandekar, Executive Vice President, Procurement & Asset Management, NTT Com-Netmagic

13. Vinit Gupta, Country Head Marketing, Numeric India, Legrand

Find the full list of speakers here.

Key themes to be covered at the event

  • Digital Transformation & The Data Center Edge
  • Executing Hybrid IT Strategy
  • Energy Smart & Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Modernization & Lifecycle Management

Register for DCD>Bangalore:

To register for the event and explore new business opportunities, follow this link.

*Free plans also available.

DHN is the official media partner of DCD>Bangalore. Stay tuned with us for updates.
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Microsoft empowers Indian startups to scale globally with new initiative and venture fund expansion

Microsoft is expanding its venture fund M12 to India to create new value for startups and venture capitals (VCs) and help them keep up with the pace and direction of innovation.

M12 is a venture fund of Microsoft that invests in innovators who align their focus on cutting-edge technologies enabling digital transformation. The team of M12 comprises experienced VCs and Microsoft veterans who can support and scale companies by leveraging the expansive resources of Microsoft.

“Microsoft has been playing a vital role in shaping and nurturing the startup community in India and across the world. With our intelligent tech expertise, deep focus on trust and unique global go to market partnering, we empower unicorns and startups to scale sustainably at a global level. We remain excited about India’s entrepreneurial startup potential and will continue to accelerate it as a growth engine for the economy,” Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

Startups play a crucial role in India to bring innovation and disruption in several areas, create new jobs, and provide technical solutions. It eventually improves the lives of people. Microsoft is well-positioned to assist the startups in India to help them evolve from market ready to enterprise ready.

The tech giant believes that expansion of M12 will help Indian startups to adopt the next phase of growth. It is already supporting startups to become enterprise-ready with Microsoft for Startups initiative.

Microsoft for Startups provides opportunities for startups to reach all over the world through Microsoft’s cloud marketplace, enterprise sales team, and partner ecosystem. The initiative also allows startups to co-sell with Microsoft sales teams and access the top tech VCs in the global arena and mentorship from industry veterans.

Microsoft claims that its Microsoft for Startups initiative has already closed over 120 co-sell deals in just 18 months.

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Google Cloud launches fully managed cron job scheduler for enterprises

Google Cloud has announced the general availability of its new service called Cloud Scheduler. Announced at Google Cloud Next, the Cloud Scheduler is a fully managed cron job scheduler that will allow enterprises to schedule big data jobs, cloud infrastructure operations, run batch, etc.

The new service will enable users to automate things, like retries in case of failure, and reduce the manual toil and intervention. Further, it will work as a single pane of glass for management of all the automation tasks.

“We have added an important new feature that allows you to trigger any service, running anywhere: on-prem, on Google Cloud or any third party datacentre,” Google product manager Vinod Ramachandran wrote in a blog post.

Enterprises will now be able to use industry standard OAuth/OpenID Connect to securely invoke HTTP targets on a schedule to reach the services that run on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Compute Engine, Cloud Run, Cloud Functions, or on-premise systems.

Cloud Scheduler can also be used to invoke the schedules via user interface, command line interface, or API, while managing everything from a single place. Google has added support for the Unix cron format to help users define their job schedules.

Google said that the new solution will also enable users to schedule the running of their tasks at the same time each week, day, or hour, without any failures.

To run a job, Cloud Scheduler sends an HTTP request or Pub/Sub message to the target destination on a recurring schedule. The target handler executes the job and returns a response. If a job fails, it retries it by sending an error message to the Cloud Scheduler. The process continues until the maximum number of attempts is reached.

“Cloud Scheduler can be used to architect interesting solutions like wiring together a reporting system on a schedule using Cloud Functions, Compute Engine, Cloud Pub/Sub and Stackdriver,” wrote Ramachandran in the blog post.

ALSO READ: Google Cloud teams up with open source leaders in data management and analytics

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Kissflow unveils Digital Workplace offering for enterprises

Workflow management leader launches industry-first unified digital workplace platform

Kissflow, a leader in business process and workflow management software used by organizations in over 160 countries, today announced its expansion into the digital workplace segment with a first-of-its-kind platform for fast-scaling enterprises.

Kissflow Digital Workplace combines the power of project management, process automation and team collaboration to streamline business workflows and enterprise productivity.

Kissflow, recognized as a key player by Gartner in the high productivity application Platform-as-a-Service space, has unleashed the power of business process automation — making it easier than ever for organizations to automate workflow and improve workforce productivity. With Kissflow’s unified digital workplace, audacious leaders and their teams can manage all types of work on a single, unified platform.

“Over the last six years, our world-class business process and workflow automation platform has enabled thousands of companies’ productivity processes across the globe,” said Kissflow’s CEO, Suresh Sambandam.

“We’ve now embarked on a greater mission of providing an intuitive product that unifies the entire spectrum of work. Our new no-code platform is built on the consumer scale capabilities coupled with enterprise-level security of Google Kubernetes Engine, which is flexible enough to enable a perfect orchestration between various microservices of Kissflow.”

Kissflow puts the power of high-end process and project software into the hands of any business user. The new end-to-end platform will enable organizations to replace disconnected point solutions through:

  • Collaborating on discussions and conversations using channels for smooth teamwork
  • Coordinating cases, projects and tasks using case management and project management for work efficiency
  • Controlling processes that can be easily automated using process management for predictable outcomes

Also read: Microsoft open sources AI algorithms that powers Bing search engine

The capabilities of Kissflow’s Digital Workplace offering can only be matched by combining functionalities of multiple other work management platforms. By eliminating siloed work automation, this new product makes a significant leap in enterprises’ ability to achieve a unified digital workplace.

The combined market opportunity for collaboration, project management and workflow automation culminating into the new digital workplace opportunity is projected to the tune of $82.64 billion by 2023.

Image source: Kissflow

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