by Michael Rink

Veritas Announces New Services Platform

Today is the summer solstice. It was also when Veritas announced their Enterprise Data Services Platform.Veritas's Enterprise Data Services Platform is designed to provide applications with protected and recoverable data, as well as metrics that can drive operational efficiency and assist with regulatory compliance.

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by Blaise Robitaille

What is RAID?

RAID is an acronym that stands for Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks. RAID started back in the 1970's but the term RAID didn't gain steam until the late 80's. Back then Disks meant hard drives, as flash had not yet been deployed at scale. But today, Disks also includes flash by way of SSDs or even storage class memory. At its core, RAID is a virtualization technology that is a way to aggregate a group of physical disks, making them addressable in one or more logical units. Read more

by Michael Rink

NetApp Releases Slew of Hybrid Cloud Services

NetApp has announced a multitude of updates and new services. NetApp is adding their Cloud Data Services to their Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings. NetApp Cloud Data Services is also adding additional support for Google Cloud. That would be more than enough, but NetApp is also releasing a new fabric orchestration toolset, the NetApp Fabric Orchestrator and offering several new payment models. NetApp has been an absolute dynamo of updates and new services or appliance so far this year. As just one example, we covered the release of their C190 all-flash storage array

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by Michael Rink

Xilinx Ships First Versal ACAPs

Xilinx announced that it had met a significant milestone: Xilinx just shipped the first wave of Versal AI Core Series and Prime Series units to customers. Xilinx was founded in 1984 and primarily sells programmable devices as well as associated services and support. One of the founders of Xilinx, Ross Freeman, is credited with the invention of the FPGA.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its GreenLake Offerings

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it would be scaling its GreenLake offerings increasing its as-a-Service business. HPE GreenLake offerings will expand for the midmarket, new services for the edge, and new and expanded partnerships with CyrusOne and Equinix. The company also is announcing HPE GreenLake for Aruba with a new Network as a Service (NaaS) offering.

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by Adam Armstrong

High-End Storage Platform, HPE Primera, Unveiled At Discover

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its new high-end storage platform, HPE Primera. Primera is designed for “all” mission-critical applications and leverages the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, HPE InfoSight. HPE Primera will both expand and advance the companies Intelligent Data Platform portfolio that is designed to accelerate application performance, transform data management, harness the agility of all clouds, and empower businesses by unlocking hidden insights within data in real time.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Delivers Innovations To The Intelligent Edge

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced several innovations to accelerate Intelligent Edge adoption with new edge solutions, partner program, and a research lab. These new offerings enable customers to leverage analytics and machine learning (ML) allowing them to adapt to changes in real-time. The new offerings and programs include major enhancements to Aruba Central, integrations and new turnkey edge-to-cloud solutions, and the Intelligent Edge and IoT Center of Excellence (CoE) and Labs.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its Hybrid Cloud Portfolio

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it is expanding its integrated hybrid cloud portfolio. The company states that its expanded portfolio will deliver choice, consistent experience, and optimized workloads across clouds. At the crux of this expansion is HPE’s AI-driven operation, InfoSight, as well as composability that HPE uses in various other products. 

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by Lyle Smith

Parallels RAS 17 Released

Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) version 17, which focuses on simplifying end-user computing for service providers (SPs) and enterprises, is now available. Parallels claims that RAS 17 improves launch time of applications by using AI and has added further security features such as Google Authenticator integration. Moreover, version 17 is the first to add a web-based helpdesk console, which is expected to help users better manage Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, virtual desktop infrastructure and DaaS infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces Object Storage for VMware vCloud Director

Today Cloudian announced its new fully native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers that is managed directly from VMware vCloud Director. Cloudian makes that claim that its new object storage solution will give VMware Cloud Providers a limitlessly scalable, cost-effective and feature-rich storage foundation for delivering new and enhanced value-add services. Customers will be better able to meet their capacity-intensive data protection, management and analytics objectives. 

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