by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Broadest Set Of VDI Solutions

Today at Citrix Synergy, Dell Cloud Client-computing announced new thin clients as well as new and updated software solutions, making what Dell is claiming to be the broadest portfolio for virtual workspace solutions. Dell is introducing two new highly secure thin clients the Wyse 7040 and the Wyse 3030 LT. The Wyse 3030 LT is based off of the ultra-secure Dell Wyse ThinOS or new Wyse ThinLinux technology. Along with the debut of Wyse ThinLinux, Dell is upgrading both its thin client OS, ThinOS 8.3, and its thin client management software, Wyse Device Manager 5.7. Dell will be showcasing these new solutions, as well as others, at booth #610 at Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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by Adam Armstrong

Coho Data Announces DataStream 2.7 & Support For Block Storage

Today Coho Data announced the release of the latest version of the software that powers their arrays, DataStream 2.7. The latest release further supports enterprise workloads as both block- and file-based workloads can be hosted on the same platform. The update also incorporates the support for OpenStack announced last month.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Partners With Citrix To Accelerate Mid-Market VDI

Today at Citrix Synergy, Nutanix announced its new solution to simplify and accelerate VDI deployments in midsized enterprises on up, the Nutanix InstantON VDI for Citrix. For a list price of $415, InstantON VDI includes Citrix XenDesktop VDI Edition, the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform and AHV with Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) integration and 3 years of support. Nutanix states that its new VDI solution can help IT by reducing the burden of sourcing and managing infrastructure to support VDI deployments while reducing deployment times to an average of four hours.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Takes Aim At SMB With $25,000 Xpress

Today Nutanix announced that it was brining its enterprise cloud platform to small and medium businesses (SMBs) at an affordable price with its new Nutanix Xpress. Nutanix states that its new Xpress is simple enough for a single IT professional will be able to install and manage it. Nutanix goes on to state that IT’s time will be freed up allowing them to focus on initiatives that directly impact the top line.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Announces DVX Insane Mode

Today Datrium announced a new software release for its DVX system with what it is calling “Insane Mode.” Datrium is making some bold claims with this new software release stating that users can see up to a 2-fold increase in virtual server application performance. According to Datrium this will mean over 100,000 IOPS per host and 3 Million IOPS per DVX system. All of this can be done through a touch of a button without changing the controller.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces Zero-Day Malware Prevention for Thin Clients & VDI

This week Dell Cloud Client-Computing announced two new security solutions, the Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for Windows-based thin clients and Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise. These new solutions are designed to provide organizations with advanced threat prevention that spans from the endpoints to the data center for Windows-based thin clients and virtual desktops. Building off of its Dell Data Protection portfolio, Dell is taking it security to the thin client and VMs in an effort to stop security threats at the end point.

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by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Comes Out Of Stealth With Composable Infrastructure & $15 Million In Funding

Today DriveScale came out of stealth to announce its new architecture that aims to transform standard rack scale deployments into flexible, composable infrastructure that can handle Hadoop deployments of any size along with other modern application workloads. This architecture was something that was only previously found in webscale organizations. DriveScale is also announcing that is was able to secure $15 million in series A funding from investors such as Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Foxconn’s Ingrasys.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces SCOS 7

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest version of its Storage Center Operating System (SCOS), version 7. Dell states that SCOS 7 is the results of 3 years of effort aimed around redefining the economics of enterprise storage as well as embracing and helping to accelerate the shift to flash-based architectures. Dell goes on to claim that SCOS 7 will provide unprecedented efficiency, enhanced data center flexibility, precision storage control, and a single Dell storage ecosystem.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces Tesla M10 GPU

Today NVIDIA announced the latest version of its NVIDIA GRID software as well as a its newest GPU, the Tesla M10.  Along with this announcement, NVIDIA is boldly stating that this will open the path toward virtualizing all enterprise applications. In order to deliver virtualized apps to all of their employees at an affordable cost, organizations can leverage the Tesla M10 which has the highest user density per board at 64 users.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Partners With Storage Made Easy

Today Scality announced a partnership with Storage Made Easy (SME). Combined the two companies will offer a joint solution that offers customers Scality’s object storage solution with a fully enabled Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric from SME. This would allow customers to provide storage access across global organizations and service providers.

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