by Alex Schuchter

Dell Precision 7740 Mobile Workstation Review

Dell recently released the Precision 7740, the 4th generation of it’s most powerful and scalable mobile workstation. Simple but stylish the 7740 exudes class and claims to be the thinnest and lightest mobile workstation in its class. This generation’s spec refresh offers the latest processors, next-gen graphics, new display options, and longer battery life. Some impressive new components include 9th Generation Intel Core and Xeon 8-core processors and Nvidia Quadro RTX professional GPUs up to the Quadro RTX 5000, adding a new level of power to mobile workstations previously only found in tower workstations. With the budget, the Dell 7740 is a solid competitor against most other high end workstations and supports a wide variety of applications including VR and AI. 

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by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC ECS EX500 Appliance and Software Version 3.4 Now Available

Dell EMC has announced the ECS EX500 Appliance and Software Version 3.4. Object-based solutions like these are designed to effectively handle the constant data growth at a price point that can fit most budgets. The EX500 joins the EX300 and EX3000 as the newest addition to the ECS hardware line while the Software Version 3.4 adds both new and enhanced features.

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by Michael Rink

Cisco Releases Two CDIP Validated Designs Using Cloudera

Last Friday Cisco released two, nearly identical, new Cisco Validated Designs implementing Cisco Data intelligence Platform (CDIP). One of the designs runs Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub 6.2, and the other runs Hortonworks (recently purchased by Cloudera) Data Platform 3.1. Getting customers to be interested in the new systems is probably going to be an uphill battle for Cisco because Cloudera is moving to merge Hortonworks and their own software together. Cloudera has already released the first results of this merge, as we covered earlier this week. 

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by Brian Beeler

VDI Using Scale Computing and Leostream: VDI for the Rest of Us

Modern virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been with us for over 15 years, and over these many years we have seen it implemented in medical and financial enterprises, educational institutions, call centers and other organizations that need secure desktops that can be accessed from any location with a network connection. A major drawback of VDI solutions is that they can be complicated to implement, manage, and maintain; furthermore, due to its specialized nature, VDI may require a dedicated, specialized staff. Due to these reasons, use of VDI technology has traditionally been restricted to large organizations with thousands of end users.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Memory Announces 2nd-Gen Serial Interface NAND

Toshiba Memory America has announced a new line of SLC NAND flash memory products for embedded applications. The company’s second-generation Serial Interface NAND products support the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and can be used in a variety of applications that require high-speed data transfers. The second-generation Serial Interface NAND family consists of eight products and features power supply voltages of 2.70 to 3.60V and 1.70 to 1.95V

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by Michael Rink

Hammerspace Adds Global Undelete Service

Hammerspace updated their cloud-native data services to add self-service data recovery and global undelete as well as a slew of other new features. Hammerspace was founded just last year in 2018 and is a software-as-a-service company that focuses on reducing the complexity of adopting hybrid, multi-site, or Kubernetes workflows

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Memory & Storage Day Comes With Several Announcements

Today in Seoul, South Korea, Intel held its Memory & Storage day, inviting StorageReview on site. The main focus of the show was for the company to showcase some of the milestones that its Optane technology has been able to hit since it was released. Though, there were a handful of new announcements along the way both for Optane as well as other storage technology including 144-Layer 3D NAND.

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by Lyle Smith

IDC Releases 2Q19 Worldwide Server Tracker for the Converged Systems Market

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the second quarter of the worldwide converged systems market, reporting an increase of 10.9% year over year to $3.9 billion. Though this percentage was significantly lower than last quarter, it was roughly the same increase we saw last year during this time (i.e., 9.9%). Nonetheless, Dell has again showed top revenue and market share as the number one global provider of hyper converged systems, showing a growth of 35.9 % year over year (vs. +10.9% year over year of the overall industry) and capturing a 33.8% share. At number two, Nutanix reported $258.8 million in branded revenue for a 14.2% share, though it declined by 6% year over year.

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by Michael Rink

Cloudera Releases Three New Cloud Services

Cloudera released three new cloud services as part of the run-up to the release of their much-anticipated Cloudera Data Platform. Cloudera was founded in 2008 as an open-source Apache Hadoop provider and currently provides a variety of data services and software.

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by Michael Rink

Rubrik Announces Cloud Data Management for NetApp StorageGRID

Today, Rubrik announced a new joint solution in collaboration with NetApp, Rubrik Cloud Data Management for NetApp StorageGRID. Or to say that another way, companies can now use Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software on NetApp object stores. StorageGrid is NetApp's software-defined object storage solution for large archives, media repositories, and web data stores. Rubrik's core product is its Cloud Data Management software and appliances.

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