Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Lyle Smith

Micro Focus Announces Vertica 9

Micro Focus has announced Vertica 9, the newest release of its Vertica Analytics Platform. With a focus on simplifying the production and deployment of machine learning models, Vertica 9 adds a plethora of in-database Machine Learning capabilities, such as new algorithms, model replication, data preparation functions, and continuous end-to-end workflow. Vertica 9 will be deployable from the Google Marketplace for increased flexibility and will have further integration with Microsoft Azure including Power BI certification as well. Also announced is the beta release of Vertica in Eon Mode, giving organizations the ability to evaluate the separation of compute and storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments.  

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Improves 360 Data Management Portfolio to Tackle the Complexities of Multi-Cloud

At Veritas Vision 2017 in Las Vegas, Veritas Technologies has announced significant advancements to the company’s 360 data management portfolio. Veritas strives to make transforming organizations a seamless process for their customers and channel partners. Today the company simplified the process further by making their entire portfolio under a single subscription license. Designed to help organizations better utilize their data in a complex, multi-cloud world, this announcement includes new innovations to Veritas NetBackup, Veritas Information Map and Veritas Appliances.

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Announces New 360 Data Management Capabilities

At Veritas Vision 2017, Veritas Technologies has announced several new 360 data management capabilities for Veritas and Microsoft Azure customers.  Designed to help customers capitalize on the flexibility and agility offered by Azure, Veritas claims that these new innovations will benefit from the company’s data management capabilities, reducing costs and ensuring compliance while increasing visibility and simplifying workload migration.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Intends To Disrupt The IoT Market With New Appliances & Software Stacks

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2017 in Las Vegas, Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Vantara made announcements around the Internet of things (IoT). The two companies are jointly releasing the first commercially available Lumada IoT platform. This v2.0 of the platform now has a portable architecture enabling it to run on the cloud or on-prem. Vantara also unveiled Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Container Storage Interface Support for REX-Ray v0.10

Dell Technologies has announced that the newest version of its REX-Ray technology, the company’s open source container orchestration engine created by open source organization {code}, has marked a new breakthrough: version 0.10 offers the first-ever plugins enabled by the Container Storage Interface (CSI) that implement a pre-release of the CSI 0.1 specification. Dell indicates this means major cloud providers and software-based platforms are now immediately interoperable through CSI. Dell adds that REX-Ray is the first CSI plugin implementation acting as an early validation of the CSI specification, which will likely aid in mainstream industry adoption and container orchestrator implementations.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & Pivotal Launch Container Service For The Enterprise

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware, Inc. and Pivotal Software, Inc., in collaboration with Google Cloud, introduced a new product that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver production-ready Kubernetes on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Pivotal Container Service (PKS). PKS will ship as a standalone product that can integrate with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and VMware's software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure as well as having constant compatibility to Google Container Engine (GKE).

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Updates & Enhances Its Management Product Portfolio

Today SolarWinds announced that it has made significant updates and enhancements to its SolarWinds Orion Platform and its systems management product portfolio. The enhanced products in the portfolio include SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor, and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor. The goal of these updates and enhancements is to enable IT professionals to better manage application-centric performance across hybrid IT infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software

Today NVIDIA announced new virtualization software capabilities that turn Tesla GPU-accelerated servers into powerful workstations, Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (vDWS). This new software aims to deliver organizations with the resources needed for demanding enterprise-wide virtual workspaces. NVIDIA is also announcing improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC for mobile workstations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases Zenko A Multi-Cloud Controller

Today Scality announced the release of its new open source, Multi-Cloud Data Controller, Zenko. Zenko is open source and free to use, extend, and embed into developer applications. Zenko will provide a unified interface across clouds, allowing any cloud to be accessed with the same API and access layer.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Announces New Cloud Offerings

Today at the .NEXT Conference 2017, Nutanix made several announcements around its Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS. The company is announcing that the OS will be delivered as a full software stack with new multi-cloud capabilities in Nutanix Calm and a new cloud service called Nutanix Xi Cloud Services. This approach will enable customers to use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Software throughout their multi-cloud deployments including on-premises with platforms from IBM, Dell EMC, Lenovo, Cisco and HPE, in the cloud via AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure, or natively with Nutanix Xi Cloud Services.

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