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Google & Intel Announce New Hybrid Cloud Solution

Today Intel and Google announced the new Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos. The new version is optimized for second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos include two configurations: a Base configuration that specifies the minimum required performance and capabilities and a Plus configuration to achieve higher performance.

NVIDIA Announces vComputeServer Software

Today NVIDIA announced its new vComputeServer software. Through a partnership with VMware, these new technologies are said to bring GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning, and Data Science. Customers will be able to seamlessly migrate AI workloads on GPUs between customer data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS. The announcement today not only supports VMware vSphere, but also KVM-based hypervisors including Red Hat and Nutanix.

VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform Introduced At VMworld 2019

Today at VMworld 2019, VMware introduced new and expanded cloud offerings to enable a hybrid cloud platform. The new VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform brings everything VMware has to offer, software and cloud services, and makes them available on premises or in the cloud, through VMware and partners. VMware states that it can deliver consistent cloud infrastructure and operations while allowing customers to migrate and modernize applications across clouds, data centers, and edge locations all the while being able to simplify cloud planning, deployment, costs and ongoing operations.

Dell Technologies Cloud Offers Kubernetes Support & Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Options

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, Dell Technologies announced new advancements around its Dell Technologies Cloud. These including support for VMware PKS, supporting the ability to deploy, run, and manage Kubernetes alongside traditional applications. The company is announcing Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs. As announced by VMware, Dell’s fully managed Data Center as-a-Service (DCaaS), VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, is now available. And Dell Technologies has a new flexible consumptions model that allows for customers to pay-for-what-you-use.

VMware Tanzu Portfolio Announced

VMware has announced VMware Tanzu, a new line of products and services designed to change how enterprises build software on Kubernetes. Among these technologies previewed at VMWorld is Project Pacific and VMware Tanzu Mission Control. Project Pacific embeds Kubernetes natively into VMware vSphere, which converges containers and VMs to establish vSphere as an application platform for the future, while Tanzu Mission Control offers a single point of control from where customers can manage all their Kubernetes clusters no matter where they run. Together, VMware believes that they will make Kubernetes more accessible to more enterprises, as they give operators more control and security, and developers more self-service resources and independence.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.