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

ContainerX Announces GA Of Its New Platform

Today ContainerX announced the general availability of its new comprehensive, multi-tenant container container-as-a-service (CaaS) platform designed for enterprise IT admins. The company is announcing two paid versions one aimed at midmarkets and another aimed at larger enterprises. On top of that, ContainerX is also announcing a free version enabling companies to setup a CaaS environment in as little as minutes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces New Version Of vSTAC

Today Pivot3 announced its first joint product since its acquisition of NexGen, the latest version of vSTAC. According to Pivot3, this new version will take HCI past where it is currently being used (VDI, backup, DR, and ROBO) and bring it into the full spectrum of data center applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Scality S3 Server Now Generally Available

Hot on the heels of last week’s update to RING Version 6.0, Scality has announced the General Availability of its S3 Server software, an open source version of its S3 API. Scality S3 is packaged as a Docker container, which is designed for easy deployment on a single server. Scality indicates that it will allow developers to code the S3 API locally with the ability to extend the API as needed. The company adds that enterprises will be able to use the Scality S3 Server to accelerate time-to-market of cloud applications without having to make the decision of where the application will be deployed during production. Additionally, applications will be freely deployable on premises and on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Cloud without changing having to make any modifications to code.

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by Chris Thomas

Egnyte Launches Hybrid Data Governance Solution

With an update to its EFSS service, Egnyte Connect, Egnyte today launched a hybrid data governance solution for enterprise called Egnyte Protect. Comprised of four file services, Egnyte Protect offers customers a level of control over files shared over any content environment. The new host of services also allow users to fix user permissions and prevent critical files from getting lost in data migrations.

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by Lyle Smith

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 12 Announced

SolarWinds has announced version 12 of their flagship product, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). Highlighted by new NetPath and Network Insight features, SolarWinds NPM 12 marks the most significant update yet. As such, these two features not only give network administrators the hybrid IT visual insights and analysis needed for visibility into the performance of services across the networks they own, but also their service providers and cloud vendors as well. As a result, SolarWinds asserts IT professionals will now have application performance end-users expect and businesses need in today’s on-demand environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces RING 6.0

Today Scality announced a major update of its flagship object storage software, RING 6.0. According to Scality, RING 6.0 enables enterprise production deployments of S3-based applications, the first object storage that is S3 compatible with full Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management (IAM) support. Scality states that RING Version 6.0 has already been deployed and tested by beta customers, and is enterprise-ready now.

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by Lyle Smith

HPE and Docker Team to Power Distributed Applications Across Hybrid Infrastructure

Adding to the slate of Hewlett Packard Enterprise announcements today is a strategic alliance with Docker, which will cover sales, go-to-market, engineering, support, services and knowledge sharing. This collaborative effort will focus on helping customers to transform and modernize their datacenters so they can leverage a more agile development environment.

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by Chris Thomas

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces OneView 3.0

Amid a handful of announcements today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) also introduced an update to its OneView software, version 3.0. This update brings software-defined intelligence and integration with a unified API and HPE’s infrastructure software, including ProLiant, BladeSystem, StoreServ, and others.

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by Chris Thomas

SIOS Announces Enhancements to SIOS iQ Software

In a brief announcement, SIOS Technology Corp today announced an update to its SIOS iQ software. Specifically, the update to version 3.7 integrates the existing SIOS iQ analytics software with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor.

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by Guest Author

Going Cloud Native And Avoiding Turbulence

Welcome to the first in a series of four articles discussing the containerization and cloud native movement that is led by Docker, Google and a burgeoning ecosystem of traditional and new players.  In this series we venture to define and discuss this emerging and exciting space in an effort to help organizations better navigate it. While this first article will focus on defining “cloud native” and some related moving parts, in future articles we will explore the important layers and related challenges with networking, storage and container orchestration to give you a more complete view…but first let’s start at the beginning.

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