Healthcare organizations depend on data-driven decisions. To enable better decisions and better health outcomes, healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. There, the latest advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics can be more easily tested and implemented. For a healthcare organization, security and protection of data is a primary value, but solutions can be attacked from a variety of vectors such as malware, ransomware, and other exploits. The attack surface of an organization could be complex, email and web browsers are immediate targets of sophisticated hackers. One Microsoft Azure partner is devoted to protecting healthcare organizations despite the complexity of the attack surface. XentIT (ex-ent-it) leverages two other security services with deep capabilities and adds its own expertise to create a dashboard-driven security solution that lets healthcare organizations better monitor and protect all assets.
Problem: Slow information velocity
Anyone in a critical health condition wants their medical professionals to be up to date. Speed matters, and making a medical decision requires all sources of information to be available as soon as possible. The inability to quickly access and process patient data due to outdated infrastructure may result in a life or death situation.
Solution: Agents and virtual patching
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From December 1 to December 15, 2018, 60 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:
ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager (ESM): Using thousands of device and application connectors, ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager by Micro Focus collects, correlates, and reports on security event data, providing a central point for analysis of business operations.
Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform Bundle – PAYG: Quickly build use case-driven solutions for multi-cloud encrypted peering, inter-region encrypted peering, next-generation global transit networks, and more.
Aviatrix Secure Networking Platform SSLVPN – PAYG: Quickly build use case-driven solutions for SSL VPNs with multi-factor authentication and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for user access to the cloud.
FatPipe SD-WAN for Azure: FatPipe for Azure allows you to connect your Azure virtual private cloud to your FatPipe SD-WAN overlay and run any of your licensed FatPipe features inside Azure.
GigaSECURE Cloud 5.5,00: GigaSECURE Cloud delivers intelligent network traffic visibility for workloads running in Azure and enables increased security,
Each year at CES, we see dozens of new product innovations that bring additional convenience, entertainment, efficiency – or completely new experiences to our daily lives. By bringing the power of the cloud to connected devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) have played an ever-expanding role in driving the connected product business opportunity. Today, smart thermostats, speakers, TVs, appliances, cars, and more are no longer serving an “early adopter” market – they are entering the mainstream – as people look for technology to help enrich how they plan and experience their daily lives.
Our Azure IoT and AI strategy enables customers to build these new products and solutions using the power of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge, at scale. The Azure IoT platform helps customers build consistent AI-based applications and experiences from the cloud to the edge, that are adaptive and responsive to physical environments – from smart cities and spaces to connected products in homes and on the manufacturing floor. Our Azure AI services combine the latest advances in technologies like machine learning and deep learning, with our comprehensive data, Azure cloud and productivity platform, and a trusted, enterprise grade approach.
We are continuing
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From November 17 to November 30, 2018, 80 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:
CloudflareAzure: Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, Software-as-a-Service solutions, and more. Our offering will allow you to leverage the benefits provided by Cloudflare services without the need to reconfigure components of your Azure setup.
CrystalBall: Machinesense’s industrial IoT app for data monitoring and analytics offers onboarding and fleet management of sensors and machines, along with machine health data visualization, energy management, and a maintenance, operations, and repairs log.
HPE StoreOnce VSA 3.18.7: The HPE StoreOnce virtual appliance enables you to reduce backup data storage costs with high-performance data deduplication.
InterSystems IRIS Data Platform: IRIS by InterSystems is a complete data platform that gives developers the freedom to choose the language and data model best suited for rapidly developing their applications.
JAMS V7 (BYOL) – Server 2016: JAMS is an enterprise batch-scheduling and workload automation solution. Automate jobs on
For over three years, we have helped customers find devices that work with Azure IoT technology through the Azure Certified for IoT program and the Azure IoT device catalog. In that time, our ecosystem has grown to one of the largest in the industry with more than 1,000 devices and starter kits from over 250 partners.
Today, we are taking steps to further to grow our device partner ecosystem with the release of Azure IoT certification service (AICS), a new web-based test automation workflow, which is now generally available. AICS will significantly reduce the operational processes and engineering costs for hardware manufacturers to get their devices certified for Azure Certified for IoT program and be showcased on the Azure IoT device catalog.
Over the past year, we’ve made significant improvements to the program such as improving the discovery of certified devices in the Azure Certified for IoT device catalog and expanding the program to support Azure IoT Edge devices. The goal of our certification program is simple – to showcase the right set of IoT devices for our customers’ industry specific vertical solutions and simplify IoT device development.
AICS is designed and engineered to help achieve these goals, delivering on
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From November 1 to November 16, 2018, 61 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:
CIS Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS Benchmark L1: This image of Ubuntu Linux 18.04 is preconfigured by CIS to the recommendations in the associated CIS Benchmark. CIS Benchmarks are vendor-agnostic, consensus-based security configuration guides.
Couchbase Enterprise: Modernize your technology environment with Couchbase’s full-featured engagement database. It’s adaptive, responsive, scalable, intelligent, highly available, and easy to manage.
CyberPosture Intelligence 1-Month – Trial: Cavirin CyberPosture Intelligence combines automated discovery, monitoring, infrastructure risk scoring, and auto-remediation to help organizations of all sizes leverage the cost savings and agility of the cloud.
CyberPosture Intelligence Annual BYOL: Cavirin CyberPosture Intelligence combines automated discovery, monitoring, infrastructure risk scoring, and auto-remediation to help organizations of all sizes leverage the cost savings and agility of the cloud.
FlashGrid SkyCluster for Oracle RAC: FlashGrid SkyCluster is an engineered cloud system for database high availability. SkyCluster comes as a fully integrated Infrastructure-as-Code
Pharmaceutical companies need to meet demanding sales goals, manage intricate regulatory compliance, and maintain a competitive hold on the market. However, current sales force automation (SFA) solutions for the life sciences industry are focused primarily on sales reps, which leaves a large capability gap for sales operations departments and inhibits their ability to support the sales process.
Prescriber360 is a Microsoft Gold Partner with a comprehensive Pharma SalesOps solution designed specifically for the life sciences industry that can reduce, and even close, the capability gap.
Problem: Data spread out and unavailable
Pharma and biotech industries rely heavily on both internal and external data sources. However, most sales operations processes are currently performed manually in spreadsheets and without a centralized system of record. This makes it incredibly difficult to access and leverage that data.
The following problems often result:
Sales teams built around multiple therapeutic areas and prescriber specialties present a complex targeted environment requiring powerful systems and processes. Quarterly alignment processes require touching an entire customer universe, and it takes a lot of effort to update an SFA system with new information, maintain a history of changes to support incentive compensation (IC), and preview the impact of alignments on
Over the past few years, SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud), our open switch OS, has been in the fast lane. A diverse group of community partners have actively engaged with us to contribute and support the evolvement of the software.
SONiC is considered a live organism, always evolving. Microsoft and the community is developing, refining, and making SONiC freely available to anyone running global scale or cloud-type networks or just have a healthy interest in advanced networking.
Being in control of the network fabric and particularly having a hardware agnostic approach across larger heterogenous networks is critical. SONiC was created to provide those foundational attributes we ourselves needed when we set out to build our global network which powers both Azure and our other cloud services.
Recently, SONiC has received several enhancements and updates, along with additions to the ecosystem contributing to SONiC’s success.
Let’s take a look at what is new.
Global support now available
We are excited to see SONiC and its sibling SAI (Switch Abstraction Interface) being adopted by many global network innovators. Recently, both Dell EMC and Mellanox announced that SONiC will feature as switch OS options for customers using their respective hardware
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From October 16 to October 31, 2018, 49 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:
Astadia UI Automation Test Engineering Environment: Astadia’s UI Automation TEE integrates all the tools you need to deliver a proven automated testing platform for your browser-based applications. Grow your team from one to hundreds and eliminate testing bottlenecks.
NEC EXPRESSCLUSTER X HA/DR Software: This integrated solution for business continuity and disaster recovery with high availability protects your IT system.
Neo4j Enterprise VM: The Neo4j graph platform helps organizations make sense of their data by revealing how people, processes, and digital systems are interrelated.
nio IoT Platform: This is a running instance of the nio distributed IoT development platform with an embedded Pubkeeper server.
Office 365 Backup: CloudAlly’s cloud-to-cloud backup solution for the complete Microsoft cloud suite provides a simple, automated, and secure backup of your critical Microsoft business data.
Panzura Freedom CloudFS 22.214.171.12449: Panzura Freedom Filer
Edge computing is one of the greatest trends that is not only transforming the cloud market, but creating new opportunities for business and society. At its core, edge computing is about harnessing compute on a device, closest to where insights need to be realized – on a connected car, a piece of machinery, or a remote oil field, for example – so these insights come without delay and with a high-degree of accuracy. This is known as the “intelligent edge” because these devices are constantly learning, often aided by AI and Machine Learning algorithms powered by the intelligent cloud. At Microsoft we see amazing new applications of the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud every day – and yet this opportunity is so expansive – the surface has barely been scratched.
To further advance inquiry and discovery at the edge, today we are announcing Microsoft is donating cloud hardware and services to Carnegie Mellon University’s Living Edge Laboratory. Carnegie Mellon University is recognized as one of the leading global research institutions. Earlier this year, the university announced a $27.5 million semiconductor research initiative to connect edge devices to the cloud. Today’s announcement builds on existing commitments to discovery in the field