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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces Zero-Day Malware Prevention for Thin Clients & VDI

This week Dell Cloud Client-Computing announced two new security solutions, the Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for Windows-based thin clients and Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise. These new solutions are designed to provide organizations with advanced threat prevention that spans from the endpoints to the data center for Windows-based thin clients and virtual desktops. Building off of its Dell Data Protection portfolio, Dell is taking it security to the thin client and VMs in an effort to stop security threats at the end point.

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by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Comes Out Of Stealth With Composable Infrastructure & $15 Million In Funding

Today DriveScale came out of stealth to announce its new architecture that aims to transform standard rack scale deployments into flexible, composable infrastructure that can handle Hadoop deployments of any size along with other modern application workloads. This architecture was something that was only previously found in webscale organizations. DriveScale is also announcing that is was able to secure $15 million in series A funding from investors such as Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Foxconn’s Ingrasys.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces SCOS 7

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest version of its Storage Center Operating System (SCOS), version 7. Dell states that SCOS 7 is the results of 3 years of effort aimed around redefining the economics of enterprise storage as well as embracing and helping to accelerate the shift to flash-based architectures. Dell goes on to claim that SCOS 7 will provide unprecedented efficiency, enhanced data center flexibility, precision storage control, and a single Dell storage ecosystem.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Partners With Storage Made Easy

Today Scality announced a partnership with Storage Made Easy (SME). Combined the two companies will offer a joint solution that offers customers Scality’s object storage solution with a fully enabled Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric from SME. This would allow customers to provide storage access across global organizations and service providers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Univa Announces Navops Command For Kubernetes

Today at the Everything Open Source Conference (OSCON) in Austin, Texas, Univa Corporation announced that it is launching a new way to manage enterprise container workloads on Kubernetes distributions, Navops Command.  Navops Command is designed to allow enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes distributions by implementing sophisticated workload placement and advanced policy management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Release Latest Version Of SharePlex

Dell Inc. announced the latest release of its database replication and near real-time data integration solution, SharePlex. Dell is continuing to expand on SharePlex’s replication capabilities we last reported on. The latest release allows replication of Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres. This release continues Dell’s message of spending less time on worrying about dealing with migration, and more time working on core business interests.

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by Adam Armstrong

ODPi Announces Its Gold Sponsorship Of Apache Software Foundation

Today at Apache Big Data North America 2016, the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) announced that it has become a gold sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). ODPi will join the ranks of the other gold sponsors such as Pivotal, IBM, WANDisco, and Hortonworks (it should be noted that all of the other sponsors are members of ODPi). The gold sponsors are working together to advance open source projects for the big data ecosystem.

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by Lyle Smith

Caringo Swarm Adds Hierarchical Data Protection Policies, Historical Metrics and Usage Metering

Caringo has added hierarchical data protection policies, historical metrics and usage metering to Caringo Swarm, the company’s software-defined object storage platform. This results in improved flexibility and ease of operation for users. Caringo continues to build on the platform, earlier this year Caringo made Swarm available for Microsoft Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

With The Help Of Ford & Microsoft, Pivotal Raises $253 Million In Funding

Pivotal announced today that its latest round of series C financing has landed the company $253 million in new cash. One of the major new investors this go round was Ford Motor Company in conjunction with Microsoft. Pivotal also raised money from its existing investors including GE, EMC, and VMware. This funding round is expected to close this month and is subject to customary conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approval.

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by Adam Armstrong

Metalogix Announces Essentials For Drives: File Shares To OneDrive Freemium

This week Metalogix announced the launch of its Essentials for Drives: File Shares to OneDrive Freemium. With this new program, users will be able to migrate up to 500 drives (or users) or 1TB of file share content (including files, folders, versions, metadata, and permissions from file systems, file shares or Network Attached Storage (NAS)) into Microsoft's OneDrive for Business.

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