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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & Pivotal Launch Container Service For The Enterprise

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware, Inc. and Pivotal Software, Inc., in collaboration with Google Cloud, introduced a new product that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver production-ready Kubernetes on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Pivotal Container Service (PKS). PKS will ship as a standalone product that can integrate with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and VMware's software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure as well as having constant compatibility to Google Container Engine (GKE).

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Updates & Enhances Its Management Product Portfolio

Today SolarWinds announced that it has made significant updates and enhancements to its SolarWinds Orion Platform and its systems management product portfolio. The enhanced products in the portfolio include SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor, and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor. The goal of these updates and enhancements is to enable IT professionals to better manage application-centric performance across hybrid IT infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software

Today NVIDIA announced new virtualization software capabilities that turn Tesla GPU-accelerated servers into powerful workstations, Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (vDWS). This new software aims to deliver organizations with the resources needed for demanding enterprise-wide virtual workspaces. NVIDIA is also announcing improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC for mobile workstations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases Zenko A Multi-Cloud Controller

Today Scality announced the release of its new open source, Multi-Cloud Data Controller, Zenko. Zenko is open source and free to use, extend, and embed into developer applications. Zenko will provide a unified interface across clouds, allowing any cloud to be accessed with the same API and access layer.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Announces New Cloud Offerings

Today at the .NEXT Conference 2017, Nutanix made several announcements around its Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS. The company is announcing that the OS will be delivered as a full software stack with new multi-cloud capabilities in Nutanix Calm and a new cloud service called Nutanix Xi Cloud Services. This approach will enable customers to use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Software throughout their multi-cloud deployments including on-premises with platforms from IBM, Dell EMC, Lenovo, Cisco and HPE, in the cloud via AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure, or natively with Nutanix Xi Cloud Services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Updates SteelCentral

Today Riverbed Technologies announced the latest version of SteelCentral, its integrated Digital Experience Management solution. Riverbed states that the latest updates to SteelCentral will help companies to measure and troubleshoot all parts of the digital experience, from the user’s experience on the device to the back-end network, infrastructure, cloud and application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases The Latest Version of Load DynamiX TDE

Today Virtual Instruments announced the latest version of its Load DynamiX Test Development Environment (TDE), version 5.6. The company also announced new Load Generation Appliances that include new 32Gb Fibre Channel Series Appliances and new 40Gb Ethernet Series Appliances. With theses newly announced updates, Virtual Instruments is calling its Load DynamiX platform, “the industry’s most comprehensive solution for workload modeling, testing, validation and performance analysis for enterprise storage deployments.”

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Aims To Grow Smart Cities

Today at HPE Discover 2017 in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) showcased its partnerships in creating and expanding smart cities. HPE is partnering with Tata Communications to convert the “Steel City” of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, India, to a smart city. HPE is also partnering with PwC (a long time global strategic alliance partner) to bring its Universal IoT Platform to support development, testing, and management initiatives of IoT applications in PwC’s Smart Cities Experience Center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Citrix Announces New Unified, Secure Digital Workspaces At Synergy 2017

Today at Citrix Synergy 2017 in Orlando, Florida, Citrix Systems announced innovations that will help businesses to secure the expanding digital workspace. The innovations announced will help organizations to drive transformational performance and greater employee engagement. The new workspace offerings will also enable customers to rethink work, both the where and the how, as well as what “things” are connected and actively involved.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Thin Client Conversion Suite Announced

At Citrix Synergy 2017, HP has unveiled the new HP Thin Client Conversion Suite, software designed to accelerate the transition from traditional local computing strategies to a new VDI or other cloud-centric solutions.  HP’s new software suite repurposes older PCs into thin client solutions that support a range of backend systems. It also does this while maintaining the existing operating system, which helps to reduce risk and lower costs for training and hardware.

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