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Riverbed allows edge sites to leverage Microsoft Azure cloud as primary data center or storage tier

Riverbed Technology previewed Monday the Riverbed SteelFusion Azure-Ready Edge, extending the flexibility and benefits of Azure cloud storage out to the edge of the network. By supporting Microsoft Hyper-V as the virtualization engine, the SteelFusion Azure-Ready Edge will give remote locations direct access to the Azure cloud for use as a primary storage tier, allowing data to be provisioned, protected and recovered directly from Azure. With this new capability, SteelFusion […]

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Red Hat announces that Ansible Project 2.4 now generally available

Red Hat announced this week general availability of Ansible Project 2.4, its simple and agentless open source IT automation framework. The upstream Ansible project is one of the world’s most popular open source IT automation technologies, with nearly 3,000 unique contributors, more than 32,000 commits to the upstream Ansible open source project, and a user base that spans industries and the globe. Using Ansible automation, developers and IT operations teams […]

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Toshiba Storage unveils lineup of stepping motor driver ICs with anti-stall feedback architecture

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (TDSC) announced the addition of two stepping motor drivers, 4.5A “TB67S249FTG” and 2A “TB67S279FTG,” to its line-up of stepping motor drivers with innovative anti-stall feedback architecture, which realizes highly efficient motor control. The products follow “TB67S289FTG,” the first stepping motor to incorporate original anti-stall active gain control (AGC). TB67S249FTG supports a large drive current of 4.5A, 1.5 times that of TB67S289FTG. TB67S279FTG, with a […]

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SonicWall, SentinelOne align to offer automated real-time breach detection, prevention, remediation

SonicWall and SentinelOne announced Wednesday a new agreement to bring together SentinelOne’s next-generation endpoint protection with SonicWall’s next-generation firewall (NGFW) solution. By combining the two offerings, SonicWall and SentinelOne will automate the distribution and enforcement of SentinelOne’s Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), as well as ensure automatic remediation of malicious attacks such as ransomware in the event of infection by reversing system and file modifications. The combined offering from SonicWall and […]

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Mesosphere joins with Portworx to accelerate production deployments of DC/OS in enterprises

Portworx, provider of production-focused container data services for DevOps, announced on Wednesday its collaboration with Mesosphere to support customers running big data applications in production on Mesosphere DC/OS with Portworx PX-Enterprise. Portworx is the initial Mesosphere partner to offer external persistent volume support in DC/OS frameworks for Cassandra, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch and Hadoop. These frameworks enable Mesosphere to support additional enterprise-class workloads in production environments, accelerating overall Mesosphere deployments.  In […]

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Hitachi debuts Unified Compute Platform RS series to boost customers’ hybrid cloud initiatives

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. announced this week its Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series, a fully integrated, software-defined data center (SDDC) rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. Hitachi UCP RS enables customers to embrace hybrid cloud for faster time to market and pay-as-you-go economics. It also gives customers the freedom to optimize their IT investments by leveraging private and public cloud as […]

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SwiftStack allies with Cisco to gain performance, scalability from storage infrastructures

SwiftStack announced Tuesday that its hybrid cloud storage software is now validated by Cisco for the Cisco UCS S3260 storage server and integrated UCS Manager. SwiftStack is the only object storage solution with solution bundle part numbers on Cisco’s global price list, and is the only such solution with the option of Cisco Solution Support. The combination of ordering efficiency, end-to-end solution support, and validated designs provides for the ideal […]

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New Amazon Macie security service uses machine learning to classify sensitivity of user data in Amazon S3

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced on Monday Amazon Macie, a new security service that uses machine learning to help customers prevent data loss by automatically discovering, classifying, and protecting sensitive data in AWS. Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides customers with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved. The […]

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Toshiba unveils client SSD with 64-layer 3D flash memory; optimized for notebook PCs and desktop PC applications

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced Tuesday its SG6 series, the latest Toshiba client SSD to feature 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH to deliver better transfer speeds and power efficiency. This SSD line is designed for mainstream desktops and notebooks, consumer upgrades, as well as applications needing data security. The SG6 series comes in both M.2 2280 and 2.5-type SATA standardized form factors and includes 256GB, 512GB, and […]

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