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

Quobyte Adds TenserFlow Support Via Plug-In

Today, April 16th, 2016, Quobyte announced the release of a TensorFlow Filesystem Plug-in that allows TensorFlow applications to integrate directly with Quobyte without passing through the operating system kernel. Quobyte was founded in 2013 and provides software-defined storage for a variety of customers including Yahoo! Japan. TensorFlow is a widely used open-source software library commonly used in machine learning applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Next 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 breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week the Google Next Show took place in San Fransico, California. While we covered the major announcement that relates to Google and Intel, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Portworx, NVIDIA, Hammerspace, Lenovo, and HYCU.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Brings 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable CPUs & Optane Persistent Memory To Google Cloud

Today at the Google Cloud Next 2019 Event in San Francisco, Intel and Google Cloud announced their new strategic partnership aimed at accelerating hybrid clouds through seamless deployment of applications on-prem and in the cloud. The two companies are working on a new reference design, Anthos, that is based on the new 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is working with Intel And SAP to offer virtual machines that support Intel Optane DC persistent memory (the first public cloud with support for this new memory class) for SAP workloads. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.5 is Now GA

At the Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pivotal announced the general availability of its Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), PCF 2.5. The latest version incorporates capabilities from important open-source projects like Istio, Envoy, Kubernetes, and Spring Cloud. The new version also leverages Platform Automation to keep the platform updated in an easier fashion.

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by Michael Rink

Elastifile Cloud File Service for Google Enters GA

Elastifile announced that its Elastifile Cloud File Service for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) entered general availability this week. We previously covered Elastifile’s Cloud File Service for Google Cloud when it was just entering early access late last year.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 - Global Survey

Cloud Foundry Foundation, a company aiming to drive awareness and adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source projects for the enterprise, kicked off its annual North American Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today, where they released a report with their findings of a study revealing trends of how companies treat digital transformation as a constant adaptation as opposed to a one-time fix. As a result, cloud technologies such as PaaS, containers and serverless continue to grow at scale, while microservices and AI/ML are next in line to be integrated into their workflows.

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by Marshall Gunnell

DriveScale Adds NVMe over TCP Availability to Composable Platform

DriveScale, a company dedicated to re-imaging static compute infrastructure as adaptable and programmable, making data centers a composable scale-out cloud, announced today the support for NVMe over TCP for its flagship DriveScale Composable Platform.

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by Brian Beeler

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module (PMM)

Intel has talked about Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (PMM) publicly for over a year now, espousing the benefits of a new tier of data centric architecture that sits between DRAM and Optane DC SSDs, with sequentially slower SSD and HDD media cascading down the pyramid to tape at the archive level. The goal with persistent memory has always been to move more data closer to the CPU, offering DRAM-like latency with storage-like persistence and capacities. After a year of listening to hardware and software partners talk about the benefits of persistent memory in the lab, with the release of the second generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Optane DC PMEM is now available across a wide variety of server solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

As part of its biannual update, Intel today announced updates to its Xeon Scalable processors from platinum to bronze. These new CPU’s come with the promise of higher processing power, no real surprise there, with some offer core counts as high as 56. A big aspect of this release is the fact that several of the new CPUs, which are socket compatible, will allow servers to leverage Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory, which we go into some detail here.

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by Michael Rink

AWS Introduces New Features at Santa Clara Summit

Amazon Web Services (AWS from here on) announced several new capabilities and services. AWS introduced Concurrency Scaling for Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, AWS App Mesh, and AMD-powered Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances.

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