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by Adam Armstrong

More Advancements Added To Dell Technologies Cloud

Today, Dell Technologies announced new advancements to its Dell Technologies Cloud. A big advancement is the new subscription-based pricing model, that Dell believes will make the service easier to buy as well as lower the price barrier for entry. Dell is claiming that it provides the industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployment, allowing a growing number of customers to accelerate hybrid cloud deployments and simplify IT operations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases New 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

Today, Intel announced a refresh of the second generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs, with aggressive pricing as a core change across the portfolio. The new processors are all about competitive performance, making them more attractive against the changing compute marketplace. The CPUs can be used for a wide variety of use cases but is also part of the larger 5G announcement Intel made today as well. 

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #35: Ravi Pendekanti, Dell Technologies

This week's podcast features an interview with Ravi Pendekanti from Dell Technologies. Ravi highlights Dell's new edge servers and an all new data center to go that is pretty sweet. If you prefer, we have a video version of the interview, complete with photos of the new gear embedded below. In other news the team discusses how people are terrible, Pliny the Younger, waitstaff that refuse to write down orders and much more. In technology news we discuss the HP Micro Server again, in addition to a lot of AMD news and systems that are in for review. PCIe Gen4 SSDs are getting closer to a real thing, as Kioxia released a pair of U.3 offerings this week. Lastly Adam recommends In the Tall Grass in his movie corner, which was roundly rejected as a bad idea. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Wasabi Announces Reserved Capacity Storage

This week Wasabi announced its new Reserved Capacity Storage (RCS) pricing model. The company sees this as a disruptive model as it allows customers to buy a reserved amount of cloud storage at a fixed price for a certain period of time, 1, 3, or 5 years. With this pricing model, it will be easier for customers to compare the cost of cloud storage versus the cost of on-prem hardware. The model also makes it easier for channel partners to sell cloud storage capacity as a SKU, similar to how on-prem storage appliances are sold. 

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by Alex Schuchter

Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD Review

The next generation of the boldly named Seagate Fast SSD is here. Now the Seagate BarraCuda Fast SSD, this little square drive has similar features to its predecessor and a nearly identical design but, with an updated color scheme. Features sported by this drive include future-proof and fully reversible USB-C connectivity, special file-syncing software, and fast file transfer speeds which is to be expected with SSD technology.  With the special file-syncing software this drive makes it easy to keep files updated. The software syncs important folders and projects with the included backup and folder mirroring software and it automatically monitors target folders for file additions, deletions, or changes. Also, with the reversible USB-C cable it means there’s no right or wrong way to plug in. The days of plugging your USB in incorrectly are gone and the first try will always be the right way. Out of the box this drive works with both Windows and Mac which is a convenient feature. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16 Hits GA

Today Red Hat announced the generally availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16, the latest version of its cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. Red Hat states that the latest version comes with over a thousand enhancements and new features that, in their words, will lay the foundation for enterprise and telco workloads from programmable IaaS for hybrid clouds, developer clouds and production clouds and cloud-native applications like network functions virtualization (NFV), edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). This is a fairly quick turnaround in updates, with version 15 coming out in September of 2019. 

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by Adam Armstrong

KIOXIA Releases Enterprise & Data Center PCIe 4.0, U.3 SSDs

Today KIOXIA America Inc. announced that they were the first to get enterprise and data center PCIe 4.0 (in U.3 form factor) SSDs to the market. The new SSDs include the CM6 and CD6 Series PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs. According to the company, the new drives can hit speeds as high as 6.9GB/s. 

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Adds More EPYC CPUs

Today AMD rolled out two new second generation EPYC processors to add more performance options so customers can meet the right performance to workload. AMD is adding yet another 64 core CPU in the 7662 as well as a new 32 core model as well with the 7532. The new CPUs will come with all of the rest of the features that the second generation of EPYC processors are known for such as support for PCIe 4.0, 3200MHz RAM, and security features. 

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by Michael Rink

Cohesity Announces Remote/Branch Office Appliance

Today, Cohesity announced a solution targeted at remote office or branch office (ROBO) locations. The solution combines Cohesity software with certified servers from Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Cohesity was founded in 2013. One of their co-founders worked at Google, so it is not surprising that they are partially funded by Google Ventures. The company is a well-established provider of both software and converged appliance data management solutions. Cohesity's essential products include DataPlatform, DataProtect, Helios, App Ecosystem, and Hyperconverged Platforms.

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by Michael Rink

Cloudian Announces Adoption of Brand New Veeam v10

Today, Cloudian announced that it would be adopting Veeam's just released version 10 Veeam Availability Suite. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Veeam's release of v10 to general availability yesterday. Cloudian was founded in 2011 and primarily focuses on providing file and object storage software, although they recently spun off an edge AI-focused subsidiary.

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