DCN August 2017 - Page 48

Products & innovations IBM and Nutanix launch Hyperconverged Initiative to bring Enterprises into the Cognitive Era IBM and Nutanix have announced a multi-year initiative to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments. The integrated offering aims to combine Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems, to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged solution targeting critical workloads in large enterprises. The partnership plans to deliver a full-stack combination with built-in AHV virtualisation for a simple experience within the data centre. This joint initiative intends to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments by delivering the first simple-to- deploy, web-scale architecture supporting Power based scale- out computing for a continuum of enterprise workloads, including: Next generation cognitive workloads; mission critical workloads and cloud native workloads. The partnership will allow IBM customers of power-based systems to realise a public cloud-like experience with their on premise infrastructure. With the planned design, enterprise customers will be able to run any mission critical workload, at any scale, with world class virtualisation and automation capabilities built into a scale out fabric leveraging IBM’s server technology. For further information visit: www.nutanix.com 48 | August 2017 DataStax Simplifies Delivering Cloud Applications at Scale with DataStax Managed Cloud DataStax has announced the availability of DataStax Managed Cloud, a fully- managed service of the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data platform, which makes it easier and faster for enterprises to deliver cloud applications at scale. DataStax Managed Cloud combines DSE in a white glove service featuring the company’s proven support and professional services, and technology and expertise from the recently acquired company DataScale to help enterprises make the most of their data infrastructures, to achieve business goals faster and focus on driving innovation. DataStax is focused on making powerful data management available to customers who want to take advantage of new technology options in an always-on, cloud based, right- now economy. DataStax Managed Cloud eliminates the time spent on data management operations and allows customers to focus on their core business. It also provides customers with deployment flexibility in achieving real-time data management at scale in the cloud. For further information visit: www.datastax.com New Retarus Managed Capture Services facilitate smooth data interchange with business partners Retarus has launched new Managed Capture Services, which allow business documents (received by fax or email) to be automatically captured as structured data. This provides companies with a robust functionality to process orders or invoices directly in the ERP system, without any manual efforts or expense for entering the data. The processes at the communication partners’ end do not need to be changed at all. By using this new cloud service, enterprises benefit from efficient processes, a fast cash flow and satisfied business partners. Manually capturing data is not only time and cost intensive, but also prone to error. With Retarus Managed Capture Services, complex ordering or billing processes can be automated to a large extent, which means no more complex paper based processes. The services support all common interfaces, file types and application formats. This means that business partners can be connected without much effort and sector specific requirements can be implemented with ease. These accelerated, digital workflows and the minimised error rate resulting from them, reduce process costs by around 60 per cent as compared to manual data entry. For further information visit: www.webexpress.retarus.com