SiliconAngle News Briefs for February 13, 2013

Farm Credit Mid-America Chooses EMC in Competitive Selection

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 95.000 farmers, agribusinesses, and rural residents, has selected EMC VNX unified storage over NetApp and Dell for its performance, scalability, and manageability. It also chose EMC RecoverPoint for comprehensive disaster recovery. By modernizing its IT infrastructure with EMC, Farm Credit Mid-America is enabling its loan specialists to deliver responsive customer service, generate more revenue, and increase efficiency. More


Nimble Storage Announces First U.S. East Coast Office

Flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions pioneer Nimble Storage has opened its first U.S. East Coast office in North Carolina’s Raleigh Technology Park. The office will give it access to high-tech and university talent and better service customers in the region. The office will house up to 100 employees focused on engineering, customer support, and sales. More


Dell Technology Partner Program Reaches Milestones

The Dell Technology Partner Program, that helps ISVs, independent hardware vendors (IHVs), and solution providers build innovative, competitive solutions on Dell platforms, has announced that more than 100 certified technology partners have joined since its inception. Certification is the highest of the three levels of the program and means that Dell has tested the integration and interoperability of the partner’s product on the Dell platform. More


Zscaler delivers Real-Tim Visibility to Employee Internet Activity

Zscaler has announced a Big Data analytics solution that allows CSOs to see all employee Internet activity across the Web, Cloud, e-mail, and mobile applications at any location and on any device. The “Big Analytics” data visualization capability solution is powered by processing 10 billion security transactions across the Zscaler Security Cloud network spanning 180 countries, daily in seconds. IT delivers instant, actionable insight into security threats, user productivity, and compliance violations not available from earth-bound, appliance-based security systems. More


Zscaler Announces Single Sign-On Identity Management

Zscaler has introduced pre-integrated single sign-on (SSO) access integrating products from leading online identity management providers including RSA, Okta, OneLogin, and Ping Identity. Zscaler is the first security cloud provider to integrate SSO offerings into its service. More


Illinois Implements Cloud-Based Criminal Justice Information System

The Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) and Microsoft Corp. have successfully implemented Offender-360, a cloud-based criminal justice information system built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The system supports legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn intended to improve the state’s public safety and criminal justice for the future. “This cutting-edge technology will…save Illinois’ taxpayers millions of dollars while increasing public safety throughout the state,” Gov. Quinn said. More


Broadcom Introduces Smallest 4G LTE-Advancd Modem for Smartphone and Tablet Market

Broadcom has introduced a 28 nm 4G LTE modem with integrated radio and cellular baseband that reduces board area by approximately 35 percent in smartphones and tablets. The BCM21892 supports all 3GPP standard technologies including 4G LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE/GSM. More


Hadoop Summit Europe 2013 Reveals Strong Ecosystem Support

Hadoop Summit Europe 2013 has announced its official program, featuring a keynote address from 451 Group Analyst and Research Manager for Data Management and Analytics Matt Aslett, and 40 use cases and educational sessions from leading industry and community experts. It also has an impressive list of Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors, demonstrating ecosystem support for Apache Hadoop from enterprise-level software and service providers. Hadoop Summit Europe will be the first European conference focused exculsively on enterprise adoption of Apache Hadoop, and is scheduled for the Buers van Beriage in Amsterdam on March 20-21. More


ViaWest Opens Industry’s First Tier IV Design-Certified North American Colocation Data Center

ViaWest has announced it will have an official grand opening open house of the Lone Mountain data center in North Las Vegas on February 28. Its Tier IV Design-Certified designation demonstrates its industry-leading fault tolerance and reliabilities. Its anchor tenants include Utah-base marketing expert Progrexion. The open house will include facility tours, networking ,food and drink. More


Deloitte Report Shows Environment, Social Performance Impacts Organization’s Market Value

A new Deloite report shows that an organization’s environment, social, and governance (ESG) performance can impact its market valuation directly and indirectly. It shows that short-term ESG issues including human rights issues, product recalls, boycotts, and protests, and trigger strong, immediate stock price fluxuations. As the media continues coverage of the ESG crisis, it can further erode shareholder confidence. More