by Marshall Gunnell

Scality Announces Zenko 1.0

Today Scality announced what they are calling the industry’s first and only cloud-native multi-cloud data controller, Zenko 1.0. Zenko, which is available in both open source and enterprise editions, seeks to address the issues of modern cloud application development and complex data management by giving users more control over their data while still leveraging the efficiencies of private and public clouds.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Mellanox ConnectX-5 EN Dual-Port 100GbE DA/SFP NIC Review

The Mellanox ConnectX-5 EN is a dual port network interface card (NIC) designed to deliver extreme bandwidth at sub-600 nanosecond latency and a high message rate with its 100GbE transfer rate. With its advanced storage capabilities including NVMe-oF target offloads, this NIC is ideal for High Performance, Cloud, Data Analytics and Storage platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Supermicro, Samsung, QSAN, ATTO, Rubrik, Datrium, Quantum, Excelero, Wasabi, & 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. Supermicro’s 1U server is optimized with Samsung’s NF1 NVMe storage. QSAN’s XCube product series certified with ATTO HBAs. Rubrik announces Datos IO 3.0. Datrium raises $60 million in Series D funding. Quantum adopts Excelero’s NVMe-oF technology for Xcellis. Wasabi raises $68 million in funding. Pivotal reports second quarter earnings for fiscal 2019. ATTO ThunderLink Adapters and FastFram NICs certified with Avid Shared Storage. Synology releases Surveillance Station 8.2.

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases Version 9.0 KACE

Quest Software announced today the general availability of KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) 9.0, a comprehensive, multi-platform endpoint and asset management solution running on Windows and Mac operating systems. KACE is intended to help businesses provision, manage, secure and service their growing endpoint environments. 9.0 features improvements to workflow and infrastructure, as well as updates to Service Desk, asset management, endpoint communications, and security functionalities.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Launches AI Data Center Platform

At GTC in Tokyo, NVIDIA announced the launch of its new AI data center platform, the NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Platform. This new platform is stated as delivering the most advanced inference accelerator for voice, video, image, and recommendation services. The platform will leverage the company’s new Tesla T4 GPUs as well as a comprehensive set of new inference software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Partners With NetApp To Aid With Digital Transformations

Today at the Lenovo Transfrom 2.0 conference in New York, Lenovo and NetApp announced a partnership of technology that helps customers modernize their IT, which in turn will aide in their digital transformation. The partnership will bring together the companies strengths in high-performance computing and flash storage. The two companies are also announcing a new joint venture in China delivering localized solutions there.

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by Adam Armstrong

Qumulo Ups Performance & Lowers Costs For M&E

Today Qumulo Inc. announced that it was making several software innovations that will increase performance in its file storage solutions. These innovations leverage machine learning capabilities with the specific goal of transforming the media and entertainment (M&E) industry through higher performance and lower economics for tasks such as video editing, visual effects and video distribution. The new software innovations will be implemented across all Qumulo product lines. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam & Lenovo Announce Global Partnership

Today Veeam Software announced a new global partnership with Lenovo before the latter company’s event tomorrow in New York. Through this new partnership, customers will now be able to buy Veeam Intelligent Data Management solutions with Lenovo Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) and Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings directly from Lenovo and its resellers in a single transaction. Lenovo customers will now be able to simplify their IT while adding hyper-availability through Veeam. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Eaton Launches 9PXM UPS

Eaton recently announced its latest scalable, modular tower/rackmount backup power solution, the 9PXM UPS. Through its 4 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) plug-and play, hot swappable power modules, the 9PXM UPS aims to provide IT managers and data center operators a highly efficient and reliable solution with the lowest TCO in the 4-20 kVA range.

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Releases Entry-Level Powervault Storage Arrays

Dell EMC introduced the Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series, the next generation family of its entry-level data storage arrays designed for small- and medium-sized businesses today. Dell EMC has an install base of more than 400,000 PowerVault units worldwide. The three models in the ME4 series join these existing units in the PowerVault series.

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