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by Adam Armstrong

DataCore Announces vFilO

Today DataCore Software announced what it is calling the next-generation distributed file and object storage virtualization technology, vFilO. This new addition adds to the company’s software-defined storage (SDS) portfolio and is designed to control large volumes of data scattered on-premises and in the cloud. vFilO works well with the company’s existing portfolio or can be used independently, scaling from two instances and tens of terabytes to billions of files spread across numerous nodes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Canonical Enhances Kubernetes Reliability At The Edge

Today Canonical announced enhancements to its MicroK8s. The company announced high-availability clustering in MicroK8s, the workstation and appliance Kubernetes, and enterprise SQL database integration for its multi-cloud Charmed Kubernetes. This should usher in more reliability for Kubernetes for edge, IoT, and multi-cloud. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise

Today Mirantis announced that is has acquired Docker’s Enterprise Platform business. This acquisition, along with its employee and customers, will help drive Mirantis’ goal to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service with a consistent experience for developers on any cloud and on-prem infrastructure. Details of the acquisition were not made public.

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by Michael Rink

StackRox Releases Version 3 Of Kubernetes Security

Today, StackRox released version 3.0 of the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform. The new version includes improved tools to identify vulnerabilities and support for additional ecosystems. StackRox is a small company (less than fifty employees) founded in 2014 and their just updated Kubernetes security platform is their primary product.

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by Michael Rink

Datrium Announces Disaster Recovery as a Service for On Premise vSphere

Today, Datrium announced DRaas Connect. DRaaS Connect extends Datrium's existing disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution to allow recovering from on-premise vSphere physical infrastructure on-premises and across Amazon Web Service (AWS) availability zones. The company just released their DraaS with VMware cloud on AWS last August. 

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by Alex Schuchter

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 Review

Lenovo released the next generation of it’s P Series portfolio, their most powerful line of laptops. We recently reviewed the ThinkPad P53. Today we’re reviewing another laptop in the portfolio, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, and looking at what this workstation has to offer. The P1 returns fulfilling the desire for a thin and light design backed by workstation performance. This generation's spec refresh delivers new levels of power with the latest Intel processors (up to eight cores), NVIDIA Turing graphics, new display options including an OLED Touch display, and X-Rite Pantone Factory color calibration. At top configuration, this workstation can be decked out with 9th generation Intel Xeon E or Core H-series processors, up to NVIDIA Quadro T2000 graphics, a 15.6” OLED Touch Display with Dolby Vision HDR, 64 GB DDR4 memory, and 4TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Unveils Dell EMC PowerOne

Today that the Dell Technologies Summit in Austin, Texas, the company announced its Dell EMC PowerOne autonomous infrastructure. This all-in-one automation system is built for Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, PowerMax storage and options for PowerProtect data protection, automating thousands of tasks and delivering ready-to-run resources in a few clicks, shifting IT staff from routine to strategic objectives. The new solution will be available through Dell Technologies on Demand. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies on Demand Offers Consumption As-a-Service

Today at the Dell Technologies Summit in Austin, Texas, the company announced its consumption-based and as-a-service solutions for on-premises infrastructure and services, Dell Technologies on Demand. Dell states that the new service give IT the agility of cloud and the control, performance and predictability of on-premises infrastructure. The new consumption model covers the newly announced PowerOne and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (down to processor-based usage).

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by Adam Armstrong

HYCU BaaS Enhancements Now Available on Google Cloud

Today HYCU announced enhancements to its Backup-as-a-Service available for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These enhancements give GCP users an enhanced cloud-native solution for their backup and recovery needs in GCP. HYCU states that its BaaS is one of the most cost-efficient data backup and cloud target utilization for backup workflows for GCP.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology UC3200 Now Available

Synology has announced the immediate availability of the UC3200, the company’s first Active-Active solution. Designed for high-availability in business environments and those seeking non-disruptive iSCSI services, the UC3200 is the is built to provide resilient data protection solutions via the company’s powerful management interface, the DSM UC operating system. 

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