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Bloomberg: Apple Delays Larger iPad

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Customers hopeful for the rumored "Pro" iPad will have to wait further for the device Bloomberg reports, as display panel supply issues delay the production of the larger "Pro" tablet to September 2015.  

Pro iPadApple was hoping to start production on Q2 2015, at least according to Bloomberg. 

For those not in the know, the larger iPad is said to have a 12.9-inch display. It is aimed primarily at the enterprise market, where tablets still find use as laptop replacements, as opposed to a consumer market cannibalised by larger smartphones. 

VMware Takes on Mobile Networks

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VMware presents a take on Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) at Mobile World Congress 2015 with VMware vCloud for NFV-- an integrated NFV platform combining VMware solutions with OpenStack support.

VMwareAccording to the company the platform supports over 40 different virtual network functions (VNFs) from more than 30 vendors, all running on the same unified platform on the cloud. As such it allows communication service providers (CSPs) to deploy NFV solutions in a faster and more cost effective manner.

VMware solutions integrated in vCloud for NFV include vSphere, NSX, Virtual SAN and Realize Operations. It is OpenStack-compatible via VMware integrated OpenStack.

SoftLayer Gets OpenPOWER Servers

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IBM bolsters the SoftLayer cloud offering with the addition of OpenPOWER-based "bare metal" servers for customers making use of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) product for data-intensive workloads.

Baremetal serversInitially available in the US from Q2 2015 before eventual global expansion, the bare metal servers run Linux applications on IBM POWER8 architecture in "little endian" mode, a data handling mode compatible with x86 processors.

The SoftLayer bare metal server is the result of a collaboration with a couple of OpenPOWER Foundation members, namely server/workstation platform provider TYAN and InfiniBand and ethernet solution supplier Mellanox Technologies.

Imation Intros Secure Data Movement Architecture

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Imation's Nexsan storage software business presents the Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA), a means for organisations to manage and protect high-value data from tampering, destruction or leakage.

Imation NexsanSDMA protects data through policy-based control and security across the entire lifecycle, including archiving, remote workers, file sharing and collaboration, storage management and cloud and mobile device endpoints. To do so it combines the capabilities of a number of Nexsan products, namely Assureon Secure Archive (data protection), IronKey Secure Storage (enterprise workspace and file access) and IronKey Workspace with Windows To Go (portable Windows 8.1 on-a-stick).

HP Buys Into Enterprise Mobility

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HP makes its biggest acquisition since 2011's Autonomy buy as it coughs up $2.7 billion for next-generation enterprise mobility and wireless networking solutions provider Aruba Networks.

HP NetworksAruba holds a 10-13% share of the enterprise WLAN market according to FBN Capital Markets, while HP holds just 4-5%. As such, HP's aim of the buy is no doubt to gain a greater foothold on the market by leveraging on the Aruba brand.

Aruba CEO Dominic Orr and CTO Keerti Melkote will retain leadership of the company, while reporting to HP Enterprise Group leader Antonio Neri.

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