by Michael Rink

Dell Announces Enterprise Latitude Chromebook

Today, at VMworld 2019, Dell Technologies announced a partnership with Google to make Enterprise Latitude Chromebook laptops and improvements to its Unified Workspace IT support software. Latitude is Dell’s business laptop brand and they have not previously offered Chromebooks under that brand name.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA & VMware To Accelerate ML, Data Science, & AI Workloads

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, NVIDIA and VMware announced that they were going to deliver accelerated GPU services for VMware Cloud on AWS. This new combination of technology will allows VMware Cloud on AWS uses to power their modern enterprise applications, including AI, machine learning and data analytics workflows in a way that is both highly scalable and secure. 

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by Michael Rink

Zadara Releases NVMe Storage Service

Today, at VMworld 2019, Zadara added NVMe options and other enhancements to its storage as a service platform (Staas).  Zadara was founded in 2011 and provides block, object, and file data storage services including pay-as-you-go services. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Virtual Instruments, Tintri, GIGABYTE, Dell, Panzura, HPE, & Igneous

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cisco reports fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings. Virtual Instruments acquires Metricly. NexentaStor VSA for Tintri announced. GIGABYTE takes eleven world records with AMD EPYC 7002 processors. Dell releases OptiPlex 7070 Ultra. Panzura delivers Log Analytics Service in its Vizion.ai platform. HPE builds supercomputer for NASA. Igneous DataDiscover now available on AWS Marketplace.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces GA Of Object Storage For VMware Cloud

Cloudian announced the general availability for its object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers. The new solution is managed through VMware vCloud Director and is said to give VMware Cloud Providers new storage services that seamlessly integrate with S3-compatible applications. Cloudian will be showcasing the joint offering in the Veeam booth (#627) at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, Aug. 24-29.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SK hynix Provides Complete Enterprise SSD Solutions

SK hynix is the 2nd largest memory chip producer and 3rd largest global semiconductor manufacturer with various other offerings including SATA and NVMe flash storage devices. Originally founded in 1983 as Hyundai Electronics Industries, SK hynix jumped into the DRAM and NAND market as a manufacturer. In this article we take a look at the history of SK hynix, what makes their storage devices unique and then take a deep dive into their emerging set of NVMe SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Its Most Powerful Thin Client & Other VDI Solutions

Ahead of VMworld 2019 next week, HP announced today what it is referring to as the world’s most powerful thin client, the HP t740. The company is also announcing a self-defending thin client in the HP t640. For other VDI solutions the company is announcing HP ThinPro PC Converter and HP Device Manager 5.0. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Offers DRaaS With VMware Cloud on AWS

Today Datrium introduced Datrium its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. The company states that its new DRaaS is the first to offer enterprise-class on-demand disaster recovery from S3 backups. The new DRaaS is built on the company’s workload orchestrator, ControlShift. Datrium claims its new DRaaS can provide fast failback, granularly recovering thousands of VMs after a sudden disaster or a rolling disaster such as a ransomware attack, while benefiting from reduced administrative time and complexity.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Rolls Out WD_Black For Gaming

At Gamescom in Cologne, Germany Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced a new portfolio of external storage solutions for PC and console gamers, its new WD_Black products. The new portfolio includes five new HDDs and SSDs purpose-built for expanding PC and console game capacity. Among the portfolio of new drives is the first-to-industry SuperSpeed USB (20Gb/s), USB 3.2 gen 2x2 port in a game drive. WD will showcase its new WD_Black portfolio at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany at Entertainment Area - Hall 10.1 | Stand E-051 and B2B Area/TRADEVISITOR PLACE - Hall 2.2 D-042.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announced EF600 Series

Today NetApp announced a new EF-Series, the EF600 series. This end-to-end NVMe series is aimed at the midrange. The company goes on to state that the EF600 series helps midrange IT improve flexibility and business agility while helping them develop new insights for performance sensitive workloads. 

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