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Marvell Co-Founder Embarks On Hybrid Cloud Storage Endeavor

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Dr. Pantas Sutardja, co-founder of storage and semiconductor innovator Marvell, today announced the launch of Latticework, Inc., a developer of cloud-edge solutions that tackles storage and bandwidth issues related to skyrocketing data and video usage. The company has invested in and built its own cloud service infrastructure called LatticeNest, to power its debut product, Amber. Watch this video to learn more about Amber.

"Our mission is to provide consumers with the ultimate platform for privacy, control and security," said Dr. Pantas Sutardja, founder & CEO, Latticework, Inc. "By pairing Amber with LatticeNest, we can offer our customers the convenience of the cloud with unparalleled peace of mind through our hybrid platform that existing public cloud services cannot offer."

Enterprise DevOps for the Cloud

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XebiaLabs announced a DevOps framework that provides a smooth pathway to the cloud for companies who are moving applications to cloud-based resources on a large scale. The framework connects enterprise DevOps practices with common cloud management functionality and provides an essential foundation as enterprises accelerate their transformations to cloud-based applications.

Cloud Does Not Equal DevOps

Easy access to public cloud technologies creates a common misconception: moving to the cloud will not only provide more flexible and scalable infrastructure at a lower cost, but it will also accelerate the delivery of applications to the customer. In reality, moving to the cloud is just one step in that journey. Enterprises that are looking to improve and accelerate software delivery are implementing DevOps practices that span the entire software delivery value stream. These practices are generally unrelated to the cloud itself: they focus on management of the end-to-end software release and application deployment process-from idea to code to production. To succeed with DevOps, organizations must create standardized processes that are technology agnostic, enforce governance requirements, and enable collaboration across both technical and non-technical teams.

Hortonworks and Google Cloud Expand Partnership to Accelerate Big Data Analytics in the Cloud

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Hortonworks, Inc. announced enhancements to its existing partnership with Google Cloud. These enhancements further optimize Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to deliver next-gen big data analytics for hybrid cloud deployments. This partnership will enable customers to achieve faster business insights by leveraging ongoing innovations from the open source community via HDP and HDF on GCP.

HDP now integrates with Google Cloud Storage, which offers consistent cloud storage for running big data workloads. With HDP on GCP, customers get:

Quest Enhances KACE Product Line to Simplify Unified Endpoint Management

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced several enhancements to its KACE product line. The updates enable and empower organizations as they move to a unified endpoint management (UEM) environment by simplifying their endpoint infrastructure to create a more secure computing environment. The enhancements to KACE Cloud Mobile Device Management (MDM) and the release of KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA) v6.0 introduce new functionality for easy-to-use, comprehensive, multi-platform endpoint and asset management.

The latest update to KACE MDM allows businesses to easily manage and secure Android and Apple iOS devices, whether they are corporate owned and deployed, or employee-owned devices under a "bring your own device" program. With KACE SDA v6.0, organizations save time and reduce the complexity of OS image deployments with simple, automated provisioning and administration of system images.

 

SAP Brings Planning, Analysis, and Execution Together in One Cloud for Finance

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SAP SE today announced new financial planning and analysis (FP&A) capabilities in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution that are embedded with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. They provide finance professionals with a best-in-class planning and analysis application and eliminate the need for separate planning, analytics and financial products. This complete solution for finance includes support for profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow planning and allows for easy data collection with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud. 

FP&A teams often struggle with aligning operational and financial plans and bringing together financial and nonfinancial data throughout their organizations to establish one source of the truth. This usually is because of stand-alone spreadsheets and planning products that are disconnected from underlying financial software. A unified financial management suite that includes planning and advanced analytics can help FP&A teams create more agile planning and help them transform their organization into an Intelligent Enterprise. 

 

Zenoss GalaxZ18 User Conference Kicks Off With Major Product Announcement

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in software-defined IT operations, today announced the arrival of customers and partners in Austin, Texas, for GalaxZ18, the company's annual three-day user conference. The company will make a major product announcement Thursday, June 21.

This year's conference promises to be the premier IT monitoring event of the year for the hundreds of Zenoss customers, partners and other IT experts assembled to consider new strategies, explore best practices, and ensure the secure and reliable operation of the most complex IT environments in the world.

"During my first four years at Zenoss, nothing has been more ingrained into our culture than the desire to delight our customers and include their visions for the future into the Zenoss strategy," said Greg Stock, chairman and CEO of Zenoss. "GalaxZ18 gives us the ideal venue to interact with so many of them as they share their stories of how Zenoss makes their businesses run more effectively. With our customers in the driver's seat, our future remains bright."

Pulumi Launches Cloud Development Platform to Help Teams Get Code to the Cloud Faster

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Pulumi Corporation today announced the launch of Pulumi, a platform for cloud software development. Pulumi is designed for developers and DevOps teams to build and manage cloud native software that uses containers, serverless functions, APIs, and infrastructure, using one consistent approach.

Pulumi Corporation's founding team includes three developer tools veterans -- Joe Duffy, Eric Rudder, and Luke Hoban. Pulumi also announced a $5M series seed investment from Madrona Venture Group and Tola Capital. As part of the financing, Madrona's S. Somasegar joins the Board of Directors.

At launch, Pulumi supports a variety of languages, and enables targeting all major clouds and cloud native environments. The platform is open source, available on GitHub, and is fully extensible. Alongside this initial launch is a public preview of the Pulumi SaaS for individuals and teams to collaborate on and manage cloud software development using the Pulumi platform.

Red Hat Unveils Next-Generation Process Automation Offering

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7, a comprehensive, cloud-native platform for developing business automation services and process-centric applications across hybrid cloud environments. Process Automation Manager is the next generation of Red Hat's business process management (BPM) offering, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, and enables organizations to streamline, automate, measure and continuously improve business operations.

Digital transformation can place new demands on both business and IT to deliver greater efficiency and agility throughout the application lifecycle. Process Automation Manager is designed to foster closer collaboration between the two groups by enabling business users to directly participate in creating new business applications using business-friendly concepts, while retaining the governance and oversight required by IT for application scalability and security.

Process Automation Manager provides both business and IT users with a low-code solution that can reduce the time required to build applications that automate business processes, enforce business policies and make business decisions.

 

Axis Communications Launches Cloud-Based Managed Services Platform

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Security service providers, alarm central stations and their dealers seeking a competitive advantage can now offer an end-to-end managed service that includes remote monitoring via the newly launched AXIS Guardian solution.

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, designed the platform to integrate with a provider's existing alarm monitoring software-the video data is processed on the edge by Axis and then stored in the cloud or locally. By using AXIS Guardian's centralized device management, providers can maintain and manage their clients' systems remotely while delivering stable and reliable monitoring to their end customers, without the overhead of maintenance or installation.

Syncsort's New Cloud Capabilities Address Growing Requirements for Capacity Management Across Complex Hybrid Environments

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced major enhancements to its Athene capacity management software, including the addition of Athene Cloud. The new cloud capabilities, and enhanced reporting and integration, support the growing need to optimize workloads to meet service performance objectives and control costs, both on-premise and in the cloud.

The new release, part of the Syncsort Optimize family of products, extends the ability to manage enterprise-wide workloads to the cloud. For organizations without internal capacity management teams, Syncsort now delivers Capacity Management-as-a-Service for on-premise and cloud environments. The new cloud capabilities enable organizations to easily scope on-premise to cloud migrations and workload optimization for hybrid cloud environments.