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DDN News
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DDN Expands AI Computing Collaborations To Simplify And De-Risk Enterprise Adoption
DDN's latest AI Reference Architecture demonstrates the optimization of DDN's A3I with Atos' BullSequana XH3000 supercomputing platform.
DDN the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, today announced at SC22, The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, a new Reference Architecture in collaboration with Atos. DDN also introduced enhancements to its scalable and flexible monitoring interface, DDN Insight, to streamline and simplify management and support of HPC and AI infrastructures at-scale.
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AWS News
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Author Spotlight: Luca Mezzalira, Principal Serverless Specialist Solutions Architect
The Author Spotlight series pulls back the curtain on some of AWS's most prolific authors. Read on to find out more about our very own Luca Mezzalira's journey, in his own words!
My name is Luca, and I'm a Principal Serverless Specialist Solutions Architect-probably the longest job title I've ever had in my 20-year career in the tech industry. One thing you have to know about me upfront: I love challenges. I tread an unconventional path, on which I found several hurdles, but, after a few years, I grew to love them.

Since I joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in January 2021, I discovered (and continue to discover) all the challenges I've always dreamed of. I can also find solutions for customers, industries, and communities-what better place is there for a challenge-hunter like me!

AWS News, November 18th, 2022
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Duke Energy Collaborates With AWS To Develop Smart Grid Solutions To Better Serve Customers And Drive Its Clean Energy Transition
Duke Energy will build new smart grid software and services on AWS and expand its Intelligent Grid Services - a suite of custom-built applications that help the utility anticipate future energy demand and identify where and how to update the power grid.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), one of America's largest energy holding companies, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), are entering into a multiyear strategic collaboration to accelerate the utility's development of industry-leading grid solutions that will benefit customers and help advance Duke Energy's clean energy transition. As part of this agreement, Duke Energy will build new smart grid software and services on AWS and expand its Intelligent Grid Services - a suite of custom-built applications that help the utility anticipate future energy demand and identify where and how to update the power grid. AWS, in turn, will work alongside Duke Energy to build out cloud technologies to support Duke Energy's grid-planning solutions, so they run faster and more cost effectively.
AWS News, November 18th, 2022
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Now Open - AWS Region In Spain
The AWS Region in Aragon, Spain, is now open. The official name is Europe (Spain), and the API name is eu-south-2. You can start using it today to deploy workloads and store your data in Spain.
The AWS Europe (Spain) Region has three Availability Zones (AZ) that you can use to reliably spread your applications across multiple data centers. Each Availability Zone is a fully isolated partition of AWS infrastructure that contains one or more data centers.

Availability Zones are separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to reduce the risk of a single event affecting the availability of the Region but near enough for business continuity for applications that require rapid failover and synchronous replication. This gives you the ability to operate production applications that are more highly available, fault-tolerant, and scalable than would be possible from a single data center.

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NVIDIA News
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A Force To Be Reckoned With: Lucid Group Reveals Gravity Suv, Built On Nvidia Drive
Electric automaker launches new versions of the Air sedan at the AutoMobility Los Angeles auto show.
Meet the electric SUV with magnetic appeal.

Lucid Group unveiled its next act, the Gravity SUV, during the AutoMobility Los Angeles auto show. The automaker also launched additional versions of the hit Lucid Air sedan - Air Pure and Air Touring.

Both models offer the future-ready DreamDrive Pro driver-assistance system, powered by the NVIDIA DRIVE platform.

Lucid launched the Air late last year to widespread acclaim. The luxury sedan won MotorTrend's Car of the Year for 2022, with a chart-topping battery range of up to 516 miles and fast charging.

NVIDIA News, November 17th, 2022
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Get The Big Picture: Stream GeForce Now In 4K Resolution On Samsung Smart TVs
Plus, 'Warhammer 40,000: Darktide' Pre-Order Beta is part of 10 new games streaming this week.
Gaming in the living room is getting an upgrade with GeForce NOW.

This GFN Thursday, kick off the weekend streaming GeForce NOW on Samsung TVs, with upcoming support for 4K resolution.

Get started with the 10 new titles streaming this week.

Plus, Yes by YTL Communications, a leading 5G provider in Malaysia, today announced it will soon bring GeForce NOW powered by Yes to gamers across the country. Stay tuned for more updates.

NVIDIA News, November 17th, 2022
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Lockheed Martin, NVIDIA To Help Us Speed Climate Data To Researchers
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selects Lockheed Martin and NVIDIA to build a prototype digital twin of Earth to accelerate environmental monitoring and prediction, including climate research.
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Lockheed Martin and NVIDIA to build a prototype system to accelerate outputs of Earth Environment Monitoring and their corresponding visualizations.

Using AI techniques, such a system has the potential to reduce by an order of magnitude the amount of time necessary for the output of complex weather visualizations to be generated.

NVIDIA News, November 17th, 2022
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See A Sea Change: 3D Researchers Bring Naval History To Life
A half-million pictures of two shipwrecks will blend into lifelike VR/AR exhibits thanks to accelerated computing.
Museumgoers will be able to explore two sunken WWII ships as if they were scuba divers on the ocean floor, thanks to work at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Exhibits in development, for display in Australia and potentially further afield, will use exquisitely detailed 3D models the researchers are creating to tell the story of one of the nation's greatest naval battles.

On Nov. 19, 1941, Australia's HMAS Sydney (II) and Germany's HSK Kormoran lobbed hundreds of shells in a duel that lasted less than an hour. More than 700 died, including every sailor on the Sydney. Both ships sank 8,000 feet, 130 miles off the coast of Western Australia, not to be discovered for decades.

NVIDIA News, November 18th, 2022
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Fortinet News
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'Tis The Season For Cyberattacks. Retailers: Here's How To Protect Your Brand
It's early November, and consumers are making their lists and checking them twice.
Holiday shopping and related promotions are already in full swing. Retailers like Amazon already held early Prime Days in October. Numerous other big-box retailers are offering Black Friday-style discounts to appeal to consumers' desires to stock up on gifts earlier this year.

Rising prices and inflation are top of mind for many consumers, meaning shoppers are counting on these discounts more than ever. According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), 44% of holiday shoppers say that it's better to purchase their gifts and seasonal items now, as they expect inflation will continue to impact prices for the duration of 2022. The same NRF survey also showed that 58% of shoppers say promotions and sales are more important when shopping for holiday items and gifts (only 48% said the same last year).

Fortinet News, November 14th, 2022
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Cyber Experts Discuss Threats Around Online Shopping
As many prepare for the holiday season and online shopping remains top of mind, cybercriminals are dusting off their old tricks and preparing for one of the busiest times of the year.
With more people shopping online than ever before, cybercriminals are now looking to target the higher traffic flows online as shoppers look for the latest holiday deals. Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs' Derek Manky and Aamir Lakhani provide some insight into how shoppers and organizations can protect themselves.
Fortinet News, November 17th, 2022
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Fortinet's Ken Xie Talks About Business Momentum, Customer Trends, And Sustainability
Fortinet is at the forefront of dynamic changes in cybersecurity and networking as an industry leader for over 20 years. Fortinet's founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO, Ken Xie offers his perspective on important industry trends, business momentum, and how Fortinet is helping customers achieve their sustainability goals.
Ken: Revenue for the quarter grew 33%, significantly outpacing the industry growth rate. Product revenue growth was very strong at 39%, extending our position as a product revenue leader in the cybersecurity industry. Our product revenue performance reflects the strong demand we've built over the past 18 months across our security solutions along with the successful execution of our teams in managing the supply chain. In the quarter, SD-WAN and OT bookings grew over 45% and 75%, respectively, and together accounted for over 25% of total bookings. We believe we can achieve #1 market share in SD-WAN in the next couple of years.
Fortinet News, November 18th, 2022
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Managing Securely Around Crypto Scams
It's no secret that cybercriminals will continue to rely on tried-and-true attack tactics, particularly those that are easy to execute and help them achieve a quick payday.
In fact, given the success of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), Cybercrime-as-a-Service (CaaS) will evolve in the immediate future in a big way. CaaS will be a very attractive business model for threat actors and a growing number of additional attack vectors will be made available as a service through the dark web. Crypto and digital wallets will be high on that list.
Fortinet News, November 15th, 2022
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New Rapperbot Campaign - We Know What You Bruting For This Time
After FortiGuard Labs reported on RapperBot in our previous article titled So RapperBot, What Ya Bruting For?
in August 2022, there was a significant drop in the number of samples collected in the wild. But in early October 2022, new samples with the same distinctive C2 protocol used by RapperBot were detected.

Unlike the murky objectives of the previous campaign, it is quickly evident that these samples are part of a separate campaign to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against game servers, which we believe to be a re-emergence of a similar campaign from earlier this year.

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Cisco News
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Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings
$13.6 billion in revenue, up 6% year over year; GAAP EPS $0.65, down 7% year over year, and Non-GAAP EPS $0.86, up 5% year over year
Cisco reported first quarter results for the period ended October 29, 2022. Cisco reported first quarter revenue of $13.6 billion, net income on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis of $2.7 billion or $0.65 per share, and non-GAAP net income of $3.5 billion or $0.86 per share.

"Our fiscal 2023 is off to a good start as we delivered the largest quarterly revenue and second highest quarterly non-GAAP earnings per share in our history," said Chuck Robbins, chair and CEO of Cisco. "These results demonstrate the relevance of our strategy, our differentiated innovation, and our unique position to help our customers become more resilient."

Cisco News, November 16th, 2022
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Network + Security = Connected & Protected
Cisco Partner Summit has ended, but we continue to build on the momentum and excitement around our security innovations and announcements.
At Partner Summit Jeetu Patel, Emma Carpenter and Shaila Shankar took the stage to highlight our partner profitability programs and the opportunities around the firewall refresh cycle.

New Security Global Marketing Campaign - If it's connected, it's protected Alongside our product and profitability announcements, our marketing team launched a new global marketing brand campaign. Carrie Palin, unveiled our latest video highlighting how Cisco security delivers a complete set of security solutions, all designed to integrate seamlessly with third party technology to deliver resilient, end-to-end protection.

Cisco News, November 18th, 2022
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Supercharge 5G With Converged CRAN Architecture
Communication service providers (CSPs) are being challenged to deploy 5G in dense urban and high traffic environments while trying to optimize for cost and simplify capacity expansions.
Centralized radio access network (CRAN) architectures are becoming critical as CSPs adopt mid-band and high-band spectrums to address 5G opportunities. CRAN architecture lowers capital expenditures (CapEx), simplifies operations, and enhances RAN performance with spectrum sharing technologies. CSPs need to look at their existing transport architecture to ensure that they realize these benefits by adopting CRAN.

Evolving the transport network is a first important step in adopting 5G on an existing 4G RAN network. The decision to either stay with distributed RAN (DRAN) architecture by expanding backhaul capacity or migrating to CRAN architecture with fronthaul investment is something every CSP must consider.

Cisco News, November 18th, 2022
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Taking An In-Depth Look At Your Application And Network Performance
Understanding your applications and network in depth - how applications and infrastructure are performing, or not - is what observability offers to your business
Briefly defined, full-stack observability (FSO) is real-time observability across applications, software-defined compute, storage, services, network, etc. FSO offers in-depth visibility into the behavior, performance, and health of applications and infrastructure through metrics, events, logs, and traces (MELT)-providing visibility, insights and actions that help teams optimize customer experiences and deliver business outcomes.
Cisco News, November 17th, 2022
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Why A New Approach To Security Is Needed In Education
The shift to virtual and hybrid teaching, learning, work, and services brought on by the pandemic (and which continues today) has accelerated cybersecurity risks for education institutions of all levels.
While data breaches are common across all industries, the risk for education is particularly acute given the sensitivity of students, faculty, staff, and research data. The increase in individuals accessing school systems outside of the campus and on personal devices has increased the threat surface exponentially. Adding in the fact that many institutions are understaffed and/or have insufficient security measures in place makes universities and schools attractive, lucrative, and easy targets for cyber criminals.
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Citrix News
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Applications Are Open For The CTP And CtA Classes Of 2023!
It's that time of year again! We are now accepting applications for both the CTP and CTA Programs. Click here to apply to either program and keep reading below for more information.
Citrix is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) classes of 2023! The application window will remain open until December 31, and you can submit your application here.

CTP and CTA candidates are selected for the program by the Citrix Community team, CTPs, and CTAs. There are formal reviews and voting processes based on the candidate's alignment with the program guidelines.

Want to learn what it takes to be a CTP or a CTA? Just keep reading.

Citrix News, November 15th, 2022
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Citrix Endpoint Management Is Back By Popular Demand!
Thousands of Citrix customers leverage our on-prem and cloud endpoint management solution - Citrix Endpoint Management - to protect, secure, and enable work on millions of mobile devices around the globe.
Our customers have been using this solution for more than a decade!

In July 2022, Citrix announced end of sale (EoS) for net new customers, while continuing to support existing customers by providing Day 0 support, performance, and security updates.

After that announcement, we received a lot of feedback from customers, who overwhelmingly wanted us to revisit our EoS decision. They valued their Citrix Endpoint Management investments and wanted Citrix to enhance the solution as they grew the number of devices under management.

Citrix News, November 15th, 2022
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Deliver An Amazing UX With A Non-Domain Joined (NDJ) Citrix Linux VDA
In Citrix Consulting Services, most of our engagements involve Microsoft technologies. But Linux virtual desktops have proved to be an interesting use case for many of our customers.
It's an ideal solution for developers, high-graphics users, and others. One interesting scenario I worked on recently involved a non-domain joined (NDJ) Linux VDA, which provides IT departments with the ability to deliver a Linux Desktop in a segregated, secure environment where Active Directory integration is not possible.
Citrix News, November 17th, 2022
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Why Cloud Networking Infrastructure Underpins The Omnipresent Customer Experience
We all know that latency across digital channels hits revenues hard. A famed Amazon study from over a decade ago found every 100ms of latency costs 1 per cent in sales.
That study was in 2009; Gordon Brown was the prime minister and the Black Eyed Peas topped the UK and U.S. singles charts. It was a very different time. But the importance of network connectivity to underpin retail sales remains, and post-pandemic, has intensified.

It's been a difficult time for the retail industry - with lockdowns resulting in many brick-and-mortar stores being forced to completely redefine their businesses. Stores that relied on high street footfall and in-store engagement needed to create new ways of reaching their key customers.

Citrix News, November 16th, 2022
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SAP News
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SAP Launches Sap Build To Unleash Business Expertise, Partners With Coursera To Empower A New Generation Of Developers
SAP announced at the SAP TechEd conference the launch of a powerful new offering to drive the next wave of business transformation by unleashing the expertise of those who know best - business users.
Drawing on the unique depth and breadth of SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), SAP Build is a low-code solution that puts SAP's world-class enterprise technology in the hands of business users, giving them direct, secure access to the end-to-end processes, data and context they need to make smarter decisions and drive innovation quickly. The offering empowers business users with minimal technical expertise to create and augment enterprise applications, automate processes and design business sites with drag-and-drop simplicity.
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Datacore News
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DataCore Software Named a Finalist for CRN's 2022 Tech Innovator Award
DataCore Software announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has chosen DataCore as a Finalist for the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. The company is being recognized for DataCore Bolt 1.0 in the Storage Cloud category.
This annual award program celebrates innovative vendors in the IT channel across 38 different technology categories, in critical business areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. The selection process for this year's winners was overseen by a panel of CRN editors and is based on a review of hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria. These include key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and best fit with customer and solution provider needs.
Datacore News, November 14th, 2022
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Hybrid Cloud Storage Made Easy
Cloud adoption is conspicuously rising across different regions of the world, but in varying levels of magnitude and confidence.
Some businesses are boldly bursting workloads in the cloud, while others tread more cautiously - still concerned with cloud security, latencies, and unpredictable costs. For these reasons organizations are exploring a mix of private and public clouds to store and protect data based on diverse backup, retention, recovery, and compliance needs. They seek the flexibility to balance data placement across on-premises and off-site locations in a hybrid cloud model.
Datacore News, November 18th, 2022
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Dell News
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Coming Soon: Backup Target From Dell Apex
Focus on innovation, not infrastructure, with backup storage from Dell APEX.
As organizations of all sizes and across all industries digitally transform, data has quickly become the most vital asset to their business. Data plays a central role as a source of competitive differentiation, with the ability to drive innovation through new products, services, and business models. That is why it is imperative to keep this asset protected.
Dell News, November 17th, 2022
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Dell Delivers Cyber Recovery Guarantee
Increase confidence in data recovery.
It has been said that the only things that are guaranteed in life are death and taxes. With the dramatic upsurge in ransomware and malware attacks over the last 12 months, we can now probably add cyberattacks to that list as well.

According to the 2022 Global Data Protection Index Snapshot research (GDPI), nearly half of organizations reported suffering a cyberattack or other cyber incident that prevented access to their data in the last 12 months, resulting in financial losses that averaged $660k per incident. Not surprisingly, 63 percent of these same organizations lack the confidence they can reliably recover all business-critical data in the event of a cyberattack

Dell News, November 18th, 2022
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Dell Technologies Advances High Performance Computing And Ai With Dell Poweredge Servers And Dell Apex Innovation
Dell PowerEdge server portfolio additions accelerate high performance computing and artificial intelligence outcomes
Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) expands its high performance computing (HPC) portfolio, offering powerful solutions to help organizations quickly innovate with confidence. With a range of new offers, Dell delivers technologies and services to help customers power demanding applications while making HPC capabilities more accessible to businesses.
Dell News, November 14th, 2022
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Dell Technologies Strengthens Cyber Resiliency With Multicloud Data Protection And Security Innovations
Dell PowerProtect Data Manager software advancements and new appliance help customers improve operational security and cyber resiliency
Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) is expanding its industry leadership in data protection appliances and software1 to help customers protect their data on premises, in public clouds and at the edge.

The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance leads a series of advancements for multicloud data protection that are simple to use and easy to consume. Dell innovation in AI-powered resilience and operational security accelerates the adoption of Zero Trust architectures, helping protect organizations from the increasing threat of cyberattacks.

Dell News, November 17th, 2022
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Managing Your Organization'S Digital Transformation Costs With Dell Apex
We hear it everywhere - the economy is uncertain, and in the face of rising inflation and interest rates, businesses need to adapt.
The common refrain that we hear from business leaders is, 'how can I do more with less?' How can IT organizations continue to modernize and create a competitive advantage, while continuing to support the business at the same time?

To help us answer this question, we asked Forrester senior analyst Tracy Woo to share Forrester's research and insights on changing cloud trends and strategies that organizations are using to continue modernizing their infrastructure in the face of economic headwinds.

Dell News, November 18th, 2022
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Moving Sustainability Forward With Dell Apex
Dell APEX, by design, is a significant step forward in embracing Dell's commitment to the Green Data Center.
Environmental sustainability is no longer icing on the cake, it's a necessary ingredient to an organization's business strategy. Leading IT companies have a responsibility to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Dell APEX, by design, is a significant step forward in embracing Dell's commitment to the Green Data Center. Furthermore, Dell demonstrates the highest standards in commitment to sustainability when coupled with its strategic partnerships ensuring that our customer experience, especially within the APEX portfolio, offers the brightest future for our global IT ecosystem.
Dell News, November 18th, 2022
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Simplified Data Protection - The New Powerprotect Data Manager Appliance
Modern and secure multicloud data protection made easy.
Dell introduced the new PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance to help you simplify data protection, enhance cybersecurity and get more IT self-service capabilities so you can speed up your digital modernization efforts.

65 percent of respondents to the 2022 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) snapshot research indicated that increased data protection operational management time and complexity is a challenge facing their organization.

Dell News, November 17th, 2022
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HPE News
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Drives Supercomputing Leadership In Performance, Energy Efficiency, Scientific Discovery, And Ai
HPE-built supercomputers were recognized for delivering the world's fastest and most energy-efficient supercomputers and powering award-winning scientific research
At SC22, the annual international supercomputing conference, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) demonstrated ongoing leadership with its world-leading supercomputers that are recognized for driving breakthrough performance, energy efficiency, scientific discovery, and AI innovation.

HPE also recently announced it is making supercomputing accessible for more enterprises to harness insights, solve problems and innovate faster by delivering its supercomputers in a smaller form factor and at a lower price point. Its expanded portfolio includes the new HPE Cray EX and HPE Cray XD supercomputers.

HPE News, November 18th, 2022
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HPE Asset Upcycling Services Chosen By Yahoo! Japan For Sustainable Reuse Of IT Assets
HPE and Yahoo! JAPAN team up to keep used hardware out of landfill in a secure and transparent way
HPE announced that Yahoo! JAPAN has chosen HPE Asset Upcycling Services to ensure end-of-use hardware gets refurbished and reused wherever possible, to meet its sustainability goals.

Yahoo! JAPAN provides internet services to approximately 86 million users. In order to deliver a state-of-the-art user experience the company is constantly modernizing its technology environment. Yahoo! JAPAN pledges to be carbon neutral and pursues an environmentally responsible cycle of IT asset upgrade and refresh. The company is fully committed to sustainable social and environmental development and needed a trusted partner who could meet its stringent security requirements from a technology perspective.

HPE News, November 14th, 2022
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IBM News
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Enhanced Ingress Status for IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud Clusters
On 15 November 2022, IBM introduced the enhanced Ingress Status for IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud clusters.
The enhanced Ingress Status provides granular status reports for your Ingress components, including ALBs, subdomains and secrets.

Additionally, a set of new step-by-step troubleshooting guides is available in our documentation that will help narrow down and resolve issues reported by the Ingress Status. To make Ingress Status more flexible and suitable for all of your use cases, we also introduced new configuration options.

IBM News, November 15th, 2022
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IBM AIOps Software Helps Businesses, Including BBC Studios and ExaVault, Transform IT Operations
IBM updates its Turbonomic Application Resource Management and Instana Observability software to help organizations manage application performance and energy and costs to accelerate sustainability initiative progress
In a constantly evolving business environment, many organizations are struggling to deliver on elevated customer expectations while navigating the challenges of skilled labor gaps, digital disruption, and increasingly complex IT environments.

With more people leaving the workforce, companies lack the staffing required to manage these environments and scale them by traditional means. To bridge this gap, organizations are turning to new digital solutions like automation technology to better leverage their existing talent.

IBM News, November 18th, 2022
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IBM Db2 + Amazon Web Services: Better Together
is page on TwitterShare this page on FacebookShare this page on LinkedInE-mail this page The database built to run the world's mission-critical workloads is on AWS.
In May 2022, IBM officially announced its strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services to deliver IBM SaaS products in the AWS marketplace. IBM's SaaS products on AWS are designed to provide customers with the availability, elastic scaling, governance and security required for their mission-critical workloads, fully managed in the cloud. The IBM and AWS partnership gives customers the opportunity to quickly get started with IBM SaaS products, integrated into the AWS services and experience.
IBM News, November 17th, 2022
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Innovating At The Edge? How Hybrid Cloud Overcomes The Complexity
Emerging as one of the formidable tools that will help businesses drive innovation and uncover new revenue streams, edge computing holds the key to digital transformation by moving computing out to the 'edge' of the network - to the mobile devices, equipment, and routers where data is collected.
Transporting the cloud closer to where things are happening, edge computing enables businesses across industries to take advantage of all this data to make better decisions and better serve their customers at a lower latency than typical cloud computing.

A key benefit of edge computing is that users get a better experience in terms of reliability, speed, and potentially better privacy, helping companies comply with data sovereignty regulations by keeping data on location while still being able to provide all of the features expected of modern cloud-based software.

IBM News, November 16th, 2022
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Lenovo News
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Lenovo Celebrates 10 Years Of Industry-Leading Lenovo Neptune Cooling Technology
Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK) Selects Lenovo High Performance Computing Solutions to Advance Energy Efficient Climate Research
At SC22, Lenovo celebrated 10 years of its industry-leading Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technology by unveiling the latest high performance computing (HPC) updates, concepts and solutions designed to deliver powerful data insights to organizations of all sizes. The company showcased a broader range of ThinkSystem servers that extend sustainable computing capabilities to more customers around the globe, enabling customers to efficiently accelerate data-based insights and improve business outcomes.

The company also announced that PIK has selected it's HPC and Lenovo Neptune water cooling solutions to develop its next supercomputer, which will enable a deeper understanding of climate change while deploying revolutionary energy efficiency practices.

Lenovo News, November 14th, 2022
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New Flatiron Institute Supercomputer The Most Power-Efficient Ever Built
Leveraging the new machine's speed and parallel processing, researchers will apply machine learning techniques to open questions in science.
A new supercomputer operated by the Flatiron Institute in New York City tops the latest Green500 List of the most power-efficient supercomputers in the world.

The revised list, which ranks supercomputers based on the number of floating-point operations per second (or 'FLOPS') per watt of power, clocks the new supercomputer at 65.091 billion FLOPS per watt. That edges out the previous record holder, which managed 62.684 billion FLOPS per watt. At 2.038 million billion FLOPS, the new Flatiron Institute supercomputer is the world's most energy efficient supercomputer as measured by the Green500.org.

Lenovo News, November 14th, 2022
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Microsoft News
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Building A More Inclusive Workplace: Microsoft Releases Action Plan Following Independent Review
At Microsoft, we take our commitment to creating a safe, inclusive work environment for all employees very seriously.
In keeping with this commitment, today we are announcing new steps to prevent discrimination and harassment, following a 2021 proposal that was approved by Microsoft's shareholders.

Based on this proposal, Microsoft's Board of Directors engaged the law firm of ArentFox Schiff LLP to conduct an independent review of the company's sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies and practices. ArentFox has completed its work and has provided the Board with a report detailing its findings and recommendations. In addition, the Microsoft management team has prepared an implementation plan that addresses all the recommendations in the ArentFox report.

Microsoft News, November 15th, 2022
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Introducing The Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, A New Approach To Designing Supply Chains For Agility, Automation And Sustainability
Although supply chain disruption is not new, its complexity and the rate of change are outpacing organizations' ability to address issues at a global scale.
Many solutions today are narrowly focused on supply chain execution and management and are not ready to support this new reality. Enterprises are dealing with petabytes of data, spread across legacy systems, Enterprise Resource Planning programs (ERPs), and custom solutions, resulting in a fragmented view of their supply chain.
Microsoft News, November 14th, 2022
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Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Announce Landmark Agreement On Classified Cloud, Advanced Technologies For Department Of Defense
Secure cloud, AI/ML and 5G.MIL solutions will unlock next-generation national security solutions
Lockheed Martin and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a landmark expansion of their strategic relationship to help power the next generation of technology for the Department of Defense (DOD).

  • Classified Cloud Innovations:
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), Modeling and Simulation Capabilities:
  • 5G.MIL Programs:
  • Digital Transformation:

The game-changing agreement will span four critical areas for the DOD:

Microsoft News, November 16th, 2022
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Microsoft Announces The Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, A New Design Approach For Supply Chain Agility, Automation And Sustainability
Microsoft Supply Chain Platform harmonizes the data estate, introduces 'command center' for enterprise supply chain
Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, which helps organizations maximize their supply chain data estate investment with an open approach, bringing the best of Microsoft AI, collaboration, low-code, security and SaaS applications in a composable platform.

The company also announced the preview of Microsoft Supply Chain Center, a ready-made command center for supply chain visibility and transformation and part of the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform. Supply Chain Center is designed to work natively with an organization's supply chain data and applications, with built-in collaboration, supply and demand insights, and order management.

Microsoft News, November 14th, 2022
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The Path To Marketplace Success Starts Here
I am honored to kick off our inaugural Marketplace Summit. For the first time, we are welcoming thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) and Software as a service (SaaS) providers as we broadcast live from Microsoft Studios to share how we are committed to our shared success by helping ISVs maximize the marketplace opportunity.
The mass migration to the cloud since the pandemic is forcing an inflection point where customers are looking to optimize and streamline their investments - this creates an opportunity for SaaS providers and ISVs. Because of this growing demand for SaaS services, we are firmly committed to provide the right resources, tools and support to take advantage of these opportunities. Today, we are thrilled to announce the global public preview of the ISV Success Program. We are excited to offer this personalized support at the solution level and support every ISV to innovate on the Microsoft Cloud and rapidly go-to-market through the commercial marketplace.
Microsoft News, November 15th, 2022
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Oracle News
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Historic Tours Of America Improves Guest Shopping Adventures With Oracle
The nation's storytellers embrace Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service to offer exemplary service and more connected interactions
For nearly 50 years, Historic Tours of America has been the nation's premier storyteller-entertaining and educating over two million guests a year with their tours, attractions, and historic ships. Millions more visit their festival marketplaces and themed retail gift stores to complement the experience. To meet the evolving needs of today's consumers, Historic Tours of America upgraded its in-store technology to Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service (POS). With the system, Historic tours can now deliver seamless transactions, and enhance day-to-day operations, while improving the customer experience. Oracle delivered the Xstore upgrade in just three months, one of the fastest on record.
Oracle News, November 14th, 2022
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Oracle Announces Support Of SC22 Student Cluster Competition
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is excited to announce that we're sponsoring the Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at this year's International Conference for High-performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC22)
Supercomputing (SC) is one of the premiere high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and deep learning (DL) events in the world. Every year since 2007, SC holds a competition where students from universities worldwide compete for 48 hours nonstop to solve real-world scientific challenges.

Thirteen teams compete with hardware that they bring to the conference with the added horsepower of the OCI's HPC bare metal offerings, including NVIDIA GPU shapes, high-performance storage, and high-speed, low-latency RDMA networking via NVIDIA ConnectX SmartNICs. These teams will have access to the latest Intel Ice Lake processors through our BM.Optimized3.36 shapes and the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs through our BM.GPU.GM4.8 shapes.

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Red Hat News
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Friday Five - November 18, 2022
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.
  • Red Hat Helps Enterprises Modernize at Scale with New Migration Toolkit
  • Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2023: Security is the top priority as digital transformation continues
  • Siemens Accelerates Innovation at the Factory Edge with Red Hat OpenShift
  • CRN Tech Innovator Awards
  • The Register - Red Hat, Intel open centers for the edge

Read on for details

Red Hat News, November 18th, 2022
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Code Comments: Stories From Technologists On The Frontlines Of Innovation
We say this a lot at Red Hat: no single technology vendor holds the key to success, and that includes us.
In our new podcast - Code Comments - we are talking to seasoned technologists at Red Hat partner organizations about pivotal moments they have experienced in technical projects.

Each episode dives into stories, challenges and lessons learned that our guests have encountered in their careers. The Red Hat partner ecosystem represents a diverse and robust group of leading technology vendors, solution providers, integrators and more, all with a unique view on the IT landscape, trends and what the future holds for the industry at large. Like Red Hat, our partners have lived through it all firsthand and there's still so much to learn from each other.

Red Hat News, November 17th, 2022
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How We Use Red Hat Insights To Build Better Products
You've probably heard about Red Hat Insights and different services that improve your operational, business and security experience with all Red Hat platforms (if not, I recommend reading the Red Hat Insights blog channel).
The analytical information that Insights collects to power these services has a much greater impact than you might think. In this blog post, we'll give you an overview of where Insights analytics are being used (and you probably didn't even notice). Although this is very much focused on experience with Red Hat OpenShift, less advanced yet similar capabilities are available for other platforms.
Red Hat News, November 18th, 2022
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Learn About Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles
Streamline system configuration using a collection of supported roles and workflows that ensure consistent execution of manual tasks.
What are RHEL system roles?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system roles are a collection of Ansible roles and modules that can help automate the management and configuration of RHEL systems. RHEL system roles can help provide consistent and repeatable configuration, reduce technical burdens and streamline administration.

Red Hat News, November 18th, 2022
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1 Is Now Available
As organizations spread their IT infrastructure from the datacenter to the cloud and the network edge, they increasingly need more scalable hybrid cloud solutions paired with enhanced operational stability.
With Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), they can drive consistency, flexibility and reliability as they innovate.

RHEL 9 became generally available in May 2022, and the new 9.1 update brings customers a number of new features and capabilities, including enhancements to SQL, Red Hat Smart Management with Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Insights and Workstations.

Red Hat News, November 16th, 2022
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux And Microsoft Security Update Of November 2022
On November 8th, 2022, Microsoft released a series of security updates for various Windows operating systems to fix two security issue
Both security issues aren't documented in detail. The security advisories talk about 'Windows Kerberos RC4-HMAC Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability' and a generic 'Windows Kerberos Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability,' correspondingly. From the accompanying knowledge base articles we can see that these vulnerabilities affect use of the standard RC4-HMAC encryption type in the Active Directory Kerberos implementation. It has been known for some time that RC4-HMAC is an encryption type that might be broken, and a recommendation has been to disable RC4-HMAC use in Active Directory environment, enforced via various STIG and CIS profiles for Windows systems.
Red Hat News, November 17th, 2022
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Red Hat OpenShift Service On AWS GovCloud Receives FedRAMP In-Process Designation
Wherever your agency is on its cloud journey, I bring good news.
Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud, the enterprise-ready cloud services offering, has been designated as FedRAMP 'In-Process', which is a designation provided to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) that are actively working toward a FedRAMP Authorization with either the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) or a federal agency. Red Hat is currently working towards receiving FedRAMP High certification to allow organizations in highly regulated industries to build and deploy Kubernetes-based applications on ROSA while addressing key government security and compliance requirements.
Red Hat News, November 17th, 2022
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SuperMicro News
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Supermicro Unveils A Broad Portfolio Of Performance Optimized And Energy Efficient (Air And Liquid Cooled) Systems Incorporating 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Supermicro's Expansive X13 Portfolio Includes the SuperBlade, Hyper, BigTwin, GrandTwin, SuperEdge, FatTwin, GPU Servers Supporting SXM, OAM and PCIe, CloudDC, WIO, and Petascale Storage Systems
SuperMicro, a Total IT Solution Provider for Cloud, AI/ML, Storage, and 5G/Edge, at the 2022 Super Computing Conference is unveiling the most extensive portfolio of servers and storage systems in the industry based on the upcoming 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor, formerly codenamed Sapphire Rapids.

Supermicro continues to use its Building Block Solutions approach to deliver state-of-the-art and secure systems for the most demanding AI, Cloud, and 5G Edge requirements. The systems support high-performance CPUs and DDR5 memory with up to 2X the performance and capacities up to 512GB DIMMs and PCIe 5.0, which doubles I/O bandwidth.

SuperMicro News, November 15th, 2022
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