by Michael Rink

Quest Releases KACE SDA & SMA Updates

Today Quest released new versions of their KACE SDA software and KACE SMA software. The KACE SDA (Systems Deployment Appliance) update is a full version upgrade to 7.0. However, the KACE SMA (Systems Management Appliance) update is only an incremental update to 9.1. Quest KACE is a collection of tools to help manage an astonishingly broad array of endpoint devices and system images. 

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by Lazaro Herrera

How To Install Proxmox VE Hypervisor

In this edition of Before the Home Lab we'll look at installing Proxmox, the hypervisor for Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE). PVE is an open-source server virtualization environment. PVE is a Debian-based Linux distribution with a modified Ubuntu LTS kernel and allows deployment and management of virtual machines and containers​.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: IGEL, CloudJumper, Aperion, HPE, SwiftStack, NVIDIA, SAP, Rubrik, & 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. IGEL partners with CloudJumper to simplify Cloud Workspaces on Azure. Aperion ADS1000 launches an HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network. SAP expands its Open Source commitment. Rubrik enhances Its Velocity Partner Program. Druva acquires CloudLanes. Carbonite Expands Data Protection for Office 365. Samsung begins mass production Of 12Gb LPDDR5 DRAM. Toshiba RM5 Series Earns VMware vSAN Certification On HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. VMware to acquire Bitfusion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Memory Will Rebrand As Kioxia In October

Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc. announced that on October 1st of this year, it will officially change its new to Kioxia America, Inc. Kioxia (pronounced kee-ox-ee-uh) will be the new name of all Toshiba Memory companies around the same date. The name change is a result of the spin-off of Toshiba Memory from the parent company of Toshiba Corporation last year. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Expands & Improves Its IntelliFlash Lineup

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it was enhancing and expanding its IntelliFlash data center systems portfolio. The company claims that it is doubling available performance and density as well as enhancing certain capabilities for data migration aims at hybrid-cloud mobility. Western Digital says these enhancements will give their customers greater choice and flexibility when designing their hybrid-cloud infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivotal Announces Alpha PAS On Kubernetes

Today Pivotal Software, Inc. announced the new alpha version of its Pivotal Application Service (PAS) on Kubernetes. The company also announced other new products based on PAS features that are aimed at improving the developer and operator experience when using Kubernetes.

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by Michael Rink

Barracuda Firewall Now Enforces Office 365 Breakout Policies

Barracuda has been investing heavily in better security for Microsoft Azure lately. Last week they launched Cloud Security Guardian, an agentless Software-as-a-Service security solution for Azure. Today, Barracuda is building on that release with an update to its CloudGen Firewall. 

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases QoreStor Version 6

Today Quest released version 6.0 of their QoreStor software. QoreStor is a software-defined deduplication and replication (e.g., for disaster recovery) platform. We covered its initial release in August of last year. Version 6.0 is a surprisingly high number for a product released only eleven months ago.

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by Lazaro Herrera

How To Install Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

In this edition of Before the Home Lab we'll look at installing Citrix Hypervisor, formally called XenServer. Citrix Hypervisor is the virtualization platform based on the Xen Project. It used to be the best alternative for getting VMware-like features in an open source product until version 7.3. Since version 7.3, the following features were moved behind Citrix Hypervisor's Standard per core licensing

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by Lyle Smith

SecureData SecureDrive BT External Drive Review

The SecureData SecureDrive BT is a hardware-encrypted portable SSD designed for professionals and consumers who need that extra mile to protect their data. Losing a portable drive can be disastrous if security measures weren’t taken, which often is the case. The BT, however, has you covered. It is one of the more unique portable drives we’ve reviewed, as it has been built from the ground up with security as its primary goal so users can have a peace of mind their sensitive or classified data is safe.

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