Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Tom Fenton

Dell Announces Unified Workspace At Dell Tech World 2019

Today at Dell Technologies World 2019, in Las Vegas, Dell announced Unified Workspace which integrates Dell devices and services with VMware and Secureworks to help businesses deal with end-user computing (EUC) pain points thereby allowing companies to focus on adapting their business to meet the needs of their workforce. The modern worker expects that their devices will allow them to collaborate and work the way they want, where they want, when they want. Unfortunately, these demands are a struggle for overworked IT departments that spend the majority of their time on the initial deployment of PC and other devices, answering help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting these devices once they have been deployed. Unified Workspace promises to ease the burden on IT staff and improve the end users workplace experience.

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by Adam Armstrong

OpenStack Releases 19th Version: Stein

Today the OpenStack community announced the release of its 19th version its open source cloud infrastructure software, Stein. The latest update enhances bare metal and network management while allowing the launch of Kubernetes clusters much faster. OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit is right around the corner in Denver, Colorado (April 29-May1). StorageReview will be in attendance at the show. 

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by Michael Rink

New Foundation To Support Continuous Delivery Collaboration

Today the open source Linux Foundation, announced a new, neutral, foundation for the development and support of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) software. The Continuous Delivery Foundation will serve as the vendor-neutral home for CI/CD products including Jenkins, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The Linux Foundation has many similar non-profit foundations like this one, so there is every reason to expect big things from the new foundation.

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by Lyle Smith

SwiftStack Unveils New Multi-Cloud AI/ML Data Management Solution

SwiftStack has unveiled a new edge-to-core-to-cloud solution that supports large-scale Artificial Intelligence/Machine and Deep Learning (AI/ML) workflows. The multi-cloud data company specifies impressive storage parallelism and throughput for use cases such as ingest, training and inferencing; scale-out global namespaces; data services including tagging, search, and metadata management to support AI/ML workflows; and those who need Kubernetes and TensorFlow support.

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by Guest Author

Dell EMC Unity 4.5 Upgrade & New Features Deep Dive

In days gone by, upgrades to EMC Storage Arrays were a major event, often requiring upwards of 4 hours to complete, after many more hours of planning. Thankfully, this has improved dramatically with the evolution of the Dell EMC Unity Arrays. It’s now perfectly acceptable to maintain a fast update cadence whether the goal is to maintain a security posture or implement a new feature or functionality. With Unity OS 4.5, simply read the release notes, download the update and follow the bouncing ball.

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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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