Amazon announces Sumerian, its new AR, VR and 3D tool

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The AWS Partner Network (APN), the Seattle-based company's global partner program for its cloud services arm, today consists of consulting partners including VARs, MSPs and systems integrators.

Terry has an interesting take on the company's push for a second headquarters, musing that it could indicate future plans for AWS, including the speculation by investors about a spin-off of the unit. If a partner solution works on-premises in a VMware vSphere® environment, it will also work in VMware Cloud on AWS. Scenes created with the software are hosted on the AWS cloud and served so that users can access the content from anywhere.

The news follows less than a week after Fortinet announced the addition of 11 technology providers to its Fabric-Ready Partner Program, including ADVA Optical Networking, Bradford Networks, Cyber Observer, CSPi, FireMon, ForeScout Technologies, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Azure, Ribbon Communications (formerly Sonus Networks) and SentinelOne.

"Cloud security at AWS is always a priority".

Today, AWS is announcing the following 15 new AWS Premier Consulting Partners: eCloudvalley, Deloitte, Flux7, ITOCHU, Silver Lining, Relus Cloud, HCL, Sturdy Networks, Stelligent, Contino, Datacom, VirtUSA, Linke, Cloud Kinetics, and Powerupcloud. The new release also includes enhancements to enable production-class workloads at scale. Avi Vantage delivers one-click load balancer provisioning, simplified troubleshooting, consistent multi-cloud architecture, and cost savings of more than 50 percent to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. "The solution is helping enterprises accelerate cloud adoption and become more agile". Or if a customer is using all availability zones in an AWS region, they can use this service for protection from availability zone failures.

Object Library: a library of pre-built objects and templates.

By running third-party software on their own private images, customers can better comply with their organisations' specific IT policies and internal security requirements, while still taking advantage of all the conveniences of AWS Marketplace, including consolidated AWS billing, AWS Marketplace pricing and licensing models, and rapid, automated deployment. This is now available in preview mode.

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