by Adam Armstrong

Google Lowers Pricing And Introduces New VMs

Google announced today that it was lowering pricing on Google Compute Engine Instance types. Google states that it is already 40% less expensive than other cloud providers on many workloads. Google is also introducing a new class of preemptible virtual machines. These new VMs will deliver short-term capacity for low costs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta Announces New Hyper-Converged Management

Today Maxta announced its aim to simplify hyper-converged management across virtualization technologies with MxInsight and MxCloudConnect. These new offerings combined with Maxta’s enterprise-class data services, will, as Maxta claims, “close the storage management gap eliminating the need for complex and costly storage arrays.” Maxta is also announcing support for the latest OpenStack release, Kilo.

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by Adam Armstrong

Axcient Unveils Direct To Cloud RaaS For Laptops & Desktops

Axcient announced that it is extending its Recovery as a Service (RaaS) to laptops and desktops through its new offering, Direct To Cloud. This new offering allows organizations to replicate their entire physical and virtual servers to the cloud without a local appliance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Releases New SD Cards And Flash Drives

Today Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. announced four new flash storage products. Toshiba’s Digital Products Division has released two new SD cards, Toshiba EXCERIA Pro SD Memory Card and Toshiba EXCERIA microSD Memory Card, and two new flash drives TransMemory U362 Retractable Flash Drive and the TransMemory Mini U201 USB Flash Drive.

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic and Cavium Deliver Accelerated Performance For Enterprise & Cloud Applications

QLogic Inc. is collaborating with Cavium Inc. to develop a joint solution aimed at accelerating performance enterprise storage, cloud storage, and Big Data storage applications. The solution is a combination of QLogic’s low latency 25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) RDMA-enabled NICs (RNICs) and Cavium’s high-performance 48 core ThunderX processors. Not only will customers see accelerate performance in bid data application such as Ceph and Hadoop, they will also have more flexibility and a better total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Adds Metered Outlet Models To ePDU G3 Portfolio

Toady Eaton Corporation Plc announced that its third generation ePDU platform has metered outlet power measurement capabilities. IT and data center managers will now have the ability to monitor and measure factors such as voltage, current and power consumption enabling them to lower power consumption.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Unveils VDI Solutions for Citrix Environments

Dell Inc. announced new solutions in its desktop virtualization portfolio that are geared to work well in Citrix Environments. These new offerings include the Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix, Dell Wyse Device Manager (WDM) 5.5 and a new release of Foglight for Virtualization for application and infrastructure monitoring.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Aims To Speed Cloud Adoption With Solution Sets

Commvault is joining the ranks of many others that are hoping to accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud environments as well as simplify the process for customers. Commvault is debuting a new solution for cloud disaster recovery and enhancing its existing solution set.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Announces NexentaStor 5 Community Preview & Citrix Ready

Today at Citrix Synergy there were a number of announcements from Citrix, Nexenta had a few to make as well. Nexenta announced that it is allowing early access of its next generation Software-defined solution (SDS), NexentaStor 5 Community Preview, to the Nexenta Community. Nexenta also announced that its NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop and NexentaStor have been verified as Citrix Ready.

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by Adam Armstrong

Citrix Unveils Workspace Cloud

Today Citrix unveiled a new platform designed to simplify the on-demand delivery of a wide range of IT tools and services, Citrix Workspace Cloud. Citrix Workspace Cloud is designed to address the issues that arise from the new devices, apps, and work styles. Workspace Cloud will give users instant access to the data they need, with the device of their choosing, regardless of what platform was used to create it.

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