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Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft Review (Azure Pack)

The Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft debuted in late 2015 as the first validated hybrid cloud system that implemented Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) Standard. The Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft combines PowerEdge hardware, Dell EMC Networking, and a software stack built with Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2012 R2. Dell EMC's vast engineering resources focused on creating a turnkey experience for new Dell EMC hybrid cloud administrators with a unified interface and a variety of licensing schemes. This was the company's second collaboration with Microsoft on Azure-based cloud systems. Prior to CPS Standard, the companies worked together to offer Microsoft CPS Premium, targeted at much larger deployments.  The Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is on deck as the company's next Azure-based offering, expected to be available later this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates Its vRealize Cloud Management Platform

VMware Inc. announced major updates to its vRealize cloud management platform. These updates can improve software-defined data center (SDDC), cloud operations, and accelerate application, and infrastructure service delivery across hybrid clouds. The updates include VMware vRealize Operations 6.6, VMware vRealize Automation 7.3, vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3, vRealize Log Insight 4.5, and vRealize Network Insight 3.4. Along with these updates VMware is increasing its support for containers and configuration management solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces Several IoT Innovations

This year at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it was expanding its Edgeline Converged Edge Systems to better tackle the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. HPE is expanding its current convergence with a new software product category called Software Defined OT. The first three solutions in this category are HPE Edgeline Services Platform, HPE Edgeline Data Aggregation App, and HPE Edgeline Address Translation App.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Unveils Its Next-Generation HCI

Today NetApp announce the industry’s first enterprise-scale hyper converged solution, NetApp HCI. The new HCI is part of NetApp's larger hybrid cloud offerings that were introduced today. NetApp is stating that its HCI will unlock the full potential of HCI while surpassing the current limitations that come to mind when one thinks of HCI.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 3Q17 Earnings

For the second time in a row, Nutanix has reported, “record revenue” in its quarterly financial report. This marks the third report since going public, again making it a bit easier to hit a record but is still impressive for the company to hit relative high revenue multiple times in a row. It is also worth noting that Nutanix was able to beat analysts’ expectations this quarter causing a spike in the after hours trading price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Enhances Its HCI & Announces Cloud-Like Consumption Model

Today Dell EMC announced enhancements and upgrades to its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio. This portfolio includes its Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and XC Series. Along with the enhancements and upgrades, the company intends to aid adoption with new flexible consumption models, similar to cloud consumption models.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Expands Hardware Support For Its Enterprise Cloud Platform

Today Nutanix announced that it has expanded its hardware support for the company’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software. The software will be available as a term-based license for deployment on Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) ProLiant rackmount servers and Cisco UCS B-series blade servers (the Enterprise Cloud Platform software is already available on Cisco UCS C-series platfrom). Nutanix is also announcing its Nutanix Go program, an enterprise cloud infrastructure that would be consumed similar to public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Announces All NVMe Axellio Edge

Today X-IO Technologies announced the generally availability of its new computing platform, the Axellio Edge. Leveraging technology such as NVMe FabricXpress architecture, the Axellio is quoted as delivering real-time performance of 480 Gbps for complex analytics on high-volume, high-velocity, streaming data and over 12 million IOPS. X-IO states that the main use cases will be cybersecurity, financial market data, IoT, and defense and intelligence. Along these lines, X-IO is working jointly with several software makers to deliver Axellio with several big data analytics and cybersecurity solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces Priority Aware HCI, Acuity

Today Pivot3 announcing what it is referring to as the industry’s first priority-aware hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software platform, Acuity. According to Pivot3, Acuity will allow companies to confidently consolidate multiple mixed-application workloads onto a single infrastructure. Acuity will also leverage NVMe PCIe flash to deliver ultra-high performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases vSAN 6.6

Today VMware Inc. announced the first update to vSAN so far this year with version 6.6. The latest release of vSAN is packed full of new advanced enterprise features. According to VMware, these newly announced features are aimed at improving performance, saving costs, and increasing security.

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