by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Releases PowerEdge R440 & R540

Announced in May and then launched in July, the fourteenth generation (14G) of Dell EMC’s PowerEdge servers were completely redesigned with a focus on scalability, automation, and integrated security while providing the agility, flexibility, and efficiency companies need through their digital transformations. Dell EMC has taken a slightly different approach in releasing new servers in the line, with smaller announcements more spread out through the year, such as they did last week with the T640. Once again Dell EMC is releasing two more servers in the PowerEdge Line, the R440 and the R540.

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by Adam Armstrong

SUSE Introduces SUSE Enterprise Storage 5

Today at SUSECON 2017 in Prague, Czechia, SUSE introduced the latest version of its software-defined enterprise storage product, SUSE Enterprise Storage 5. The latest version comes with enhanced ease of management, improved performance, and expanded features. Of the new features, SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 has disk-to-disk capabilities as well as being the first commercial offering to support the new BlueStore backend within Ceph.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mirantis Launches Multi-Cloud CaaS With AWS Support

Today Mirantis announced that it is expanding its Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) to run across Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and bare metal. This new Multi-Cloud moves MCP beyond private cloud to help users ease their management of hybrid clouds across the above-mentioned services. The newly updated MCP will also enable multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters through Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), improving container deployment and adoption for developers and operators alike.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall Releases A Slew Of New Products

Today SonicWall announced several new products and services aimed at accelerating speed thresholds for its Automated Real-Time Breach Detection and Prevention Platform across wired, wireless and mobile networks. These new products and solutions include a new SonicOS (6.5) with over 50 new features, a new NSA 2650 firewall, new SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, a new SonicWall Cloud Analytics application, and a new Secure Mobile Access OS version 12.1.

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Releases Gen 4 Of Its ISE Storage

Today X-IO Technologies launched the 4th generation of its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) all-flash storage with the ISE 900 Series. The fourth generation of ISE features new performance-optimized, highly flexible deduplication capabilities that, according to X-IO, will lower CPU demands. X-IO goes on to claim that the new ISE can deliver a more powerful and affordable enterprise all-flash storage solution with hot-swappable drives, an enhanced web-based management platform, and predictive analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Shows Off New Tech & Ships 1st 64-Layer 3D NAND For Data Center

Last week at the Intel Technology and Manufacturing Day held in Beijing, China, the company gave updates on some of its new technology. Some of the new technology showcased included power and performance updates for Intel’s 10 nm process, high-level plans for Intel’s first 10 nm FPGA, and an announcement the company is shipping the industry’s first commercially available 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Releases HPE ProLiant For Microsoft Azure Stack

Today at Microsoft Ignite, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the general availability of HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack. This new product helps to simplify hybrid IT environments by enabling customers and service providers to run Azure-consistent services on HPE infrastructure in their own data centers. HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack marks the industry’s only Azure Stack services consumption-based offering.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Revamps Its SMB Flash Portfolio

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new and enhanced storage offerings aimed at the SMB markets. These enhancements run across storage, server, and hyperconverged offerings. The offerings intend to bring cost-effective performance as well as secure infrastructure while increasing application performance.

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by Lyle Smith

Netstor NA333TB3 Thunderbolt DAS Review

The Netstor NA333TB3 is a 16-bay Thunderbolt 3 Storage and PCIe Expansion solution designed for power users that need high local bandwidth with the ability to access multiple PCIe cards over a USB-C interface. The NA333TB3 does just that; Netstor has ensured that organizations and professionals can use virtually any RAID card model as well as other PCIe devices, allowing them to customize their builds based on their own use cases and demands. With a 16-port storage bays and three PCIe slots, the NA333TB3 can be used as an enterprise RAID storage solution with room for networking cards or other devices as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Univa, Elastifile, WD, Dell, Cisco, X-IO, Commvault, Iron Mountain, & 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. Univa releases open source universal resource broker for Kubernetes. WD, Dell, & Cisco fund Elastifile an additional $16 million. X-IO announces a mobile version of Axellio. Commvault joins Cisco Solution Plus Program. Iron Mountain releases Iron Cloud. Minio raises $20 million and launches Multi-Cloud Object Storage Solution. Netstor adds two new storage devices to its Thunderbolt 3 product line. Evident.io now supports Azure. Druva now supports Hyper-V. And Twistlock releases version 2.2.

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