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

NetApp Announces General Availability of ONTAP 9.3

Announced back in October 2017, NetApp ONTAP 9.3 has officially gone GA today. Touted as a free and easy non-disruptive upgrade, NetApp’s comprehensive proprietary operating system is used in a range of storage disk arrays such as NetApp FAS and AFF, ONTAP Select and ONTAP Cloud. With the GA release, organizations will be able to save time and money coupled with impressive performance and security upgrades.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3

VMware Inc. announced the latest release of vSphere’s Integrated Containers solution, version 1.3. This latest version is all about making container deployment easier. Version 1.3 comes with a create and delete wizard as well as a new GUI to make it easier for users to create a Virtual Container Host (VCH).

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by Lyle Smith

VMware Horizon 7.4 & Horizon Client 4.7 Gets User Experience, Linux, & Collaboration Enhancements

VMware has announced the release of VMware Horizon 7.4 and VMware Horizon Client 4.7, both of which are designed to add innovation in new user workflows, desktop administration and user experience areas. This new update includes improvements to Linux and published-application (RDSH), better collaboration opportunities, and an enhanced user experience.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Submissions Approved in Highly-Esteemed VMmark 3 Benchmark

A member of the Dell Technologies family business, VMware first launched its VMmark freeware in 2007 in an effort to more accurately benchmark the performance and scalability of single-server virtualized IT environments. VMware built on this by expanding its freeware to encompass multiple servers and multiple platform-level workloads with VMmark 2. VMware has now upped the ante with VMmark 3. As the world of computing becomes even more complex, VMmark 3 is a standardized benchmark that allows organizations to compare disparate virtualization and hardware platforms and configurations. The benchmark has much integrity in the industry and has become the standard for evaluation of virtualization platforms.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba's Storage Node Software Obtains Industry-First NVMe-oF Certification

Toshiba Memory America (TMA) Inc. announced that its storage node software was the first to be certified by the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL). The software is billed as enabling low latency networked flash storage for cloud architectures. The software was thoroughly tested during NVMe Plugfest with RoCE NIC in the storage node. This marked the first Plugfest to test NVMe-oF (NVM Express over Fabrics) components, including NVMe-oF software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Accelerite Releases ShareInsights 2.0

Today Accelerite announced the release of the latest version of its Big Data analytics software, ShareInsights 2.0. What sets this analytics software apart is its ability to unify the big data analytics stack which in turn enables data preparation (ETL), OLAP, visualization and collaboration through a single interface. Accelerite claims that these abilities can potentially allow analysts to perform data preparation, analysis and visualization of millions of rows and terabytes of data in minutes. Also being announced today is Insight2Action, which is an automated process that drives specific actions from insights.

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by Adam Armstrong

{code} Announces New Updates For CSI

At KubeCon in Austin, Texas, {code} (a Dell Technologies company) announced updates for the Container Storage Interface (CSI). Code is announcing new CSI drivers for Dell EMC ScaleIO and vSphere. This will bring CSI support to key on-premises platforms.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3 Announced

VMware has announced the latest release of its integrated hybrid cloud platform, VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3, which introduces cloud management platform capabilities for customers looking to build a hybrid cloud based on consistent infrastructure and operations. The newest version of the VMware platform delivers management and provisioning of compute, network, storage and application services at scale across hybrid cloud environments via integrations with VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight.

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by Lyle Smith

Datrium Cloud DVX Announced

Datrium has announced Datrium Cloud DVX, a cloud-native instance of DVX that offers recovery services for VMs running in DVX on premises. Cloud DVX is highlighted by global cloud deduplication functionality and offers a simple and efficient VM and vDisk level backup and recovery, which is available within a converged or hyperconverged infrastructure system.

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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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