Shares of Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.43 points or -0.91% at $46.67 with 3.34 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $46.80, the shares hit an intraday low of $46.04 and an intraday high of $47.06 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $13.27 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 284.26 million shares.
Western Digital Corp (WDC) on August 29, 2016 announced that its popular HGST-branded Ultrastar® SN150 PCI Express (PCIe) NVMe solid state drive (SSD) is now certified for use with VMware® Virtual SAN and vSphere. Optimized for easy set-up, the Ultrastar SN150 SSD for VMware environments reduces latency, and brings hyperscale-level performance and enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) time to virtualized servers and cloud storage. This can significantly lower the total cost of ownership of VMware storage environments over traditional storage architectures by reducing performance tuning and field support costs. In server-side environments where VMware virtualization management is utilized, the Ultrastar SN150 is an ideal option for data center managers building or deploying systems on VMware Virtual SAN or vSphere.
Part of Western Digital’s HGST-branded Ultrastar data center storage solutions family, the certified Ultrastar SN150 is available in a low-profile, half-height, half-length (HHHL), add-in card form factor and is one of the first NVMe SSDs in the industry to utilize VMware’s in-box NVMe driver. For data center administrators, this helps eliminate the hassle of time-consuming downloads and configurations, and allows faster deployment. The Ultrastar SN150 drive is available in capacities ranging from 1120GB to 3820GB and offers speeds which exceed Virtual SAN’s highest performance class (Class F) specifications, enabling it to easily address the heaviest data workloads in a variety of virtualized server and storage configurations, including all-flash and hybrid configurations utilizing flash for caching and hard disk drives for storage capacity.
“Our Ultrastar SN150 PCIe drive is one of the most effective ways for data centers to extend their virtualization IT infrastructure, offering consistently high performance, with very low latency and the speed of NVMe,” said Anand Jayapalan, vice president of enterprise and client compute solutions marketing at Western Digital. “With its certification, we further broaden Western Digital’s unmatched portfolio of VMware-certified storage solutions for IT administrators managing the growing data needs of their most demanding cloud, hyperscale and enterprise applications in all-flash and hybrid Virtual SAN environments.”
Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) ended Thursday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.47 points or -0.81% at $57.44 with 3.37 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $57.73, the shares hit an intraday low of $57.06 and an intraday high of $57.91 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $34.90 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 606.94 million shares.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH) on Aug. 30, 2016 announced that the company was recognized as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Asset Management (DAM) For Customer Experience, Q3 2016, by Forrester Research Inc. Cognizant was among the select companies invited to participate in the independent report, which assessed the 12 most significant DAM vendors across 33 criteria. The report evaluated Cognizant’s assetSERV™, a pre-configured, end-to-end DAM platform solution, designed to improve brand management and asset distribution as well as providing secure access and seamless integration with existing IT tools.
“Large, global firms benefit from this high-touch combined services/software model, and customer references were some of the most positive of any vendor in this Forrester Wave,” the Forrester report states about Cognizant. “The product’s capabilities are robust, particularly in library services and the ability to support multiple deployment models.”
assetSERV increasingly is being adopted by market-leading brands across industries as they transform their infrastructures to provide more robust digital offerings. Leveraging assetSERV, these enterprises are streamlining their DAM and realizing higher end user engagement by providing richer brand experiences. In addition, they are lowering costs through asset re-use and with assetSERV’s flexible, scalable deployment options as a cloud-based as-a-service, on-premise, or hybrid solution.
“Avocados from Mexico (AFM) selected assetSERV as its DAM platform of choice, after comparing it to several others in the marketplace, because of assetSERV’s unique value proposition and cloud delivery approach,” said Miguel Molina, CFO of Avocados from Mexico. “As a leader in DAM technology applications, the assetSERV platform fulfills all the short- and long-term needs of AFM. And, given the support and backing of the larger Cognizant organization, deploying assetSERV gives AFM a great partnership with a recognized industry leader.”
“Digital assets are powerful strategic assets if managed effectively. Forward-thinking enterprises recognize that basic DAM isn’t enough to enhance their brand and drive customer engagement,” said Sean Middleton, President of Cognizant’s Emerging Business Accelerator. “They demand an end-to-end solution that is flexible, scalable, and secure in order to provide a superior digital experience and optimize the return on their digital spend. We’re pleased to be working with some of the world’s best known brands to achieve these goals using assetSERV, and we believe being named a strong performer in the Forrester Wave for DAM underscores our commitment to our clients in providing an effective solution to meet their needs.”