5 Stories We Didn’t Get to Cover, Week Ending July 24
Every week there are dozens of new press releases, product announcements and channel news that flood the web, and even a tech aficionado like The VAR Guy can have a hard time keeping up. In honor of all of the stories we didn't get to feature on our site, here's a list of some of the most interesting stories that didn't make the cut for the week ending July 24, 2015.
1. Red Hat Launches Linux Enterprise 6 – Open source solutions provider Red Hat (RHT) announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 this week. The latest version of the company's Linux 6 platform is designed to help enterprise users increase their system security and speed up the identification and resolution of IT issues, according to the company.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 is also compatible with Red Hat Access Insights and includes several of the latest open source solutions, including clufter and LVM Cache.
2. Microsoft Azure Platform Available via Masergy Cloud Marketplace – Masergy Communications has added direct access to the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform through its Cloud Marketplace, which is expected to provide customers with increased ease of access to Azure-hosted applications over Masergy's network.
The company said the addition of Azure to the Masergy Marketplace will provide customers with access to managed service features such as Intelligent Service Control for global bandwidth on demand and Intelligent Network Analysis.
3. PlanetOne Adds Lightower to Vendor Portfolio- IT and telecom connectivity partner PlanetOne Communications has formed a new alliance with Lightower FIber Networks, which will give the company's channel partners access to Lightower's portfolio of services and solutions.
Both companies plan to provide joint partners with sales, marketing training and technical resources to help expand the market for Ethernet and networking services and solutions, according to the announcement.
4. Centrify Adds Support for Macs, Apple Watch and NFC – Security vendor Centrify has added support for unified identity solutions and mobility management across Apple Mac, Apple Watch and near field communications (NFC).
The company's Mac policy and identity management features can now be delivered via the cloud, and customers will also have access to remote application management for Mac in addition to other features, according to the announcement. Wearable support has also been expanded with multi-factor authentication and single sign-on, and smartphone and tablet users can unlock their Centrify app with either a fingerprint or NFC tag.
5. Lifesize Brings Cloud-Based Recording to Enterprise with Personal Cloud Amplify Library – Lifesize enterprise customers can now record and store video content recorded from video calls in a personal library with the launch of Lifesize Cloud Amplify. The platform allows users to record Lifesize Cloud calls from any device and store them for future reference or to create on-demand content for business partners and customers.
Content can be recorded with a single click by any call participant, and participants can be tagged in those videos similar to methods used by social media outlets.