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Cisco and IBM improves digital, cloud transformation with updated VersaStack offerings

Cisco and IBM announced Sunday new solutions for VersaStack, converged infrastructure jointly developed by the two companies. VersaStack helps organizations reduce complexity and automate processes to accelerate the delivery of applications. The additional technologies incorporated in the announcement today extend VersaStack to include hybrid cloud capabilities and also take advantage of the latest software defined storage technologies to address cloud-scale applications. This broad set of solutions allows IT organizations to […]

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New Nimble Cloud Volumes delivers multicloud block storage service for AWS, Microsoft Azure

Predictive cloud infrastructure company Nimble Storage released Monday Nimble Cloud Volumes, its enterprise- grade multicloud storage service for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Nimble Cloud Volumes service is currently in beta. There are 50 companies from a range of industries in the beta process – more than 40% of them are Global 5000 enterprises. Customer preview will commence within the current fiscal quarter in […]

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HPE, Red Hat boost HPE’s multi-stack strategy to include Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Ceph Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Red Hat announced this week that they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs). With these new offerings, HPE and Red Hat are […]

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New OpenStack Ocata boosts infrastructure services, container integration

The OpenStack community released Wednesday Ocata, the 15th version of the most widely deployed open source infrastructure software. The Ocata release cycle was a one-time, shorter cycle focused on stabilization, including scalability and performance of the core compute and networking services. Ocata also brought greater support for container-based application frameworks at the networking layer, as well as containerization of OpenStack services for deployment and upgrade management, treating OpenStack as a […]

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Zentera announces CenturyLink as initial telecom integration for its Cloud over IP platform

Zentera Systems launched Tuesday its infrastructure security solution for the multicloud ecosystem now integrates with telecommunications industry cloud service providers, delivering defense-in-depth that secures production workloads across managed service datacenters, as well as multiple clouds, without requiring changes to existing infrastructure. As its initial integration, the Zentera Cloud over IP solution is now available through the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. The CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program allows participating technology […]

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BlackBerry debuts secure cloud-based communications platform targeted at developers

BlackBerry Limited entered the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market this week with the introduction of its BBM Enterprise SDK (software development kit) that will enable developers to integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into applications and services. Available worldwide this month, the BBM Enterprise SDK allows BlackBerry to be competitive with other cloud communications platforms by presenting enterprises and developers APIs to enhance overall business processes. As […]

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BlueData now delivers DevOps agility to data science operations with Spark, R, and Python

BlueData, provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, announced Tuesday its winter release for the BlueData EPIC software platform. This new release delivers several new enhancements for data science operations, bringing DevOps agility and collaboration to data science teams as well as support for new machine learning use cases. The BlueData EPIC software platform delivers agility and flexibility, providing an easy-to-use self-service interface that allows data science teams to quickly spin up […]

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VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform assists enterprises to accelerate digital transformation

VMware Inc. released Thursday its VMware NSX network virtualization platform to meet the diverse and evolving needs of both IT and developers. With the release of VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 and VMware NSX-T 1.1, VMware is advancing support for critical IT use cases — automation, security and application continuity, while offering development organizations an agile software-defined infrastructure to build-out cloud-native application environments. Customers adopt VMware NSX for vSphere to […]

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Cavium QLogic enhances Ethernet, Fibre Channel I/O innovation for its next generation servers

Semiconductor company Cavium announced Tuesday that a broad portfolio of its next generation QLogic Fibre Channel and Ethernet technologies are now available on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Synergy Composable Infrastructure blade server platform. HPE Synergy is the initial platform architected for Composable Infrastructure — built from the ground up to bridge traditional and new IT with the agility, speed and continuous delivery needed for applications. Cavium QLogic is the leading I/O […]

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