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New Integration With VMware vRealize Suite Delivers Real-Time Visibility and Control Over Software-Defined Environments, Paving the Way for Accelerated Adoption

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – ExtraHop, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT intelligence and business operations, today announced two new integrations with VMware's enterprise-ready, cloud management platform, VMware vRealize® Suite. The integrations with VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ and VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ deepen the company's strategic relationship with VMware, giving mutual customers unparalleled real-time visibility into the performance, availability and security of the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC). ExtraHop will showcase these new integrations at booth #627 during VMworld, August 28-September 1, 2016.

According to Gartner, "As organizations' business models become digital, their traditional IT architectures are not agile or flexible enough to support growth and elasticity. As a result, spending is driven toward cloud-based hardware and software offerings. This move to the cloud, in turn, necessitates the use of modern management tools, such as free and open-source software that are different than tools used to manage for only on-premises IT infrastructure." (SDx: Build and Market Software-Defined Data Center Offerings Primer for 2016, January 28, 2016).

"Software-defined datacenters offer unprecedented business agility as well as rich management data with industry standard API's for analytics across all layers of the OSI stack," said Rob Smoot, Vice President, Product Marketing, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "Together, VMware and ExtraHop are combining infrastructure- and application-level data sources within VMware vRealize Operations Manager for analytics at the application protocol and port layers. This data is correlated with the virtualized compute, network, and storage information for enhanced visibility, troubleshooting, compliance, and capacity management."

With ExtraHop, VMware users can now automate the integration of wire data analytics into the VMware vRealize management architecture to gain real-time insight across the VMware software-defined data center, achieving the following benefits for enterprise IT:

  • Dynamic On-Demand Visibility. The ExtraHop VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plugin makes it easy to automatically discover all VMware virtual machines and virtual switches as they are added to the environment, allowing users to classify and monitor these assets without any additional configuration.
  • Intelligent Automation. ExtraHop alerts are used to trigger automated workflows within the VMware vRealize platform to improve agility and reduce management overhead.
  • Centralized Management for Complete Insight. ExtraHop pulls rich wire data off of the network, and empowers customers to correlate insights with machine data, to deliver a complete view of virtualized environments and within a console VMware admins already use. This streamlined workflow gives visibility into the performance impact of SDDC orchestration in real time, and monitors application workloads as they migrate across the datacenter.

"SDDCs have the potential to unlock a new horizon of IT and business agility, but the realities of deployment and monitoring are not always straightforward and significantly limits the time to value," said John Leon, Vice President of Business Development at ExtraHop. "The extensive management capabilities of the vRealize suite, coupled with rich, real-time wire data from ExtraHop, rapidly provides customers with the global insights they need to take advantage of SDDC's promise and transform IT operations in the process."

At a recent award ceremony, ExtraHop impressed influential industry expert Brian Madden, and a panel of fellow judges, who selected the ExtraHop Platform as "Best of Show" for demonstrating the ability to quickly deliver value to customers. "We picked ExtraHop because their platform was the only one that could provide value immediately. It's not something you download, then install or buy, then ship and build, and then your environment is awesome, eventually. You can put the product in, push go, and get the benefits instantaneously," said Madden.

About ExtraHop
ExtraHop makes real-time data-driven IT operations possible. By harnessing the power of wire data in real time, network, application, security, and business teams make faster, more accurate decisions that optimize performance and minimize risk. Hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as Sony, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Adobe, and Google, start with ExtraHop to discover, observe, analyze, and intelligently act on all data in flight on-premises and in the cloud. To experience the power of ExtraHop, explore our interactive online demo. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

VMware, vRealize, vRealize Suite, vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Operations Manager are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

New Version of Risk Fabric® Prioritizes Threats and Vulnerabilities, Deputizes Line-of-Business Leaders and Automates Cyber Risk Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Bay Dynamics® unveiled today a new version of its flagship cyber risk analytics platform, Risk Fabric®, that helps companies measure, communicate and reduce cyber risk. Risk Fabric is the leading solution in the market that automatically delivers prioritized threat and vulnerability information based on the value of assets at risk to line-of-business leaders who are responsible for reducing risk to those assets.

"Risk Fabric has proven to be the leading platform in helping large, Fortune 500 companies prioritize and combat insider and external threats to their most valued assets," said Ryan Stolte, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Bay Dynamics. "Now, we are taking the platform one step further. Security practitioners can say 'goodbye' to the daunting, manual process of figuring out which vulnerabilities and threats are the most critical and who is responsible for mitigating them. Risk Fabric automatically delivers prioritized cyber risk information to the stakeholders who govern valued assets at risk and are therefore held accountable for reducing that risk."

Bay Dynamics Risk Fabric provides three critical components of cyber risk reduction. The platform enables companies to optimize their vulnerability lifecycle management. Security teams are overwhelmed by the mountain of vulnerabilities uncovered by a vulnerability scan. Once they determine which endpoints, systems and applications are vulnerable to an attack, they do not know which steps to take next and in what order. As a result, they spend countless hours manually determining who owns the vulnerable asset, the value of that asset if it were compromised and if there is an active threat to that asset. Risk Fabric automatically compiles and sends that information to the line-of-business application owners who govern the assets at risk so that they can be held accountable for patching the associated vulnerabilities.

Risk Fabric collects and analyzes threat, vulnerability and business context data coming from companies' existing security tools, adds a layer of user and entity behavior analytics and correlates the different data sources to ultimately enable companies to measure and manage their cyber risk. This comprehensive approach helps companies prioritize their vulnerability lifecycle, prevent credential-based threats such as those coming from insiders and compromised accounts, and prevent software-based threats like malware.

Finally, Risk Fabric bridges the cyber risk reporting gap between security executives and the board of directors. According to a recent survey conducted by Osterman Research, 89 percent of board members say they are very involved in making cyber risk decisions and 74 percent say cyber risk information is reported to them weekly. Risk Fabric produces board-ready cyber risk reports that are traceable, trustworthy and actionable so that boards of directors can make informed decisions to reduce risk.

For more information about Risk Fabric, go to: http://baydynamics.com/risk-fabric/

About Bay Dynamics
Bay Dynamics® is a cyber risk analytics company that helps companies measure, communicate and reduce cyber risk. The company's flagship analytics software, Risk Fabric®, automates the process of analyzing security information so that it's traceable, trustworthy and prioritized. The platform makes cyber risk everyone's business -- from employees to line-of-business application owners to the board -- and actively engages all parties in measurably reducing it. Bay Dynamics enables some of the world's largest organizations to understand the state of their cyber security posture, including contextual awareness of what their insiders, vendors and bad actors are doing, which is key to effective cyber risk management. For more information, please visit www.baydynamics.com.

Follow Bay Dynamics on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BAYDYNAMICS, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/bay-dynamics/, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bay.dynamics.

Bay Dynamics and Risk Fabric are registered trademarks of Bay Dynamics, Inc. Other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

  • High Sustained IOPS & Consistent Low Latency for High Quality of Service
  • Flexible Over-provisioning
  • Enterprise Class Reliability with Advanced Data Protection
  • Kingston to Demo Enterprise Solutions at VMworld including World’s Fastest 2.5" SSD

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced Data Center 400 (DC400) SSD, the latest solid-state drive to its family of enterprise solutions. DC400 SSD is an entry-level enterprise drive designed for server use in data centers especially for customers who deploy a rip-and-replace strategy. It is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot, web servers and lower data rate operational databases and analytics – especially in data center mixed workload environments where endurance and reliability are important.

“DC400 SSD’s combination of high IOPS, low latency and advanced data protection gives server IT managers and decision makers the perfect front-loading server storage option that they can deploy with confidence.”

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DC400 SSD offers superior quality of service for data center customers whose workload environment calls for sustained IOPS and consistent low latency. An expanded on-board DRAM acceleration cache enables high, sustained IOPS to increase performance over a wide range of read/write workloads. Standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning improves random IOPS performance and endurance while enterprise firmware improves latency and delivers consistently low data access times under steady-state workloads. Additionally, DC400 SSD features enterprise-class reliability with end-to-end data path protection and firmware-implemented power-loss protection (“pFAIL”).

“Kingston is proud to offer our next generation entry-level enterprise SATA SSD to our data center and corporate customers looking for consistent application performance, stringent quality of service requirements and all-around reliability,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “DC400 SSD’s combination of high IOPS, low latency and advanced data protection gives server IT managers and decision makers the perfect front-loading server storage option that they can deploy with confidence.”

DC400 SSD is available in 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB and 1.8TB capacities2. The 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities are performance optimized with greater IOPs for faster application performance and reduced storage latency. The 1.8TB capacity read-intensive optimized model is factory-tuned for read-intensive workloads.

To further help companies and organizations out, Kingston offers industry-leading sales support through its Ask an Expert program. It also offers the Kingston SSD Manager, a free, downloadable toolbox to monitor drive health, status and disk usage.

Kingston will show off its entire enterprise SSD offerings including the new DC400 SSD during VMworld 2016 at booth #555. It will also demo the forthcoming EP2500 PCIe U.2 SSD, the world’s fastest 2.5" SSD. Customers at the show can also see EP1000 M.2 AIC PCIe NVMe SSD which consists of up to four 1TB M.2 PCIe SSDs in NVMe mode mounted on a single card.

DC400 is backed by a limited five-year warranty1 and free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information, visit www.kingston.com.

DC400 SSD Features & Specifications:

  • Form factor: 2.5"
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities2: 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB, 1.8TB
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 400GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 480GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 800GB – up to 555/530MB/s
    • 960GB – up to 555/520MB/s
    • 1600GB – up to 555/510MB/s
    • 1800GB – up to 555/500MB/s
  • Maximum Random 4k Read/Write:
    • 400GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 480GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 800GB – up to 99,000/89,000 IOPS
    • 960GB – up to 99,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1600GB – up to 100,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1800GB – up to 99,000/86,000 IOPS
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 400GB – up to 85,000/35,000 IOPS
    • 480GB – up to 85,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 800GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 960GB – up to 78,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 1600GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 1800GB – up to 67,000/18,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service (Latency)5 6:
    • Read/Write: <400µs / <4ms (99.9%)
  • Hot-Plug Capable
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling
  • Enterprise SMART Tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
  • Endurance:
    • 480GB: 257TB3 (0.30 DWPD)4
    • 960GB: 564TB3 (0.32 DWPD)4
    • 400GB: 422TB3 (0.57 DWPD)4
    • 800GB: 860TB3 (0.58 DWPD)4
    • 1600GB: 1678TB3 (0.57 DWPD)4
    • 1800GB: 1432TB3 (0.43 DWPD)4
  • Power Consumption:
    • Idle: 1.56W
    • Average: 1.6W
    • Max Read: 1.8W
    • Max Write: 4.86W
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ~ 85°C
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Dimensions: 69.9mm x 100mm x 7.0mm
  • Weight: 92.34g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support1

1 Limited warranty based on 5 years or SSD “Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager (kingston.com/SSDManager). A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). See kingston.com/wa for details.
2 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash memory Guide at kingston.com/flashguide.
3 Total Bytes Written (TBW) is derived from the JEDEC Enterprise Workload (JESD219A).
4 Drives Writes Per Day (DWPD)
5 Workload based on FIO, Random 4KB QD=1 workload, measured as the time taken for 99.9 percentile of commands to finish the round-trip from host to drive and to host.
6 Measurement taken once the workload has reached steady state but including all background activities required for normal operation and data reliability.

Kingston can be found on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingston
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kingstontechnology
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KingstonTech
Instagram: https://instagram.com/kingstontechnology/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+kingston/posts

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com or call 800-337-8410

LAS VEGAS – As part of its strategic partnership with VMware, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, has collaborated with VMware, to develop the first fully operational prototype of a VMware Cloud Foundation-based software-defined data center (SDDC) rack that uses NVMe solid state drives. The prototype will be first exhibited today at VMworld® 2016 in the Samsung booth (#1559) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here in Las Vegas.

“Our collaboration with Samsung, to combine VSAN with Samsung NVMe SSDs, in VMware Cloud Foundation, brings low latency flash to mainstream applications and makes flash affordable to business-critical applications.”

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The VMware Cloud Foundation-based rack was built using six Dell R730XD servers, each configured with two Samsung PM1725 NVMe solid state drives (SSDs) as the caching tier and six Samsung PM863 SATA SSDs as the capacity tier. The prototype spans successful imaging and bring-up of the integrated system rack, creation of a workload domain, and deployment of applications within the workload-domain-hosted VMware vSphere® cluster.

"VMware Cloud Foundation is based on VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 with support for all-flash storage and greater data efficiency,” said Raj Yavatkar, VMware fellow, chief architect for VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware. “Our collaboration with Samsung, to combine VSAN with Samsung NVMe SSDs, in VMware Cloud Foundation, brings low latency flash to mainstream applications and makes flash affordable to business-critical applications.”

“Through our strong ongoing strategic relationship with VMware, we are providing the best of both worlds for IT managers by allowing them to quickly build and deploy public and private clouds using the VMware Cloud Foundation combined with our NVMe SSDs,” said Michael Williams, Vice President, Memory Product Planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “Samsung NVMe SSDs deliver a new level of performance for VMware Cloud Foundation-based systems that is simply not attainable with SAS or SATA SSDs.”

Selected for the caching tier, the PM1725 SSD allows enterprise scale-up storage systems to fully utilize the low latency and extremely high efficiency of the NVMe interface. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit MLC V-NAND technology and the NVMe 1.2 standard, the PM1725 features a native PCIe Gen-3 x8 interface, allowing a single drive to deliver up to one million random read IOPS and 140K random write IOPS, as well as reading sequentially at up to 6GB/s and writing sequentially at 1.9GB/s. The PM1725 can also provide five DWPDs (drive writes per day) of write endurance for five years, allowing it to support write-intensive enterprise caching applications, as well as read-intensive primary storage.

For the capacity tier, Samsung’s PM863 is the industry’s most flexible family of SATA SSDs for servers and storage systems. The PM863 is available in a wide range of capacities, from 120GB to 3.84TB in a 2.5” 7mm-thick form factor. PM863 SSDs are powered by Samsung 3-bit MLC V-NAND technology, which ushered in a new era of cost-effective, all-flash, read-intensive storage for SATA-based data centers.

VMware Cloud Foundation brings together the power of vSphere, VirtualSAN, NSX and SDDC Manager into a natively integrated stack that makes it extremely easy to deploy and operate an SDDC, according to VMware. It includes automated installation, configuration and deployment of the virtual infrastructure stack. The automation allows customers to instantiate a cloud instance either as an on-premises private cloud or as a per-tenant cloud instance in a public cloud. It also can reduce the TCO through simplified and automated infrastructure lifecycle management, including day-to-day operations and upgrade/update management.

To find more information about the VMware Cloud Foundation solution and Samsung’s collaborative role, visit http://www.vmware.com/products/cloud-foundation

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com

VMware, VMware NSX, VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and VMworld are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

ATLANTA & BANGALORE, India – Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and Stibo Systems, a global leader in multi-domain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced a partnership, that will see the two companies collaborate to offer Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. This partnership is aimed at building trust-worthy data foundations to help joint customers derive accurate insights as they embrace digital transformation.

News: @StiboSystems, @Wipro form global partnership to deliver greater #MDM value for customers

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Wipro's deep expertise in end-to-end Analytics, Master Data Management (MDM) and Information Management (IM) solutions, across industries when combined with Stibo Systems’ award-winning Master Data Management solution, STEP Trailblazer, will widen the scope and value of solutions that can be offered to customers, worldwide. Stibo Systems’ STEP Trailblazer solution provides users with a powerful, editable grid-based view of product data, which facilitates the transfer of multiple items such as product families and variants while simultaneously performing crucial validation checks.

As part of this partnership, Wipro and Stibo Systems, will also set-up a state-of-the art MDM Center of Excellence (COE) in Bangalore that will showcase industry best practices, standards and guidelines that can be leveraged for customer projects.

“In an increasingly digital world, it is imperative that organizations implement a modern and, more importantly, proven, data and analytics strategy, that enables them to apply insight to actual business practices. Wipro’s deep multi-domain MDM expertise combined with Stibo Systems’ leading master data management solution, will empower our customers by providing them with trusted information and insights, that can transform the way they conduct business,” said Pallab Deb, Vice President & Global Head - Analytics, Wipro Limited.

“Stibo Systems consistently works with partners to foster innovation, which has translated into faster implementation times, increased ROI (return on investment) and overall greater business value for our customers,” said Andreas Lorenzen, President of Stibo Systems, North America. “We value Wipro’s rich industry domain knowledge and technical expertise, and look forward to working together so to help our customers step up to the unique challenges they face when trying to grow their business and maximize their return on investment.”

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About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology.” By combining digital strategy, customer centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 170,000, serving clients across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com

About Stibo Systems

Stibo Systems is the global leader in multi-domain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Industry leaders rely on Stibo Systems to provide cross-channel consistency by linking product and customer data, suppliers and other organizational assets. This enables businesses to make more effective decisions, improve sales and build shareholder value. During the last 30 years, Stibo Systems has helped hundreds of companies to develop a trusted source of operational information. A privately held subsidiary of the Stibo A/S group, which was originally founded in 1794, Stibo Systems' corporate headquarters is located in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit www.stibosystems.com

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