by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Announces New Innovations At OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld is happening right now in San Francisco and the company is announcing several new innovations to is data management portfolio. The innovations announced center around making easier, faster, and safer for customers to run their mission critical workloads with Oracle, be in in the cloud, on-premises, and via Exadata Cloud at Customer. Not only has Oracle innovated on several of its products, it also announced several partnerships.

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by Michael Rink

Micro Focus Releases Vertica in Eon Mode for Pure Storage

Today at Pure//Accelerate 2019, Pure Storage’s annual user conference, Micro Focus announced the general availability of their Vertica analytics platform in Eon Mode for Pure Storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD EPYC Rome VMware Review (7702P, 7402P, and 7302P)

Last month AMD launched its second generation of its EPYC Processors, AMD EPYC 7002, also known as EPYC Rome. The new CPUs are being heavily embraced by the industry as they bring the promise of much more performance compared to Intel, even single socket Rome versus dual socket Intel. We did a review for release day that proved out the claimed performance form AMD. Now we will be taking the same GIGABYTE platform to test various AMD EPYC 7002 CPUs (7702P, 7402P, and 7302P) to better help users understand which one they need for their workload. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Cloud Foundation On Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Announced

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle and VMware, Inc. announced that they were expanding their partnership in order to help customers enjoy the technology of both as they move to the cloud. This expanded partnership specifically supports customers’ hybrid cloud strategies by allowing them to run VMware Cloud Foundation on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Customers will now be able to migrate their VMware vSphere workloads to Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure and customers running Oracle software in their VMware environments will now have technical support form Oracle.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Releases EPYC Rome PowerEdge Servers

Today Dell announced five new PowerEdge servers that all leverage the new AMD EPYC 7002 processors, including the Dell EMC PowerEdge R6515 and R7515 servers which are available worldwide now. Dell EMC is also expanding the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC portfolio based on the new PowerEdge servers.

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by Michael Rink

Cloudian Launches Edge AI Subsidiary

Today, Cloudian belatedly announced the creation of EDGEMATRIX, a majority-owned subsidiary led by Hiroshi Ohta, a Cloudian co-founder.EDGEMATRIX was founded on April 26th, 2019 according to Cloudian's Japanese language about page. The new company focus on providing solutions for artificial intelligence (AI) processing of big data at the edge. Cloudian was founded in 2011 and has previously focused on providing file and object storage software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Integrates Intel Optane Into Its Exadata X8M

Today, at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, Intel Corporation and Oracle announced that Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory will be incorporated into Oracle’s next generation Exadata platform, Oracle Exadata X8M. According to Oracle, Exadata powers Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud Applications, and high-performance database infrastructure at most of the world’s leading banks, telecoms, and retailers.

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by Alex Schuchter

Walt Disney & Microsoft Azure Announce Partnership

Walt Disney Studios has announced a five year partnership with Microsoft to make movies in the Cloud. Through this partnership, Disney’s goal is to innovate and redefine it’s workflow for content creation, production, and distribution utilizing the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The Walt Disney Studios’ StudioLAB, an internal technology test hub, will be taking charge of the collaboration between the companies as they work towards delivering cloud-based solutions to accelerate technological advancement at The Walt Disney Studios. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Western Digital Ultrastar DC SN630 VMware vSAN Review

Western Digital launched the Ultrastar DC SN630 in February of this year, as part of a refresh and rebranding of their Ultrastar line (formerly HGST) of data center drives. Within this portfolio Western Digital has several enterprise NVMe SSD offerings with the SN200 taking the throne as the performance leader and the new SN630 replaces the SN620 in the mainstream single port NVMe space, which is an increasingly popular alternative to SATA and SAS SSDs. The SN630, which is Western Digital's workhorse NVMe SSD comes tuned either for read-centric workloads or high-endurance mixed-use workloads. The drive construction in either case is the same, the functional difference in the level of overprovisioning that goes into the drive, which in turn produces the desired endurance rating.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rafay Launches SaaS Automation Framework For Containerized App Lifecycle Management

Today Rafay Systems announced its turnkey, SaaS-based offering for containerized app lifecycle management is now generally available. Rafay also announced that it netted $8 million in Series A funding. The funding was led by Ridge Ventures with NTT DOCOMO Ventures also participating in the round, along with Costanoa Ventures and Moment Ventures, both of which previously participated in the company’s $4.1 million seed round.

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