Enterprise disk, hybrid and all flash array (AFA) reviews that cater to midmarket enterprises and up.
by Michael Rink

Microsoft Expands HC Series Availability

Yesterday Microsoft announced that they had expanded the availability of their HC series virtual machines (VMs) to Azure's East US region. The series was previously available only in West US 2, so HC series VMs are now an option in two regions, East US and West US 2. 

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by Michael Rink

NetApp Releases Slew of Hybrid Cloud Services

NetApp has announced a multitude of updates and new services. NetApp is adding their Cloud Data Services to their Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings. NetApp Cloud Data Services is also adding additional support for Google Cloud. That would be more than enough, but NetApp is also releasing a new fabric orchestration toolset, the NetApp Fabric Orchestrator and offering several new payment models. NetApp has been an absolute dynamo of updates and new services or appliance so far this year. As just one example, we covered the release of their C190 all-flash storage array

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by Michael Rink

Xilinx Ships First Versal ACAPs

Xilinx announced that it had met a significant milestone: Xilinx just shipped the first wave of Versal AI Core Series and Prime Series units to customers. Xilinx was founded in 1984 and primarily sells programmable devices as well as associated services and support. One of the founders of Xilinx, Ross Freeman, is credited with the invention of the FPGA.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Delivers Innovations To The Intelligent Edge

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced several innovations to accelerate Intelligent Edge adoption with new edge solutions, partner program, and a research lab. These new offerings enable customers to leverage analytics and machine learning (ML) allowing them to adapt to changes in real-time. The new offerings and programs include major enhancements to Aruba Central, integrations and new turnkey edge-to-cloud solutions, and the Intelligent Edge and IoT Center of Excellence (CoE) and Labs.

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by Adam Armstrong

High-End Storage Platform, HPE Primera, Unveiled At Discover

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its new high-end storage platform, HPE Primera. Primera is designed for “all” mission-critical applications and leverages the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, HPE InfoSight. HPE Primera will both expand and advance the companies Intelligent Data Platform portfolio that is designed to accelerate application performance, transform data management, harness the agility of all clouds, and empower businesses by unlocking hidden insights within data in real time.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its GreenLake Offerings

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it would be scaling its GreenLake offerings increasing its as-a-Service business. HPE GreenLake offerings will expand for the midmarket, new services for the edge, and new and expanded partnerships with CyrusOne and Equinix. The company also is announcing HPE GreenLake for Aruba with a new Network as a Service (NaaS) offering.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces Object Storage for VMware vCloud Director

Today Cloudian announced its new fully native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers that is managed directly from VMware vCloud Director. Cloudian makes that claim that its new object storage solution will give VMware Cloud Providers a limitlessly scalable, cost-effective and feature-rich storage foundation for delivering new and enhanced value-add services. Customers will be better able to meet their capacity-intensive data protection, management and analytics objectives. 

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by Michael Rink

DDN EXA5 Unveiled At ISC High Performance Conference

Today, DDN (DataDirect Networks) announced EXA5, the next generation of DDN’s EXAScaler Storage and is showcasing it at the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. DataDirect Networks (DDN) was founded in 1998 and provides block and file storage platforms as well as associated appliances and tools. The ISC High Performance conference has been running annually in Europe since 1986 and was previously known as the International Supercomputing Conference.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Announcements From The ISC High Performance Conference

Today, Dell announced several new solutions and reference designs for high-performance computing at ISC High Performance 2019. The ISC High Performance conference has been running annually in Europe since 1986 and was previously known as the International Supercomputing Conference.

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by Michael Rink

WekaIO Updates Software Platform

Today, WekaIO, announced updates to its software platform to provide security functionality for multi-use enterprise high performance computing (HPC). WekaIO is two years old, and we covered their initial launch, which is still the core of their offerings, a cloud-native scalable file system. More recently we covered their announcement that they had raised $31.7 million in additional funding in May.

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