Product launches: Be updated with the latest software and hardware solutions from major enterprise tech vendors

Here is ComputerWorld India's regularly-updated list of the newest product launches and updates from leading enterprise technology vendors across the globe. 

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. 




April 2019


Product: Kaizala

Vendor: Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft Kaizala gets global launch, will integrate with Teams


March 2019


GoogleProduct: Tekton

Vendor: Google

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.

Read more: New Google project offers Kubernetes building blocks for CI/CD


microsoft-sentinelProduct: Sentinel

Vendor: Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft introduces integrated Darktrace-a-like, Azure Sentinel



February 2019


microsoftProduct(s): Holo Lens 2

Vendor: Microsoft

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


Dell EMCProduct(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.

Read more: Dell EMC speeds up backups and restores in its storage appliances



January 2019

ciscoProduct: Catalyst IE3x00 Gigabit Ethernet switch; IR1101 I Integrated Services Router (ISR)

Vendor: Cisco

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


ciscoProduct: Cognition Engine

Vendor: Cisco

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).

Read more: Cisco’s AppDynamics software ties in SDN, serverless for greater app management


awsProduct Name: AWS Backup

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


intelProduct Name: Ice Lake Core; Lakefield CPU

Vendor: Intel

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.

Read more: Intel reveals its 10nm Ice Lake Core and stacked Lakefield CPUs, and 'Project Athena'


amdProduct Name: 3rd Gen Ryzen and Radeon VII chips

Vendor: AMD

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.

Read more: AMD announces 3rd-gen Ryzen and Radeon VII, beating Intel and Nvidia to 7nm


December 2018


awsProduct Name: Corretto

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).

Read more: Amazon now has its own version of Java: Corretto


awsProduct Name: Quantum Ledger Database 

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.

Read more: AWS finally wades into blockchain with two new services


awsProduct Name: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)
Vendor: Amazon Web services

The cloud computing giant has finally launched support for Kubernetes, as well as a new fully managed container service called Fargate.

Read more: AWS launches two fully managed container services, finally supports Kubernetes


November 2018

googleProduct Name: AI Hub
Vendor: Google

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.

Read more: Google Cloud launches AI Hub to simplify machine learning deployment


awsProduct Name: Outposts
Vendor: Amazon Web services

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

Read more: AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help


October 2018

oracleProduct Name: Generation 2 Cloud Platform
Vendor: Oracle

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. 

Read more: Key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2018; focus on autonomous cloud

oracleProduct Name: Blockchain Cloud Service
Vendor: Oracle

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


googleProduct Name: Cloud NAT 
Vendor: Google

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. 

Read more: Google Cloud's recent announcements that IT managers need to know