Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Brian Beeler

Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) Review

NVMe SSDs are taking over the data center, quickly cementing themselves as the go-to technology for mission critical applications. The NVMe interface lets flash run free, getting past legacy bottlenecks of SATA and SAS interfaces. Removing the flash floodgates though introduces new architectural challenges that aren't easily solved with traditional HBA/RAID card server layouts. Intel has addressed this problem with a simplified solution for managing NVMe SSDs in servers. Virtual RAID on CPU, or Intel VROC for short, essentially allows the SSDs to have direct access to the CPUs, removing the need for an HBA entirely. This greatly simplifies both the data path and the components required to get the most out of NVMe SSDs in servers. In addition to enterprise-grade RAID, Intel VROC includes the expected serviceability the enterprise demands including pre-boot RAID management, hot plug support and LED management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Releases Cyber Recovery Software

In an effort to help tamp down ransomware and other cyber attacks, Dell EMC announced the availability of its new Cyber Recovery software and Dell EMC Cyber Recovery Services. According to Dell EMC, its new software includes innovative automation, workflow and security analytics tools to ensure gold copies of critical data are isolated yet available so business processes can be resumed as quickly as possible in the event of a destructive cyber attack.

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases Version 9.0 KACE

Quest Software announced today the general availability of KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) 9.0, a comprehensive, multi-platform endpoint and asset management solution running on Windows and Mac operating systems. KACE is intended to help businesses provision, manage, secure and service their growing endpoint environments. 9.0 features improvements to workflow and infrastructure, as well as updates to Service Desk, asset management, endpoint communications, and security functionalities.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Launches AI Data Center Platform

At GTC in Tokyo, NVIDIA announced the launch of its new AI data center platform, the NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Platform. This new platform is stated as delivering the most advanced inference accelerator for voice, video, image, and recommendation services. The platform will leverage the company’s new Tesla T4 GPUs as well as a comprehensive set of new inference software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Qumulo Ups Performance & Lowers Costs For M&E

Today Qumulo Inc. announced that it was making several software innovations that will increase performance in its file storage solutions. These innovations leverage machine learning capabilities with the specific goal of transforming the media and entertainment (M&E) industry through higher performance and lower economics for tasks such as video editing, visual effects and video distribution. The new software innovations will be implemented across all Qumulo product lines. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Announces New IoT & Edge Solutions At VMworld 2018

Today at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, Dell Technologies announced new solutions and bundles that the company states will simplify deployment of secure, scalable solutions for edge computing and IoT use cases. The company is combining tools and technology from its portfolio as well as partners, such as Intel, for these new solutions. These IoT and edge solutions will support computer vision and machine intelligence for markets such as surveillance.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & AWS Announce Amazon Relational Database Service On VMware

Today at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware announced that the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) would soon be on VMware. With this service uses would be able to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware-based software-defined data centers (SDDC) and hybrid environments as well as have the ability to migrate them to AWS or VMware Cloud on AWS. RDS can automate database management regardless of where it is deployed, having it on VMware will free up customers to focus on their core business.

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by Michael Rink

SolarWinds Releases Server Configuration Monitor

On August 21 SolarWinds introduced their Server Configuration Monitor (SCM). At the same time, they also announced a wave of updates to their other services including their Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), and Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). SolarWinds will publicly demonstrate its updated systems management portfolio for the first time at VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth 2301.

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Announces Additional AI Centric Servers and Services

Dell EMC is expanding their Ready Solutions lineup with new offerings designed to help organizations with AI tasks.  The two new products they are offering are named Deep Learning with NVIDIA, and Machine Learning with Hadoop. The new solutions are aimed at delivering faster, deeper insight while helping companies realize their potential with AI.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Virtual GPU Propels Autodesk Into The Cloud

NVIDIA has announced virtual GPUs (vGPUs), which are specifically designed to give Autodesk developers and sales technicians quick access to all their applications and products from anywhere. NVIDIA’s vGPU is a highly-advanced technology used for sharing the company’s GPUs across virtual machines and virtual applications. NVIDIA vGPU software products include GRID Virtual PC, GRID Virtual Apps, and Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation. 

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