by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils Virtual Cloud Network

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, VMware Inc. announced what it is referring to, and hopes to be, the future of networking the Virtual Cloud Network. The Virtual Cloud Network takes VMware's NSX networking and security portfolio and expands it to encompass all ends of the software-defined network across a business' fabric.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Expands Partner Programs

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell Technologies announced it is investing in new programs, incentives and solutions designed to fast track its channel partners’ delivery of digital, IT, security and workforce transformations for their customers. With 5,000 partners in attendance, the company will be announcing new Advantage framework, a new Dell EMC Ready Stack program, and a new rewards program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Capital Announces Strong First Year

Coming out of stealth last year at Dell EMC World 2018, Dell Technologies Capital (DTC), the venture arm of Dell Technologies, is reporting a strong year of investment momentum. In this past year DTC has been able to complete 24 new and follow-on investments as part of its $100 million annual investment average run rate, several of which focused on AI and ML. Since its beginning in 2012, DTC has been able to make 81 investments focused on early-stage startups that span a broad range of technology areas.

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by Adam Armstrong

Portworx Announces PX-Enterprise 1.4

Today Portworx announced what it is calling he most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive solution for running stateful containers in production, PX-Enterprise version 1.4. The new update contains many useful features such as the container industry’s first application consistent snapshot solution for complex Kubernetes applications and a new GUI for cloud environments. The new capabilities and features address the need of storing and protecting containerized applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Showcases Several SSD Solutions At Dell Technologies World

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Toshiba Memories America, Inc. is onsite showcasing several of its flash solutions. Dell Technologies and Toshiba have partnered for a long time with Toshiba being one of the diamond-level conference sponsors. Toshiba will be showcasing SSD technology for server and storage application solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS AF250 S2 Review

Earlier this year Fujitsu announced updates to its ETERNUS all-flash (AF) line, with the introducing of AF250 S2 And AF650 S2. Having previously looked at the ETERNUS AF250 and found it to be a strong performer (winning our Editor’s Choice award) especially compared to its pricing. Now we are taking a good look at the updated version to see what improvements have been made and how they stack up.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Expands MDS Storage Networking Portfolio

Today Cisco announced that it was expanding its MDS Storage Networking Portfolio with the introduction of two new 32G MDS FC-NVMe switches, updates to the MDS Diagnostics Suite, and simplified SAN management through new DCNM 11.0 features. These new solutions are aimed at increasing storage network performance, visibility, and reducing costs. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces GA Of Storage One

Today Red Hat Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One. Storage One is Red Hat’s approach to web-scale enterprise storage with the best of both worlds: a hardware-optimized turnkey solution with the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage. Storage One is built on the rest of Red Hat’s storage portfolio. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung SSD 970 EVO Review

Samsung has updated its highly-popular consumer SSD line again with the 970 EVO, which is being released along side the 970 PRO. The new 970 EVO is the 2nd generation of Samsung’s 3-bit MLC NVMe SSDs for client PCs and features upgraded Intelligent TurboWrite technology and the all-new, enhanced Phoenix controller. Using the tiny M.2 2280 form factor, the new Samsung drive is targeted specifically prosumers, gamers and media professionals who require reliable performance under high workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung SSD 970 PRO Review

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced the third generation of its popular M.2 NVMe SSDs. Again releasing a high-performing 970 PRO and a higher capacity 970 EVO. As with previous versions, the 970 is pushing performance levels even higher with quote speeds of 3.5GB/s read, 2.7GB/s write, and up to 500K IOPS in both read and write. This level of performance is ideal for prosumers and tech enthusiasts as well as those that work with 3D, 4K graphics work, high-end games and data analytics.

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