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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...

Cisco launches cloud-based database management-as-a-service for its UCS and HyperFlex customers 

Cisco recently announced the launch of its cloud – based management platform – Cisco Intersight, for its UCS (Unified Computing System) and HyperFlex Systems. With this, the company aims to present new ways of systems management. Cisco Intersight will solve the challenges that customers face due to more and more distributed applications and data; mobility and IoT demanding computing beyond data center capabilities; and the fact that the traditional IT models to manage systems are insufficient to meet the complexities, scale and velocity demanded by the modern IT. With decreasing server sales growth, the move seems to be an effort by the company to make its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings – UCS and Hyperflex, more attractive by simplifying its data center management. As per a...

DigitalOcean launches Spaces: A scalable object storage for developers

DigitalOcean, an American cloud infrastructure provider, launched a standalone object storage service named Spaces, to enable developers store and serve data with automatic scalability, performance, and reliability. Spaces provides automatic scalable storage, so the projects always have room to grow. It can host web assets, store user-generated content such as images and media files, with archiving backups in cloud and storing logs. Using Spaces, a Space can be created in just two clicks- Name the Space and tap Create. The permissions and metadata for one to many files can be quickly changed at once. It is useful when the developers are applying uniform permissions and metadata across a large number of files. It also provides a large ecosystem of S3-comaptible tools and libraries to manage...

IBM takes another step towards open source commitment – open sources WebSphere Liberty code

IBM launched the Open Liberty project this week to take its Liberty to a next level by moving the essential Liberty code base into open. IBM’s ongoing development for WebSphere will be based on this project, and the availability of this code is in GitHub under the Eclipse Public License V1. IBM had created Liberty five years ago, to help developers turn ideas into production-ready apps more quickly and easily using agile and DevOps principles. The Liberty was extremely successful in WebSphere transformation, that is the reason IBM is putting more efforts in enhancing this service with the launch of Open Liberty. The focus of Open Liberty is on creating a runtime supporting Java microservices that can be updated frequently and moved between different cloud environments. Developers get core ...

ZNetLive rolls out a marketplace for developers to showcase their work

ZNetLive – India’s leading web hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of its marketplace software platform that is built for developers to help them list any kind of software they develop and get it to the market easily. ZNetLive SaaS marketplace is designed to create a powerful and innovative ecosystem for the customers and developers, both. Through this comprehensive developer portal, the developers can now list their software on this marketplace and make revenue through integrations and extensions, whereas buyers can get easy access to discover and purchase any software from the Software and Services category of the SaaS platform. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive said, “Developers are technically skilled to develop apps, but when they are unable to see any market vi...

Acronis celebrates business growth with success of new hybrid cloud products

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, celebrated three years of opening its International Headquarters in Singapore. Acronis was founded in 2003 in Singapore, with a vision of developing innovative data protection solutions for service providers, businesses and consumers. From then, the company has witnessed continuous growth, and it is now the largest software and internet services company in Singapore, servicing global market. The company had moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2014, with its Corporate Headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. “Singapore is an important international technology hub with unparalleled levels of neutrality, which is critical to a global company like Acronis working in the area of data protection. High standards, inclusive cultu...

AWS makes a huge change to its cloud pricing

The cloud market leader – Amazon Web Services, on Monday, made a significant move to charge its customers by the seconds rather than by the hour for use of its EC2- the prime computing engine at the core of Amazon Web Services. AWS that was launched in 2006, used to charge for its services by the hour. But Alphabet’s Google, introduced in 2013, came in competition with AWS which started charging by the minute, with a 10-minute minimum. Later, Microsoft also introduced its Azure services and things became difficult for AWS. And now Amazon is making a good comeback by becoming even more granular with charging just by seconds, with a one-minute minimum. “Today, services like AWS Lambda prove that we can do a lot of useful work in a short time. Many of our customers are dreaming up...

A flashback into WHD.usa 2017 – the global event series for hosting and cloud industry

A part of the global series of event for the hosting, cloud and internet infrastructure industries – WHD.usa 2017 was successfully conducted this year too. The atmosphere at the two-day event, held at Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV, USA was rife with excitement, with the dignitaries networking, exchanging knowledge, gaining insights and some fun, of course! The list of attendees included hosting and cloud professionals from across North America. It also included senior executives, technologists and other decision makers from top hosting companies, hardware manufacturers, software vendors, and content creators. The attendees were able to gain a lot of insights on the latest hosting trends, understood the importance of forming effective partnerships, and there were many new product announcements t...

Dell becomes primary IT infrastructure supplier for GE, signs multi-year agreement

Dell Technologies recently announced that tech major GE has signed a multi-year agreement to use Dell Inc. infrastructure and end-user computing solutions to support its ongoing digital transformation efforts. This agreement is apparently one of the largest non-government contracts in the history of Dell Technologies, Dell or EMC. Under the multi-year deal, Dell Inc. has now become the primary IT infrastructure supplier for GE. “GE’s collaboration with Dell Technologies has helped us drive the transformation of GE into a digital industrial company. The investment we are making today will continue to push us forward and improve the end-user experience for our employees around the globe,” said Chris Drumgoole, vice president and chief technology officer, digital technology at GE. Using the D...

Microsoft Azure’s confidential computing to offer first of its kind data security capabilities

Microsoft has been spending over one billion dollars per year on cybersecurity to make Azure the most trusted cloud platform. Taking a step further in Azure’s data security abilities, Microsoft has now introduced Azure confidential computing, a collection of services and features that offers a protection missing from public clouds – encryption of data while being used. Azure confidential computing will allow applications running on Azure to keep data encrypted not only when it’s at rest or in transit, but also when it’s being computed on in-memory. It will keep data secure even from Microsoft’s administrators, hackers, and government warrants. The data is protected inside a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), also called enclave. None of the data or operations inside can be viewed f...

Microsoft to launch the Technical Preview of project Honolulu – browser based GUI management tool

Microsoft is planning for a makeover of server admin with a new GUI (Graphical User Interface) named as Project Honolulu. The Windows Server team of Microsoft will be releasing the technical preview of the project during Ignite, September 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Honolulu is a flexible browser-based graphical management tool deployed locally for Windows Server, version 1709, and even other server versions as well. Samuel Li, Windows Server principal program manager lead, said in his blog that, “Project ‘Honolulu’ is the culmination of significant customer feedback, which has directly shaped product direction and investments.” He added, “With support for both hybrid and traditional disconnected server environments, Project ‘Honolulu’ provides a quick and easy solution for common IT admin ...

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