by Adam Armstrong

Teradici Launches Its New Line of Alta PCoIP Zero Clients

Today Teradici announced the new expansion of the PCoIP Zero Client family with Alta PCoIP Zero Clients. The new Zero Clients build off of the success of Teradici’s Tera2 PCoIP Zero Clients (with over 3 million deployed globally). Ideally suited for virtual and cloud environments, the new Alta PCoIP Zero Clients include wireless form factors.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall Launches Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series OS 12.0

Today SonicWall made its first product enhancement announcement since becoming independent from Dell. SonicWall is announcing its SMA 1000 Series OS 12.0 that will provide policy enforced secure access to authorized remote and mobile users for all data types across any device. The company states that the new OS should bring even greater security to a world where more users bring their own device into the picture.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Introduces The Z2, Industry’s First Mini Workstation

Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced a new workstation designed for users of compute-intensive industries; only this workstation is just 2.3 inches high and 8.5  inches wide. This new workstation, the HP Z2 Mini Workstation, represents a new class of workstation with lots of the performance of the standard size workstation; now at a size similar to an Apple Mac Mini.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New HPC Solutions At SuperComputing 2016

Today at SuperComputing 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah Lenovo made a series of announcements including the completion of its second phase deployment at CINECA, a world class HPC research resource with the capabilities to become a leading artificial intelligence compute resource. With the HPC solutions, Lenovo is announcing its new Antilles GUI, and its new Distributed Storage Solution (DSS). Lenovo also announced a new high-density storage array, the D3284 JBOD.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces A Handful Of Hybrid Enhancements For SMB

This morning Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it was making enhancements to several of its solutions aimed at SMB. These solutions include HPE StoreEasy Storage, HPE ProLiant Easy Connect and HPE Flex Solutions. According to HPE, the enhancements announced today will help to deliver the flexibility to SMB to ensure they are able to maintain the right mix of hybrid IT elements.

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by Lyle Smith

Mellanox Unveils 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand Solutions

Mellanox has unveiled the ConnectX-6 adapters, touted as the world's first 200Gb/s data center interconnect solutions. Combined with quantum switches, LinkX cables and transceivers, these new adapters offer a complete 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand interconnect infrastructure designed for the next generation of high-performance computing, machine learning, big data, cloud, web 2.0 and storage platforms. Back in September, Mellanox announced that they reached 1.2Tb/s in data communication bandwidth on a high-performance Windows Server 2016 storage solution.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches ClusterStor 300N With Flash Acceleration

Today at Supercomputing 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Seagate Technology plc announced the latest addition to its family of scale-out storage systems for high-performance computing (HPC), ClusterStor 300N. The 300N features a flash cache accelerator and Nytro Intelligent I/O Manager. Seagate will be demonstrating its new ClusterStor 300N at booth #1209 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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by Adam Armstrong

Facebook Introduces Its 2nd Generation Modular Switch, Backpack

Facebook has announced the release of its second generation modular switch, Backpack. Replacing the previous switch, 6-pack, the new switch, along with the Wedge 100, is designed to help Facebook reach its goal of 100G data center. Backpack’s specification has been submitted to the Open Compute Project for review.

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by Lyle Smith

DDN Announces A Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution & Product Line Refreshes

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced a new multi-level security solution for Lustre designed to address HPC workflows in markets that require both HPC-level performance and increased security requirements. DDN indicates that their new Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution will certainly offer this level of performance as well as the scale, openness, and multi-level security required by HPC and Big Data enterprises.

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Backup Exec 16 Now Available

Veritas Technologies has announced a significant update to Backup Exec, the company’s unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Backup Exec 16 is designed to help businesses save valuable resources and assets as well as to help solve critical data protection challenges across cloud, virtual and physical systems. Veritas adds that organizations will be able to leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

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