by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils VMware Integrated OpenStack 5

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver, VMware Inc. unveiled the latest release of its OpenStack distribution, which is now based on the OpenStack Queens release, VMware Integrated OpenStack 5. This new version will be available in both Carrier and Data Center Editions and introduces new features aimed at helping customers simplify, scale, and secure production OpenStack environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS1618+ Now Available

Synology has released the new DiskStation DS1618+ 6-bay NAS solution. Specifically built for small to medium-sized businesses, the DS1618+ serves as an all-in-one solution for file serving, application hosting, data backup, and real-time collaboration.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: QNAP, Veritas, Dell EMC, ClearSky Data, Cohesity, Quest, Red Hat, NVIDIA, & 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. QNAP Enterprise NAS now support Veritas Backup Exec. Dell EMC reach $2 billion in Unity bookings in under two years. ClearSky Data introduces scale-up NAS capabilities. Cohesity expands integration with Azure. Quest Software releases NetVault Backup 12.0. Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 supports NVIDIA vGPU. DDN & Parabricks partner on GPU acceleration of genome analysis. Hitachi Vantara introduces HDID v6.5. Panzura achieves Veeam Ready Certification.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-1677X Ryzen NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has released the new TS-1677X series, an enterprise-class Ryzen NAS equipped with twelve 3.5-inch drive bays, four 2.5-inch drive bays, an AMD Ryzen 8-core processor (Turbo Core of up to 3.7 GHz), Qtier auto-tiering, and SSD caching. QNAP indicates that their new TS-1677X can also be used in AI-oriented big data storage use cases when equipped with a high-end graphics card and QNAP's “QuAI” AI developer package.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 3Q18 Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. reported its third quarter earnings for its fiscal 2018 year for the period ended April 28, 2018. Overall the numbers were good, especially compared to last quarter’s. After hours trading saw a sharp drop in the stock before a rebound. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Takes A Stab At 1PB/1U With High Density M.2 Sleds

Dell EMC has announced a potential fix to the issue of getting 1PB of density into a 1U space. Dell EMC is looking to leverage low cost M.2, SSD solutions in a PCIe sled that is no larger than a standard GPU adapter. This would bring a cost-effective, NVMe storage solution in very high density to the market. 

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by Lyle Smith

HP ZBook x2 G4 Review

The HP ZBook x2 G4 is the company’s newest addition to their ZBook line. The ZBook x2 G4 makes mobility effortless and is probably the truest form of a mobile workstation we’ve reviewed so far. With its slim form factor and detatchable and powerful components, the x2 brings the best of both worlds in performance and versatility. This is because, unlike tablet hybrids like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the x2 has all components in the tablet itself, so it performs the same with or without the keyboard.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Comprehensive Kubernetes-as-a-Service Solution

Today Rackspace announced its highly-available managed service aiming to accelerate digital transformations through leveraging container technology, Kubernetes-as-a-Service. This new offering allows organizations to accelerate their digital transformations through the consumption of Kubernetes-as-a-Service across all leading public and private cloud platforms. This could aide with multi-cloud strategies, modernizing application development, and accelerates time to market, while reducing costs up to 50%.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Multi-cloud Solutions Announcements At VeeamON

Veeam has made a range of announcements and gave several updates to existing products at this year’s VeeamON in Chicago, a conference dedicated to all things related to intelligent data management, particularly Hyper-Availability. At the conference, Veeam discusses the expansion of its portfolio to address the growth of multi-cloud adoption with customer-centric solutions that focus on protecting data using the cloud provider that best matches their specific workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Introduces Veeam DataLabs

Today at VeeamON 2018 in Chicago, IL, Veeam software unveiled its vision of the Hyper-Available Enterprise. A key component of this vision was also unveiled today with the Veeam DataLabs. DataLabs will allow developers to create new instances of their production environments to validate updates, security vulnerabilities, forensics and GDPR compliance. This new capability can help to deliver value to the business in the form of accelerating innovation, improving operational efficiencies, reducing risk, and optimizing resources.  

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