IT Vendor News (269.1)

Microsoft News

Microsoft To Continue Discussions On Potential TikTok Purchase In The United States

Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J. Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States.

Microsoft Ignite 2020: Empowering The Technical Community To Help Customers Innovate And Rebuild In A Changing World

Because the world is in unchartered territory with COVID-19 impacting people, organizations and economies this year, we’re excited to announce that we’ve pivoted Microsoft Ignite from a week-long, in-person event to two global events that are free, 48-hour digital gatherings

Microsoft Commits To Achieve ‘Zero Waste’ Goals By 2030

Every year, more than 11 billion tons of waste are produced worldwide according to the United Nations Environment Programme

Fortinet News

Fortinet Introduces The World’S First Hyperscale Firewall

FortiGate 4400F is the Only Firewall Capable of Securing Hyperscale Data Centers and 5G Networks, Delivering the Industry’s Highest Performance with Security Compute Ratings of up to 13x

Fortinet Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Total revenue of $615.5 million, up 18% year over year – Product revenue of $211.9 million, up 12% year over year – Billings of $711.5 million, up 14% year over year1

Ushering The Era Of Hyperscale Security – The New Fortigate 4400F

Fortinet was built on the premise that a network firewall should not just deliver a full range of tightly integrated network and security functions – a goal that many other NGFW solutions still fail to achieve – but do so with the scale and performance that today’s most demanding hyperscale environments require

Secure SD-WAN Addresses Manufacturing And Services Organization’s Security Challenges

Organizational growth often leads to the rapid expansion of the workforce and the addition of branch offices.

SASE Is All About Delivering Security Everywhere

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is an emerging enterprise strategy that incorporates multiple solutions to enable secure remote access to on-premises, cloud-based, and online resources

Red Hat News

Open Source Is More Than Code: Developing Red Hat Satellite Documentation Upstream

The code base for Satellite begins upstream and moves downstream. Until recently, the Satellite documentation did not follow the same journey. In this post, I will outline what has been happening with Satellite documentation over the last year and how this benefits both the Foreman community and Red Hat Satellite users

Deploy Red Hat AMQ Streams In Openshift Backed By Openshift Container Storage

This post will show you how to deploy Red Hat AMQ Streams on Red Hat OpenShift 4 backed by Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4. Red Hat AMQ Streams is based on Apache Kafka, a popular platform for streaming data delivery and processing

Friday Five – August 7, 2020

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye

Kubernetes Is The Future: But What Does This Future Look Like?

When industry influencers and CIOs talk about the future of computing, they typically aren’t only discussing hardware advancements or cloud-based software

Red Hat Virtualization: The Now And The Next

We’re excited to announce that Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, the latest update to our mature and trusted virtualization solution for traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads, will be generally available this week

Oracle News

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Behind World’s Fastest Supercomputer

RIKEN, the owner of the world’s fastest high-performance computing (HPC) supercomputer, Fugaku, has chosen Oracle Cloud as the public cloud provider for its elastic HPC storage and to enable universities and research organizations to connect securely and at low cost through Science Information Network (SINET)

Oracle Cloud Vmware Solution Now Available In All Global Regions And Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer

Delivers support for scale production VMware workloads in a customer-controlled tenancy – Customers include Entel, largest telecom provider in Chile and the third largest in Peru

Oracle Helps Marketers Navigate Changes And Make Every Customer Interaction Matter

Let’s be honest. 2020 has been a rollercoaster for anyone working in marketing and while you’d be forgiven for hoping to turn over the calendar to 2021, the reality is we are only just over half way through.

Oracle Cloud Expands With Launch Of San Jose Region

Latest Addition Marks 25th Oracle Cloud Region Worldwide and Sixth Oracle-Microsoft Azure Interconnect Location — Customers and Partners KEMET, 8×8, Phenix, CenturyLink, Equinix and Megaport Welcome New Cloud Region

Cisco News

Black Hat 2020 Tackles Big Topics In Security

Journalist Sean Kerner discusses DNS, security in a post-pandemic world, and even a passwordless future

Cisco Collaboration Outlines Blueprint For The Hybrid Workplace

New features and industry firsts help customers keep employees productive in the home office and safer in the workplace

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Thousandeyes

Cisco will incorporate ThousandEyes capabilities across Cisco’s core Enterprise Networking and Cloud, and AppDynamics portfolios

The Network Week In Review: Aug 3 – Aug 7

This week we see how Valor Games Southeast pivoted their annual sports competition online with Webex, and we check in with Black Hat to learn the latest on cybersecurity and diversity & inclusion in the security industry!

IBM News

Lafargeholcim And IBM Join Forces To Further Develop Oris – The First Digital Materials Platform For Sustainable Road Solutions

LafargeHolcim announces it will work with IBM Services to further develop the first digital platform for road design optimization, ORIS. The solution can reduce road project costs by up to one-third and carbon emissions by up to half while tripling road durability and usage lifespans

Jeffrey Qureshy Empowers His Team With Analytics

This story is part of Analytics Heroes, a series of profiles on leaders transforming the future of business analytics

Virtual Agents Help Businesses Respond During The Pandemic And Thrive In The ‘New Normal’

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, organizations of all shapes and sizes were faced with a deluge of inquiries from customers, employees and the public at large

Lenovo News

Lenovo Enhances Portfolio Of Education Solutions To Meet Evolving Demands Of Hybrid Learning

ew Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen and Lenovo 300e 2nd Gen laptops powered by AMD, as well as a content rich VR education solution, offer students and teachers more options in and outside the classroom this fall

Lenovo’s LanSchool Partners With Dnsfilter To Offer Schools Affordable Content Filtering And Threat Protection

LanSchool and DNSFilter provide powerful digital safety solutions at education-only pricing

Lenovo Introduces One-Stop Iot Solution For Smart Office Buildings Workplaces In China

Lenovo announced an end-to-end IoT Smart Building and Workplace Solution for businesses in China

Dell News

Sweet On Dell Technologies: What We Do Matters

If there’s a bright side to our current global situation, it’s that it has reminded us of our humanity

Michael’s Letter To Team Members

Michael Dell writes, “One of the best parts of my job is meeting our customers and partners where they live and work, and seeing firsthand all the amazing things they are doing with our technology. But like everyone, I’ve been grounded for nearly five months – riding out the pandemic and waiting for everything to get back to normal. But what we’re all coming to realize is that whatever or whenever normal happens, it isn’t going to be anytime soon…”

HP News

HP Advances 3D Printing And Digital Manufacturing Software And Data Platform; Introduces New Partnership With Dyndrite

Deepens Focus on Software and Data for Greater Quality, Performance, Personalization, Automation, and Extensibility for Customers and Partners

HP Pagewide Presses Hit 500B Page Milestone

Graphics Customers Driving Market Volume in Digital Inkjet Printing

Tintri News

What is Intelligent Infrastructure? (Aug 12th Webinar)

Future-Proof Your Storage With NexentaStor

Freedom to choose the storage you need from a proven, trusted software-defined storage portfolio, scale-up or scale-out, file, block and object, to support your legacy and next generations applications to future-proof your storage strategy.

AWS News

AWS Announces General Availability Of AWS Wavelength In Boston And The San Francisco Bay Area

First two AWS Wavelength Zones in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area enable developers to build applications that deliver ultra-low latency to mobile devices and users by deploying AWS compute and storage at the edge of Verizon’s 5G network

AWS Powers Moderna’S Digital Biotechnology Platform To Develop New Class Of Vaccines And Therapeutics

Biotechnology company leverages AWS’s unmatched portfolio of services to accelerate development of messenger RNA medicines to prevent and fight diseases, including COVID-19

Citrix News

Your Guide To Implementing Citrix Workspace App For HTML5

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden shift to remote work, Citrix customers are moving faster than ever to rapidly to deploy out access to large numbers of users

Technology Tales From The Frontlines Of Healthcare

As we continue to manage uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and settle into to our new normal, one thing is certain: Work life is being redefined in healthcare

Accelerate Your Move To Cloud With Citrix And Google Cloud

Recently Google Cloud announced the general availability of Google Cloud VMware Engine. It’s a service that delivers a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation stack – VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX for cloud migration – in a dedicated environment on Google Cloud’s highly performant and reliable infrastructure to support enterprise production workloads, like Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Nutanix News

Nutanix Infrastructure Powers Siasun Robotics’ Smart Manufacturing

HCI Solutions Accelerate Digital Transformation and Enable Employees to Work from Anywhere for Chinese Robotics Manufacturer

HPE Greenlake With Nutanix Is Ready!

HPE and Nutanix promised to bring as a Service consumption to the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform, and now it’s ready

Dell EMC News

Data Value At The Edge

The Edge, while frequently discussed as something new, is in fact another technical turn of the crank. Fueled by an abundance of smart devices and IoT sensors, worldwide data creation has been growing exponentially, driving our customers and partners to innovate.

Practical Steps To Developing An AI Strategy

What are we in the business of doing? This is the first question organizations should answer when building an AI strategy

VMware News

Global Organizations Choose Vwware Digital Workspace Solutions To Enable A Remote Everything, Future-Ready Workforce

VMware Announces New Workplace Solutions to Help Companies Return Employees to Offices Safely as Economies Reopen and Enable Enhanced Office Experiences

Intel And VMware Extend Virtualization To Radio Access Network Through Broadened Collaboration For 5G

Inteland VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced they are collaborating on an integrated software platform for virtualized Radio Access Networks (RAN) to accelerate the rollout of both existing LTE and future 5G networks

RSA News

Opportunities For Risk Management In The ‘Great Reset’

In a few years, it is possible that no one will be speaking of ‘digital transformation’ because the term will have become irrelevant: Non-digital businesses will simply not exist

Bring It On With Instant On: Aruba Delivers Wi-Fi 6 To Small Businesses

Aruba puts the power of Wi-Fi 6 into the hands of small business owners with an update to the Instant On portfolio

HPE News

HPE And SAP Partner To Deliver SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud With HPE Greenlake Cloud Services

The new customer edition of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud delivered with HPE GreenLake will help customers leverage cloud capabilities while keeping their SAP landscape on-premises, facilitating the move to SAP S/4HANA

PeopleTek News

Integrity Gauge

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent – Douglas MacArthur, American Five Start General

Kelly Merbler News

Management Is Not Leadership.

I vividly remember when I was first promoted into a management role many moons ago. It was the big moment that I had been working towards since graduating from college. I couldn’t wait to put the title of ‘Manager’ on my business card. Being in my 20’s, this was kind of a big deal for me.

DDN News

When I Benchmark, IT Screams: Getting Infrastructure Right (Aug 18th)

Live Webinar: Join Engineers from Purdue University and NCSA as they discuss best practices for running AI at-scale and dive into their use cases. DDN CTO Bret Weber will also provide exciting DDN technology updates with a roadmap review.

SuperMicro News

Supermicro 60-And 90-Bay Top-Loading Storage Systems For High-Capacity Cloud-Scale Deployments

Leverage multiple expansion options systems available in single-node, dual-node, SBB, or JBOD configurations, supporting up to 1.4PB

Veeam News

How Service Providers Help Protect Remote Worker Data

With everything that’s been happening in the world over the last few months, my company had to make some radical changes in our IT department

Datacore News

Migrating From Storage Silos To Tiered Data Pools (Modernization Without Aggravation)

The topic for our discussion today has a lot to do with modernization, a lot of the things that you’re hearing throughout this Eco Cast has to do with moving to new gear

Julie Kantor News

The Hidden Power Of Storytelling In Corporate Mentorship

Storytelling makes up a significant part of American culture, and has helped shape the American identity for generations

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