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Tintri News
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Lee University Experiences Accelerated Performance, Simplified Management And Significant Roi By Upgrading To Tintri VMstore For VDI At Scale
Tintri, a DDN company and the leading provider of Intelligent Infrastructure for enterprises, today announced the significant performance, reliability and cost-savings experienced by Lee University after implementing Tintri VMstore for its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and virtual server environments
Lee University, a private university emerging as a leader in higher education in the south-eastern region of the U.S., maintains sixteen computer labs that leverage VDI, providing software services to thousands of students and faculty.

With significant growth in student enrolment and academic programs, the university's conventional storage systems proved inadequate to adapt and scale successfully. The IT team spent considerable time tweaking storage to try to improve performance for its VDI environment. Plus, the near-simultaneous logons by a large volume of lab users created big spikes in read I/O. These activities dramatically impacted the log-in time for users of VDI services - oftentimes exceeding seven minutes - which was an unacceptable service level for the labs.

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AWS News
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AWS Announces General Availability Of AWS Proton
AWS Proton is the first fully managed application delivery service for containers and serverless
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of AWS Proton, an application delivery service that makes it easier for customers to provision, deploy, and monitor the microservices that form the basis of modern container and serverless applications. With AWS Proton, a customer's infrastructure team creates standard application stacks defining the architecture, infrastructure resources, CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery) pipeline, and observability tools-and then makes these stacks available to their developers. Developers can use AWS Proton's self-service interface to select an application stack for use with their code. AWS Proton automatically provisions the resources for the selected application stack, deploys the code, and sets up monitoring so developers can begin building serverless and container applications without having to learn, configure, or maintain the underlying resources. There are no upfront commitments or fees to use AWS Proton, and customers pay only for the AWS services used to create, scale, and run their applications.
AWS News, June 9th, 2021
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BMO Financial Group Selects AWS As Its Preferred Cloud Provider
One of Canada's largest financial institutions is leveraging AWS to modernize its banking platforms and power its digital transformation into a cloud-first organization
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that BMO Financial Group (BMO) has selected AWS as its preferred, strategic cloud provider. BMO will use AWS to modernize its banking platforms and build digital financial services applications as part of the company's ongoing digital transformation. Using AWS's extensive portfolio of cloud capabilities, including analytics, machine learning, serverless, compute, storage, and database, BMO will develop and scale digital platforms and services for its global customers, meeting and strengthening stringent security and compliance standards. In addition, BMO will launch a comprehensive, hands-on cloud skills training program for its non-technical and IT employees.
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Recorded Future News
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Recorded Future Announces The Intelligence Fund
Company to Invest in Novel Intelligence Startups
Recorded Future, an Insight Partners portfolio company and the world's largest provider of intelligence for enterprise security, today announced the launch of The Intelligence Fund, a dedicated pool of $20 million to be funded and directed by Recorded Future. The Intelligence Fund will focus on seed and Series A investments in startups that are building novel intelligence data sets, collection platforms, and applications.

The Recorded Future Intelligence Platform is the de-facto standard in intelligence, drawing from the world's most comprehensive intelligence holdings, collected and curated over 10+ years, and continually enhanced in real-time. By funding companies through The Intelligence Fund, Recorded Future is committed to expanding its leadership position in the Intelligence market...

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Fortinet News
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Cloud Security 2021: Latest Trends And Insights
With cloud security continuing to be a hot topic in 2021, Fortinet and Cybersecurity Insiders decided to ask cybersecurity professionals around the world and across all industries for their latest insight
"The brand new 2021 Cloud Security Report reveals how more than 500 cybersecurity professionals -from technical executives to managers and IT security practitioners - are responding to security threats in the cloud, how their organizations are using cloud, and the best practices they are prioritizing. Let's take a look at some of the key findings.

A Diverse Digital Landscape and the Role of Cloud Security

First, and perhaps not surprisingly, organizations continue to rapidly adopt cloud to meet key business objectives. And that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. The report indicates that 33% of organizations are running more than half of their workloads in the cloud today, and that number is set to rise to 56% in the next 12-18 months..."

Fortinet News, June 9th, 2021
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Fortinet Simplifies Network Operations By Enhancing Security Fabric With Digital Experience Monitoring
Introducing FortiMonitor and FortiAIOps Into Fortinet Fabric Management Center
Fortinet announced two new offerings to accelerate AIOps Network Operations with FortiMonitor and FortiAIOps. Fortinet is now extending network monitoring beyond the Fortinet Security Fabric to third party network infrastructures, applications and clouds, providing comprehensive Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) with FortiMonitor. FortiAIOps leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) models to eliminate manual analysis and correlates data from every network edge, automating anomaly detection.
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FortiPenTest Exploit Engine
Penetration testing helps organizations identify weaknesses and security gaps so they can put mitigation in place before attackers can exploit them. Given that the average cost of a breach worldwide now exceeds $3.8 million, and over $8.6 million per event in the US, penetration testing's valued is clear
"FortiGuard Labs provides multiple services and tools to help organizations evaluate the relative security of their systems and networks. FortiPenTest is a cloud-based penetration-testing-as-a-service tool based on the OWASP Top 10, the standard framework used by developers and web application security solutions to ensure they have the right defenses in place against the most prevalent threats. The same framework is also used by systems analysts and penetration testers to find issues before attackers can exploit them.

FortiPenTest v21.2 introduces an exploit engine, FortiPenTest Scripting Engine (FSE), that enables security practitioners to explore potential application vulnerabilities hosted on a target network and determine the exploitability of any applications found to be vulnerable. This critical feature enables FortiPenTest to more accurately simulate real-world attacks, and gives developers and security teams more insights into how a typical attack scenario might be carried out by adversaries..."

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Global Service Providers Partner With Fortinet To Offer Managed Services Powered By Industry-Leading Secure SD-WAN
Fortinet's List of Global SPs and MSSPs Expands with Commandlink, DNA, Syringa Networks and TIM to Deliver Enhanced SD-WAN Offerings
Fortinet announced four new service providers from around the world have selected Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to differentiate their business and deliver new value-added services to customers. These four organizations, including Commandlink, DNA, Syringa Networks and TIM(Telecom Italia), are expanding their customer offerings powered by Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, continuing Fortinet's momentum with an existing and expanding list of service providers (SPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs).

Service Providers Select Fortinet's Organically Developed Secure SD-WAN Solution

Service providers and MSSPs are creating new SD-WAN managed services powered by Fortinet to meet the demands and needs of their customers wanting to deploy SD-WAN. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN helps SPs and MSSPs differentiate their managed services by significantly improving user experience, simplifying operations and achieving a return on investment by consolidating networking and security in one....

Fortinet News, June 9th, 2021
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The Network Is Transforming And So Should Visibility And Control
The network has changed more in the last few years than in the 40 years before it
"Much of this transformation is due to fundamental shifts in the enterprise's focus on application use, the value of user experience, and prioritizing outcomes over speeds and feeds. This includes things like the adoption of multi-cloud networks, the growing reliance on SaaS applications, the transition to a large remote workforce and the collaboration tools needed to support them, the rapid adoption and acceptance of IoT and personal devices on the network, and digital savvy consumers who demand performance and personalization.

According to IDC, over 90% of large enterprises now have a hybrid, multi-cloud solution in place that includes a combination of on-prem, private cloud, and public cloud environments, with organizations now using an average of 2.2 public clouds and 2.2 private clouds. But that's just the start. IDC also predicts that by 2023 over 50% of new IT infrastructure deployment will be at the Edge, creating a whole new network environment that will need to be managed and secured. And according to Gartner, at least 60%+ of enterprises will have an explicit strategy and timeline for SASE adoption in place by 2025 that will encompass user, branch, and edge access, up from just 10% in 2020..."

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ForgeRock News
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ForgeRock's 2021 Consumer Identity Breach Report Reveals Unprecedented 450% Surge In Breaches Containing Usernames And Passwords
ForgeRock, a global digital identity leader, today announced findings from its 2021 Identity Breach Report, revealing an unprecedented 450% surge in breaches containing usernames and passwords globally
"The report also found unauthorized access was the leading cause of breaches for the third consecutive year, increasing year-over-year for the past two years, accounting for 43% of all breaches in 2020.

The year 2020 witnessed a massive digital migration. People did almost everything remotely, doubling their amount of time spent online. Correspondingly, the total number of breaches increased and while the number of 100-million plus record "mega-breaches" dropped, cybercriminals broadened their attack surfaces to include organizations of all sizes and across industries to seize valuable assets. Breaches affecting smaller enterprises - with many still involving tens of millions of records - saw the biggest surge with a 50% increase. This reveals that smaller enterprises are also prime targets and can't afford to put off adopting a Zero Trust posture..."

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VMware News
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Innovate Together at RADIO 2021
At VMware, we believe successful co-innovation requires co-investment and collaboration. RADIO 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of VMware's annual internal R&D innovation offsite
"Every year, we focus on fostering discussions that amplify the impact of co-innovation and explore the opportunities change can bring.

RADIO 2021 will be an interactive, virtual experience for our employees. It takes place June 14-17 and will feature 600+ speakers who will share their insights and innovative ideas with the RADIO community.

RADIO was created by engineers for engineers. It is not just an event, but a catalyst for innovation. RADIO began in 2001 when a handful of VMware engineers got together to discuss and evaluate novel ideas. Fast-forward to 2020, when the RADIO evaluation committee reviewed 650+ employee-submitted ideas. Some of VMware's most successful features and products from the past 20 years-including fault tolerance, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual appliances-started at RADIO..."

vmware News, June 10th, 2021
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VMware Partners With Vapor IO On Multi-Cloud Services Grid To Simplify The Delivery Of Distributed 5G Systems And Real-Time Edge Services
Lowering the cost and complexity of deploying new services by stitching together multiple cloud and edge environments through a unifying real-time framework
VMware, Inc. and Vapor IO announced they are building a Multi-Cloud Services Grid that integrates the VMware Telco Cloud Platform with Vapor IO's Kinetic Grid platform, allowing developers and service operators to hypercompose grid services on-demand. The collaboration aims to greatly simplify and lower the costs of deploying distributed 5G systems and real-time applications by stitching together multiple cloud and edge environments into a unifying framework that can serve up resources for use, on-demand, across shared infrastructure.
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Cisco News
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Cisco And Evercore Isi Host A Tech Talk On Cisco's Optical Business
Cisco will host a webcast with Evercore ISI and Bill Gartner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Optical Systems and Optics Group, to discuss Cisco's optical strategy, portfolio evolution and market dynamics
Interested parties can find more information on Cisco's Investor Relations website at https://investor.cisco.com/.

Date:

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Time:

  • 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET

Cisco Speaker:

  • Bill Gartner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Optical Systems and Optics Group

Moderator:

  • Amit Daryanani, Analyst, Evercore ISI

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. Discover more on The Network and follow us on Twitter.

Cisco News, June 10th, 2021
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Cisco Meraki Customers Build Smarter Workforce Experiences With Expanded IoT And WAN Portfolio
Cisco Meraki's expanded technology lineup addresses hybrid workforce requirements and the evolving needs of enterprises to protect people, places, and things
Cisco Meraki announced expanded IoT and WAN portfolios with new technologies to support hybrid workforces around the globe with smarter and safer workspace environments. As businesses continue to evolve toward a digital-first model for their operations, it is critical that users, employees, and customers have exceptional experiences. With expanded technologies, these experiences can easily be delivered by converging best-in-class networking, security, and IoT. From hybrid workforces to smarter workspaces, organizations can seamlessly optimize network performance across any environment.
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Powering An Inclusive Future Of Work: Cisco Unveils Webex Innovations That Enable Hybrid Work And Events, Ensuring Equal Opportunity And Voice
Webex velocity of innovation continues, introducing more than 800 new features and devices since September.
"As the world transitions to hybrid, organizations require solutions that are flexible, supportive and inclusive. Today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) unveiled an all-new Webex Suite with innovations to serve as the foundation for inclusive hybrid work and events, delivering unmatched levels of flexibility and personalization for everyone.

With 98 percent of future meetings expected to include at least one remote participant, this mixed mode of working (blending remote and in-person interactions) is fueling long-lasting implications on work culture, event engagement and technology. This requires investing more broadly - beyond the traditional conference room - to fundamentally reimagine the new requirements of hybrid events and a hybrid workforce. The way organizations worked pre-pandemic and during the pandemic will be starkly different in this next wave of work - where good enough is simply not enough..."

Cisco News, June 11th, 2021
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Citrix News
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Are You Ready For A Ransomware Attack?
The scourge of ransomware has been wildly escalating, causing mayhem not just for companies, but for society
"Witness the high-profile breaches impacting critical infrastructure while damaging trust relationships across healthcare, financial, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, and other industries we depend on every day.

Everyone from individuals to global organizations needs to ask themselves: Am I ready for the threat of ransomware?

Of course, we'd do everything prudent to keep ransomware from threatening us in the first place. However, the reality is that protection is only one aspect of the lifecycle of cybersecurity..."

Citrix News, June 9th, 2021
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Citrix Recognized As A Top DaaA Solution By Key IT Media Outlets
Citrix is proud to share that Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops has been named the top-rated leader in desktops as a service (DaaS) solutions by three top IT media publications: IT Central Station, G2, and TechGenix
Each ranking determination is based on independent user reviews, views, and comparisons of solutions and requirements based on hands-on experiences.

Why Desktops as a Service (DaaS)?

DaaS has become a trending topic as part of the move away from physical office space and corporate devices brought about during the COVID-19 pandemic response. We all know the work it took to move entire organizations from the office to remote almost overnight to keep workers safe. Now, businesses are re-evaluating ways to enhance security and employee experience for their workforce. And as organizations move toward a post-pandemic workplace, many are adopting long-term solutions to empower employees with new flexible work policies. As a result, we see an increasing need to scale up quickly while providing a secure, productive environment to meet long-term demands for flexibility. This is where DaaS brings value to IT.

Citrix News, June 8th, 2021
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Citrix Recognized For Delivering Signature Secure Remote Access Solutions
Citrix Systems announced that it has been recognized among the most important and innovative Zero Trust network access (ZTNA) solutions
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) announced that it has been recognized among the most important and innovative Zero Trust network access (ZTNA) solutions by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. in a report titled 'New Tech: Zero Trust Network Access, Q2 2021.'

Designed to provide a comprehensive picture of the market for ZTNA solutions, the report identified 34 vendors and classified them based on three criteria, including: number of years in business, number of employees and maturity of product...

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Citrix Tips: Redirecting Traffic To Citrix Secure Internet Access Service
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation plans, enterprises everywhere were working to change how they kept their employees and infrastructure secure
"While employees expect the same user experience whether they're in the office or working from home, a cafe, or on the road, enterprises need a consistent security posture that provides protection no matter where employees are, which device they're using, or which app they're accessing.

Traditional security models have their shortcomings when it comes to delivering on performance and security. Consider a hub-and-spoke model, where a security solution is deployed at the datacenter. It adds latency, and policies don't follow users as they move from one location to another. The solution is complex to manage, too, and requires admins to keep software up to date..."

Citrix News, June 7th, 2021
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Citrix Warns On Challenges Of Hybrid Work
The global pandemic has made clear that remote work can increase productivity, boost engagement and lower costs
And employees want to continue to do it - at least some of the time - going forward. Research from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), shows that more than 90 percent of employees prefer flexible work, and 82 percent of companies plan to embrace hybrid models to accommodate it and capitalize on the benefits it can drive. But the transition is not without risk.

While appealing on the surface, hybrid work models have the potential to create a new digital divide that, if left unchecked, will quickly establish two classes of workers and infuse the workplace with inequity and bias. To successfully make the leap, companies will need to implement technologies and new work policies that create an equitable environment, empowering both remote and in-office employees to equally engage and collaborate in a transparent and efficient way and make meaningful contributions that fuel innovation and business growth.

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SAP News
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Going Beyond The Four Walls Of Your Business
Beyond the headline-grabbing news about a pandemic, trade barriers, and accelerated online purchasing, many forces are increasing pressure on supply chains
"Over the past year, I've had many conversations with business leaders about their supply chain challenges.

Like many business leaders today, I'm seeing supply chain pressures moving from being behind-the-scenes issues to becoming front and center - discussed in board rooms and living rooms.

Resilient and sustainable digital supply chains have become the crucial differentiator for business. And with that, businesses are realizing they need to optimize end-to-end business processes along their entire value chain. They are recognizing that the customer experience doesn't stop with the purchasing experience; in fact, the supply chain has become a significant driver of the customer experience. Companies can increase customer experience and satisfaction by more than 82% when they run highly resilient supply chains..."

SAP News, June 8th, 2021
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Microsoft Moves HR To The Cloud With SAP Successfactors
Microsoft has successfully completed the implementation of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for its 140,000 employees in 109 countries
"For the first time, Microsoft now has all of its employees on a single human resources (HR) platform, which runs on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft has been on a journey to transform its people strategy in order to better understand the behaviors, pain points and motivations of its employees, and attract skilled, curious, and passionate talent.

After decades of running its HR operations on the on-premise SAP ERP Human Capital Management solution and multiple homegrown applications, the company needed a cloud platform that could deliver on its mobile-first, cloud-first philosophy and provide a foundation for future transformations. It selected SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite for the global and local reach that it provides in both data and regulatory needs and an open platform that can easily be integrated with other solutions in its larger ecosystem..."

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Realizing A People-Centered Future Of Work Through The Intelligent Enterprise
When considering the magnitude of change the world faced last year and the momentum achieved in finding new ground, it's people who are driving transformation for the better
"There was a time when we never could have imagined a fully remote workforce and today, we've proven that the impossible is in fact feasible - and for some, even a preference compared to how we operated before. The challenges that seemed daunting last year are now the standard, even simple compared to what is coming next. How, when, and in what capacity do we open offices? How do we predict the future when circumstances have shown that initial assumptions can been so easily challenged?

More and more, the answer points toward organizational agility and problem-solving through a multi-dimensional, data-driven approach. With people at the center of this, achieving the next stage of human experience will require a strong tech backbone across the enterprise, end to end..."

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Dell News
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Azure Stack HCI Updates Drive Innovation And Operational Efficiency
This March, at Microsoft Ignite, we announced exciting new features arriving on Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI in cooperation with Microsoft and AMD, to drive business innovation and boost operational efficiency
"At Dell Technologies, we strive to help you focus on supporting high-value business objectives to outflank the competition, with a powerful solution that provides a seamless user experience and flexible consumption model.

Today, we're proud to announce the release of these new features on the fully tested and validated system that integrates an intelligent infrastructure foundation from Dell Technologies with Azure Stack HCI OS from Microsoft.

Innovate everywhere To focus on innovation, you need to expand supported workloads and use cases. As an agent of the business, IT needs to be empowered to support transactional and analytical workloads with the performance, scalability, resiliency, and efficiency only delivered by modern infrastructure...."

Dell News, June 8th, 2021
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Dell Technologies Helps Communications Service Providers Transform To Capture Opportunities At The Edge
Dell Technologies cloud-native infrastructure foundation solution with Project Metalweaver software will support the deployment and maintenance of open, industry-standard infrastructure at scale
"Building on its vast experience helping companies digitally transform, Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) is anchoring an open, cloud-native telecom ecosystem - with infrastructure and solutions, industry partners and a new innovation lab - to put communications service providers (CSPs) on the fast track for innovation and revenue growth.

As organizations across all industries look to drive new value with edge technologies, IDC projects that the number of new operational processes deployed on edge infrastructure will grow from less than 20% today to over 90% in 20241. CSPs are aiming to transform their businesses and networks to support this enormous growth and benefit from the edge opportunities ahead..."

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The Edge Of Exascale: NVIDIA Bluefield At Durham University
The cost of data movement - in both runtime and energy - can be a showstopper on the road to exascale
"As supercomputers and machine learning farms grow, one way to improve performance and efficiency is to teach the network how to route data flows, meet security constraints, and even perform specific tasks. Smart network devices can take ownership of the data movement, bringing data into the right format before it is delivered, while contributing to security and resiliency.

The Durham Intelligent NIC Environment (DINE), part of the DiRAC memory intensive service at Durham University, is a 16-node cluster equipped with Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 servers with NVIDIA BlueField DPUs. These smart network interface cards (smartNICs) enable the intelligent processing and routing of messages to improve the performance of massively parallel codes in preparation for future exascale systems. They also provide researchers with a test-bed to develop new computing and network paradigms..."

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HPE News
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise To Power Poland's First Digital Collection Of Preserved Plants
HPE powers the digitalization of the collection of nearly half a million plants as part of a program to accelerate critical environmental research globally, making the collection available in a single location online to anyone interested
"Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it has been selected to power the digitalization of the collection of nearly half a million plants as part of a program to accelerate critical environmental research globally. This initiative, named Herbarium Pomeranicum, will create Poland's first digitized collection of preserved plant specimens and is led by a first-of-its-kind partnership between three of the country's top universities. The team leading this groundbreaking work turned to HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to host the project's data with simplicity and efficiency. The Universities leading this project join a growing number of companies that have selected HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to support demanding workloads. In Q2 earnings results, HPE announced that HPE Nimble Storage dHCI continues to see ongoing momentum, with 250 percent revenue growth year-over-year..."
HPE News, June 7th, 2021
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HPE Proliant DL365 Gen10 Plus Server Review
Back in March, AMD released their latest generation of AMD EPYC 7003 processors. The same day several vendors were quick to follow suit, including HPE who launched several server updates
"Headlining the updated servers announced is the HPE ProLiant DL365 Gen10 Plus, a 1U dual-processor system that's primed to deliver class-leading compute strength. The DL365 Gen10 Plus can deliver 128 cores, 4TB of DRAM, and two GPUs as well. Compute-hungry applications surely will rejoice at the prospect of harnessing this kind of dense server power.

When the new CPUs were announced HPE announced four new server solutions on day one (plus three Apollo solutions and three Cray solutions). Currently, there are four servers that support the new AMD EPYC 7003's including the HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen 10 Plus v2, HPE ProLiant DL345 Gen 10 Plus, HPE ProLiant DL365 Gen 10 Plus, and the HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen 10 Plus v2..."

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Nutanix And Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce Expanded Partnership To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud And Multicloud Adoption With New Database As A Service Offering Delivered Through HPE Greenlake
New Solution Deploys Databases in Minutes with Nutanix Era, a Database Operations and Management Solution, Delivered Through HPE GreenLake Cloud Services
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced an expanded partnership to accelerate hybrid cloud and multicloud adoption by offering Nutanix Era, a multi-database operations and management solution, bundled with HPE ProLiant servers, as a service through HPE GreenLake. The fully managed cloud service enables customers to deploy applications and databases in minutes and benefit from the agile, elastic, and pay-per-use capabilities of the cloud while gaining the governance, visibility and compliance of an on-premises environment.
HPE News, June 10th, 2021
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University College Of The North Sets Students On Path To Success With Technology From Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE Nimble Storage dHCI powers university IT program for local Indigenous communities, specifically focusing on women in technology
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced University College of the North (UCN), located in Manitoba, Canada, has selected HPE Nimble Storage dHCI technology as the foundation for its IT training course, the Information Technology Readiness North (InTeRN) Project. UCN selected the solution because it can be easily managed and accessed, supports specific IT training needs, and can be used by students in a lab environment. UCN joins a growing number of companies that have selected HPE Nimble Storage dHCI to deliver breakthrough simplicity and efficiency. In Q2 earnings results, HPE announced that HPE Nimble Storage dHCI continues to see ongoing momentum, with 250 percent revenue growth year-over-year.
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HP News
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HP Inc. Commits To Accelerate Digital Equity For 150 Million People By 2030
HP Announces release of annual Sustainable Impact Report, highlighting progress toward its goal of creating a more sustainable and just technology industry
"As part of its Sustainable Impact strategy, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today announced an ambitious goal to accelerate digital equity for 150 million people by 2030. To help achieve its objective, the company announced the launch of HP PATH (Partnership and Technology for Humanity), an innovative accelerator program that will invest in local initiatives and partnerships to address challenges in underserved communities around the world focused on education, healthcare and the creation of economic opportunities.

Today's announcement coincides with the milestone publication of HP's 20th annual Sustainable Impact Report that highlights the progress the company is making across its core pillars of Climate Action, Human Rights and Digital Equity. It follows recent actions the company has taken to accelerate progress, including some of the industry's most comprehensive climate action goals, as well as aggressive steps to drive diversity, equity and inclusion and respect human rights across its ecosystem..."

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IBM News
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Nueva Pescanova To Help Ensure The Traceability Of Products With IBM Food Trust, Supporting More Sustainable Oceans
Based on the GDST 1.0 standards and IBM Food Trust blockchain technology, the Nueva Pescanova Group is helping enable consumers to follow the journey of its seafood products throughout the supply chain -- from the time they are caught until they reach the market, providing evidence of their sustainability, quality and food safety
The Nueva Pescanova Group and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are working together to trace Nueva Pescanova's seafood products on the IBM Food Trust platform, a blockchain-based network designed to help ensure the traceability of products across the supply chain. The solution is based on the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability's (GDST) 1.0 standards and aligns with the United Nations Global Compact's key actions to help achieve a healthy and productive ocean by 2030 by ensuring seafood traceability in support of a more sustainable seafood industry. The GDST standards enable interoperability between seafood traceability systems and help ensure that key data from each link in the value chain is collected and recorded digitally.

The project began with tracing two key operations for Nueva Pescanova: shrimp fishing in Argentina and the cultivation of Vannamei prawns in Ecuador, which in turn, will be complemented by the company's processing and marketing activities in Spain.

IBM News, June 8th, 2021
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Microsoft News
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How Purple Teams Can Embrace Hacker Culture To Improve Security
The security community is continuously changing, growing, and learning from each other to better position the world against cyber threats.
"In the latest Voice of the Community blog series post, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager Natalia Godyla talks with Matthew Hickey, co-founder, CEO, and writer for Hacker House. In this blog post, Matthew talks about the benefits of a purple team and offers best practices for building a successful one.

Natalia: What is a purple team, and how does it bridge red and blue teams?

Matthew: The traditional roles involve a blue team that acts as your defenders and a red team that acts as your attackers. The blue team wants to protect the network. The red team works to breach the network. They want to highlight the security shortcomings of the blue team's defenses..."

Microsoft News, June 10th, 2021
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Registration Now Open For Microsoft Inspire 2021
Registration is now open for Microsoft Inspire, which will be held virtually from July 14-15, 2021. As our largest partner event of the year, Microsoft Inspire provides a unique opportunity to learn from and forge connections with industry leaders, experts, and other partners from around the world
"The past year has brought both challenges and opportunities. As customers search for help with navigating these challenges, they're increasingly turning to you, our partners, for the solutions and guidance they need. During Microsoft Inspire, we'll celebrate your hard-earned success and discuss ways you can grow your business, create differentiated solutions, and serve our customers. You'll gain insights and experiences from the community as you advance your business, with a more thorough understanding of Microsoft's cloud to edge, secure, and trusted business platforms..."
Microsoft News, June 10th, 2021
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Three New Voice Features For Outlook Mobile - Now On iOS, And Coming Soon To Android
If you feel like you are juggling more meetings, emails, and chats than ever, you're probably right - and you're certainly not alone
"In our recent Work Trend Index annual report, Microsoft shared data that clearly illustrated how the digital intensity of workers' days has increased substantially. Email is no exception - the number of emails delivered to commercial and education customers in February 2021, when compared to the same month the year before, was up by 40.6 billion.

This digital intensity shows no signs of slowing. And as regions around the world open up and move from a remote model to a hybrid with people working together across a wide range of scenarios-remote, onsite, and on the go - it's critical that we find new ways to help people connect and get tasks done on mobile devices with experiences that help you be as productive as you are on your PC, but are designed for the unique capabilities and limitations of a mobile device..."

Microsoft News, June 8th, 2021
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Nutanix News
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Nutanix And Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce Expanded Partnership To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud And Multicloud Adoption With New Database As A Service Offering Delivered Through HPE Greenlake
New Solution Deploys Databases in Minutes with Nutanix Era, a Database Operations and Management Solution, Delivered Through HPE GreenLake Cloud Services
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced an expanded partnership to accelerate hybrid cloud and multicloud adoption by offering Nutanix Era, a multi-database operations and management solution, bundled with HPE ProLiant servers, as a service through HPE GreenLake. The fully managed cloud service enables customers to deploy applications and databases in minutes and benefit from the agile, elastic, and pay-per-use capabilities of the cloud while gaining the governance, visibility and compliance of an on-premises environment.
Nutanix News, June 10th, 2021
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Nutanix Launches Service Provider Program Expanding Delivery Of Hybrid And Multicloud Solutions
Expanded Nutanix Elevate Partner Program Drives Greater Revenue and Profitability for Service Providers
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in private, hybrid and multicloud computing, today announced the launch of the Nutanix Elevate Service Provider Program, further extending the benefits of the Elevate Partner Program to now include service providers globally. The program empowers service provider partners - including managed and cloud service providers - to build highly-differentiated hybrid and multicloud services delivering increased profitability and faster time-to-market.
Nutanix News, June 8th, 2021
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Toyota Motor Selects Nutanix Cloud Platform To Realize A New Way Of Working
Nutanix Solution Enables Toyota Employees to Use 3D CAD Design Software Remotely
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in private cloud, hybrid, and multicloud computing, today announced Toyota Motor Corp (Head office: Toyota-city, Aichi; President and Representative Director: Akio Toyoda) has adopted the Nutanix cloud platform to build a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment that can run 3D CAD software, delivering a new way of working for its Engineering Design Group.

TOYOTA, an automobile manufacturer with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide, was quick to announce its commitment to work style reform in 2016 and has introduced a work-from-home program for about 13,000 employees. However, there were varying degrees of adoption among different departments

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Oracle News
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Oracle Builds Out Their Portfolio Of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Always Free Services
We're excited to announce the addition of 13 more Always Free services to Oracle Cloud Free Tier, enabling developers and operators to learn, kick the tires, and deploy workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
"In September 2019, Oracle began offering Always Free services including Compute, Storage, and Autonomous Database. The newest Always Free services include Ampere A1 Compute, Autonomous JSON Database, NoSQL, APEX Application Development, Logging, Service Connector Hub, Application Performance Monitoring (APM), flexible load balancer, flexible network load balancer, VPN Connect V2, Oracle Security Zones, Oracle Security Advisor, and OCI Bastion, making Oracle's Always Free portfolio of services and resources among the most generous in the industry..."
Oracle News, June 7th, 2021
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Oracle Cloud Helps The UK Government Drive Efficiencies, Cost Savings And Productivity Across The Public Sector
Oracle extends relationship and enhances Government Centre of Excellence to provide better access to Oracle Cloud
"Oracle has further expanded its commitment to the UK Government with the update of an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Oracle, as well as a new commitment to enhance Oracle's Government Centre of Excellence. The updated arrangement is expected to foster an even stronger working relationship between Oracle and the UK public sector, enabling better use of secure cloud technologies. The Oracle Centre of Excellence will provide additional support and technical capabilities to help the UK Government make better use of Oracle Cloud..."
Oracle News, June 8th, 2021
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Red Hat News
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5G, Industry, And Collaboration At The Edge
As a U.S. West Coast transplant living in New England, I've enjoyed my time exploring the mountains of New Hampshire
"Though relatively small compared with other ranges around the globe, The White Mountains (as they're called) are nonetheless impressive for their distinct topography and resilience amid terrible weather conditions.

The highest peak-Mount Washington at 6,288 feet-is home to the "world's worst weather." For over 60 years, in fact, the mountain claimed the world record for fastest wind gust ever recorded: an astounding 231 miles per hour captured in 1934..."

Red Hat News, June 10th, 2021
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Friday Five - June 11, 2021
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
  • The Evolving Enterprise - Making AI a reality: From pilot to production
  • Express Computer - Red Hat brings JBoss Enterprise application platform to Microsoft Azure
  • Supporting a teammate through a cancer diagnosis
  • 5G, industry and collaboration at the edge
  • SDxCentral - Dell directs IT chops to aid open telecom systems

Read on for details

Red Hat News, June 11th, 2021
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Identity and access in the DevSecOps life cycle
May is Identity and Access month in the Red Hat's monthly Security series!
"Beginning in March 2021, the Red Hat Security Ecosystem team has provided an introduction to a DevOps Security topic in a regular fashion to help you learn how Red Hat weaves together DevOps and security to help master the force called DevSecOps. We explain how to assemble Red Hat products and our security ecosystem partners to aid in your journey to deploying a comprehensive DevSecOps solution..."
Red Hat News, June 8th, 2021
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What's New With Red Hat Co.Lab
As we head into the second half of 2021, it's a good moment to share a few updates on our latest Co.Lab activities and how, even remotely, we're still bringing STEM education to students
"What's new you might ask? It's the evolution. We're continuing the evolution that began last year out of necessity brought on by the pandemic. What started as in-person events focused on one group of students, has shifted to encompass virtual learning workshops, self-service options that empower individuals to run their own workshops and kits that bring the experience home. No matter where a student lives or the situation they are in, they can benefit from the program and have the opportunity to learn..."
Red Hat News, June 10th, 2021
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When More Is Less: Embracing New Linux Tools And New Ways Of Working
The more and less commands do, more or less, the same things. But do they tell you anything about the users who prefer one or the other? In this post, I'm going to come clean about my biases and some of the advantages of using less to do more.
"I had a conversation with a colleague recently. I'm not especially proud of what I said, but it was a good opportunity for me to think about some things. Here is the conversation in its entirety:

"I don't trust people who pipe their output through less instead of more."

"Why not?"

"I feel like they don't know how to *nix the right way!"

This is what I said. I am not making this up. I even have the IRC chat logs to prove it! I was the one expressing my displeasure with people who use the less command. But why?..."

Red Hat News, June 10th, 2021
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PeopleTek News
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Remote Leadership Tips
Leadership has taken on new challenges with the need to lead not only those that are in the same location, but to effective manage time zone differences, have an understanding (and appreciation) of cultural differences, and keep onsite and remote team members engaged, informed, and productive
Global Workplace Analytics conducted a survey and summarized the following trends for working remotely:

  • The non self-employed working population has grown by 103% since 2005 and 6.5% in 2014.
  • 3.7 million employees (2.5% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time.
  • 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-
  • 25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency.
  • Fortune 1000 companies around the globe are entirely revamping their space around the fact that employees are already mobile. Studies repeatedly show they are not at their desk 50-60% of the time.

Leadership has challenges, and it becomes even more challenging when leading from a distance

PeopleTek Coaching, June 7th, 2021
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