DataCore Cuts Downtime and Delivers High Performance and Cost-Effective Storage for SAP HANA® Applications

DataCore SANsymphony™ Recertified as Enterprise Storage Solution for SAP HANA

READING, UK, April 2, 2019 – DataCore Software today announced that SANsymphony™ has been recertified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform. Leveraging DataCore’s SANsymphony enterprise-class storage platform with SAP HANA offers customers a highly available, powerful, efficient and flexible storage solution that serves as the foundation of the modern data centre. This certification enables DataCore Software customers to leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organisations even when working in heterogeneous environments.

“Thanks to DataCore, we are able to deliver scalable, cost-efficient and future-proof high-performance storage architectures to our customers running SAP HANA workloads,” said Ralf Schaufler, CTO at Leitwerk AG. “Storage is smarter, more powerful, and more efficient with DataCore.”

“We use SAP S/4HANA together with DataCore SANsymphony to manage our automatic warehouse with 700,000 articles,” said Andreas Mürle, head of division at K – Mail Order GmbH & Co. KG. “It helps us to achieve a maximum time of 90 minutes from order entry to shipment readiness and to ship up to 100,000 orders per day.”

DataCore offers a proven, mature, and reliable enterprise-class storage platform along with industry-leading performance due to its unique Adaptive Parallel I/O technology. With DataCore, it is easy for users to evolve among deployment models while extending the life of existing hardware to maximise investments. The integrated enterprise-wide solution enables customers to have all their storage systems under one set of services, and the platform is future ready, so storage evolves along with technology and needs—without vendor or technology lock-in. Furthermore, DataCore provides live transition and migration of data without impacting the application infrastructure for risk-free migrations with no downtime.

DataCore SANsymphony successfully completed the SAP HANA Hardware Certification for Enterprise Storage in 2016 and is used in production by numerous IT organisations around the world. The software solution provides a number of specific benefits for SAP HANA environments including:

  • Increased availability and performance for production environments
    • Zero-touch mirroring for high availability and disaster recovery between heterogeneous storage
    • Continuous Data Protection that works as a time machine to protect against any unwanted data change
    • Parallelization and AI-assisted smart caching that deliver incredible performance on legacy or all flash array systems
  • Simple cloning with no impact to performance for test, dev and staging environments that can leverage lower-cost storage systems, and provide a non-disruptive switch to production
  • An easy to create reporting system to avoid performance impact on production
  • Smooth upgrade to new storage systems and a simple path to evolve to hyperconverged or hybrid-converged environments with no migrations needed

“Data is the heart of any modern business, but most IT departments spend too much time and money on storage systems,” said Gerado A. Dada, CMO of DataCore Software. “Customers implementing SAP HANA with DataCore are able to optimise storage and reduce costs. As a certified enterprise storage solution for SAP HANA, DataCore offers IT departments the freedom from being locked to expensive proprietary systems, and the ability to enjoy the benefits of new technologies faster.”

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial and business analytics. By providing advanced capabilities, such as predictive text analytics, spatial processing and data virtualisation on the same architecture, it further simplifies application development and processing across big-data sources and structures. This makes SAP HANA a highly suitable platform for building and deploying next-generation, real-time applications and analytics.

To learn more about how enterprises are successfully using DataCore to cut downtime and achieve high performance and cost-effective storage for SAP HANA applications, read the new Evergreen Garden Care and 1st Basis Consulting case studies.

About DataCore
DataCore maximizes the availability, utilization and performance of shared storage assets, current and future, through a comprehensive set of layered data services. Unlike alternatives that limit choices, DataCore’s software suite spans diverse brands, models, access methods and deployment styles to match specific use cases, personal preferences and budget constraints. Thousands of enterprises, large and small, across the globe affirm its enduring value in the face of continuing expansion and technology modernization.

The software is licensed perpetually by terabytes. It comes in three options tailored for high-end, midrange and secondary storage applications. The licenses may be configured in hyperconverged, conventional SAN and hybrid modes both on-premises and in the cloud.
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Digital Government Survey: Increasing the Quality of Citizen User Experience Is App Developer’s Top Goal

LONDON — 2nd April 2019 — OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced the results of a new Digital Government Survey. The research, conducted in partnership with IDG, revealed that the top priority of application developers at state and local government agencies is improving the quality of the citizen experience (46 percent), followed by reducing the cost of service delivery (42 percent).

Other top priorities include improving data security (42 percent), providing better access to data and information (40 percent), and increasing the speed of service delivery (38 percent).

“The survey results clearly show that developers in government agencies need tools and processes to help them create positive user experiences while also keeping a lid on costs,” said Mike Hughes, product evangelist at OutSystems. “A low-code approach to application development accomplishes both goals. It allows teams with limited resources to rapidly meet the needs of their users while providing a consistently high-quality, secure user experience.”

Organisations that use OutSystems can build applications up to 10 times faster using pre-built components with proven reliability instead of coding everything from the ground up. This enables departments with limited resources to stretch budgets and personnel to service other priorities. They can free up staff to help citizens who truly require personalised service and allow IT teams to devote more time to innovation.

OutSystems government customers have used the low-code platform to drive positive results in their communities. The City of Oakland, California saved $1 million within one year, enabling the city to accelerate delivery of numerous applications that serve Oakland’s 412,000 citizens. Additionally, a single developer at the City of Shawnee, Kansas modernised 30 apps for the city’s 66,000 residents in just a year with the help of the OutSystems platform – shortening the time significantly from what it would have taken using conventional development methods.

To learn more, read the full copy of Accelerating Digital Government With Low-Code Development.

About OutSystems – Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems.

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Sterlite Tech to create optical transport controller for Voyager and Cassini platforms in collaboration with the Telecom Infra Project

Once developed, the solution will manage and control TIP members’ Voyager and Cassini platforms, bringing operating flexibility and reduced costs for operators

London, United Kingdom and Pune, India – April 2, 2019Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global data network solutions company, today announced a collaboration with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to enhance data networks of the future. The collaboration will see the creation of an optical transport controller to manage and control Voyager and Cassini platforms developed by TIP members.

TIP is a collaborative telecom community launched in February 2016 to accelerate the pace of innovation in the telecom industry. The Open Optical and Packet Transport (OOPT) project group is creating open DWDM solutions, models and APIs, covering transponders, open line systems, and routers. This will help accelerate industry standardisation of packet optical interfaces, and drive adoption of disaggregated transport platforms.

Sterlite Tech, which is developing Programmable Open Disaggregated Solution (PODS), in association with the open community, will collaborate with TIP to create an optical transport controller. This will manage and control the disaggregated optical solutions promoted by TIP, bringing more operating flexibility to network operators and helping them keep costs low. In addition, Sterlite Tech will build a virtualised application on the controller which will be used to manage the data plane on these platforms. The controller will be open and will be contributed to the TIP community to drive more use cases and bring TIP’s work and optical transport networks together.

“Optical networks are the basis of operators’ transport infrastructure,” said Ayush Sharma, Head of Programmable Networking and Intelligence, Sterlite Tech. “This collaboration with TIP will bring increased openness to smarter networks, making them more agile and cost-effective through the use of programmable, virtualised technologies such as software-defined networking.”

PODS leverages open technology to enable programmability at the hardware and software level of radio access networks. Combination of this with TIP’s platforms will make the DWDM architecture more affordable, improve customer experience and create excellence in technology.

About Sterlite Tech
Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH] is a data networks solutions leader that designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks globally. It provides end-to-end network solutions for global telecom companies, cloud companies, citizen networks and the defence. With innovation at its core, its technological solutions are developed at Centre of Excellence for broadband research and Centre for Smarter Networks for next-generation network applications. The Company has manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China and Brazil and two Software Delivery Centres.

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Openet partners with Bell to deploy real-time data rating solutions

New suite of microservices will enhance the customer experience in preparation for 5G

Dublin, 27 March 2019 – Openet, a provider of Digital Business Support Systems (BSS), today announced a multi-year partnership with Bell, Canada’s largest communications company, to deploy Openet’s Evolved Charging System. The partnership will provide Bell with enhanced real-time rating solutions and new capabilities for customer data usage tools and notifications through Openet’s library of charging microservices and open source technology.

Employing a DevOps approach, Openet and Bell are working together to respond quickly to new opportunities and ensure fast and accurate development and deployment of new features and functions.

Niall Norton, CEO, Openet, commented, “We are delighted that Bell has embraced the Openet approach to Digital BSS partnerships. Increasingly, tier one operators like Bell are leveraging Openet’s microservices and adopting DevOps to quickly respond to new opportunities as their networks and services evolve.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Openet to develop innovative solutions that can be incorporated quickly into our wireless rating platform,” said Petri Lyytikainen, Bell’s Vice President, Network Strategy. “Openet’s suite of microservices will allow us to deliver an enhanced customer experience while future proofing our systems in preparation for 5G deployment.”

About Openet
Openet provides Digital BSS to enable service providers to create new revenues from digital services, improve customer engagement and be ready for the opportunities from 5G. Our solutions enable service providers to be more agile, innovative and enjoy a faster time to value.

Since its foundation in 1999, Openet has been at the forefront of telecoms software development and innovation. Our success is personified by the many long-term relationships it has fostered with the largest, most progressive, and demanding operators across the globe. For more information visit

UltraSoC strengthens data science and machine learning team with appointment of new VP Software Development

CAMBRIDGE, UK – 26 March 2019 UltraSoC has announced the appointment of Andy Penrose as its new VP of Software Development. Penrose’s appointment comes as UltraSoC expands the range and capabilities of its software and semiconductor IP for embedded analytics, encompassing both in-lab and in-life requirements. Penrose brings 20 years experience of software engineering, the majority of which leading software teams, most recently at Cadence. Penrose also brings particular specialisms in data science and machine learning.

As part of a 16 year journey, Penrose helped develop world leading EDA technology at Azuro. After its acquisition by Cadence he led integration work to bring that technology to a much wider audience.

UltraSoC recently launched UltraDevelop 2, a new integrated development environment (IDE) with data science and machine learning features designed to help developers maximize the value of the rich datasets gathered via UltraSoC’s on-chip monitoring and analytics hardware. UltraDevelop 2 gives developers quick and easy access to utilize UltraSoC IP in designs that have virtually unlimited configurations of processors and custom logic, including heterogeneous multicore architectures. Penrose will lead the UltraSoC team in continuing its development, supporting the growing application of the company’s technology in the most demanding applications including at-scale / high performance computing, data storage, security and functional safety, and AI/ML chip development.

Andy Penrose commented: “I’m excited at the opportunities presented by UltraSoC’s technology and the application areas where it’s clear to see embedded analytics and monitoring capabilities are already making a significant difference to UltraSoC customers and partners. There is a strong foundation of software and strong customer base, and I’m looking forward to working with the team and customers to further develop this.”

CEO Rupert Baines added, “We were delighted when Andy agreed to join us: His incredible bank of knowledge combined with impressive team leadership track record made him an obvious choice for this strategically important role. Andy also brings an intimate understanding of working within Cadence, one of UltraSoC’s strategic partners.”

Penrose holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. He will be based in the company’s Cambridge (UK) office.

About UltraSoC
UltraSoC is a pioneering developer of analytics and monitoring technology at the heart of the systems-on-chip (SoCs) that power today’s electronic products. The company’s embedded analytics technology allows product designers to add advanced cybersecurity, functional safety and performance tuning features; and it helps resolve critical issues such as increasing system complexity and ever-decreasing time-to-market. UltraSoC’s technology is delivered as semiconductor IP and software to customers in the consumer electronics, computing and communications industries. For more information visit

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Brexit far more difficult to prepare for than Y2K, Eggplant survey reveals

  • 81% of businesses to review or update business processes and software due to Brexit
  • 77% of UK businesses believe Brexit will impact software systems and processes
  • Over two thirds of organizations likely to hire staff (69%) and adopt automation (73%) to deal with the likely new processes imposed by Brexit

London, UK, 26th March 2019: 81% of businesses are likely to review or update existing business processes and software as a result of Brexit, a survey from Eggplant, the customer experience optimization specialist today revealed. The survey also found that 65% of organizations believe it is certain or very likely that Brexit will impact software systems and processes.

When it comes to an organization’s systems, 57% believe the impact of Brexit to be far more complex to prepare for than Y2K/the Millennium Bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000.

The issues revealed are felt more keenly at board level. Taking just the C-suite responses, 68% believe that planning for Brexit is far more challenging than Y2K, and 79% believe that Brexit is certain or very likely to impact on software systems and processes.

The survey, conducted among 250 UK business leaders from C-level (36%), operations, IT and software management roles, also revealed that the significant upheaval and change will mostly affect technology and IT processes (30%) followed by supply chain (17%).

With 81% believing it likely or certain that existing processes or software will have to be reviewed or updated as a result of Brexit, it’s no surprise that over two thirds of respondents (69%) are considering hiring new staff. The impact of Brexit will also drive organizations to implement automation, with 73% certain, very likely, or likely to adopt automation for new administrative tasks.

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“We are witnessing one of the greatest periods of uncertainty in our lifetime and this is amplified at an organizational level when it comes to software and processes and the interconnected supply chain. Intelligent automation will be fundamental to enabling operations, tech and software teams to test post-Brexit business models and coping with the potential challenges ahead.”

“From mission-critical operations to ensuring quality consumer experiences, Britain will be tested rigorously for continuity beyond Brexit.”
Dr. John Bates, tech entrepreneur and CEO of Eggplant


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