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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New InfoSight Leveraging AI

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced what it is referring to as the industry’s first artificial intelligence (AI) recommendation engine designed to eliminate the guesswork in managing infrastructure and improve application reliability. These new machine learning and AI capabilities will be in HPE’s latest version of InfoSight, which, according to HPE, can pave the way for an autonomous data center. HPE is also releasing a version of InfoSight for 3PAR bringing the reach of InfoSight across the company’s entire portfolio.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Mesosphere, Panzura, Docker, Cisco, DDN, TYAN, Enmotus, Micron, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Mesosphere reports that it tripled revenue. Mesosphere reports that it tripled its revenue. Panzura integrate Docker into its Freedom line. Cisco invests $1 billion in smart cities. DDN announces new HPC solutions. TYAN accelerates adoption of NVDIMMS & GPUs for storage. Enmotus and Micron showcase NVDIMM tier of storage. Scality and HPE integrate for object storage. Excelero’s NVMesh gets deployed at Canada’s largest supercomputer. Panzura integrates with Frame.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SonicWall SonicWave Wireless Security Series Review

At the end of September, SonicWall released several new security products including the recently reviewed SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2650 firewall. As a complement to the core firewalls, SonicWall also updated its wireless access points. The new SonicWave family supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard, includes eight antennas, and features 4x4 MU-MIMO technology to deliver maximum Wi-Fi performance, range and reliability. When the SonicWave units are paired with a SonicWall firewall with 2.5Gb/s native ports, the combination creates an uncompromising solution that delivers fast connectivity that is fully secured from network-based threats.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-253B NAS Review

The QNAP TS-253B is the company’s latest 2-bay NAS solution to hit the market. Completely redesigned with a slick new build, the TS-253B features a PCIe port that can be equipped with a QNAP QM2 expansion card that supports dual M.2 SSDs and 10GbE connectivity, compatible wireless cards to turn the NAS into a wireless access point, and a USB 3.1 10Gbps card for faster backup transfer speeds to and from multiple external storage devices. The TS-253B also comes equipped with a USB Type-C QuickAccess port and a SD card slot, and supports 4K (30Hz) video playback with real-time transcoding.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 2Q18 Earnings

NetApp announced its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended October 27, 2017. Overall the company reported very strong numbers across the board. After the release of earnings the company saw a big uptick in their stock price going as high as 53.82.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 1Q18 Earnings

Today Cisco announced its first quarter earning for the fiscal year 2018 for the period ended October 28, 2017. The numbers are down a bit from this time last year but still looking fairly good in general. Cisco’s stock, which has been gradually climbing through this quarter, saw an uptick in after hour trading as soon as the earnings hit the wire.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netstor Releases Portable NVMe Drive

Today Netstor Technology released a new portable NVMe flash device with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C interface, the NA611TB3. The NA611TB3 can house two M.2 NVMe such as the Samsung 960 EVO and be configured in either RAID1 or RAID0. Netstor states that users can see performance up to 2.75GB/s, depending on the M.2 drives chosen.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Enhances Its Firewalls For the Cloud-Generation

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall would now have expanded public cloud functionality. Barracuda states that the updated cloud-generation firewalls will give customers an easier path of migration to public clouds by allowing for utility-based consumption and automated security controls for DevSecOps workflows. Barracuda intends to demonstrate these newly updated firewall at booth # 1533 during AWS re:Invent, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, in Las Vegas.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces Three New Workstations

Lenovo has announced several new workstations including the ThinkStation P520 and compact P520c tower. Boasting 4.5GHz and up to 18 cores, the P520 and P520c are part of Lenovo’s new line of mainstream, single-CPU workstations that support the latest Intel Xeon W processors and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro P6000 professional graphics cards. They have been designed to provide the performance, reliability and optimized acceleration needed to excel in demanding workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New Apollo Systems For AI & HPC

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it is expanding its Apollo line to include new high-density compute and storage solutions aimed at high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The company is also announcing a new LTO-8 tape. HPE will be featuring its HPC and AI portfolio at Supercomputing ‘17 conference, booth #925.

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