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IBM begins four cloud data centers in U.S. to support growing demand for cognitive capabilities

IBM announced Wednesday opening of four new IBM Cloud data centers in the United States to support growing enterprise demand for cloud infrastructure that can provide access to services like IoT, blockchain, quantum computing and cognitive. The opening of two new facilities in Dallas, Texas, and two new facilities in Washington, D.C., is a key part of IBM’s investment to expand its global cloud footprint in 2017. The new U.S. facilities can help enable companies to […]

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Quali CloudShell 8.0 delivers support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack cloud platforms

Quali, a provider of cloud sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, announced Monday general availability of CloudShell 8.0 with second-generation shells which are easier to build and maintain, along with new support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack based cloud platforms. Microsoft Azure is continuing to gain traction as a public cloud platform with a rich developer ecosystem. With the upcoming general availability of Microsoft Azure Stack, it is increasingly […]

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IBM debuts cognitive-powered cloud solution for marketing professionals

IBM announced late Sunday its Watson Marketing Insights with cognitive capabilities that can study the behavior of customers and reason how they might impact the success of the business. Available on the cloud, this insight enables marketers to launch targeted campaigns designed to cultivate customer advocates and enable long-term business success. With Watson Marketing Insights, marketers can predict a customer’s potential response to a new campaign, based on their previous behavior. […]

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Rubrik integrates with Pure Storage on hybrid cloud functionality, simplicity, performance across environments

Rubrik announced on Friday that its data protection solution for Pure Storage FlashBlade, along with new integration between Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Products and Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M. With this new collaboration, customers can achieve simplicity, performance and integrated data management across hybrid cloud environments. Rubrik Cloud Data Management integration across Pure Storage’s FlashArray//M and FlashBlade, delivers high performance backups without compromising application consistency, granularity, or cloud mobility. Users using Rubrik and Pure […]

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Oracle acquires Moat to create a comprehensive cloud platform for marketing data and analytics

Oracle announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire digital measurement cloud company Moat. The combination of Oracle and Moat will connect data to consumer attention for better media experiences and business outcomes. With the Moat acquisition, Oracle Data Cloud now offers brands and publishers a full suite of targeting and measurement solutions to improve the outcome of virtually every type of digital advertising campaign. Moat will […]

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VeloCloud unveils SD-WAN security ecosystem to protect SD-WAN users’ branch, data center, cloud networks

VeloCloud Networks, a cloud-delivered SD-WAN company, introduced Tuesday the SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program, along with inaugural partnerships with security enterprises, including IBM Security, Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet and Zscaler. VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers and enterprise applications. Global Service Providers are able to increase revenue, deliver […]

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IBM will adopt NVIDIA GPU accelerator on the cloud to boost AI workloads

IBM announced this week that it is the initial global cloud provider to make the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerator available on the cloud. By combining NVIDIA’s acceleration technology with IBM’s Cloud platform, businesses can expect to run compute-heavy workloads, such as artificial intelligence, deep learning and high performance data analytics. As a cloud provider that enables the use of the Tesla P100 GPU accelerator on the cloud, IBM will make […]

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Stromasys launches cross-platform server emulation offering for Oracle Cloud

Stromasys announced Wednesday Charon as the first solution to migrate SPARC, Alpha, VAX, and HP 3000 critical applications to the Oracle Cloud Platform. Charon on Oracle Cloud is a cross-platform server emulation solution for Oracle Cloud. With this solution, businesses can migrate SPARC, VAX, Alpha, and HP 3000 critical applications to the Oracle Cloud, taking advantage of the same reliable Charon technology for which Stromasys is renowned–as well as the […]

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Oracle debuts cloud converged storage to give enterprises bridge on-premises and cloud storage

Oracle unveiled Wednesday its first Cloud Converged Storage, representing the first time a public cloud provider at scale has integrated its cloud services with its on-premises, high performance NAS storage systems. Oracle ZFS Cloud software, included in the latest Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance release. This enables organizations to seamlessly move data and/or applications to the cloud to optimize value and savings, while eliminating the need for external cloud gateways and […]

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