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Big Switch Networks Hires Industry Veteran Claudio Perugini As VP Worldwide Channels

Big Switch Networks, a globally operating data center networking company, has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President Worldwide Channels. Claudio Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Mr. Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as … [Read more...]

MariaDB Replaces MySQL as the Default in Linux Distribution, Debian 9

MariaDB, the company behind one of the fastest growing open source databases, has announced that MariaDB Server replaces MySQL as the default in Debian 9 - a “popular” Linux distribution. More than 3.1 million websites globally run on the Debian operating system. Released on June 17, 2017, Debian 9 now includes MariaDB as the default MySQL variant within the distribution and introduces a new mechanism for switching the database to MariaDB from … [Read more...]

Hyperconverged Networking Company Plexxi UnveiIs New Switch 3eq Ethernet Switches

Plexxi introduces its new Switch 3eq Ethernet (for 25/50/100 GbE) switches, and the latest versions of its Plexxi Control (software-defined network fabric control) and Plexxi Connect (integration and workflow automation) software, including an enhanced Nutanix Integration Pack. Now Nutanix customers can fully integrate Plexxi's HCNTM fabric with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud environments to create a single, “seamless” solution that includes … [Read more...]

Extreme Networks Buys Avaya ‘s Networking Business for $100 Million

The assets of Avaya's networking business unit will be sold to Extreme Networks for approximately $100 million, as the software-driven networking solutions company has won its bid for Avaya's networking business. "This strategic acquisition will be another milestone in the execution of Extreme's growth strategy and clearly establishes Extreme as the third largest competitor in our enterprise markets and the only company in the world … [Read more...]

ScaleGrid Now Supports “High-Performance” MongoDB Clusters on Microsoft Azure

ScaleGrid (Scalegrid.io), a fully managed MongoDB and Redis database-as-a-service solution, now supports dedicated high-performance MongoDB clusters on Microsoft Azure. ScaleGrid handles all aspects of database management including creation, backup, restore, scale, performance monitoring, upgrade, patching, et cetera. "We have seen consistent demand from our customers for high performance MongoDB clusters using premium disks on Azure,” said … [Read more...]

Open19 Foundation Established by LinkedIn, HP and Others To Redefine How Future ‘Open Hardware’ Data Centers Will Be Built

The Open19 Foundation, a new organization founded by Flex, GE Digital, HP Enterprise, LinkedIn and Vapor IO, plans to build a community for a new generation of open data centers and edge solutions. The newly founded organization aims to create project-based open hardware and software solutions for the data center industry.  One of the initial hardware contributions to the foundation will be the Open19 Platform industry specification that … [Read more...]

Megaport Appoints Founding Member Belle Lajoie as Chief Commercial Officer

Belle Lajoie, a founding member of Megaport and previously Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific at Megaport, has been appointed to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for the company. Belle Lajoie will be responsible for leading Megaport’s sales strategy globally, leading global business development, channel relationships, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and leading digital and regional marketing strategies aligned with … [Read more...]

Veeam Software Promotes Peter McKay and Andrei Baronov to Co-CEO Roles, Announces Extended Storage Alliance with Microsoft

Veeam Software, a pioneering provider of data center availability solutions with its goal of becoming a $1B revenue company by 2019, has realigned its executive roster to provide the foundation for continued success. Veeam Software has promoted President & COO and member of the Board of Directors, Peter McKay, and co-founder, member of the Board of Directors and CTO, Andrei Baronov, to the position of Co-CEOs. These executive changes would … [Read more...]

McKay Brothers Expands Private Bandwidth Services Between UK and Continental Europe

McKay Brothers International (MBI) now offers bi-directional private bandwidth service between Basildon in the London region and Madrid “in less than 18.01 milliseconds round trip,” one of the lowest known latencies available. "Madrid is an important financial marketplace in Europe," said Francois Tyč, Managing Director of McKay Brothers International. "Traders are keen to access the lowest known latency between Madrid and key trading centers … [Read more...]

Nexenta Releases Latest Version of Its Scale-Out Block, File, and Object Storage Platform

Nexenta, global provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has introduced the latest version of its scale-out block, file, and object storage platform, NexentaEdge. Purpose-built for “today's leading enterprise IT environment with rapidly expanding application needs,” NexentaEdge 2.0 would be a flexible and future proof multi-service storage platform. According to Gartner, by 2021 more than 80% of enterprise … [Read more...]