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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Expands SDS Portfolio Leaning Toward Analytics

Today IBM announced that it is expanding its software-defined infrastructure solutions portfolio. This portfolio will now have cognitive features that will improve computing resource management, which in turn will provide faster results from data-driven applications and analytics. IBM is naming this new intelligent resource and workload management software IBM Spectrum Computing.

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by Adam Armstrong

STEALTHbits Releases Stand-Alone File Activity Monitor

STEALTHbits Technologies Inc. announced the release of its stand-alone File Activity Monitoring utility. This utility is designed to provide users with straightforward file access recording and data retrieval. The new monitoring product can record access and change activities for data stored on Windows, NetApp, EMC, and Hitachi File Systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces First-Ever Storage Provisioning Framework For Container Platforms

Today EMC Corporation announced its vendor and platform-agnostic storage orchestration, model and API, libStorage. EMC is calling libStorage the first open source technology of its kind. EMC claims that it will provide providing universal and portable storage capabilities for container and application platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum & Komprise Announce First Scale-Out Data Management Service

Today both Quantum Corp. and Komprise, Inc. announced their new joint solution enabling companies to cope with exponential data growth within tight budgets by integrating archive storage into their active workflow. In order to achieve this integration the two companies are combining Komprise Data Management software and service with Quantum Lattus object storage or Artico active archive solutions. This combination is said to deliver scalable capacity, moving data without disrupting users or applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9

Today NetApp announced the release of its latest operating system, ONTAP 9. NetApp claims that the latest updated OS will be a major advancement in data management combining higher simplicity and flexibility with new capabilities. It has been a bit since the last major update of ONTAP, and NetApp states the latest software will allow integration of both traditional, current, and emerging technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces Unik Open Source Tool

At the Cloud Foundry Summit, EMC Corporation announced a new open source tool that enables developers to deploy applications to the cloud and IoT devices more securely and efficiently, by compiling application sources into unikernels, Unik (pronounced like unique). EMC is releasing Unik as an open source project with the hopes of helping bring customers closer to cloud native application platforms through the choice of running applications with containers or unikernels.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Broadest Set Of VDI Solutions

Today at Citrix Synergy, Dell Cloud Client-computing announced new thin clients as well as new and updated software solutions, making what Dell is claiming to be the broadest portfolio for virtual workspace solutions. Dell is introducing two new highly secure thin clients the Wyse 7040 and the Wyse 3030 LT. The Wyse 3030 LT is based off of the ultra-secure Dell Wyse ThinOS or new Wyse ThinLinux technology. Along with the debut of Wyse ThinLinux, Dell is upgrading both its thin client OS, ThinOS 8.3, and its thin client management software, Wyse Device Manager 5.7. Dell will be showcasing these new solutions, as well as others, at booth #610 at Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces Zero-Day Malware Prevention for Thin Clients & VDI

This week Dell Cloud Client-Computing announced two new security solutions, the Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for Windows-based thin clients and Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise. These new solutions are designed to provide organizations with advanced threat prevention that spans from the endpoints to the data center for Windows-based thin clients and virtual desktops. Building off of its Dell Data Protection portfolio, Dell is taking it security to the thin client and VMs in an effort to stop security threats at the end point.

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by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Comes Out Of Stealth With Composable Infrastructure & $15 Million In Funding

Today DriveScale came out of stealth to announce its new architecture that aims to transform standard rack scale deployments into flexible, composable infrastructure that can handle Hadoop deployments of any size along with other modern application workloads. This architecture was something that was only previously found in webscale organizations. DriveScale is also announcing that is was able to secure $15 million in series A funding from investors such as Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Foxconn’s Ingrasys.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces SCOS 7

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest version of its Storage Center Operating System (SCOS), version 7. Dell states that SCOS 7 is the results of 3 years of effort aimed around redefining the economics of enterprise storage as well as embracing and helping to accelerate the shift to flash-based architectures. Dell goes on to claim that SCOS 7 will provide unprecedented efficiency, enhanced data center flexibility, precision storage control, and a single Dell storage ecosystem.

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