by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Enhancements To Its End-To-End Solutions For VMware

Today at VMworld 2015, Dell Inc. announced several enhanced end-to-end solutions for VMware. These announcements ran the gamut of helping to integrate physical and virtual environments, updated EVO:RAIL infrastructure, and updates to Dell's thin clients. These enhancements add more VMware capabilities to Dell's portfolio while helping customers on the path to virtualized environments and the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Reveals Project Skyscraper

Today at VMworld 2015, VMware Inc. revealed a new set of hybrid cloud capabilities for vSphere through a technology preview, Project Skyscraper. Project Skyscraper will enable customers to seamlessly extended their data center to the public cloud or extend the public cloud to their data center. Project Skyscraper enables seamless extension across boundaries with enterprise-level security and business continuity customers need.

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by Lyle Smith

Maxta Expands its MaxDeploy Program

Maxta has announced an expansion of its MaxDeploy Program, which allows customers to easily order and deploy hyper-converged solutions that run on servers powered by Intel processors. This new expansion will include new MaxDeploy appliances based on Dell and Lenovo server platforms. Maxta recently added new hyper-converged management, which included historical reporting, enhanced policy management, and comprehensive storage quality of service management for MaxDeploy.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces New Innovations For Unified Hybrid Cloud Platform

Today at VMworld 2015, VMware Inc. announced new innovations for its unified hybrid cloud platform. The new innovations include new public cloud services and software-defined solutions aimed at enabling customers to build applications faster, improve IT security, rapidly recover from disasters, and drive meaningful business value.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Federation Announces New & Enhanced Solutions At VMworld

Today at VMworld 2015, the EMC Federation gave a preview to updates for its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution along with a new End-User Computing Solution. The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud will be available through EMC business partners, when they reach “Federation Ready” credentials. The Federation is also previewing the first ever, unified IoT solution.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung AutoCache v3.0 Announced

Samsung has announced the AutoCache v3.0, the company’s first enterprise-class caching software solution. As a collaborative effort with VMware, Samsung indicates that the caching software is set to be one of the first caching solutions used with the new VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering, which fully supports write-back caching in virtualized environments. Samsung acquired Proximal Data, and AutoCache along with it, back in November of last year.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Releases New And Updated Versions Of FusionCube

Today at VMworld 2015, Huawei Technologies announced that it was releasing new and updated versions of it hyper-converged infrastructure series for cloud and virtualization, FusionCube. This announcement includes a new entry-level platform, the FusionCube 6000 and an updated version of its high-performing FusionCube 9000.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA GRID 2.0 With Broad Industry Support Announced

NVIDIA has announced NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with broad industry support at VMworld, helping it to deliver the most graphics-intensive applications to any connected device virtually. Major server vendors, such as Cisco, Dell, HP and Lenovo, have all qualified the GRID 2.0 to run on 125 server models. To achieve this, NVIDIA collaborated with both Citrix and VMware, which resulted in a superior graphics experience to end-users on virtualization platforms. This is significant release by NVIDIA, as virtualizing enterprise workflows has previously suffered from low performance, poor user experience and limited server and application support.

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by Kevin OBrien

In the Lab: Supermicro 1028U-TNR4T+ Lab Integration

After reviewing the Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+, we've added it into our test lab in a role hosting VMware vCenter as well as other VMs that keep tests working smoothly in the background. As part of this integration, the SuperServer has received some upgrades and add-ons, including an Emulex 16Gb FC card as well as an LSI/Avago 9361-8i SAS3 RAID card. The RAID card gives us support for SAS devices connected inside the front-mount drive bays, which the platform ships enabled for from the factory. The Emulex 16Gb FC card helps us connect to traditional SAN components in our lab, whereas the onboard 4 x 10GbE handles vMotion and iSCSI storage connectivity. In this In The Lab piece we'll cover the upgrade steps as well as the background on why this server is well suited for a virtualized environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile To Unveil IntelliFlash HD Flash Platform For Any Workload At VMworld

Tegile Systems announced that it will be unveiling its new flash storage platform its states will bring hyperscale performance and economics to the enterprise data center, IntelliFlash HD. In a single rack IntelliFlash HD can provide up to 5 million IOPS, up to 10PB of capacity, and do these at $.50/GB. With the addition of IntelliFlash HD, Tegile joins SanDisk in accelerating the migration to an all-flash data center.

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