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AWS Adds T3 Instances for Amazon EC2

On August 21st Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced the availability of T3 instances; the next generation of burstable general-purpose instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The new T3 services are generally cheaper per hour than T2 and are designed for applications with variable CPU usage that experience occasional spikes in demand.

ClearSky Data Announces Native, Cloud-Based Backup for VMware Cloud on AWS

Today ClearSky Data announced that it now supports Vmware Cloud on AWS. ClearSky Data lets VMware Cloud on AWS customers protect all their data in the cloud exactly as they do on-premises – without replication or egress fees, and with on-demand access from anywhere. This news comes just days before VMworld in Las Vegas. 

SolarWinds Releases Server Configuration Monitor

On August 21 SolarWinds introduced their Server Configuration Monitor (SCM). At the same time, they also announced a wave of updates to their other services including their Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), and Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). SolarWinds will publicly demonstrate its updated systems management portfolio for the first time at VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth 2301.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces Alibaba Collaboration

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, on August 20th. According to the announcement, HPE, Alibaba Cloud, and Intel are collaborating to certify Apsara Stack cloud services on HPE platforms; including HPE ProLiant Gen10.

Pure Storage Announces 2Q19 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its second quarter earning of its 2019 fiscal year that ended on July 31, 2018. The numbers look good overall for the company with its highest non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP net income after several months of losses. The stock shot up rapidly in after hours trading. 

StorCentric to Acquire Drobo And Nexsan

StorCentric has announced that it will be acquiring storage companies Drobo and Nexsan. StorCentric states that these acquisitions will offer their customers an extensive portfolio as well as brand new performance-driven and secure offerings.

JetStream Software Unveils Continuous Cross-Cloud Data Protection Software

Just days before VMworld in Las Vegas, which they have confirmed they will be exhibiting at, JetStream Software is announcing their solution for data protection; the clearly named  JetStream Data Protection.  Leveraging their experience with VMware IO Filters and background with non-volatile memory they've developed a solution that can provide DR (disaster recovery) and CDP (continuous data protection)as a cloud service.

Cohesity Releases Its Helios SaaS Management Solution

Today Cohesity announced the release of its SaaS-based management solution, Helios. Helios uses a single dashboard to allow customers to see, manage, and take action on their secondary data and applications globally. The solution also leverages AI in order to help customers gain insights from their secondary data.

Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge MX

Today Dell EMC announced that it is set to launch its new high-performance, modular infrastructure, PowerEdge MX. The company states that this new type of infrastructure supports both traditional as well as emerging technologies, with future-proofing being built into the design. Using what Dell EMC calls kinetic infrastructure, PowerEdge MX is free from certain bounds allowing for a true composable infrastructure. 

Veritas Rolls Out NetBackup 8.1.2

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest version of its Veritas NetBackup, version 8.1.2. The company has made some major improvement it the UI to both simplify it and how customers can protect their data. Version 8.1.2 also comes with new functionality for backup up VMware as well as other virtualized workloads.