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Oracle Announces AMD EPYC Instances

During Oracle Open World 2018 in San Francisco, Oracle announced, through collaboration with AMD, a new set of instances. Oracle and AMD will provide a new “E” series of compute instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The new instances leverage AMD’s EPYC CPUs to bring higher core count, memory bandwidth, I/O bandwidth, advanced security features, and value. The first instance available is the Compute Standard E2 platform.

Lexar Announces 512GB A2 microSD Card

Lexar announced the largest A2 microSD card yet with the 512GB Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card. The card is ideal for high-end smartphones and mobile devices. Lexar will be demoing the card at PhotoPlus Expo held at Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, from October 25th - 27th.

Western Digital Expands Its Surveillance Storage & Analytics Portfolio

Western Digital Corp (WDC) announced that it has expanded its portfolio for surveillance with new storage and analytics options. The company has expanded the capacity of the previously announced WD Purple SD cards to 256GB. WD is also introducing a new 3D NAND UFS-Based EFD for Surveillance, what they claim to be an industry first, and the Western Digital Device Analytics for gathering information from the new surveillance devices.

Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine Enters General Availability

Today, Mesosphere announced the general availability of Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine (MKE) as part of the update to 1.12 for Mesosphere DC/OS. Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine delivers pure Kubernetes-as-a-Service on multi-cloud and edge with resource pooling. We covered it in September 2017 when the beta was initially released. Mesosphere’s distributed cloud operating system (DC/OS) aims to deliver any software technology “as-a-Service” across multi-cloud, datacenter, and edge.

NetApp Unveils Cloud & HCI updates

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced a new verified architecture for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on NetApp HCI, updates to Trident, its automated provisioner solving the persistent storage challenge for containers, as well as enhanced flexibility for DevOps on both NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform and NetApp Cloud Volumes for AWS.

NetApp Announces New Data Management Services At Insight 2018

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced MAX Data, Flash Performance Guarantee, StorageGRID SG6060, NetApp Solution Support for FlexPod, and ONTAP 9.5 at their Insight 2018 event. These new data services and solutions further extend the NetApp Data Fabric across edge, core, and cloud and enable organizations. We tested out ONTAP's last update in our lab and found it worked exactly how you'd want enterprise storage to be updated.

NetApp Announces New Solutions at Insight 2018

NetApp announced today at its annual NetApp Insight event the release of several new solutions that to provide support for applications across hybrid cloud and multicloud environment, which should improve business growth and provide data-driven outcome for its users.

Oracle Updates Its Cloud Infrastructure

Today at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, Oracle announced significant enhancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The company also updated its global data center region roadmap, which will increase the company’s reach and help bring features such as its Autonomous cloud to even more customers.  

Virtual Instruments Announces VirtualWisdom 6.0

Virtual Instruments has set October 31, 2018, as the release date for the next generation of their hybrid infrastructure management and AIOps platform; VirtualWisdom 6.0. VirtualWisdom discovers and maps applications to the infrastructure to understand where each application lives and how it behaves on top of the infrastructure.

IBM Announces A Slate Of New Storage Enhancements & Products

IBM has announced a range of new enhancements over the weekend designed to offer end-to-end NVMe technology, faster performance, and increased capacity. These updates include a new NVMe enabled all-flash storage system, flash storage and NVMe networking enhancements, modern data protection and security improvements, new storage solutions, and a brand new offering.