by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Colocation Services

Today Rackspace launched its new service that allows customers to deploy their hardware of choice in Rackspace data centers, Rackspace Colocation. This new service aims to support companies on their digital transformations while reducing TCO. At the same time, Rackspace claims that this service will also improve scalability, strengthen disaster recovery capabilities, reduce application latency, and help IT meet security and compliance requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze Announces New PBlaze5 NVMe SSDs

At its Step Ahead event in Beijing, Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd. released two new NVMe SSDs. Both new are part of the PBlaze5 Series, with new lower power 500 series models and an expansion of the 900 series that brings even better performance and nearly 16TB of capacity. Both Series leverage 64-Layer enterprise level 3D NAND, a first in Asia. StorageReview was present for the launch, as well as one of the speakers.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates VMware Cloud On AWS

VMware Inc. has updated its popular VMware Cloud on AWS with a major quarterly update that the company claims will deliver more of everything. This includes expanding even farther into AWS Europe, to the Frankfurt Region, a new Kickstart ability for SDDC, GDPR readiness, increased availability, and VMware Horizon 7 now available on VMware Cloud on AWS.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x32XU Rackmount NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TS-x32XU rackmount NAS series: the 4-bay TS-432XU, 8-bay TS-832XU, and 12-bay TS-1232XU, all of which have single power and redundant power options. Powered by the new 64-bit Alpine AL-324 ARMv8 Cortex-A57 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and DDR4 memory, the TS-x32XU boasts noticeable performance improvements and supports snapshots, Qtier 2.0 tiered storage and RAID 50/60. The new QNAP NAS is designed for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a versatile solution that can scale based on their needs.

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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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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces New CPUs With HPE & Cisco At Computex

This year at the Computex conference in Taipei, AMD announced several new solutions that ran the gamut from client to enterprise and both CPU and GPU. AMD releases a slew of new CPU and GPU options for client compute uses and gaming. The company also announced the immediate availability of EPYC processors for a new HPE single-socket system and for the first Cisco UCS Server platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Enhances Its UCP Family

Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it has made enhancements to both the hardware and software of its Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale systems. They are adding a new certified applications ecosystem that includes environments from Oracle databases, SAP HANA, VMware and big data analytics frameworks. These new offerings will allow the company to address nearly any workload, at any scale, in multi-cloud environments.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x63XU Series Now Available

QNAP has released the TS-x63XU, a new 10GbE-ready rack-mountable NAS available in 4, 8, and 12-bay models with redundant power supply options. Powered by an AMD G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, a maximum of 16GB DDR3L memory (4GB standard), and the company’s intelligent QTS operating system, QNAP indicates that their new NAS solution is ideal for bandwidth-demanding data centers, virtualization and business organizations looking for a secure private cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases RING 7.4 LTS

Today Scality announced RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release. The latest release of Scality’s scale-out file and object storage has been streamlined to ease deployments and operations. Its also comes in a new three server configuration for HPE Apollo platforms that give smaller users a more affordable entry-point. 

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by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Unveils Software Composable Infrastructure For Flash

Today DriveScale announced what it is calling the market’s first Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for flash. This new innovation has been designed with cloud infrastructures in mind (specifically targeting modern applications such as NoSQL, Spark and Containers) and aims to make flash deployment more affordable and flexible. SCI for flash can help solve issues such as over-provisioning and scalability that affect cloud-native applications that are flash-based. 

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