Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Michael Rink

Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine Goes Live

Today Canonical released Ubuntu 19.10, "Eoan Ermine." The new version is coming out right on schedule and primarily makes it easier to work on artificial intelligence and other machine learning (AI/ML) tasks and improved Kubernetes support. 19.10 has been in beta for some time now and the stable release is coming out right on schedule. Canonical was founded in 2004 specifically to support Ubuntu and other open-source software projects.

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by Michael Rink

SwiftStack and InfiniteIO Release Integrated Solution

SwiftStack and InfiniteIO announced and released an integrated solution that combines InfiniteIO’s hybrid cloud tiering and metadata acceleration with SwiftStack’s software to optimize capacity resources and increase performance. Swiftstack was founded in 2011 and sells on-premise storage and software. InfiniteIO was founded just a year later in 2012 and provides cloud data management software.

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by Lyle Smith

Cumulus Linux and NetQ Now Extended to Campus Networks

Cumulus Networks has announced the availability of Cumulus Linux and NetQ for enterprises, which is expected to bring the advantages of open and disaggregated data center networking to campus networks through a single fabric. Cumulus says that it will “modernize” the campus network by removing complexity, simplifying operations and improving reliability and performance, and will achieve this with DevOps practices such as Infrastructure-as-Code, deeper network visibility and standards-based infrastructure with a two-tier leaf-spine architecture.

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by Michael Rink

Openstack Adds More AI & ML Support With Train

Today the OpenStack Foundation released their 20th version since their initial release in 2010. Continuing their tradition of short but colorful, alphabetical names, the new release is named Train (as in always on time). The past two releases were Stein and Rocky respectively. Some of the highlights of Train, in addition to more Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) support, are improved resource management and enhanced security. The OpenStack Foundation is, as the name suggests, an open-source software community, and is supported by over five hundred companies.

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by Blaise Robitaille

What Is RAID1

RAID1 Mirrors the data across multiple disks (Minimum of 2). By spreading the data across more than one disk should you suffer a fault (Drive failure) your drive controller would simply send you an alert that a drive has failed and that you should replace the failed drive at your earliest convenience. There are speed benefits compared to a single drive however you loose the capacity of the mirrored drive. 

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by Michael Rink

Dynatrace Announces Business Analytics Software

Today, Dynatrace announced its plans for a new business analytics tool named Digital Business Analytics. The new software will build on Dynatrace’s existing application performance management and digital experience monitoring modules to generate AI-derived answers to market questions. Dynatrace’s main product is a cloud-centric software monitoring and analysis platform and is available in a free 15-day trial.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC ECS EX500 Appliance and Software Version 3.4 Now Available

Dell EMC has announced the ECS EX500 Appliance and Software Version 3.4. Object-based solutions like these are designed to effectively handle the constant data growth at a price point that can fit most budgets. The EX500 joins the EX300 and EX3000 as the newest addition to the ECS hardware line while the Software Version 3.4 adds both new and enhanced features.

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by Michael Rink

Hammerspace Adds Global Undelete Service

Hammerspace updated their cloud-native data services to add self-service data recovery and global undelete as well as a slew of other new features. Hammerspace was founded just last year in 2018 and is a software-as-a-service company that focuses on reducing the complexity of adopting hybrid, multi-site, or Kubernetes workflows

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by Michael Rink

Rubrik Announces Cloud Data Management for NetApp StorageGRID

Today, Rubrik announced a new joint solution in collaboration with NetApp, Rubrik Cloud Data Management for NetApp StorageGRID. Or to say that another way, companies can now use Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software on NetApp object stores. StorageGrid is NetApp's software-defined object storage solution for large archives, media repositories, and web data stores. Rubrik's core product is its Cloud Data Management software and appliances.

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by Michael Rink

Red Hat Releases OpenStack Platform 15

Today Red Hat released Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, the latest version of its cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. Based on the OpenStack community’s “Stein” release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 adds performance improvements, cloud security enhancements, and expands the platform’s ecosystem of supported hardware. Stein was released just a few months ago, in April. Getting OpenStack Platform 15 out so soon afterward is an impressively quick turnaround for enterprise-grade software. 

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