by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases Load DynamiX With 40GbE & 32GFC Support

Virtual Instruments announced the latest version of its Load DynamiX appliance operating environment, version 5.2. This update features support for 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and 32 Gigabit Fibre Channel (32Gb FC) capable Workload Generation Appliances. According to Virtual Instruments, this update makes the Load DynamiX product suite to offer the first and only storage performance validation and analytics solution that support 40GbE and 32Gb FC workload generation within the same appliance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2017 Results

Today Quantum Corp. reported its first fiscal quarter results for 2017. Comparing these results to 2016 first fiscal quarter has things looking up, or at least better, for Quantum in a time where most tech companies are struggling. After reporting the first quarter results Quantum’s stock saw a small uptick but is still trading for around $0.50/share.

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Container Orchestration And The Case for Advanced Scheduling

The process of scheduling containers in a container orchestration framework such as Kubernetes or Docker SWARM can be described as simply allocating runtime resources to workloads. In a world where there are unlimited (or at least sufficient) resources and all workloads are equal, current container scheduling systems would be considered adequate. However, in the real world of enterprise computing, we know not all workloads are equal and most organizations have resource constraints. Further, large organizations have unique needs and want to run their workloads in a specific manner, hence we make the business case for advanced scheduling.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Security Releases SonicOS 6.2.6

Today Dell Security announced that it has released the latest firmware update to its SonicWALL operating system, SonicOS 6.2.6. This latest update comes with a couple of new features including the industry’s first multi-engine sandbox that enables customers to block suspicious files until a verdict is reached, SonicWALL Capture. The new update also comes with a feature that enables companies to enforce protection and productivity policies, Content Filtering Service 4.0 that controls access to inappropriate or unproductive web content.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Announces World’s First 64-Layer 3D NAND

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it has successfully developed BiCS3, the latest generation of its 3D NAND technology, now with 64 layers of vertical storage capacity. WDC states that pilot production has commenced in Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities. Initial output is expected by the end of this year with meaningful commercial volumes of BiCS3 in the first half of calendar 2017.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Updates Its Z240 With More Power & Remote Linkup To Macs

Today HP announced that it was taking its popular and affordable Z240 workstation and increasing what’s under the hood. The Z240 has been popular with many small to medium businesses especially those that lean toward design, video production, and architecture. HP states that they are doubling the memory and processing power as well as adding a software receiver to seamlessly link up Apple, Linux and Windows environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces Industry-First 2TB Enterprise M.2 NVMe SSD

Today Seagate Technology announces that it was continuing to expand its Nytro line, now by adding the industry’s first 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. The 2TB version of Seagate’s Nytro XM1440 M.2 is the highest capacity M.2 SSD currently on the market and is ideal for demanding enterprise applications that require fast data access, capacity and processing.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Introduces DeepFlash 150

Today IBM announced its latest all-flash array (AFA) entry, the IBM DeepFlash 150. DeepFlash 150 adds to IBM’s existing offerings of AFAs. This new array is aimed at processing and manipulating Big Data in a cost-effective manner. With this addition, IBM is now offering a flash portfolio the covers almost all workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Announces IPM Version 1.53 & Integration With HPE OneView

Today Eaton announced the latest version of its Intelligent Power Manager Software, version 1.53. The latest update improves IT’s ability to monitor and manage their power devices and helps to mitigate issues that can arise form overheating or outages to maintain business continuity. The update also includes integration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OneView and new functionality with the OpenStack management platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Release SMART Sync

Today Panzura announced that it is including its new SMART Sync technology within its Panzura hybrid cloud software. SMART Sync is a multi-site and cloud sync technology that builds off of Panzura’s existing global deduplication and global metadata technology. Panzura claims that this new technology is the fastest way to move files from one site to another by only moving the least amount of data possible. This would give companies the ability of cross-site real-time collaboration, which in turn can speed up productivity.

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