5 things to know for March 10: Enterprise SaaS spend tops $101bn, Inphi unveils platform for data centre networks, NetApp acquires Talon Storage

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Here are the five things you need to know this morning, March 10, 2020, from around the world directly to you.

2019 Spending on Enterprise SaaS tops $101 billion

Final Q4 numbers are in and 2019 enterprise spending on SaaS topped $101B worldwide, up 26% from 2018, according to Synergy Research Group.

Highest growth segments were Collaboration & HR/HCM; overall market leader was Microsoft, followed by Salesforce, Adobe, SAP & Oracle.

Marvell unveils new dual 400GbE PHY transceiver for data centres

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) has introduced a dual 400GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) PHY transceiver with 100GbE serial electrical I/O capabilities, designed to drive next-generation, secured high-density optical infrastructure.

Data growth continues to put unprecedented demand on data centres and cloud providers, spurring the need for innovative technologies that can provide higher throughputs with enhanced energy efficiency.

“We see the introduction of our feature-rich 100G serial I/O based, dual 400GbE PHYs playing a major role in the next evolutionary phase of the global data centre and cloud sectors,” said Faraj Aalaei, executive vice president of the Networking Business Group at Marvell.

“The transition to 100G serial signalling is critical for high-density optical interconnects required for next-generation switching solutions.

“Our newest PHY transceivers will help drive the industry transition to 100G serial I/O-based optics as data centres and cloud providers look to bring greater computing bandwidth and efficiency to their customers.”


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Inphi unveils platform for hyperscale data centre networks

Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI) has announced its new Porrima Gen3 Single-Lambda PAM4 platform, the third generation of its PAM4 platform solution optimised for hyperscale data centre networks.

The Porrima Gen3 platform reduces the total module power consumption, lowers total cost of ownership and enables a wider range of lasers, enriching the ecosystem with the next generation of innovation.

“Porrima Gen3 is another prime example of our ongoing dedication to this market, by increasing investments to exceed customer needs and stay ahead of the competition,” said Eric Hayes, SVP, Networking Interconnect, Inphi.

HPE sets up ‘War Rooms’ for Coronavirus

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has established “war rooms” to tackle shortages caused by the Coronavirus with mitigation and recovery plans.

According to CRN, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri said that the company has a very stringent process with war rooms and talking to suppliers every single day.

NetApp acquires Talon Storage

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) has announced that it acquired public cloud firm Talon Storage. The combination of NetApp Cloud Volumes technology and Talon FAST software, enterprises can seamlessly centralise data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

“As we grow our cloud data services offerings with solutions like Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Cloud Volumes Service, Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Insights, we are excited about the potential that lies in front of this new combined team to deliver complete solutions for primary workloads,” said Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager of NetApp’s Cloud Data Services business unit.

“We share the same vision as the team did at Talon – a unified footprint of unstructured data that all users access seamlessly, regardless of where in the world they are, as if all users and data were in the same physical location. And to do this without impacting workflow, user experience – and at a lower cost.”

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