Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases VirtualWisdom 4.4

Today Virtual Instruments announced that they have released the latest update to its Infrastructure Performance Management software, VirutalWisdom 4.4. The latest update builds off of Virtual Instruments recent merger with Load DynamiX. The update features new analytics, a new platform appliance, as well as enhancements to reporting and notifications.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Partners With Box To Enable Local Data Storage In Europe & Asia

IBM will be extending its global partnership with Box to give enterprises the option to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. As such, IBM will be able to use Box Zones to support hybrid cloud deployments via their deeply integrated enterprise content management solutions. Box Zones will also leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage Services, as it will enable clients from both companies to locally store and manage their increasing volumes of unstructured data through the cloud in a range of different regions located across Europe and Asia.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Enhances Its STaaS With ZIOS Intelligent Object Store

Today Zadara announced an addition to its award-winning Zadara Storage Cloud, the ZIOS Intelligent Object Store service. This new service is aimed at both enterprises and service providers. ZIOS is said to deliver a common storage-as-a-service (STaaS) platform that can be deployed at any location, supporting any data type and connecting to any protocol. Zadara is also introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity and large flash cache options.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera Emerges From Stealth & Launches Datera Elastic Data Fabric

Today Datera emerged from stealth launching its first product, Datera Elastic Data Fabric. Datera Elastic Data Fabric is scale-out storage software that turns standard, commodity hardware into a RESTful API-driven, policy-based storage fabric for large-scale clouds. Datera states that their solution is the first storage solution for enterprise and service provider clouds that is designed with DevOps style operations in mind.

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by Adam Armstrong

Xangati Announces New Analytics & Control Platform

Today Xangati announced its next-generation service assurance analytics and performance control platform, Xangati ESP for Cloud Workspace and Cloud Infrastructure. Xangati is also announcing four new data-source compute extensions. Now customers using NVIDIA physical GPUs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Docker will be able to use Xangati’s virtual appliance software to correlate real-time data across on-premise virtualization, containers and public clouds to enable self-healing optimization.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph

Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Surveillance Station 7.2

Synology Inc announced today that it had updated its robust surveillance application, Surveillance Station, to the latest version of 7.2. This latest update takes an already great surveillance application and builds on it with new features. These new features include more I/O integrations, better Central Management System (CMS), remote access, combined notifications, and new layouts and viewing options.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Improves Data Analytics With SANtricity OS Update

Today NetApp updated its storage operating system, SANtricity. SANtricity is the operating system NetApp uses for its EF-Series all-flash and E-Series storage arrays. NetApp claims this update will give users a dramatic performance boost and value of data analytics applications. NetApp goes on to claim that the updated OS will simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, improve data reliability, availability, and visibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Sells Its Dell Services To NTT DATA

Today Dell Inc. and NTT DATA Inc. announced that they have entered a definitive agreement for NTT DATA to acquire Dell Services. Dell Services, formally Perot Systems, is an IT consulting service that works closely with markets such as government departments and hospitals. NTT DATA will be acquiring Dell Services for a little over $3 billion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Cloud Platform Introduces Stackdriver

Today at the GCP Next event Google introduced its new unified monitoring, logging and diagnostics service, Stackdriver. Unique to Stackdriver is that it allows users to monitor applications across Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) or a combination of both. According to Google, this is the first service that provides rich dashboards, uptime monitoring, alerting, log analysis, tracing, error reporting and production debugging, across GCP and AWS, in a single, unified offering.

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