Back to School with Anker gadgets

Anker Innovations is geared up to make the back to school shopping more rewarding for students and teachers with a selection of gadgets that gives everyone in the education sector a head start into the new school year with confidence.

Stride into the classroom equipped with gadgets below that would satisfy the most tech-savvy students and teachers looking for productivity during studies and entertainment during recess and free time.

PowerCore II 10000 – White A1230H21 

It can get frustrating when one runs out of charge in school but the sleek and ultra-compact 10000mAh portable charger from Anker provides high-speed charging with PowerIQ 2.0.

Providing three phone charges with Anker’s new generation advanced smart-charging technology, the Powercore IIadapts to your device’s unique charging protocol to deliver a tailored, blazing-fast charge. Mum’s can get fully charged up in between school runs in as little as 4 hours using a Quick Charge charger and stay in contact with the family all day long.

PowerLine II 3ft Lightning –red color A8453H91

Having frayed wires wrapped up in the school or computer bag can be a drag but with PowerLine II 3ft Lightning, the world’s most durable cable, worry about wires becomes alien as it is not only safe to use and walk around with but comes in a red colour that is easy to spot in the handbag and not easily mixed with other cables.


PowerLine’s cable tolerates being bent over 12000 times along with any knocks, drops, twists or yanks thrown at it. The MFi certification means total peace of mind because it is designed to work flawlessly with devices having a Lightning port. Lasting for an entire lifetime, it really will be a cable that helps keep you and your mum in touch at all times.

Liberty Air

Liberty Air wireless earbuds deliver enhanced audio experience, long lasting battery life and unbreakable connections for the most active students and teachers listening to classes.

The wireless, comfortable and fuss free earphones are relatively small size, provides pure freedom,are automatically connected to a user’s phone via Bluetooth and features a tap based voice assistant that works with Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby and Alexa. 

The charging case takes the total playtime up to 20 hours and has the added feature of LED lights, which will show battery life. The swappable silicone tips allow for more flexibility in terms of fit and available in black or white.

Nebula Capsule II 

Perfect for class presentations is the Nebula Capsule II, a next generation compact pocket cinema that hosts new capabilities including Android TV, Google Assistant, HD picture quality and improved audio.

Nebula Capsule is perfect for students which brings great content to you via Google Play, YouTube, Hulu Plus or apps that appear automatically in your home screen.

Nebula Capsule’s sleek, black cylindrical body measures in at 5.9 inches high and can be easily transported in the included carrying sleeve. Capsule II is now able to project a 720p image at 200 ANSI lumens and provides 3-hours of video playtime or 30 hours of Bluetooth speaker on a single charge.

Leveraging Anker’s Power Delivery technology, Capsule II can charge to full power in 2.5 hours via USB-C. Capsule II offers owners an advanced audio-visual experience, anytime, anywhere.

NetApp Provides Faster, More Efficient Solution for Analytics and HPC Applications

NetApp expands the EF-Series to help customers access their data faster and speed time to actionable decisions

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), the data authority for hybrid cloud, today announced the NetApp®EF600 storage array.The EF600 is an end-to-end NVMe midrange array that accelerates access to data and empowers companies to rapidly develop new insights for performance-sensitive workloads.

Organizations are looking for ways to improve the speed and responsiveness of the applications that control their critical business operations. Because application performance is a key driver of time to market, revenue, and customer satisfaction, it’s crucial that companies operate at the highest levels with maximum efficiency. The end-to-end NVMe EF600 array doubles the performance of currently available all-flash arrays that use the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) protocol. NetApp is leading in thisoffering as companies continue to make the move to flash. This technology allows organizationsto accelerate write IOPS and read/write throughput with an end-to-end NVMe storage system that’s purpose-built for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads.

“The storage industry is currently transitioning from the SAS to the NVMe protocol, which significantly increases the speed of access to data,” said Tim Stammers, senior analyst, 451 Research. “But conventional storage systems do not fully exploit NVMe performance, because of latencies imposed by their main controllers. NetApp’s E-Series systems were designed to address this architectural issue and are already used widely in performance-sensitive applications. The EF600 sets a new level of performance for the E-Series by introducing end-to-end support for NVMe, and should be considered by IT organizations looking for high-speed storage to serve analytics and other data-intensive applications.”

“NetApp has been a leader in supporting Mellanox NVMe-oF network controllers on their EF-Series and E-Series arrays, including both NVMe/IB and NVMe/RoCE available now with the latest EF600 platform,” said Rob Davis, vice president of storage technology at Mellanox. “We look forward to continuing our partnership of innovation with NetApp to accelerate the industry’s transition to NVMe-oF.” 

“Organizations demand high performance and fast access to their datain order to makedecisions that positively impact business operations,” said Fadi Kanafani, Middle East Managing Director & General Manager, NetApp. “The EF600 offers customers the ability to unlock the value of their data and rapidly develop insights that were previously unrealistic for performance-sensitive workloads such as Oracle databases, real-time analytics, and high-performance computing applications on top of a BeeGFS high-performance parallel file system.”

The EF600 all-flash array delivers 2 million sustained IOPS, response times under 100 microseconds, and 44GBps of throughput and offers a leading price/performance ratio for enterprise workloads. With the array’s trusted simplicity, the modular design and simple management tools make it easy to scale the EF600 without adding management complexity. 

Stride into the classroom equipped with Anker gadgets

Anker Innovations is geared up to make the back to school shopping more rewarding for students and teachers with a selection of gadgets that gives everyone in the education sector a head start into the new school year with confidence.

Stride into the classroom equipped with gadgets below that would satisfy the most tech-savvy students and teachers looking for productivity during studies and entertainment during recess and free time. 

PowerCore II 10000 

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It can get frustrating when one runs out of charge in school but the sleek and ultra-compact 10000mAh portable charger from Anker provides high-speed charging with PowerIQ 2.0.

Providing three phone charges with Anker’s new generation advanced smart-charging technology, the Powercore IIadapts to your device’s unique charging protocol to deliver a tailored, blazing-fast charge. Mum’s can get fully charged up in between school runs in as little as 4 hours using a Quick Charge charger and stay in contact with the family all day long.

PowerLine II 3ft Lightning 

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Having frayed wires wrapped up in the school or computer bag can be a drag but with PowerLine II 3ft Lightning, the world’s most durable cable, worry about wires becomes alien as it is not only safe to use and walk around with but comes in a red colour that is easy to spot in the handbag and not easily mixed with other cables.
PowerLine’s cable tolerates being bent over 12000 times along with any knocks, drops, twists or yanks thrown at it. The MFi certification means total peace of mind because it is designed to work flawlessly with devices having a Lightning port. Lasting for an entire lifetime, it really will be a cable that helps keep you and your mum in touch at all times.

Liberty Air

Liberty Air.jpg

Liberty Air wireless earbuds deliver enhanced audio experience, long lasting battery life and unbreakable connections for the most active students and teachers listening to classes.

The wireless, comfortable and fuss free earphones are relatively small size, provides pure freedom,are automatically connected to a user’s phone via Bluetooth and features a tap based voice assistant that works with Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby and Alexa.

The charging case takes the total playtime up to 20 hours and has the added feature of LED lights, which will show battery life. The swappable silicone tips allow for more flexibility in terms of fit and available in black or white.

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Nebula Capsule II

Perfect for class presentations is the Nebula Capsule II, a next generation compact pocket cinema that hosts new capabilities including Android TV, Google Assistant, HD picture quality and improved audio.

Nebula Capsule is perfect for students which brings great content to you via Google Play, YouTube, Hulu Plus or apps that appear automatically in your home screen.

Nebula Capsule’s sleek, black cylindrical body measures in at 5.9 inches high and can be easily transported in the included carrying sleeve. Capsule II is now able to project a 720p image at 200 ANSI lumens and provides 3-hours of video playtime or 30 hours of Bluetooth speaker on a single charge.

Leveraging Anker’s Power Delivery technology, Capsule II can charge to full power in 2.5 hours via USB-C. Capsule II offers owners an advanced audio-visual experience, anytime, anywhere.

Nutanix Helps Saudi Port Operator Future-Proof Operations and Prepare for Increase in Container Volumes

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that the Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), a port operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is leveraging Nutanix software to increase IT capacity to support growing operations across Saudi port facilities while also reducing IT management overhead. This includes successfully accommodating a 50% spike in container volumes with no impact on operational efficiency.

As the organisation responsible for the management of three major port container and bulk terminals in Saudi Arabia, GSCCO is fully committed to supporting the government’s Saudi Vision 2030 agenda for economic diversification. Scalable, reliable and easy to manage IT systems are recognised as key to delivering this agenda. This has meant the company both virtualizing existing workloads and replacing its end-of-life physical infrastructure with a more flexible and scalable hyperconverged software solution to cope with predicted increases in customer demand.

“We wanted a solution that would deliver linear scalability to handle rapid growth in container traffic,” explains Hossam El-Masry, Information Technology Manager at GSCCO. “We were also looking for greater resiliency and the ability to upgrade and manage the infrastructure without any downtime or impact in any way on the level of service provided to staff and customers at the ports we manage.”

Following a comprehensive evaluation of hyperconverged solutions from a number of vendors, the team at GSCCO decided on Nutanix, whose solution enables the company to reach a milestone of 50 percent growth in container traffic well ahead of schedule while significantly lowering operational overhead.

“The Nutanix software delivered fully on its promise of cloud-like scalability, enabling us to add additional nodes in hours rather than days or even weeks with the old hardware and software, and with no downtime. We now also have a much more resilient infrastructure allowing us to keep the ports running at all times with no disruption in service during maintenance and rapid failover to our recovery site to enable us to keep the ports working should we suffer a power outage or other problem,” said El-Masry.

Migration to Nutanix HCI software has led to a significant increase in performance and greater capacity, saving in rack space and a significant reduction in associated datacenter power and cooling overhead. The implementation success has freed up time for the support team to manage all physical and virtual resources across two sites with just one Nutanix management console, thus enabling them to spend more time supporting users and planning for further developments.

“Not only have we saved on capital IT spending, we have also achieved a saving of around 15 percent in terms of OpEx,” commented El-Masry.

Looking to the future, the company is evaluating the possible use of public cloud services, process automation and support for the Internet of Things (IoT), doing so confident in the knowledge that the Nutanix solution is uniquely equipped to enable them to take advantage of these and other new technologies and do so at minimal risk and expense.

“With zero downtime even during major capacity upgrades, migration to Nutanix has revolutionised our IT infrastructure, making it quicker, more reliable and much easier to both scale and manage. We simply couldn’t have handled the recent massive growth in container traffic without Nutanix software,” concluded El-Masry.

Aaron White, Regional Director, Middle East at Nutanix commented: “GCSSO has proved that it is a forward-thinking organization by embracing the latest data center and cloud technologies in order to streamline its operations and prepare for future expansion. We are very happy that through GCSSO’s deployment of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Solution, Nutanix is able to clearly demonstrate the benefits of an efficient, reliable and modern cloud infrastructure.” 

Help AG Advances AI-powered Cybersecurity Abilities with Exabeam Partnership

Further augmenting its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for cybersecurity, Help AGtoday announced a new partnership with Exabeam, the Smarter SIEM™ company. As the Middle East focus partner for Exabeam, Help AG will bring to market Exabeam’s industry-leading security information and event management (SIEM) and user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) solutions. This will empower regional enterprises to detect, investigate and respond to cyberattacks more efficiently and effectively.

This new partnership is in line with Help AG’s AI strategy. Over the last year, the security services and solutions provider has worked closely with several industry-leading technology vendors to develop and deliver practical and impactful use-cases for AI in the context of cybersecurity. 

Explaining how Exabeam furthers this strategy, Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG said, “Through the application of AI to critical labour-intensive tasks, Exabeam expertly enables cybersecurity teams to refocus their efforts on risk rather than events. This is especially beneficial in the region, as these solutions can alleviate the workload on understaffed IT teams, while delivering an elevated ability to detect and mitigate the impact of complex cyberattacks.”

Exabeam is a recognised leader in the SIEM and UEBA marketplace. It offers the comprehensive  Exabeam Security Management Platform (SMP) that enables organizations to take advantage of big data, advanced analytics, and automation capabilities toreduce time to investigate and contain threats by 51 percent. Exabeam’s solutions integrate seamlessly with key technologies in Help AG’s portfolio – such as security solutions from Splunk and Vectra – as well as with cloud environments such as Microsoft Office 365, AWS, Google, and Salesforce. These integrations allow Help AG to unlock the full potential of our customers’ existing cybersecurity investments.

“Exabeam’s solutions perfectly complement the security technologies that form the core of Help AG’s product portfolio, thereby enabling us to create highly effective turn-key solutions for our customers. Furthermore, we have deployed these solutions within our own Cybersecurity Operations Centre (CSOC), thereby enhancing our 24×7 Managed Security Services (MSS) offering,” Berner said.

“As a truly advanced provider of cybersecurity services in the Middle East, Help AG is an ideal partner for Exabeam,” said Brett Candon, VP, EMEA Channels, Exabeam. “Together, we can help more enterprises investigate and respond to security events in minutes, not days, and enable security operations center analysts to work smarter. They are a welcome addition to our Exabeam Partner Program.”