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IBM, Google and Lyft set to give microservices a ride on the Istio Service Mesh

IBM and Google launch Wednesday Istio, an open technology that provides a way for developers to seamlessly connect, manage and secure networks of different microservices—regardless of platform, source or vendor. Istio, the Greek word for ‘sail,’ is the result of a joint collaboration between IBM, Google and Lyft as a means to support traffic flow management, access policy enforcement and the telemetry data aggregation between microservices. It integrates these features without […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise updates flash portfolio with new products and data protection solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced Wednesday a comprehensive flash portfolio update with new products and data protection solutions designed to help customers continue their journey to an all- flash data center. The new offerings include more powerful midrange HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450 all-flash array; availability of Nimble Storage primary and new secondary flash arrays; affordable fifth generation HPE MSA Storage; and high-speed, cloud-connected StoreOnce data protection. The adoption of flash […]

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Kodiak Data debuts MemCloud to adopt improved big data infrastructure capabilities

Kodiak Data introduced on Monday MemCloud, its memory-speed cloud infrastructure solution for big data scientists and software developers, providing big data analytic clusters at up to one-fifth the cost and five times the performance of typical cloud hosting services. MemCloud is built on Kodiak Data’s Virtual Cluster Infrastructure (VCI) platform, capable of in-software provisioning of compute, networking, storage and data at the cluster level within minutes. MemCloud is available as […]

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IBM builds on its universal quantum computing processors; helps developers, researchers execute experiments on the cloud

IBM announced Wednesday that it has built and tested a universal quantum computing processor, which would be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will be the core for the first IBM Q early-access commercial systems. Future applications of quantum computing may include business […]

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New IBM Cloud Video now allows enhanced viewer navigation of content

IBM added last week new features to the chaptering capabilities of its IBM Cloud Video enterprise solution that are designed to make it easier for viewers to find specific content in video that interests them. These new chaptering features are particularly useful as companies record longer events, such as employee town halls, conference presentations, webinars and product launches. Viewers can use the new chaptering features to skim longer videos and […]

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RedLock Cloud 360 platform delivers comprehensive cloud infrastructure security with holistic visibility

RedLock debuted Tuesday a cloud infrastructure security offering designed to overcome challenges faced by every modern enterprise. The RedLock Cloud 360 platform features technology that enables organizations to accelerate digital business by managing security and compliance risks across their entire public cloud infrastructure, but without impeding DevOps (i.e. collaboration between software developers and IT operations to automate software delivery). With RedLock Cloud 360, security teams gain a single view of existing and potential risks […]

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Virtustream debuts Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, announced Monday Virtustream Enterprise Cloud Connector for VMware vRealize Automation. With the integration, customers using VMware infrastructure can extend mission-critical applications and workloads to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud. Virtustream, a premier partner in the VMware vCloud Air Network, offers on- and off-premises managed services for both Virtustream Enterprise Cloud and VMware infrastructure, including the planning, migration and management of the environment. […]

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Amazon QuickSight now supports Amazon EMR with new Presto and Apache Spark Connectors

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced last week that it has added two new connectors for Presto and Apache Spark. Presto is an open source distributed SQL query engine for running interactive analytic queries against datasets ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. Like Presto, Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed processing system commonly used for big data workloads. Amazon QuickSight customers can now connect to Presto and Spark (with LDAP authentication enabled) […]

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QCT launches new offerings based on forthcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable line

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced plans on Thursday to offer later this year a series of servers equipped with the upcoming Intel Xeon processor Scalable family. QCT will be previewing these preliminary systems at Computex starting May 30, at ISC 2017 on June 19, and via sample solutions by request immediately. The Intel Xeon processor Scalable family will deliver increased performance and scalability compared with previous-generation Intel processor families. With […]

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