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Amazon EC2 Systems Manager adds automation action-types

Amazon Web Services announced that its EC2 Systems Manager Automation adds stack creation and deletion, sleep, image copy, and tagging action-types. The Automation capability in Amazon EC2 Systems Manager simplifies common maintenance and deployment tasks, such as updating Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). Users can now use five new action-types that expand the use cases for Automation. With these new action-types, consumers may create and delete a CloudFormation stack, insert a […]

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Avaya Networking takes hyper-segmentation to OpenStack with its fabric networking from data center to desktop

Avaya announced Wednesday that it has extended the hyper-segmentation capabilities of its fabric networking to OpenStack. The integration between Avaya’s Fabric Connect and the OpenStack networking subproject called Neutron relies on a simple plugin that improves security and eases provisioning of virtual networks from data center to desktop. Hyper-segmentation delivers scale- out service separation and seamlessly spans the entire organization, from device to data center. Critical applications and confidential data can be […]

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AWS enables use of SQL to map users, roles, and grants from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released Monday latest version of the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT), to make the transition to open source relational database management system (RDBMS) databases. AWS SCT makes heterogeneous database migrations easier by automatically converting procedural code from the source SQL dialect into the target SQL dialect. Any code that the tool can’t convert automatically (due to incompatible constructs between SQL dialects) is clearly marked so that […]

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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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