Actian Transforms IoT With Next Gen Embedded Database Platform

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, today announced new multi-platform editions of the industry leading Actian Zen Embedded database solution family designed to address the demanding scale-down and scale-out requirements of data-centric IoT solutions. This innovative offering provides the industry with the first enterprise-ready embedded database solution that works across gateways and edge devices, giving developers a seamless experience when moving data from edge to edge across the enterprise. ...(read more)

Canonical brings Slack to the snap ecosystem

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announce the first iteration of Slack as a snap, bringing collaboration to open source users. ...(read more)

FileCloud Announces ServerSync, First EFSS Platform to Integrate Windows File Servers with IaaS Clouds

FileCloud, a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today announced that it is the first enterprise file services platform to integrate branch-office Microsoft Windows file servers with any IaaS cloud. This enhanced product offering, ServerSync, can replicate files and permissions on any local Microsoft Windows file servers and sync with the cloud to enable teams to store, share and access files seamlessly....(read more)

Western Digital Expands Mid-Range Enterprise Hard Drive Offerings for On-Premises Big Data Environments

Known for enabling new levels of enterprise total cost of ownership (TCO) with HelioSeal helium hard drive technology and industry leading capacity drives, Western Digital Corporation is expanding its portfolio for enterprise customers with a new, mid-range series of 4 terabyte (TB), 6TB and 8TB air-based hard drives. The new products enable corporate data centers having data set sizes smaller than found in hyperscale environments to harness the power of data across a broad spectrum of Big Data applications such as analytics and distributed file systems....(read more)

Portworx and HPE Release New Solution for Rapid Deployment of Containerized Applications on HPE Synergy

Portworx and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a solution based reference configuration that allows enterprises of all sizes to easily deploy, scale, and manage stateful container workloads. This new solution enables IT teams to deploy a scale out container platform on bare metal using a combination of HPE Synergy composable system, Kubernetes and Portworx's cloud native storage platform...(read more)

Pluralsight Boosts #CyberSecurity Learning Resources to Equip Technology Professionals and Leaders with Skills to Prevent Attacks

Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced that it has enhanced its Information and Cyber Security learning resources to help technology professionals and leaders acquire the skills they need today to thwart the attacks of tomorrow. The announcement is accompanied by the release of the latest Pluralsight security course, "Creating a Security-Centric Culture," by Pluralsight author and world renowned security expert, Troy Hunt. ...(read more)

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $160 Billion This Year, According to IDC

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $160 billion in 2018, an increase of 23.2% over 2017, according to the latest update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although annual spending growth is expected to slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is forecast to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.9% with public cloud services spending totaling $277 billion in 2021. ...(read more)

Vonage 2018 Predictions: How Three of the Most Influential Consumer Technologies of 2017 Will Change the Way Businesses Communicate in 2018

As technology continues to develop and evolve, there seem to be two universal truths: an Apple device can always get skinnier and what happens in the consumer world, happens in the enterprise. 2017 has seen some waves of debate about artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, personalizable media (chat and social media like SnapChat, Facebook Messenger and Instagram) and most prominently recently, cryptocurrency. In general, the focus has been on the consumer side of these topics, but they have significant business implications as well. ...(read more)

Protagonist 2018 Predictions: Corporations Will Define a New Role for Themselves: Social Leaders - And They'll Do it With Data

In 2017, business got political. It happened primarily in two very different ways--social activism and public scandal. Prominent companies and industries made headlines for diversity and harassment, and also for taking powerful stands for or against issues the brands cared about. 2017 was a year of brands entering largely uncharted and usually complicated conversations with the larger public. 2018 will be a year of turning to data to make more informed decisions around these loaded topics....(read more)

BackupAssist 2018 Predictions: Data Breaches and Hackers On the Rise; Mandatory Reporting Regulations/Laws Will Provide True Understanding of Dire State

Here at BackupAssist, we predict the coming year will bring a mixed bag of results - from AI and machine learning advances used for positive outcomes, while an even more intense battleground develops between ordinary businesses and cyber criminals - an unfortunate escalation of events from 2017. ...(read more)

DomainTools 2018 Predictions: Ransomware and DDoS on the Move

The rise of cryptocurrencies has paved the way for an exponential rise in ransomware this past year. The perpetrators, who take over an organization's or individual's computer system and hold it ransom until a sum of money is paid, are protected by the anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum....(read more)

Plutora 2018 Predictions: Why automated software release management will be key to digital transformation in 2018

As agile companies continue to disrupt the status quo of long-standing markets and industries, large enterprises are left with a troubling dilemma - innovate or die. This might seem like an extreme statement, but a look at what Netflix's emergence as a leader in digital transformation has done to Blockbuster indicates just how real this problem is for large legacy enterprises. ...(read more)

SAP 2018 Predictions: Living in a Multi-Cloud Reality

In 2018, I expect to see more and more businesses adopting a multi-cloud strategy rather than locking themselves in to one hyper-scale cloud vendor and their finite set of platform services. This wave of digital native transformation in the coming year will enable developers to quickly deliver apps that delight users. All while IT leadership will need to put agile, open and flexible environments in place to enable this rapid app development. ...(read more)

ProsperWorks 2018 Predictions: Dirty Data Will Get More Costly in 2018

In 2017, the hype around AI was deafening. And while a lot still remains unclear about the capabilities and powers of AI, it is abundantly clear that the foundation of any good AI play is the data it ingests. With that in mind, here are three trends I see motivating IT departments in 2018:...(read more)

Dell Boomi Invests Big in Product Innovation to Help Enterprises Realize the Power of The Connected Business

Dell Boomi (Boomi), the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business, announced continued acceleration in research and development (R&D). The acceleration includes a commitment that the coming year will be another year of growing investment in R&D by more than 50 percent and Steve Wood has been promoted to Chief Product Officer to help lead product innovation efforts. ...(read more)

Bomgar Enables GDPR Compliance for Privileged Users - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:47
Bomgar, a leader in secure access solutions, today announced its secure access solutions can help organisations comply with the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates....(read more)

Nuvem Networks Announces the General Availability of Self-Service Deployment for AWS Direct Connect Through the AWS Marketplace - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:50
Nuvem Networks, an AWS Technology and Direct Connect partner, announces general availability of self-service deployment for AWS Direct Connect through the AWS Marketplace. This release supports the following AWS regions in the United States: US-East (Northern Virginia), US-West (Northern California), and US-West (Oregon). ...(read more)

Ping Identity Predicts Proliferation of Blockchain Identities and Death of Knowledge-Based Authentication - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:32
Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, has unveiled its top five cybersecurity predictions for 2018, authored by its CTO office. These include advances in biometrics, the mass exposure of personally identifiable information from numerous data breaches, and a blockchain craze in 2018....(read more)

Actifio Announces Sky 8.0 OnVault for VMware Cloud on AWS - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:49
Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, today announced Sky 8.0 OnVault's availability to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. Actifio Sky 8.0 OnVault can deliver cost savings, improved protection, and business acceleration to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS....(read more)

CircleCI Secures $31 Million to Accelerate Software Development - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:53
CircleCI, the world's leading continuous integration and delivery platform, today announced it has closed a $31 million Series C round of funding led by Top Tier Capital Partners alongside Industry Ventures and Heavybit, who join existing investors Scale Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, and DFJ Ventures. Prior to this round, the company had raised a total of $28 million....(read more)