Datacenter

Data Center Infrastructure Market Growth Lags, Public Cloud Flourishes: Synergy Research Group

Synergy Research Group’s new Q2 data shows that the quarterly spending on overall data center hardware and software has grown by only 5% in the last 2 years, while spending on the public cloud portion of the same has grown by 35%. The spending on traditional, non-cloud data hardware and software has also decreased by 18%. But private cloud infrastructure market has grown, though less compared to public cloud. The total revenues of data center infrastructure equipment (cloud & non-cloud hardware and software), in the second quarter were over $30 billion, of which 30% accounted for public cloud infrastructure. Operating Systems, networking, servers, storage and virtualization software accounted for 96% of the overall data center infrastructure market, with the remaining being compr...

Cisco strengthens its datacenter portfolio with $320 million acquisition of Springpath

Cisco Systems, the worldwide technology leader in networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and high-technology products, completely acquired Springpath, Inc., a hyperconvergence software specialist, based in Sunnyvale. With this acquisition, Cisco will be able to deliver advanced data center innovation to its customers, and provide more software-centric solutions. Springpath has been serving hyperconvergence since 2012, and it started working with Cisco from 2016 when the latter acquired it for $320 million to launch the HyperFlex platform, which is the industry’s foremost fully hyperconverged infrastructure system. Hyperconvergence is a type of infrastructure system that closely integrates networking, storage, virtualization, and other technologies in a commodity hardware box fro...

OnApp Enterprise solution to bring cloud efficiency and flexibility to the datacenter

The leading cloud management platform provider – OnApp, recently announced its new range of solutions – OnApp Enterprise, to bring better price, performance and usability in the private and hybrid cloud market. Its first solution will bring together the power of OnApp’s cloud management software stack with Data Center Blocks Hardware of Intel; and will turn out as a turnkey HCI (Hyper Converged Infrastructure) solution with one platform and one appliance. The company has designed the solution keeping in mind the needs of IT departments and SMBs. The solution features consist of: comprehensive tool sets for private cloud deployment and orchestration, tools for user access control and governance, monitoring and chargeback, ability to connect with multiple public cloud providers. The solution...

HPE completes spin-off and merger deal with Micro Focus

HPE, on Friday, announced that the spin-off and merger of its software business with Micro Focus International has now been completed. This completion will deliver approximately $8.8 billion to the HPE and its stockholders. HPE feels that it is now a stronger and more focused company, and ready to compete the market. HPE will now focus on simplifying the Hybrid IT, offering the flexible consumption models, and innovating the intelligent edge. HPE is a leading technology company which was formed in 2015 when the company once known as Hewlett-Packard got split into HP Inc and HPE. The services of HPE is helping its customers make IT more efficient, productive and secure, and accelerating the digital transformation. While, Micro Focus is a global enterprise in Newbury, U.K., and has a portfol...

VMware AWS partnership to promote hybrid cloud adoption

VMware announced the general availability of VMware cloud on AWS, at the VMware’s big annual conference in Las Vegas. With the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware customers get the ability to enjoy the cloud computing benefits without shelling out anything extra for any data center management software of VMware. The two companies had actually announced this partnership about an year ago. With this, VMware’s Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) has been brought to the AWS cloud, which enables the users to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, along with optimized access to AWS services. The goal of the partnership is to seamlessly extend the VMware’s environment from the enterprise data center to AWS. VMw...

IBM announces Spectrum Protect Plus for virtual environment data protection

IBM recently announced Spectrum Protect Plus, an update to its Spectrum Protect, a data protection software for backup and recovery for virtual environments. For faster backup and operational recovery, it provides policy driven data protection and a portal which makes it easy to use. It allows faster deployment using OVA (Open Virtual Appliance) and its agentless architecture enables protection in an hour. It provides smooth automation via RESTful API for flexibility of accessing backup data. The solution, meant for VM administrators, features a global catalog of Virtual Machines and files that enables quick search and restoration across various machines and recovery points. It offers backup and recovery services for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere hypervisors. It can be combined with...

dotCOM host Lowers Premium Bandwidth Pricing for New and Current Clients

dotCOM host today announced that it has adjusted the cost of premium bandwidth for its new and current clients. With lowered cost, dotCOM’s customers can  enjoy superior reliability, up to triple redundancy, and the highest grade bandwidth for data streaming and downloads. The news comes nearly a month after dotCOM host secured three International Data Centers to supplement its San Diego facility. By regularly renegotiating contracts with our bandwidth providers, we ensure the most current and cost-effective pricing, which directly benefits our clients. Usage continues to grow every year and the higher the volume, the better the deal. – Michelle Lockhart, VP-Sales, dotCOM host. dotCOM host partners with   highest-grade bandwidth providers to  provide  a customized price structure  an...

RiverMeadow Software Releases RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS 2.0

Automated server migration solution developer RiverMeadow Software today announced the availability of version 2.0 of RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS  with many new features and infrastructure enhancements. With the enhancements delivered in RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS 2.0, we continue to remove the barriers of entry for just a fraction of the cost and without the operational headaches, so organizations can immediately gain the economic and practical benefits of cloud computing. – Mark Shirman, CEO, RiverMeadow. RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS  is an API-based platform which automates the cloud migration process from beginning-to-end, without having to  install agents or take servers out of production, thereby saving considerable amount of cost and time.   It accommodates both Linux...

Malwarebytes’ new Data Scan-and-Backup Service Prevents the Upload and Sharing of Malware

San Jose based anti-malware company Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes Secure Backup, an online backup service that automatically scans files for malware prior to backup, thereby removing the threat of saving or sharing infected files. Convenient and easy-to-use, Malwarebytes Secure Backup scans for all documents, photos, music and videos on a users’ system and uploads them  to MalwareBytes’  US based data center. If a particular file is found to be infected, it is skipped, and the user is notified of the same. Users can also customize the individual files and drives they want  included or excluded from the backup. In addition to Windows PCs, users also have an option of backing up their files on   Android and Apple iOS devices. In case the said  devices are lost or damaged...

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