by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #24

Brian, Kevin, Adam and Tom break down the most popular news since the last podcast from Zerto, Dell EMC, HP, Intel, Seagate and Proxmox. Brian provides a cowboy hat update and a rant about Hertz car rentals. Kevin updates the lab status including Dell EMC, Faction, Qumulo and Formulus Black. Baby Yoda is declared universally cute. And there's music! Thanks to Kevin's dutiful work and blackmail of his musician cousin, the podcast now has bumper music. If we could only find a sponsor for this fiasco all would be well. Warning, this podcast contains explicit language.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS re:Invent 2019 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 breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week AWS re:Invent 2019  took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. While we covered the major announcements from AWSDruvaIGELVMware, and Veeam, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as more from AWS, Instana, Zadara, Veritas, Cohesity, and MemSQL.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Launches New Backup For AWS

At AWS re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas, Veeam launched a new AWS-native Backup and recovery solution that they state is cost-effective and secure, and specifically designed for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) protection. This new service will be exclusively available through AWS Marketplace. Veeam will be demonstrating this new solution as well as its other AWS solutions at AWS re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas, NV at booth #3007.

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by Lyle Smith

Proxmox VE 6.1 Now Available

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has announced version 6.1 of Proxmox VE (PVE),  the company’s open-source virtualization management platform. Based on Debian Buster 10.2 and a 5.3 Linux kernel, PVE 6.1 features the latest updates to virtual environment open-source technologies, including QEMU 4.1.1, LXC 3.2, Ceph Nautilus 14.2.4.1, Corosync 3.0, and ZFS 0.8.2. Version 6.1 is also highlighted by new features, better cluster stability, a HA migrate option, bug fixes, and improvements to the web interface. If you’re looking to leverage this platform, read our guide on installing Proxmox VE Hypervisor.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts In Beta

Today during AWS re:Invent 2019, VMware announced that VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is in beta. The beta program will be open to a select set of customers in the US region. Key used cases highlighted by VMware include local cloud use, data center modernization, and flexible capacity. 

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by Adam Armstrong

IGEL Enhances Security For UD7

Today at AWS re:Invent, IGEL announced that it has integrated the AMD Secure Processor on IGEL UD7 endpoints. The company states that this integration will effectively create a dedicated ‘chain of trust’ security system that further strengthens IGEL’s security posture. IGEL will be demoing the UD7 with the integrated AMD Secure Processor at AWS re:Invent, Booth #429 in Las Vegas. 

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by Michael Rink

Pivot3 Offers Video Storage Appliance Through Lenovo

Today, Pivot3 announced that it is providing its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) surveillance platform through Lenovo Datacenter Group’s (DCG) ON DEMAND program. The platform combines Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with Pivot3’s software to create an appliance targeted at video and camera management at the edge. Pivot3 was founded in 2003 and shipped its first HCI platform in 2008. It currently focuses on providing HCI products, including both datacenter and edge platforms. 

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by Michael Rink

Druva Announces Additional Data Protection For AWS

Today, Druva announced plans to upgrade their software with improved data protection for Amazon Web Services (AWS) enterprise workloads. The company plans to release the upgrades in the first quarter of next year. Druva was founded in 2008 and provides data protection and management through a software as a service (SaaS) model.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Exos 2X14 Doubles IOPS For Microsoft

Seagate has a new HDD that leverages its MACH.2 multi-actuator technology, the Exos 2X14. While the technology was announced two years ago with the promise of doubling throughput, Seagate, along with its customer Microsoft, are able to show results of the technology and its performance breakthroughs. The technology is beneficial to applications such as content delivery networks (CDNs), video streaming, mail servers, backup/shuttle services, Hadoop, and cloud applications and is being tested for data center deployment now. 

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Announces Quantum Computing Service In Amazon Braket

Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), made a few announcments around new quantum computing services. This include a new service, Amazon Braket, that is said to fully managed AWS service that enables scientists, researchers, and developers to begin experimenting with computers from quantum hardware providers (including D-Wave, IonQ, and Rigetti) in a single place. The company announced the AWS Center for Quantum Computing to bring together experts to work on new quantum computing technologies. And they are launching the Amazon Quantum Solutions Lab to connect customers with experts. 

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