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Druva debuts technology integration with Palo Alto Networks to boost visibility, security for joint users

Data protection company Druva announced on Tuesday a technological integration with the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewall. The integration allows joint customers to use Druva inSync and Phoenix with Palo Alto Networks firewalls to enhance visibility, increase security and shape traffic for inSync and Phoenix in their networks. Through the technology integration, Druva customers can manage inSync and Phoenix traffic by configuring their Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls using Druva-specific […]

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Toshiba begins shipping samples of its 64-layer 3D flash memory

Toshiba Corp. released latest generation of its BiCS FLASH three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a stacked cell structure, a 64-layer device that will be begin sample shipments Tuesday. The device incorporates 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology and achieves a 256-gigabit (32-gigabytes) capacity, an advance that underscores the potential of Toshiba’s proprietary architecture. Toshiba continues to refine BiCS FLASH, and the next milestone on the development roadmap is a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) […]

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Red Hat debuts Ansible Tower 3 with improved capabilities for scaling IT automation across enterprises

Red Hat announced Wednesday general availability of Ansible Tower 3, its enterprise-grade agentless automation platform. Ansible Tower 3 by Red Hat gives teams the power to scale automation across the enterprise including streamlined interface, more notifications, and explicit permissioning. Ansible Tower empowers users to extend their automation solutions to their entire team, so they can build, share and scale automation cross-functionally and consistently as they build out their DevOps capabilities. […]

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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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