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

Kubernetes 1.2 Released

Google has announced that its Docker container orchestration system, Kubernetes, has hit its 1.2 release. This release is aimed at larger organizations building distributed systems, providing performance upgrades as well as easier deployment and management. Kubernetes has had over 680 unique contributors so far, and 1.2 marks its largest release to date.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Expands Data Protection Coverage For inSync

Today Druva announced that it is expanding its data protection with for its Druva inSync to now support end-user data sources Box, Google Apps for Work (Google Drive, Google Docs and Gmail) and Office 365 (Exchange Online). With the new support of these cloud applications Druva has expanded its data protection enabling enterprises to have a comprehensive view of end-user data on even more sources.

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by Adam Armstrong

SIOS Releases iQ v3.5

Today SIOS Technology Corp. announced the latest release of its machine learning analytics solutions, SIOS iQ 3.5. This is the fifth update of iQ since its introduction in 2015. 3.5 comes with new features to deliver unparalleled accuracy and precision in capacity utilization and performance root cause analysis for VMware environments. The new update also includes dashboard enhancements for improved usability and a graphical topological impact view with the aim of enabling faster identification and resolution of issues.

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by Lyle Smith

Nutanix Announces Acropolis File Services (AFS) Web-scale Native File Serving Solution

Nutanix has announced the release of their web-scale native file serving solution, Acropolis File Services (AFS), which leverages the same technology as Nutanix Enterprise Clouds. Built to simplify data centers, AFS helps solve the issue of cost, complexity and scalability challenges related to storing and serving unstructured data such as home directories, user profiles, application logs and department shares. To this end, AFS customers are given the ability to be fully out-of-the-box and natively operational with virtual machines and files. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Rolls Out Its Latest Wave Of Innovation

Today Commvault has announced new innovations to its Commvault Data Platform. These newly announced innovations further enable customer choice, help eliminate vendor lock-in, and facilitate extensive data portability while extending the platform’s value to larger range of applications and software ecosystems. Commvault is also announcing enhancements to its Commvault integrated solutions portfolio. These new enhancements mark Commvault's first venture into handling big data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Plans To Purchase CliQr

So far today Cisco has made a few announcements about expanding its portfolio, surrounding its switches and its new HCI platform. Now Cisco is planning on bolstering its cloud options with its intent to purchase the privately held CliQr Technologies Inc. CliQr, which is already integrated into several of Cisco’s data center switching and cloud solutions, including UCS and ACI, provides an application-defined cloud orchestration platform to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualized and container environments. Cisco states that the acquisition will help its customers to simplify and accelerate their private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Launches Version 5 of Fluid File System

Today Dell announced the launch of the latest version of its Fluid File System (FluidFS), version 5. Like the previous version, FluidFS 5 is also available on Dell’s FS8600. FluidFS 5 comes with many improvements and enhancements running the gamut from protocol support, management, to security.

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by Lyle Smith

Hitachi Data Systems Announces HCP Anywhere Version 2.1

Hitachi Data Systems has announced version 2.1 of their Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere, which allows service providers and IT organizations to offer secure content mobility solution to their users under their own brand. New features of HCP Anywhere v.2.1 allow external parties to upload data to shared folders, enhance team folders, and and offers new data protection tools for end-user files. The new 2.1 release also includes enhancements to increase the security, ease of use, and intelligence of underlying storage and network resources.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New Analytics Tools For Apps

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the availability of its new Application Performance Monitoring (APM) software suite, HPE AppPulse Trace. This new addition to the APM portfolio enables developers to leverage application analytics to pinpoint and fix issues at their source, down to the exact line of code and server.

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by Adam Armstrong

Caringo Releases Swarm 8

Today Caringo announced that it has released the latest version of its object storage software, Swarm version 8. Swarm 8 is offered as a complete software appliance. Users can consolidate all files onto Swarm and quickly search for the data they need reducing total cost of ownership.

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