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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. 

News Bits: Data Dynamics, Seagate, OpenStack, Rackspace, Diamanti, Quantum, Schneider & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Data Dynamics to acquire Infintus. Seagate reports first quarter 2020 earnings. OpenStack builds momentum in greater China. Rackspace acquires Onica. Diamanti closes Series C Round. Quantum reports second quarter 2020 earnings. Schneider Electric partners with Scale Computing. NVIDIA announces world’s smallest supercomputer for AI. Alluxio Announces integrations with AWS and GCP.

IGEL Makes Several Announcements This Week

IGEL made a handful of announcements this week that got lost in the tsunami of news with Microsoft Ignite and VMware Europe we were covering. IGEL announced a Linux-based IGEL OS will support Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop customers. IGEL announced that it is working with Citrix and Ingram Micro to offer a bundle that combines best-in-breed products from the companies to simplify the delivery of high performance end user computing with “anywhere access” in the cloud. IGEL also made updated its IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) to version 6.03. 

AWS Announces New Savings Plan For Compute Services

Amazon EC2 reserved instances are popular and have been so over the last decade since they were announced in 2009. Reserved instances gave users a new way to consume EC2 on AWS. Recently AWS has announced a new savings plan for their compute services similar to how they bill reserve instances. 

Microsoft Ignite 2019 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week Microsoft Ignite 2019 took place in Orlando, Florida. While we covered the major announcements from Microsoft, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Tenable, Scality, Intel, Cloudera, SIOS, and Unisys.