by Adam Armstrong

Ravello Enables Nutanix Community Edition On-Demand On AWS & Google Cloud

Today Ravello Systems announced that it would enable broad access to Nutanix Community Edition through fully automated and customizable deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud. Ravello is using its nested virtualization and software-defined networking technology for rapid design and testing in the public cloud allowing users to bypass the costs that are involved in attaining hardware and ensuring compatibility.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces New HPC Storage Solutions

Seagate has announced several new HPC storage solutions to address the growing need of high-performance computing applications. The Seagate ClusterStor G200 Spectrum Scale is a high performance computing storage solution, designed to help data-driven enterprises manage massive storage growth. The ClusterStor A200 is the first tiered archive storage system for high performance computing, designed to help reduce storage and operational costs by up to 50 percent compared to tier-one storage platforms. And the ClusterStor L300, is Seagate's newest and highest performing version of its ClusterStor Lustre storage architecture.

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by Lyle Smith

Cray XC Software to Feature HPC-Optimized Docker Capabilities

Cray has announced that it will provide a high-performance computing (HPC)-optimized Docker solution for the company’s Cray XC line of supercomputers this December. Additionally, they will also offer the new feature to Cray CS400, Cray XE and Cray XK platforms sometime in 2016. Earlier this year, four Cray customers announced the implementation of Seagate’s latest high performance computing storage technology.

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by Lyle Smith

GIGABYTE Announces NVMe Enabled Server Solutions

GIGABYTE Technology will be demonstrating two new models of server rackmount solutions at the Supercomputing 2015 show in Austin, Texas: the H27N-H70, a High Density NVMe Server; and the R18N-F2A, a 1U 10 Bays NVMe Server that support the NVMe storage interface.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Sets Out To Connect The Entire Data Center To The Cloud

Today EMC Corporation announced that it was releasing a broad range of products and solutions that are designed to connect both primary storage and data protection systems to private and public clouds. The connection to both private and public clouds give enterprises agility and unlimited scalability of the public cloud while allowing them to retain control and security through the private cloud.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Announces New Solutions That Support Next-Gen Intel Processors and the NVIDIA Tesla M40 GPU Accelerator

Super Micro Computer has announced the availability of the industry’s widest range of GPU-enabled SuperServers, all of which are ready to support the recently unveiled NVIDIA Tesla M40 GPU Accelerator. Also announced by Supermicro is the release of their new Server Building Block Solutions that support the new Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family and Intel Xeon processor D-1500. Comprised of over 15 systems, 25 motherboards and 15 SuperChassis, the new family of servers, storage, MicroCloud and MicroBlade systems are designed for maximum density and performance per watt in the most demanding Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud and Embedded applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Spectra Logic and Globus Announce Partnership to Offer Cost-Effective Tiered Storage

Spectra Logic and Globus have announced a new partnership at Supercomputing 2015 in Austin, Texas. The new collaboration will combine Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl hybrid storage ecosystem and the Globus research data management service to create a joint, cost-effective solution designed to provide Globus users with a turnkey private storage cloud that leverages a familiar web interface across online, nearline and offline storage systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Photon Controller Is Now Available As Open Source Software

Today at DockerCon Europe 2015, VMware Inc. announced that its Photon Controller, one of the components of its Photon Platform, is now available as an open source project. First announced at VMworld, the Photon Platform is a purpose-built solution designed to meet this emerging need and features in order to run cloud-native applications at scale. The Photon Platform currently features two technologies, the Photon Machine and the Photon Controller.

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by Lyle Smith

Avere Bring its Virtual FXT Edge Filers to Microsoft Azure

Avere Systems has announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft, which will bring its Virtual FXT Edge filers to Microsoft Azure. Customers will now be able to deploy and scale cloud compute on-demand all the while leveraging on-premises storage resources. Avere indicates that this will make NAS data accessible to the Azure without having to endure latency or requiring the data be moved into the cloud. Previously, Avere expanded offerings for Google Cloud Platform and introduced CloudFusion for AWS back in October of this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Accelerates Path To The All-Flash Data Center

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced it would help the acceleration to the all-flash data center with 3PAR StoreServ Storage solutions. Along with the new 3PAR StoreServ Storage solutions, HPE is also refreshing its HPE StoreOnce and HPE StoreEver product lines. These refreshes are aimed at keeping protection and retention up to pace with application demands.

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