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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of August 25; Updates from Pure Storage, Scality, VMware & More

Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of August 25; Updates from Pure Storage, Scality, VMware & More

Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of August 25; Updates from Pure Storage, Scality, VMware & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of August 25, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy storage and data protection news items.

Top Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of August 25, 2023

Analyst Firm GigaOm Recognizes Infinidat as a Leader and Fast Mover in Ransomware Protection for Block and File Storage

Infinidat, ‘a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions’, announced that IT analyst firm GigaOm has named Infinidat as the industry Leader and Fast Mover in block and file-based ransomware protection for primary storage. GigaOm praises Infinidat for having a complete and balanced ransomware protection solution with InfiniSafe® technology, including AI-based, cyber detection capabilities to combat ransomware.

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Cypago raises $13M and unveils its revolutionary Cyber GRC Automation (CGA) platform to simplify GRC processes

Cypago announced the release of its Cyber GRC Automation (CGA) platform , revolutionizing the GRC space by bridging the gap between management, security, and operations teams. This announcement follows the company’s $13M in total funding led by Entrée Capital, Axon Ventures, and Jump Capital, including prominent angel investors such as Ariel Maislos, Prof. Ehud Weinstein, and Ofir Shalvi.

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Frore Systems and Phison Demo PCIe Gen5 SSD at full performance with no throttling

Frore Systems, ‘the maker of AirJet Mini, the World’s first solid-state active cooling chip’, demonstrated AirJet integrated into one of the world’s fastest consumer SSDs from  Phison Electronics Corp. (TPEX: 8299), a global leader in NAND flash controller and storage solutions. The demonstration showcases the Phison PS5026-E26 PCIe Gen5 SSD controller with I/O+ Technology actively cooled with 2 AirJet Minis, creating the most powerful…

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LOKKER launches On-demand Website Privacy Audit for healthcare organizations

LOKKER has revealed the availability of the new On-demand Website Privacy Audit, a feature within its Privacy Edge software suite, geared toward healthcare organizations. This audit summarizes the highest priority privacy risks on an organization’s website. Healthcare marketers, web teams, and privacy compliance teams can now have a shared understanding of the technologies deployed on their websites that may violate data privacy laws.

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Partnership Forged to Accelerate the Energy Transition: Hitachi Energy and Google Cloud Combine Energy and Digital Expertise to Advance Sustainability Initiatives

Hitachi Energy, ‘a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all’, and Google Cloud have signed a strategic agreement to collaborate and co-create on multiple cloud software products and services designed to support the global energy transition. The first demonstration of the joint value of the relationship, Hitachi Energy’s Velocity Suite Power Prices, is now available on the Google Cloud Marketplace

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PrivacyHawk releases 2023 personal data, privacy and AI report highlighting consumer alarm and sentiment about privacy and AI

PrivacyHawk, ‘a pioneer in personal data protection’,  released the results of a survey outlining American consumer sentiment about privacy, personal data and AI. The survey, conducted by Propeller Research, was of a representative sample of over 1,000 Americans. The questions covered a wide variety of topics regarding how consumers feel about their personal data, privacy, financial institutions, fraud, scams, China, Russia, TikTok, the future of humanity and its inevitable collision with artificial intelligence.

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Pure Storage Expands Strategic Partnership with Microsoft to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), ‘an IT pioneer that delivers advanced data storage technology and services’, announced an expanded, multi-year strategic product and go-to-market partnership with Microsoft, that brings Pure Storage’s industry leading storage capabilities to native Microsoft Azure services by leveraging Azure’s new Premium SSD v2 and introducing them to Azure VMware Solution (AVS) in Preview.

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Rubrik Brings Power of AI to VMware Customers to Accelerate Cyber Recovery

Rubrik, ‘the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company’, announced new generative AI capabilities for VMware customers through Rubrik AI-Powered Cyber Recovery. Leveraging generative AI and large language models (LLMs), this new solution is designed to help administrators navigate difficult tradeoffs in the aftermath of cyberattacks to help minimize data loss and reduce downtime. The solution will enable backup administrators to leverage recommended task lists and guided workflows to ensure efficient data recovery and maintain cyber resilience.

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Scality And Plexus To Deliver Cyber-Resilient, Scalable Storage To Enterprises In South Asia

Scality, ‘a global leader in reliable, secure, and sustainable data storage software’, has partnered with Colombo-based value-added distributor Plexus to deliver cyber-resilient, scalable storage solutions to enterprises across Sri LankaMaldivesSingapore, and India. With Scality ARTESCA and RING, Scality helps Plexus capture market demand for effective strategies to defend against ransomware risk and manage unprecedented growth in data volumes.

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VMware and NVIDIA Unlock Generative AI for Enterprises

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to ready the hundreds of thousands of enterprises that run on VMware’s cloud infrastructure for the era of generative AI. VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA will enable enterprises to customize models and run generative AI applications, including intelligent chatbots, assistants, search and summarization.

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Zerto Expands Relationship with AWS, Offering Zerto In-Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution in AWS Marketplace

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced it has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS), offering Zerto In-Cloud in AWS Marketplace and joining the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. Zerto is a long-standing supporter of AWS for its industry-leading continuous data protection (CDP) services…

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Solutions Review Set to Host Cloudflare for Exclusive Spotlight Webinar on September 19

With the next Solutions Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with network solutions provider Cloudflare. Join this webinar to understand the profound impact DDoS attacks can have on an organization’s bottom line and how investing in proactive defenses can yield substantial returns.

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