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by Brian Beeler

VMworld 2015 News and Announcements

VMworld 2015 takes place August 30th through September 3rd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A flurry or news and announcements will come from VMware and their over 240 exhibitors. To help keep you tuned in, we will link all of the coverage on this page. You may also follow the events as they unfold by following @BMBeeler and @TestLabNut on Twitter or keep an eye on the official hashtag #VMworld and the other VMworld social media channels and points of engagement

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Collaborates With Several Vendors Bringing Them HCI

Pivot3 has recently announced collaboration with a few vendors, bringing its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to vendors such as Dell, Amulet Hotkey, and Tracewell. Pivot3 is teaming with Dell to deliver HCI on PowerEdge FX2 servers, giving high performance on extremely dense form factors. With Amulet Hotkey, Pivot3 is bringing its HCI to Amulet Hotkey’s workstation clients. And Pivot3 and Tracewell will deliver purpose-built HCI solutions to military and defense customers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Controllers Enable Global Locking File System In VMware vCloud Air

Today Panzura announced that its Cloud Controllers are now available on VMware vCloud Air, transforming vCloud Air Object Storage into a globally distributed file system. Panzura states that this will enable vCloud Air to appear like it is just another room of the corporate datacenter. Panzura has undergone technical validation within the vCloud Air environment and is in the Elite tier of the vCloud Air ISV program and listed on the VMware Solution Exchange.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Debuts 115TB All-Flash Software-Defined Storage Solution

Super Micro Computer, Inc. is collaborating with Nexenta and HGST to develop a turnkey scale-up high performance unified block and file storage solution optimized for high performance data-centric environments. The new solution is a combination of Supermicro’s 2U Ultra SuperServer integrated with Nexenta’s NexentaStor and featuring SSDs from HGST (Ultrastar SSD800MH.B and Ultrastar SSD1600MM). This makes the second integration of NexentaStor in an all-flash array in the last two days, the first being with SanDisk.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk & Nexenta Partner To Deliver The First OpenSDS All-Flash Array

Today SanDisk Corporation and Nexenta announced that they are working together to release the industry’s first open software-defined storage (OpenSDS) All-Falsh Array (AFA) through a combination of SanDisk’s InfiniFlash IF100 system and Nexenta’s NexentaStor. This joint solution will provide data center customers a pre-tested, full-featured, cost-effective, high-performance system for addressing today’s increasing Big Data challenges.

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by Lyle Smith

Cumulus Networks Partners with VMware on VMware EVO SDDC

Cumulus Networks has announced that their Open Networking operating system, Cumulus Linux, will power new hyper-converged infrastructure solutions from Dell and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) based on VMware EVO SDDC. To date, more than 80 hardware provides, resellers, and distributors, (including Dell and HP) have partnered with Cumulus Networks to create networking solutions using Cumulus Linux or Cumulus RMP.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VSAN Beta

There have been a lot of announcements at VMworld this year. A major announcement was the upcoming release of VSAN 6.1, with its new features such as Stretched Cluster, Virtual SAN for ROBO, Replication with vSphere Replication, and so on. Another major announcement is a limited beta for future VSAN releases in order to test upcoming technology. The beta will be focused on two technologies: space efficiency and advanced data integrity.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces World's Highest Density Mobile Hard Drive Technology

Seagate Technology has announced that they have made a major advancement in areal density with a new hard disk that offers upwards of 2TB in capacity inside a slim 7mm package. Seagate indicates that the final product form will allow OEMs to design a new generation of extremely thin “elegant mobile products” with stylish, light-weight, fast, power-efficient and cost-effective builds.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces New Innovations For EUC

Today at VMworld 2015, VMware announced new End-User Computing (EUC) innovations. These announcements include a technology preview of VMware’s new “Project A2” to Accelerate Windows 10 Adoption, a new VMware Identity Manager Advanced Edition, and VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon 6.2 for Linux. These innovations will help companies bridge the gap between traditional workforce to a more mobile and user- and application-centric experience.

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by Adam Armstrong

NexentaConnect Selected For VMware Promotion

Today at VMworld 2015, Nexenta announced that it has partnered with VMware to offer an exclusive promotion for any validated customer of VMware Virtual SAN. Customers could receive exclusive promotion of NexentaConnect to achieve file services. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN can be used to add NFSv3, NFSv4, and SMB file services to VMware Virtual SAN deployments by utilizing storage in host servers.

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