by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Announces Community Edition Beta

Today Nutanix Inc. announced the launch of the beta for its new Community Edition software. The new software will enable broad access to hyperconverged technology without the need for incremental hardware investment. Community Edition is aimed at Enterprise IT Professionals and Application Developers, Technology Enthusiasts and Partners, and Students and Academic Researchers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avago Ships Next-Gen Express Fabric Switch Technology

Today Avago Technologies announced full production of  its new PEX9700 series of third generation switches. Avago claims that this new switch technology will enable organizations to converge their servers, storage, and network devices through PCIe. The new PEX9700 series will have seven models ranging from 12-Lanes/5-Ports to 97-Lanes/25-Ports.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.2

Today Synology Inc. announced an updated to its award winning operating system for its DiskStation and RackStation NAS devices, DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2. Synology first announced the beta for DSM 5.2 back in March. The updated OS offers new benefits and features for business such as backups, restoration, cloud technology, security, and caching. And the updated OS offers improvements on the multimedia side including better streaming and streaming to more devices.

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by Adam Armstrong

CTERA Releases CTERA Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.0

Today CTERA Networks announced that it was releasing version 5.0 of its Enterprise Data Services Platform. CTERA Enterprise Data Services Platform is currently deployed by Global 1000 enterprises and leading cloud service providers. The platform is designed to transform private or public cloud infrastructure into scalable, secure, business-critical data services, addressing the storage, data protection and collaboration needs of business users.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Releases X10 3U MicroCloud

Super micro Computer Inc. announced it is debuting its new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution. This new solution supports Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) and is optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration, data center, cloud, and HPC environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill Awarded Patent For Remote Replication

Today Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced that it had been awarded yet another patent, making this its 102nd US patent, this time for a remote replication feature. This new feature enables customers to leverage cost-effective, entry-level storage systems, thus greatly reducing the cost of storage deployments.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces New Servers, Software, & Solutions For Hybrid Cloud

Today IBM announced new servers, storage and mainframe software, and solutions designed for cloud computing. IBM’s new products are aimed at helping customers create hybrid cloud environments. In line with helping customers adopt hybrid cloud environments, IBM is also releasing flexible software licensing of its industry-leading middleware.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Ships Latest Release Of EVO:RAIL To Partners

VMware has shipped the latest release of EVO:RAIL software to its partners, version 1.1. EVO: RAIL is designed to dramatically simplify delivery and deployment of software-defined infrastructures in a rapid and repeatable manner, as well as simplifying configuration, on-going management, patching, and upgrading of software (with zero-downtime and automatic discovery of any new appliance added). The latest version of EVO:RAIL comes with increased scalability, improved hardware monitoring, serviceability automation, and deeper configure validation.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces a Slate of New Compute Platforms for Big Data

HP has announced new and enhanced purpose-built Compute platforms and solutions designed to help customers leverage all data assets for faster decision making, improved operational efficiency and direct content monetization. Included in these new platforms and solutions are: HP Apollo 2000; the HP Apollo 4000 Systems family; the HP Big Data Reference Architecture; HP Integrity Superdome X; and the HP ProLiant DL580, DL560 and BL660c Gen9 servers. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Introduces FastSCP For Azure & Management Pack v8 For System Center

Veeam Software announced two new free tools, Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure and a new Veeam Management Pack (MP) v8 for Microsoft System Center. Both of these new tools are aimed at helping customers more easily adopt Microsoft’s hybrid cloud into their IT strategy. Veeam will be demonstrating both tools in booth number 114, at Microsoft ignite, from May 4–8, 2015 in Chicago, IL.

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