Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Lazaro Herrera

How to Install VMware ESXi

In the next edition of our Before the Home Lab series we’ll look our first hypervisor, VMware ESXi, and how to install it in a homelab setting. Full Disclosure: My homelab is fully ESXi / vSphere, with no vCenter deployments. 
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by Lyle Smith

iXsystems TrueCommand 1.0 Released

iXsystems has announced the release of TrueCommand 1.0, the company’s unified management system that monitors and controls TrueNAS and FreeNAS systems from a single-pane-of-glass. iXsystems claims that TrueCommand will simplify 24x7 operations, improve security, automate tasks, and promote faster problem resolution for NAS systems.

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by Lyle Smith

iland Autopilot Managed Recovery for DRaaS Announced

iland has announced iland Autopilot Managed Recovery, the newest addition to their Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) portfolio. Autopilot Managed Recovery is a fully managed business continuity solution integrated with Veeam and Zerto, which is designed to accelerate application recovery when organizations suffer from data loss or significant downtime. iland claims that their solution is perfect for customers with limited internal disaster-recovery resources and experience, as well as those who are looking a complete recovery strategy.

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by Michael Rink

SolarWinds Announces Network Insight for Palo Alto Networks

Today SolarWinds extended support of their Network Insight service to Palo Alto Networks and several updates to their existing services. SolarWinds’s Orion Platform is getting upgrades to improve scalability and transparency. SolarWinds was founded in 1999 and is a leading provider of IT infrastructure management software. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005 and primarily provides firewalls as well as other cloud-based security services.

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by Michael Rink

Pivotal Releases Spring Runtime for Java

Today Pivotal Software announced Pivotal Spring Runtime, a support package for Java environments. Pivotal Application Service will also include Pivotal Spring Runtime. Pivotal Software is a cloud-native platform provider founded six years ago.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QTS 4.4.1 Beta Released

QNAP has announced the immediate release of QTS 4.4.1 Beta, focusing on high-efficiency backup and hybrid cloud storage. Version 4.4.1 is highlighted by HBS 3 with QuDedup technology, which deduplicates backup data at the source and increases backup and recovery efficiency. It also now features CacheMount, giving users local caching for connected cloud storage to speedier access to cloud data. Also released with 4.4.1 is the AI-based photo management and sharing application, QuMagie, featuring customizable folder covers and a powerful search tool. Moreover, QNAP NAS solutions will support Fibre Channel SAN so users can seamlessly add them to existing SAN environments as an inexpensive storage and backup solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Citrix Further Refines Workspace Increasing Productivity

Today at Citrix Synergy in Atlanta, Georgia, Citrix announced new refinements to its digital workspace solutions centered around increasing the employee experience. The enhancements announced today all center around improving the workers’ flow and productivity. Citrix also announced that it has launched Citrix Workspace for Google Cloud. 

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by Lyle Smith

SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 Annouced

SUSE has announced the latest release of its software-defined storage solution, SUSE Enterprise Storage 6. Powered by Ceph technology (an open-source software designed to facilitate highly scalable object, block and file-based storage under one whole system), the newest release helps IT organizations adapt to changing business demands, such as ever-growing data sets.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Releases iLO 4 2.70 Firmware Update

Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out the latest firmware update to its Integrated Lights-Out Management (iLO) 4, version 2.70. While the firmware update adds several enhancements, the one generating the most buzz is HTML5 support for Remote Console. The update supports several Gen9 and Gen8 servers in HPE’s ProLiant and Synergy lines.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QES 2.1.0 Now Available

QNAP has released QNAP Enterprise Storage (QES) version 2.1.0 today, an operating system that brings cost-effective, flash-optimized storage technology for enterprise data centers and VDI environments. This update includes a slate of handy new features including QNAP’s exclusive Write Coalescing algorithm to optimize all-flash performance in ZFS, software-defined SSD optimization, inline compaction, iSER support, and more. QNAP’s enterprise storage OS focuses on performance, data protection and reduction, virtualization, and the compatibility with OpenStack cloud environments.

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