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

VMware Updates Its vRealize Cloud Management Platform

VMware announced updates for its vRealize cloud management platform. These updates all center around making it easier on customers when they implement, use, and manage hybrid cloud environments. Several of the updates are “self-driving” or automated to help optimize performance and capacity in hybrid cloud environments as well as boost productivity.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE System For Autonomous Vehicles

Today at GTC 2018, NVIDIA introduced its new cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using a photorealistic simulation, NVIDIA DRIVE Sim software. This simulation is all about making the autonomous vehicles safer while providing a more scalable method for bringing them to the roads. They also announced the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI car computer to run the autonomous software stack and process the data from driving.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF Storage Software Launched (With Review Preview)

Today at Open Compute Project (OCP) 2018 in San Jose, California, Toshiba Memory America Inc. announced the release of its new NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) shared accelerated storage software, KumoScale. This new software will help companies to maximize their use of NVMe flash drives, and the performance benefits of directed-attached NVMe, over the data center network. The company is also collaborating with Portworx to bring the industry’s first Kubernetes integration with NVMe-oF target. We have also begun testing a KumoScale solution with the Newisys division of Sanmina and the results have been so stunning, we didn't want to wait for the review to complete to share some of what we're seeing. 

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Updates SRM & SAM Both To 6.6

Today, SolarWinds updated two of its monitoring solutions. The company updated Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) to version 6.6 adding support to even more all-flash arrays (AFA) including Dell EMC Unity, HPE Nimble, IBM and INFINIDAT. SolarWinds updated its Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to version 6.6 now allowing for deeper visibility into how severs, running mission-critical applications, interact with one another.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Unveils Windows ML With Intel Movidius VPU

Microsoft unveiled a new OS aimed at machine learning, Windows ML. Microsoft announced that it would be including an Intel Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Units (VPU) for Windows ML hardware. This can help accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) workloads at the edge.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Management Pack v8 Update 5 Now Available

Veeam Management Pack (MP) v8 Update 5 is now available, which extends and adds new features from Update 4 of last year.  Highlights include a new built-in monitoring for Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows; morning coffee Dashboard for at-a-glance, real-time health status of your Veeam backup environments; monitoring for VMware Cloud on AWS; and additional VMware vSAN & vCenter Alarms.

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by Adam Armstrong

E8 Storage Launches A Software Only Product

E8 Storage announced today that it is now offering a software only product, E8 Storage Software. This new product is the same software the company is using on its high-performance, high-availability shared NVMe storage solutions. Offering a software only product gives users more choice on the hardware to use (on pre-qualified servers such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo) and potentially broadens E8’s customer base.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP's vQTS Now Available For TS-x77 NAS Series

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of their new vQTS virtualization technology, which allows users to run multiple virtual QTS operating systems on a QNAP NAS. vQTS is based on Virtualization Station and offers benefits for resource segregation, multi-tenant environments, and flexible application deployment coupled with savings on energy, costs and physical space. At this time, vQTS is only available for the AMD Ryzen-powered TS-x77 NAS series.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology Moments, Drive, and Office Software Packages Now Available

Synology has announced the official release of Drive, Office, and Moments--three significant packages that run on the company’s line NAS products. These new applications give users the ability to securely and privately store, back up, and synchronize their files.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Acquires N2WS

Veeam Software has acquired N2WS, a provider of cloud-native Enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS). N2WS cloud backup solution for AWS workloads allows organizations to back up data and applications whenever they require along with near-instant recovery. Veeam believes that this acquisition will strengthen their position in Availability for any app, any data, across any cloud, and its ability to protect AWS deployments. N2WS (who had a previous strong partnership with Veeam) will operate as a standalone company, keeping its brand name; however, it will be labeled as “A Veeam Company.”

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