by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Virtual GPU Propels Autodesk Into The Cloud

NVIDIA has announced virtual GPUs (vGPUs), which are specifically designed to give Autodesk developers and sales technicians quick access to all their applications and products from anywhere. NVIDIA’s vGPU is a highly-advanced technology used for sharing the company’s GPUs across virtual machines and virtual applications. NVIDIA vGPU software products include GRID Virtual PC, GRID Virtual Apps, and Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation. 

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces New CPUs With HPE & Cisco At Computex

This year at the Computex conference in Taipei, AMD announced several new solutions that ran the gamut from client to enterprise and both CPU and GPU. AMD releases a slew of new CPU and GPU options for client compute uses and gaming. The company also announced the immediate availability of EPYC processors for a new HPE single-socket system and for the first Cisco UCS Server platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Enhances Its UCP Family

Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it has made enhancements to both the hardware and software of its Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale systems. They are adding a new certified applications ecosystem that includes environments from Oracle databases, SAP HANA, VMware and big data analytics frameworks. These new offerings will allow the company to address nearly any workload, at any scale, in multi-cloud environments.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x63XU Series Now Available

QNAP has released the TS-x63XU, a new 10GbE-ready rack-mountable NAS available in 4, 8, and 12-bay models with redundant power supply options. Powered by an AMD G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, a maximum of 16GB DDR3L memory (4GB standard), and the company’s intelligent QTS operating system, QNAP indicates that their new NAS solution is ideal for bandwidth-demanding data centers, virtualization and business organizations looking for a secure private cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases RING 7.4 LTS

Today Scality announced RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release. The latest release of Scality’s scale-out file and object storage has been streamlined to ease deployments and operations. Its also comes in a new three server configuration for HPE Apollo platforms that give smaller users a more affordable entry-point. 

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by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Unveils Software Composable Infrastructure For Flash

Today DriveScale announced what it is calling the market’s first Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for flash. This new innovation has been designed with cloud infrastructures in mind (specifically targeting modern applications such as NoSQL, Spark and Containers) and aims to make flash deployment more affordable and flexible. SCI for flash can help solve issues such as over-provisioning and scalability that affect cloud-native applications that are flash-based. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Burlywood Introduces TrueFlash Software

Burlywood has introduced its new storage software solution, TrueFlash. The software is designed to help users to use their flash storage in a more efficient manner. This can result in both higher performance and lower costs by tailoring the storage to their requirements and not buying more than needed.

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by Adam Armstrong

QSAN Releases XCubeFAS All-Flash SAN

QSAN Technology Inc. launched its, and apparently Taiwan’s, first All-Flash SAN, the XCubeFAS XF2026D. This new 2U SAN is designed for both SME and larger enterprises. The SAN has 26 bays and can be expanded to support 130 SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

IDC Releases Its 1Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker; Dell EMC Keeps Top Spot

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the first quarter of this year. It is looking to be a good year to be a server vendor with the numbers looking up. Dell EMC is having a particularly good go, expanding their lead, in both revenue and units shipped, in the server market.  

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by Adam Armstrong

NGD Systems Releases First 16TB NVMe Computational U.2 SSD

Today NGD Systems Inc. released its 16TB, U.2 NVMe SSD, the Catalina-2. What is unique about this NVMe SSD is that is leverages NGD’s “In-Situ Processing” capabilities. The company goes on to state that its new Catalina-2 can use these new capabilities without impacting reliability, QoS, or power consumption. 

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