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NVIDIA announced that its AI Enterprise 1.1 is now generally available, bringing new updates including production support for containerized AI with the NVIDIA software on VMware vSphere with Tanzu, which was previously only available on a trial basis. Now, enterprises can run accelerated AI workloads on vSphere, running in both Kubernetes containers and virtual machines with NVIDIA AI Enterprise to support advanced AI development on mainstream IT infrastructure.

Posted January 31, 2022

Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, and Evergreen Coast Capital, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P., have entered into a deal to acquire Citrix in an all-cash transaction valued at $16.5 billion. Vista and Evergreen intend to combine Citrix and TIBCO Software, one of Vista's portfolio companies. The companies say this union will create one of the world's largest software providers, serving 400,000 customers, including 98% of the Fortune 500, with 100 million users in 100 countries.

Posted January 31, 2022

Rafay Systems, a platform provider for Kubernetes operations, is adding support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). "By allowing users to deploy VMs and containers on a fleet of Kubernetes clusters via a single pane of glass, Rafay eliminates the operational headache of managing them separately," said Mohan Atreya, SVP product and solutions at Rafay Systems.

Posted January 31, 2022

MinIO Inc., creators of the MinIO multi-cloud object storage suite, announced it has raised $103 million in Series B funding at a $1 billion valuation, enabling the company to accelerate multi-cloud storage adoption. The investment was led by Intel Capital with participation from new investor SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and existing investors Dell Technologies Capital, General Catalyst, and Nexus Venture Partners. This financing brings MinIO's total funding raised to $126 million.

Posted January 28, 2022

StorCentric, provider of a comprehensive portfolio of secure data management solutions, is making enhancements to its Global Nexsan Partner Program, introducing the Nexsan Partner Certification Program. The new program enables Nexsan channel partners to further enhance their ability to serve end clients' data management and security needs, fortify their trusted advisor status, and drive additional business opportunities.

Posted January 28, 2022

Google Cloud is introducing autoscaling for Bigtable, enabling users to automatically add or remove capacity in response to the changing demand of applications. In a blog post, Anton Gething, Bigtable product manager and Ashish Chopra, cloud-native databases product marketing lead, announced that with autoscaling, users only pay for what they need and can spend more time their business instead of managing infrastructure.

Posted January 28, 2022

More data is being collected than ever before from online interactions, apps, and smart devices. With cyberattacks, ransomware, and a variety of data breach risks on the rise, industry leaders took the opportunity presented by Data Privacy Day to reflect on the current state of data security and the business damage that can be sustained if data is not handled effectively.

Posted January 28, 2022

Global cloud services provider Ridge announced it has secured $22 million in early-stage funding, enabling the company to extend cloud services to locations where there is a gap in public cloud coverage, or to applications for which a public cloud is not a great fit. The funding round was lead by Gigi Levy-Weiss at NFX. NFX led the Seed round and also participated in the Series A led by Chartered Group. Mayfield, Slow Ventures, and Viola also contributed to the investment round.

Posted January 27, 2022

Firebolt, the cloud data warehouse for builders of next-gen analytics experiences, has announced a $100 million Series C funding round, reaching a $1.4 billion valuation. This latest round of funding brings its total investment to $269 million. The new funding will enable Firebolt to capitalize on the demand from tech companies to build analytics-enabled products.

Posted January 27, 2022

Cloudian is integrating its HyperStore object storage with the WEKA Data Platform for AI, providing high-performance, exabyte-scalable private cloud storage for processing iterative analytical workloads. The combined solution unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps, all easily managed under a single namespace. In addition, the new solution reduces the storage TCO associated with data analytics by a third, compared to traditional storage systems, according to the vendor.

Posted January 27, 2022

Confluent, Inc., the platform to set data in motion, announced the Confluent Q1 ‘22 Launch, including new additions to fully managed data streaming connectors, new controls for cost-effectively scaling massive-throughput Apache Kafka clusters, and a new feature to help maintain trusted data quality across global environments.

Posted January 27, 2022

To fast-track new businesses, Xerox has chosen an integrated set of Oracle Cloud solutions. This "Oracle-in-a-box" approach gives its businesses all they need to get up and running: an online storefront in Oracle Commerce, finance and accounting in Oracle NetSuite, budgeting and financial planning in Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), and integration in every direction via Oracle Integration, a key component of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted January 27, 2022

Aerospike has announced the availability of Aerospike Kubernetes Operator 2.0. According to Aerospike, the Operator provides a solid base for automation when deploying and managing the Aerospike database on Kubernetes platforms, both in the public cloud (AKS, EKS, and GKE) and on-prem.

Posted January 27, 2022

Today, businesses want data to help them get deep, dynamic, and even real-time insights into their customers, markets, and supply chains, often via machine learning models. They want to make better predictions both of day-to-day realities and longer-term trends. They want data to help them create better, unique experiences for their customers. And they need fast access to data to support the rapid innovation that will let them thrive in the new hyper-competitive environment. Businesses can no longer afford to wait for the old data mills' wheels to turn.

Posted January 27, 2022

For many of today's top enterprises, the ability to get the most out of their data has become a top priority. Turning data into insights, though, is easier said than done. Organizations need a data intelligence engine that will harness the power of their data, ensure it can be trusted, and empower their data consumers with the right data at the right time.

Posted January 27, 2022

Micro Focus has announced plans to build a secure and compliant government cloud for U.S. Government customers. According to Micro Focus, as the federal government accelerates digital transformation and smart adoption of highly secure cloud platforms to help protect mission-critical information, this effort will allow for them to leverage Micro Focus' IT capabilities to compose service offerings for advanced cases in IT Operations Management and DevSecOps.

Posted January 27, 2022

Zaloni has announced certification on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP). Zaloni's data governance platform, Zaloni Arena, is now a Cloudera Certified Technology and has been tested, validated, and certified to work with the Cloudera Data Platform. 

Posted January 26, 2022

Couchbase has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Ready designation, part of the AWS Service Ready Program. This achievement recognizes that Couchbase has demonstrated integration with AWS Outposts deployments, which is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs and tools to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-prem facility for a consistent hybrid experience.

Posted January 26, 2022

Keepit, a provider of cloud backup and recovery that offers a blockchain-based cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection, announced it has formally entered the North American market with the establishment of a U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The announcement comes after a $30 million investment in the company aimed at fueling Keepit's global growth in becoming a leader in the SaaS data protection market.

Posted January 26, 2022

Domino Data Lab, provider of an Enterprise MLOps platform, is releasing Domino 5.0 with new capabilities that unleash model velocity, a metric of how fast data science teams build and update models. Domino 5.0 is also the validated and integrated with NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an end-to-end software suite optimized to run AI workloads with VMWare vSphere with Tanzu, on mainstream data center servers.

Posted January 26, 2022

To help retailers digitally transform to make their businesses sustainable, SAP is featuring a number of offerings in this space. The new SAP Intelligent Returns Management solution was built to optimize the returns process for the retail industry. The solution uses routing and dispositioning decisions driven by artificial intelligence (AI) to guide products from customers' hands to the final dispositioning steps, ultimately maximizing customer experience and company margins while also mitigating waste.

Posted January 26, 2022

Attensi AS, an SAP partner delivering gamification and simulation-based training, announced that its Attensi Technology Platform is now certified for integration with cloud solutions from SAP. Through its SAP partnership, Attensi offers an innovative learning experience using, among other approaches, gaming technology and competitive elements.

Posted January 26, 2022

ProLion, a best-in-class proactive ransomware and data protection solution provider for ONTAP storage, is releasing ClusterLion for SAP on the AWS Marketplace. For the first time, ProLion customers can take advantage of the productive and trusted AWS cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

Posted January 26, 2022

Revelation Software is offering version 10.1 of OpenInsight, providing new cloud enhancements and an improved REST interface which allows developers to rapidly prototype RESTful support routines to provide access to web clients.

Posted January 26, 2022

Evoke, the low-code app development platform from BlueFinity, is designed to give developers the flexibility to make the optimum choices regarding their use of the cloud. The key to Evoke, and the benefit of using it in the cloud, is in its modern design, its inherent use of new and industry standard technologies, and in its flexibility, so that it can seamlessly support the required environment chosen by its customers, according to the vendor.

Posted January 26, 2022

Zumasys is acquiring the assets of Efficiency Partners, an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), enabling the company to add the Crescendo platform to its portfolio. Crescendo is an ERP software solution designed for manufacturers, distributors, and service companies.

Posted January 26, 2022

Sync Computing, a deep tech distributed cloud infrastructure company, is emerging from stealth mode, revealing its initial products and $6.1 million funding. Sync Computing is using the new capital to advance its leadership in the modern data infrastructure space and support further development of its accelerated data infrastructure engine and solution lines.

Posted January 25, 2022

The Canonical Charmed Kubeflow team is releasing Charmed Kubeflow 1.4—a state-of-the-art MLOps platform. The new release enables data science teams to securely collaborate on AI/ML innovation on any cloud, from concept to production.

Posted January 25, 2022

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, has announced that NetApp ONTAP, an enterprise storage and data management platform, has achieved Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) validation for a data-at-rest (DAR) capability package. With this, organizations across the globe can benefit from NetApp ONTAP's security capabilities to protect customers' information on-prem and in remote locations from foreign actors, ransomware attacks or other data loss threats they may face.

Posted January 24, 2022

Ensono, an end-to-end managed services provider, has acquired ExperSolve, a mainframe modernization company. The addition of ExperSolve further expands Ensono's mainframe optimization and modernization services. "Whether its modernizing applications so they can continue to be supported on existing infrastructure, or migrating them to a cloud platform, our goal is to have a robust set of end-to-end or lifecycle solutions that help our clients meet their business outcomes," said said Larry Goldberg, senior vice president, advisory and consulting, at Ensono.

Posted January 24, 2022

Coalesce, the data transformation company, is emerging from stealth with the launch of the Coalesce Data Transformation platform, simplifying the modeling, cleansing, governance, and documentation of data. The Coalesce platform dramatically increases data engineer productivity and insights to tackle today's data-intensive architectures—enabling data transformations at enterprise scale, according to the vendor.

Posted January 21, 2022

Deci, a deep learning development company harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to build AI, is releasing SuperGradients, an "all-in-one" deep learning training library for computer vision models. SuperGradients enables developers to train PyTorch-based models for the most common computer vision tasks, including object detection, image classification, and semantic segmentation with just one training script.

Posted January 21, 2022

Cloudastructure, a cloud video surveillance provider, announced it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the IoT cybersecurity company IPG, adding an important new layer of cybersecurity to Cloudastructure's expanding physical and cybersecurity platform and a key offering for enterprise customers as they embrace new IoT technologies.

Posted January 20, 2022

Oracle has launched Oracle Cloud for Telcos, a set of cloud solutions built on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), which is available around the world in 36 public cloud regions, as well as in a distributed cloud architecture. The announcement was made in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure blog post by Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Engineering.

Posted January 19, 2022

Now more than ever, companies are facing staffing and skills challenges. DBAs and managers are under pressure to deliver high-performing and responsive systems that can scale with the business.

Posted January 19, 2022

IT environments are exploding. There is more data than ever before, in more places than ever before. Unfortunately, managing backup and recovery with legacy tools has proven complex and often lacks the visibility and security needed for IT teams to keep pace with their business. Frank Schwaak, senior solution architect, Oracle/SAP, at Rubrik, and Vigyan Jain, data management solutions architect, Asia Pacific and Japan, at Rubrik, recently discussed the importance of unifying backup and recovery with SaaS and what it means for the business.

Posted January 18, 2022

The noted motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar was quoted as saying, "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there." This sentiment rings truer today than ever. In the past 21 months, companies across every industry have had to alter their "go-to-market" strategies to simply survive. For the local diner, this may have initially meant relying on take-out orders, then finding ways to create outdoor seating areas, and later dealing with the weather inconveniently imposing itself on outdoor patrons. For much of corporate America, changing their company's direction to reach their goals has meant converting traditional workforces to remote employees.

Posted January 18, 2022

The ultimate goal of almost all enterprise technology is to automate manual activities into digital processes. BPM (business process management) and workflow systems have been used for decades, and, under the cover of most business applications, sit complex process, task, and workflow management. It is hard to define the sheer scale and breadth of process automation other than to say that it is pervasive. Indeed, although industry analysts love to slice and dice technologies into quadrant and wave silos, doing so with process automation technology is difficult and often, though not deliberately, misleading.

Posted January 17, 2022

From data warehouses to data lakes, there is a growing array of choices when it comes to cloud platforms, deployment models, and features. At the same time, challenges remain, including data integration and governance, performance, and management and monitoring. DBTA held a roundtable webinar featuring Anand Rao, director, product marketing, Qlik; Lewis Carr, senior director, product marketing, Actian; and Thomas Hazel, founder, CTO, and chief scientist, ChaosSearch, who discussed key solutions and best practices for succeeding with modern analytics today.

Posted January 17, 2022

AI-native project and resource management platform, Forecast, is releasing the Advanced Analytics (AvA) platform, powered by business intelligence and data analytics software, Sisense. AvA uses data intelligence to help businesses fuel growth, by providing tailored, customizable reports, dashboards and visualizations specific to individual commercial needs, using Forecast's vast and accurate data as the foundation.

Posted January 14, 2022

Jitterbit, the API transformation company, is acquiring PrimeApps, a Turkey-based innovator in low-code application development, combining Jitterbit's API integrator with PrimeApps to offer an end-to-end platform that allows non-technical people to easily build and deploy business apps with enterprise-grade features that can connect to any system, all via a low-code, custom design interface.

Posted January 14, 2022

Quali, a provider of Environments-as-a-Service infrastructure automation solutions, is releasing its Torque platform on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, improving the productivity of DevOps teams by providing a self-service platform that enables application developers to access complete cloud environments.

Posted January 12, 2022

Combining all your data from disparate sources is the first step in turning it into business value, according to Informatica. The company recently held a special webinar focused on leading trends in modern data architecture and integration. Part of the "Back to Basics Webinars: Data Integration" series, Makesh Renganathan, principal product manager, R&D cloud, Informatica, and John O'Brien, principal advisor and CEO, Radiant Advisors, discussed what's next in XOps (DataOps, MLOps, etc.), the impact of data fabric, autonomous data integration and serverless processing, and more.

Posted January 12, 2022

SADA, a business and technology consultancy and Google Cloud Premier Partner, is releasing SADA POWER, a new services product line that leverages Google Cloud's technology and SADA's expertise to deliver valuable cloud services and solutions. Designed to align with programs and incentives from Google Cloud and SADA's Alliance partners, SADA POWER delivers customized solutions that enable businesses to navigate their cloud journeys with confidence.

Posted January 11, 2022

SaaS Management Platform Zluri announced it raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding, enabling the company to use the additional capital to continue its growth momentum and further strengthen its product's capabilities. The funding round was led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital. Zluri had previously raised $2 million, from Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital, in its seed round in January 2021. The company also plans to double down the teams in core markets, in Asia and North America.

Posted January 10, 2022

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