by Lyle Smith

Windows Server on Google Compute Engine Now Generally Available

Google has announced that their Windows Server on Google Compute Engine is now general available, adding to their growing list of operating systems they support and making it an ideal platform to run production Windows Server workloads. Google has also announced several enhancements for Windows Server users to complement updates made back in January of this year and their collaboration with Avere, the latter which enables its customers to easily move their compute intensive workloads and storage to Google Cloud Platform. 

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by Lyle Smith

Pivot3 and Lenovo Partner to Launch a Global Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution

Pivot3 and Lenovo have partnered to bring Pivot3’s Global Hyper-Converged solution to Lenovo clients. In addition, Arrow ECS will be the exclusive distributor of this platform for the European market, which will be its focus for now. Initially, this combined solution will be sold as the “Hyper-Converged ONE” appliance, while leveraging a high-performance, Lenovo All-Flash platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Delphix Raises $75 Million In Funding

In a round of oversubscribed funding, Delphix has raised $75 million. This round of funding was led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, part of Fidelity Investments. Other Investors include Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, LLC, a fund managed within Credit Suisse Asset Management, The Kraft Group, and existing investors, including Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Icon Ventures.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Enhances Its MSA Storage To Make Flash Faster

Today HP announced that is was making a series of enhancements to its MSA Storage line. These enhancements include firmware upgrades to boost performance and new systems aimed at smaller sites. These new enhancements are aimed at making small to medium businesses more competitive.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arcserve Launches Arcserve Cloud

Today Arcserve LLC announced that it is launching a new solution that is a cost-effective service for off-site data protection, Arcserve Cloud. The new Arcserve Cloud will be fully integrated with Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection (UDP) platform. Now small to medium businesses as well as mid-sized organizations can ensure disaster recovery and business continuity. Arcserve Cloud also adds an option for Arcserve Managed Services Providers to extend their data protection solution portfolio.

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by Adam Armstrong

SIOS Introduces Machine Learning Analytics Platform For VMware Environments

Today SIOS Technology Corp. announced the availability of its intelligent software solution for understanding and optimizing VMware environments, SIOS iQ standard edition. SIOS iQ is an analytic platform that applies advanced machine learning analytics to broad data sets, including application and infrastructure data from third party tools and frameworks. Using SIOS iQ, IT will better be able to understand and explain behaviors and will learn how to predict the impact of changes and issues in dynamic virtual environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Releases M510DC SATA SSD With Enterprise Data Encryption

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced its new encryption-enhanced SSD designed for read-centric data center workloads, the Micron M510DC. The M510DC, that will be sold along with the M500DC (it is not a replacement for it), is designed to help datacenters ease the transition from HDDs to proven, reliable flash drives. The M510DC also comes with a suite of firmware data protection features with the market’s first true TCG Enterprise-level data encryption for SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Teradata Launches First Configurable Appliance For Big Data

Teradata has released the latest version of its Appliance for Hadoop, version 5. Version 5 is unique as it is the industry’s first configurable platform for Hadoop. On top of that it also provides customers with the choice of Hadoop from either Hortonworks (HDP 2.3) or Cloudera (Cloudera Enterprise 5.4). The latest version of Teradata Appliance for Hadoop will give customers the flexibility to accelerate time-to-value and reduce Hadoop cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Solutions

Seagate Technology has thrown its hat into the ring of cloud data protection with the release of a portfolio of new solutions that are part of its Hybrid Cloud Data Protection. This new portfolio includes Seagate Backup and Recovery Software, Seagate Cloud Backup and Recovery Services, Seagate Backup and Recovery Private Cloud, and Seagate Data Management Services. Seagate’s new Hybrid Cloud Data Protection portfolio is aimed at all customers from small businesses to large enterprises enabling them to manage explosive data growth and increasingly complex security needs in an easy and cost-effective manner.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate ClusterStor Gets Added To HP’s HPC Portfolio

Seagate Technology announced that HP will resell its ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 appliances along with HP’s high performance computing (HPC) solutions. HP’s HPC solutions, including its Apollo portfolio, will be equipped with ClusterStor scale-out storage capabilities. This partnership will further advance HPC workloads in complex computing environments.

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