by Adam Armstrong

HPE Accelerates Its ITOM Through Containers

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it has launched containerized versions of its HPE IT Operations Management (ITOM) suites. HPE states that these new containerized ITOM suites will be able to accelerate and streamline the continuous operations of customers’ hybrid cloud and on-premise operational environments. The four suites include Hybrid Cloud Management, Data Center Automation, Operations Bridge, and IT Service Management Automation. The suites will be delivered using Docker containers and will feature native container lifecycle management functions to ease their introduction.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces FlashArray//X All-NVMe Flash Array

Today Pure Storage announced its first all-NVMe, enterprise-class all-flash array, the FlashArray//X. This new array is built on proven FlashArray architecture. According to Pure, the FlashArray//X enables true global flash management with new Purity DirectFlash software and NVMe DirectFlash Modules from Pure Storage, which eliminate performance bottlenecks associated with legacy technologies. This new technology will give customers a dramatic improvement in performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Announces Its New G-DRIVE USB-C

Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) announced that it was expanding its G-DRIVE portfolio (under the G-Technology brand) to now include a USB-C version of the device. Available in up to 10TB of capacity, the G-DRIVE USB-C is designed with creative enthusiasts in mind. The USB-C interface works well with next-generation Mac and PC computers while simultaneously charging compatible USB-C devices.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases vSAN 6.6

Today VMware Inc. announced the first update to vSAN so far this year with version 6.6. The latest release of vSAN is packed full of new advanced enterprise features. According to VMware, these newly announced features are aimed at improving performance, saving costs, and increasing security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Launches Several Next-Gen Storage Networking Innovations

Today Cisco announced the launch of several next-generation storage networking innovations. This announcement includes offering 32Gb Fibre Channel performance across Cisco MDS Storage Networking Director as well as across Unified Computing System (UCS) fabric, storage networking analytics, and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) over FC support for flash memory appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Raises An Additional $33 Million In Funding

Today Tegile Systems announced that it has been able to raise an additional $33 million in funding. This latest round of funding brings the total raised to $178 million for the company. This round of funding was led by Western Digital Corp and additional investors include Meritech Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, and Cross Creek Capital. The newly raises funds will be invested in technology development and product innovation, and to expand worldwide market reach.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 3520 Mobile Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 3520 is a performance workstation that starts at an affordable price. Dell then offers a variety of build options, including Intel Core or Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics. The Precision 3520 features up to 32GB of 2400MHz DDR NECC and ECC RAM and is equipped with USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3 technology (through a Dell Thunderbolt Dock), making this a very flexible laptop. Not only has Dell made this workstation flexible performance-wise, Dell has also made the mobile workstation flexible when it comes to mobility, with its compact and lightweight build.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NETGEAR, NAKIVO, Dell, Linux, ODPi, Cisco, Scality, iboss, Microsemi, & 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. NETGEAR introduces new consumer WiFi system. NAKIVO releases version 7 with support for Hyper-V. Dell releases its lightest, smallest, and most power-efficient entry-level thin client. The Linux Foundation and ODPi launch a free intro to Apache Hadoop course. Scality RING is now validated by Cisco. iboss offers industry’s first distributed gateway platform offered as 100% SaaS subscription. Microsemi releases new storage I/O controllers. CTERRA’s Cloud Server Data Protection Platform is now available on-demand on AWS Marketplace. Quest Software unveils its virtualization management and data protection software, VROOM.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces 8TB HDD For Enterprise

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced that it is now shipping in volume its highest capacity HDD to date, the MG05ACA800. New to the MG series of HDDs, the MG05ACA800 has increased its capacity by 33%, or from 6TB to 8TB, from the previous MG04ACA model. The new 8TB HDD is a SATA 6.0Gbit/s drive that Toshiba claims to have a 12% increase in sustained transfer rate performance over the previous model.

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Unveils WD My Passport SSD

Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) introduced a new My Passport, though this time its storage will be an SSD, a first for WD portable drive. Expanding WD’s portfolio of My Passport devices, the new My Passport SSD will have much better performance that it typically seen when going from disk to flash. The new My Passport SSD is aimed at content creators and tech enthusiasts that need high performance in their portable media.

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