by Adam Armstrong

OpenStack Releases 19th Version: Stein

Today the OpenStack community announced the release of its 19th version its open source cloud infrastructure software, Stein. The latest update enhances bare metal and network management while allowing the launch of Kubernetes clusters much faster. OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit is right around the corner in Denver, Colorado (April 29-May1). StorageReview will be in attendance at the show. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Brings 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable CPUs & Optane Persistent Memory To Google Cloud

Today at the Google Cloud Next 2019 Event in San Francisco, Intel and Google Cloud announced their new strategic partnership aimed at accelerating hybrid clouds through seamless deployment of applications on-prem and in the cloud. The two companies are working on a new reference design, Anthos, that is based on the new 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is working with Intel And SAP to offer virtual machines that support Intel Optane DC persistent memory (the first public cloud with support for this new memory class) for SAP workloads. 

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by Michael Rink

Cohesity Releases Backup Service for Google Cloud

Today Cohesity released a new software as a service solution that delivers backup and recovery for applications running on Google Cloud, Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for Google Cloud. Cohesity is a well-established provider of both software and converged appliance data management solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Bacula Announces First Automated Backup For Docker

Today Bacula Systems announced the first fully automated backup and recovery for Docker with its Docker Container module. The company states that this will increase its leadership in high performance backup and recovery for enterprises and managed services providers. This is the first of several significant technology announcements around Container technology they intend to make this year.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Z6 & Z8 G4 Workstations Refreshed with Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs & Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

HP has announced updates to its HP Z6 and Z8 G4 Workstations withthe new Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory technology. With this new support, the HP Z6 and Z8 G4 will be able to combine the necessary memory and storage for compute-intensive workflows such as machine learning, multi-media and VFX.

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by Michael Rink

Seagate LaCie Showcases Two New Storage Solutions at NAB 2019

Today LaCie, the premium brand from Seagate Technology, announced two new storage solutions targeting creative professionals and prosumers at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2019 show. The first is the LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle, which is ruggedized to handle the rigors of regular shipping or travel. The second is the LaCie 2big RAID with USB and Thunderbolt compatibility. 

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Announces Support for 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Processors to Server and Storage Systems

Super Micro Computer has announced that their its entire portfolio of X11 servers, storage systems and Server Building Block Solutions are now fully optimized to support 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The company also announced new accompanying innovations, including Intel Optane DC persistent memory (to increase memory capacity and affordability) and Intel Deep Learning Boost (to increase AI acceleration efficiency). Supermicro claims this with bring improved data center performance by 35% and a reduction of up to 50% in TCO. It is expected to have less impact on the environment as well.

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by Tom Fenton

VM Density Value Specialized Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

On April 2nd, 2019, Intel announced the release of the second generation of their Xeon Scalable CPUs. During the announcement they said that they had over 50 unique CPUs based on this technology. They did this in order to create CPUs to address very specific workloads. The CPUs that they announced ranged from a Xeon Bronze 3204 which has 6 cores to a Xeon Platinum 9282 which has 56 cores. In between there are a few specialty CPUs; in this article we will look the Xeon Gold 6262V and 6222V, which Intel tags as VM Density Value Specialized CPUs.

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by Michael Rink

Veeam Releases Version Three of Backup for Microsoft Office

Veeam announced they were releasing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.  In addition to the paid version, Veeam provides a free version, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition, with functionality identical to that of the paid version but limited to 10 users and 1 TB of protected SharePoint data.  Veeam is a major provider of backup solutions.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Upgrade to Precision 7000 Series With 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Dell has announced an upgrade to their Precision 7000 Series workstations. This new refresh focuses on delivering higher performance and massive scalability for the most demanding workloads and largest datasets, including enhancements for artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads. Dell’s Precision 7920 tower and Precision 7820 tower will be updated with the new 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphic options.

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