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Dell Precision 7820 Tower Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 7820 Tower (T7820) is a powerful workstation designed to handle data-intensive workloads, delivering dual-socket performance through Intel’s current gen Xeon processor Scalable Family (up to 28 cores per processor). Though it uses a fairly compact design, the T7820 is a fully customizable workstation that can be scaled as your needs grow. For example, the T7820 can be outfitted with a massive 384GB of 2666MHz memory and up to 24TB in storage capacity.

VMware Reports 4Q18 & FY18 Earnings

VMware, Inc. reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2018. Overall the company saw a good quarter and a good fiscal year. It’s stock did somewhat better throughout the quarter seeing spike and sell off but a general increase.

Pure Storage Reports 4Q18 & FY18 Earnings

Pure Storage reported its fourth quarter earnings and full fiscal year for 2018 that ended on January 31, 2018. The company is claiming yet another record quarter and over $1 billion in revenue for the year. Pure’s stock has continued a fairly steady climb over the last quarter.

Nutanix Reports 2Q18 Earnings

Nutanix Inc. reported its earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal year that ended January 31, 2018. The company saw a modest increase in its revenue from the previous quarter as well as a small increase in net loss. Overall the company’s stock improved slightly over the quarter.

Spectra Logic Expands Its Tape Library Offerings

Today Spectra Logic introduced two new tape library products, expanding its existing family of automated tape storage solutions. These new solutions include a highly scalable, modular and affordable tape library that enables users to start with a single drive and scale up as needed, the Spectra Stack, and a more cost-effective, entry-level version of the company’s T950 Tape Library, the Spectra T950v Tape Library. Spectra will also be offering RoCE 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with its IBM TS1155 tape drives for Ethernet tape library integration in Spectra’s T380, T950, T950v and TFinity ExaScale Tape Libraries.

VMware Unveils New Edge Computing Solutions To Tackle IoT

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, VMware Inc. announced it was extending its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy with new edge computing solutions. These new solutions are aimed around specific use cases at the edge including Asset Management and Smart Surveillance. The new solutions will feature VMware vSAN, VMware vSphere, and VMware Pulse IoT Center.

Samsung 860 EVO SSD Review (1TB)

The Samsung 860 EVO 1TB is the mid-range capacity model of the company’s newest consumer SSD line, which was announced concurrently at CES 2018 with the Samsung 860 PRO. Like the previous generations of this immensely popular line, Samsung’s new 860 EVO SSDs are designed for general desktop use cases and those who won’t be going too far in queue depths.

WD Reveals New microSD Cards & New NVMe SSDs At MWC

Today at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Western Digital revealed new mobile and computing solutions aimed at maximizing performance. These products include the 400GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXCT card (that WD is calling the world’s fastest UHS-I memory card) and new NVMe SSDs with a new NVMe storage architecture. WD will be demoing their new PCIe-enabled SD Card as well.

News Bits: Virtual Instruments, Dell EMC, Pivot3, Cisco, Rubrik, Flexxible IT, Commvault, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Virtual Instruments rebrands Load DynamiX as WorkloadWisdom. Dell EMC announces availability of its Proven Professional Certifications. Pivot3 expands partnerships. Cisco expands its automation portfolio. Rubrik approaches $300 Million global bookings run rate. Flexxible IT launches channel program with HP. Commvualt and INFINIDAT partner on PB scale data protection. Packet deploys AMD EPYC CPUs in its Bare Metal Cloud.

HPE Reports 1Q18 Earnings

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) reported its earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2018, that ended January 31, 2018. The company is reporting good numbers overall along with higher diluted earnings per share that it is partially attributing to the recent tax reform law. Stock performance has been trending upward this quarter with a large spike in after hour trading.