by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Expands Support For Azure

SolarWinds released several updates across its IT Operations management offering, which, of course, includes its popular Orion Platform suite of products as well as their application performance management (APM) suite. The updates extend support for companies that are leveraging Microsoft Azure. The new SolarWinds’ updates offer Azure users a comprehensive ability to monitor, manage, and secure hybrid IT operations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cray Introduces ClusterStor E1000

This morning, Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, unveiled its new parallel storage platform for the Exascale Era, ClusterStor E1000. The E1000 is built to address the growth of data from converged workloads as well as the need to access that data at faster and faster speeds. Cray states that the ClusterStor E1000 has already been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for use at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces Data Protection For Microsoft Teams & Slack

Today Druva Inc. announced what it is calling the industry’s first SaaS-based data protection solution for today’s leading collaboration applications, including Microsoft Teams and Slack. On top of the collaboration applications, Druva is extending protection with new integrations with ServiceNow, Splunk and Okta, and new capabilities for AWS workloads. 

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by Michael Rink

NetApp Eats Its Own Dog Food

Recently, NetApp revealed that it uses its own services and appliances as part of its development process, something that is sometimes referred to as "eating your own dog food."  Their story of how they use their tools internally makes an interesting case study for anyone considering adopting NetApp.  This past year they have been a dynamo of new releases and updates. As just one example, they released an all-flash, end-to-end NVMe server rack, the NetApp AFA EF600, just last month. 

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by Brian Beeler

NetApp Launches New Midrange Arrays (AFF A400, FAS8300, FAS8700)

At NetApp Insight, the company has launched a new midrange controller designed to power the hybrid FAS8300 and FAS8700, along with the all-flash A400. The active/active chassis is 4U without drives, connecting to NetApp's wide variety of expansion shelves, including in the A400's case, the NVMe NS224 shelf. The decision to go with the larger chassis gives NetApp some design freedom, longtime ONTAP users will appreciate some of the day-to-day management benefits. For instance, fan modules are located in the front of chassis and hot-swappable without removing the controller. NetApp is also putting Intel's latest generation CPUs in the controllers, a first amongst the leading array vendors. The units will all ship with ONTAP 9.7 RC1 and should be available before the end of this year. 

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp ONTAP 9.7 Announced

NetApp has announced its next big update to its data management software, ONTAP, with version 9.7. ONTAP allows organizations to build a secure, powerful and intelligent storage infrastructure with the ability to deploy storage (via hardware storage systems, software-defined storage, and the cloud) while unifying data management across all of them.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Keystone Reinvents The Customer Experience Wheel

Today at NetApp INSIGHT in Vegas, NetApp rolled out what it believes to be a reinvention of the customer experience with NetApp Keystone. Keystone is touted as the best of all worlds from a customer perspective. Customers will have the flexibility to choose the build of the cloud infrastructure they need with a easy consumption model. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Active IQ Gets Enhanced

Today at NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, the company announced new features and enhancements to its intelligent monitoring service, Active IQ. Active IQ was announced back in 2017. Active IQ is an analytics solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as proactive support. Today’s announcement highlights a few changes to Active IQ.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp & Azure Partner On Cloud Security

Today at NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, NetApp announced it is deepening its partnership with Microsoft Azure with new efforts on Azure NetApp Files for Azure Government and FedRAMP certification. The company is also announcing new security features for its NetApp HCI solutions. The new security features are all around safeguarding data fabric across the most demanding industries and regulations.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Several Updates To FlexPod

Today At NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, NetApp announced several new features and enhancements for its converged infrastructure solution designed with Cisco, FlexPod. The new updates include the latest SAP HANA validations, DR tiering and backup, among other announcements. 

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