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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Adds Two Plugins To Unity XT

Dell Technologies released two plugins for Dell EMC Unity XT. Unity, in this case, does not refer to the popular video game software development environment, but to Dell's line of all-flash unified storage servers. The first plugin is for Kubernetes and is called the Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin. The second plugin is a VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plugin.

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by Lyle Smith

IDC Releases Q3 2019 Worldwide Server Tracker for the Converged Systems Market

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the third quarter of the worldwide converged systems market, reporting an increase of 3.5% year over year to $3.75 billion, which was much lower than last quarter. Nonetheless, Dell has again posted top revenue and market share as the number one global provider of hyper-converged systems, showing a growth of 42.6% year over year (vs. +3.5% year over year of the overall industry) and capturing a 35.1% share, roughly 6% more than this time last year. At number two, Nutanix reported $262.2 million in branded revenue for a 14.2% share, though it declined once again by 6.8% year over year.

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by Michael Rink

HYCU Releases Multi-Cloud Application Migration as a Service

HYCU released HYCU Protégé to general availability. HYCU Protégé is currently available on an as-a-service model and provides multi-cloud migration, data management, and disaster recovery services. Previously known as Comtrade Software of Comtrade Group, HYCU renamed itself after its most successful product HYCU just last year, around March 2018. HYCU currently provides application-focused data protection and monitoring software to support multi-cloud data centers.

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by Lyle Smith

Orico Thunderbolt 3 Aluminum Docking Station Review

The Orico Thunderbolt 3 Aluminum Docking Station is a multi-purpose accessory designed to add expanded functionality. Due to their size, notebooks are usually limited in the amount of connectivity and functionality they can offer, so docking stations such as these are extremely handy and provide users with wide range of connectivity so they can easily attach peripherals, hard drives, flash drives and mobile devices. The Orico docking station features one DisplayPort, one USB-A 3.0 port, two USB-A 3.1 ports, an SD card port, and an RJ45 network port as well as a power interface and Thunderbolt 3 input/output ports. Using the DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 port, for example, allows you to stream your laptop to devices like TVs and monitors in 4K, which is perfect for the travel-wary professionals. You can also use the docking station to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices.

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by Lyle Smith

Dynatrace Announces Autonomous Cloud Enablement (ACE) Practice and Keptn

Dynatrace has announced the Autonomous Cloud Enablement (ACE) Practice to help speed up DevOps’ move to autonomous cloud operations. ACE is designed to give organizations everything they need (such as best practices, hands-on expertise, and automation services) to successfully migrate to autonomous, NoOps cloud operations. Dynatrace indicates that practice will initially focus on both unbreakable CI/CD pipelines and autonomous, self-healing production operations for cloud-native environments.

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by Michael Rink

Aerospike Releases Version 4.8

Aerospike released version 4.8 of their NoSQL database to general availability. Aerospike Enterprise Edition 4.8 adds support for storing record data in Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory (PMEM). Aerospike was founded in 2009 under the name Citrusleaf but in 2012 changed the company name to match the name of their NoSQL database.

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by Lyle Smith

Lightbits Adds NVMe/TCP Clustered Storage Solution to LightOS

Lightbits Labs has announced advancements to LightOS with the first NVMe/TCP clustered storage solution. Lightbits LightOS is the company’s software solution designed to give organizations availability, flexibility and efficiency of hyperscale cloud infrastructure to on-premise data centers, which allows application teams to focus their efforts on developing new services aligned with their organizational goals.

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by Michael Rink

Scale Computing Releases Micro HCI Edge Appliance

Scale Computing, released the HE150 at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference. The new HE150 is the latest addition to Scale Computing's HC3 Edge product line and is intended to allow them to serve customers and companies without the space or other resources for a server room. Scale Computing was founded in the mid-2000s and primarily provides edge-focused solutions.

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by Michael Rink

Pivot3 Updates Acuity

Pivot3 released an update for their Acuity software. The update is aimed at improving their networks' resilience and improving customer's abilities to recover from the loss of a cluster node or other partial outage. Pivot3 was founded in 2003 and shipped its first hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform in 2008. It currently focuses on providing HCI products, including both datacenter and edge platforms running custom software.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Unveils Their Second Annual Green Data Center Report

Supermicro has released its second annual Data Centers and the Environment report, which is based on an industry survey of over 5,000 IT professionals. After analyzing the results, the company has determined that the majority of data center leaders do not “fully consider” green initiatives when building-out data center infrastructures. Supermicro believes that organizations will see increases data center costs while negatively affecting the environment.  

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