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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile Review

Dell EMC knows that the data center needs to be monitored and managed at all times. If a company’s IT resources are always in the office or remote connected through a notebook at home, they are covered. However, many companies have a limited amount of IT resources or they don’t have a computer nearby at all times. Enter Dell EMC’s OpenManage Mobile (OMM) app. The OMM app supports Android and iOS in conjunction with Quick Sync 2 the new 14G PowerEdge servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 6.2 Beta

Synology Inc. announced the beta of a major update to its operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2 Beta. Synology is also releasing several packages along with the new OS. The company is inviting its users to get actively involved in the Synology community to help in the development process.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Several Updates To Accelerate Data Fabric

Data Fabric is an integral part of NetApp, with over 300,000 systems and software deployments. Today the company announced that it is making some major upgrades and enhancements to its Data Fabric with new software releases including NetApp SolidFire Element, NetApp StorageGRID Webscale, NetApp ONTAP and OnCommand Insight. According to NetApp, these solutions are key elements to its Data Fabric and deliver consistent and integrated hybrid cloud data services to help customers to accelerate and protect data, reduce cost and easily build next generation architectures.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Aims To Unleash The Full Potential Of Data Fabric

Today NetApp announced its new AI-enabled virtual support assistant, Elio, and its new Active IQ cloud-based analytics. These new features are designed to deliver an insight-driven digital customer experience informed by its deep knowledge base, predictive analytics, proactive support, and cognitive computing. NetApp goes on to claim that these new solutions enable customers to gain the full potential of data fabric, both on premises and in the cloud, while being able to focus more or their core business and worry less about infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Introduces Intersight

Cisco has unveiled a new management and automation platform for Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco HyperFlex Systems, Cisco Intersight. Intersight aims to simplify data center operations by delivering systems management as-a-service (MaaS), alleviating the need to maintain islands of on-premise management infrastructure. Intersight will being using machine learning, analytics, and automation to deliver its system lifecycle management.

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by Lyle Smith

Micro Focus Announces Vertica 9

Micro Focus has announced Vertica 9, the newest release of its Vertica Analytics Platform. With a focus on simplifying the production and deployment of machine learning models, Vertica 9 adds a plethora of in-database Machine Learning capabilities, such as new algorithms, model replication, data preparation functions, and continuous end-to-end workflow. Vertica 9 will be deployable from the Google Marketplace for increased flexibility and will have further integration with Microsoft Azure including Power BI certification as well. Also announced is the beta release of Vertica in Eon Mode, giving organizations the ability to evaluate the separation of compute and storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments.  

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Improves 360 Data Management Portfolio to Tackle the Complexities of Multi-Cloud

At Veritas Vision 2017 in Las Vegas, Veritas Technologies has announced significant advancements to the company’s 360 data management portfolio. Veritas strives to make transforming organizations a seamless process for their customers and channel partners. Today the company simplified the process further by making their entire portfolio under a single subscription license. Designed to help organizations better utilize their data in a complex, multi-cloud world, this announcement includes new innovations to Veritas NetBackup, Veritas Information Map and Veritas Appliances.

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Announces New 360 Data Management Capabilities

At Veritas Vision 2017, Veritas Technologies has announced several new 360 data management capabilities for Veritas and Microsoft Azure customers.  Designed to help customers capitalize on the flexibility and agility offered by Azure, Veritas claims that these new innovations will benefit from the company’s data management capabilities, reducing costs and ensuring compliance while increasing visibility and simplifying workload migration.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Intends To Disrupt The IoT Market With New Appliances & Software Stacks

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2017 in Las Vegas, Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Vantara made announcements around the Internet of things (IoT). The two companies are jointly releasing the first commercially available Lumada IoT platform. This v2.0 of the platform now has a portable architecture enabling it to run on the cloud or on-prem. Vantara also unveiled Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Container Storage Interface Support for REX-Ray v0.10

Dell Technologies has announced that the newest version of its REX-Ray technology, the company’s open source container orchestration engine created by open source organization {code}, has marked a new breakthrough: version 0.10 offers the first-ever plugins enabled by the Container Storage Interface (CSI) that implement a pre-release of the CSI 0.1 specification. Dell indicates this means major cloud providers and software-based platforms are now immediately interoperable through CSI. Dell adds that REX-Ray is the first CSI plugin implementation acting as an early validation of the CSI specification, which will likely aid in mainstream industry adoption and container orchestrator implementations.

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