by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces AI & HPC With NVIDIA At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Taiwan 2018, Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced the adoption of NVIDIA’s HGX-2 cloud server platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC). Supermicro is also showcasing its new GPU-optimized platforms based off of NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 Tensor Core GPU accelerators in its Platinum Sponsor Booth. These new platforms also address the demands of AI as well as deep learning and big data analytics.

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by Tom Fenton

Samsung NX-N2-T Zero Client Review

The Samsung NX-N2-T NX Series Tera2 Zero Client Desktop is a moderately-priced zero client designed to deliver a virtual desktop to an end-user. One of the features that distinguishes the device from many other clients is its built-in support for Teradici’s PCoIP remote display protocol via a Teradici Tera2321 (Tera2) processor. This support allows the device to be used by VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon DaaS, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), Leostream, or any other virtual desktop that supports the PCoIP protocol. Its ultra-small form factor minimizes the space it takes up on a desk, and it can even be mounted on the back of a monitor using a VESA mount. The client supports two monitors and has 6 USB connectors.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware Introduces vSAN ReadyCare HCI Support System

Alongside VMware’s recently announced vSphere and vSAN version 6.7 was the introduction of vSAN ReadyCare, which is designed to support its HCI environments. The new service helps customers quickly resolve issues (or avoid them altogether) while maintaining performance and availability. It does this through a combination of broad investments in innovative technology, efficient services and their VMware support teams.

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by Adam Armstrong

OpenStack Summit 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 OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver 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 Mirantis, Zuul, OpenStack Foundation, Kata Containers, Canonical, and Trilio

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF (Newisys NSS-1160G-2N) Review

At the Open Compute Project this year, Toshiba announced the release of its new software around NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), KumoScale. KumoScale is designed to maximize the performance benefits of direct-attached NVMe drives over the data center network through disaggregation, abstraction and management integration. The software brings the already high-performing NVMe SSDs by allowing diskless compute nodes (with only a boot drive) to access this flash storage over high-speed fabrics network connectivity. This type of connection will bring the networked storage to near-peak performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Nutanix Inc. reported its earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year that ended April 30, 2018. Overall the company had good numbers and a fairly good quarter considering they are transitioning to software defined. Their stock, like most other tech stocks in the current market, took a beating. This may have more to do with the mood of the market and less to do with anything reported by Nutanix.

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by Lyle Smith

SolarWinds Updates Its Network Management Product Line

SolarWinds has announced a range of updates to its network management product line, including support networks up to four times larger than the previous generation. According to SolarWinds, this increase will make it much easier to consolidate monitoring solutions to a single provider. It will also provide IT professionals with a lot more flexibility when scaling up and supporting larger data center networks as their data grows or when they scale out to address complex distributed networks. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 4Q18 & Full Year Earnings

Today NetApp reported earnings for both its fiscal fourth quarter as well as its fiscal year that ended April 27, 2018. Overall the company saw some pretty good numbers for both. NetApp’s stock took a bit of a beating in after hours, most likely due to the timid outlook, but it is much improved over last year.

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by Lyle Smith

Zerto IT Resilience Platform Announced

Zerto has announced the IT Resilience Platform at its annual user conference, ZertoCON 2018, which will allow users to build resilient, always-on businesses with backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility converged in a single, simple, scalable platform. Also announced is Zerto 7, featuring an “Elastic Journal” and additional capabilities that support its vision of continuous journal-based protection.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces 1Q19 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its first quarter earning of its 2019 fiscal year that ended on April 30, 2018. Overall the company saw its numbers take a turn for the worse. This resulted in a nearly 6% drop in its stock wiping out most of the gains over the quarter.

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