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iStorage Datashur PRO2 Review

The iStorage datAshur PRO2 is a USB flash drive that is hardware encrypted for those that need the highest level of security on the go. Like all iStorage products, the datAshur PRO2 uses a PIN authentication pad to unlock for use; users can select a 7-15 digit PIN. Extra security measures leveraged by this drive include real time data encryption using military grade aes-xts 256-bit hardware encryption and a uniquely incorporated Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor. The drive comes in capacities up to 512GB.
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Riverbed SteelConnect EX Released

Today Riverbed announced the general availability of its new enterprise-class and carrier-grade WAN Edge Infrastructure solution, Riverbed SteelConnect EX. The company states that the new solution is a combination of enterprise-class SD-WAN, best-in-class application acceleration, advanced network security. Riverbed also announced several advancements to its NPM solutions.

Kingston Digital KC600 SSD Now Shipping

Kingston Digital has announced that it is now shipping the KC600, the newest addition to the company’s budget SSD line. Inexpensive but reliable, these new drives come in a 2.5″ form factor and use the SATA Rev 3.0 interface with backwards compatibility.

Cisco Releases Data Center Management App

Cisco released a mobile app version of its Cisco Intersight software. Cisco Intersight is a Software as a service infrastructure (SaaS) management program. Cisco was founded in 1984 and provides a wide range of networking, telecommunications, and data center hardware.

HPE iLO 5 Review

Managing servers in the data center and anywhere in the world can be a complicated mission if you don’t have the proper tools and solutions. Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) is one of the out-of-band (OOB) methods for managing servers and networking equipment. iLO is an embedded technology that ships in HPE ProLiant servers and provides multiple ways to configure, monitor, and update HPE servers from a remote location. 

Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine Goes Live

Today Canonical released Ubuntu 19.10, "Eoan Ermine." The new version is coming out right on schedule and primarily makes it easier to work on artificial intelligence and other machine learning (AI/ML) tasks and improved Kubernetes support. 19.10 has been in beta for some time now and the stable release is coming out right on schedule. Canonical was founded in 2004 specifically to support Ubuntu and other open-source software projects.

SwiftStack and InfiniteIO Release Integrated Solution

SwiftStack and InfiniteIO announced and released an integrated solution that combines InfiniteIO’s hybrid cloud tiering and metadata acceleration with SwiftStack’s software to optimize capacity resources and increase performance. Swiftstack was founded in 2011 and sells on-premise storage and software. InfiniteIO was founded just a year later in 2012 and provides cloud data management software.

Cumulus Linux and NetQ Now Extended to Campus Networks

Cumulus Networks has announced the availability of Cumulus Linux and NetQ for enterprises, which is expected to bring the advantages of open and disaggregated data center networking to campus networks through a single fabric. Cumulus says that it will “modernize” the campus network by removing complexity, simplifying operations and improving reliability and performance, and will achieve this with DevOps practices such as Infrastructure-as-Code, deeper network visibility and standards-based infrastructure with a two-tier leaf-spine architecture.

Openstack Adds More AI & ML Support With Train

Today the OpenStack Foundation released their 20th version since their initial release in 2010. Continuing their tradition of short but colorful, alphabetical names, the new release is named Train (as in always on time). The past two releases were Stein and Rocky respectively. Some of the highlights of Train, in addition to more Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) support, are improved resource management and enhanced security. The OpenStack Foundation is, as the name suggests, an open-source software community, and is supported by over five hundred companies.

Mellanox Releases 200Gb/s Network Cards

Today Mellanox released ConnectX-6 Dx cards that are capable of 200Gb/s over NVMe/TCP. Mellanox was founded in 1999 and provides data center network solutions. NVIDIA is in the process of buying Mellanox for $6.9 billion by the end of the calendar year.