by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces New Thin Client Solutions

Today HP Inc. announced a few thin client solutions that designed to support companies as they transition their computing workloads to the cloud. HP is announcing a new Thin Client, the t630, an updated thin client operating system (OS), ThinPro 6, and the industry’s first zero client support for VMware Blast Extreme. HP claims that this trio of new Thin Client solutions will provide powerful and secure resources for end-users manipulating rich content in the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces New Capabilities For Its vSphere Integrated Containers

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced that it would be adding new capabilities to its VMware vSphere Integrated Containers. VMware states that these new capabilities will enable IT teams to provide a compatible Docker interface to their app teams, running on their existing vSphere infrastructure. The capabilities include a new container registry and management console.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces VMware Integrated OpenStack 3

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced the latest release of its OpenStack distribution, based off of the OpenStack Mitaka Release, VMware Integrated OpenStack 3. Today VMware is introducing new features, including support with VMware Cloud Foundation, that are designed to make deploying OpenStack clouds simpler and more cost-effective as well as allowing customers to use existing VMware vSphere workloads in an API-driven OpenStack cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Partners With OVH For Large-Scale Cloud Storage

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Scality announced that it has partnered with the world’s third-largest hosting and Internet infrastructure provider, OVH, to deliver a joint solution designed for large-scale storage needs. Scality will now be able to run its software on OVH servers, which the two companies state is ideal for Hosted Private Clouds environments. OVH customers will now be able to run Scality RING and build Petabyte-scale storage pools, giving them both efficient hosting and efficient storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung and VMware Partner for Software-defined Data Center Rack With NVMe SSD Caching

Samsung has partnered with VMware to develop the first fully-operational prototype of a VMware Cloud Foundation-based software-defined data center (SDDC) rack that uses NVMe SSDs. The new prototype will be demonstrated today at VMworld at the Samsung booth. The new VMware Cloud Foundation-based rack leverages six Dell R730XD servers, each configured with two Samsung PM1725 NVMe SSDs as the caching tier, and six Samsung PM863 SSDs as the capacity tier. Samsung indicates that this solution spans successful imaging and bring-up of the integrated system rack, creation of a workload domain, and deployment of applications within the workload-domain-hosted VMware vSphere cluster.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Releases IntelliFlash Cloud Platform

Today at VMworld 2016, Tegile Systems announced the release of its all-flash rack-scale platform, IntelliFlash Cloud Platform (CP). Designed for Fortune 1000 enterprise companies, IntelliFlash CP is claimed as being able to deliver the cost savings of cloud architectures while also providing the reliability and control of on-premise storage solutions. IntelliFlash CP offers scale out functionality with multi-controller clusters and offers optimal performance by leveraging Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe).

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by Adam Armstrong

Zerto Announces Virtual Replication 5.0

Today at VMworld 2016, Zerto introduced its enterprise-class disaster recovery to Microsoft Azure, Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0. Zerto states this new technology can help companies that wish to use Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform for BC/DR. Version 5.0 also includes the first hypervisor-based “one-to-many” replication for protection of multiple workloads across different data center sites, 30-day journaling, and a new mobile app.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Announces Driver Support For ConnectX-4 & RoCE For vSphere

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced that it now has software driver support for ConnectX-4 Ethernet and RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) on VMware vSphere. According to Mellanox, this will be the first time that virtualized enterprise applications will be able to realize the same industry-leading performance and efficiency as non-virtualized environments. This new software delivers new capabilities including increased Ethernet network speeds at 25/50 and 100 Gb/s, virtualized application communication over RoCE, and advanced network virtualization and SDN (Software Defined Networking) acceleration support.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Cross-Cloud Architecture

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, VMware introduced its new architecture that extends its hybrid cloud strategy, VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture. Along with this, VMware is also announcing new private and public cloud offerings helping customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment. These new offerings include VMware’s new unified software-defined data center (SDDC) platform, VMware Cloud Foundation, new DR offerings purpose built for vCloud Air Network partners, VMware vCloud Availability, and a new release of VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Mangstor NX6325 NVMf Array Review

The Mangstor NX6325 NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMf) shared storage array offers up to 21.6TB of flash storage in an HP DL380 2U server. Like the NX6320 we reviewed earlier this year, the NX6325 aggregates Mangstor's add-in card (AIC) NVMe drives and shares them out over the network. This enables latency sensitive applications to take advantage of all the great benefits of NVMe storage, without needing to have an AIC inside every server. When paired with the Mellanox SN2700 100GbE switch and ConnectX4 (Ethernet or InfiniBand), the NX6325 has impressive capabilities, offering up reported read performance of 12GB/s and writes of 9GB/s out of a single array. 

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