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

NVIDIA Virtual GPU Propels Autodesk Into The Cloud

NVIDIA has announced virtual GPUs (vGPUs), which are specifically designed to give Autodesk developers and sales technicians quick access to all their applications and products from anywhere. NVIDIA’s vGPU is a highly-advanced technology used for sharing the company’s GPUs across virtual machines and virtual applications. NVIDIA vGPU software products include GRID Virtual PC, GRID Virtual Apps, and Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation. 

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by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Unveils Software Composable Infrastructure For Flash

Today DriveScale announced what it is calling the market’s first Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for flash. This new innovation has been designed with cloud infrastructures in mind (specifically targeting modern applications such as NoSQL, Spark and Containers) and aims to make flash deployment more affordable and flexible. SCI for flash can help solve issues such as over-provisioning and scalability that affect cloud-native applications that are flash-based. 

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by Adam Armstrong

OpenStack Summit 2018 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This year at OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver there were a handful of announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. These announcements come from companies such as Mirantis, Zuul, OpenStack Foundation, Kata Containers, Canonical, and Trilio

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by Lyle Smith

SolarWinds Updates Its Network Management Product Line

SolarWinds has announced a range of updates to its network management product line, including support networks up to four times larger than the previous generation. According to SolarWinds, this increase will make it much easier to consolidate monitoring solutions to a single provider. It will also provide IT professionals with a lot more flexibility when scaling up and supporting larger data center networks as their data grows or when they scale out to address complex distributed networks. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announced Hyperconverged Infrastructure For Cloud

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver, Red Hat Inc. announced its solution for customers seeking to co-locate compute and storage functions in OpenStack environments, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud. The new solution is a combination of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3. The new solution brings these to together in a single user experience to bring greater operational and organizational efficiency and innovation at the edge.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils VMware Integrated OpenStack 5

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver, VMware Inc. unveiled the latest release of its OpenStack distribution, which is now based on the OpenStack Queens release, VMware Integrated OpenStack 5. This new version will be available in both Carrier and Data Center Editions and introduces new features aimed at helping customers simplify, scale, and secure production OpenStack environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Multi-cloud Solutions Announcements At VeeamON

Veeam has made a range of announcements and gave several updates to existing products at this year’s VeeamON in Chicago, a conference dedicated to all things related to intelligent data management, particularly Hyper-Availability. At the conference, Veeam discusses the expansion of its portfolio to address the growth of multi-cloud adoption with customer-centric solutions that focus on protecting data using the cloud provider that best matches their specific workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Citrix Unveils Unified Workspace APP

At Citrix Synergy 2018 in sunny Anaheim, California, Citrix revealed its new unified workspace experience with Citrix Workspace APP. Not only does this new app bring everything a business needs under one heading, it increases productivity and security. StorageReview was on location at Synergy for the launch of Citrix combining its SaaS, Web Mobile, and Virtual Apps.

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by Lyle Smith

Hitachi Vantara Announces New AI Operations Software and Flash Storage Systems

Hitachi Vantara has announced several new innovations designed to promote data center modernization, including an updated advanced AI operations software portfolio: Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor, Hitachi Automation Director, and Hitachi Data Instance Director. Moreover, the new all-flash hybrid Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) systems and AI operations software give customers agility and automation, which Hitachi indicates helps to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies. Developers will also be able to run more workloads in a single system via Docker and Redhat Openshift container integration with Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration.

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by Lyle Smith

Micro Focus Vertica 9.1 Now Available

Micro Focus has announced Vertica 9.1, a major update highlighted by the general availability of Eon Mode. The beta release of Eon Mode was released in a previous update back in September, which also added a plethora of in-database Machine Learning capabilities, such as new algorithms, model replication, data preparation functions, and continuous end-to-end workflow. 

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