Tag Archive for data centre

Major new Azure integration highlights NetApp cloud announcements

NetApp is touting the new Azure NetApp Files as a huge extension of their Microsoft relationship, which gives them a level of integration with their Azure cloud that Microsoft has not done before with anyone. Other announcements include the General Availability of NetApp Cloud Insights, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, and new ONTAP support for NetApp HCI.

Splunk CEO Merritt: Splunk opportunities riding the crest of a technology explosion

Doug Merritt, Splunk’s President and CEO, kicked off the Splunk .conf18 event in Orlando by emphasizing the congruence between the company’s greatest wave of innovation ever, and the time in the market when the pace of change and the ability to tap into the monstrous mess that is contemporary data are at their peak of importance.

Hitachi Vantara adds agility to data centre portfolio with hyperconverged, converged portfolio upgrades

The HCI part of the portfolio introduces the first NVMe offering, while new support on the CI side was announced that will support very large deployments, and a refresh of the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Advisor’s management and orchestration software was announced.

VMware rolls security into core with vSphere Platinum

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at VMworld 2018

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger declares security broken, and says the company’s new approach is to reduce the threat surface by intelligently locking down the behaviour of the virtual and cloud infrastructure it manages.LAS VEGAS — Pat Gelsinger does not have a lot nice to say about the state of security. In his VMworld 2018 keynote…

Dell EMC builds PowerEdge bridge to next-gen workloads with modular PowerEdge MX architecture

Dell EMC will launch their new modular PowerEdge MX platform September 12, promising to remake data centre architecture with technology that will support both traditional and next-gen applications within a composable computing framework that pays much more attention to memory than earlier iterations of that technology.

Check Point adds threat prevention to mobile security, and intros new high-end gateway to prevent today’s threats

SandBlast Mobile 3.0 extends the parameters of smartphone protection by adding the ability to prevent threats as well as detect them, while the new 23900 security gateway adds a new very high end data centre appliance for Check Point customers who don’t need the scalability of a chassis.

Western Digital looks to remake both its own image – and the data centre of the future

Western Digital is looking to drive massive change on two fronts. They are emphasizing their strong enterprise data centres today, and that the company is about far more than low-cost JBODs and consumer drives. They are also emphasizing their ability to play a key role in driving the technology of he data centre of the future.

NetApp adapting storage and software business unit to Cloud First requirements

All-flash led NetApp’s climb back from the brink to profitability, and all-flash remains one of NetApp’s strategic priorities this year. However, while Joel Reich’s business unit delivers most NetApp revenue, its development priorities have transitioned to the new Cloud First approach

Extreme Networks launches new machine learning-powered Smart OmniEdge solution

Extreme Networks believes that the addition of AI and simplicity to the edge, the unification of campus and distributed architectures, and the choice that customers now have between an appliance and as-a-service, will make it easier for partners to have conversations with customers about business problems rather than networking challenges.