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DigitalOcean debuts Block Storage for developers and businesses to build and scale larger applications

Cloud computing platform vendor DigitalOcean released this week Block Storage, its highly available and scalable SSD-based offering that will enable developers to attach extra disk space to DigitalOcean Droplets (cloud servers). DigitalOcean’s Block Storage costs $0.10/GB per month and is based on provisioned capacity only, therefore there is no need for complicated formulas to determine the overall cost for transactions or IOPs limit. With Block Storage, users can scale storage […]

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New release of IP Infusion’s OcNOS provides network operators with ability to boost data centers

IP Infusion announced Friday Release 1.2 of OcNOS, its carrier-grade network operating system for open networking. OcNOS is a full-featured network operating system which includes advanced capabilities, such as extensive switching and routing protocol support, MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) and SDN. Based on the widely-deployed and time-tested ZebOS network platform, OcNOS offers seamless transition from traditional networks to open networks while providing investment protection. OcNOS brings the power of the […]

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Open Source Storage debuts compact Z1C platform to offer flexible storage and consultative services

Open Source Storage announced Wednesday its new, compact Z1C platform and open source storage solution designed to help customers launch or evolve any storage environment flexibly and cost effectively at an SMB price point. Consisting of industry standard commodity x86 hardware integrated with an open-source software stack, the Z1C platform is a Unified Software Defined storage appliance featuring the Zettabyte File System (ZFS) that delivers scalability and reliability with enterprise-level […]

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Nutanix updates alliance program to boost ecosystem for enterprise cloud platform

Nutanix announced this week the second generation of its Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program, delivering new benefits, “Nutanix Ready” technical designs, and marketing and enablement investments to enable further growth of the partner ecosystem supporting Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Since its launch last year at the 2015 .NEXT Conference, the Nutanix Elevate program has grown to include 50 technology alliance partnerships, with over 100 partner solutions to date verified as […]

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Results of LightCyber cyber weapons study reveal tools used by attackers after breaking into a network

LightCyber announced Thursday the results of the Cyber Weapons Report 2016, its study that uncovers top tools attackers use once they penetrate a network and work towards conducting a data breach or other malicious goals. The study found that 99 percent of post-intrusion cyberattack activities did not employ malware, but rather leveraged standard networking, IT administration and other tools that could be used by attackers on a directed or improvisational […]

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Altiscale supports Apache Spark 2.0 to improve performance, expand SQL support, streamline programming APIs

Altiscale announced Tuesday that the company will now offer support for Apache Spark 2.0, the upcoming major Spark release. Spark 2.0 is now available in beta on the Altiscale Data Cloud. The addition of Spark 2.0 to Altiscale’s Spark-as-a-Service offering provides improved performance, expanded SQL support, and streamlined programming APIs. The Altiscale Data Cloud provides enterprise-class security with automatic Kerberos authentication, SOC 2 certification, and compliance with the requirements of […]

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New IBM DB2 v11.1 targets developers with in-memory database in the cloud

IBM Corp. released this week new version of its database software, IBM DB2 v11.1 to help developers bridge on-premise applications to the cloud and enable a hybrid data architecture. DB2 V11.1 is a multi-workload database software that powers the next generation of applications including mobile, advanced analytics, cognitive and highly available transactions. IBM DB2 offers a security-rich environment required for the hybrid world, designed to protect data both in flight […]

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Nutanix boosts relationship with Microsoft to deliver engineered hybrid cloud offering

Nutanix expanded this week its relationship with Microsoft by joining together on a jointly-engineered integrated system designed to provide customers a comprehensive hybrid cloud offering. The new offering brings together the Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard and Nutanix enterprise cloud platform to deliver a Microsoft Azure-consistent environment within an enterprise datacenter. The system is ideal for enterprise applications like Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics, […]

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Symantec redefines cybersecurity with Blue Coat acquisition for $4.65 billion; gets new CEO

Symantec and Blue Coat announced in a Sunday deal that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.651 billion in cash. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of this year. The proposed acquisition will delivers comprehensive enterprise cyber defense across critical threat vectors, and […]

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