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DataCore SANsymphony recertified as enterprise storage solution for SAP HANA

DataCore Software's SANsymphony has been recertified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform.

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Paris Community Hospital cures IT infrastructure challenges with VDI

Paris Community Hospital, a full-service emergency medical, surgery and rehabilitation hospital in Illinois, has implemented Scale Computing's HC3 platform to underpin its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. Working with partner Leostream, the new solution has improved the performance and efficiency of the hospital’s entire IT infrastructure.

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Ekinops delivers access virtualisation solutions

EKINOPS is collaborating with multinational enterprise and IT transformation specialist, Dell EMC OEM solutions (part of Dell Technologies). Combining the Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) with the OneAccess branded Ekinops Open Virtualization Platform (OVP) as a fully integrated solution enables enterprises to dramatically simplify consolidating branch server connectivity with virtual network function (VNF) management.

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Panasas invests in the future

Panasas has received a new round of private equity investment led by the investing arm of KEWA Financial, a U.S. insurance company, and Dowroc Partners, a private investment fund comprised of investment professionals with expertise in storage technology, energy, and cloud computing. The investment will fund ongoing technology and product development and also support expansion into new markets, as well as the exploration of OEM relationships. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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T-Systems builds virtual data centers with VMware Cloud on AWS

T-Systems is providing customers with a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS. Together with its long-standing partner, VMware, the Deutsche Telekom IT service provider is connecting clients’ private clouds with VMware Cloud on AWS. The agreement was signed by Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, and Adel Al-Saleh, CEO, T-Systems at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Hitchai strengthens business structures for social innovation

Hitachi, Ltd. is to strengthen its business structures, in order to achieve a transformation into a global leader, as laid out in the 2021 Mid-term Management Plan.

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NetApp powers Ducati’s data-driven team for the 2019 MotoGP Championship

NetApp confirms second year as official sponsor for the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.

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Insight Venture Partners invests $500 million in Veeam

Veeam Software says that Insight Venture Partners has invested $500 million with strong participation from strategic investor Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to accelerate the next phase of Veeam’s growth as the No.1 provider of Data Management solutions for the public and private cloud. Veeam will leverage Insight Venture Partners’ internal business strategy arm, Insight Onsite, and capital to accelerate its expansion through both organic growth and M&A activities.

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DDN Storage and CSIR-CEERI partner

DataDirect Networks has given details of a new collaboration with Council of Scientific Industrial Research – Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), focused on an objective to design, test and execute computation and storage solutions that will enable artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) workloads. The collaboration will provide a complete infrastructure solution that can deliver Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) for CSIR-CEERI customers.

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Redstor forms alliance partnership with VMware

Redstor enables customers to recover data instantly.

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VMware unveils innovations across intelligence-driven Workspace ONE Platform

Collaboration with Amazon, Dell, Google, Microsoft, Okta and Samsung enable organisations to extend modern management and security across platform.

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SNIA appoints 2018-19 Board of Directors and Technical Council members

Broadcom newly elected to Board and Technical Council; Advanced Computation and Storage LLC and Dell EMC join Board; Marvell Technology Group, Micron Technology, Pure Storage and Rubrik join Technical Council.

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Veeam restructures executive team

Veeam Software has re-structured its executive team, promoting Andrei Baronov to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In addition to Co-Founder Mr. Baronov’s promotion, Ratmir Timashev, Veeam’s other Co-Founder, becomes Executive Vice President (EVP), WW Sales and Marketing, with William Largent assuming the role of Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations. Both Mr. Timashev and Mr. Largent will report to the CEO.

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The Salvation Army boosts remote access and flexible working with Citrix

International charity deploys Citrix technology to empower its “connected army” of staff to help more people more quickly.

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Availability and vendor lock-in are major IT concerns

DataCore Software has published the results of its 7th consecutive market survey, “The State of Software-Defined, Hyperconverged and Cloud Storage,” which explored the experiences of 400 IT professionals who are currently using or evaluating software-defined storage, hyperconverged and cloud storage to solve critical data storage challenges. The results yield surprising insights from a cross-section of industries over a range of workloads, including the fact that storage availability and avoiding vendor lock-in remain top concerns for IT professionals, and illustrate the status of the industry on its journey to a software-defined future.

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Videos

Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.

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