Datacenter

Public cloud infrastructure revenue reaches $11 billion in first quarter 2018: Synergy Research

New public cloud infrastructure report by Synergy Research Group reveals a rapid rise in hardware and software spending from the public cloud providers. According to the report, the spending has risen by 32% in the first quarter of 2018 from the first quarter of 2017, following an “unusually strong” start to the year. Synergy said that this is the highest growth achieved in the last nine quarters, during which the growth was generally between 10-20% range. Typically, the first quarter witnesses a drop off in spending after a strong fourth-quarter. But in the 1Q18, the spending dropped by just 2%. In the third quarter last year, the total public cloud infrastructure revenue had crossed $10 billion per quarter mark, which has reached over $11 billion in the first quarter this year. Around 95...

Global server market revenue surges 33.4% in 1Q18: Gartner

The global server market continues its growth with server revenue increasing 33.4% and shipments growing 17.3% YoY in the first quarter of 2018, according to Gartner. The growth of server market is driven by increased investment in hyperscale and data centers by large and medium-sized enterprises looking to abandon their legacy systems, update infrastructure, and adopt emerging technologies. “Enterprises and midsize businesses are in the process of investing in their on-premises and colocation infrastructure to support server replacements and growth requirements even as they continue to invest in public cloud solutions,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner. “Additionally, when it came to server average selling prices (ASP) increases for the quarter, one driv...

ZNetLive launches High Availability Cloud Servers with Plesk Onyx

ZNetLive, India’s leading web hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of High Availability (HA) cloud servers to provide businesses with high uptime and reliability. The servers are packed with enterprise grade hardware and scalable cloud technology for improved performance and flexibility to meet all business needs. “Our new offering has been designed to meet the high-performance operational needs of enterprises at affordable prices. State-of-the-art infrastructure backed with cloud technology will help companies build and run applications faster with dedicated resources and meet their digital transformation goals. Plus, our support team will always be there to provide resolution for any issues related to the service.” said Munesh Jadoun, Founder & CEO, ZNetLiv...

Microsoft breaks geographical silos with Multi-Geo capabilities in Office 365

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365. The new feature will help multinational organizations to fulfill their requirements for worldwide data residency by allowing them to use familiar tools to move data securely between multiple data center geographies, configure policies and enable custom sharing for each location. The service is targeted at the organizations who have offices around the world, and need to store the employee and customer data at-rest in specific regions to meet data residency guidelines. The data residency guidelines, enacted by governments, third-party regulators and corporate compliance requirements, are supposed to address the privacy issues. With these guidelines, the free of flow of data is restricted across certain ...

An Interview with Prasenjit Roy – SVP & CMO, Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company)

In this everything ‘as-a-service’ era, IT and business capabilities are made increasingly available on demand. Moreover, enterprises are moving ahead from one cloud option to hybrid or multi-cloud way to support different workloads and business requirements as in this cloud era, ‘no business process or workload’ is same as the traditional ones. This logical evolution of IT in enterprises as a result, has led to successful digital transformation. The enablers of this digital transformation or the providers of this next phase of IT have to themselves stay one step ahead in the race of advancing technologies to actually help the enterprises meet their transformation and exceed their customer demands. We sat down with Mr Prasenjit Roy, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Netma...

Global virtual Evolved Packet Core market expected to touch $9 billion by 2023: KBV Research

The global virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) market will touch $9.2 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 46.7% during the forecast period (2017-2023), as per a report by KBV Research. The vEPC is a framework used to virtualize the functions which are necessary in converging data and voice on 4G LTE networks. It moves the traditional hardware-based core network components to software which are economic COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) servers. The rise in number of LTE mobile subscribers, decrease in Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx), and growth in network infrastructure, are the major factors driving the vEPC market. By solution type: In 2016, Mobility Management Entity Solution market was dominated by North America, and will continue to dominate till 2023, sh...

Microsoft acquires Avere Systems to enhance its cloud expertise

Here comes the first acquisition announcement from Microsoft in 2018. The technology giant is acquiring Avere Systems, the data storage and data management infrastructure provider already working with brands like Sony, MPC and Mac Guff. Avere provides network file system and caching technologies, which accelerates the access to compute and storage across cloud, hybrid, and on-premises environments. It can help the customers with heavy workloads to reduce the production time, and cut the costs. Microsoft said that customers in life sciences, education, oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing and more are looking for these solutions to transform their business. “Avere and Microsoft both recognize that there are many ways for Enterprises to leverage data center resources and the cloud....

VMware and Carbon Black join forces for datacenter and cloud security

VMware has collaborated with the next-generation endpoint security provider Carbon Black, to announce a new security solution that automates the threat detection and remediation. The joint solution has been built on VMware’s AppDefense which it launched earlier this year in collaboration with a number of security firms including Carbon black. “Cloud and virtualization provides enterprises with new security opportunities that go beyond traditional approaches,” said Patrick Morley, CEO of Carbon Black. “Carbon Black and VMware are uniquely capable of moving beyond point security solutions to give enterprises a more robust and holistic approach to securing mission critical applications running in the data center. We are looking forward to the opportunity to help businesses a...

Hitachi launches Hitachi Vantara ─ targets digital transformation with a unified approach for IoT, data analytics, hybrid cloud and data center

Hitachi, Ltd. recently launched a new business entity named Hitachi Vantara to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. The new venture is an integrated business unit of Hitachi’s tech units — Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho. It will broaden the innovation, development and experience of enterprises and provide them superior infrastructure and analytics technologies. Hitachi has been leader in Information Technologies (IT) for more than 50 years now with its IT applications, analytics, content, cloud and infrastructure solutions. Also, it has been providing Operational Technologies (OT) solutions for over 100 years now, servicing finance, manufacturing, government, power/energy and transportation sectors. Since data holds the key to n...

Oracle joins Hyperledger, set to unveil its Blockchain Cloud Service soon

With more and more work being done with the blockchain technology to effectively provide cloud customers with enhanced security in digital and financial transactions with the use of encrypted database architecture, Oracle too seems all set to jump on the bandwagon. As per the session description for Oracle’s OpenWorld conference to be held in October, Oracle is all prepared to roll out its Blockchain Cloud Service. It will bring a high-level security to the cloud that enterprises can trust when carrying out the transactions. With it, Oracle will be able to help enterprises with a highly differentiated and advanced enterprise grade distributed ledger cloud platform. The customers will be able to build new blockchain based applications and extend their existing on-premises, SaaS, PaaS and Ia...

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