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EMC Snaps Up Watch4Net for IT Performance Management

EMC Snaps Up Watch4Net for IT Performance Management

Business information and storage specialist EMC (NYSE: EMC) has been making quite a bit of news lately, following up a slew of announcements from EMC World 2012 conference. The latest: EMC has acquired Watch4Net Solutions, a performance management software company. Watch4Net provides real-time, historical and projected visibility into network, data center and cloud infrastructure performance. […]

Exinda Gives Branch Office Performance an Edge

Exinda Gives Branch Office Performance an Edge

WAN optimization and application performance specialist Exinda has launched Edge, an application performance assessment platform aimed specifically at organizations with branch offices. For businesses with limited onsite IT and bandwidth resources, connecting satellite facilities with private and public cloud applications can prove useful, but as branch networks become more complex, optimization specialists must offer a […]

Juniper Traps Hackers with Mykonos Web Security

Juniper Traps Hackers with Mykonos Web Security

Networking and security company Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) is employing some sticky tactics with the latest release of its Mykonos Web Security software, which uses deception to create detection points known as tar traps to identify perpetrators of malicious online deeds. The platform, which includes 30 new features and enhancements, uses the company’s Intrusion Deception […]

FireMon Updates Security Management Platform

FireMon Updates Security Management Platform

Security management and risk analysis solutions specialist FireMon rolled out the latest version of its security policy and posture management platform, Security Manager 6.0. The technology provides enforcement and auditing of network devices like firewalls, routers, switches and load balancers. In addition to policy and configuration management, Security Manager provides monitoring for and alerting on […]

Centrify Addresses MDM, BYOD Security with DirectControl

Centrify Addresses MDM, BYOD Security with DirectControl

Security and compliance solutions specialist Centrify Corp. has released DirectControl for Mobile. The mobile device management platform  allows service providers and customers to secure and manage smartphones and tablets like Apple’s iPad or Google Android devices through Active Directory. Leveraging Centrify’s Cloud Service, the service provides deployment of mobile device management (MDM) to secure company-owned […]

Venyu Expands Channel Offering with VenyuCloud

Venyu Expands Channel Offering with VenyuCloud

Off-site data center services, cloud-based virtualization and data recovery solutions provider Venyu announced its VenyuCloud virtualization service, which is powered by VMware’s vCloud platform is available to Venyu channel partners. VenyuCloud, which leverages vCloud Director 1.5, provides a platform where IT managers can provision cloud servers and virtual cloud data centers on demand that are […]

Adaptivity, Nimbula Partner on Cloud Migration Services

Adaptivity, Nimbula Partner on Cloud Migration Services

Cloud enablement software specialist Adaptivity and cloud provider Nimbula are partnering to integrate Adaptivity’s forthcoming Blueprint4Cloud decision analytics platform with the Nimbula Director cloud platform to help accelerate enterprise cloud adoption. Adaptivity’s Blueprint4Cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform helps organizations make the right cloud computing planning and design decisions, allowing them to quantify the demands of their […]

EMC, Brocade Partner on Cloud-Based Network Management

EMC, Brocade Partner on Cloud-Based Network Management

Networking solutions specialist Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) has partnered with storage firm EMC (NYSE: EMC) to automate the management of joint EMC and Brocade storage area networking (SAN) environments, the latest in a bevy of announcements EMC has made this week. With network storage needs on the rise, businesses are looking to leverage monitoring and analytics […]

Seagate Adds Style to Storage in LaCie Buy

Seagate Adds Style to Storage in LaCie Buy

Hard disk drive and storage solutions provider Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) evidently wants to add some panache to its storage offerings, snapping up the stylish consumer storage specialist LaCie for about $186 million. The acquisition will add LaCie’s line of consumer storage solutions, network-attached storage solutions and software offerings to Seagate’s array of mainstream consumer storage products. LaCie’s […]

ViewSonic Adds to HD Display Lineup

ViewSonic Adds to HD Display Lineup

Visual communications specialist ViewSonic rolled out four HD displays featuring low power consumption and attractive price points for businesses looking to add some pop to their lobby or other commercial installation. Listen up, digital signage VARs. Each model features “white edge” LED panel technology, which uses a special diffusion panel to spread the light evenly […]

EMC Heats Up Channel Partner Program, Cloud Opportunities

EMC Heats Up Channel Partner Program, Cloud Opportunities

Business IT provider EMC (NYSE: EMC) has been moving steadily toward greater integration with the channel, and its EMC World 2012 conference has given the company an opportunity to not only unveil a host of cloud-based products and services but also turn the heat up on its partner program. The company announced 45 vendor and […]

Oracle Preps Partners for Fusion Application Specialization

Oracle Preps Partners for Fusion Application Specialization

Enterprise software specialist Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is prepping its partners for the release of its next-generation open standards-based business applications, Fusion Applications, with training and certification resources available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). OPN now offers more than 1,000 free online implementation-focused training courses, and partners can also access more than 23 instructor-led training implementation-focused […]

EMC Acquires Syncplicity, Releases Enterprise Storage Line

EMC Acquires Syncplicity, Releases Enterprise Storage Line

Business information and storage specialist EMC (NYSE: EMC) wasted no time rolling out announcements at its EMC World 2012 conference, launching a whopping 42 products focused on the hybrid cloud and acquiring cloud-based sync and share file management provider Syncplicity. Syncplicity, which will be integrated into EMC’s Information Intelligence Group portfolio, provides native cloud-based sync […]

Lenovo Unveils Slim, Trim IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One

Lenovo Unveils Slim, Trim IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One

Thin is always in, especially when it comes to all-in-one (AIO) computing, and Lenovo’s IdeaCentre A720 is no exception — the company is billing it as the world’s slimmest AIO, with a hinged screen that enables users to lay the display completely flat. The highlight here is a 27-inch razor-thin high-definition, wide-screen display with 10-point […]

SAP Adds Partners, Capabilities to HANA Platform

SAP Adds Partners, Capabilities to HANA Platform

On the heels of its cloud-based mobile device and application management release, SAP (NYSE: SAP) unveiled support and integration with Hadoop environments including an expanded Big Data partner council, which includes a cross-section of startups, hardware vendors and software providers. SAP’s Data Services and Information Steward offerings are intended to provide business users and IT […]

Oracle Releases VM Server 3.1 for x86

Oracle Releases VM Server 3.1 for x86

Enterprise software giant Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced the release of VM Server for x86 Release 3.1, the latest version of company’s server virtualization solution, designed to support application deployment and simplify data center management. Key new capabilities improve storage availability and backup support and hardware compatibility, as well as an updated user interface featuring streamlined […]

Cloud Computing Boosts Security, Productivity for SMBs

Cloud Computing Boosts Security, Productivity for SMBs

A survey commissioned by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) indicates SMBs are gaining significant IT security advantages from cloud computing, with 35 percent of U.S. companies surveyed experiencing “noticeably higher” levels of security since moving to the cloud. Small businesses realized other security benefits as well: SMBs that have adopted cloud computing said they are five times […]

Nvidia VGX Platform Virtualizes GPU, Boosts VDI Platforms

Nvidia VGX Platform Virtualizes GPU, Boosts VDI Platforms

As smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices enter the workspace, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) is working to provide a faster experience for virtual desktop users with the VGX service, which allows organizations to virtualize graphics processing units (GPUs) on mobile device and virtual desktops. Working alongside Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions to help businesses transform Windows […]

Blue Jeans Videoconferencing Comes to Microsoft Outlook

Blue Jeans Videoconferencing Comes to Microsoft Outlook

Videoconferencing specialist Blue Jeans Network announced integration with Microsoft Outlook in an effort to extend its cloud-based videoconferencing platform to a wider audience of desktop business users. Blue Jeans joins an increasingly crowded field of videoconferencing solution specialists trying to reduce the complexity of unified communications (UC) and support the widest array of devices possible. The […]

SAP Rolls Out Mobile Apps, Cloud Services at Sapphire Now

SAP Rolls Out Mobile Apps, Cloud Services at Sapphire Now

Enterprise software company SAP (NYSE: SAP) unloaded a slew of announcements at its Sapphire Now conference in Orlando this week, including a new wave of mobile apps for Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android and RIM’s (NASDAQ: RIMM) BlackBerry devices, and an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (NASDAQ: AMZN) to offer its cloud-based mobile device and […]

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