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Microsoft Azure releases update 3.0 for its StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays

Microsoft Azure announced Thursday release of update 3.0 for its StorSimple 8000 series to improve the read and write performance to the cloud. This results in faster backups to the cloud, reading of tiered data from cloud or reading/restoring data post failover during a disaster recovery operation. StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays provide support for multi-workload environment. Local volumes retain primary data completely on-premises without tiering any data to […]

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Red Hat introduces QuickStart Cloud Installer to help speed private cloud deployments

Red Hat introduced Wednesday QuickStart Cloud Installer as part of Red Hat Cloud Suite, its pre-integrated set of cloud technologies. With the web-based, graphical QuickStart Cloud Installer, users can orchestrate the installation of Red Hat Cloud Suite components from a single interface. As a result, users can access a fully functional private cloud environment with pre-defined default configurations within mere hours as shown by Red Hat testing. Currently available for […]

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CA Technologies boosts development, integration of APIs for application architectures, mobile initiatives

CA Technologies added Monday new capabilities to its API management portfolio to speed development and change the way applications are envisioned and brought to reality. This line eases API development and application visualization, and incorporates Docker container support to streamline and speed how organizations build apps. The new releases in CA’s API Management portfolio provide API and mobile developers with tools that make their jobs easier, and engaging other stakeholders […]

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Azure SQL Data Warehouse general availability expanding to 18 regions worldwide

Microsoft announced this week general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse in four additional regions—North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South and Australia Southeast. These additional locations bring the product worldwide availability count to 18 regions – more than any other major cloud provider. Azure SQL Data Warehouse is generally available in North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, Australia Southeast, Central US, East US, East US 2, South Central US, West […]

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Dell accelerates adoption of converged infrastructure; simplifies virtualized environments from thin client to cloud

At VMworld 2016, Dell unveiled its next phase of the multi-billion dollar converged systems market with the introduction of the Dell Validated System for Virtualization, apart from new client virtualization solutions that come with enhanced performance for demanding power users; and VMware has selected Dell Financial Services as its preferred financing partner. The new Dell Validated System for Virtualization enable customers of all sizes to accelerate their journey towards converged […]

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Nutanix acquires PernixData and Calm.io to supplement data and control fabrics

Enterprise cloud computing vendor Nutanix announced Monday that PernixData and Calm.io will join to augment data and control fabrics of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Nutanix has closed the acquisition of Calm.io, a vendor of DevOps automation. By adding technology, products and engineering […]

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Red Hat streamlines virtualization of traditional workloads using KVM-based platform

Red Hat introduced Wednesday Red Hat Virtualization 4, built to accommodate a wider customer base – from users who are just embracing traditional virtualization solutions, to those who are looking to make their virtualization and container deployments more cost-efficient and scalable. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4 is designed to integrate with existing IT investments while providing a foundation for emerging technology deployments, including containerized and […]

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Virtuozzo teams with Jelastic to offer Virtuozzo DevOps to simplify, accelerate application management

Virtualization provider Virtuozzo announced Monday a partnership with Jelastic, a DevOps cloud platform with Docker containers support, through which the partners launched Virtuozzo DevOps, an application orchestration platform that simplifies and accelerates internal development processes. This offering is targeted at mid-size and large enterprise customers with in-house development and production infrastructure and ISVs selling apps via SaaS models to external customers. The joint offering can be downloaded and installed by […]

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PLUMgrid debuts CloudSecure to strengthen security for containers and OpenStack clouds

PLUMgrid announced Monday CloudSecure with the upcoming release of PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) 6.0 and CloudApex 2.0 to deliver a comprehensive security solution. Building on its micro-segmentation and security service insertion technologies, PLUMgrid re-enforced its security solution with new policy-based virtual tap, monitoring and visualization of security policies, and an ecosystem of security offerings including Intel’s Open Security Controller, Fortinet Fortigate NGFW, Check Point security solutions and Rackspace Private […]

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