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IBM targets cloud developers by taking Bluemix Garage to NYC; targeting fintech, blockchain, emerging technology

IBM opened on Tuesday its Bluemix Garage in New York City to help power the city’s growing concentration of developers, entrepreneurs, and fintech companies with cloud and blockchain. The New York City location is the latest to join IBM’s growing network of Bluemix Garages around the world, which includes a location in Tokyo that is helping companies like Mizuho Financial Group explore the use of cloud and blockchain. IBM also […]

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Samsung aligns with Red Hat to improve storage in cloud and analytics-focused data centers

Samsung Electronics announced this week that its NVMe (SSD) Reference Design will be used with Red Hat Ceph Storage, a software-defined storage platform, in a new high performance Ceph Reference Architecture by Samsung. The Samsung NVMe Reference system is engineered to provide a storage server node that includes matching CPUs, networking, and storage-PCIe connectivity to deploy large amounts of NVMe SSDs and maximize the performance of Ceph. Samsung’s NVMe Reference […]

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HDS launches converged and hyperconverged offerings for virtualization, cloud environments

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., launched Tuesday its Unified Compute Platform 2000 (UCP 2000) converged system and UCP HC V240, which is the first member of the new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) line of hyper-converged solutions. Both systems are flexible, agile and scalable for enterprises on their digital transformation journey. Built on proven Hitachi technology, these solutions reduce cost and risk to […]

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Hedvig debuts CloudScale Reference Architectures to offer enterprise-ready Docker solutions

Hedvig announced Monday its end-to-end CloudScale Reference Architectures to provide enterprises with proven, tested infrastructure templates. Hedvig unveiled three enterprise-ready Docker solutions built on Quanta Cloud Technology, ContainerX and ClusterHQ technology to help enterprise DevOps and ITOps teams save time, lower costs and reduce the complexity of deploying containers using Docker data center, Windows and VMware. With 67 percent of enterprises expected to increase spending on software-defined infrastructure in 2016, […]

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Scale Computing debuts HC1000 line of hyperconverged infrastructure to meet SMB needs

Scale Computing released Wednesday an SSD-enabled entry to its HC1000 line of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for less than $25,000, designed to meet the critical needs in the SMB market for simplicity, scalability and affordability. The HC1150 combines virtualization with servers and high performance flash storage to provide a complete, highly available datacenter infrastructure solution at the lowest price possible. Offering complete line of features found in the HC2000 and […]

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PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite gets certification with Mirantis OpenStack, Fuel

PLUMgrid, vendor of scalable SDN and NFV solutions for OpenStack clouds, announced Wednesday that its Open Networking Suite (ONS) 5.0 is now fully integrated with Mirantis OpenStack distribution and the Fuel automation framework. This integration includes full support by PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite and CloudApex, enabling OpenStack operators to deploy private and public clouds with on-demand network services. With this announcement, PLUMgrid and Mirantis customers can now use Fuel to […]

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NephoScale launches OpenStack-powered NephOS v3.0 cloud operating system

NephoScale has announced NephOS v3.0, its latest version of NephOS – a cloud operating system based upon the OpenStack Liberty release. This new version of NephOS fully supports OpenStack APIs and is available for configuring on-premise, turnkey public, private or hybrid clouds in only 24 hours. NephOS is designed as a service-provider-grade software stack that offers fast installation/deployment, easy software release/upgrade management and automated hardware/software integration. The platform is available […]

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Mellanox improves data center efficiency with 25 Gb/s Ethernet to boost density/price point for hyper-scale deployments

Mellanox Technologies released Thursday its ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet adapters that deliver optimal cost-performance and scalable connectivity for enterprise, cloud, telco, Web 2.0 and storage applications. Solutions powered by Mellanox, data center architects can now upgrade server communication from 10 to 25 Gb/s within the rack and leverage 100 Gb/s connections between switches to deliver application acceleration at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). ConnectX-4 Lx EN provides […]

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IBM Cloud based on Apache Spark to help data scientists analyze big data

IBM launched Tuesday its cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics, giving data scientists the ability to access and ingest data and deliver insight-driven models to developers. Available on the IBM Cloud Bluemix platform, the Data Science Experience provides 250 curated data sets, open source tools and a collaborative workspace to help data scientists uncover and share meaningful insights with developers, making it easier to rapidly develop applications […]

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