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AMD releases Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits

AMD has announced the immediate availability of the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed “Seattle.” AMD is the first company to provide a standard ARM Cortex-A57- based server platform for software developers and integrators. Software and hardware developers as well as early adopters in large datacenters are eligible and can apply on AMD’s ... Read More »

One IT pro in four doesn’t understand virtualization security options

While today’s organizations recognize the importance of securing their virtual environment, many IT professionals don’t know that specialized security solutions have been built to deliver both security and efficiency for virtual environments. According to a Kaspersky Lab and B2B International survey of worldwide IT professionals, approximately one out of every four IT security experts have little to no understanding of ... Read More »

Drobo launches Drobo Mini with SSDs for prosumer market

Connected Data, which makes the Drobo line of smart storage solutions, has launched its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives, which deliver as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who ... Read More »

BlackBerry acquires anti-eavesdropping vendor Secusmart

  BlackBerry has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, which makes high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. “We are always improving our security solutions to keep up ... Read More »

ZyXEL introduces new gateways for hospitality environments

Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL Networking vendor ZyXEL Communications is introducing a series of Internet Access Gateways designed specifically for hospitality environments to deliver high speed, always-on, manageable Internet services. The series has two models. The UAG2100 supports up to 200 concurrent devices and the UAG5100 supports up to 800 concurrent devices. Featuring ... Read More »

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Now Available as a Hosted Service

BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) will now be available as a hosted service through third-party partners worldwide. BES10 Hosted provides the benefits of trusted BlackBerry enterprise mobility management (EMM) and advanced security capabilities with the convenience of hosted IT administration. BES10 Hosted allows organizations to benefit from BlackBerry’s secure network while leveraging the expertise of a ... Read More »

ASCII Group extends dedicated discussion rooms on its Peer to Peer exchange forum

  The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, has announced the creation of dedicated rooms available on its ASCII-Link forum. Having exceeded over 240,000 posts on the listserv, the popular members-only community forum lets users freely discuss technical information, vendor recommendations, and business advice.  Over 800 users make more than 3,500 posts per month ... Read More »

NAKIVO releases v4.1 for VMware Cloud, Hosting, and Service Providers

  NAKIVO, which makes data protection software for VMware virtualized environments and cloud backup, has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4.1. The new version introduces new features for cloud, hosting, and service providers who can use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to provide VM Backup-as-a-Service, Replication-as-a-Service, and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service in their cloud environments. NAKIVO provides an HTTP API that enables customers to ... Read More »

Trend Micro announces new capabilities for Office 365 Customers

Trend Micro has announced upcoming new and enhanced capabilities for Microsoft Office 365 customers. “Our history with Microsoft runs deep, and our approach to providing customers with sound security-enhanced options will help users achieve the full benefits and ROI the cloud has to offer,” said Partha Panda, vice president, global channels and strategic alliances, Trend Micro. “This complementary approach to ... Read More »