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QSAN Releases XCubeFAS All-Flash SAN

QSAN Technology Inc. launched its, and apparently Taiwan’s, first All-Flash SAN, the XCubeFAS XF2026D. This new 2U SAN is designed for both SME and larger enterprises. The SAN has 26 bays and can be expanded to support 130 SSDs.

IDC Releases Its 1Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker; Dell EMC Keeps Top Spot

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the first quarter of this year. It is looking to be a good year to be a server vendor with the numbers looking up. Dell EMC is having a particularly good go, expanding their lead, in both revenue and units shipped, in the server market.  

NGD Systems Releases First 16TB NVMe Computational U.2 SSD

Today NGD Systems Inc. released its 16TB, U.2 NVMe SSD, the Catalina-2. What is unique about this NVMe SSD is that is leverages NGD’s “In-Situ Processing” capabilities. The company goes on to state that its new Catalina-2 can use these new capabilities without impacting reliability, QoS, or power consumption. 

Intel Releases Optane DC Persistent Memory

Today at its Memory Storage Event, Intel announced the release of its new Optance DC persistent memory. Instead of a tweak on an existing technology such as new interfaces or different NAND, this is a new class of memory. Intel makes the bold claim that this could reimagine the data center memory and storage hierarchy, a claim that could be proven true. 

Veritas Announces Data Protection & Governance For Office 365 & G Suite

Today Veritas Technologies announced its new set of data protection and governance offerings, Veritas Data Protection and Governance for Microsoft Office 365 and for Google G Suite. Veritas’ new software as a service (SaaS) is stated to be easy to use and activated. According to the company, this SaaS is designed to deliver enterprise-grade data management capabilities for analyzing, discovering, and recovering Office 365 and G Suite data wherever and whenever necessary. 

Cypress Unveils Its Semper NOR Flash For Automotive Applications

Today Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced its Semper NOR Flash memory family. This new flash family is stated as a combination of safety and reliability for automotive and industrial applications. The family meets the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, as well as being ASIL-B functional safety compliant for superior endurance and data retention at the extreme temperatures common in automotive and industrial applications.

Supermicro Announces AI & HPC With NVIDIA At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Taiwan 2018, Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced the adoption of NVIDIA’s HGX-2 cloud server platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC). Supermicro is also showcasing its new GPU-optimized platforms based off of NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 Tensor Core GPU accelerators in its Platinum Sponsor Booth. These new platforms also address the demands of AI as well as deep learning and big data analytics.

Samsung NX-N2-T Zero Client Review

The Samsung NX-N2-T NX Series Tera2 Zero Client Desktop is a moderately-priced zero client designed to deliver a virtual desktop to an end-user. One of the features that distinguishes the device from many other clients is its built-in support for Teradici’s PCoIP remote display protocol via a Teradici Tera2321 (Tera2) processor. This support allows the device to be used by VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon DaaS, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), Leostream, or any other virtual desktop that supports the PCoIP protocol. Its ultra-small form factor minimizes the space it takes up on a desk, and it can even be mounted on the back of a monitor using a VESA mount. The client supports two monitors and has 6 USB connectors.

VMware Introduces vSAN ReadyCare HCI Support System

Alongside VMware’s recently announced vSphere and vSAN version 6.7 was the introduction of vSAN ReadyCare, which is designed to support its HCI environments. The new service helps customers quickly resolve issues (or avoid them altogether) while maintaining performance and availability. It does this through a combination of broad investments in innovative technology, efficient services and their VMware support teams.

OpenStack Summit 2018 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This year at OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver there were a handful of announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. These announcements come from companies such as Mirantis, Zuul, OpenStack Foundation, Kata Containers, Canonical, and Trilio