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

InterModal Data Introduces Disaggregated Data Storage Software Solution

Today InterModal Data unveiled its disaggregated data storage software solution, the InterModal Data solution. The solution is built to deliver scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness achieved by companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The solution is system software that is able to disaggregate commodity hardware architecture, similar to HPE’s composable infrastructure. In other words, this solution will enable much more efficient usage of resources, which in turn can reduce the amount of hardware needed and the costs associated with them.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Announces Commvault IntelliSnap For NetApp

Today Commvault announced a new array-based snapshot management solution, Commvault IntelliSnap for NetApp. This new solution will be offered as a replacement for NetApp SnapProtect. Commvault states that the new solution will accelerate and simplifies data protection and recovery for NetApp customers while enabling them to expand to the full range of Commvault’s data protection solutions.

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by Lyle Smith

Quantum StorNext 5.3 Announced

Quantum has announced StorNext 5.3, the latest version of the company’s scale-out storage platform comprised of a wide range of advanced data management capabilities optimized for demanding workflows. Not only does it power Quantum’s new Xcellis high-performance workflow storage solution, Artico NAS archive appliance, and the company’s new Q-Cloud Vault service, version 5.3 also incorporates end-to-end encryption for all Q-Cloud offerings. As a result, StorNext users leverage the secure, low-cost public cloud storage for long-term retention and protection of their data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Permabit Releases Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer 5.2

Today Permabit Technology Corporation released the latest version of Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO), version 5.2. The latest release will deliver increased efficiency and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 support.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS EC2 Dedicated Hosts Now Available

Amazon Web Services has announced that is Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) now has dedicated hosts. Amazon announced last month that this feature would be coming to AWS soon. With EC2 Dedicated Hosts users will be able to control the mapping of their EC2 instances to the underlying physical servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Is Increasing Speed Of Its Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform customers rely on Google’s global network for their service. With the modern media-rich and web applications customers need great network performance. Google has made several announcements around improving network performance including the general availability of HTTPS Load Balancing, a software-defined network virtualization stack, Andromeda, and the introduction of Cloud Router and Subnetworks.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Introduces Custom Machines Types For Its Cloud Platform

Today Google Cloud Platform announced Custom Machines Types. With this new feature users that run their applications in the cloud no longer have to over buy VMs that are sold in pre-packed numbers, typically in twos. Instead users will be able to build the VM in the shapes (vCPU and memory) they need for their given workload.

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by Adam Armstrong

Ravello Enables Nutanix Community Edition On-Demand On AWS & Google Cloud

Today Ravello Systems announced that it would enable broad access to Nutanix Community Edition through fully automated and customizable deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud. Ravello is using its nested virtualization and software-defined networking technology for rapid design and testing in the public cloud allowing users to bypass the costs that are involved in attaining hardware and ensuring compatibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Photon Controller Is Now Available As Open Source Software

Today at DockerCon Europe 2015, VMware Inc. announced that its Photon Controller, one of the components of its Photon Platform, is now available as an open source project. First announced at VMworld, the Photon Platform is a purpose-built solution designed to meet this emerging need and features in order to run cloud-native applications at scale. The Photon Platform currently features two technologies, the Photon Machine and the Photon Controller.

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by Adam Armstrong

ContainerX Releases Beta Of Its New Platform

Today at DockerCon Europe 2015, ContainerX launched the beta of its new comprehensive, multi-tenant container platform designed for enterprise IT admins. This new platform provides a single pane of glass for all containers allowing support for Linux and Windows, bare metal and virtual machines, private and public cloud environments.

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