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Cloudera Launches an End-to-End, Open, Modular IoT Architecture with Red Hat and Eurotech to Accelerate IoT Deployments

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Cloudera, Inc., the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, announced the launch of an end-to-end, open source Internet of Things (IoT) architecture in collaboration with Red Hat and Eurotech. Enterprises now have a modern IoT architecture that is scalable, secure, and technologically advanced without vendor lock-in. 

Organizations that bought into proprietary IoT platforms are finding themselves tied to limited functionality, locked into a particular vendor, and unable to scale. Enterprises have had to piece together multiple vendors' solutions, manage all of the complexities of integration, and deal with security risks of the patchwork, only to end up with incompatible connectivity, a rigid architecture from black box solutions, and minimal interoperability. These setbacks cause businesses to miss out on technological advances such as machine learning, real-time decision-making, and cloud/hybrid flexibility.

Cloudera with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, and Eurotech, a long-time leading provider of industrial embedded hardware, have collaborated to develop an end-to-end architecture that is based on open standards and is integrated, flexible and runs on multi- or hybrid-cloud environments. This architecture is designed to provide the foundational components that organizations need to quickly and securely roll out IoT use cases.

 

ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth Technologies Announce Integration for Optimized Cloud Cost Management

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ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, and CloudHealth Technologies, trusted cloud management platform provider, today announced that they have furthered their partnership with a technology integration that provides customers with end-to-end multi-cloud cost control and visibility.

More than $12.9 billion will be wasted on unused cloud resources this year - which means public cloud users have an immediate need for automated savings and governance. Customers leveraging ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth's integrated solution are empowered to reduce this cloud waste - in fact, customers already using both platforms currently save an average of more than $25,000 monthly on their cloud bills.

 

WhiteHat Adds Deeper Artifical Intelligence Capabilities for Sentinel DAST Solution for DevSecOps

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WhiteHat Security announced that new, artificial intelligence (AI) software is being added to WhiteHat Sentinel Dynamic, its dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution, which draws from a data lake of 95 million identified vulnerabilities.  The enhancements will enable WhiteHat to provide high levels of accuracy in the shortest timeframe, which can traditionally only be achieved through fully automated testing with additional human verification.  Though human verification is always available to WhiteHat clients, the company will now offer fully AI-enabled verification, taking just seconds.  This will allow developers to create secure web applications at the fast pace demanded by modern businesses. 

AppSec teams are constantly caught between the need for proper security testing and the ability to allow developer teams to meet strict deadlines. AI software will dramatically decrease threat vector identification times and improve the efficiency of false positive identification. As a result, businesses will increase the speed at which developers are made aware of potential application security vulnerabilities and deliver real-time security risk assessments.

Can a single Virtual Volume (VVol) span different physical arrays/devices?

 

If you were to pose this question, "Can a single Virtual Volume (VVol) span different physical arrays/devices?" to your storage vendor or to VMware support today, you'd likely receive the following answer: "No. vSphere does not support this."

Nevertheless, with the VMware certified, universal vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) provided from DataCore, you can easily achieve that with full VMware support and without VVol certified hardware today.  Use of local discs alone, or in combination with other storage arrays as part of the Virtual Volumes datastore, would even be sufficient.

Watch this on-demand webinar to discover:

  • How to setup such a solution in real life
  • How to implement auto-tiering across different arrays 

CA Technologies Unveils Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring

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CA Technologies, a leader in industry application performance management solutions today announced new survey research, "Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring," a study conducted in collaboration with Gatepoint Research. As application containerization adoption continues to rise, the survey findings examine key challenges and provide guidance for organizations to maximize their container investments.

Containers offer immense value to enterprises by allowing developers to easily build, ship and run any application virtually anywhere, as a lightweight, self-sufficient package. In turn, organizations benefit from the ability to enable instant application portability. According to a recent Gartner study of 664 respondents, "65% of respondents stated that their organization expected to deploy containers into production by the end of 2017...Further, an additional 13% expect to deploy containers during 2018, suggesting that interest and adoption will only increase."

"Digital transformation initiatives increasingly rely on cloud-based containerized applications that cannot be managed with traditional IT monitoring tools," said Ali Siddiqui, general manager of the Agile Operations, CA Technologies. "These new app architectures create blind-spots or worse, a surge of false alarms that prevent teams from fixing problems quickly. CA Technologies unique approach to container monitoring delivers full visibility in these most dynamic environments."

Pluribus Networks Extends Support for New DELL EMC Open Networking Switches

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Pluribus Networks announced the release of Netvisor ONE 3.1 with support for additional Dell EMC Open Networking switches, enabling new interface speeds, greater intelligence and the extension of its unique software-defined network fabric architecture from the data center to the network edge. This brings the total number of Dell EMC Open Networking switches supported by Pluribus Networks to nine.

Building on the previous Netvisor ONE Network Operating System (OS) integrations with the widely-deployed Dell EMC Z- and S-Series switches, Pluribus has added support for the Dell EMC S4148F-ON, S4148T-ON, S4128F-ON, S4128T-ON, and S5048F-ON models. These high-performance Open Networking switches, designed for enterprise and service provider data center and network edge deployments, deliver increased capacity and support for 25 GbE and 100 GbE interfaces to meet the increasing demands of virtualized and multi-cloud operations.

NetJapan Releases ActiveImage Protector 2018 SP2 For Hyper-V Enterprise With ReZoom it! Live

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NetJapan, Inc., publisher of backup, disaster recovery, and virtualization software, releases ActiveImage Protector 2018 SP2 for Hyper-V Enterprise with a new feature, ReZoom it! Live, and support for ActiveVisor management console.

After a disaster, malware infection, or system failure, large multi-terabyte virtual machines can take hours to recover. ReZoom it! Live eliminates this time-gap between failure and recovery by providing system availability while recovering a virtual machine. ReZoom it! Live boots the virtual machine from the host's backup when the recovery process begins; bringing the virtual machine online while simultaneously recovering the VM. All changes made during the ReZoom it! Live process will be available when the recovered virtual machine is subsequently booted.

Webinar: 451 Research - Key Trends in Machine Learning, AI and Cloud

 

 

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) aren't new - both are ideas that emerged in the 1950's. But after incubating for 50+ years, it's only in the past few that they have made unprecedented advances in capability, scalability and accessibility.  

Make sure to register and join Zenoss and Nancy Gohring, senior analyst at 451 Research, for a live 45-minute webinar Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. CDT, where they will discuss key trends in machine learning and artificial intelligence, the impact of cloud computing on ML and AI and what it all means for IT Ops and DevOps teams.

They will dive into:

  • Digital transformation, "Fast IT," and the rampant risks
  • Trends for ML and AI and the impact they have on IT
  • Cloud computing and its implications for observability
  • Contextualizing all data for faster, safer IT

Register today to learn more about leveraging modern technologies to reduce the risk of digital transformation.

ThinPrint Brings Mobile Printing to VMware Workspace ONE

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ThinPrint, the Endpoint Print Management experts and a VMware Technology Alliance advanced partner, announced the availability of its secure mobile printing solution, ThinPrint Mobile Print, for VMware Workspace ONE. Customers of Workspace ONE can leverage the solution's management capabilities to easily open their organization's printer infrastructure to its mobile users. It provides employees with the ability to seamlessly and securely access all network printers from their iOS and Android devices, fully in accordance with their assigned permissions.

ThinPrint's Mobile Print solution is configured and distributed with VMware Workspace ONE, an intelligent digital workstation platform that delivers apps to a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Mobile users can access all network printers in their organization, no matter which printer model or manufacturer is in use. For IT departments, management is very simple. IT admins can easily adopt printer assignments and user rights from the Microsoft Active Directory, and if required, adapt them specifically for mobile use.

 

Cloudistics Migration Manager Enables Same-Day Workload Migrations between Virtualization or Cloud Platforms

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Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced the release of its Cloudistics Migration Manager for the company's Ignite platform. A no-cost application that is built into the Cloudistics Application Marketplace, it provides point-and-click live migration for workloads to Cloudistics, enabling users to migrate workloads in hours rather than weeks, as is the norm with most platforms. Organizations usually find application migration to be complicated and time consuming, so by including Migration Manager with every Cloudistics platform, customers can sidestep a problem, accelerate time to value, and increase immediate ROI.