by Adam Armstrong

DataGravity Adds Behavior-Driven Data Management To Veeam Environments

Today at VeeamOn 2017, DataGravity announced DataGravity for Availability with Veeam support. DataGravity states that its new solution will be the first to automatically respond, in real-time, to data exposure and security threats in a Veeam backup repository. This behavior-driven management will help companies to better defend insider threats while also providing higher levels of visibility and availability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces Its 3Q17 Earnings

Cisco announced its third quarter earnings. The company saw a sharp sell off of its stock in after hour trading after releasing earnings. While the earnings as a whole weren’t bad, the company predicted a lower than analysts estimate for next quarter’s revenue. The company also announced an additional 1,100 layoffs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Announces Tighter Integration With Veeam

Today at VeeamOn 2017, Quantum Corp. announced integration with Veeam for two of its products, DXi deduplication appliances and Scalar tape storage platform. The new integrations are all about using Veeam’s “3-2-1 rule” (storing at least three copies of data on two different types of media with one backup copy offsite). Quantum and Veeam will be showcasing joint solutions at VeeamON 2017, May 16-18 in New Orleans. 

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by Lyle Smith

Commvault VM Backup and Recovery Trial Software for Customers Launched

Commvault has announced the availability of its VM Backup and Recovery trial software for customers and partners, citing substantial enhancements to user experience, disaster recovery and cloud on-ramp features. Available for free on the company website, Commvault indicates that their newly updated software allows customers to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle and will allow them to migrate data and VMs to the public cloud of their choice.  

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by Adam Armstrong

WDC Announces HGST Ultrastar SAS SS300 SSD

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced its highest-performing SAS SSD to date, the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300. This new addition to the Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD family is designed, like the rest of the family, to meet the rigorous data demands of many of the world’s largest companies. The drive was designed in partnership with Intel and has random performances of 400K IOPS read and 200K IOPS write.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NetApp, Canonical, WDC, Red Hat, TYAN, Virtual Instruments & 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. NetApp and Canonical collaborate to supply Open Cloud Solutions. WDC announces new iNAND EFD for connected, autonomous cars. Red Hat releases OpenStack Platform 11. TYAN showcases its new GPU-optimized platforms. Virtual Instruments releases VirtualWisdom 5.2. Cisco and NetApp are now strategic investors in Datos IO. Cavium accelerates adoption of NVMe over fabrics. Micron announces new all-flash Ceph storage reference architecture. Cisco announces intent to acquire MindMeld.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils Pulse IoT Center

This year at Dell EMC World, VMware Inc. unveiled its new secure, enterprise grade Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure management solution, VMware Pulse IoT Center. This solution will give what VMware is calling complete control of IoT infrastructure and things to IT and OT teams. VMware Pulse IoT Center is the first solution in the new family of VMware IoT offerings and is all about more efficient management, operation, and scale as well as better protection for customers’ IoT projects.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces Innovations Around Deep Learning

This week Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced several comprehensive computing innovations aimed at accelerating Deep Learning analytics. The innovations will also help to accelerate insights across all organizations with innovations spanning systems design, partner ecosystem collaboration, and expertise including flexible consumption models from HPE Pointnext Services. HPE will be addressing GPU technology integration and Deep Learning expertise challenges through its collaboration with NVIDIA.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Releases Its Q1 2017 HDD Reliability Results

Backblaze has released its latest HDD reliability results, with the results are for the first quarter of 2017. This time Backblaze is looking at over 80,000 HDDs, increasing it from the previous 70,000. And a new addition to the testing is enterprise HDDs, (we covered the importance of the different drive types here).

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Announced As An Evolutionary Step Forward

Intel has finally unveiled information on the Xeon news that has been hinted at over the past several weeks, with a full-blown announcement detailing complete capabilities and specifications expected in late June or July. Previously codenamed “Skylake,” Intel’s next-generation Intel Xeon processor family is set out to be the one of the biggest steps forward in data center platform advancement in the past 10 years, citing breakthrough performance, security and agility. In short, we can expect a game-changing overhaul of their powerhouse enterprise processors.  As such, Intel has appropriately dubbed this new platform the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family.

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