IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending March 17, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • RCR Wireless reported that Deutsche Telekom announced SAP users can now run their applications, book a service managed by T-Systems experts or have customers test SAP HANA and S/4HANA software via its public cloud platform.
  • CIO Dive reported on Google’s announcement last week that it has improved its free cloud tier and expanded its free cloud trial program, which gives users $300 in credits they can use over a year.
  • StorageReview reported that Lenovo announced its new turnkey software-defined storage appliance, DX8200D, that leverages Lenovo’s x3650 M5 server platform and combines it with DataCore’s storage virtualization software.
  • Fortune reported that SAP has patched vulnerabilities in its HANA software that could be used to give hackers control over databases and business applications used to run big multinational firms. Silicon UK, Threatpost, CFO and Security Intelligence covered the news.
  • Forbes reported that Google rolled out a new update for Google Drive designed to make the platform more attractive to enterprise customers by including increased security, a team-oriented work environment sharing app called Team Drives and Google Vault for Drive, which manages sensitive data. Computer Business Review also reported this news.
  • VentureBeat reported that Cloudera will announce a new data science software that helps data scientists and data engineers work together.
  • GeekWire reported that Microsoft is enhancing its Azure SQL database and increasing storage limits for two of its existing premium databases to attract businesses and developers making the shift to the cloud.
  • TechTarget outlined five factors to consider before purchasing all flash array storage.
  • TechTarget discussed how enterprise digital transformation may not be possible without IoT, and companies will struggle if they fail to embrace digitization.
  • ComputerWeekly reported on a survey from Vanson Bourne, which found 76 percent of UK respondents said their biggest backup pain is from the regular need for more storage capacity.
  • CIO covered that SAP has added some new capabilities to SAP Vora, its in-memory distributed computing system based on Apache Spark and Hadoop. Datanami also covered the news.
  • TechTarget reported findings from its ninth annual IT Priorities Survey, revealing a growing number of network professionals are focused on virtualization in their networking plans.
  • EnterpriseTech reported that Lenovo is officially leveraging its server platform by combining it with storage virtualization software and storage area networking from partner DataCore Software.
  • ZDNet reported that Google announced multiple levels of encryption offerings for its Google Cloud Platform.
  • eWEEK reported Zoomdata, an open-standards platform offering visual analytics solutions for big-data workloads, has launched a fast, new visual connector for HPE’s Vertica Advanced Analytics database.
  • CRN covered an IoT roundtable it hosted in March featuring executives from HPE, Cisco and Forescout, who say solution providers are the key to success in operational technology.
  • TechRepublic published a “smart person’s guide” to SAP HANA, outlining what users need to know about migrating to SAP’s HANA database management system.
  • Diginomica took a deep dive into SAP Hybris YaaS microservices, analyzing its release schedules and patterns and reflecting on how microservices might impact S/4HANA and the SAP Cloud Platform.
  • ChannelWorld reported SAP has added new data engines that will run on SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services and elsewhere.
  • siliconANGLE discussed SAP’s story of monetizing big data with Hadoop as a Service, and noted that SAP SE’s acquisition of Altiscale brought services that complement the SAP Cloud Platform.
  • PCWorld reported Microsoft published 17 security patches covering 135 vulnerabilities, one of the largest batches for the company, including a patch for Hyper-V virtualization.
  • ChannelBuzz provided an overview of DX8200D, Lenovo’s first collaboration with Datacore, and mentions how the software-defined appliance fits with any kind of server virtualization workload. 
  • TechTarget discussed how Cisco has enhanced its HyperFlex product with coengineered software with Springpath. The company will soon lose SimpliVity as a hyperconverged infrastructure partner, due to its acquisition by HPE.
  • The Register reported FreeNAS, the FreeBSD-derived software that turns a server into a network-attached storage box, has upgraded, changed its name and now asserts it's a hyperconverged platform. The company has renamed itself to FreeNAS Corral.
  • ChannelBuzz reported Barracuda Liveboot 2.0 has added Hyper-V support, reduced boot times in both vSphere and Hyper-V environments, and improved its user interface. StorageReview also reported this news.


Nimble Storage News

  • The Huffington Post interviewed marketing executives, including Nimble’s Janet Matsuda, about the pieces of content that have produced the best results for their brands.
  • ChannelBuzz reported that Zerto is restructuring its Zerto Alliance Program and early members of the program include Nimble Storage, Pure Storage, AWS, Nutanix, Tegile and others. ChannelPro Network and Data Economy also covered the news.
  • Channel Partners reported that Zerto is launching its new Technical Alliances Program, with early members of the program including Nimble Storage, AWS, Tegile, Pure Storage, HPE, IBM and others.