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by Adam Armstrong

AWS re:Invent 2019 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week AWS re:Invent 2019  took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. While we covered the major announcements from AWSDruvaIGELVMware, and Veeam, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as more from AWS, Instana, Zadara, Veritas, Cohesity, and MemSQL.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Announces Quantum Computing Service In Amazon Braket

Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), made a few announcments around new quantum computing services. This include a new service, Amazon Braket, that is said to fully managed AWS service that enables scientists, researchers, and developers to begin experimenting with computers from quantum hardware providers (including D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti) in a single place. The company announced the AWS Center for Quantum Computing to bring together experts to work on new quantum computing technologies. And they are launching the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab to connect customers with experts. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Liqid, DDN, KIOXIA, Igneous, Ryussi, Unisys, Rackspace, & NetApp

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Liqid announces $28 Million in funding. Tintri by DDN reports great third quarter for 2019 and DDN finishes its acquisition of IntelliFlash. KIOXIA introduces 512GB automotive UFS. Igneous DataProtect now supports Azure Blob. Ryussi releases MoSMB-S3 Gateway. Unisys launches CloudForte for ServiceNow. Rackspace and NetApp partner to reduce Costs of VMware Cloud on AWS. 

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by Guest Author

Home Lab Deep Dive: Hobby To Obsession

Homelabs come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re running a business out of your home or simply are addicted to computers and related server hardware, the amount of joy it brings the individual can be limitless and forever lasting. For me, it’s purely a hobby, though I do serve some applications and media to friends and family. And that’s honestly where I get a lot of enjoyment, as top end equipment cannot possibly be more satisfying as sharing it with others who are close to you.

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by Tom Fenton

KubeCon 2019 On The Ground

We were able to spend 4 days at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, which was put on by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The event was held in San Diego at the Conference Centre from November 18th to 21st and drew in 12,000 attendees and 300 vendors. This conference is one of three annual meetings put on by CNCF to discuss Kubernetes (K8S) and computing in the cloud. Below is a summary of the announcements made at the convention as well as other items that we found interesting.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Makes Several Storage Announcements Ahead Of re:Invent

As AWS re:Invent is right around the corner, Amazon is starting to release some of its announcements before the event begins. The first slew of announcements center around a subject close to our hearts, storage. The company is launching several new features for Amazon Elastic Block Store {EBS), Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS,) AWS DataSync, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). 

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Makes Several Announcements At SC19

Today at SC19 in Denver, AMD made a slew of announcements in HPC. The company announced new EC2 instances with AWS. And, as we’ve previously covered, GIGABYTE announced five new servers that leverage 2nd generation AMD EPYC, bringing their total to 28 servers. 

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by Michael Rink

HPE Collaborates With National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that they would be collaborating with the U.S.A. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on software to improve the energy and water efficiency of data centers.

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by Michael Rink

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces Container Platform

Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced HPE Container Platform. HPE Container Platform is a Kubernetes-based container platform and is expected to be available sometime early next year.

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by Adam Armstrong

D2iQ Introduces Kommander

D2iQ, formally Mesosphere, announced the release of its new product aimed at delivering federated multi-cluster management and governance across disparate clusters for any on-premise or cloud Kubernetes distribution, Kommander. According to D2iQ, Kommander provides unified lifecycle management, observability, and configuration management across an organization’s Kubernetes clusters, enabling successful Day 2 operations for enterprises around the globe. D2iQ makes this announcement as we go into KubeCon this week.

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