by Tom Fenton

IGEL Workspace on an Intel NUC

After having a chance to work with and review WYSE Converter, which converts a PC running Windows 7 or 10 into a VDI clients, we thought we would see what it takes (and if it makes sense) to create a VDI client using VDI client software that comes with its own operation system (OS), rather than having to rely on a PC that already has an OS, such as  Windows already installed on it. We will be using the same low-priced small form factor computer for this review that we used for WYSE Converter, but we will be using IGEL VDI client software which comes with its own OS and install it on a bare metal system. This review, like our review on WYSE Converter, will be different than our other reviews as we will cover how to assemble a system to act as a VDI client software, and then we will review that system as a VDI client.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #22: The Team Recounts Dell Technologies Summit 2019

In this podcast Brian walks you through the news and silly events of the Dell Technologies Summit 2019, which was a press and analyst event held in Austin, Texas this week. Highlights include discussion on the Dell EMC news around consumption pricing and PowerOne, the new CI offering. We also dive into dog pictures, an annoying occurence at the hotel bar and how to select a cowboy hat. Kevin offers up an update on the lab, including discussion on our latest review, Diamanti's HCI solution for containers

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Diamanti D10 Container Appliance Review

We first became acquainted with Diamanti two years ago at KubeCon 2017, and we were impressed with their vision: to provide a bare-metal container platform purpose-built for microservices and cloud-native environments, and optimized for Kubernetes or, basically, a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance for Kubernetes. We saw this as an interesting play and last year at KubeCon 2018 we started to talk to them about working with us to understand storage on Kubernetes and how Kubernetes storage can be tested, and quantified in a methodical fashion so we can start to test and document Kubernetes storage performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataCore Announces vFilO

Today DataCore Software announced what it is calling the next-generation distributed file and object storage virtualization technology, vFilO. This new addition adds to the company’s software-defined storage (SDS) portfolio and is designed to control large volumes of data scattered on-premises and in the cloud. vFilO works well with the company’s existing portfolio or can be used independently, scaling from two instances and tens of terabytes to billions of files spread across numerous nodes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Canonical Enhances Kubernetes Reliability At The Edge

Today Canonical announced enhancements to its MicroK8s. The company announced high-availability clustering in MicroK8s, the workstation and appliance Kubernetes, and enterprise SQL database integration for its multi-cloud Charmed Kubernetes. This should usher in more reliability for Kubernetes for edge, IoT, and multi-cloud. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise

Today Mirantis announced that is has acquired Docker’s Enterprise Platform business. This acquisition, along with its employee and customers, will help drive Mirantis’ goal to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service with a consistent experience for developers on any cloud and on-prem infrastructure. Details of the acquisition were not made public.

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by Michael Rink

StackRox Releases Version 3 Of Kubernetes Security

Today, StackRox released version 3.0 of the StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform. The new version includes improved tools to identify vulnerabilities and support for additional ecosystems. StackRox is a small company (less than fifty employees) founded in 2014 and their just updated Kubernetes security platform is their primary product.

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by Michael Rink

Datrium Announces Disaster Recovery as a Service for On Premise vSphere

Today, Datrium announced DRaaS Connect. DRaaS Connect extends Datrium's existing disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution to allow recovering from vSphere physical infrastructure on-premises and across Amazon Web Service (AWS) availability zones. The company just released their DraaS with VMware cloud on AWS last August. 

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by Alex Schuchter

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 Review

Lenovo released the next generation of it’s P Series portfolio, their most powerful line of laptops. We recently reviewed the ThinkPad P53. Today we’re reviewing another laptop in the portfolio, the ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, and looking at what this workstation has to offer. The P1 returns fulfilling the desire for a thin and light design backed by workstation performance. This generation's spec refresh delivers new levels of power with the latest Intel processors (up to eight cores), NVIDIA Turing graphics, new display options including an OLED Touch display, and X-Rite Pantone Factory color calibration. At top configuration, this workstation can be decked out with 9th generation Intel Xeon E or Core H-series processors, up to NVIDIA Quadro T2000 graphics, a 15.6” OLED Touch Display with Dolby Vision HDR, 64 GB DDR4 memory, and 4TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Unveils Dell EMC PowerOne

Today that the Dell Technologies Summit in Austin, Texas, the company announced its Dell EMC PowerOne autonomous infrastructure. This all-in-one automation system is built for Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, PowerMax storage and options for PowerProtect data protection, automating thousands of tasks and delivering ready-to-run resources in a few clicks, shifting IT staff from routine to strategic objectives. The new solution will be available through Dell Technologies on Demand. 

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