Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 29 | Page 56

MARKET MOVEMENT Hitachi Vantara completes acquisition of Waterline Data Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has completed its acquisition of the assets of privately held Waterline Data Inc, a provider of intelligent data cataloging solutions. Hitachi Vantara also introduced Lumada Data Catalog, incorporating Waterline’s data cataloging technology into the Lumada portfolio to solve modern data challenges for analytics and governance across Edge-to-core-tocloud environments. Lumada Data Catalog expands Hitachi Vantara’s DataOps solutions and provides customers with a way to unify silos of data distributed across the cloud, data infrastructure and the machines and devices at the Edges of their networks. Waterline’s data cataloging technology gives customers a common metadata framework for managing all their data. By applying DataOps methodologies to the unified datasets, customers can rapidly gain insights and drive innovation. Waterline Data Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Alex Gorelik, now a Hitachi Vantara senior fellow, led the integration of Waterline’s technology into the Lumada portfolio – a data management and innovation platform for all industries. Guido Schroeder, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Solutions, Hitachi Vantara, said: “Adding Waterline Data’s capabilities to Hitachi Vantara’s suite of DataOps solutions is a great step forward in ensuring our customers can effectively and efficiently manage their data assets across environments – from Edge-to-core-to-multi-cloud.” ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Mindware partners with Mist Systems to distribute AI-driven wireless in MENA Mindware, one of the leading Value Added Distributors (VADs) in the Middle East and Africa, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Mist Systems, a Juniper company that is a pioneer in cloud-managed wireless networks powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). As per the agreement, Mindware will offer Mist’s entire portfolio of solutions to enterprises across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) including the GCC countries, Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia and Yemen. Mindware will extend and enable the vendor’s regional channel, while also providing value-added services for support, implementation, training and business development. The agreement marks a significant extension of Mindware’s long-standing Nicholas Argyrides, General Manager – Gulf at Mindware partnership with Juniper Networks which spans over a decade. Having established proven expertise as a value-added distributor for Juniper Networks’ best-inclass wired LAN, SD-WAN and security solutions, Mindware is now ready to round out its portfolio by extending this competency into the wireless domain. Nicholas Argyrides, General Manager – Gulf at Mindware, said: “Through our partnership with Mist, we are improving the reliability, predictability and measurability of Wi-Fi, while introducing unmatched convenience and simplicity through the intuitive and scalable cloudmanagement layer.” 56