Technology Week in Review

By Celeste Collins
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On October 27, 2016

October 17, 2016

Dell is adding systems integrators to its IoT Solutions Partner Program, aiming to reach a broader range of vertical industries. The IoT Solutions Partner Program, which currently includes ISVs and is made up of three tiers, Premier, Preferred and Registered, will now include systems integrators such as Datatrend Technologies, L&T Technology Services, Action Point, and Mobiliya.

Malwarebytes, the cybersecurity research firm, is changing its internal definition of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), extending the parameters in functional and far more exclusionary ways.

Siemplify announced the introduction of its Splunk Query Engine for the company’s ThreatNexus™ end-to-end security operations platform. The new query engine enables security operations center (SOC) teams to upgrade the full scope of their security functionality, driving immediate productivity and security gains.

October 18, 2016

Server vendor Lenovo and flash storage vendor Nimble Storage are partnering on a new converged infrastructure solution that Lenovo hopes will be its first big step towards becoming a data center powerhouse.

While Dell Technologies may be large today, it started in CEO Michael Dell’s dorm room at the University of Texas. Take a moment to get a little more familiar with the company by reading six fun facts about Dell Technologies, including its environmental efforts, sports sponsorships, and its high profile in television and movies.

VMware has unveiled updates to its vSphere, VSAN, vRealize Automation, and vCloud Air solutions that are aimed at making it easier for businesses to work across a variety of physical and cloud-based networks.

October 19, 2016

VMware and Amazon Web Services set aside years of debate on the best way to build cloud infrastructures with a new strategic partnership aimed at enabling VMware technology users to move their workloads to the AWS public cloud.

Dell EMC is responding to the massive increase in customers’ unstructured data with an all-flash configuration of its Isilon scale-out NAS offering and a major update to its Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) object storage cloud technology.

Intel partners say the company’s focus on cloud services and the Internet of Things (IoT) positions it for growth. Intel made sweeping changes this year to focus more on the lucrative data center and IoT markets, reducing its dependence on PCs.

October 20, 2016

Dell EMC’s vision of security includes a set of solutions that brings together elements of the Dell, RSA, VMware and Mozy portfolios. The new Dell Endpoint Data Security and Management portfolio is broken down into four pillars: data protection, identity assurance, threat detection and response, and unified endpoint management.

Google announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing. The storage changes are part of Google’s overall pitch to capture businesses in a highly competitive cloud market.

Malwarebytes has acquired AdwCleaner in a deal designed to improve the capabilities of the firm’s Malwarebytes Anti-Malware product.

October 21, 2016

Splunk’s platform is finding its way into an increasingly broad range of business analytics and big data applications, and the company is positioned to be a key technology player in the nascent Internet of Things arena.

Symantec recently acquired Blue Coat Systems, but it isn’t done making acquisitions to build its massive portfolio.

In his keynote address at the very first Dell EMC World, Michael Dell touted his company’s unique position as a leading force in IT transformation. Dell discusses how Dell Technologies is positioning itself as a one-stop-shop for the entire IT stack, including servers, storage, virtualization, security, cloud infrastructure, the software-defined data center, and platform-as-a-service.

Celeste Collins

Celeste Collins

Celeste has more than 15 years’ experience in technical and business communications as a writer and editor. Celeste works on Gotham's documentation and communication efforts.