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StorageReview Podcast #21: Secure Digital Workspaces

The cybersecurity landscape may be one of the few things evolving as quickly as today’s mobile workforce. It is now commonplace for executives to spend more time traveling, both domestically and internationally, than in their actual offices. Whether the executive is accessing private documents using public Wi-Fi or running their device through airport security, companies’ data has never been more vulnerable. To meet the competing needs of security and productivity while traveling, executives are starting to turn to secure digital workspaces that rely on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and thin clients to keep data safe and employees productive, no matter what they consider their ‘office’ for the day. The definition of the modern workplace has evolved and VDI and thin clients have done the same, delivering better connectivity and performance than outdated laptops or even your legacy thin client models. In this podcast I sit down with Jeff McNaught, vice president and chief strategy officer, Cloud Client-Computing at Dell Technologies to discuss further.

News Bits: SQream, X-IO, SolarWinds, Pivot3, SwiftStack, HYCU, Nutanix, & 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. SQream and X-IO partner on ultra-fast computing. SolarWinds introduces cloud-first backup service. Pivot3 announces Cloud Edition. SwiftStack demonstrates multi-cloud media workflows at NAB Show 2018. HYCU expands data protection to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Gluster releases version 4.0. MariaDB acquires MammothDB. Veritas acquires fluidOps. Adobe and NVIDIA announce AI partnership.

Memblaze PBlaze5 NVMe SSD Review

Memblaze has released another NVMe SSD series with the PBlaze5. This marks the company’s second generation of NVMe SSD products after the PBlaze4. The new drive comes in two form factors, U.2 and HHHL AIC, and in two series, the 700 and 900 series. The 700 series runs up in capacity to 11TB and is aimed for data center usage. The 900 series has higher endurance and is aimed for enterprise applications.

DDN Hit 33GB/s With Its EXAScaler DGX Solution

At the tail end of the GTC 2018, DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its new EXAScaler DGX Solution. The new all-flash array is quoted at being able to demonstrating whopping 33GB/s of throughput. DDN was demonstrating this new solution at their booth #609.

VMware Updates Its vRealize Cloud Management Platform

VMware announced updates for its vRealize cloud management platform. These updates all center around making it easier on customers when they implement, use, and manage hybrid cloud environments. Several of the updates are “self-driving” or automated to help optimize performance and capacity in hybrid cloud environments as well as boost productivity.

VMware Acquires E8 Security

Today VMware announced that it has acquired E8 Security along with the company’s team. VMware plans to add E8 Security to Workspace ONE to help break down management and security silos. This announcement comes on the heels of VMware adding intelligence-driven innovations to its Workspace ONE last week.

GTC 2108 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 the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2018 in Silicon Valley, StorageReview was onsite, 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 OSS, NVIDIA, Nyriad, Advanced HPC,, WekaIO, TYAN,, and Pure Storage.

Oracle Announces GA Of Its Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Oracle announced the general availability of the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. This is the first service available based on the company’s Autonomous Database. The Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is stated to deliver industry-leading performance, security, and availability by leveraging machine learning, eliminating human intervention.

Backblaze Releases B2 Fireball

This week Backblaze introduced its rapid ingest service, Backblaze B2 Fireball. The Fireball allows customers to easily upload 70TB of data onto a device and ship it to be uploaded to the cloud. This announcement comes on the heels of Backblaze lowering their download costs of data to $0.01/GB.

Druva Makes Major Updates To Its Cloud Platform

Today Druva Inc. announced the general availability of its Druva Cloud Platform. The company is also making updates around the new platform for unified data protection, management, and intelligence capabilities. The Cloud Platform will now also extend its services across SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service).