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Dell EMC Expands VMware Solution From Edge To Core

Today at VMworld 2018 in Vegas, Dell EMC announced that it was taking its already broad portfolio of VMware solutions and is expanding it even farther. The new solutions for VMware will span from edge to core to cloud and are aimed to help IT reach their transformation goals faster. Now users will have a unified, seamless experience across their end devices, their SDDC and HCI solutions, and their multi-cloud environments.

Dell EMC Expands & Enhances Its Cloud-Enabled Platforms

Today at VMworld 2018, Dell EMC announced several enhancements to its broad cloud-enabled infrastructure solutions portfolio. Customers are adopting multi-cloud environments more and more and are looking for ways to maximize their investments in this area. The enhancements announced today aim to tackle the entire scope of applications that run in a multi-cloud world.

VMware Updates vSphere, vRealize, & vSAN at VMworld 2018

Today at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. is announcing major updates to its core offerings. This includes a new version of vSphere, 6.7 Update 1, along with a platinum version of vSphere. vRealize updates including Automation 7.5 and Operations 7.0. And vSAN including a private beta, version 6.7 Update 1, and native EBS Volumes on VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Announces New & Enhanced Cloud Operations Services At VMworld 2018

Today at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced that it was making additions and enhancements to its Cloud Operations Services to tackle the issues of multi-cloud environments head on. According to the company these new services will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The enhancements announced today include new cloud automation services, VMware Cloud Assembly, VMware Service Broker, and VMware Code Stream; a new cloud configuration security and compliance service, VMware Secure State; and significant enhancements to Wavefront by VMware.

VMware Expands Its Cloud On AWS To Asia-Pacific

Today at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced that is was expanding its popular VMware Cloud on AWS to the Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. This expands the reach of VMware Cloud on AWS to nearly all the way around the globe. VMware is also announcing several new updates and capabilities for the service with the aim of rapidly migrating applications and data centers to a secure cloud service that meets enterprise application needs.

VMware vSAN with Intel Optane Review

We’ve talked about it and teased you with it, and now we are finally delivering the VMware vSAN with Intel Optane Review. This will mark the third major review of vSAN starting with a multi-part review of a hybrid vSAN 6.0 followed up by an all-flash review of vSAN 6.2. This go-round, instead of leveraging our Dell PowerEdge R730xd cluster, we are using Supermicro’s 2029U-TN24R4T+ 2U, 24-bay server running vSAN 6.7. For storage we are using an all NVMe configuration with Intel Optane P4800X (375GB) SSDs for the write tier as well as Intel P4500 (2TB) SSDs for capacity tier.

AMD Introduces Radeon PRO V340

As VMworld 2018 is about to kick off tonight and into the next few days, AMD announced a new vGPU for high-performance graphics in the datacenter, the AMD Radeon PRO V340. The new virtual GPU is designed to tackle the most demanding datacenter visualization workloads, including CAD, design, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and rendering. AMD will be demoing the vGPU at booth #2501 at VMworld.

NetApp Announces Verified Architecture for VMware Private Cloud

On August 23rd, NetApp confirmedthey are planning to offer a new service on top of their Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions; NetApp Verified Architecture (NVA) for building a VMware Private Cloud. Using known and trusted VMware toolsets, the NVA provides a blueprint for a private cloud. They plan to offer demos at VMworld at booth 1036 and are encouraging interested parties to schedule private demonstrations ahead of time.

Maxta Introduces A Hyperconverged Red Hat Virtualization Offering

On August 22nd, Maxta Inc announced a pre-configured system of Red Hat Virtualization software and Maxta Hyperconvergence software bundled together on Intel Data Center Blocks hardware. Maxta specializes in hyperconverged software like this and will be demoing it next week at VMworld, booth #1518.

Samsung USB 3.1 BAR Plus Review (256GB)

Samsung has updated its BAR USB drive with a modern design, more color options and much more capacity. The drive is now for USB 3.1 and comes with more performance, including up to 300MB/s in read speeds. The drive comes in a range of capacities with the top going up to 256GB, the previous BAR we tested topped out at 64GB.