Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
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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by Guest Author

QNAP QTS 4.3.X Review

We have come a long way from the strictly enterprise SAN devices that were firmly targeted to only those with a large budget. We now have dozens of various manufacturers that are offering low cost; high performance hardware at nearly every price point. It's possible to purchase a simple 2 bay NAS that under the hood is running the same OS as the much larger rackmount models – additionally providing many of the same features the more expensive alternative. This OS update function allows for many much older devices to benefit from feature updates, security updates and additional functionality. One of the best in the industry at being able to solve the issues faced in the home, small business or enterprise edge is QNAP with their QTS operating system.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Integrates BlueData Into Apollo Accelerating AI Capabilities

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced it would be accelerating AI capabilities on its Apollo systems through a full integration of BlueData software. BlueData will also be integrated with HPE Pointnext services. BlueData will give customers of the above solutions a simple deployment for their AI and analytics tools.

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by Adam Armstrong

Open Infrastructure Summit 2019 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week the OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit took place in Denver, Colorado. While we covered the major announcements from the OpenStack Foundationand Red Hat, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Trilio, SoftIron, Canonical, and Rook.

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