by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Announces Inside 2.0 Turning AFAs & HCIs Into Hybrid Cloud NAS

At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Panzura announced the second generation of its Panzura Inside program. The latest version of Inside features the new Panzura Freedom 7 VM with ten times the performance and scale, tested with leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems and all-flash arrays (AFA). Also included will be the Panzura Inside Starter Bundle that, according to the company, can be downloaded and deployed in minutes with existing HCI and AFA systems, turning local flash storage into unlimited, high-performance cloud storage for unstructured data.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet Now Available

Dell has announced the availability of the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet, a versatile mobile device designed for the jobs in harsh environments such as military, public safety, industrial and energy sectors. The Latitude 7212 is backed by Dell’s global support and supply chain services and has been engineered to be lighter and more powerful than previous generations. Dell states that it has also improved performance and more battery life, the latter which delivers up to 19 hours of use with dual, hot-swappable batteries.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD To Acquire Tegile

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Tegile Systems will be acquired by Western Digital. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close the week of Sept. 4, 2017, upon satisfaction of certain closing conditions as set forth in the definitive agreement between the parties. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils Industry-First Unified End User Experience, Management & Security Solution

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced that it would make its VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch into the industry's first unified end user experience, management and security solution for all endpoint platforms through new innovations. The company goes on to state that Workspace ONE will enable unified endpoint management (UEM) and unify the end user experience across all endpoint platforms including Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android. One further step in integration is Workspace ONE unique ability to integrate APIs from other endpoint platform providers, meaning it always can stay up to date.

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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

Dell EMC Expands Its VDI Complete Solutions Powered By VMware Horizon

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced that it intended to make it easier for companies to plan, deploy, and run desktop and application virtualization within their IT environments through the expansion of Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions, powered by VMware Horizon. The expansion of this program will now include options with Horizon Apps as well as NVIDIA Tesla M10 and M60 GPU graphics accelerators. Dell EMC is also announcing a new Thin Client today, the Latitude 5280 mobile thin client.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announcing First Composable Platform For VMware Cloud Foundation

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced what it is calling the industry’s first composable platform for VMware Cloud Foundation, based on HPE Synergy. HPE points to several benefits of this platform including single-click deployment of traditional and private cloud workloads, the ability to deploy infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and private clouds in minutes, and lower the costs of VMs compared to public clouds and traditional server racks.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces New & Expanded Cloud Services

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced several new and expanded cloud products and services that are part of its VMware Cloud. This new offerings include VMware Cloud on AWS, new Cloud Services that enable end-to-end visibility into cloud usage, costs, and networks, VMware Cloud Provider services and partner offerings, expanded VMware NSX support of networking and security for clouds and cloud-native apps, and VMware Cloud Provider innovations including VMware vCloud Director 9.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces ThinkAgile VX Powered By VMware vSAN

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced its preconfigured hyper-converged infrastructure solution engineered to provide businesses of all sizes with simplified management and greater efficiency, the ThinkAgile VX Series, powered by VMware vSAN. The VX Series expands on the ThinkAgile series announced earlier this year. As the name implies, ThinkAgile enables customers to be agile as they adapt to modern IT infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Several Solution Advancements Surrounding VMware

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced several advancements in both its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and hybrid cloud platforms portfolio with a special eye on how it will benefit VMware customers. The two companies share a unique relationship that is not only mutually beneficial; it is good for both companies customers as well. Dell EMC is announcing new advancements in its turnkey VxRail Appliances and VxRack SDDC Systems, its Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud turnkey platforms, new VMware Ready Systems, and that its HCI infrastructure will adopt PowerEdge 14th generation servers with availability first on Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes.

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