by Lazaro Herrera

How To Install Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

In this edition of Before the Home Lab we'll look at installing Citrix Hypervisor, formally called XenServer. Citrix Hypervisor is the virtualization platform based on the Xen Project. It used to be the best alternative for getting VMware-like features in an open source product until version 7.3. Since version 7.3, the following features were moved behind Citrix Hypervisor's Standard per core licensing

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: StorONE, Seagate, SUSE, StorCentric, HP, Cisco, Juniper, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. StorONE and Seagate partner to maximize SSD performance. SUSE Manager 4 released. StorCentric acquires Vexata. HP refreshes its commercial desktop portfolio. Cisco intends to acquire Acacia. Juniper releases Juke 2.2. Hammerspace DaaS now available on AWS. Sony Expands & Launches New TOUGH SD Cards.

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by Adam Armstrong

Alluxio 2.0 Launched

Today at the AWS Global Summit, Alluxio announced the latest version of its data orchestration technology, Alluxio 2.0. The latest version comes with new innovations for data engineers and is aimed at multi-cloud analytics and AI.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches Cloud Security Guardian For Azure

Today Barracuda launched its Cloud Security Guardian for Microsoft Azure. Through the integration with Azure, customers will be able to work securely with Guardian’s automated public-cloud security compliance and remediation. Cloud Security Guardian is an agentless Software-as-a-Service solution that is stated to provide end-to-end visibility into the security posture of public cloud workloads, ensures continuous compliance, and automates remediation of security controls.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google To Acquire Elastifile

Google has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected later this year. Once everything is set, Elastifile will join Google Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tachyum Aims To Compete With Intel, AMD, & NVIDIA

Today Tachyum Inc. announced that is has finalized a Series A funding round that netting the company $25 million. The funding round was led by the private equity investor group IPM and had participation of the Slovak Government. The funding raised is aimed at bringing the company’s Prodigy Processor Universal Chip to market by the second half of 2020. 

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by Adam Armstrong

DataCore ONE Launches To Accelerate SDS

Today DataCore Software announced its new vision of storage infrastructure with DataCore ONE. The company states that ONE aimes to accelerate the adoption of software-defined storage (SDS) in enterprise data centers, the cloud and edge computing; centralizing command and control of different classes of storage spanning primary, secondary and archive. Along with this, DataCore announces a new flexible hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliance, subscription-based licensing, a new cloud-based analytics service, amongst other enhancements. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Synology DiskStation DS2419+ Review

The DiskStation DS2419+, launched in mid-February, is the latest edition of the 12-bay tower Plus Series family. Providing 192TB (384TB with expansion unit) or raw storage capacity, the DS2419+ is designed for small- to medium-sized businesses looking for an economical data storage solution that provides the option of expanding as their storage needs grow. 

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by Brian Beeler

VMware ESXi and vSphere 6.5 Update 3 Released

In early April VMware released Update 2 for vSphere 6.7, which is the latest version of their hypervisor code base. Some organizations are slow to adopt the latest hypervisor though, and for their part VMware does a good job at continuing maintenance releases for ESXi and vSphere. That's the case for the 6.5 release, which saw Update 3 be made generally available earlier this week. Read more

by Adam Armstrong

VMWare Horizon 7.9 & CART 5.1 Released

VMware released the latest version of its VDI software, VMware Horizon version 7.9. The new release comes with several new features and enhancements including enhancements to Horizon Connection Server and Horizon Agent. VMware also released the latest version of CART, version 5.1, its client software used to connect to a Horizon desktop or application.

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