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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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Mirantis partners with Suse to deliver enterprise Linux support

Mirantis and Suse announced on Tuesday a joint collaboration to offer Mirantis OpenStack customers support for enterprise Linux. Both companies will collaborate technically to establish Suse Linux Enterprise Server as a development platform for use with Mirantis OpenStack. The companies will also collaborate to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, making Mirantis a one-stop shop for OpenStack support on the leading enterprise Linux distributions. This  partnership positions SUSE as […]

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Toshiba’s ZD6000 NVMe SSD powers DDN IME14K all-flash application and file system accelerator software

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced Wednesday that its ZD6000-series Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solid state drives (SSD) now feature the quality, capacity, and reliability necessary to enable the latest application acceleration and burst buffer technologies of DataDirect Networks (DDN). This alignment leveraging the ZD6000 drives within the DDN IME14K appliance offers high performance, offers critical redundancy, and a low latency profile at the application layer, providing impressive compute ROI. […]

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Oracle set to acquire cloud company NetSuite for US$9.3 billion in cash

Oracle announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire cloud company NetSuite for a transaction value of US$109.00 per share in cash, or approximately $9.3 billion. The addition of NetSuite will enable Oracle to expand its ability to support customers of any size in more industries and more countries. The proposed transaction is expected to close later this year. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and […]

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Microsoft announces general availability of Azure Logic Apps to enhance SaaS, enterprise applications

Microsoft announced Wednesday announced general availability of Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft’s Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that enables rapid, enterprise-grade, hybrid application connectivity. At the Integrate 2016 conference in London, the Redmond, Washington-based software vendor shared its vision to build a comprehensive hybrid integration platform that allows customers to seamlessly connect traditional on-premises systems and cloud-native applications. Logic Apps forms an integral part of this strategy, and its general availability marks […]

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Virtuozzo debuts hyper-converged offering based on open source technology and optimized KVM

Virtuozzo announced on Monday general availability of Virtuozzo 7. With this new version, the platform ushers in a new level of portability, reliability, and performance, especially for customers in large data center environments where vendor flexibility, as well as low latency, is critical. Virtuozzo 7 includes optimized KVM with rebuilt hypervisor core on top of open-source KVM resulting in better density, performance and security; rebootless kernel updates with ReadyKernel with […]

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