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Dynatrace Announces Business Analytics Software

Today, Dynatrace announced its plans for a new business analytics tool named Digital Business Analytics. The new software will build on Dynatrace’s existing application performance management and digital experience monitoring modules to generate AI-derived answers to market questions. Dynatrace’s main product is a cloud-centric software monitoring and analysis platform and is available in a free 15-day trial.

ORICO 2-Bay Hard Drive Dock Review

The ORICO 2-Bay Hard Drive Dock is a dual hard-drive reader that features speedy HDD switching and the ability to simultaneously read and write a dual 24TB HDDs. This is certainly a huge capacity point and opens up a lot of different applications and benefits to using a docking station like this.

Schneider Electric Announces New Edge Data Center Solutions and Partnerships

Schneider Electric has made a few new announcements at Innovation Summit Barcelona, including new data center solutions designed for edge computing challenges in hybrid IT environments. These solutions include a micro data center hardware designed to maximize space and resiliency as well as four secure, fast, flexible and configurable solutions that use the latest management technology. Also announced is a new strategic partnership with Avnet and Iceotope, creating a joint venture to develop liquid cooling solutions for data centers.

News Bits: Acronis, Supermicro, Lexar, Inspur, Formulus Black, Intel, Atempo, Toshiba (Kioxia) & 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. Acronis Raises $147 million in investments. Supermicro releases new SAP HANA solution. Lexar announces CFexpress Type B Card. Inspur makes Open Compute announcements. Formulus Black partners with Intel and Packet on PMEM infrastructure. Atempo raises €8 million. Toshiba Memory rebrands as Kioxia. Data Dynamics partners with Lenovo on intelligent file management. RAIDIX releases ERA 3.0.

Dell Precision 7740 Mobile Workstation Review

Dell recently released the Precision 7740, the 4th generation of it’s most powerful and scalable mobile workstation. Simple but stylish the 7740 exudes class and claims to be the thinnest and lightest mobile workstation in its class. This generation’s spec refresh offers the latest processors, next-gen graphics, new display options, and longer battery life. Some impressive new components include 9th Generation Intel Core and Xeon 8-core processors and Nvidia Quadro RTX professional GPUs up to the Quadro RTX 5000, adding a new level of power to mobile workstations previously only found in tower workstations. With the budget, the Dell 7740 is a solid competitor against most other high end workstations and supports a wide variety of applications including VR and AI. 

Dell EMC ECS EX500 Appliance and Software Version 3.4 Now Available

Dell EMC has announced the ECS EX500 Appliance and Software Version 3.4. Object-based solutions like these are designed to effectively handle the constant data growth at a price point that can fit most budgets. The EX500 joins the EX300 and EX3000 as the newest addition to the ECS hardware line while the Software Version 3.4 adds both new and enhanced features.

Cisco Releases Two CDIP Validated Designs Using Cloudera

Last Friday Cisco released two, nearly identical, new Cisco Validated Designs implementing Cisco Data intelligence Platform (CDIP). One of the designs runs Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub 6.2, and the other runs Hortonworks (recently purchased by Cloudera) Data Platform 3.1. Getting customers to be interested in the new systems is probably going to be an uphill battle for Cisco because Cloudera is moving to merge Hortonworks and their own software together. Cloudera has already released the first results of this merge, as we covered earlier this week. 

VDI Using Scale Computing and Leostream: VDI for the Rest of Us

Modern virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been with us for over 15 years, and over these many years we have seen it implemented in medical and financial enterprises, educational institutions, call centers and other organizations that need secure desktops that can be accessed from any location with a network connection. A major drawback of VDI solutions is that they can be complicated to implement, manage, and maintain; furthermore, due to its specialized nature, VDI may require a dedicated, specialized staff. Due to these reasons, use of VDI technology has traditionally been restricted to large organizations with thousands of end users.

Toshiba Memory Announces 2nd-Gen Serial Interface NAND

Toshiba Memory America has announced a new line of SLC NAND flash memory products for embedded applications. The company’s second-generation Serial Interface NAND products support the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and can be used in a variety of applications that require high-speed data transfers. The second-generation Serial Interface NAND family consists of eight products and features power supply voltages of 2.70 to 3.60V and 1.70 to 1.95V

Hammerspace Adds Global Undelete Service

Hammerspace updated their cloud-native data services to add self-service data recovery and global undelete as well as a slew of other new features. Hammerspace was founded just last year in 2018 and is a software-as-a-service company that focuses on reducing the complexity of adopting hybrid, multi-site, or Kubernetes workflows