by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces Its 2Q17 Earnings

Today Cisco announced its second quarter earnings. As the trend of poor earning reports seems to be turning around, Cisco’s earnings aren’t fantastic but they are a far cry from some of the numbers we’ve seen in the last six months. Cisco also announced an increase in quarterly cash dividends. Cisco’s stock performance is up slightly from last quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Introduces New Freedom Product Line

Today Panzura introduced a new product line that enables organizations to tackle the growing unstructured data challenges through a combination of cloud storage economics and flash performance. This new Freedom product line consists of Freedom Archive, Freedom NAS, and Freedom Collaboration. As the name implies, this new product line can free companies from storing unstructured data on expensive NAS systems while enabling them to move, manage, and access that data in any cloud. 

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by Josh Linden

Dell EMC VxRail Overview

VxRail is part of Dell EMC's hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN. The VxRail family competes in a marketplace where other major vendors offer two paths to hyper-converged infrastructure: either vendor-specific systems or vSAN ready nodes. VxRail takes a third route, making it as straightforward as possible to deploy vSAN via dedicated appliance nodes with tight VMware integration, rigorous component testing and single-vendor support. Our aim in this portion of our vSAN coverage is to highlight the benefits of VxRail when it comes to deploying vSAN in an organization. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Partners With AWS To Deliver 360 Data Management

Today Veritas Technologies announced that it has formed a technology alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This new alliance will bring the capabilities of Veritas 360 Data Management to companies that are leveraging AWS. Veritas states that this will accelerate migration to the cloud as well as improve the management of applications and data across hybrid cloud environments. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Release DataPlatform VE & C2100 HC Node

Today Cohesity released two new products for remote and branch offices (ROBO): Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition (VE) and Cohesity C2100 Hyperconverged Node. Combined with Cohesity DataProtect, the new DataPlatform VE an integrated software-only backup solution that, as the name implies, deploys on virtual machines (VMs). DataPlatform VE provides what Cohesity calls the first integrated data protection solution that deploys from the edge to the data center to the cloud with a common feature-set and management interface.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Integrates With Fornetix For A New Federal Cybersecurity Deal

Today Seatgae Technology announced that its HDDs and SSDs that are designed to meet federal security standards would now be even more secure. Seagate’s secure drives will now be integrated with advanced encryption key management software and services from Fornetix, LLC. The newly integrated secure drives give the federal government more tools to help fend off external and internal cybersecurity threats. Seagate and Fornetix will demonstrate their product integrations at the RSA Conference 2017 in the Fornetix booth #S2743 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 13-17.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Unveils New 3PAR Innovations

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced what it is calling its most significant innovations to its 3PAR storage system to date. These new innovations include a new update to the HPE 3PAR Operating System, which should provide a futureproof foundation for Hybrid IT, a new Adaptive Data Reduction (ADR) for 3PAR, increasing DR over greater distances, and expanded copy management and automation capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates Horizon 7 & Introduces Horizon Cloud & Horizon Apps

VMware Inc. has made several updates and innovations to its VMware Horizon portfolio. Not only has Horizon been updated to 7.1, VMware is introducing Horizon Cloud, the next generation of virtual desktop and application cloud services from VMware, and Horizon Apps, a on-premises solution. VMware states that these new updates and innovations should drive down costs and complexity for those looking to deliver and manage VDI.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Releases HyperFlex 2.0

Cisco has released the latest version of its hyperconverged system, HyperFlex 2.0. This new update is all about maximizing performance of applications in the data center. Cisco is also announcing two new, all-flash nodes for HyperFlex, the HyperFlex 220c All Flash and HyperFlex 240c all flash nodes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kaminario Unveils Its 6th Gen K2

Today Kaminario announced the latest version (sixth generation or Gen6) of its all-flash array (AFA), K2. The company states that with this new array they will be able to deliver multi-petabyte scale storage with the performance one expects from AFA. The Gen6 K2 is powered by Kaminario’s VisionOS operating system, which in their words “optimizes best-of-breed commodity hardware resources.” The new K2 is designed to deliver applications on highly scalable private clouds or as-a-service infrastructures.

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