by Lyle Smith

HP ZBook x2 G4 Review

The HP ZBook x2 G4 is the company’s newest addition to their ZBook line. The ZBook x2 G4 makes mobility effortless and is probably the truest form of a mobile workstation we’ve reviewed so far. With its slim form factor and detatchable and powerful components, the x2 brings the best of both worlds in performance and versatility. This is because, unlike tablet hybrids like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the x2 has all components in the tablet itself, so it performs the same with or without the keyboard.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Comprehensive Kubernetes-as-a-Service Solution

Today Rackspace announced its highly-available managed service aiming to accelerate digital transformations through leveraging container technology, Kubernetes-as-a-Service. This new offering allows organizations to accelerate their digital transformations through the consumption of Kubernetes-as-a-Service across all leading public and private cloud platforms. This could aide with multi-cloud strategies, modernizing application development, and accelerates time to market, while reducing costs up to 50%.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Multi-cloud Solutions Announcements At VeeamON

Veeam has made a range of announcements and gave several updates to existing products at this year’s VeeamON in Chicago, a conference dedicated to all things related to intelligent data management, particularly Hyper-Availability. At the conference, Veeam discusses the expansion of its portfolio to address the growth of multi-cloud adoption with customer-centric solutions that focus on protecting data using the cloud provider that best matches their specific workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Introduces Veeam DataLabs

Today at VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL, Veeam software unveiled its vision of the Hyper-Available Enterprise. A key component of this vision was also unveiled today with the Veeam DataLabs. DataLabs will allow developers to create new instances of their production environments to validate updates, security vulnerabilities, forensics and GDPR compliance. This new capability can help to deliver value to the business in the form of accelerating innovation, improving operational efficiencies, reducing risk, and optimizing resources.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Unveils Its Vision For The Hyper-Available Enterprise

Today at VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL, Veeam Software unveiled what it is calling its vision for the Hyper-Available Enterprise and its strategy to guide enterprise customers on their journey to Intelligent Data Management at massive scale.  Three-quarters of the Fortune 500 use Veeam’s Hyper-Availability Solutions to ensure their business continuity, reduce risks and accelerate innovation. In an age where new technology such as AI, ML, IoT, and blockchain require massive scalability as they add to Big Data, companies need a way to ease the management of this data while ensuring availability. 

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-832X 8-bay Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of their new TS-832X 8-bay quad-core NAS solution. Highlighted by two built-in 10GbE SFP ports to handle bandwidth-demanding tasks like large-data applications, fast backup/restoration, and containerized applications, the TS-832X is marketed as a budget-friendly, high-speed network ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier technology for auto-tiering. Moreover, it comes equipped with two PCIe slots (Gen2 x1, Gen2 x2), which allows users to populate the NAS with additional functionality such as 10GbE NICs, QM2 cards, USB 3.1 10Gbps expansion cards, or wireless network cards to further expand its use cases. Last week, QNAP released the TS-963X 9-bay NAS.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Portworx, VMware, HP, AMD, Teradici, Citrix, Cisco, StorMagic, & 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. Portworx is certified on Red Hat OpenShift. VMware updates Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud. HP introduces new EliteBooks and ProBooks. AMD updates its Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Suite. Teradici expands Cloud Access Software. StorMagic launches edge appliance for Citrix Cloud. Flexxible IT collaborates with HPE delivering Citrix Workspaces. 

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by Ed Hardy

Kingston Canvas React SD & microSD Card Review

Professional photographers need very fast storage cards, and that's what the new Kingston Canvas React SD and microSD cards promise. No matter the size, they offer up to 100MBps read and 80MBps write. The cards support Class 10 UHS-1 U3, so they're fast enough to record 4K video, as well as burst-mode photography.

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston Canvas Go! SD & microSD Card Review

The Kingston Canvas Go! is the mid-range model of their Canvas Class 10 UHS-I U3 SD card line, targeting the needs of professional photographers and those looking to film in 1080P and 4K using devices such as a DSLR, drone, or other SD card action cameras. The Kingston card also offers a huge 512GB capacity model, which is rare among cards in this class.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Canvas Select SD & microSD Card Review

Earlier this year, Kingston released its new series of both SD and microSD cards with its Canvas Series. The new series covers three different cards for three different use cases and therefore performances. For this review we will be looking at the lower end of the spectrum, in terms of performance, with the Canvas Select. 

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