by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates Its vRealize Cloud Management Platform

VMware Inc. announced major updates to its vRealize cloud management platform. These updates can improve software-defined data center (SDDC), cloud operations, and accelerate application, and infrastructure service delivery across hybrid clouds. The updates include VMware vRealize Operations 6.6, VMware vRealize Automation 7.3, vRealize Business for Cloud 7.3, vRealize Log Insight 4.5, and vRealize Network Insight 3.4. Along with these updates VMware is increasing its support for containers and configuration management solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Red Hat, Workspot, Druva, MapR, Cisco, Scality, Cloudistics, HPE, & Zerto

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Red Hat releases the latest version of its Ceph Storage. Workspot is now available in Azure Marketplace. Druva joins CSA. MapR creates Cloud-Scale Data Fabric. Cisco declares cash dividend. Scality releases RING7. Cloudistics announces new Cloud Computing Program. Zerto joins HPE Complete Program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Aruba Announces New Aruba 8400 Core Switch & ArubaOS-CX

At HPE Discover 2017, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company, announced a new enterprise core and aggregation switch, the Aruba 8400 Core Switch Series, and what it is calling the industry’s most advanced operating system, ArubaOS-CX. Both the switch series and the OS are an effort to improve what Aruba is referring to as today’s antiquated switching platforms. The new switch series and OS are also purpose-built for emerging mobile-cloud business applications and changing traffic patterns driven by IoT.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces The Machine User Group

Last year Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced its memory-driven computing architecture, The Machine. Last week the company revealed its first prototype 160TB of memory spread across 40 nodes. This week at HPE Discover, the company announced The Machine User Group. This user group will enable technologists, developers, and industry experts training and the ability to offer feedback.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Introduces SH2200 Ethernet Switch Module For HPE Synergy

Today at HPE Discover 2017 in Las Vegas, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced its Spectrum Ethernet switch ASIC will power the first Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Synergy Switch Module supporting native 25, 50, and 100 Gb/s Ethernet connectivity. The SH2200 switch module connects HPE Synergy with an Ethernet switch fabric that the companies state has unmatched performance and latency, which is ideal for cloud, financial services, telecommunications, and HPC. Mellanox states that the SH2200 can deliver up to 6.4Tbps of non-blocking throughput.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces Several IoT Innovations

This year at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it was expanding its Edgeline Converged Edge Systems to better tackle the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. HPE is expanding its current convergence with a new software product category called Software Defined OT. The first three solutions in this category are HPE Edgeline Services Platform, HPE Edgeline Data Aggregation App, and HPE Edgeline Address Translation App.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Aims To Grow Smart Cities

Today at HPE Discover 2017 in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) showcased its partnerships in creating and expanding smart cities. HPE is partnering with Tata Communications to convert the “Steel City” of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, India, to a smart city. HPE is also partnering with PwC (a long time global strategic alliance partner) to bring its Universal IoT Platform to support development, testing, and management initiatives of IoT applications in PwC’s Smart Cities Experience Center.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Updates Its Content Platform With The Promise Of Huge Storage Costs Savings

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced that it had made several updates to its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. The updates include a large increase in usable storage per cluster as well as updates to its cloud gateway, Hitachi Data Ingestor, and building off of recent updates to its file and sync, HCP Anywhere. When combined, the company states that the new updates, along with HCP abilities, can increase productivity and profitability while reducing costs and risks.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Releases New Solutions For Multi-Cloud Use

Building off of new alliances and partnerships the company has made with GoogleIBM, and Microsoft, Veritas Technologies today announced new solutions for multi-cloud environments. According to Veritas, the new solutions are designed to provide organizations unprecedented visibility into cloud-based data, bi-directional cloud migration for critical workloads and snapshot-based data protection optimized for multi-cloud environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Unveils Gen 10 ProLiant Servers

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled what it is referring to as the world’s most secure industry standard servers, the tenth generation ProLiant Servers. HPE is taking a different direction on security by building silicon-based security into its industry standard servers. HPE is also announcing advancements in software-defined infrastructure, which deliver new levels of agility and economic flexibility.

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