by Michael Rink

Pivot3 Updates Acuity

Pivot3 released an update for their Acuity software. The update is aimed at improving their networks' resilience and improving customer's abilities to recover from the loss of a cluster node or other partial outage. Pivot3 was founded in 2003 and shipped its first hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform in 2008. It currently focuses on providing HCI products, including both datacenter and edge platforms running custom software.

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by Michael Rink

Diamanti Announces Kubernetes Platform with GPU Support

Today, Diamanti announced their first enterprise platform with GPU support for running containerized workloads under Kubernetes. The new platform is targeted at the artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI\ML) markets. Diamanti was founded in the early 2010s and provides open-source Kubernetes platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts In Beta

Today during AWS re:Invent 2019, VMware announced that VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is in beta. The beta program will be open to a select set of customers in the US region. Key used cases highlighted by VMware include local cloud use, data center modernization, and flexible capacity. 

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by Michael Rink

Pivot3 Offers Video Storage Appliance Through Lenovo

Today, Pivot3 announced that it is providing its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) surveillance platform through Lenovo Datacenter Group’s (DCG) ON DEMAND program. The platform combines Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with Pivot3’s software to create an appliance targeted at video and camera management at the edge. Pivot3 was founded in 2003 and shipped its first HCI platform in 2008. It currently focuses on providing HCI products, including both datacenter and edge platforms. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NSX Service Mesh Now On VMware Tanzu

Back in August, VMware announced its Tanzu portfolio that is aimed at changing how enterprises build software on Kubernetes. Not only would Tanzu change software build, it is said to help consistently run Kubernetes across clouds as well as help manage Kubernetes fleets from a single control point. VMware just recently announced that it has introduced NSX Service Mesh on VMware Tanzu. 

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by Michael Rink

Diamanti Announces Hybrid Cloud Kubernetes Platform

Today, at KubeCon, Diamanti announced the upcoming launch of Diamanti Spektra. Spektra will be a hybrid cloud Kubernetes control plane focused on application and data persistence spanning public and private clouds. Diamanti was founded in the early 2010s and provides open-source Kubernetes platforms.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Diamanti D10 Container Appliance Review

We first became acquainted with Diamanti two years ago at KubeCon 2017, and we were impressed with their vision: to provide a bare-metal container platform purpose-built for microservices and cloud-native environments, and optimized for Kubernetes or, basically, a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance for Kubernetes. We saw this as an interesting play and last year at KubeCon 2018 we started to talk to them about working with us to understand storage on Kubernetes and how Kubernetes storage can be tested, and quantified in a methodical fashion so we can start to test and document Kubernetes storage performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Makes Several Product & Partner Announcements At VMworld Europe 2019

Today at VMworld Europe 2019 in Barcelona, VMware Inc. made a slew of announcements around various products and partnerships. The product announcements include security updates, new features for Workspace ONE, and a new teclo cloud orchestrator, Project Maestro. On the partner front, VMware is deepening its relationships with AWS and Microsoft. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC VxRail Enhancements Announced At VMworld Europe

Today at VMworld Europe, Dell Technologies announced several enhancements to its Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure system. These new enhancements center around automation, analytics, and workload support. The company is also announcing two all-NVMe based platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Skyline Health for vSAN Announced

VMware announced the combination of two of its products in the release of VMware Skyline Health for vSAN. This will take all the benefits of VMware Skyline, including its proactive notifications to stop issue before they take root, and apply this to the very popular VMware vSAN. All of the benefits of VMware Skyline Health for vSAN including self-service findings for configuration, patches, upgrades, and security will be available for vSAN 6.7 and later. 

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