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Intel Releases Ethernet 800 Series NICs & Agilex FPGAs

Intel has introduced the new Agilex FPGAs designed to add agility, flexibility and massive bandwidth capabilities. With its high-performance compute build, Intel says these new FPGAs can excel in networking (5G, NFV terabyte OTN), edge and embedded (vision analytics, industry 4.0, smart cities/surveillance, radar and defense), Cloud (application, and network storage acceleration), and Enterprise (financial analytics, database acceleration, genomics) use cases.

VMware Announces Cloud Management Updates for Next Year

Today VMware announced upgrades that they plan to release for a range of vRealize products next year. VMware is targeting the first quarter of their fiscal 2020 year for the of VMware vRealize Operations 7.5, VMware vRealize Automation 7.6, VMware vRealize Network Insight 4.1, and VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1.

IBM Announces New Storwize V5000 family offerings

IBM is announcing a range of innovations, enhancements, and new features to their storage portfolio, including new Storwize V5000 family offerings that complement Storwize V7000 Gen3. IBM says their new Storwize V5010E and Storwize V5030E models boast increased performance and enterprise-class functionality, availability, and reliability in "easy to buy, use, manage" entry storage systems.

MemVerge Announces $24.5 million Funding Milestone and New Stealth Product Release

MemVerge announced $24.5 million in Series A funding for stealth, which will be used to significantly expand its engineering, sales and marketing teams in Silicon Valley as well as to accelerate the development of its Memory-Converged infrastructure (MCI) technology. Investors include Gaorong Capital, Jerusalem Venture Partners, LDV Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Northern Light Venture Capital.

AWS Introduces New Features at Santa Clara Summit

Amazon Web Services (AWS from here on) announced several new capabilities and services. AWS introduced Concurrency Scaling for Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, AWS App Mesh, and AMD-powered Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances.

Samsung microSDXC EVO Plus Memory Card Review (512GB)

Last month, Samsung released its largest capacity EVO Plus microSD card at 512GB capacity, twice the previous max capacity. Aside from having a massive capacity for a microSD card, the card has quoted speeds of 100MB/s read and 90MB/s write and uses Samsung’s 4-proof protection to withstand 72 hours in seawater, extreme temperatures, airport X-ray machines and magnetic fields.

iStorage diskAshur2 SSD Review

The iStorage diskAshur2 is a portable SSD for those that need the highest security and performance. The drive uses a PIN authentication pad to unlock for use; users can select a 7-15 digit PIN. The drive also leverages real-time AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption for an extra layer of security. The drive comes in capacities as high as 4TB and multiple colors to fit a particular user's needs and style. 

Microsoft Expands Azure Stack With Edge & HCI Solutions

Today at Sync, Microsoft announced new solutions to its Microsoft Azure Stack. Microsoft is adding hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to Azure Stack both addressing a customer need. The company also released its Azure Data Box Edge, an appliance with edge compute and network capabilities. 

Synology DiskStation DS918+ Review

The DiskStation DS918+ is the newest edition of Synology’s 4-bay tower Plus Series NAS. This model offers four 3.5" bays in addition to two M.2 NVMe slots on the bottom for caching. Networking connectivity is provided through two 1GbE ports. The DS918+ designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for a NAS that provides impressive performance. It also offers expandable storage capacity, allowing businesses the economical option of scaling as their business grows.

Leostream 9.0.34 Released

Last week on March 21, 2019, Leostream announced the release of their latest Connection Broker (9.0.34). This update includes some interesting upgrades as well as few minor bug fixes.