by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC Announces the Tactical Microsoft Azure Stack

Dell EMC has announced the Tactical Microsoft Azure Stack, a ruggedized and field-deployable solution designed specifically for tactical edge environments in areas a such as government, military, energy and mining. It is based on the company’s all-flash Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, enabling Azure consistent-cloud to operating environments with limited or no network connectivity, fully mobile or high portability requirements and harsh conditions that need military-grade specifications. It also works well in applications that have high security requirements as it features optional connectivity to Azure Government, Azure Secret and Azure Top Secret. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Seagate, VIAVI, SwiftStack, QNAP, & SolarWinds

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Seagate releases 2TB drive for Sony’s PlayStation 4. VIAVI launches Observer GigaFlow. SwiftStack supports Veeam Cloud Tier. QNAP releases MediQPACS. SolarWinds unveils Flow Tool Bundle.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta May Be Done

According to our good friend Chris Mellor at The Register, the HCI company Maxta looks as though it is going to shutter its doors. Mellor heard from four sources, one informed him that Maxta had given 65 employees their final paycheck and ended their healthcare benefits. Other sources reported to Mellor that the staff were told Monday of this week that Maxta was shutting down. 

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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

Pliops Raises $30 Million In Series B Funding

Today Pliops announced that it has received an additional $30 million in Series B funding. This funding round was led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, with participation from all Series A investors including Intel Capital, State of Mind Ventures (SOMV) and Viola Ventures, along with strategic investors Western Digital Capital and Xilinx Inc. This brings Pliops total funding to $40 million.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Elastic vSAN

VMware has introduced its next generation of storage in its VMware Cloud on AWS, Elastic vSAN. This new version combines VMware vSAN with Amazon's Elastic block storage. This will give users flexibility along with new scale and size for ever expanding workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Brings Quadro Virtual Workstation To Azure

Today NVIDIA announced that its Quadro Virtual Workstation (Quadro vWS) would now be available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This latest availability brings all of the benefits of NVIDIA Quadro vWS to even more customers. And, of course, being cloud-based users can deploy it wherever they wish.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Asigra, DataCore, Scality, Cloudian, Veeam, FalconStor, Toshiba, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Asigra announces unlimited subscription license. DataCore simplifies migration to Kubernetes and Docker. Scality extends partnership with Veeam. Cloudian provides Veeam with multi-cloud storage. FalconStor renames flagship product to FalconStor Data Mastery Platform. Toshiba Memory first to sample UFS 3.0 Embedded Memory Devices. Teradici and IGEL announce expanded endpoint support for multicloud environments. NetApp announces the graduation of its third cohort. HP releases new ProBooks aimed at SMB.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Synology DS1819+ Review

Synology expanded their already-extensive portfolio back in November, 2018 with the 8-bay tower NAS, DS1819+. The DiskStation DS1819+, successor to the DS1817+, comes equipped with a Quad Core 2.1GHz CPU with an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, and 4GB DDR4 RAM with expansion capabilities up to 32GB. For businesses demanding a NAS with a large data storage capacity, the DS1819+ provides a maximum internal raw storage capacity of 112TB with expansion capabilities of up to 252TB when using two DX517 expansion units.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton 5P1500RC 5P UPS Review

The Eaton 5P1500RC 5P is a new compact 2U UPS designed to protect equipment in edge computing environments. The 5P1500RC is specifically designed for those who need advanced protection features but have limited space available. The 5P1500RC is highlighted by a rail kit design for wall-mount with two-post and four-post mounting options, adding a ton of versatility and support for multiple applications.

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