by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New HPC Solutions At SuperComputing 2016

Today at SuperComputing 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah Lenovo made a series of announcements including the completion of its second phase deployment at CINECA, a world class HPC research resource with the capabilities to become a leading artificial intelligence compute resource. With the HPC solutions, Lenovo is announcing its new Antilles GUI, and its new Distributed Storage Solution (DSS). Lenovo also announced a new high-density storage array, the D3284 JBOD.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces A Handful Of Hybrid Enhancements For SMB

This morning Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it was making enhancements to several of its solutions aimed at SMB. These solutions include HPE StoreEasy Storage, HPE ProLiant Easy Connect and HPE Flex Solutions. According to HPE, the enhancements announced today will help to deliver the flexibility to SMB to ensure they are able to maintain the right mix of hybrid IT elements.

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by Lyle Smith

Mellanox Unveils 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand Solutions

Mellanox has unveiled the ConnectX-6 adapters, touted as the world's first 200Gb/s data center interconnect solutions. Combined with quantum switches, LinkX cables and transceivers, these new adapters offer a complete 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand interconnect infrastructure designed for the next generation of high-performance computing, machine learning, big data, cloud, web 2.0 and storage platforms. Back in September, Mellanox announced that they reached 1.2Tb/s in data communication bandwidth on a high-performance Windows Server 2016 storage solution.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches ClusterStor 300N With Flash Acceleration

Today at Supercomputing 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Seagate Technology plc announced the latest addition to its family of scale-out storage systems for high-performance computing (HPC), ClusterStor 300N. The 300N features a flash cache accelerator and Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager. Seagate will be demonstrating its new ClusterStor 300N at booth #1209 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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by Adam Armstrong

Facebook Introduces Its 2nd Generation Modular Switch, Backpack

Facebook has announced the release of its second generation modular switch, Backpack. Replacing the previous switch, 6-pack, the new switch, along with the Wedge 100, is designed to help Facebook reach its goal of 100G data center. Backpack’s specification has been submitted to the Open Compute Project for review.

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by Lyle Smith

DDN Announces A Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution & Product Line Refreshes

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced a new multi-level security solution for Lustre designed to address HPC workflows in markets that require both HPC-level performance and increased security requirements. DDN indicates that their new Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution will certainly offer this level of performance as well as the scale, openness, and multi-level security required by HPC and Big Data enterprises.

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Backup Exec 16 Now Available

Veritas Technologies has announced a significant update to Backup Exec, the company’s unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Backup Exec 16 is designed to help businesses save valuable resources and assets as well as to help solve critical data protection challenges across cloud, virtual and physical systems. Veritas adds that organizations will be able to leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Latitude 15 5000 Series (E5570) Review

The Dell Latitude e5570 is the latest addition to the company’s line of business-class mobile notebooks. Feature-heavy and light-weight, the Dell laptop boasts a 15" scratch-resistant FHD touch screen with 6th Gen Intel Core i or Core i vPro with quad core processor options, an M.2 interface, and up to 16GB (2x8GB) of 2133MHz DDR4 Memory. Users also can choose from a range of mobile accessories to help promote efficient workflows for those who are most often on the go. Though not as powerful as the 7510, the business notebook will suit most general business-use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance HDD (10TB) Review

Seagate has been supplying customers will surveillance drives for 10 years now. As part of their newly announced Guardian Series, Seagate release a new surveillance drive, SkyHawk. The SkyHawk (named after a beast like the other Guardian Series) comes in capacity from 1TB up to 10TB. The drive has been optimized for either DVRs or NVRs and can support up to 64 HD cameras.

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by Guest Author

Dev / Test / Ops – Gain More Horsepower By Sharing Kubernetes

The containerization of development, testing and production operation’s workflows is revolutionizing IT management at all levels, whether for customer-facing or internal applications and services. Organizations gain development and time-to-deployment efficiencies by using microservice-based architectures built on containers and utilizing container orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes.

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