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Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Releases At Open Infrastructure Summit

Today at the OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver, Colorado, Red Hat, Inc. the general availability of the latest version of Red Hat’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3. The latest version comes with several improvements including greater security, easier interoperability and improved integration across enterprise IT environments. Red Hat states the new version of platform can power modern systems, reduce costs, and remain fully open.

New Cloud Solutions From Dell & VMware Announced At Dell Tech World 2019

Today at Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas, Dell Technologies announced its new cloud infrastructure solutions to make hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage, Dell Technologies Cloud. VMware, Inc. announced that its cloud service, VMware Cloud, is now on Dell EMC. The companies state that this will provide Dell EMC customers simple, secure and scalable infrastructure delivered as a service on-premises data center and edge locations. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines vSphere, vSAN and NSX with Dell EMC’s sever platforms. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is part of Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center as a Service offering.

Dell Announces Unified Workspace At Dell Tech World 2019

Today at Dell Technologies World 2019, in Las Vegas, Dell announced Unified Workspace which integrates Dell devices and services with VMware and Secureworks to help businesses deal with end-user computing (EUC) pain points thereby allowing companies to focus on adapting their business to meet the needs of their workforce. The modern worker expects that their devices will allow them to collaborate and work the way they want, where they want, when they want. Unfortunately, these demands are a struggle for overworked IT departments that spend the majority of their time on the initial deployment of PC and other devices, answering help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting these devices once they have been deployed. Unified Workspace promises to ease the burden on IT staff and improve the end users workplace experience.

OpenStack Highlights From Open Infrastructure Summit 2019

OpenStack renamed its biannual summit to Open Infrastructure Summit, and StorageReview is onsite here in beautiful Denver, Colorado for the first summit. A few weeks ago OpenStack made the major announcement of its latest, 19th, version Stein. At the summit, the OpenStack Foundation (OSF) went over advancements in projects such as Kata Containers and Zuul, momentum of projects like Ironic, the release of Airship 1.0, and open source 5G and edge computing use cases.

Dell EMC & Big Switch Deepen OEM Agreement

Ahead of Dell Technologies World 2019 next week, Big Switch Networks announced it has entering into an OEM agreement with Dell EMC. The two companies will be working together to design Dell Ready Stack solutions. Big Switch networks will be showcasing its portfolio of Cloud-First Networking solutions with Dell EMC open networking on the show floor at Dell Technologies World, booth 702.

AWS Releases AMD EPYC-Powered EC2 T3a Instances

Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced that its AMD EPYC-powered EC2 T3a instances are now available. First announced back in November, EPYC versions of EC2 Instances are designed to work for a variety of workloads, such as microservices, low-latency interactive applications, small and medium databases, virtual desktops, development and test environments, code repositories, and business applications while being roughly 10% less expensive. 

Dell Wyse Management Suite Review

After having a chance to work with and review the Wyse 5070 Client, we thought we would dive in and take a look at the Dell Wyse Management Suite (WMS), Wyse’s VDI management offering. With the ability for administrators to configure, monitor and optimize their VDI clients in a systemized fashion from a centralized location, this management software is just as, if not more, important than the VDI client itself.

QNAP Releases Next-Gen TDS-16489U R2 NAS

QNAP has released their next-gen TDS-16489U R2 NAS featuring dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors and a dual OS system. It also comes equipped with ZFS-based QES, giving users a solution for enterprise-level, efficient and reliable storage for mission-critical tasks and the ability to install QTS for virtual machine applications, diverse applications and auto-tiered storage.

Micron Announced 9300 Series NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced an expansion of its enterprise NVMe SSDs with the addition of the 9300 series. The new drives come in a performance and endurance model with capacities ranging from 3.2TB to 15.36TB in a U.2 form factor. The new series is aimed at AI/ML, OLTOP, NoSQL databases, Large Object, Small Random Block, and Big Data.

Lightbits Introduces SuperSSD

Today Lightbits Labs rolled out what it is calling the world’s first ultra-high capacity, higher performance SSD storage appliance, the SuperSSD. The company goes on to that the appliance is the industry’s first scalable, Ethernet-attached SSD solution that specifically addresses the data-storage speed, capacity and reliability needs of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) training systems.