by Lyle Smith

HP Announces New EliteBooks & Mobile Thin Client

HP has announced the next generation of their affordable HP EliteBook 700 G6 series business laptops, the new HP EliteBook 735 G6 (13-inch) and HP EliteBook 745 G6 (14-inch). HP has added premium features to the mainstream line including 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen PRO processors with Radeon Vega graphics. Both new EliteBooks focus on power, security, and an ultra-slim design and feature a narrow border and ultra-bright display.

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by Lyle Smith

Parallels RAS 17 Released

Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS) version 17, which focuses on simplifying end-user computing for service providers (SPs) and enterprises, is now available. Parallels claims that RAS 17 improves launch time of applications by using AI and has added further security features such as Google Authenticator integration. Moreover, version 17 is the first to add a web-based helpdesk console, which is expected to help users better manage Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, virtual desktop infrastructure and DaaS infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces Object Storage for VMware vCloud Director

Today Cloudian announced its new fully native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers that is managed directly from VMware vCloud Director. Cloudian makes that claim that its new object storage solution will give VMware Cloud Providers a limitlessly scalable, cost-effective and feature-rich storage foundation for delivering new and enhanced value-add services. Customers will be better able to meet their capacity-intensive data protection, management and analytics objectives. 

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by Michael Rink

DDN EXA5 Unveiled At ISC High Performance Conference

Today, DDN (DataDirect Networks) announced EXA5, the next generation of DDN’s EXAScaler Storage and is showcasing it at the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. DataDirect Networks (DDN) was founded in 1998 and provides block and file storage platforms as well as associated appliances and tools. The ISC High Performance conference has been running annually in Europe since 1986 and was previously known as the International Supercomputing Conference.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Announcements From The ISC High Performance Conference

Today, Dell announced several new solutions and reference designs for high-performance computing at ISC High Performance 2019. The ISC High Performance conference has been running annually in Europe since 1986 and was previously known as the International Supercomputing Conference.

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by Michael Rink

WekaIO Updates Software Platform

Today, WekaIO, announced updates to its software platform to provide security functionality for multi-use enterprise high performance computing (HPC). WekaIO is two years old, and we covered their initial launch, which is still the core of their offerings, a cloud-native scalable file system. More recently we covered their announcement that they had raised $31.7 million in additional funding in May.

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by Tom Fenton

Intel NUC 8 Mainstream Kit (NUC8i7BEH) Review

We recently had the opportunity to review an Intel NUC7CJYS; a low priced NUC. We were impressed with the value that it delivered and thought it would be interesting to see how much power Intel packs into a mid-tier NUC systems, in this case the NUC8i7BEH (Bean Canyon). Intel NUC systems are used by enthusiast that want to build a home lab that take up a minimal amount of space, custom builders that configure them for a specific purpose such as entertainment systems, home users that are looking for a quiet, small computer, and others that want a system that take up a minimal amount of space. 

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston DC500M Enterprise SSD Review

Released in March of this year, the Kingston Data Center DC500M is a SATA enterprise SSD that leverages the latest 3D TLC NAND. Kingston's new SSD implements the company’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads. Where the DC500R (R stands for read intensive) tended fall behind as write activity increased, the DC500M is built to excel in these types of workloads.

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by Lazaro Herrera

How to Install VMware ESXi

In the next edition of our Before the Home Lab series we’ll look our first hypervisor, VMware ESXi, and how to install it in a homelab setting. Full Disclosure: My homelab is fully ESXi / vSphere, with no vCenter deployments. 
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by Lyle Smith

iXsystems TrueCommand 1.0 Released

iXsystems has announced the release of TrueCommand 1.0, the company’s unified management system that monitors and controls TrueNAS and FreeNAS systems from a single-pane-of-glass. iXsystems claims that TrueCommand will simplify 24x7 operations, improve security, automate tasks, and promote faster problem resolution for NAS systems.

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