by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Cloud Backup (UCB) Announced

Today Unitrends, a Kaseya company, announced its direct to cloud backup, Unitrends Cloud Backup (UCB). UCB allows small and mid-sized companies, as well as MSPs, to directly replicate data on servers and end point devices to Unitrends Cloud. Unitrends states that this allows for data protection without the hassle of managing local physical storage devices. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies World 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 the Dell Technologies World 2019 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. While we covered the major announcements from the Dell and VMware, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Dell EMC, Faction, Apstra, and Unisys.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Collaborates with Microsoft

VMware and Microsoft announced that they would be collaborating to deliver a fully native, supported, and certified VMware cloud infrastructure on Microsoft Azure at the Dell Technologies World conference in Las Vegas. VMware is a well-known provider of virtualization services. They even already offer a similar product through Amazon Web Services. The new services were developed in collaboration not only with Microsoft but also with VMware Cloud Verified partners CloudSimple and Virtustream (a Dell Technologies company).

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by Michael Rink

Arcserve Extends Unified Data Protection

Today, May 1st, 2019, Arcserve announced the next version of Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP). Arcserve Unified Data Protection uses an image-based approach to provide data protection for a wide range of workloads. The new release will add support for Microsoft Office 365 and Nutanix AHV. Arcserve was founded in 1983 and provides both cloud and on-premise data protection services including an all-in-one appliance we covered earlier this year.

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by Brian Beeler

Dell EMC Launches New Storage and Data Protection Solutions

Today at Dell Technologies World, Dell EMC launched several new products and updates for their storage and data protection families. On the storage side of the house, Dell EMC has launched their next generation midrange platform, Unity XT, which is headlined by improved data reduction capabilities, a big performance boost as well as being NVMe ready. Dell EMC Isilon gets an operating system update with OneFS 8.2, and a new hybrid node, the Isilon H5600. Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services provide unique access from Dell EMC storage solutions to the cloud. PowerMax arrays now support Intel Optane dual-ported NVMe SSDs. Turning to backup and recovery, Dell EMC is launching a new backup appliance dubbed PowerProtect X400, which comes with a new PowerProtect Software Platform. The IDPA DP4400 (IDPA DP4400 Review) is also now available in a smaller capacity offering.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces New Slate of Workstations

Dell has made it clear that the company is focusing on "unified workspace" for end users more than ever with their latest slate of mobile workstation announcements at this year's Dell World. They’ve also expressed enormous interest in the “new economy,” which translates to worker productivity and inspired workforces as key to a successful business. And Dell believes that IT plays an important role in it. The challenge is that IT isn't necessarily equipped to deliver an inspired, productive work environment: there can be a lot of troubleshooting, unneeded hassles and issues, and not much flexibility. End users (or workers) might not be able to seamlessly transition between to device to device to access their data. Dell sees a big opportunity here and has certainly shown a lot of innovation with their newly announced line up, which promises to address all of these efficiency issues that affect today's workplace.

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Announces New VxFlex Nodes and VxFlex OS Update

Dell EMC is announcing several new services and products at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas. Included in those is the creation of the Dell EMC VxFlex family (previously ScaleIO and VxRack FLEX) of appliances and related products that target the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Reports 3Q19 Earnings

Seagate Technology has released their financial results for the third quarter ended December 29, 2019. Like in the previous quarter, the company saw lower numbers in general this quarter compared to last or this time in the previous year. The company’s stock is down overall throughout the quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Releases At Open Infrastructure Summit

Today at the OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver, Colorado, Red Hat, Inc. the general availability of the latest version of Red Hat’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3. The latest version comes with several improvements including greater security, easier interoperability and improved integration across enterprise IT environments. Red Hat states the new version of platform can power modern systems, reduce costs, and remain fully open.

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by Adam Armstrong

New Cloud Solutions From Dell & VMware Announced At Dell Tech World 2019

Today at Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas, Dell Technologies announced its new cloud infrastructure solutions to make hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage, Dell Technologies Cloud. VMware, Inc. announced that its cloud service, VMware Cloud, is now on Dell EMC. The companies state that this will provide Dell EMC customers simple, secure and scalable infrastructure delivered as a service on-premises data center and edge locations. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines vSphere, vSAN and NSX with Dell EMC’s sever platforms. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is part of Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center as a Service offering.

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