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News Bits: Sphere 3D, NAKIVO, ControlUp, Scale Computing, NETGEAR, & WD

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Sphere 3D introduces HVE HCI OA. NAKIVO releases Backup & Replication v7.2. ControlUp releases version 7.0. Scale Computing hits record performance with HCI NVMe. NETGEAR releases Orbi Pro. And WD aquires Upthere Inc. and releases My Cloud Home.

WD Announces SanDisk iXpand Base For iPhone & 400GB microSD Card

Western Digital has announced two new SanDisk memory products: the SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhone backup and charging, and the industry’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices, the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I. Both of these products are available today.

DriveSavers Offers Hurricane Harvey Victims Free Data Recovery Of Wet Phones & Hard Drives

The data recovery, eDiscovery, and digital forensic solutions company, DriveSavers, is offering free data recovery services to victims of Hurricane Harvey. As most readers know by now, Hurricane Harvey is a category 4 hurricane causing catastrophic damage in the Houston, Austin, Corpus Christi, and surrounding areas. DriveSavers will be donating time, resources, and expertise to helping victims recovery data lost due to water-damage.

VMworld 2017 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. At VMworld 2017 there were several announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. Announcements come from companies such as iland, StorageCraft, Mellanox, Rackspace, Attala, XtremIO, and Cohesity.

Panzura Announces Inside 2.0 Turning AFAs & HCIs Into Hybrid Cloud NAS

At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Panzura announced the second generation of its Panzura Inside program. The latest version of Inside features the new Panzura Freedom 7 VM with ten times the performance and scale, tested with leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems and all-flash arrays (AFA). Also included will be the Panzura Inside Starter Bundle that, according to the company, can be downloaded and deployed in minutes with existing HCI and AFA systems, turning local flash storage into unlimited, high-performance cloud storage for unstructured data.

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet Now Available

Dell has announced the availability of the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet, a versatile mobile device designed for the jobs in harsh environments such as military, public safety, industrial and energy sectors. The Latitude 7212 is backed by Dell’s global support and supply chain services and has been engineered to be lighter and more powerful than previous generations. Dell states that it has also improved performance and more battery life, the latter which delivers up to 19 hours of use with dual, hot-swappable batteries.

WD To Acquire Tegile

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Tegile Systems will be acquired by Western Digital. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close the week of Sept. 4, 2017, upon satisfaction of certain closing conditions as set forth in the definitive agreement between the parties. 

VMware Unveils Industry-First Unified End User Experience, Management & Security Solution

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced that it would make its VMware Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch into the industry's first unified end user experience, management and security solution for all endpoint platforms through new innovations. The company goes on to state that Workspace ONE will enable unified endpoint management (UEM) and unify the end user experience across all endpoint platforms including Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android. One further step in integration is Workspace ONE unique ability to integrate APIs from other endpoint platform providers, meaning it always can stay up to date.

VMware & Pivotal Launch Container Service For The Enterprise

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware, Inc. and Pivotal Software, Inc., in collaboration with Google Cloud, introduced a new product that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver production-ready Kubernetes on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Pivotal Container Service (PKS). PKS will ship as a standalone product that can integrate with Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and VMware's software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure as well as having constant compatibility to Google Container Engine (GKE).

Dell EMC Expands Its VDI Complete Solutions Powered By VMware Horizon

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced that it intended to make it easier for companies to plan, deploy, and run desktop and application virtualization within their IT environments through the expansion of Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions, powered by VMware Horizon. The expansion of this program will now include options with Horizon Apps as well as NVIDIA Tesla M10 and M60 GPU graphics accelerators. Dell EMC is also announcing a new Thin Client today, the Latitude 5280 mobile thin client.