Shares of EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.13 points or -0.45% at $28.86 with 36.80 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $28.89, the shares hit an intraday low of $28.83 and an intraday high of $28.96 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $56.47 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 1.96 billion shares.
On Aug. 25, 2016 announced the release of new application integration and management features in the EMC® XtremIO® all-flash storage platform for VMware and Microsoft virtualized environments. The new XtremIO features offer a rich set of workflow automation integrations that enable application and infrastructure teams to take full advantage of simplified resource provisioning and management workflows, automation and orchestration in virtualized environments. Integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) functionality also helps reduce the need to purchase separate dedicated hardware and software to manage copy data sprawl.
Among more than a dozen updates to the XtremIO XIOS™ operating system, highlighted new features include:
- EMC and VMware product integrations between XtremIO, EMC AppSync®, EMC VSI and VMware vCenter Web UI. This new integration enables the vCenter administrator to locally recover and restore virtual machines and datastores, and perform file-level restores from within the virtual machine. This also enables new iCDM workflows from the vCenter native user interface, allowing users to create and repurpose functional copies using XtremIO’s virtual copy technology.
New XtremIO vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in, which acts on its own or as a part of the VMware vRealize Automation workflow. The new vRealize Orchestrator plug-in allows infrastructure teams to build a self-service catalog of automated, end-to-end, infrastructure workflows for virtualization administrators, DBAs, and application owners. EMC will enable VMware users to fully leverage XtremIO with VMware vRealize Automation to automate and orchestrate storage management and provisioning tasks, such as compute and storage provisioning and iCDM capabilities natively within the VMware interface.
- Native support for Microsoft PowerShell version 4.0 and 5.0 via the XtremIO Management Server. As a result, administrators can now benefit from a fully supported scripting environment, using PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI from XtremIO to automate and orchestrate any operation in a virtualized environment.
- New XtremIO support for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), allowing users to manage and provision XtremIO storage natively in their SMI-S user-interface of choice. SMI-S enables broad interoperable management and provisioning of heterogeneous multi-vendor storage systems from a variety of SMI-S enabled applications. For example, XtremIO includes new support for Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized environments via the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) SMI-S profile. Going forward, EMC will continue adding support for other SMI-S client profiles in XtremIO.
Shares of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) ended Thursday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.02 points or 0.26% at $7.61 with 2.03 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $7.59, the shares hit an intraday low of $7.55 and an intraday high of $7.66 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $3.84 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 522.82 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) on Aug 10, 2016 announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. The program was launched in May and with ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink, already four global partners are now ranked in the top tier level. This highest tier recognizes partners that are qualified to deliver the complete BlackBerry portfolio of competencies and have the most in-depth technology skills and expertise. These long term partners continue to demonstrate commitment on delivering industry leading secure mobility solutions from BlackBerry to customers.
“We are excited that ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise Partner Program by providing excellent consulting, professional services, and support and software lifecycle management opportunities for customers moving to mobile business,” said Richard McLeod, Vice President Global Channels at BlackBerry.
To become a Platinum Partner, solutions providers need to build competencies on several disciplines to be a BlackBerry Support Professional, BlackBerry System Integration Professional, BlackBerry Technical Sales Professional and BlackBerry Advanced Sales expert. These four partners have made significant investment in building capabilities for BlackBerry´s secure mobility platform and will benefit from the closest relationship with BlackBerry including an incremental service discount with Support Services. This is their feedback on partnering with BlackBerry.