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Elastic Intros Elastic Cloud Enterprise

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Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announces Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE)-- an infrastructure bundling the Elastic toolset for use with Elastic Stack.

Elastic CloudAccording to the company, ECE allows enterprises to centralise the management, monitoring and provisioning of multiple Elastic Stack clusters. It also allows the deployment of X-Pack features, such as security, alerting, monitoring, graph, reporting and machine learning, as well as the running of Elasticsearch, Kibana and X-Pack on physical hardware, virtual environments, private clouds, a private zone in a public cloud, or a public cloud such as Google Cloud, Azure or AWS.

Damovo Buys Avaya Specialist Vodanet

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Enterprise communications provider Damovo continues its European expansion with the acquisition of Swiss Avaya partner Voice & Data Network (Vodanet) for an undisclosed sum.

Damovo switzerlandAs the Damovo puts it, the deal allows it to bolster its Avaya capabilities while adding the experience and expertise of the Zurich-based Vodanet team to its team, all in the name of becoming "the leading UC provider in Europe." It is the third recent acquisition of Damovo, following the 2015 buyout of Luxembourg-based IT firm CTTL and the 2016 buy of German Cisco consultancy Netfarmers.

Vodanet offers the full Avaya portfolio, as well as an own cloud-based offering.

Cisco and IBM Join Security Forces

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The "growing threat of cybercrime" leads to Cisco and IBM Security joining forces, with a collaboration across products, services and threat intelligence.

IBM CiscoThe team up has Cisco integrate IBM QRader in its securutiy solutions, protecting organisations across networks, endpoints and the cloud. Customers will also benefit from the scale of IBM Global Services support of Cisco products in their Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) offerings.

Meanwhile the IBM X-Force and Cisco Talos security research teams will collaborate on threat intelligence research and coordinate on cybersecurity incidents. Thus, the IBM Resilient Incident Response Platform (IRP) will integrate with the Cisco Threat Grid to provide insights needed for faster threat response.

Platinum Tools Ships VDV MapMaster 3.0 Cable Tester

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InfoComm sees Platinum Tools launch the VD MapMaster 3.0-- a cable testing tool for  Cat-7, Cat-6A, Cat-6, Cat-5e, Cat-5, Cat-4, and Cat-3 shielded and unshielded cables, voice and coax.

MapMaster“Based on the tremendous success of the award-winning VDV MapMaster 2.0, our 3.0 brings continuity testing, mapping, tone generator, and length measurement to the next level in one easy-to-use unit,” the company says. “Whether your jobs are commercial or residential, the versatility and added features of the VDV MapMaster 3.0 makes it a best value cable verifier for the professional installer.”

The MapMaster 3.0 identifies and maps 20 locations at one time. It also features a large backlit display, glow-in-the-dark keypad, built-in flashlight and audible beep verification to help installers working in the dark.

Intel Compute Card Gets Launch

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Intel launches the Compute Card at its Computex keynote-- the modular, credit card-sized computing platform first revealed at CES 2017, now with partners (Dell, LG, Lenovo) and a shipping date.

Intel Compute CardThe Compute Card concept remains unchanged from that seen back in January 2017. A compact package fits an Intel system-on-chip, memory, storage and wifi/Bluetooth connectivity. One can slot the Compute Card in a variety of products, with examples seen at the show including a desktop PC replacement docks, laptops, smart TVs, VR headsets and even refrigerators.

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