by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC PowerEdge T640 Tower Server Released

Announced in May and then launched in July, the fourteenth generation (14G) of Dell EMC’s PowerEdge servers were completely redesigned with a focus on scalability, automation, and integrated security while providing the agility, flexibility, and efficiency companies need through their digital transformations. All of the servers announced were rackmount models aimed at the midrange and up. Recently the company announced yet another 14G PowerEdge server, this time in a tower form factor, the 14G PowerEdge T640.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Introduces Its IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration

Taking a page out of Amazon's playbook, today IBM introduced its large-capacity portable storage device to aid in cloud migration, IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration. IBM's new device gives customers a quick and cost-effective way to move the data to the cloud, thus speeding their digital transformation. To top it all off, the IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration offers up to 20% more capacity compared to competing products.

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by Brian Beeler

HPE Cloudline CL3150 Launched

Last month HPE quietly launched their latest Cloudline server, the CL3150 G4, and this month they're due to start shipping. The Cloudline CL3150 is designed for speed, leveraging a unique configuration to hit its performance targets. The CL3150 uses a 1U chassis that is paired with an AMD EPYC CPU and an astonishing 24 NVMe SSDs (or 22 NMVe SSDs and 2 SATA SSDs). The EPYC CPU offers 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes which is fundamental to unleashing the potential of the NVMe SSDs, along with eight DDR4 DIMM slots. On the networking side, the server offers support for an OCP Mezzanine, 10/25/50GbE card options, 100GbE PCIe add-in card. The CL3150 is part of the larger HPE Cloudline family which is based on open design principles that deliver reduced cost, while still offering HPE's support and engineering experience. 

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold 12TB Model Now Available

Western Digital has announced the expansion of its WD Gold hard drive family with a new massive 12TB model. Designed to address demanding enterprise workloads, the 12TB WD Gold will provide a significant increase in storage density for a range of enterprise and cloud storage applications.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware Announces Major Updates to its Cloud Provider Program

VMware has announced updates to its Cloud Provider Program today at VMworld 2017 in Barcelona; including the new VMware Cloud Provider Platform, which offers rapid deployment and scale up an environment to build value-added differentiated services; advancements to its cloud management platform to help customers deploy, operate and manage IT infrastructure and application services across a multi-cloud landscape; and the newest release of vSphere Integrated Containers v1.2, delivering new capabilities including provisioning native Docker Container Hosts.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC DSS 9000 Rack Scale Infrastructure Announced

Dell EMC has announced the DSS 9000, an open and agile rack scale infrastructure designed to aid carriers and service providers in accelerating the adoption of software-defined data centers and cloud computing initiatives. The DSS 9000 offers organizations compute, storage, networking, power, cooling and open management in a pre-integrated rack with up to 96 nodes--as well as various Intel Xeon processors--to allow for unique builds based on customer needs. Dell EMC claims also that the DSS 9000 will promote a future of composable infrastructure, provisioning and managing at the rack level--and across the entire infrastructure--with a single interface.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Container Storage Interface Support for REX-Ray v0.10

Dell Technologies has announced that the newest version of its REX-Ray technology, the company’s open source container orchestration engine created by open source organization {code}, has marked a new breakthrough: version 0.10 offers the first-ever plugins enabled by the Container Storage Interface (CSI) that implement a pre-release of the CSI 0.1 specification. Dell indicates this means major cloud providers and software-based platforms are now immediately interoperable through CSI. Dell adds that REX-Ray is the first CSI plugin implementation acting as an early validation of the CSI specification, which will likely aid in mainstream industry adoption and container orchestrator implementations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Releases Atlas, Its Intelligent Cloud Hardware Platform

At Huawei Connect 2017, the company released its new-generation intelligent cloud hardware platform, Atlas. Atlas follows along with several other key cloud products announced at the event. Along with new cloud products, Huawei is heavily investing in a strategy that will aide companies that are currently in the process of their own digital transformation.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mesosphere Launches Kubernetes Beta On DC/OS 1.10

Today Mesosphere launched a beta of Kubernetes on its DC/OS. This beta will provide customers with a platform for running both stateless and stateful services with a common set of security, maintenance, and management tools. The company is also releasing the latest version of DC/OS, version 1.10. This version adds capabilities making it more secure, resilient, and a high-performance platform to power containerized applications and data services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Debuts Its Enterprise Intelligence Solution

At Huawei Connect 2017 in Shanghai, Huawei unveiled its new solution for enterprise markets, the Enterprise Intelligence (EI) solution. EI will consists of three types of intelligent cloud services as well as a heterogeneous computing platform. The main thrust behind EI is moving past the digital transformation and begin gaining value from it.

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