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Daily Roundup: 10 IT, Cloud Computing, and InfoSec News You Can’t Miss

Daily Roundup: 10 IT, Cloud Computing, and InfoSec News You Can’t Miss

Get the most out of CIO Influence’s comprehensive daily IT news roundups to stay ahead in the information technology sector. Get current news in the IT sector about key domains such as cloud computingdata managementcybersecurity, and information security. Our curated updates include IT breaking news, tech partnerships, innovative IT solutions, and evolving security policies, keeping you informed on current industry happenings.

#1 HPE Announce Divestiture of assets from Communications Technology Group to HCLTech

HPE announced the divestiture of assets from its Communications Technology Group (CTG) business to HCLTech, a global technology company. This move aims to strengthen HCLTech’s telecom services market position by integrating CTG’s systems integration, network applications, and Business Support Systems (BSS) software with HCLTech’s telecoms services practice.

News highlights: 

  • HPE’s commitment to meet evolving customer needs and advancing its strategy is evident through major portfolio enhancements, including expansions in HPE GreenLake’s private cloud offerings and AI solutions.
  • HPE acquired three businesses — OpsRamp, Athonet, and Axis Security — to accelerate its strategy in IT operations, private 5G, and security, respectively. The intended acquisition of Juniper Networks is poised to establish a new networking leader with a comprehensive portfolio.
  • HPE reaffirms its commitment to the telecoms market, retaining its Telco Solutions group within HPE Aruba Networking. This group specializes in Operations Support Systems (OSS) and networking technologies.
  • This strategic focus allows HPE to support the telecommunication industry in modernizing its networks in the 6G era.

#2 Dell Technologies and Ericsson Partners to Develop Tailored Network Cloud Infrastructure Plan

Dell Technologies and Ericsson have announced a strategic partnership to combine their deep industry expertise with telecom software, solutions and support to guide communications service providers (CSPs) through their radio access network (RAN) cloud transformation journeys.

CSPs are increasingly turning to network cloud and operations transformation to enhance their economic efficiency and operational agility while ensuring network reliability. A recent study conducted by MeriTalk, in collaboration with Dell Technologies, underscores the significance of network transformation for CSPs’ organizational sustainability.

What Dell and Ericsson will get through this new agreement?

  • Dell and Ericsson will collaborate on tailored network cloud transformation plans for CSPs, offering guidance on network architectures and operating models to reduce risks in open, multi-vendor environments. They will also develop energy-efficient solutions and innovate Cloud RAN infrastructure operations.
  • Ericsson Cloud RAN software will be commercially introduced on Dell PowerEdge servers. It will provide continuous integration testing and lifecycle management to expedite deployment and minimize risks in day-2 operations. Dell will act as a solution partner.
  • Jointly developed services will simplify the entire deployment process, from factory validation to ongoing operational management, backed by comprehensive support from Dell and Ericsson.

#3 Rackspace Recognized as  Dell Technologies Global Alliances Service Provider of the Year

  • Rackspace Technology one of the leading end-to-end, hybrid multicloud, and AI solutions company, has been recognized as a Dell Technologies Global Alliances Service Provider of the Year, Americas.
  • The recognition includes Dell’s best-in-class products and solutions with Rackspace Technology’s leading-edge information technology consulting and services to solve customers’ business and IT challenges. It further establishes Rackspace’s market leadership and commitment to driving transformative digital solutions at scale and providing real value to joint customers.
  • Through this collaboration, Rackspace Technology and Dell Technologies provide a robust set of integrated capabilities to help customers drive innovation, protect their core, future-proof their businesses, and unearth new opportunities for business growth.

#4 Boston Children’s Hospital is Piloting Imaging Analysis Using Red Hat OpenShift for AI

Red Hat, a provider of open-source solutions, will use Red Hat OpenShift to advance radiology for Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation, Red Hat, is utilizing AI adoption in the hospital’s radiology department. In addition, it aims to improve image quality and the speed and accuracy of image interpretation.

News Highlights: 

  • Before Boston Children’s Hospital began piloting AI in radiology, quantitative measurements had to be done manually, which was time-consuming.
  • Red Hat OpenShift is piloting the hospital via the ChRIS Research Integration Service, a web-based medical image platform.
  • The potential to automatically examine x-rays, identify the most valuable diagnostic images among the thousands taken and flag any discrepancies for the radiologist.
  • Red Hat believes including AI will be making any application anywhere a reality with the opensource and AI-fueled innovations.

#5 Huawei Becomes the First to Launch a Cloud Region in Egypt

Huawei launches the first public Cloud Region in Egypt, marking a significant milestone for the region’s digital transformation efforts. The Cairo Region will serve as a hub for Northern Africa, delivering Huawei Cloud’s intelligent capabilities to support vertical industries.

  • This announcement at Huawei Cloud Summit 2024 in Cairo highlighted the company’s global presence of 93 availability zones across 33 regions.
  • Introduction of Arabic Large Language Model (LLM) to support digital transformation, with ASR service covering over 20 Arabic-speaking countries at a 96% accuracy rate.
  • Huawei will invest US$300 million over five years in the Egypt Region’s development, focusing on cloud services, AI platforms, and ecosystem growth.
  • Commitment to nurturing the local ecosystem with support for 200 software partners, 1,300 channel partners, and training of 10,000 local developers.
  • Upgrades to Huawei Cloud Startup Program in Egypt, offering advanced cloud platform, training, and up to $150,000 in cloud credits for startups.

#6 Lenovo Group Q4 Revenue Up 10%, Net I***** Doubles Year-on-Year

Lenovo Group announces strong Q4 and full-year results for fiscal year 2023/24. Revenue grew nearly 10% year over year to US$13.8 billion in Q4. Net i***** doubled to US$248 million, and the non-PC revenue mix reached a historic high of 45%. Lenovo navigated the industry downturn, capitalized on AI growth opportunities, and achieved year-over-year revenue growth of 6% in the second half.

Leading in AI, Lenovo launched AI PCs and expanded AI capabilities across smart devices, infrastructure, and services. Commitment to innovation and AI-driven computing is evident with record-high R&D investment. Lenovo has an optimistic outlook for continued growth and profitability, with a focus on leading in AI and innovation to seize hybrid AI opportunities.

#7 MongoDB Atlas Receives Key Security Certifications, Enhancing Data Protection Measures

MongoDB has announced that MongoDB Atlas is now in compliance with four new security certifications: ISO 9001, TISAX, HDS, and TX-RAMP. With these certifications, MongoDB furthers its commitment to safeguarding enterprise and public sector customer data.

What will the security certifications enable for MongoDB?

  • Fulfilling stringent international standards for quality management
  • Meeting security requirements for the EU automotive industry
  • Protecting personal health data in France
  • Meeting the requirements of the State of Texas for cloud providers

#8 Picus Security Announces Security Validation for Kubernetes Offering Benefits to SecDevOps Teams

Picus Security introduces security validation for Kubernetes, enabling Security and DevOps teams to ensure container security and resilience. The addition to the Picus Security Validation Platform empowers users to validate their security posture across on-premises and multi-cloud environments consistently. Kubernetes offers agility for application deployment, but security remains a significant concern.

Misconfigurations and human errors can lead to security gaps, delay deployments and increase the risk of incidents. Picus’s Kubernetes validation capability utilizes attack simulation and GenAI to proactively identify and mitigate security misconfigurations, enhancing security across various environments, including on-premises and cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, and Azure.

#9 DDN Announces Partnership with Ooredoo to Improve Operational Efficiencies

DDN, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, announced a transformative partnership with Ooredoo, Qatar’s premier telecommunications operator and information and communications technology (ICT) provider. This partnership will leverage DDN’s expertise in advanced AI workflows, highlighting Ooredoo as a leader in the ICT sector by enhancing its service offerings.

What will this partnership allow? 

  • It will allow Ooredoo to adopt to DDN’s AI infrastructure to drive innovation and enhance operational efficiencies.
  • Through this partnership, DDN’s solutions allow Ooredoo to deploy state-of-the-art AI technologies.
  • It will ensure Ooredoos customers can access the most robust and dynamic ICT services, optimized for today’s digital challenges

#10 Averlon Unveils an AI Cybersecurity Platform Post Securing $8M Funding

Averlon, a cloud security startup, raised $8 million to improve its artificial intelligence-powered cloud security platform. The company uses AI technology to balance AI-driven attacks and provides visibility into all cloud assets, including connectivity, network access, software and policies.

Averlon’s AI-powered platform offers: 

  • Identifies specific cloud security issues that pave the way for real-world attacks.
  • Customers get a clear understanding of security risks and can onboard cloud environments.

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