Intelligent Data Centres Issue 1 - Page 12

NEWS Pure Storage brings hyperscale architecture to the enterprise ure Storage has announced it has added powerful new DirectFlash Fabric capability for end-to-end NVMe and NVMe-oF support in Purity 5.2, the software-defined engine of its FlashArray//X products. P The new capability further extends Pure’s moves to empower customers to approach hybrid cloud with a new level of unified infrastructure – to run apps anywhere and protect data everywhere. DirectFlash Fabric enables customers to improve performance of enterprise mission critical applications as well as new web- scale applications that traditionally have relied on direct attached storage. With this announcement, Pure becomes the first mainstream enterprise storage provider to widely support NVMe-oF RoCE, which enables enterprises to get flash media closer to applications for more real- time access and greater consolidation. Modern enterprises are challenged to deliver innovations and services that can keep up with a constantly fast-moving society – with no downtime allowed. According to Google, 53% of mobile users will leave a site that takes over three seconds to load. Applications must be available and accessible at all times. To provide a consistently good user experience, enterprises must cost-efficiently support widespread deployment of applications that span clouds, break free of silos and drive the benefits of an innovation platform, both in the cloud and on-premises. 12 Issue 01 Oman Data Park enhances managed security services offering ortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that Oman Data Park (ODP) has expanded its managed security services offering by adding the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN solution to its portfolio. This announcement strengthens a long-standing seven-year partnership between Oman Data Park and Fortinet. Founded in 2012, Oman Data Park is the Sultanate’s premier managed services provider providing both local and international organisations with infrastructure, AI, cloud, public cloud and managed security services. F Maitham Al Lawati, General Manager – Risk and Compliance at Oman Data Park, said: “Oman Data Park enjoys a strategic partnership with Fortinet where they provide us with security solutions for our managed network security services business. Our aim is to provide the best security services and maximum return on investment for our customers who place their trust on us to manage their next-generation security requirements. “By adding Fortinet’s powerful and secure SD-WAN to our services, we are not only strengthening our relationship with Fortinet and enhancing our portfolio but also allowing our customers to benefit from the unique combination of security, flexibility, single-pane-of-glass management and cost savings with minimal to no additional investment.” ◊ Maitham Al Lawati, General Manager – Risk and Compliance at Oman Data Park www.intelligentdatacentres.com