by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces New & Expanded Cloud Services

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced several new and expanded cloud products and services that are part of its VMware Cloud. This new offerings include VMware Cloud on AWS, new Cloud Services that enable end-to-end visibility into cloud usage, costs, and networks, VMware Cloud Provider services and partner offerings, expanded VMware NSX support of networking and security for clouds and cloud-native apps, and VMware Cloud Provider innovations including VMware vCloud Director 9.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces ThinkAgile VX Powered By VMware vSAN

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced its preconfigured hyper-converged infrastructure solution engineered to provide businesses of all sizes with simplified management and greater efficiency, the ThinkAgile VX Series, powered by VMware vSAN. The VX Series expands on the ThinkAgile series announced earlier this year. As the name implies, ThinkAgile enables customers to be agile as they adapt to modern IT infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Several Solution Advancements Surrounding VMware

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced several advancements in both its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and hybrid cloud platforms portfolio with a special eye on how it will benefit VMware customers. The two companies share a unique relationship that is not only mutually beneficial; it is good for both companies customers as well. Dell EMC is announcing new advancements in its turnkey VxRail Appliances and VxRack SDDC Systems, its Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud turnkey platforms, new VMware Ready Systems, and that its HCI infrastructure will adopt PowerEdge 14th generation servers with availability first on Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces AppDefense Security For Virtualized & Cloud Environments

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. introduced VMware AppDefense, what it is calling a breakthrough solution for securing applications running on virtualized or cloud environments. The new solution monitors running applications against their intended state by leveraging virtual infrastructure. In doings so, AppDefense is able to detect and automatically respond to outside attacks against those applications it is monitoring.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & AWS Announce Availability Of VMware Cloud on AWS

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las vegas, VMware, Inc. and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the initial availability of VMware Cloud on AWS. First announced last year, VMware Cloud on AWS combines the two companies services to allows customer to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to AWS services. Now the service will be available in AWS West Region and spread to other regions throughout the world in 2018.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases Next-Generation Thin Clients

Today HP announced two new next-generation thin clients that aim to deliver PC-like performance and the security, the t530 Thin Client and the mt21 Mobile Thin Client. Coming with all new designs, the Thin Clients are ideal for several use cases in a range of markets. The t530 and mt21 can deliver the needed compute processing and graphics capabilities for cloud computing. Both of the new Thin Clients will be showcased at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Several New Updates At VMworld 2017

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced several new updates to its products. These new releases include VMware Integrated OpenStack and VMware vRealize Network Insight aimed at modernizing data centers and increasing networking and security. The company is updating its popular vSAN HCI solution with new HCI kits to speed deployment and expanding vSAN reach well beyond the data center. VMware is also introducing a new vSphere Scale-Out Edition that will tackle Big Data and HPC workloads.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS AF250 Review

The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS AF250 is the company's latest all-flash array designed to meet the needs of the midmarket. The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS AF line encompasses the company’s all-flash storage systems that they market as incredibly fast and flexible, being made for next-generation data centers. The ETERNUS AF250 is the smaller entry-level array for enterprises that are looking for the benefits of all-flash for mission-critical workloads and applications that need the performance boost. The AF250 is designed to be a cost effective array for Tier0 and Tier1 applications in small- to mid-sized enterprises.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: ioFABRIC, SwiftStack, Cisco, Druva, Actifio, IBM, & Synology

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. ioFABRIC releases Vicinity 3.0. SwiftStack Hybrid Cloud Software is validated on Cisco UCS S3260. Druva raises another $80 million in funding. Actifio joins Ready for IBM Storage Program. Synology releases Surveillance Station 8.1.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Unified Storage Appliance Powered by Nexenta and Supermicro Review

Nexenta and Supermicro have teamed together to deliver what they're calling the Unified Storage Appliance. The appliance leverages Nexenta's NexentaStor 5.0 software to deliver block-and-file storage and NexentaFusion for storage management and analytics combined with Supermicro's hardware and sales/support infrastructure. The combination brings together a software-defined solution that's already tested and validated on the Supermicro hardware and is orderable from Supermicro as a pre-loaded and pre-configured complete solution. The Unified Storage Appliance comes in five configurations depending on customer need, ranging from a capacity-centric 4U 3.5" hard drive version that can support flash cache, to a 2U 24-bay all-flash configuration that's rated up to 180,000 mixed 8KB IOPS. Each main unit can also support two expansion JBODs for additional capacity. Because Nexenta is the underlying software, the solution is full of enterprise data services like replication, in-line data reduction and space optimized snapshots/clones. Included with the appliance is a next-day 3-year service program (4-hour response optional) and Supermicro offers remote installation service to help customers get off to a good start. 

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