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* Over the course of the third quarter Trend Micro expanded important alliance relationships with both VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) through product integrations and new vertical offerings. These ranged from support of the VMware Cloud on AWS to integration with a new Mobile Security Alliance (MSA).
* BlackBerry has been ordered to pay Nokia $137 million by the International Court of Arbitration in a payment dispute, but the former said it would continue to pursue a separate claim over patent infringement.* Apax, a private equity investor, has sold almost half its stake in Sophos, the UK cyber security group.

Stratus pushes edge computing strategy

1 Dec 2017 Computing
By Regina Pazvakavambwa

The latest version of ftServer brings VMware support along with enhanced availability and improved manageability, says Stratus..
* Stratus's edge solutions begin with , the ideal system for digital transformation initiatives at distributed enterprises. An intelligent, self-monitoring, self-diagnosing, self-healing computer system, ftServer is best suited for remote hybrid deployments or customers within process manufacturing, where fault tolerance is business-critical.

The device analgesic

27 Nov 2017 Features
By Tamsin Oxford

In a recent analysis of the best MDM solutions on the market, PC Mag put SOTI MobiControl, VMware AirWatch, Citrix XenMobile and IBM MaaS360 as the top four choices based on functionality, price tag and capability. The cost of devices may have seen them pour into hands like business cards at a convention, but the same can be said about the MDM solutions that now populate the market.
* Accelerated database performance and lower latency with up to 12-times more database IOPS (input output operations per second) and up to 98% less database latency in a VMware vSAN cluster;* Faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines now up to 58% faster, with up to 75% less CPU usage when using 25GbE with remote direct memory access (RDMA); and* Faster storage performance in compute to maximise application performance with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30% more I/O slots and 25% density improvement..
For Matthew Kibby, regional director at VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, it's essential to understand the characteristics of your different applications and match these to the characteristics of different cloud platforms. This should all be done while being enabled and confident in your ability to use, gain insights, manage, secure, and deliver across all your cloud environments and application types.
* Lenovo Group bought a 51% stake in Fujitsu's personal computer unit for $269 million.* Snap purchased Metamarkets, a tech start-up that will allow it to visualise data more thoroughly.
For business, MASA must be able to link multiple endpoints, devices, applications, services and information services.- Ian Jansen van Rensburg, at VMware Sub-Saharan Africa.
In today's Always-On world, any loss of business continuity can be crippling. If you are a VMware customer using or considering hybrid or private cloud models, you have a unique opportunity to drive major gains in availability by leveraging industry-leading solutions from Veeam.

ITWeb Cloud Summit 2018 launched

20 Oct 2017 Business
By Allyson Towle

It has an expert advisory board, comprising: Ian Gatley, head of data management, Lombard Insurance; Antony Hlungwane, group IT director, MR Price Group (MRPG); JP Lourens, software and solutions product manager, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa; Dennis Naidoo, senior systems engineer, Tintri; Ian Jansen van Rensburg, senior systems engineering manager, VMware Southern Africa; Andre Schoeman, head of product management, Liquid Telecom; Sithembile Songo, head of the information security governance, South African Reserve Bank..
1 The Fujitsu ETERNUS CS200c S4 combines powerful Fujitsu system technology with industry-leading software from Commvault, providing excellent features for business efficiency and continuity. It offers a broad range of models and licensing options.

Getting BC and DR right

10 Oct 2017 Features
By James Francis

Ian Janse van Rensburg, senior manager, technical presales, VMware.
The Dell Technologies family of businesses includes Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. It stands as a $74 billion business with a portfolio that ranges from the edge to the data centre to the cloud.
The solution gives customers the ability to run, manage, and secure applications in a hybrid IT environment, says VMware..
AppDefense leverages the virtual infrastructure to monitor running applications against their intended state, says VMware..
Pivotal Container Service provides a simple way to deploy and operate production-ready Kubernetes on VMware's vSphere and Google's Cloud Platform, says VMware..
African markets are comparable to other markets and have similar challenges and needs, says VMware..
The platform gives customers the flexibility to choose a cloud provider based on their specific needs, says VMware..
In a move aimed at helping customers identify providers that are capable of delivering services with VMware Cloud Infrastructure technology, VMware has introduced a new class of VMware Cloud Verified partners, signified by a VMware Cloud Verified trust mark..

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