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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Releases Its Latest Version Of SteelCentral

Today Riverbed announced the latest version of its digital experience management (DEM) platform, SteelCentral. The latest version is all about helping to ensure that organizations digital services have the performance they need while optimizing the experience of users. Regardless of where the components of the service reside (on-premise, in the cloud or a hybrid of both), the latest version of SteelCentral will enhance customers’ ability to manage and troubleshoot the entire digital experience chain.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micro Focus Announces GA Of Its Service Management Automation-X

Today Micro Focus announced what it refers to as the industry’s first, container-based, multi-tenet, service management solution, Service Management Automation-X (SMA-X). The new solution is all about simplifying end user experience while at the same time driving down operation costs through the use of advanced analytics. SMA-X is available for deployment on premise virtualized, on bare metal, or on public cloud infrastructure.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QTS 4.3.4 Beta Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the release of QTS 4.3.4 Beta for ARM-based QNAP NAS devices. In this new update, QNAP devices featuring AnnapurnaLabs processors with as low as 1GB of RAM can support snapshots making system protection more accessible for entry-level models. Moreover, users can now set snapshot reservation space so they can ensure that it has adequate dedicated space for saving snapshots.

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by Adam Armstrong

ONTAP Select Is Now Available On The IBM Marketplace

Today NetApp announced that the software-only data management version of ONTAP, ONTAP Select, is now available on the IBM Marketplace. The availability of the software on IBM’s marketplace brings all of the benefits to a new set of customers. These customers can use their IBM hardware and the proven capabilities of ONTAP Select.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile Review

Dell EMC knows that the data center needs to be monitored and managed at all times. If a company’s IT resources are always in the office or remote connected through a notebook at home, they are covered. However, many companies have a limited amount of IT resources or they don’t have a computer nearby at all times. Enter Dell EMC’s OpenManage Mobile (OMM) app. The OMM app supports Android and iOS in conjunction with Quick Sync 2 the new 14G PowerEdge servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 6.2 Beta

Synology Inc. announced the beta of a major update to its operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2 Beta. Synology is also releasing several packages along with the new OS. The company is inviting its users to get actively involved in the Synology community to help in the development process.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Several Updates To Accelerate Data Fabric

Data Fabric is an integral part of NetApp, with over 300,000 systems and software deployments. Today the company announced that it is making some major upgrades and enhancements to its Data Fabric with new software releases including NetApp SolidFire Element, NetApp StorageGRID Webscale, NetApp ONTAP and OnCommand Insight. According to NetApp, these solutions are key elements to its Data Fabric and deliver consistent and integrated hybrid cloud data services to help customers to accelerate and protect data, reduce cost and easily build next generation architectures.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Aims To Unleash The Full Potential Of Data Fabric

Today NetApp announced its new AI-enabled virtual support assistant, Elio, and its new Active IQ cloud-based analytics. These new features are designed to deliver an insight-driven digital customer experience informed by its deep knowledge base, predictive analytics, proactive support, and cognitive computing. NetApp goes on to claim that these new solutions enable customers to gain the full potential of data fabric, both on premises and in the cloud, while being able to focus more or their core business and worry less about infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Introduces Intersight

Cisco has unveiled a new management and automation platform for Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco HyperFlex Systems, Cisco Intersight. Intersight aims to simplify data center operations by delivering systems management as-a-service (MaaS), alleviating the need to maintain islands of on-premise management infrastructure. Intersight will being using machine learning, analytics, and automation to deliver its system lifecycle management.

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by Lyle Smith

Micro Focus Announces Vertica 9

Micro Focus has announced Vertica 9, the newest release of its Vertica Analytics Platform. With a focus on simplifying the production and deployment of machine learning models, Vertica 9 adds a plethora of in-database Machine Learning capabilities, such as new algorithms, model replication, data preparation functions, and continuous end-to-end workflow. Vertica 9 will be deployable from the Google Marketplace for increased flexibility and will have further integration with Microsoft Azure including Power BI certification as well. Also announced is the beta release of Vertica in Eon Mode, giving organizations the ability to evaluate the separation of compute and storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments.  

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