by Marshall Gunnell

Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 - Global Survey

Cloud Foundry Foundation, a company aiming to drive awareness and adoption of the Cloud Foundry open source projects for the enterprise, kicked off its annual North American Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today, where they released a report with their findings of a study revealing trends of how companies treat digital transformation as a constant adaptation as opposed to a one-time fix. As a result, cloud technologies such as PaaS, containers and serverless continue to grow at scale, while microservices and AI/ML are next in line to be integrated into their workflows.

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by Marshall Gunnell

DriveScale Adds NVMe over TCP Availability to Composable Platform

DriveScale, a company dedicated to re-imaging static compute infrastructure as adaptable and programmable, making data centers a composable scale-out cloud, announced today the support for NVMe over TCP for its flagship DriveScale Composable Platform.

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by Brian Beeler

Supermicro SuperServer with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory First Look Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1029U-TN10RT is a 1U dual-processor complete system. Supermicro designed the SuperServer to address a slew of popular use cases like virtualization, databases, cloud computing and others that can benefit from high density compute power. The system has been updated to support second generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and it's one of the first to ship with support for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules.

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by Brian Beeler

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Module (PMM)

Intel has talked about Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules (PMM) publicly for over a year now, espousing the benefits of a new tier of data centric architecture that sits between DRAM and Optane DC SSDs, with sequentially slower SSD and HDD media cascading down the pyramid to tape at the archive level. The goal with persistent memory has always been to move more data closer to the CPU, offering DRAM-like latency with storage-like persistence and capacities. After a year of listening to hardware and software partners talk about the benefits of persistent memory in the lab, with the release of the second generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Optane DC PMEM is now available across a wide variety of server solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

As part of its biannual update, Intel today announced updates to its Xeon Scalable processors from platinum to bronze. These new CPU’s come with the promise of higher processing power, no real surprise there, with some offer core counts as high as 56. A big aspect of this release is the fact that several of the new CPUs, which are socket compatible, will allow servers to leverage Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory, which we go into some detail here.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Releases Ethernet 800 Series NICs & Agilex FPGAs

Intel has introduced the new Agilex FPGAs designed to add agility, flexibility and massive bandwidth capabilities. With its high-performance compute build, Intel says these new FPGAs can excel in networking (5G, NFV terabyte OTN), edge and embedded (vision analytics, industry 4.0, smart cities/surveillance, radar and defense), Cloud (application, and network storage acceleration), and Enterprise (financial analytics, database acceleration, genomics) use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Refreshed with New Intel CPUs and Optane DC Persistent Memory

With Intel announcing new data center processors today, Dell EMC announced that it has refreshed its PowerEdge Server line to support the new CPUs. The new PowerEdge servers will also support Optane DC Persistent Memory. Aside from the hardware updates, Dell EMC states that the new servers will have better security, more elegant control, and improved scalability. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Refreshes Its Data Center Portfolio With New Intel CPUs and Optane DC Persistent Memory

Lenovo is yet another vendor building off of the news of second-generation Intel Xeon processors with a refresh of both its ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data center infrastructure portfolios. This will include 15 updated Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and 5 ThinkAgile appliances that leverage the new CPUs. The new solutions feature Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory technology, which will be included in the beefy ThinkSystem SR950, an eight-socket sever.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Announces Cloud Management Updates for Next Year

Today VMware announced upgrades that they plan to release for a range of vRealize products next year. VMware is targeting the first quarter of their fiscal 2020 year for the of VMware vRealize Operations 7.5, VMware vRealize Automation 7.6, VMware vRealize Network Insight 4.1, and VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Announces New Storwize V5000 family offerings

IBM is announcing a range of innovations, enhancements, and new features to their storage portfolio, including new Storwize V5000 family offerings that complement Storwize V7000 Gen3. IBM says their new Storwize V5010E and Storwize V5030E models boast increased performance and enterprise-class functionality, availability, and reliability in "easy to buy, use, manage" entry storage systems.

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