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Ultimate achieves certification for cloud security standard ISO 27018

Ultimate Software, vendor of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced Monday that it has completed the certification for ISO 27018. ISO 27018 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that establishes commonly accepted control objectives, controls, and guidelines that cloud service providers must implement to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII). To receive ISO 27018 certification, Ultimate established that customers retain full rights to […]

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New IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk taps benefits, flexibility of open serverless platform

IBM announced Wednesday that companies across a range of industries, including banks are designing and testing new apps with Bluemix OpenWhisk, IBM’s event-driven and open serverless computing platform. The blue giant is also releasing new OpenWhisk features designed to help developers rapidly debug code, more tightly integrate with third party tools, and adopt a broader range of programming languages. IBM is expanding and tightening integrations with the growing ecosystem surrounding […]

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Quantum enhances StorNext Data Management benefits with public cloud, object storage

Quantum Corp. announced Tuesday new enhancements to its StorNext scale-out file system that take unstructured data management to higher levels of efficiency and flexibility. These enhancements in StorNext release 5.4 include the ability to integrate existing public cloud storage accounts and third-party object storage, starting with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, NetApp StorageGRID, IBM Cleversafe and Scality RING, as tiers in a StorNext-unified namespace. It also features […]

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Stratoscale adds capabilities to allow enterprises to fast forward cloud adoption with on-premise AWS region

Cloud infrastructure company Stratoscale announced Monday availability of Stratoscale Symphony 3, the latest generation of Stratoscale’s comprehensive cloud infrastructure software. Stratoscale Symphony 3 expands its holistic software-defined infrastructure solution and enables enterprises to transition toward a hybrid and AWS-based strategy, benefiting from the advantages of the public cloud within their data center. Stratoscale Symphony 3 newly introduced cloud services are fueled by the business demand for agility, flexibility, mobility and […]

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Cisco delivers enhanced cloud-scale networking platform to help service providers transfer to data centers

Cisco expanded on Tuesday its cloud-scale networking offerings that help service providers and web companies reap the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), as they transition their central offices to next-gen data centers. Cisco is participating in a variety of working groups in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), leading or helping to advance key vendor-neutral projects including Segment Routing and Streaming Telemetry. The ongoing work with these […]

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SUSE will buy OpenStack IaaS, Cloud Foundry PaaS talent and technology assets from HPE

SUSE entered Wednesday into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to acquire technology and talent that will expand SUSE’s OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution and accelerate SUSE’s entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market. The acquired OpenStack assets will be integrated into SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and the acquired Cloud Foundry and PaaS assets will enable SUSE to bring to market a certified, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS solution […]

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HP Enterprise boosts all-flash data center transformation for a fraction of the cost of public cloud platforms

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Monday a new initiative to address demand for flexible storage consumption models, accelerate all-flash data center adoption, assure the right level of resiliency, and help customers transform to a hybrid IT infrastructure. Over the past several years, the industry has seen flash storage rapidly evolve from niche application performance accelerator to the default media for critical workloads. During this time, HPE’s 3PAR StoreServ Storage platform has […]

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SwiftStack unveils new Cloud Sync capability to ease hybrid cloud adoption

SwiftStack announced Monday availability of its Cloud Sync capability that helps companies easily and securely adopt a hybrid cloud strategy in an effort to get the most out of their stored data. Based on defined policies managed privately, data is automatically delivered to where it can best be utilized, within private data centers or in the cloud. Unlike most cloud gateways, built-in SwiftStack Cloud Sync works to replicate native objects […]

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IBM triples cloud data center capacity in the UK; to meet demand for digital transformation, cognitive intelligence

IBM announced Monday that it is adding four new cloud data centers infused with cognitive intelligence in the UK, to keep pace with growing client demand. The investment in the new facilities underscores IBM’s long-standing commitment to providing offerings to the UK market and triples its cloud center capacity in the UK. Cloud adoption rates increased to 84 percent in the UK over the course of the last five years, according […]

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