by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: HP, AIC, WekaIO, Kaminario, Cray, Toshiba, Cavium, & Twistlock

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. HP extends its zero client portfolio with t310. AIC supports Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. WekaIO comes out of stealth. Kaminario supports Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. Cray adds Intel Scalable CPUs to its supercomputers. Toshiba produces first 3D flash memory with TSV. Cavium releases FastLinQ 4100 for Dell EMC 14G servers. Twistlock releases Twistlock 2.1.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Launches X11 Server Family Support Intel Scalable CPUs

This week Super Micro Computer, Inc. released a comprehensive line of new server and storage solutions featuring Intel Xeon Scalable processor family, the X11 family. The new family also comes with strong support for NVMe storage and 100G/25G Ethernet. Supermicro is claiming a 1.6x average performance increase across multiple workloads along with over 16 million IOPS in throughput.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Software Releases Its New ABR Suite

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software announced the latest version of its Adaptive Backup and Recovery (ABR) Suite. Combining HPE Data Protector, HPE Backup Navigator, and HPE Storage Optimizer, the new ABR Suite aims to deliver a centralized, integrated and streamlined approach to backup and recovery that reduces complexity and automates processes. The ABR has added features such as a more intuitive UI, enhanced always-on security capabilities including rest APIs, and advanced automation, all of which can help customers to secure their digital environments, lower costs, and reduce downtime.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Launches Its 14G PowerEdge Servers

Announced back in May, Dell EMC’s new PowerEdge Servers, the fourteenth generation, came with few details. As promised Dell EMC is now revealing more information as they become available today. The new line of servers include all new Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420, Dell EMC PowerEdge R640, Dell EMC PowerEdge R740, Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd, Dell EMC PowerEdge R940, and an updated iDRAC.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Introduces UCS M5

Today Cisco expanded on its popular Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) with the introduction of its M5 generation. M5 will extend Cisco’s total-system approach to computing. The newest generation of UCS will continue to build on the company’s vision to deliver pervasive simplicity, uncompromised application performance, and strategic, future-proof IT.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases Zenko A Multi-Cloud Controller

Today Scality announced the release of its new open source, Multi-Cloud Data Controller, Zenko. Zenko is open source and free to use, extend, and embed into developer applications. Zenko will provide a unified interface across clouds, allowing any cloud to be accessed with the same API and access layer.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arcserve Acquires Zetta

Today Arcserve, LLC announced that it had acquired Zetta, a leader in cloud-first disaster recovery (DR) solutions and data center IP. This marks the second major acquisition for Arcserve in recent history, the other being the acquisition of the email archiving technology, FastArchiver. With this latest acquisition (whose terms were not disclosed), Arcserve is unveiling its disaster avoidance roadmap to the first, affordable near-zero data loss disaster recovery across cloud, virtual and physical infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Release Several New VDI Solutions

Today Dell EMC introduced several new desktop virtualization solutions aimed at making it easier for customers to deploy, configure, and manage their VDI environments. The solutions announced today include a new VDI appliance, Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI, a new mobile thin client based on Windows 10 IOTE, the Latitude 3480, as well as new software. The new software includes the latest version of ThinOS, version 8.4 with support for VMware Blast Extreme Protocol, and the new Wyse Management Suite software, a flexible solution that lets organizations centrally configure, monitor, manage and optimize their Wyse thin clients.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Primary Data, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, DataCore, WD, Toshiba, Excelero, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Primary Data unveils DataSphere for SMB. Cisco and NetApp partner with a software-defined CI solution. Veritas announces Hyperscale for Containers. IBM Cloud Object Storage now available on Cisco UCS. DataCore’s Hybrid Cloud Replication now available in Azure. WD Launches new My Passport Ultra. Toshiba announced QLC 3D memory. Excelero adds persistent container storage for Kubernetes Pods. Red Hat releases the latest version of its Cloud Suite. Dell EMC Unity reaches $1B in cumulative bookings. Lenovo Demos ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix. WD announces 96-Layer 3D NAND technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron 5100 MAX SSD Review

Earlier this year, Micron launched its new 5100 SSD family of data center drives. The family had three flavors of drives, the ECO for read-intensive workloads such as video streaming, the PRO for latency-sensitive transactional databases, and the MAX for write-intensive logging applications. In January we reviewed the ECO, finding that while it lacked in performance in some of our workloads, it did offer things such as up to 8TB (making it an ideal HDD replacement) and FlexPro firmware. For this review we will be looking at the 5100 MAX.

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