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Broadcom intends to acquire Qualcomm for around $130 billion to create a portfolio of technologies and products

Broadcom Limited announced on Monday a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Qualcomm Inc. for per share consideration of $70.00 in cash and stock. The Broadcom proposal stands whether Qualcomm’s pending acquisition of NXP is consummated on the currently disclosed terms of $110 per share or the NXP transaction is terminated. Qualcomm’s cellular business is highly complementary to Broadcom’s portfolio, and the combination will create a strong, […]

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IBM enhances Watson Data Platform to provide basis for data sharing across public and private clouds

IBM announced on Thursday new offerings to its Watson Data Platform, including data cataloging and data refining, which is designed to make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and prepare enterprise data for AI applications, regardless of its structure or where it resides. By improving data visibility and helping to better enforce data security policies, users can now connect and share data across public and private cloud […]

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RSA improves business-driven security line to meet GDPR, risk, compliance challenges

RSA unveiled this week new products to help address many of the challenges related to compliance with data protection regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). New RSA Archer offerings around Data Governance and Privacy Program Management can be paired with RSA NetWitness to help speed breach response, and RSA SecurID to deliver identity and data access assurance to further continuous compliance capabilities. RSA offers a combination […]

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LTO Program outlines generation 8 specifications; extends technology roadmap to 12th generation

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum, announced on Tuesday specifications of the latest LTO Ultrium format, generation 8, which is now available for licensing by media manufacturers. The LTO Program also released a new LTO technology roadmap, detailing specifications up to twelve (12) generations of tape technology, extending the total capacity of data held on one LTO Ultrium generation 12 tape cartridge to […]

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CyberArk blends with Puppet to improve visibility, flexibility, security across DevOps workflows

CyberArk announced this week its partnership with Puppet as an Advanced Technology Partner. Together, CyberArk and Puppet are working together to create supported modules that provide automated, enterprise-grade protection of secrets and are seamlessly integrated with Puppet’s configuration automation, enabling secure, high-velocity DevOps workflows. CyberArk integrates with Puppet to automate DevOps secrets protection and improve visibility and security across DevOps workflow. In dynamic DevOps environments, tools, scripts and applications/services are […]

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AWS Database Migration Service adds Amazon S3, Azure SQL database as sources

AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) added this week Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Azure SQL Database as migration sources. Amazon S3 is object storage with a simple web interface to store and retrieve any amount of data. Now that S3 is supported as both a source and a target, to move data between S3 buckets and any database supported by DMS. Building on its existing support for SQL Server […]

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New Turbonomic 6.0 delivers storage, database services optimization for Microsoft Azure, AWS public clouds

Turbonomic announced on Wednesday significant public cloud enhancements to its self-managing hybrid cloud management platform with the delivery of Turbonomic 6.0. The platform’s new storage and database services optimization for Microsoft Azure and AWS public cloud extend the platform’s capabilities in the public cloud beyond compute. By delivering new dynamic optimization and allocation of storage and relational database services, Turbonomic 6.0 expands an organizations ability to automatically make the right […]

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Infortrend adds 4 and 8-bay storage systems its EonStor GSe Pro line for entry level users

Infortrend Technology launched their new EonStor GSe Pro 1000 series with a small 4 or 8-bay rackmount design. Even with such a small space, it fully supports data storage, file sharing, cloud integration, and all RAID functions to easily run local SAN/NAS applications. SMBs and SMEs that want entry level storage systems now have a complete product line to choose from.   The new EonStor GSe Pro 1000 series provides […]

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Fortanix debuts commercially available runtime encryption using Intel SGX to protect sensitive data during runtime

Fortanix Inc. announced Thursday its initial commercially available Runtime Encryption solution using Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) to best protect private data even during runtime. Now organizations can leverage a Runtime Encryption environment where they can run their most sensitive applications with complete and deterministic privacy, as data remains encrypted and completely protected from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government subpoena, and network hackers. In conjunction with this first Intel […]

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