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Microsoft Azure SQL Database enhances read and write performance for its Premium option

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it has doubled the write performance across all Azure SQL Database offers and additionally have doubled the read performance for its Premium databases. These performance upgrades come with no price change and are available world-wide. The increased performance will allow for price optimization of existing workloads as well as for onboarding of even more demanding workloads to the platform. The increase in write performance will benefit […]

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Citrix acquires Unidesk to ease deployment and management through XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix announced Monday acquisition of Unidesk, a Windows application packaging and management technology known as layering, to make it simpler and easier for partners and customers to securely deploy and manage apps and desktops through XenApp and XenDesktop. Application layering has emerged as the best way to separate apps from the underlying operating system, so they can be managed once and delivered from any end user computing solution to any […]

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CES 2017: QNAP debuts Thunderbolt 3 NAS, QIoT Suite, QTS IoT Server, 4K live-stream broadcasts

QNAP Inc. will release on Thursday at CES 2017 in Las Vegas its Thunderbolt 3 NAS solutions, Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) Converter technology, game-changing Internet of Things applications, 4K live-streaming/broadcasting, alongside the storage device that combines NAS and optical discs. These demonstrations showcase the company’s willingness to break boundaries, and will stand out at CES across the consumer, SMB and enterprise markets. QNAP advances its Thunderbolt NAS with the Thunderbolt 3 technology. Supporting higher speeds […]

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 delivers production-ready OpenStack for enterprise, service provider clouds

Open source offerings provider Red Hat announced Thursday availability of its scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10. Based on the upstream OpenStack ‘Newton’ release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 drives new features that increase system-wide scalability, ease infrastructure management, and improve orchestration, while also enhancing network performance and platform security. Additionally, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 introduces a new software life cycle, with optional […]

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Red Hat debuts OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform for data analytics, machine learning services

Red Hat recently announced general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The offering integrates with Google Cloud services, including Google Cloud PubSub, Google Big Query, and Google Cloud Big Table. The new offering brings Red Hat’s container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the […]

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Nokia CloudBand Application Manager enables automation of virtualized network function lifecycle management

Nokia published Monday its complete templating system for Virtualized Network Function lifecycle management, designed to streamline and automate VNF onboarding, integration and lifecycle management processes. The methods for managing VNF lifecycles – instantiating, monitoring, repairing, scaling, updating and backing-up – are costly, cumbersome and time-consuming. To address this, Nokia has developed an open templating system, aligned with the latest industry standards and open-source tools, to streamline these processes. The template specifications […]

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Splice Machine’s OLAP engine adds columnar storage, in-memory caching to its data platform

Splice Machine, vendor of open-source SQL RDBMS powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, announced Tuesday at AWS re:Invent 2016 the release of version 2.5 of its data platform for applications. The new version strengthens its ability to concurrently run enterprise-scale transactional and analytical workloads, frequently referred to as HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing). With Splice Machine’s hybrid architecture, companies can simplify operational complexity, eliminate need for special coding […]

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IBM Bluemix launches technologies to accelerate data migration to the cloud; fuel faster cloud adoption

IBM announced several cloud data services and features on Bluemix designed to help organizations accelerate the migration of their data to the cloud and generate business insights. Now available on Bluemix, IBM Decision Optimization, Bluemix Lift and dashDB for Transactions can help organizations overcome this challenge and make more informed business decisions by enabling them to aggregate, ingest and analyze expanding workloads. Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, has grown rapidly to […]

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Microsoft moves to open ecosystem; joins Linux Foundation; adds Google to the .NET community

Microsoft Corp. launched Wednesday at its annual Connect(); developer event, a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company’s Azure cloud platform for building cross-platform apps and services. The company will empower the ecosystem by giving developers improved choice in the tools they use, including by joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate with the open source community, welcoming Google to the independent .NET Foundation, […]

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