by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Expands XD5 SSD Series

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. announced that it released the XD5 Series NVMe SSD in a 2.5-inch, 7mm form factor. The XD5 is a data center and cloud SSD that is optimized for low-latency and performance geared toward read-intensive workloads. Previously available as an M.2, the new form factor keeps the above features with the added benefits of a maximum capacity of 3.84TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Updates VxBlock 1000 & Introduces Ready Stack

Today Dell EMC announced it was updating and expanding its converged infrastructure (CI) line. The company has enhanced its popular VxBlock 1000 including higher scalability, broader choice of components, and the flexibility to incorporate new technology. The company added in its new portfolio of validated designs for those who seek to build their own infrastructure solutions, Ready Stack.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Prestera CX 8500 Switch Family Announced

Today Marvell announced its new Ethernet switch solution portfolio for edge and private data centers utilizing composable infrastructure, Marvell Prestera CX 8500 family. The new switch solutions range from 2 to 12.8Tbps and are designed with intelligence, edge computing and 5G applications in mind. Marvell will be showcasing this new solution as well as other solutions at the OCP U.S. Summit 2019 in San Jose, Calif. (booth A5) March 14-15, 2019.

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by Michael Rink

New Foundation To Support Continuous Delivery Collaboration

Today the open source Linux Foundation, announced a new, neutral, foundation for the development and support of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) software. The Continuous Delivery Foundation will serve as the vendor-neutral home for CI/CD products including Jenkins, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The Linux Foundation has many similar non-profit foundations like this one, so there is every reason to expect big things from the new foundation.

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by Lyle Smith

SwiftStack Unveils New Multi-Cloud AI/ML Data Management Solution

SwiftStack has unveiled a new edge-to-core-to-cloud solution that supports large-scale Artificial Intelligence/Machine and Deep Learning (AI/ML) workflows. The multi-cloud data company specifies impressive storage parallelism and throughput for use cases such as ingest, training and inferencing; scale-out global namespaces; data services including tagging, search, and metadata management to support AI/ML workflows; and those who need Kubernetes and TensorFlow support.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA To Acquire Mellanox For $6.9 Billion

Today NVIDIA announced that it has reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. NVIDIA will acquire all outstanding common shares of Mellanox for $125/share in cash, which comes out to $6.9 billion. The two companies have worked together for some time and now will be able to combine leadership, technology, and research. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: RackTop Systems, Elastifile, SAP, Hammerspace, Datrium, & N2WS

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. RackTop Systems secures $15 million in Series A funding. Elastifile joins SAP PartnerEdge Program. Hammerspace announces seamless data management for hybrid multi-cloud Kubernetes services. Datrium introduces Datrium Forward Software Subscription Program. N2WS expands cost optimization for AWS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Vexata Announces The VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform

Today Vexata announced its new VX-Cloud Data Acceleration Platform. According to the company this platform can transform industry standard servers into hyper-scale data platforms that meet the extreme performance at scale demands of business-critical analytics, database and ML/AI applications. The Vexata VX-Cloud Data Accleration Platform is power by the company’s patented Accelerated Data Architecture software and FPGA firmware.

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by Adam Armstrong

IDC Release 4Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the fourth quarter of 2018. The numbers are still looking good for vendors as both revenue and shipments are trending up. While Dell is still technically on top of the market, they are now tied with HPE according to the metrics of the Server Tracker.

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by Guest Author

Dell EMC Unity 4.5 Upgrade & New Features Deep Dive

In days gone by, upgrades to EMC Storage Arrays were a major event, often requiring upwards of 4 hours to complete, after many more hours of planning. Thankfully, this has improved dramatically with the evolution of the Dell EMC Unity Arrays. It’s now perfectly acceptable to maintain a fast update cadence whether the goal is to maintain a security posture or implement a new feature or functionality. With Unity OS 4.5, simply read the release notes, download the update and follow the bouncing ball.

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