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News Roundup 07-24-19: Canonical, ReactorWorks, NAKIVO, More

Here's a quick snapshot of what's been happening in the cloud space over the past month.

BT, one of Europe's biggest telecom providers, announced it has selected Canonical's Charmed OpenStack on Ubuntu as a central component of its next-generation 5G Core.

Atlanta-based technology startup ReactorWorks launched the GA of Matter, a cloud-automation and management platform for seamless enterprise deployments. The company says the solution is "built by cloud architects for cloud architects" and claims it's the first platform to simplify and secure "complex cloud migrations by providing best-of-breed automation for planning, provisioning and compliance."

NAKIVO released Backup & Replication v9.0, which adds Windows Server backup capabilities, along with support for Hyper-V 2019 and other new features. The company says it combined efforts with NEC to "create enterprise-grade data protection for VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, AWS EC2, and Windows Servers." You can download the new version now.

VMware Inc. released Horizon 7.9 and CART 5.1 on June 25. Along with minor enhancements, two major features were included: virtual machine (VM)-hosted applications and longer-lived instant clones.

Poland-based data protection system provider Storware announced the general availability of vProtect 3.8 Update 1, which the company describes as "Modernized Data Protection for Open Virtual Machines, Containers & Cloud." Code-named "Nebula," the update includes "Amazon EC2 backup support with snapshot-management and file-level restore capabilities and Google Cloud Storage as a new backup destination." You can see all the feature updates and added functionality here.

Software-defined storage provider StoreONE announced record speeds using Seagate SSD drives and StorONE's TRU S1 solution. The company says "the StorONE Unified Virtual Appliance configuration with Seagate drives eliminates the storage performance problems caused by server virtualization."

At its partner conference Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft announced that it had entered into "an extensive, multiyear alliance" with AT&T, "where the two companies will apply technologies, including cloud, AI, and 5G, to improve how people live and work today and in the future."

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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