by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Unveils New UCS Server For AI & ML

Today Cisco announced that it was broadening its UCS portfolio of B-Series, C-Series, and HyperFlex systems with the introduction of the Cisco UCS C480 ML M5 Rack Server. This latest sever is designed specifically to deal with the growing footprint of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are having on the enterprise. The new server is built for data scientists and developers, aiding them as they navigate through these new technologies in the near future. 

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton RS Rack Enclosure Review (RSV4261B)

The Eaton RS is the company's newest rack enclosure line that offers organizations a ton of versatility and is well-suited for a range of small to large use cases. The RS Enclosures are highlighted by its customizable and tool-less mounting options for power equipment, high-flow doors to promote effective airflow, and a plethora of different cable management options depending on the specific model.

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by Adam Armstrong

IDC Releases 2Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the second quarter of this year. Again, the server market is looking up in general. Dell EMC continued its reign and was able to pull away from HPE a bit more, though the smaller guys made the biggest gains quarter to quarter. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel & Baidu Collaborate On AI

This year at the Baidu ABC Summit in Shanghai, both Baidu and Intel announced that they are working together on artificial intelligence (AI). This AI is designed for applications ranging from financial services and shipping to video content detection, and is primarily aimed at the leading China banks. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Datera, Cloudian, Dell EMC, Lenovo, Pivot3, infinite io, NVIDIA, QNAP, & DDN

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Datera announces 240% growth for the first half of 2018. Cloudian announces largest funding round yet. Dell EMC to power the fastest academic supercomputer. Lenovo and Pivot3 optimize smart city security. infinite io raises $10.3 million in Series B funding. NVIDIA GPU Cloud adds support for Microsoft Azure. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers obtain EPEAT registry. QNAP releases QTS 4.3.5 Beta. DDN completes acquisition of Tintri.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Unveils Data Center SSD Lineup

Today Samsung Electronics America, Inc. unveiled its new lineup of solid-state drives (SSDs) aimed directly for data center use, the 860 DCT, 883 DCT, 983 DCT, and 983 ZET. The new drives aim to address the needs of SMBs that need higher performance and capacity in the Big Data Era. The drives are also designed to take on the challenges of Super Computing, AI, and IoT.

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by Michael Rink

Netgear Releases Insight VPN Router

Netgear has released an Insight VPN Router (BR500). They are targeting this router and bundled VPN annual subscription at small and medium-sized businesses. The router is designed to interconnect up to 3 offices as if they were connected locally, regardless of their geographical location.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 4Q18 & FY18

Today Nutanix Inc. reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter as well as its fiscal year that ended July 31, 2018. The numbers reported overall weren’t bad, however the company did lower its expectations for next quarter. Its stock is up slightly for the quarter, though it saw a sharp drop off in after hour trading. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMworld 2018 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This year at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas there were a handful of announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. These announcements come from companies such as Asigra, Lakeside, Morpheus Data, Quest Software, VMware, and NVIDIA.

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by Michael Rink

Toshiba Announces 14TB & 12TB SAS HDD Models

Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. announced sampling of their new Enterprise Capacity 14TB and 12TB Helium-sealed SAS HDD models. The MG07SCA Series features 7,200 rpm performance, a SAS 12Gbit Interface, and Advanced Format Sector Technology. The hard disk drive boasts a 9-disk Helium-sealed design and 14TB of Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) capacity for optimum compatibility. Toshiba’s Helium-sealed design fits into industry standard 3.5-inch (26.1 mm) heightdrive bays. 

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