Renewable energy is tricky to use, and it’s even trickier to use in data centers, which have to be running around the clock, regardless of whether or not the sun is shining or the wind is blowing.
For data center operators that have turned to renewable energy, the three answers have been a) using a combination of renewable generation and energy storage to supplement a data center’s power supply, not replace it; b) investing in renewable energy generation for the same grid that feeds the data center – the grid that also has coal, nuclear, and other traditional energy sources; and c) simply buying Renewable Energy Credits equivalent to some or all energy a data center consumes.
Researchers behind an experimental project in Massachusetts hope to push the progress further by studying over time performance of a solar-powered micro data center launched this month. The test bed is called Mass Net Zero Data Center, or MassNZ. The project’s goal is to help researchers understand how to reduce data center energy consumption and increase data centers’ ability to use renewable energy.
(TNS) - The last damaging earthquake in Washington struck 15 years ago, on Feb. 28, 2001.
The next one is scheduled for June 7.
The ground isn’t expected to actually shake this spring. But nearly 6,000 emergency and military personnel will pretend it is during a four-day exercise to test response to a seismic event that will dwarf the 2001 Nisqually quake: A Cascadia megaquake and tsunami.
Called “Cascadia Rising,” the exercise will be the biggest ever conducted in the Pacific Northwest. Which is fitting, because a rupture on the offshore fault called the Cascadia Subduction Zone could be the biggest natural disaster in U.S. history.
Resilient specializes in incident response, which helps IT security teams bolster their defenses against data breaches. The Resilient incident response platform is deployed in more than 100 of the Fortune 500 corporations – which is IBM’s sweet spot.
“We are thrilled with our plans to have the Resilient team join IBM Security” said Marc van Zadelhoff, general manager, IBM Security. “The Resilient team includes some of the best security talent in the industry, along with leading products that enable clients to automate and consistently manage all aspects of responding to a security incident.”
The storage industry has historically been left out of the conversation when discussing the innovative and ground-breaking feats coming out of the technology world. Now, that focus is shifting thanks to three emerging trends in the enterprise: the move away from integrated systems to software-on-commodity hardware architectures, the focus on utilization rates of physical resources, and the increasing need to support millions of individual workloads.
Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon have devoted massive resources to build and maintain customized data center infrastructures from the ground up. In doing so, these companies have realized tremendous levels of scalability, flexibility, and efficiency. Enterprises today are experiencing large and growing amounts of data storage requirements and are focused on achieving the same benefits, driving these trends.
A majority of IT projects undertaken by government fail to deliver satisfactory results, cost more than anticipated or take longer to implement than planned. How often do we, as project managers and government employees, hear things like this: “It’s software development; it’ll take as long as it takes.” “I know it’s what I told you to build, but it’s not what I need.” “Tell me again why it’s going to cost an additional $50,000.”
Faced with tighter budgets, increasing expectations and closer public scrutiny, government IT organizations are under extreme pressure to deliver technology solutions that meet the needs of their users quickly and at low cost. Where the traditional project management approach has failed, agencies need to find alternatives to address these heightened expectations. Agile development has sparked the interest of public-sector change-makers as a way to save government IT from the debacle of skyrocketing costs and redundant systems.
Agile is an entirely new way of approaching project delivery, especially for public agencies. Many of the concepts employed in agile are not particularly new. They have been used in software development under names like prototyping, extreme programming or rapid application development. Frameworks like Scrum bring a structured methodology to these same concepts. It’s about breaking up large, complex projects into easily digested pieces and routinely getting feedback to make sure what is being delivered is in line with what’s needed.
Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2016 is taking place March 13-16, 2016 at Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort in Orlando, FL. We’re looking forward to another amazing show with numerous educational sessions and awesome people!
We have a lot planned during DRJ Spring World, and we hope you’ll join us:
- for lunch and a demo of Catalyst
- at the booth (707/709)
- for an educational session
Please take a look below for more details. We look forward to seeing you soon!
JOIN US FOR LUNCH AND A DEMO
OPTIMIZE YOUR CONTINUITY PROGRAM WITH CATALYST
Monday, March 14, 2016 | 12:00-1:15 PM | Coronado E | Lunch Provided
Speakers: Brian Zawada and Dustin Mackie, Avalution Consulting
Reserve your seat in advance: bccatalyst.com/drj
Catalyst makes business continuity and IT disaster recovery planning easy and repeatable for every organization. Join us to learn how Catalyst:
- Delivers the fastest implementation on the market
- Covers the ENTIRE continuity lifecycle
- Generates truly insightful (and automatic!) program metrics
- Saves you time by automating all administrative tasks
- Provides the lowest total cost of ownership
JOIN US IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
BOOTHS 707 & 709
Stop by our booths during exhibit hours to meet our team, learn about our business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting and software solutions, and enter for a chance to win a hoverboard (don’t worry – we’ll ship it home for the winner)!
Want to learn more about our products and services before the show? Check out:
JOIN US AT A SESSION
FAILING BACK HOME CAN BE A TRIP
Solutions Track 3
When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 | 4:00-5:00 PM
Speakers: Michael Bratton and Bill DiMartini, Avalution Consulting
Many organizations design IT Disaster Recovery solutions like they’re booking a one-way flight – able to get to their destination but without a plan on how they’ll get back home. Even if plans include procedures to return to the restored data center, many times they are rarely tested and validated. This session is for you if you are responsible for the development and maintenance of your organization’s IT Disaster Recovery Plan or auditing IT Disaster Recovery Programs.
BCI 20/20 – THE FUTURE OF THE CONTINUITY INDUSTRY
General Session 3
When: Monday, March 14, 2016 | 10:30-11:45 AM
Moderator: Tracey Forbes Rice, Fusion Risk Management
Panelists: Brian Zawada, Avalution Consulting, Ann Pickren, MIR3, John Jackson, Fusion Risk Management
Where will continuity be in 10 years? What‘s new in the continuity tool box? This panel of subject matter experts consisting of DRJ’s executive council members will be discussing the BCI 20/20 visionary think tank project and what the future holds for the professionals of this industry. Discussion will include eliminating blind spots, and recognizing the risk posed by near and far-sighted thinking. The panel will be thinking outside the box with the goal of developing a 360 degree view of risk in today’s leading organizations. Join this lively discussion to form a vision of what the future holds for this profession.
BCI HORIZON STUDY – A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE 2015 RESULTS
Senior Advanced Track 2
When: Monday, March 14, 2016 | 2:45-3:45 PM
Speakers: Brian Zawada, Avalution Consulting, John Jackson, Fusion Risk Management
The Horizon Scan Survey seeks to consolidate the assessment of near-term business threats and uncertainties based on in-house analysis of business continuity (BC) practitioners worldwide. This session will present and discuss the results of the survey.
Next Generation Data Center Switches Deliver Cloud Services at Cloud Scale With Cloud Economics; Industry's First End-to-End Hyperconverged Solution Offers Agility, Flexibility and Simplicity; CliQr Solution Achieves True Application Lifecycle Management and Unified Orchestration
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Today Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced data center technology innovations in three key areas: networking, hyperconverged infrastructure, and hybrid cloud orchestration which will enable application-centric hybrid cloud deployments. Cisco continues to lead data center innovation with SDN-ready Nexus switches that deliver cloud scale 10/25/40/50/100Gpbs, with up to 10 times performance improvement at industry leading price points. The new switching platforms provide the scale, telemetry, security, and performance needed for distributed containers and microservices, as well as the lossless traffic needed for IP storage and hyperconverged infrastructure. The new switches give Cisco customers a two-year innovation advantage over competitive technology.
Cisco also unveiled Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems, built on Cisco's industry-leading UCS compute platform, which brings a new architectural approach to hyperconverged infrastructure. Cisco HyperFlex Systems simplify policy-based automation across network, compute and storage for the widest set of enterprise applications. Cisco HyperFlex surpasses first generation hyperconverged solutions, which were severely limited in terms of the performance, flexibility, and operational simplicity required by today's IT environment of microservices, containers, new applications and clouds. This expands Cisco's portfolio of complete software-defined infrastructure -- from compute with UCS, network with ACI and SDN solutions, to now HyperFlex for storage.
In addition, Cisco announced its intent to acquire CliQr Technologies Inc. The CliQr CloudCenter platform will provide customers with comprehensive yet simplified, application-centric orchestration for private, hybrid and public clouds. CliQr provides customers with a single, intuitive platform that helps customers manage the entire application lifecycle across hybrid IT environments, whether simple or complex. The CliQr platform ties business applications to heterogeneous data center infrastructure, running across bare-metal, containers and virtualized environments.
These announcements are the first of many hardware and software innovations Cisco plans to bring to market in 2016. The goal is to help customers achieve highly secure, simplified, scalable and cost-effective data centers that keep pace with the speed of business, and accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud environments.
Cisco HyperfFlex™ Systems
Based on Cisco's award winning UCS technology, Cisco HyperfFlex™ Systems represent the next generation in hyperconverged infrastructure with a leap in technology that delivers the industry's first complete end-to-end hyperconverged solution. The HyperFlex portfolio extends Cisco's UCS and converged infrastructure businesses, which together have over 50,000 customers worldwide. The HyperFlex series makes an ideal platform for customers deploying enterprise applications in their data centers, and for remote and branch offices where hyperconverged infrastructure is expected to become a multi-billion industry over the next three to four years.
HyperfFlex customer benefits include:
- Plug-n-play setup within minutes, not days, with flexible, adaptive and independent scaling of compute, network as well as storage capacity
- Powerful data management services such as rapid clones and non-intrusive snapshots with always-on inline deduplication and inline compression, yielding up to 80% reduction in the data footprint
- Engineered from the ground up to deliver 30 percent reduction in TCO and up to 40 percent higher performance than competitive solutions, extending hyperconvergence to a wider spectrum of enterprise workloads
Cisco Next Generation Nexus Switches and Software: Speed and Telemetry
Cisco's ASIC innovations power its next generation switches, enabling customers for the first time to transition to 25/50/100Gbps at the cost and density of today's 10/40Gbps networks, with an increase of up to 10 times the bandwidth.
The new Nexus 9000 switches deliver:
- Industry leading performance for 100Gbps, with 25 percent more non-blocking performance, at 50 percent the cost of comparable solutions, plus greater reliability and lower power
- Real time network telemetry at 100Gbps wire rate, enabling network security with pervasive NetFlow and fabric wide troubleshooting
- The ability to scale up to 10 times in IP addresses and end points at cloud scale, and support over a million containers per rack.
- Unique cloud services with adaptive capacity and congestion control, allowing customers to support lossless traffic for IP storage, hyperconverged and converged infrastructure on a single unified fabric that enables application completion times 50 percent faster than traditional competitive platforms.
- Future-proofing with cloud economics for the transition to hyperconverged infrastructure and applications based on microservices and containers
In addition, Cisco is announcing:
- Software enhancements that enable ACI support for Cisco Nexus 7000 switches, protecting customer technology investments in the most common deployment scenarios.
- New Cisco Nexus 3000 data center switches, which continue to bring architectural choice for customers who prefer merchant silicon-based solutions, are based on industry-leading chips and deliver 25/50/100Gbps. Cisco offers the industry's broadest data center switching portfolio and is the industry leader in merchant silicon platform sales, with over 10 million ports shipped on the Nexus 3000 family.
Automation with Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager
The new Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager automates the complete fabric lifecycle management with a simple point-and-click web interface, and offers automated configuration snapshots and rollbacks. Nexus Fabric Manager builds and self-manages a VXLAN-based fabric, dynamically configuring switches based on simplified user-based actions. An IT manager can fully deploy a VXLAN-based fabric in just three steps, complete with zero touch provisioning, and can upgrade all fabric switches to a new software release in only four mouse clicks.
Supporting Quotes for New Nexus Switches
"Our business demands high bandwidth and over 180 petabytes of storage for our customers," said Arslan Munir, Director of Cloud Engineering, Shutterfly. "The new Cisco Nexus 9200 switch promises to solve our current demands with speeds of up to 100Gbps. With this as our foundation, we can successfully sustain the ever-changing and increasing needs of our users while continuing to innovate. This allows us to offer new and better services without compromising the customer experience, which is crucial to our business. Plus, through automation, we can achieve faster, zero-touch provisioning, saving us three to four person-hours each time a switch or router is provisioned."
"I'm looking forward to the new Nexus 9000 platforms because the 9200, 9300-EX and 9500 platforms will enable us as a university to deal with all the traffic generated by the students in a very efficient way," said David Schrok, Network engineer, Avans University of Applied Sciences.
"The new Nexus 9200 and 9300-EX platforms will enable us to stay ahead of the competition with 10/25/40/50G for the access and 40/50/100G in the core," said Peter Elbertse, Managing Director, PPRO's Hosting Provider, Netherlands.
"The Cisco Nexus 9200 is a next-generation Top of Rack switch that pushes the boundaries and exceeds performance of existing solutions," said Trey Layton, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC. "These switches meet the needs for the dense, hyperconverged compute and IO intensive applications that VCE VxRack Systems address. For example, it's not uncommon for customers with hundreds or thousands of VxRack nodes to drive millions of IOPS, as well as hundreds of gigabits per second of system bandwidth. The Cisco Nexus 9200 solves this problem."
Cloud Services at Cloud Scale with Cloud Economics
Cisco's hardware and software innovations will help IT organizations to accelerate the adoption of the hybrid cloud environments that will fulfill their business needs today and into the future.
- Cloud Scale: 1/10/25/40/50/100Gbps speeds, up to 10 times the number of IP addresses and end points, plus support for one million containers per rack
- Cloud Services: hyperconverged infrastructure, real-time telemetry, intelligent buffers for lossless traffic, 50 percent higher application completion times, plus visibility of every packet, every flow, every speed
- Cloud Economics: Investment protection and future-proofing with 25Gbps at the price of 10Gbps and 100Gbps at the price of 40Gbps
Expanded ACI Ecosystem
Cisco is expanding its ACI ecosystem with several technology pioneers: Infoblox, which automates network configuration and change; N3N, which extends ACI visibility beyond the network to the entire data center; Tufin, which provides visibility, control and security change orchestration across heterogeneous environments; vArmour, which provides application-aware micro-segmentation with advanced security analytics; and Veritas, which collects, protects, analyzes and optimizes customers' global data.
In addition, Cisco also welcomes several technology innovators to the ACI ecosystem which are taking advantage of ACI automation through its open REST APIs to deliver hyper-agile application deployment, security, governance and cloud operations. Together, the new members include:
- Policy-based Application Delivery: Vnomic
- Hybrid Cloud: Apprenda, One Convergence
- Data Management: Veritas
- Monitoring and Analytics: DataTorrent, N3N, ScienceLogic
- Security, management and orchestration: Infoblox, Tufin, vArmour
Opportunities for Channel Partners
The new solutions provide Cisco channel partners with an expanded end-to-end data center portfolio to better serve their customers. "Cisco's new data center and cloud solutions will enable our partners to help their customers as they evolve to application-centric data center infrastructure and also address the requirements for DevOps and application developers," said Ken Trombetta, Vice President, Global Partner Organization, Cisco. "We believe this will expand the opportunity for new revenue streams and professional services for Cisco partners."
Read blog by Cisco SVP Soni Jiandani: Delivering Cloud Services at Cloud Scale with Cloud Economics
Read blog by Cisco VP Satinder Sethi: Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems
Learn more about: Cisco's latest data center innovations
Attend March 10 webcast: Introducing Cisco Hyperconverged Infrastructure, HyperFlex Systems
Watch video: Memorial Care and new Cisco HyperFlex Systems: "Epic Flexibility"
Watch video: Meander Health Care Centre and new Cisco HyperFlex Systems: "Tomorrow's Healthcare IT"
Learn more about: Cisco's newest ACI ecosystem members
Watch IDC video: Getting Datacenter Networks Ready for Next-Generation Workloads
Read Miercom test report: Cisco Systems Speeding Applications in Data Center Networks
Learn more about: Cisco end-to-end 40Gbps
Learn more about: Cisco Data Center Services
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Partnership Expands Carousel’s Portfolio in Direct Response to Customer Demands
EXETER, R.I. — Carousel Industries, a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services, and cloud solutions, announced that it has partnered with Cisco. The new agreement, which is effective immediately, enables Carousel to deliver Cisco solutions to its expanding customer base, while broadening its managed services capabilities.
“A foundational element of Carousel’s continued success is our ability to transform and meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers,” commented James Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer of Carousel. “By partnering with Cisco, we increase our relevance to our customers as a business partner and trusted extension of their IT teams.”
“Our new cooperation with Cisco is in direct response to customer demand and the increased market opportunity we have seen, which is particularly apparent in managed services,” he continued. “Since our inception, Carousel’s strategy has been to partner with best-of-breed technology manufacturers and solve the unique needs of our customers. This partnership is the natural next step in our ongoing effort to expertly map technology solutions to our clients’ business challenges.”
The new partnership with Cisco strengthens Carousel’s leadership position as a national Managed Services Provider (MSP), enabling Carousel to provide seamless support for customers utilizing Cisco technologies for critical business functions. Under the terms of the new agreement, Carousel is authorized to resell the entire Cisco portfolio of networking, security, data center, and collaboration solutions.
“Carousel has deep expertise in designing, implementing, and supporting communication and networking solutions for more than 6,000 customers across the U.S.,” commented Jeff Gardner, Chief Executive Officer of Carousel. “As technology and user demands continue to evolve, Cisco arms us with a wide array of cutting edge solutions to help create new opportunities and add incremental value to our national customer base.”
As part of a broader nationwide launch strategy, Carousel will focus initially on delivering Cisco solutions in the northeastern portion of the U.S. As the market expands, Carousel will continue to invest in highly skilled resources, attain specialized certifications, and provide additional services to drive customer success. To learn more about Carousel and Cisco offerings, visit http://www.carouselindustries.com/partners/cisco
About Carousel Industries
Carousel Industries is a recognized leader in helping organizations evolve the way they communicate and orchestrate the flow of information throughout their networks. Carousel enables clients to connect and collaborate the way modern IT users demand and advance from their current network infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s standards. With deep expertise across a vast portfolio of communication, network, and security technologies, Carousel is able to design, implement, and support solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer. By offering professional and managed services with flexible deployments in the cloud, Carousel ensures clients achieve agility and utilize technologies in the way most effective for their business.
Since 1992 Carousel has grown an average of 30% per year and has over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator, managed service provider, and cloud solution provider – including seven listings in the Inc. 500/5000. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, Carousel has over 1,000 employees working in 30 locations across the U.S.
TORONTO – North Plains has announced the launch of Xinet 18.1, its digital asset management (DAM) system designed to help companies, in-house creative departments and advertising agencies to more effectively manage documents, images, video and other content in an omni-channel environment.
By automating many of the tasks around creating, reviewing, approving, sharing and accessing digital content, Xinet 18.1 streamlines workflow and improves productivity for in-house agencies and reduces unbillable work undertaken by creative agencies, which improves ROI.
Xinet 18.1 includes both new features as well as major enhancements to existing features. Key highlights include;
- Support for the InnoDB storage engine to prevent database queries from being stuck in a queue behind others which will improve performance dramatically particularly for systems that encounter high traffic.
- A brand new business rules engine which has been incorporated into the backend of Xinet with a powerful feature that enables customers to filter assets seen on the web based on business rules.
- There is a long list of usability enhancements that have been made to the frontend of the product for both the Marquee site and production tool: Xinet Pilot. Marquee has been updated with multiple new features to bring it on par with the legacy Exhibit site. Whilst the frontend of Xinet Pilot has been completely refreshed and updated with features such as
- A new metadata panel, navigator and zooming tool.
- Drag-and-Drop functionality for uploads of multiple files and multiple folders.
Xinet Pilot behaves much more like a regular Mac application and features optimised responsive design patterns to be used in various window sizes. It can even be viewed as a small palette inside the Adobe products.
All of the above are highlights from a very extensive list of new features and bug fixes.
Integration and customisation continue to be attributes that set Xinet apart from other solutions. The software works seamlessly with the most popular and widely used applications in the creative environment, whilst Xinet’s open API makes it simple for customers to create their own add-on features.
Says Hassan Kotob, CEO North Plains, “Xinet has long-standing history in DAM and sets the gold standard for creative workflow. Xinet 18.1 is part of our commitment to continually evolve the existing product line and support the developing needs of our global customer base. Many of the new features and enhancements within Xinet 18.1 have been introduced based on specific feedback from our worldwide customer base. Xinet already has the largest user base worldwide and with this new release, we hope to extend the product footprint to new customers too.”
About North Plains
With over 1,400 installations supporting over one million active users worldwide North Plains is recognized as the leader in helping global brand managers, marketers, content creators, publishers and media companies to efficiently and effectively engage and connect with their target audiences through visual media including images, photos, videos and 3D designs.
North Plains’ market-leading software portfolio enables companies to address a number of needs across the Creative Marketing Lifecycle, including work-in-progress creative production systems, digital asset management infrastructure and comprehensive marketing and brand asset management solutions. In addition to providing a complete portfolio of software products, North Plains is uniquely positioned when it comes to the integration and implementation of product and software solutions with its professional services team and a rich network of resellers and global technology partners.
Since 1994, North Plains has helped its customers stay ahead of their rapidly changing marketing needs. With offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan, North Plains counts many of the world’s leading companies and brands among its satisfied clients. For more information, please visit http://www.northplains.com.
New Offerings Provide Framework for Cyber Resiliency to Proactively Identify and Manage Risk Allowing Organizations to Fearlessly Innovate
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) (NYSE: HPE) today announced the HPE Cyber Reference Architecture (CRA), a comprehensive information security framework designed to help build resilient organizations capable of addressing today's most complex security threats. Together with innovative enhancements to the HPE Threat Defense Services portfolio, which includes market-leading security monitoring and managed security services powered by HPE Security ArcSight, the new framework helps organizations comprehensively address today's digital risks, while layering in advanced capabilities for threat detection and response.
Companies are shifting away from standalone security products that offer a reactive defense approach and toward interoperable security systems that provide a more proactive solution, creating a market that IDC estimates is worth $25 billion. By 2020, IDC expects the market to grow to more than $50 billion as security technology adapts to major trends such as software-defined networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and demands placed on a 24x7 mobile workforce.1
To proactively detect and respond to active threats, risk management approaches need to shift to focus on building security into the fabric of their organization. The HPE Cyber Reference Architecture offers business leaders and security professionals concrete guidance to help protect an organization's critical business assets and interactions between users, applications and data regardless of location or device through a combination of policy, governance, process and technology.
The HPE Cyber Reference Architecture is a comprehensive blueprint for security architecture using a common methodology. Comprising 12 domains, 63 sub-domains and over 350 distinct security capabilities, the HPE Cyber Reference Architecture (CRA) defines solutions to today's most complex cyber security challenges, including cloud, mobility, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT).
"Enterprises today are faced with increasingly complex threats and are challenged with being able to comprehensively identify and manage risk while keeping pace with innovation," said Art Wong, senior vice president, HPE Security Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "Leveraging HPE's unparalleled expertise in advisory, architecture and transformation across some of the world's largest organizations, the HPE Cyber Reference Architecture provides 350 distinct security capabilities in the form of security architecture blueprints for the core components and initiatives required to tackle security challenges with confidence."
HPE also announced the continued evolution of its Threat Defense Services portfolio, which includes market-leading security monitoring and managed Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) services powered by HPE Security ArcSight. Delivered through HPE's 10 Global Security Operations Centers, the following portfolio enhancements are designed to enhance threat detection and to provide greater visibility and self-service investigative capabilities to customers.
- Security Alerting: HPE announces the launch of its Security Alerting service powered by HPE Security ArcSight, a fully automated, self-service alert offering for clients looking to consolidate security event log data collection, aggregation, storage, and correlation using a HPE cloud-based, multi-tenant service. With HPE Security Alerting, organizations can simplify and streamline the process of log collection and storage with automated event correlation.
- Security Investigation & Response: Customers can now benefit from the performance and scalability of HPE Vertica to significantly enhance investigation and analysis of security information within HPE Security Monitoring. Customer data visibility, self-service, and investigative features have also been enhanced through improvements in visualizations, search capabilities, customer access to log sources and tickets, and full integration of HPE Security Consulting and Incident Response artifacts directly into the Security Monitoring portal.
- Threat Intelligence and Analytics: HPE Threat Central, HPE's community-sourced security intelligence platform that incorporates dynamic threat analysis scoring, has been integrated into the HPE Threat Defense Services portfolio to further contextualize and inform attacker profiling. HPE is also integrating the HPE Security ArcSight User Behavior Analytics and HPE DNS Malware Analytics into HPE Security Monitoring, for deeper context into users, data and the interactions between them.
Additional information about HPE Security solutions and services is available at HPE booth No. 3411 at the RSA Conference. Keep up with conference happenings by following the hashtag #RSAC and follow @HPE_Security.
About HPE Security
HPE Security helps organizations protect their business-critical digital assets by building security into the fabric of the enterprise, detecting and responding to advanced threats, and safeguarding continuity and compliance to effectively mitigate risk. With an integrated suite of market-leading products, services, threat intelligence and security research, HPE Security empowers organizations to balance protection with innovation to keep pace with today's idea economy. Find out more about HPE Security at https://www.hpe.com/us/en/solutions/protect-digital.html.
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About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
1 IDC, Security in the 3rd Platform: Marching Toward Proactive Defense, Doc # 255791, May 2015
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