by Michael Rink

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces Container Platform

Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced HPE Container Platform. HPE Container Platform is a Kubernetes-based container platform and is expected to be available sometime early next year.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

D2iQ Introduces Kommander

D2iQ, formally Mesosphere, announced the release of its new product aimed at delivering federated multi-cluster management and governance across disparate clusters for any on-premise or cloud Kubernetes distribution, Kommander. According to D2iQ, Kommander provides unified lifecycle management, observability, and configuration management across an organization’s Kubernetes clusters, enabling successful Day 2 operations for enterprises around the globe. D2iQ makes this announcement as we go into KubeCon this week.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

VMware Enterprise PKS 1.6 Hits General Availability

This week VMware announced the general availability of VMware Enterprise Pivotal Container Service (PKS) 1.6. The latest release is all and easing and enhancing management for running production Kubernetes workloads. Enhanced features including the general availability of Enterprise PKS Management Console and integration with VMware Tanzu Mission Control.

Read more
by Tom Fenton

IGEL Workspace on an Intel NUC

After having a chance to work with and review WYSE Converter, which converts a PC running Windows 7 or 10 into a VDI clients, we thought we would see what it takes (and if it makes sense) to create a VDI client using VDI client software that comes with its own operation system (OS), rather than having to rely on a PC that already has an OS, such as  Windows already installed on it. We will be using the same low-priced small form factor computer for this review that we used for WYSE Converter, but we will be using IGEL VDI client software which comes with its own OS and install it on a bare metal system. This review, like our review on WYSE Converter, will be different than our other reviews as we will cover how to assemble a system to act as a VDI client software, and then we will review that system as a VDI client.

Read more
by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #22: The Team Recounts Dell Technologies Summit 2019

In this podcast Brian walks you through the news and silly events of the Dell Technologies Summit 2019, which was a press and analyst event held in Austin, Texas this week. Highlights include discussion on the Dell EMC news around consumption pricing and PowerOne, the new CI offering. We also dive into dog pictures, an annoying occurence at the hotel bar and how to select a cowboy hat. Kevin offers up an update on the lab, including discussion on our latest review, Diamanti's HCI solution for containers

Read more
by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Diamanti D10 Container Appliance Review

We first became acquainted with Diamanti two years ago at KubeCon 2017, and we were impressed with their vision: to provide a bare-metal container platform purpose-built for microservices and cloud-native environments, and optimized for Kubernetes or, basically, a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance for Kubernetes. We saw this as an interesting play and last year at KubeCon 2018 we started to talk to them about working with us to understand storage on Kubernetes and how Kubernetes storage can be tested, and quantified in a methodical fashion so we can start to test and document Kubernetes storage performance.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

DataCore Announces vFilO

Today DataCore Software announced what it is calling the next-generation distributed file and object storage virtualization technology, vFilO. This new addition adds to the company’s software-defined storage (SDS) portfolio and is designed to control large volumes of data scattered on-premises and in the cloud. vFilO works well with the company’s existing portfolio or can be used independently, scaling from two instances and tens of terabytes to billions of files spread across numerous nodes.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Canonical Enhances Kubernetes Reliability At The Edge

Today Canonical announced enhancements to its MicroK8s. The company announced high-availability clustering in MicroK8s, the workstation and appliance Kubernetes, and enterprise SQL database integration for its multi-cloud Charmed Kubernetes. This should usher in more reliability for Kubernetes for edge, IoT, and multi-cloud. 

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise

Today Mirantis announced that is has acquired Docker’s Enterprise Platform business. This acquisition, along with its employee and customers, will help drive Mirantis’ goal to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service with a consistent experience for developers on any cloud and on-prem infrastructure. Details of the acquisition were not made public.

Read more
by Michael Rink

StackRox Releases Version 3 Of Kubernetes Security

Today, StackRox released version 3.0 of the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform. The new version includes improved tools to identify vulnerabilities and support for additional ecosystems. StackRox is a small company (less than fifty employees) founded in 2014 and their just updated Kubernetes security platform is their primary product.

Read more