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. 

 

 

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June 2019
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ciscoProduct: Umbrella Platform

Vendor:  Cisco

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.

Read more: Cisco offers cloud-based security for SD-WAN resources

 

appleProduct: SwiftUI framework

Vendor:  Apple

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.

Read more: Apple unveils SwiftUI for UI development in Swift

 

microsoftProduct: AI capabilities for Flow process tool and PowerApps

Vendor:  Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft adds AI capabilities to PowerApps and Flow to automate business tasks

 

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May 2019
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oracle

Product: GraalVM virtual machine for enterprises

Vendor:  Oracle

Oracle started offering an enterprise edition of its GraalVM multi-language virtual machine. A shared runtime for applications written in Java, Scala, Kotlin, JavaScript, Node.js, and native code, GraalVM Enterprise enables interoperability between these programming languages to allow developers to write polyglot applications. 

Read more: Oracle steers GraalVM to the enterprise

 

 

lenovoProduct: ThinkReality A6

Vendor:  Lenovo

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.

Read more: Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6'

 

 

microsoftProduct: Microsoft Web Template Studio

Vendor:  Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft unveils full-stack web templates for Visual Studio Code

 

microsoftProduct: Fluid Framework

Vendor:  Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft Fluid Framework rethinks collaborative web apps

 

 

AWSProduct: 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. 

Read more: Amazon goes live with its blockchain managed service

 

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April 2019
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ciscoProduct: Cisco Cloud ACI 

Vendor:  Cisco

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.

Read more: Cisco taps into AWS for data center, cloud applications

 

GoogleProduct: Anthos

Vendor: Google

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. 

Read more: Google launches Anthos to accelerate multi-cloud adoption

 

googleProduct: Cloud Run

Vendor: Google

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.

Read more: Google Cloud launches fully managed serverless product Cloud Run

microsoft

 

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
 

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March 2019
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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

 

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February 2019
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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

 

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January 2019
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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
 

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December 2018
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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

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November 2018
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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

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October 2018
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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

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. 

 

 

_______________

June 2019
_______________

 

ciscoProduct: Umbrella Platform

Vendor:  Cisco

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.

Read more: Cisco offers cloud-based security for SD-WAN resources

 

appleProduct: SwiftUI framework

Vendor:  Apple

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.

Read more: Apple unveils SwiftUI for UI development in Swift

 

microsoftProduct: AI capabilities for Flow process tool and PowerApps

Vendor:  Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft adds AI capabilities to PowerApps and Flow to automate business tasks

 

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May 2019
_______________

 

oracle

Product: GraalVM virtual machine for enterprises

Vendor:  Oracle

Oracle started offering an enterprise edition of its GraalVM multi-language virtual machine. A shared runtime for applications written in Java, Scala, Kotlin, JavaScript, Node.js, and native code, GraalVM Enterprise enables interoperability between these programming languages to allow developers to write polyglot applications. 

Read more: Oracle steers GraalVM to the enterprise

 

 

lenovoProduct: ThinkReality A6

Vendor:  Lenovo

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.

Read more: Lenovo launches enterprise AR/VR headset, the ‘ThinkReality A6'

 

 

microsoftProduct: Microsoft Web Template Studio

Vendor:  Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft unveils full-stack web templates for Visual Studio Code

 

microsoftProduct: Fluid Framework

Vendor:  Microsoft

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.

Read more: Microsoft Fluid Framework rethinks collaborative web apps

 

 

AWSProduct: 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. 

Read more: Amazon goes live with its blockchain managed service

 

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April 2019
_______________

 

ciscoProduct: Cisco Cloud ACI 

Vendor:  Cisco

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.

Read more: Cisco taps into AWS for data center, cloud applications

 

GoogleProduct: Anthos

Vendor: Google

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. 

Read more: Google launches Anthos to accelerate multi-cloud adoption

 

googleProduct: Cloud Run

Vendor: Google

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.

Read more: Google Cloud launches fully managed serverless product Cloud Run

microsoft

 

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
 

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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