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Schneider Electric Announces Integrated Rack for Data Centers with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT

At this year’s Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference in Las Vegas, Schneider Electric has announced a partnership with Avnet and Iceotope to produce the industry’s first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling. The new solution uses a high-powered GPU server combined with Iceotope’s liquid cooling technology to increase energy efficiency and thus ideal for compute-intensive applications, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine-learning algorithm training development.

Diamanti Announces Kubernetes Platform with GPU Support

Today, Diamanti announced their first enterprise platform with GPU support for running containerized workloads under Kubernetes. The new platform is targeted at the artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI\ML) markets. Diamanti was founded in the early 2010s and provides open-source Kubernetes platforms.

Home Lab Deep Dive: PFSense

I grew up during the days of dial-up and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network). If you’re old enough to know what that was, consider yourself unlucky.  Back in those days, phone modems were all the rage. We had a separate phone line to handle faxes and internet, and it was amazing. The first connection we had was 14.4 kbps which back then was LIGHTNING fast! We could get any image we wanted off of the internet. We could send mail back and forth to any of our friends and family and within minutesthey would receive it! Take that USPS! Those were the days (ok, boomer). All it took back then to get on the internet was an ISDN router, ethernet hub and then the “family” Windows 95 (then Windows 98 SE) PC to access the internet and hear the beloved “You’ve Got Mail” on a daily basis. The internet was different back then. Smaller, but so open to possibilities. Little did I know that it would be the greatest invention mankind had come up with to that point.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.