by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Announces GA Of Private Cloud Powered By VMware

Today Rackspace announced that its Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware in generally available. Aside from being generally available today, the company is also announcing that the solution will now be built on VMware Cloud Foundation. This new solution can aide customers as they move to the cloud by now enabling them to use the newest VMware capabilities. It will also enable full software defined data center capabilities such as compute, storage, and networking spanning private and public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Launches All-NVMe N-Series Of Storage

Today Tegile Systems announced that it had launched its new all-NVMe storage, the IntelliFlash N-Series. Tegile is calling its N-Series, the first unified All-NVMe array on the market that delivers full enterprise functionality, including robust data management capabilities. Leveraging the performance of NVMe, these new arrays should be able to exponentially accelerate enterprise applications by incorporating the latest generation of solid-state media with NVMe technology into Tegile’s portfolio of IntelliFlash storage systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: HPE, StarTech, ClearSky Data, Apposite, Panzura, Unitrends, Nutanix, Cisco, & VMware

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. HPE helps SpaceX launch a supercomputer into space. StarTech releases U.2 to PCIe adaptor. ClearSky Data partners with major cloud vendors. Apposite releases high-density 10Gbps emulator. Panzura releases mobile client for Freedom line. Unitrends and Nutanix announce product integrations. Zensar enters partnership with Cisco around CloudCenter. VMware releases vSAN 6.6.1 upgrade guide.

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by Lyle Smith

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 4360X Review

The ReadyNAS 4360X is a 10 Gigabit (copper) 60-bay 4U Rackmount NAS designed for SMBs that have massive storage needs and uses cases such as backup, large capacity file servers, collaboration and virtualization environments. Powered by an Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor, the 4360X supports up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and comes equipped with two USB3.0 ports, four Gigabit LAN ports and dual internal 700W power supply units.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 1Q18 Earnings

NetApp Inc. announced its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of its 2018. The overall numbers were good though a bit lower than last quarter. The company’s stock slipped a bit the day following the earnings report and, though it had gone up in the quarter, is mainly where it begun at the beginning of the quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces Its DMaaS Cloud Platform

Today Druva announced what it is calling the industry’s first Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) solution, the Druva Cloud Platform. The new platform will deliver a unified control plane for data management services across endpoint, server, and cloud application data. Druva states that its new platform is able to reduce both risks and costs (more than 60%) through centralizing the visibility and control of the data.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software

Today NVIDIA announced new virtualization software capabilities that turn Tesla GPU-accelerated servers into powerful workstations, Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Software (vDWS). This new software aims to deliver organizations with the resources needed for demanding enterprise-wide virtual workspaces. NVIDIA is also announcing improvements to its NVIDIA GRID vPC for mobile workstations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 4Q17 & Fiscal Year Earnings

Today Cisco announced its fourth quarter and fiscal year earnings for 2017. The stock saw a sharp drop in after hours trading and is still running under where it was last quarter. While the overall numbers were better than expected, the company reported that sales were down year-over-year, which most likely started the selloff.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Introduces Split Provisioning For DVX

Today Datrium introduced what it is calling a fundamentally new and different method of scaling converged infrastructure for private clouds, DVX 3.0 with Split Provisioning. This new software will enable the server-powered converged infrastructure system to fully separate scaling of host storage speed and persistent capacity. This will match resources to the changing requirements. Datrium intends to demonstrate its DVX platform with Split Provisioning at the VMWorld conference in Las Vegas, Aug. 27-31, booth #618.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Backup Can Now Be Replicated To AWS

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Backup can now replicate data securely and efficiently to AWS. This works for data that resides on either physical or virtual backup appliance. This gives customers more flexibility in their choice of replication targets and is especially beneficial to customers of both Barracuda and Amazon.

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