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

Google Cloud Platform Announces New Analytics Tools

Google Cloud Platform has been introducing and working on big data and analytics products and services for some time now. The industry as a whole is seeing the promise in these products and services. Today at Google’s GCP NEXT event, they announced new innovations, products, and services surrounding data management and analytics capabilities. These new products and innovations center around machine learning, big data and analytics, and open source.

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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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