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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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

Dell Technologies on Demand Offers Consumption As-a-Service

Today at the Dell Technologies Summit in Austin, Texas, the company announced its consumption-based and as-a-service solutions for on-premises infrastructure and services, Dell Technologies on Demand. Dell states that the new service give IT the agility of cloud and the control, performance and predictability of on-premises infrastructure. The new consumption model covers the newly announced PowerOne and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers (down to processor-based usage).

HYCU BaaS Enhancements Now Available on Google Cloud

Today HYCU announced enhancements to its Backup-as-a-Service available for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These enhancements give GCP users an enhanced cloud-native solution for their backup and recovery needs in GCP. HYCU states that its BaaS is one of the most cost-efficient data backup and cloud target utilization for backup workflows for GCP.

Synology UC3200 Now Available

Synology has announced the immediate availability of the UC3200, the company’s first Active-Active solution. Designed for high-availability in business environments and those seeking non-disruptive iSCSI services, the UC3200 is the is built to provide resilient data protection solutions via the company’s powerful management interface, the DSM UC operating system. 

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 Review

The Lenovo 4U ThinkSystem SR950 is a built for the most resource-intensive and mission-critical workloads. This massive iron is considered one of the company’s flagship servers, focusing heavily on continuous operation and “always-on” reliability coupled with several levels of resiliency to protect data. This enterprise-class server is designed for those that need four or more processors, a ton of memory, and a range of I/O connections.