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Cisco set to acquire AI company MindMeld; to power conversational interfaces for Cisco’s collaboration suite

Cisco announced Thursday its intent to acquire privately held artificial intelligence (AI) company MindMeld to pioneer the development of a unique AI platform that enables customers to build intelligent and human-like conversational interfaces for any application or device. Through its proprietary machine learning (ML) technology, MindMeld delivers incredible accuracy to help users interact with voice and chat assistants in a more natural way. Cisco is unlocking capabilities through AI that […]

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 enhances support and upgrades; expands networking functionality; extends management capabilities

Open source company Red Hat announced Monday Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11, the latest version of Red Hat’s massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Based on the OpenStack Ocata release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 delivers enhanced support for upgrades with composable roles, new networking capabilities, and improved integration with Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management. Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 will be available in the coming weeks through the […]

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Infortrend adds 2U 25-bay high density speed to its EonStor GS flash array storage line

Infortrend Technology launched late Monday its new all-flash storage available in a new 2U 25-bay form factor in its EonStor GS family. The high density storage delivers lightning all-flash performance at more than 740K IOPS for random reads and less than 0.5 millisecond response time, in addition to providing extreme efficiency and cloud integration. Infortrend all-flash storage is built to meet the demand for high-speed data transfer with not only […]

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Pivot3 unveils Acuity, its hyperconverged infrastructure with enhanced performance for enterprise datacenters

Hyperconverged infrastructure company Pivot3 released Tuesday Acuity, its initial priority-aware HCI software platform that enables IT to consolidate multiple mixed-application workloads onto a single infrastructure while also delivering improved performance. Pivot3 positions the Acuity-based hyperconverged solutions as being performance architected, priority-aware, and policy-based. Acuity comes with a comprehensive set of data services that help enterprise IT drive efficiency in the data center, including Pivot3’s patented erasure coding which delivers up to 82-percent […]

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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer delivers support for Microsoft Azure SQL Database

SolarWinds, provider of IT management software, announced the availability of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer with support for Microsoft Azure SQL Database in the Azure Marketplace. SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer delivers deep visibility into the performance of top database platforms, including Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and provides advice for optimization and tuning to accelerate database performance. Using agentless architecture and unique Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis, it finds the root cause of complex problems and improves the performance of on-premises, virtualized, cloud, or hybrid IT application […]

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Riverbed to acquire cloud-enabled Wi-Fi networks provider Xirrus, strengthening SD-WAN offering

Riverbed Technology announced Wednesday signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Wi-Fi networks company Xirrus. The acquisition of the privately-held company will expand Riverbed’s SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect with the integration of a robust and proven suite of advanced, high density and cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions. This gives Riverbed customers and partners the power of unified connectivity and policy-based orchestration that spans the entire […]

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DigitalOcean launches free monitoring service for developers to optimize application performance

DigitalOcean released Tuesday a Monitoring service that provides insight into the resource utilization and operational health of every Droplet (cloud server). Developers can collect and visualize metrics in graphs, monitor Droplet performance and receive alerts in one intuitive interface, with no configuration required. The Monitoring service exposes system metrics and provides an overview of Droplets’ health. The metrics are collected at one-minute intervals and the data is retained for a […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise completes spin-off and merger of its enterprise services business with CSC

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced Monday that it has completed the previously announced separation of its Enterprise Services business (“ES” or “Everett Spinco”), and merged it with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to create DXC Technology. To provide the expertise and financial services support customers need, HPE will retain and continue to invest in Pointnext, its technology services organization that draws on the expertise of more than 25,000 specialists in 80 countries to […]

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Riverbed secures common criteria certification for SteelHead WAN optimization offering

Riverbed Technology announced Wednesday that it has obtained the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ certification for its wide-area network (WAN) optimization solution, SteelHead CX version 9.1.4. By once again achieving the Common Criteria accreditation, Riverbed can address many of the critical network challenges federal agencies often face, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest information assurance for its federal customers. Common Criteria is an internationally recognized […]

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