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SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 Annouced

SUSE has announced the latest release of its software-defined storage solution, SUSE Enterprise Storage 6. Powered by Ceph technology (an open-source software designed to facilitate highly scalable object, block and file-based storage under one whole system), the newest release helps IT organizations adapt to changing business demands, such as ever-growing data sets.

News Bits: SwiftStack, IBM, Panzura, AMD, Pivot3, VMware, WekaIO, StorONE, & 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. SwiftStack delivers 1click cloud storage. IBM and Panzura sign strategic reseller agreement. AMD releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2. Pivot3 Partners with VMware on disaster recovery. WekaIO raises $31.7 million in Series C funding. StorONE files over 50 patents. Datrium unveils Automatrix Platform. Tenable launches Nessus Essentials.

Reduxio Magellan Starting Customer Evaluation

Today Reduxio announced that they were beginning customer evaluations of their Magellan Cloud Data Platform and plan for it to be generally available in the fall of 2019. Reduxio was founded six years ago in 2013 and since then has focused on providing data management and protection services. 

HPE Releases iLO 4 2.70 Firmware Update

Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out the latest firmware update to its Integrated Lights-Out Management (iLO) 4, version 2.70. While the firmware update adds several enhancements, the one generating the most buzz is HTML5 support for Remote Console. The update supports several Gen9 and Gen8 servers in HPE’s ProLiant and Synergy lines.

HPE To Acquire Cray Inc.

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the global supercomputer company, Cray Inc. This will broaden HPE’s ability to tackle challenges brought up by data-intensive applications, AI, and analysis. The value of the transaction is thought to be roughly $1.3 billion or $35/share of Cray in cash. 

Atos Launches BullSequana Edge

Today at Atos Technology Days, Atos launched what it calls the world’s highest performing edge computing server, the BullSequana Edge. The BullSequana brings all of its performance to manage data on the edge, specifically to securely manage IoT. The new server is aimed at industries such as manufacturing 4.0, autonomous vehicles, healthcare, and retail/airport security.

New IGEL UD2 Desktop Solution Launched

Today IGEL announced the expansion of its Universal Desktop endpoint solutions with the release of the IGEL UD2. The new UD2 is compact and said to be fast, cost-effective, and secure while it meets current and future needs of work. The new solution is powered by IGEL OS11 and verified with IGEL Workspace Edition. 

QNAP QES 2.1.0 Now Available

QNAP has released QNAP Enterprise Storage (QES) version 2.1.0 today, an operating system that brings cost-effective, flash-optimized storage technology for enterprise data centers and VDI environments. This update includes a slate of handy new features including QNAP’s exclusive Write Coalescing algorithm to optimize all-flash performance in ZFS, software-defined SSD optimization, inline compaction, iSER support, and more. QNAP’s enterprise storage OS focuses on performance, data protection and reduction, virtualization, and the compatibility with OpenStack cloud environments.

Cisco Announces 3Q19 Earnings

Cisco reported its second quarter earnings for its fiscal 2019, which ended on April 27, 2019. Overall the numbers are looking pretty good. The stock has shown a slow, but steady increase. 

Riverbed Announces SaaS & SD-WAN Enhancements

Today Riverbed announced the latest release of its Digital Performance Platform. This release delivers a service designed to boost the performance of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications they named “SaaS Accelerator.” At the same time, Riverbed also announced enhancements to enterprise SD-WAN and Digital Experience Management (DEM) solutions.