High-frequency trading markets have relied on 10G infrastructure for more than a decade, and Arista Networks Inc. has been at the forefront, providing essential equipment to financial institutions such as trading firms and exchanges.

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Pure Storage Inc. today made several announcements aimed at further bringing a cloudlike operating model to storage and simplifying data resilience.

First, the company released a set of data resilience offerings, including Pure Protect//DRaaS, which it says is a disaster recovery-as-a-service solution, new energy efficiency guarantees for its Evergreen products, and scalable artificial intelligence-powered storage services aimed at global enterprises through its Pure1 management platform.

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Pure Storage pays the freight for storage-as-a-service and aims to simplify data resilience

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Collaboration services provider Zoom Video Communications Inc. held its annual user event, Zoomtopia, this week in its home city of San Jose, California.

This has become the event for the company to set its vision for the industry and launch new products. In 2022, Zoom used the conference to boldly launch its Mail and Calendar features within the Zoom client.

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Veeam Software Inc. Wednesday announced a couple of new offerings in the backup-as-a-service market: Cirrus by Veeam for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure.

I had a chance to get a pre-briefing with Veeam Chief Technology Officer Danny Allan and asked him what was behind this move. He said it’s primarily about giving customers the flexibility to choose how they want to use Veeam to protect their business whether it’s in the cloud, on-premises or a combination of both.

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Veeam gets into the backup-as-a-service game for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure

Unified communications provider Mitel Networks Inc. today announced it has closed on the transaction with Atos SE to purchase Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise.

In January of this year, Mitel announced it had entered exclusive negotiations to acquire Unify, expecting to close in the year’s second half. All the regulatory issues have been cleared, and the two companies are set to come together.

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Mitel closes deal to acquire Unify from Atos