December 15, 2012
TMCnet Enterprise Solutions Week in Review
By Ashok Bindra
It was a fairly busy week in Enterprise Solutions, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories.
The ongoing demand for improved products and processes has prompted Fujitsu (News - Alert) Ltd. to launch a research and development center in collaboration with Nippon Telegraph, Telephone (NTT) Corp. and NEC Corp. The aim is to develop the world’s top-level, 400 Gbps/channel-class digital coherent optical transmissions technology.
The partners intend to exploit the technological features that have facilitated the commercialization of 100 Gbps-class optical transmissions methods. The three companies will work together to further improve the performance and functionality of the digital coherent optical transmissions method, according to the report.
Besides the launch of Fujitsu’s R&D facility, the enterprise solutions space also witnessed some new solutions for data storage and management software. Wilden Pump, for instance, selected Riverbed (News - Alert) Technology and Veeam Software for securely backing up data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).
As reported in a story by TMCnet contributor Shamila Janakiraman, Wilden Pump has combined Riverbed Whitewater appliances with Veeam’s backup and replication v6 software to enable the completion of backup procedures to the Cloud in one step. This helps Wilden Pump to reduce storage requirements significantly, while making it easy to manage backup operations, wrote Janakiraman. As the storage need is minimized, Wilden Pump will be able to save a lot in Cloud storage fees while enhancing the efficiency of disaster recovery (DR) processes and data protection.
TMCnet also reported on increased demand for DataFlux data management software from SAS (News - Alert). According to the company, this increase in demand for data management solution reflects on data as a valuable asset these days. “More and more enterprises realize the vital role data management plays in business analytics,” said Jim Davis, SAS SVP and CMO. “Data is transforming business, and data management is the key to unlocking measurable value and increasing competitive edge.”
In some other related news in the enterprise solutions sector, contributor Calvin Azuri reported that an increasing number of enterprise customers are now leveraging SAS Visual Analytics to gain insight from data, irrespective of data size. Since its release in March, the Visual Analytics solution has been deployed widely across the globe by enterprise customers.
Lastly, TMCnet contributing editor Susan J. Campbell highlighted Panduit’s enterprise solutions for industrial automation. The report suggests these solutions are designed by experts with the innovative know-how to bring industrial operations more reliability, safety and security at a reduced cost.
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