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HPE Acquires MapR Assets to Advance Data Platform With AI/ML, Analytics Tools

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has purchased MapR's business assets for an undisclosed sum in a move to advance HPE-built data management technology with artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics applications. The deal includes the acquisition of intellectual property, domain expertise and technology in the AI/ML and analytics areas, HPE said Monday.

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HPE Strikes $1.3B Cash Deal for Cray; Antonio Neri, Peter Ungaro Quoted

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has agreed to acquire Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) for approximately $1.3B in cash, or $35 per share, in a move to expand high-performance computing technology offerings. HPE said Friday it expects the deal to conclude by the first quarter of its fiscal year 2020 and to …

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Richard Hill Named Symantec Interim President, CEO; Vincent Pilette Appointed EVP, CFO

Richard Hill, a board member at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) since January, has been named interim president and CEO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based cybersecurity company. He replaces Greg Clark, who stepped down after three years at the helm, as the company begins its search for a full-time CEO, Symantec said …

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Cybersecurity Sales Vet Sean Foster Named IronNet Chief Revenue Officer

Sean Foster, former chief revenue officer at Forcepoint, has been appointed to the same position at IronNet Cybersecurity. IronNet said Wednesday Foster aims to drive IronNet’s sales, marketing, business development, customer management efforts intended to help customers adopt network threat detection platforms. He will report to co-CEOs William Welch and Keith Alexander. Foster previously …

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Symantec Adds Sue Barsamian, Richard Hill to Board; Greg Clark Quoted

Sue Barsamian, a former executive vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), and Marvell Technology Group Chairman Richard Hill have joined Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) as independent directors. Their addition brings the number of Symantec board members to 13, the company said Tuesday. Greg Clark, president and CEO at Symantec, said Barsamian has …

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HPE Wins $324M DISA Processor Capacity Services IDIQ

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has won a potential 10-year, $323.9M contract to provide x86 processor capacity services to the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA set a $770K minimum guarantee on the indefinite-delivery/indefinite–quantity, firm-fixed-price contract and will allocate $675K of the guaranteed amount for the initial delivery order, the Department of Defense …

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Matt Pinkston Named TechnoMile Strategy, Delivery & Sales Engineering VP; Ashish Khot Quoted

Matt Pinkston, a nearly 37-year business development enterprise architect, has joined TechnoMile’s executive team as vice president of strategy, delivery and sales engineering. Pinkston will lead the McLean, Va.-based technology consulting firm’s efforts to establish a sales engineering team, address technical issues, monitor service metrics and direct product strategy initiatives, …

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HPE’s Spaceborne Computer to Provide HPC Support for Space Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will provide high-performance computing services to astronauts at the International Space Station using its Spaceborne Computer, which has completed a yearlong evaluation of its operation in space conditions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the supercomputer will …

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Air Force Taps Dell EMC, HPE for Supply Chain Risk Mgmt Platform CRADA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 26, 2018 — Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) are working with the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center under separate cooperative research and development agreements in an effort to build information technology infrastructures that utilize supply chain risk management, ExecutiveBiz reported …

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