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by Lyle Smith

Lightbits Adds NVMe/TCP Clustered Storage Solution to LightOS

Lightbits Labs has announced advancements to LightOS with the first NVMe/TCP clustered storage solution. Lightbits LightOS is the company’s software solution designed to give organizations availability, flexibility and efficiency of hyperscale cloud infrastructure to on-premise data centers, which allows application teams to focus their efforts on developing new services aligned with their organizational goals.

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by Michael Rink

Scale Computing Releases Micro HCI Edge Appliance

Scale Computing, released the HE150 at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference. The new HE150 is the latest addition to Scale Computing's HC3 Edge product line and is intended to allow them to serve customers and companies without the space or other resources for a server room. Scale Computing was founded in the mid-2000s and primarily provides edge-focused solutions.

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by Michael Rink

Pivot3 Updates Acuity

Pivot3 released an update for their Acuity software. The update is aimed at improving their networks' resilience and improving customer's abilities to recover from the loss of a cluster node or other partial outage. Pivot3 was founded in 2003 and shipped its first hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform in 2008. It currently focuses on providing HCI products, including both datacenter and edge platforms running custom software.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Unveils Their Second Annual Green Data Center Report

Supermicro has released its second annual Data Centers and the Environment report, which is based on an industry survey of over 5,000 IT professionals. After analyzing the results, the company has determined that the majority of data center leaders do not “fully consider” green initiatives when building-out data center infrastructures. Supermicro believes that organizations will see increases data center costs while negatively affecting the environment.  

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by Lyle Smith

Virtana Announces VirtualWisdom 6.3

Virtana has announced the latest version of VirtualWisdom, the company’s hybrid IT infrastructure management and AIOps platform for mission-critical workloads. With version 6.3, Virtana further delves into capacity management with global storage array analytics, expanded range of integrations, and new portable reports and dashboards.

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by Lyle Smith

IGEL Announces IGEL OS Workspace Edition version 11.03

IGEL has announced IGEL OS Workspace Edition version 11.03, which is highlighted by advanced security capabilities like signed OS partitions that are designed to extend IGEL’s secure “chain of trust” at the device processor level. IGEL Workspace Edition is a comprehensive, software-defined endpoint that offers organizations all the essential capabilities they need to transform any compatible x86 device into a secure, highly-functional IGEL-powered endpoint. 

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by Lyle Smith

WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD Now Available

Western Digital (WD) has announced their newest high-performance drive, the WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD. Released as a successor to the SN500, the new WD drive is a consumer-focused, entry-level NVMe M.2 2280 M.2 drive. As such, it is ideal for PC users looking to improve application, transfer and booting speeds over tradition SATA SSDs and HDDs and those who want to make the big jump to an NVMe-based system without having to dive deep in their pockets.

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by Michael Rink

XenData Releases X1 Archive Appliance

Today, XenData Released their new archive appliance, the X1. The X1 appliance will initially have three models to support archiving file-based applications to different mediums. XenData was founded in 2001 and focus on public cloud and on-premises data storage systems.

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by Michael Rink

McAfee Releases New Enterprise MVISION Solution

Today, McAfee released McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers. McAfee’s all capitalized MVISION line includes several solutions, the new Cloud For Containers solution is focused on identifying vulnerabilities in container applications during development. McAfee has gone through several changes since it was founded in 1987 by John McAfee. Intel purchased the company in 2011 and renamed it to Intel Security Group three years later in 2014. More recently, Intel converted the company to a joint venture with TPG Capital and changed the name back to McAfee in 2017. McAfee is a software security provider.

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by Lyle Smith

HPE Announces Critical Firmware Update for Specific SAS SSDs to Prevent Drive Failure

HPE has announced a critical update to its HPD8 firmware, which fixes a bug that results in data loss after 32,768 hours (3 years, 270 days 8 hours) of operation. Those who do not follow through with the update will require complete restoration of their drive(s) after the failure occurs, as both the SSD and data cannot be recovered. HP notes that SSDs put into service during the same time are also expected to fail simultaneously.

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