The week ending June 10
Topping this week’s Came to Win list, Cisco Systems provided a blueprint for its security cloud offerings.
Also on this week’s list are Pure Storage and Nvidia for launching the next generation of their AI-ready infrastructure and Palo Alto Networks for previewing its new autonomous security operations center technology.
Data security startup Immuta is on this week’s list for a successful funding round. And cloud giant Google is on the list for the continued expansion of its data center network to meet growing customer needs for cloud applications.
Cisco Unveils Cloud Security Strategy, Cisco Plus SASE Offering
Cisco took several important security steps this week, detailing its strategy to help enterprises connect their entire security architecture through a new platform and launching the highly anticipated Cisco Plus XaaS SASE offering. (Secure Access Service Edge).
Cisco unveiled these and other security capabilities and services at this week’s RSA 2022 conference.
Cisco Security Cloud, a unified and open standards-based platform, forms the foundation of the future enterprise security architecture. The platform will include large-scale threat prevention, detection, response and remediation and will integrate with third-party technologies. It is intended to provide security in hybrid and multi-cloud environments with capabilities to securely connect people, applications and devices located anywhere.
The new Cisco Plus Secure Connect Now, a unified security and networking offering, provides partners and customers with a turnkey SASE system. Built on the Meraki platform, Cisco Plus Secure Connect Now is the latest offering in the company’s Cisco Plus strategy as a service.
Pure Storage and Nvidia unveil the next generation of their AI-ready infrastructure
Flash storage developer Pure Storage and technology partner Nvidia this week unveiled the next generation of their AI-ready AIRI framework that combines Pure Storage’s new FlashBlade//S array with Nvidia’s DGX A100 GPU systems.
The companies said the new AIRI//S provides the compute and data storage muscle needed for heavy AI workloads.
Pure Storage and Nvidia pitched the AIRI//S as a simple, on-demand system aimed at accelerating AI initiatives, especially projects that traditionally required discrete server clusters for data analysis for development AI, model training and inference – tasks that a single system running the DGX A100 can do.
Pure also unveiled the new FlashBlade//S: at its Pure//Accelerate Digital techfest22 in Los Angeles this week. The modular version of the company’s FlashBlade file and object storage array for the first time disaggregates compute and capacity to allow customers to scale them as needed.
Additionally, Pure has decided to expand its Evergreen storage subscription service by offering customers the option to purchase separate subscriptions for the company’s hardware and software.
Immuta Raises $100M – With the Help of Snowflake – in New Funding Round
Security and data access technology developer Immuta raised an impressive $100 million in a Series E funding round this week, bringing its total funding to $267 million.
The round was led by venture capital firm NightDragon. But it’s also worth noting that Snowflake Ventures, the venture capital arm of data cloud company Snowflake, was a new investor in Immuta.
The funding comes as Immuta prepares to accelerate the rollout of its technology across all major cloud platforms. The company intends to apply the new funding to potential acquisitions, research and development, expanding sales and marketing teams, and deepening strategic partnerships within the ecosystem. cloud data.
Palo Alto Networks Launches New “Autonomous SOC” Technology
Cisco wasn’t the only company making big announcements at the RSA conference this week. At the event, Palo Alto Networks said it has developed “autonomous SOC” technology that will make security operations centers more automated and less dependent on humans.
Speaking at the conference, Palo Alto Networks Founder and CTO Nir Zuk (pictured) said the company was working with about 10 early design partners who installed the new technology in their SOCs.
Zuk said the system relies on AI and machine learning technology — and less on human surveillance — to detect and prevent cyberattacks. Palo Alto Networks uses the new system in its own SOC where it has significantly reduced the number of duplicate alerts about possible security vulnerabilities.
Google Cloud Accelerates Data Center Push With New Texas Facility
Google Cloud launched a new data center in Dallas this week, marking the company’s 11th region in North America and its 34th availability zone worldwide.
The new Dallas facility is part of Google Cloud’s $9.5 billion commitment to increase its data center footprint, a key part of Google Cloud’s cloud computing growth strategy that also includes a cybersecurity roadmap, redesigning the Google Cloud Marketplace, and eliminating channel partner conflicts.
The new Dallas data center will strengthen Google’s ability to support high-performance partner and customer applications and workloads and improve service availability and business continuity.
Customers can integrate their on-premises workloads with the data center using Cloud Interconnect or multi-cloud options using Anthos. They also have access to systems such as Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Storage, Persistent Disk, Cloud SQL, and Cloud Identify.