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

Brocade SAN Health Overview

A few years ago Brocade (now a division of Broadcom) released a tool that runs diagnostic checks on SAN devices, SAN Health. The tool looks at things such as storage network performance and inventory reports to help prevent possible issues and optimize operations for the SAN. The tool is free to use, takes one minute to install, three minuets to run an audit, and is said to have no impact on network performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Partners With Secureworks & CrowdStrike On Endpoint Security

Today Dell introduced a new portfolio of next-generation endpoint security solutions, Dell SafeGuard and Response. This new portfolio represents collaboration with Secureworks and CrowdStrike. These new solutions are designed to prevent, detect and respond to the shifting threat landscape that modern IT environments face.

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by Adam Armstrong

JetStream Migrate Review

Migrating VMs can be a huge pain in the neck for companies wanting to move from traditional architectures to the cloud; live migration is even worse. From the service provider perspective, they need a quick and relatively painless way to migrate VMs to both make customers happy, but perhaps more importantly in their view, get to the point of billing. JetStream Migrate is designed exactly for this purpose, helping service providers migrate customer VMs to the cloud completely, reliably, and without appliction service interruption.

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by Tom Fenton

Dell EMC CloudIQ Review

CloudIQ is a free, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution that allows customers to monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot Dell EMC’s storage systems (Unity, SC Series, XtremIO, and PowerMax/VMAX) with a HTML5 browser. Since its release in 2016, Dell EMC has steadily been adding improvements and features to CloudIQ to make it an actionable service for their customers.

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by Michael Rink

Hitachi Vantara Updates Pentaho

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced Pentaho 8.2 will be generally available on December 6, 2018; just a few short days away. Pentaho is the company’s data integration and analytics platform software. 8.2 brings improvements in integration with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP); better support for third-party tools; unstructured data pipelines; and improved JSON support.

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by Adam Armstrong

OpenStack Summit Berlin On The Ground

Last week OpenStack held its second summit of the year in Berlin, Germany. StorageReview was on the ground in Berlin as the OpenStack Foundation (OSF) continued to make and strengthen its case for open source. OSF expressed the need for what it call Open Infrastructure, allowing users to fully take advantage of the benefits of open source. They also went over their continued momentum and updated the community on where their pilot projects were in terms of progress, roadmaps, and use cases. 

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by Michael Rink

Intel Releases Second Generation AI USB Stick

Intel hosted its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference in Beijing on Nov. 14 and 15. The company kicked off the event with the introduction of the Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel NCS2); designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge. The NCS2 has the form factor of a standard USB thumb drive and is every bit as plug and play as the form factor suggests. It is even expected to scale performance linearly with additional NCS2s.

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by Michael Rink

Morpheus Enhances Award-Winning Cloud Management Platform

Morpheus Data won the Best of VMworld Award for Agile Operations and Automation this year (2018). Not content to rest on their laurels; they are rolling out enhancements to their multi-cloud management platform (CMP) that won them the award. The new release adds simplified OpenStack support, better AWS CloudFormation, and integration with Dell Technologies storage and cloud.

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by Michael Rink

Virtual Instruments Announces VirtualWisdom 6.0

Virtual Instruments has set October 31, 2018, as the release date for the next generation of their hybrid infrastructure management and AIOps platform; VirtualWisdom 6.0. VirtualWisdom discovers and maps applications to the infrastructure to understand where each application lives and how it behaves on top of the infrastructure.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Announces A Slate Of New Storage Enhancements & Products

IBM has announced a range of new enhancements over the weekend designed to offer end-to-end NVMe technology, faster performance, and increased capacity. These updates include a new NVMe enabled all-flash storage system, flash storage and NVMe networking enhancements, modern data protection and security improvements, new storage solutions, and a brand new offering.

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