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New F5 software pushes application security, management, orchestration to boost hybrid cloud support

F5 Networks launched Tuesday software-based solutions that enable customers to seamlessly integrate availability and security services, simplify device management, and better orchestrate IT infrastructure. To lower costs and boost efficiency, organizations are evolving toward more dynamic infrastructure models that combine physical, virtual, and cloud components. Supporting this transition, F5’s versatile solutions give customers the ability to take advantage of the benefits provided by traditional data center, cloud and hybrid architectures. […]

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New Dell SharePlex release boosts adoption of modern, analytic database platforms

Dell Software released Tuesday its SharePlex database replication and near real-time data integration solution. Continuing its evolution beyond traditional Oracle-to-Oracle replication capabilities, the latest release of Dell SharePlex enables users to replicate Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata or EnterpriseDB Postgres. In keeping with the focus of Dell’s line of systems and information management solutions, the new release of Dell SharePlex empowers organizations to spend less time worrying about […]

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Sungard Availability Services delivers disaster recovery to enterprises with cloud-based recovery for SAP HANA

Sungard Availability Services debuted Monday cloud-based recovery for SAP HANA to allow more businesses to reap the benefits of cloud-based disaster recovery (DR). Enterprises will now be able to using on-premise SAP HANA environments leverage Sungard AS virtualized SAP HANA servers as part of a comprehensive cloud-based DR strategy. This solution provides replication and recovery of SAP HANA production environments deployed on x86 SAP HANA servers with Tailored Datacenter Integration […]

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Oracle sets eyes on Utilities segment; acquires Opower to become significant cloud provider in $2.3 trillion market

Oracle announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Opower, vendor of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities, for US$10.30 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $532 million, net of Opower’s cash. The Board of Directors of Opower has unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close this year, subject to Opower’s stockholders tendering a majority of […]

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SwiftStack Object Storage v4.0 software simplifies enterprise private cloud delivery

Object storage vendor SwiftStack launched this week SwiftStack version 4.0, the latest of its object storage software with new customer-driven capabilities that deliver scale and metadata search as well as plans for file native access and cloud synchronization. These new features are designed to further simplify and accelerate customer journeys from traditional file systems to more flexible, scalable cloud infrastructures. SwiftStack 4.0 offers integrated load balancing that reduces the need […]

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Nexenta improves NexentaEdge to provide scale-out block, object storage for OpenStack, Docker clouds

Nexenta improved on Monday its block and object storage platform, NexentaEdge to provide clients seamless integration with OpenStack and Docker environments. NexentaEdge is a software-only, scale-out, multi-service storage solution to deliver cluster-wide inline deduplication and compression, offering high-performance, simplified management of petabyte-scale repositories. Now, with the latest updates, the block and object software-defined platform includes additional performance optimizations for all-flash and hybrid configurations, integrates with the OpenStack ecosystem to simplify […]

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Suse Manager 3 pushes efficiency, cuts complexity in modern IT infrastructure

Suse announced Thursday Suse Manager 3 to help customers reduce the complexities of managing their IT infrastructures, a key advantage as customers look to cut costs and increase the responsiveness required to adopt DevOps and hybrid cloud solutions. With 77 percent of enterprises adopting private clouds to increase agility and innovation, the corresponding rise in IT complexity requires the enhanced management, automation and monitoring of Suse Manager. Suse Manager 3 […]

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IBM Cloud Video adds new clients, product innovations to improve video management and distribution

IBM added new players to its newly created Cloud Video unit, by adding Comic-Con HQ, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, AOL and Broadway Video to the company’s Cloud Video unit to enhance their video management and distribution. The blue giant also announced at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas new innovations spanning production and distribution to meet increasing demands for robust and flexible video services. Created in January this year, IBM […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise takes managed hybrid solutions to SMB segment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) debuted Wednesday its compute platform for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), educational institutions and branch offices that is managed and updated through the cloud — the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid solution. This subscription-based solution provides customers with an on-premise server that delivers security, performance and control with the flexibility of the cloud. The HPE ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid solution is part of HPE’s […]

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