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Brocade & EMC deliver industry’s first IP-storage switch

Brocade and EMC have unveiled the industry’s first dedicated IP storage switch. The fabric networking vendor added its VCS Ethernet fabric solutions to EMC’s Connectrix family of network switches in order to create the VDX-6740B. Justifying the need for a dedicated IP storage network, Yarob Sakhnini, Regional Director, MEMA at Brocade said, “While the potential […]


MENA leading the way with prioritising cyber security

Business and government leaders in the Middle East and North Africa are ahead of other parts of the world in setting cyber security as a priority, a new survey of information technology professionals indicates. The survey, commissioned by Raytheon Company and titled, Global Megatrends in Cybersecurity 2015, revealed that more than half of organisational leaders in the […]


Essential evolution

Yarob Sakhnini, Regional Director MEMA at Brocade, explains that the industry-wide trend towards ethernet fabric adoption is paving the way for data centres of the future in the Middle East. Growth in data centre investments driven by the increasing popularity and need for 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit ethernet networks is pushing up sales of […]


Red Hat availability of Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6, featuring updates designed to serve as the foundation for building OpenStack-powered clouds for enterprise businesses with advanced cloud users, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform delivers the foundation for a production-ready […]


Help AG achieves BlueTouch certification

Help AG, an information security services and solutions provider in the Middle East, has announced that it has been approved as a BlueTouch Support Partner by Blue Coat Systems, a market provider of enterprise security. This allows the security specialist to extend 24×7 Level 1 and Level 2 technical support to regional businesses that leverage Blue Coat’s […]


Red Hat launches ‘Enterprise Virtualization 3.5’

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5, enabling organisations to deploy an IT infrastructure that services traditional virtualisation workloads while creating an enterprise-grade foundation for cloud infrastructure. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 delivers standardised services for mission critical workloads, and offers IT organisations greater visibility into provisioning, configuring and […]


EMC survey: Hybrid cloud packing a punch

EMC Corporation has released the findings of a global study of 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which gauged global sentiment about IT’s evolving role in organisations today. The survey revealed increasing adoption of cloud computing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater […]


CommVault and Crayon partner for cloud

CommVault has announced that its data management platform would be available via EMEA cloud hosting partners through a new strategic aggregator partnership with Crayon, a global supplier in service provider licensing, management and consultancy. Under the partnership, CommVault’s industry leading data management software platform, Simpana, will be integrated into Crayon’s portfolio of leased software solutions for EMEA-based cloud […]


Bell Labs study reveals integration to ease network capacity

A study by Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has identified that network operators who use converged IP and optical transport technologies can significantly ease the burden being placed on their infrastructure by demands for capacity caused by the explosion of bandwidth-hungry applications. The study, which is published February 12th, looked to determine […]


Red Hat & NEC collaborate for carrier-grade NFV solutions

Red Hat  and NEC Corporation have announced a collaboration to jointly develop network functions virtualisation (NFV) features in OpenStack in order to deliver carrier-grade NFV solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. As communication service providers (CSPs) transform their businesses and modernise both their infrastructure and offerings, NFV enables them to deliver customer-facing services […]