by Michael Rink

Elastifile Cloud File Service for Google Enters GA

Elastifile announced that its Elastifile Cloud File Service for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) entered general availability this week. We previously covered Elastifile’s Cloud File Service for Google Cloud when it was just entering early access late last year.

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by Lyle Smith

IDC Releases 4Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker for the Converged Systems Market

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the fourth quarter for worldwide converged systems market, which reported an increase of 14.8% year over year to $4.15 billion during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18). Dell EMC has retained its spot at the top yet again this quarter.

 

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp Announces MAX Data 1.3 with Intel Optane DC Support

NetApp has announced Memory Accelerated Data (MAX Data) 1.3, which is highlighted by its support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory. The company expects this new update to give organizations a competitive edge by allowing them to be more flexible with their data and thus their customers.  NetApp’s MAX Data significantly accelerates application performance by taking advantage of persistent memory on the host-application server. It can also save costs by reducing the number of application servers and extends ONTAP data management features including mirroring cloning and snapshot copies.

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by Lyle Smith

Cisco UCS Servers Now Support 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Cisco has announced that their UCS servers are now updated with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Servers now include higher top-end frequencies, Intel Optane DC persistent memory with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB module capacities, support for 256GB DIMMs DDR4 2933-MHz memory, hardware mitigations for several side-channel attacks and Intel Speed Select Technology.

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by Lyle Smith

TYAN Announces Support for 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

TYAN has announced support for 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with their full line of HPC, cloud computing and storage server platforms for enterprises, cloud and hyperscale data centers.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 - Global Survey

Cloud Foundry Foundation, a company aiming to drive awareness and adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source projects for the enterprise, kicked off its annual North American Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today, where they released a report with their findings of a study revealing trends of how companies treat digital transformation as a constant adaptation as opposed to a one-time fix. As a result, cloud technologies such as PaaS, containers and serverless continue to grow at scale, while microservices and AI/ML are next in line to be integrated into their workflows.

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by Marshall Gunnell

DriveScale Adds NVMe over TCP Availability to Composable Platform

DriveScale, a company dedicated to re-imaging static compute infrastructure as adaptable and programmable, making data centers a composable scale-out cloud, announced today the support for NVMe over TCP for its flagship DriveScale Composable Platform.

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by Brian Beeler

Supermicro SuperServer with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory First Look Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1029U-TN10RT is a 1U dual-processor complete system. Supermicro designed the SuperServer to address a slew of popular use cases like virtualization, databases, cloud computing and others that can benefit from high density compute power. The system has been updated to support second generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and it's one of the first to ship with support for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules.

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by Brian Beeler

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module (PMM)

Intel has talked about Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (PMM) publicly for over a year now, espousing the benefits of a new tier of data centric architecture that sits between DRAM and Optane DC SSDs, with sequentially slower SSD and HDD media cascading down the pyramid to tape at the archive level. The goal with persistent memory has always been to move more data closer to the CPU, offering DRAM-like latency with storage-like persistence and capacities. After a year of listening to hardware and software partners talk about the benefits of persistent memory in the lab, with the release of the second generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Optane DC PMEM is now available across a wide variety of server solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

As part of its biannual update, Intel today announced updates to its Xeon Scalable processors from platinum to bronze. These new CPU’s come with the promise of higher processing power, no real surprise there, with some offer core counts as high as 56. A big aspect of this release is the fact that several of the new CPUs, which are socket compatible, will allow servers to leverage Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory, which we go into some detail here.

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