Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces Intelligent Storage Tiering & DR In AWS

Today Druva announced what it calls the industry’s first multi-tier intelligent data storage in the cloud. This storage tiering supports all layers of AWS storage, including S3, Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive. The company also announced built-in disaster recovery (DR) on AWS.

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Announces WPM 3.0 & Pingdom

Today SolarWinds announced the latest enhancements to its web performance monitoring products including SolarWinds Orion Platform-based Web Performance Monitor (WPM), now WPM 3.0, and its SaaS-based SolarWinds Pingdom solution. The new web performance monitoring products are all about provide better monitoring capabilities while at the same time simplifying troubleshoot, that in turn makes the end user experience much better. SolarWinds will be demoing this technology and more at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, August 25-29 at booth #1511.

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by Adam Armstrong

Excelero Debuts NVEdge

Today Excelero announced its new block storage software that its states can create NVMe all-flash arrays from high-availability servers, Excelero NVEdge. Excelero, as it frequently does, claims that its new solution can create the world’s fastest NVMe AFA performance, with the numbers they claim being 2.7 million IOPS on a 100Gb link. Even though they promise high performance, they state they can hit it while still providing enterprise storage features for simplified deployment, efficiency and operation.

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by Adam Armstrong

EXTEN Announced HyperDynamic 3.0

Today EXTEN Technologies announced the third generation of its HyperDynamic NVMe over Fabrics storage software is now available. The latest version is said to bring advanced levels of resiliency, performance and management to demanding data center customers. Ideal use cases for EXTEN software are any that require extreme performance such as analytics, machine learning, and high performance computing (HPC).

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by Michael Rink

Cohesity Expands Security Capabilities

Today Cohesity expanded its security capabilities by releasing a new app through their marketplace, Cohesity CyberScan. Cohesity was founded in 2013 and is partially funded by Google Ventures. It is a well-established provider of both software and converged appliance data management solutions. Their current flagship product is SpanFS, a file system platform capable of spanning across on-premise, cloud, and edge storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Formulus Black Releases Forsa 3.0

Today Formulus Black announced the latest version of its enterprise Forsa software, Forsa 3.0. The software is said to enable any application to run in memory without modification. The latest version improve scalability enabling larger databases, I/O hungry HPC jobs, artificial intelligence and machine learning model training to run in memory on commodity hardware through support for larger systems with more CPUs and memory. The new version now supports Intel Optane DC persistent memory. 

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by Guest Author

What is Ansible?

Ansible is an agentless automation tool written in Python. It connects to your clients via SSH and allows you to automate the boring, repetitive tasks you don't want to do. It allows you to take a task done by a human that may take an hour to perform, and convert it into a single command that completes within minutes. This improves your performance and allows you to start work on the next big project.

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases KACE SDA & SMA Updates

Today Quest released new versions of their KACE SDA software and KACE SMA software. The KACE SDA (Systems Deployment Appliance) update is a full version upgrade to 7.0. However, the KACE SMA (Systems Management Appliance) update is only an incremental update to 9.1. Quest KACE is a collection of tools to help manage an astonishingly broad array of endpoint devices and system images. 

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by Lazaro Herrera

How To Install Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

In this edition of Before the Home Lab we'll look at installing Citrix Hypervisor, formally called XenServer. Citrix Hypervisor is the virtualization platform based on the Xen Project. It used to be the best alternative for getting VMware-like features in an open source product until version 7.3. Since version 7.3, the following features were moved behind Citrix Hypervisor's Standard per core licensing

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by Adam Armstrong

Alluxio 2.0 Launched

Today at the AWS Global Summit, Alluxio announced the latest version of its data orchestration technology, Alluxio 2.0. The latest version comes with new innovations for data engineers and is aimed at multi-cloud analytics and AI.

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