Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 55 - Page 8

NEWS
Macquarie Telecom Group joins the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative in Australia

Macquarie Telecom Group has become a member of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative , a reflection of the company ’ s decade-long commitment to sovereign IT capability .

The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers identify and engage with trusted national or regional cloud service providers to meet their unique sovereign cloud requirements .
Macquarie ’ s designation as a VMware Sovereign Cloud Provider follows the company ’ s own rigourous assessment of its data centres and cloud services in accordance with the VMware Sovereign Cloud framework .
Aidan Tudehope , Managing Director , Macquarie Telecom Group , said the certification from VMware is important validation of the sovereign message his company has been championing for more than a decade .
“ Becoming a VMware Sovereign Cloud Provider is further validation of Macquarie ’ s long-term position on the importance of sovereign capability at a time when national resilience is more important than ever in Australia ,” he said .
“ We ’ re very pleased Macquarie Telecom has joined the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative ,” said Mike Reddie , Senior Director of
Cloud for VMware A / NZ . “ The added value of data sovereignty , jurisdictional control , and data security and compliance means that Macquarie Telecom customers are preparing for changing regulations , increased security threats and geopolitical uncertainty – all of which are growing challenges .”
Aidan Tudehope , Managing Director , Macquarie Telecom Group
Spot by NetApp announces continuous cloud security to surface organisations ’ most critical vulnerabilities

NetApp , a global , cloud-led , data-centric software company , has announced the general availability of Spot Security .

Built for the cloud , Spot Security delivers a solution for continuous assessment and analysis of cloud security posture . Spot
Security enables DevOps and SecOps teams to easily collaborate to identify misconfigurations , reduce their potential attack surface and ensure compliance .
Spot Security ’ s agentless technology analyses cloud resource relationships to provide clear visibility and prioritised actions , automatically determining the prospective exposure of each cloud resource and surfacing critical security threats based on their potential impact to the organisation . These automated actions mitigate alert fatigue and keep cloud infrastructure secure and operations teams efficient .
“ DevOps engineers are constantly asked to deliver solutions to a wide range of challenges that can impact the efficiency and operations of their business ,” said Azzedine Benameur , Head , Spot Security for Spot by NetApp . “ Spot Security provides DevOps and SecOps a solution that meets the critical requirement to ensure the security of their dynamic cloud environment , further innovating the Spot by NetApp CloudOps suite of solutions that automate and optimise operations in the cloud .”
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