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HPE improves position in hyperconverged sector with SimpliVity acquisition for $650 million in cash

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) entered on Tuesday into a definitive agreement to acquire SimpliVity, vendor of software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure, for US$650 million in cash.  The hyperconverged market was estimated to be approximately $2.4 billion in 2016, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent, to nearly $6 billion, by 2020. HPE and SimpliVity believe that by combining their complementary product portfolios and leveraging HPE’s […]

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Global cloud IT infrastructure sector grows 8.1% to $8.4 billion in third quarter of 2016, IDC reveals

Research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker revealed Thursday that vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 8.1 percent year over year to $8.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016. Ethernet switch continues to be the growth leader, as the market awaits new hyperscale datacenter builds to spur additional […]

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Huawei joins with AlgoSec to offer integrated security policy management to drive network agility

Huawei announced Monday a partnership with business-driven security policy management company AlgoSec. Through this partnership, Huawei security integrates its full range of firewall-related solutions with AlgoSec’s security policy management solution to enable joint customers to streamline and automate security management operations, enhance visibility and improve security, compliance and business agility. Through this integration, AlgoSec displays Huawei firewalls, including subnets and zones on its interactive network topology map, providing end-to-end visibility […]

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CES 2017: Quanergy S3 solid state LiDAR system to begin full scale manufacturing in 2017

Quanergy Systems announced Tuesday that it will begin production and delivery of its S3 LiDAR system for numerous markets this year. The S3 is an automotive-grade solid state LiDAR system, and advanced capabilities in terms of cost, capability, and reliability. The manufacturing and commercial availability of S3 marks a critical step in accelerating innovation in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. 80 percent of transportation accidents […]

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Amazon Elastic File System now available with on-premises access through direct connect

Amazon Web Services announced Tuesday that it is making Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) more useful with the introduction of simple and reliable on-premises access via AWS Direct Connect. This will be useful for migration, cloudbursting, and backup. To use this feature for migration, users must attach an EFS file system to the on-premises servers, copy data to it, and then process it in the cloud as desired, leaving […]

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Puppet launches Puppet Enterprise 2016.5 to deliver high availability to enterprise DevOps

Puppet announced Tuesday the availability of Puppet Enterprise 2016.5 to give users a simple, out-of-the-box, automated failover workflow. As Puppet Enterprise can automatically detect when a problem affects the Puppet master, no manual intervention is required for disaster recovery or failover processes. With Puppet Enterprise 2016.5, when a failure is detected on the Puppet master, whether due to a network outage, hardware failure or other problem, Puppet Enterprise will automatically […]

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Kaspersky reveals that small businesses underestimate cyberthreats from irresponsible employee actions

The 2016 Kaspersky Lab Corporate IT Security Risks survey, found that only 36 percent of small businesses (up to 50 employees) worldwide worry about their staff’s carelessness leading to a cyberattack, while more than half of medium-sized businesses (53 percent) and large enterprises (51 percent) consider it a concern. This global study of more than 4,000 businesses from 25 countries asked businesses about their perceptions of the main security threats […]

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IDC data reveals slight decline in global enterprise storage market for the third quarter

Global enterprise storage systems factory revenue declined 3.2 percent year over year and reached US$8.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 33.2 percent year over year to 44.3 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue growth increased within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters. This […]

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Quick Heal data shows an increase in Android platform vulnerabilities, mobile banking Trojans

Quick Heal Technologies announced Wednesday results of its third quarter Threat Report that show a startling increase in vulnerabilities on the Android platform and a 33 percent rise in mobile ransomware. The report also found a slight decrease in potentially unwanted applications (PUA) and adware, dropping by three percent and 12 percent respectively. Quick Heal Labs studies and identifies emerging threats on a 24/7/365 basis and publishes quarterly research reports […]

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