This page is a compiled list of the latest product launches from leading tech vendors to help you keep up and gain valuable insights into what's new in the market. Make sure to bookmark it for future reference.
Product: Umbrella Platform
Cisco, at its Cisco Live customer event announced that it added support for the company’s cloud-based security gateway platform – known as Umbrella -- to its SD-WAN software offerings.
Product: SwiftUI framework
Apple has introduced the SwiftUI framework, a new set of tools and APIs for building user interfaces for any Apple device. Apple describes SwiftUI as a new paradigm for UI development with its Swift language that leverages a simple declarative syntax that makes code easy to write and understand.
Product: AI capabilities for Flow process tool and PowerApps
Microsoft announced new AI capabilities for its Flow process tool and PowerApps, which Microsoft wants users to use to help them create their own apps.
Product: GraalVM virtual machine for enterprises
Read more: Oracle steers GraalVM to the enterprise
Product: ThinkReality A6
Lenovo became the latest manufacturer to develop an augmented reality (AR) device aimed at enhancing productivity for enterprise workers, along with a software platform for app creation. The ThinkReality A6 is a “heads-up, hands free” mobile visor that overlays 3D graphics onto real-world environments.
Product: Microsoft Web Template Studio
Microsoft is previewing an open source extension to its Visual Studio Code editor for building full-stack web applications. Called Microsoft Web Template Studio (WebTS), the extension is intended to make it easy to build a cloud-based web app.
Product: Fluid Framework
Microsoft unveiled an application development framework, called Fluid Framework, designed for building web-based, collaborative applications. Due to arrive later in 2019 as a software development kit, Fluid features a componentized document model that Microsoft says is conducive to shared interactive experiences.
Product: Amazon Managed Blockchain
Vendor: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon announced the general availability its Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage blockchain networks. Amazon originally announced the blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) at its AWS re:Invent conference in November, 2018.
Product: Cisco Cloud ACI
Cisco released a cloud-service program on its flagship software-defined networking (SDN) software that will let customers manage and secure applications running in the data center or in Amazon Web Service cloud environments.
Google announced a cloud platform service known as Anthos, which lets Google's open source cloud tools to work with rival companies such as Amazon's AWS and Microsoft's Azure.
Product: Cloud Run
Google Cloud signalled its commitment to serverless computing today with the announcement of the public beta availability of Cloud Run, a fully managed environment for customers to deploy applications in a 'serverless' way.
Two years after it first appeared, Microsoft’s mobile messaging app Kaizala is now available to all Office 365 users globally. Microsoft will integrate the app with its Teams collaboration platform in the next 12 to 18 months, Microsoft said.
Tekton is Google's new open-source toolkit for creating cloud-native continuous integration and delivery pipelines on Kubernetes. The project has had contributions from other companies, features a shared set of building blocks for creating cloud-native CI/CD pipelines. With Tekton, developers can build and deploy software across multiple clouds or on-premises systems.
Microsoft has announced an AI-powered security solution called Sentinel that is designed to integrate with the Azure public cloud platform, to comb for and predict threats from large volumes of data at enterprise scale.
Product(s): Holo Lens 2
Microsoft introduced a more powerful and easier-to-use HoloLens2 to boost uptake of its “mixed reality” technology by enterprise users, thanks to a range of hardware improvements and a richer software ecosystem.
Read more: Microsoft aims HoloLens 2 at the enterprise
Product(s): Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IPDA)
Vendor: Dell EMC
Dell EMC has introduced new software for its Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IPDA) products that it claims will improve backup and restore performance from anywhere from 2.5 times to four times the previous versions.
Product: Catalyst IE3x00 Gigabit Ethernet switch; IR1101 I Integrated Services Router (ISR)
Cisco introduced the Catalyst IE3x00 series of Gigabit Ethernet switches and the IR1101 I Integrated Services Router (ISR) specifically made for industrial IoT environments. The IR1101 ISRs are modular so organizations can upgrade to new features such as 5G without replacing old equipment. All IE3x00 and IR1101 systems run on IOS XE operating system.
Read more: Cisco goes after industrial IoT
Product: Cognition Engine
Cisco rolled out Cognition Engine, the largest upgrade for AppDynamics since being acquired by Cisco in 2017. Cognition Engine is to serve as the main platform for future automation and AI-based application performance management for Cisco. It will also allow the integration of AppDynamics application monitoring tools and Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
Vendor: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a fully managed and centralized back-up service dubbed AWS Backup. According to AWS, the service provides a faster and simpler way for customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises.
Read more: AWS launches centralised back-up service
Product Name: Ice Lake Core; Lakefield CPU
Intel launched the 10nm Ice Lake chip, based on the Sunny Cove architecture. In addition, Intel announced Lakefield, a novel computing approach that combines stacked Atom and Core chips.
Product Name: 3rd Gen Ryzen and Radeon VII chips
AMD announced its next GPU, the Radeon VII, and its 3rd-generation Ryzen processor, both of which will ship in 2019 using the 7nm manufacturing process, beating Intel and Nvidia in terms of the chip size.
Vendor: Amazon Web Services
With its Corretto 8 Java build, Amazon Web Services launched its own distribution of standard Java with long term support, giving Java users a potential alternative to Oracle’s own Java Development Kit (JDK).
Vendor: Amazon Web services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched two blockchain-specific managed services for customers today at re:Invent, with Amazon Quantum Ledger Database and Amazon Managed Blockchain.
The cloud computing giant has finally launched support for Kubernetes, as well as a new fully managed container service called Fargate.
Google Cloud launched new tools to help customers design, launch and keep track of their machine learning algorithms. The two new products - one proprietary and one open source - continue with Google's strategy to simplify and speed up its customer's ability to adopt AI techniques.
Amazon Web services announces Outposts, a hybrid-cloud offering using the same hardware AWS uses in its cloud, that can be upgraded with the latest hardware and next-generation instances to run all native AWS and VMware applications
At the annual Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, the cloud company announced the launch of Generation 2 Cloud Platform. According to Oracle, its second generation of cloud will be fueled by intelligent and autonomous technologies to equip the company's platform with advanced security, performance, and cost advantages.
Product Name: Blockchain Cloud Service
Oracle announced the availability of a fully-managed blockchain service over which businesses can automate processes over an immutable electronic ledger, such as tracking goods in a supply chain or handling customer financial transactions.
Read more: Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service
In October 2018, Google introduced Cloud NAT (network address translation) allowing the Google Cloud Platform virtual machine (VM) instances to connect to the internet even if they don't have external, public IP addresses.