by Brian Beeler

Lenovo ThinkIoT Ecosystem Expands Customer Validated Solutions

Lenovo is well known for their endpoint solutions as well as their infrastructure solutions like ThinkSystem servers and the ThinkAgile software-defined portfolio. Lenovo ThinkIoT encompasses all of what Lenovo has learned over the years at the edge, as well as the infrastructure required to support smart workloads in retail, fulfilment, logistics and other key use cases. From the hardware perspective, the ThinkIoT portfolio includes edge computing devices such as the ThinkCentre Tiny as well as the ThinkCentre Nano IoT that was launched today. Additionally though, the ThinkIoT portfolio includes a variety of sensors and dedicated IoT devices including high-powered smart cameras, motion-enabled lighting, machine vision cashier and facial recognition devices.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton 9SX3000 UPS Review

The Eaton 9SX3000 is the largest model of the company’s 9SX UPS line. The 9SX UPS solutions are highlighted by their topology, internal static bypass and intuitive, slick-looking LCD menu display, as well as network, Modbus, Relay and signal input functionality for easy integration into IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. UPS solutions are a vital part of any organization that depends on electronic equipment, as they protect them from unexpected power-related issues that might arise. This includes power failures, sags and surges, brownouts, voltage spikes, frequency variations, and harmonic distortion. Eaton’s 9SX UPS line goes the extra mile with features like double-conversion, online power protection, which is ideal for medical, light industrial, automation and mission critical IT environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Introduces CUDA-X AI At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA introduced its CUDA-X AI platform, what it calls the only end-to-end platform for the acceleration of data science. Along with this, several major vendors have announced NVIDIA T4 servers architected to run CUDA-X AI accelerated data analytics, machine learning, and deep learning. NVIDIA T4 GPUs instances paired with NVIDIA CUDA-X AI are coming to AWS Marketplace. And NVIDIA CUDA-X AI Acceleration libraries are now available on Microsoft Azure.

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by Lyle Smith

In The Lab: Netstor NP631N M.2 NVMe to PCIe Host Adapter

The Netstor NP631N is a PCIe 3.0 m.2 adapter that brings m.2 SSD compatibility to just about every desktop and server, and does so while delivering up to 32Gbps in performance via any PCIe x4, x8, and x16 slot. M.2 adapter cards are a great way for users to get the speedy NVMe performance if they don`t have a modern motherboard with a built-in M.2 slot. They're also handy for those looking to install more than one M.2 drive, as most new consumer-grade motherboards only have one or two slots available. In the enterprise space, M.2 adapters bring cost-effective boot-drive alternatives to servers without taking a front-mount slot and offer higher performance than other alternatives.

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Enhancements

NVIDIA announced today the latest enhancements to the Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstations (Quadro vDWS), aimed to accelerate demanding graphics and compute workflows by delivering high performance of a virtual workstation.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Eaton Launches 9PXM UPS

Eaton recently announced its latest scalable, modular tower/rackmount backup power solution, the 9PXM UPS. Through its 4 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) plug-and play, hot swappable power modules, the 9PXM UPS aims to provide IT managers and data center operators a highly efficient and reliable solution with the lowest TCO in the 4-20 kVA range.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Introduces Radeon PRO V340

As VMworld 2018 is about to kick off tonight and into the next few days, AMD announced a new vGPU for high-performance graphics in the datacenter, the AMD Radeon PRO V340. The new virtual GPU is designed to tackle the most demanding datacenter visualization workloads, including CAD, design, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and rendering. AMD will be demoing the vGPU at booth #2501 at VMworld.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Makes Several Announcements At SIGGRAPH 2018

This year at SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA made several announcements. These announcements include a new Graphics architecture, Turing, as well as the world’s first ray-tracing GPU, the Quadro RTX. NVIDIA is happy to announced endorsements from some of the top graphics software companies and it has made its Material Definition Language SDK available as open source.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Announces Quadro GV100 GPU With RTX Technology

Continuing with NVIDIA’s abundance of announcements today, NVIDIA has unveiled Quadro GV100 GPU with NVIDIA RTX technology, giving artists and designers real-time ray tracing for the very first time. NVIDIA previously introduced RTX technology at the annual Game Developers Conference last week.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC ProSupport Enterprise Suite Review

Dell Services first launched its ProSupport service in 2008, and the response in the marketplace made it an award-winning service with high customer satisfaction. Five years later, Dell released its ProSupport Enterprise Suite to address the growing complexity in the converged IT enterprise environment. As the IT landscape evolves with virtualized systems, Big Data, Cloud, and converged infrastructure, the need for enterprise-class support is heightened. To address these needs, Dell EMC offers 3 tiers of support, as well as support for the Data Center.  Enterprise customers may choose from their Basic, ProSupport, or ProSupport Plus plans or select the ProSupport Enterprise Suite for the Data Center, which offers 4 levels of support.

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