by Michael Rink

Formulus Black Debuts De-Duplicating OS

Formulus Black debuted ForsaOs, a Linux-based software stack built specifically to run all applications in memory. Formulus Black changed its name from Symbolic IO last March. At the same time, they switched to an entirely new management team. 

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by Michael Rink

Pivotal Announces Pivotal Greenplum 6

Pivotal recently announced the impending release of Greenplum 6 and Greenplum for Kubernetes. Like previous versions, Greenplum 6 is based on PostgreSQL and runs on Linux. Greenplum is a big data analytics software package. It acquired its current name in 2012 after being acquired by EMC Corporation in 2010.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Cloud Foundation Available On Dell EMC VxRail

Building off of the news from VMware this morning, Dell EMC announced the arrival of VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail. The combination of these two technologies is said to give customers a quick and easy path to deploy and operate hybrid cloud through a fully integrated platform. 

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by Michael Rink

VMware Announces Updates to Cloud Services

Today VMware is announcing updates to VMware vCloud Director, CloudHealth by VMware, and planned updates to VMware Cloud Foundation. The updates announced center around the company’s vision for delivering a digital foundation on which customers can build their digital transformations. 

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by Michael Rink

Aparavi Announces Active Archive Enhancements

Today Aparavi is announcing enhancements to their Active Archive platform. Aparavi focuses on providing multi-cloud data management services through its Active Archive platform. New features include direct-to-cloud data transfer, new data classification schemes, tagging, full-content search, and adds support for bulk migration to move data from one location to another, including on- or off-premises. Additional cloud destinations have been added and together include AWS, Backblaze B2, Caringo, Cloudian, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Scality, and Wasabi. Data stored in Active Archive is available through C++ and command line APIs in addition to Aparavi's Active Archive platform, which was launched last year. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Introduces CUDA-X AI At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA introduced its CUDA-X AI platform, what it calls the only end-to-end platform for the acceleration of data science. Along with this, several major vendors have announced NVIDIA T4 servers architected to run CUDA-X AI accelerated data analytics, machine learning, and deep learning. NVIDIA T4 GPUs instances paired with NVIDIA CUDA-X AI are coming to AWS Marketplace. And NVIDIA CUDA-X AI Acceleration libraries are now available on Microsoft Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Expands Its RTX Server Lineup

Today at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced that it is expanding its RTX server lineup to meet the demand for data center and cloud graphic applications. Some of the world’s largest system makers are rolling out new RTX servers including Dell, HPE, Lenovo, ASUS and Supermicro. These new servers will be able to deliver visually rich content in real-time without the previous costs involved.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Makes Several AI Announcements At GTC 2019

Today at the 10th annual GPU Technology Conference, Lenovo made several announcements centered on AI. Lenovo announced the launch of AI Workshops, AI innovation centers aimed at helping customers to best leverage AI. The company also announced an enhancement to its ThinkSystem SR670 server that is ideal for AI workloads. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Launches New DC500 Series SSDs

Today Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced the launch of its data center DC500R enterprise SSD. The SSD is optimized for read-intensive applications and the first to implement the company’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. The company is also announcing that its mixed-use workload drive, the DC500M will begin shipping next week.

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by Michael Rink

NetApp & NVIDIA Support AI Workloads

Throughout 2018, the momentum of machine learning advances steadily increased. With NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference for 2019 coming up, this is a good time to review how NetApp and NVIDIA have contributed to advances in machine learning and AI over the past year and what is in store for this year.

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