ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 30, 2013

Nimble Storage Announces 1,000th Customer

Flash-optimized hybrid storage system entrepreneur Nimble Storage has announced its 1,000th customer win in its less than two-and-a-half year history. The customer, Citipointe Christian College Brisbane, Australia, highlights Nimble’s successful entry into the global marketplace. Nimble’s arrays combine the performance of flash with the economics of disk and are often used for storing and protecting data from Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and VDI servers. More


RSA Security Analytics Leverages Big data to Address Organizations’ Security Challenges

RSA, a division of EMC, has announced Security Analytics, a security monitoring and investigative system designed to harness Big Data analytics to help companies defend their digital asseets against today’s most sophisticated internal and external threats. Built on the RSA NetWitness architecture, RSA Security Analytics fuses SIEM, Network Forensics, and Big Data analytics to create a next-generation security platform to support security operations centers. More


EMC Announces Enhanced Greenplum Big Data Analytics Appliance

EMC Corp. has enhanced its Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) with a redesign of its scalable system for statistical analysis, predictive modeling, and machine learning. Exploding data volumes, new data types, and ever-growing competitive challenges are driving radical changes in analytical technologies. To meet these priorities the new DCA United Analytics Platform Edition supports integrated analysis of structured and unstructured data, combining SQL and Hadoop-based processing and Greenplum partner business intelligence, ETL, an analytics applications in a single appliance. More


Proginov Applies IBM Flex Systems to Create Innovative Cloud Services within Mid-Market Businesses

French managed services provider (MSP) Proginov has upgraded its IT infrastructure with IBM PureSystems to enhance its growing SaaS and ERP activities. Proginov differentiates itself as one of the first MSPs in France to use IBM Flex System to provide a range of cloud services to support its clients’ strategic activities. A major SaaS ERP provider for French SMBs, it also offers hosting services for clients with high application requirements and is extending its infrastructure to support steady business growth. More


IBM BOD Declares Cash Dividend

IBM’s board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.85 per common share, payable March 9 to stockholders of record February 8. IBM has paid consecutive quarterly dividends every year since 1916. It also announced that its next annual meeting of stockholders will be April 30 at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama. More


VMware Reports Record Q4 and FY2012 Results

VMware has reported 22 percent FY2012 annual growth to a record $4.61 billion and 22 percent Q4 growth to a record $1.29 billion, an annual operating margin of 18.9% and non-GAAP operating margin of a record 32.4 percent. Its Q4 operating margin was 19.5% and non-GAAP operating margin a record 32.8%. more


Microsoft to Support Vocational Training for 500,000 in Morocco

Morocco’s Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion, a public vocational education institution that provides programs covering 35 fields of study via 327 training institutes, has chosen Microsoft Office 365 to enhance its educational and vocational training systems. In addition, the OFPPT will work with Microsoft to create 100 new Microsoft IT Academies across the country. The strategic partnership is designed to transform education and enable OFPPT to continue its mission to offer quality training that aligns with the needs of young Moroccans and the regional economy. More


Cisco Issues Security Report on Emerging Threats Linked to Worker Online Behavior

Cisco has released findings from two global studies that identify rising security challenges for businesses and individuals that are magnified as employees become more mobile while blending work and personal lifestyles. The findings from Cisco’s “2013 Annual Security Report” show that the highest concentration of online security threats do not originate from porno, pharmaceutical, or gambling sites, but rather from legitimate destinations visited by mass audiences. These include major search engines, retail sites, and social media outlets. Cisco found, for instance, that online shopping sites are 21 times as likely and popular search engines 27 times as likely to deliver malicious content than a counterfeit software site. Online advertisements are 182 times as likely to deliver malicious content as porn sites. More


Cleversafe, CSC Join Active Archive Alliance

Cleversafe and CSC have joined the Active Archive Alliance, a vendor association that promotes expanded solutions to solve the issue of storing, securing, and accessing unstructured data archives cost-effectively. The two new members bring expertise, technology, and thought leadership in object storage and high performance computing to the association. More


IBM’s Watson Joins Rensselaer Research Team

Watson, the advanced IBM computer system made famous by its appearance on “Jeopardy”, is joining Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rensselaer is the first university to receive a modified version of the IBM Watson system. It will enable new leading-edge research and give faculty and students the opportunity to find new uses for Watson and improve is cognitive capabilities. More