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Advanced Systems Concepts adds automation capabilities to deliver faster access to big data

Advanced Systems Concepts (ASCI) announced Wednesday that the company will reevaluate IT automation space by expanding ActiveBatch’s support of the Hadoop ecosystem and adding new features to improve workflow performance. By simplifying the integration of Hadoop components within an IT infrastructure, ActiveBatch Version 11 gets data into the hands of end users in real-time, empowering organizations to make better business decisions. ActiveBatch Extension for Hadoop provides production-ready content for components of […]

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Rackspace boosts portfolio of professional services for AWS to include migration management, cloud automation 

Rackspace expanded Thursday its managed service offerings for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to include a portfolio of Professional Services. The Fanatical Support for AWS Professional Services are tailored to support customers who are new to, or growing on, AWS and need deep, customized expertise to help enable their AWS Cloud journey in key areas such as architectural design, migrations, cloud automation and DevOps. This new offering aligns with Rackspace’s […]

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Lenovo DSS-G solution lowers TCO, enables efficient use of storage resources for data-intensive workloads

Lenovo announced Monday at its annual Accelerate Partner Forum, the Lenovo Distributed Storage Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale (DSS-G), a scalable software-defined storage (SDS) solution. Designed to support dense scalable file and object storage suitable for high-performance and data-intensive environments, the Lenovo DSS-G enables customers to manage the exponential rate of data growth and the subsequent need to store large amounts of both structured and unstructured data. Built on Lenovo’s System x3650 M5 […]

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ATTO Technology shipping Thunderbolt 3 to 16Gb and 32Gb Fibre Channel ThunderLink devices

Data storage company ATTO Technology launched on Thursday its ThunderLink Thunderbolt 3 connectivity devices for both 16Gb and 32Gb Fibre Channel. These new devices allow customers to take advantage of the increased bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 with speeds of up to 2750 MB/s. Featuring ATTO’s proprietary Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) and MultiPath Director technologies, users will continue to enjoy smooth data streaming and failover and load balancing features experienced with previous generations of ThunderLink devices. […]

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The LTO Program report shows year-over-year record shipments of total tape capacity shipped

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs)—Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum—released on Tuesday their annual tape media shipment report, detailing quarterly and year-over-year shipments. The year’s report shows a record 96,000 petabytes (PB) of total compressed tape capacity shipped in 2016, an increase of 26.1 percent over the previous year. Greater LTO-7 tape technology density as well as the continuous growth in LTO-6 tape technology shipments were key contributors to […]

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Toshiba announces VMware vSAN certification for PX05S enterprise SAS SSDs

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) announced Tuesday that its PX05S 12Gbit/s SAS SSD family has earned VMware vSAN 6.6 certification, furthering options for hyper-converged infrastructure virtual environments. With VMware vSAN certification, Toshiba PX05S 12Gbit/s SAS SSDs offer the benefits of tiered storage solutions to meet the demanding needs of Toshiba’s enterprise and data center customers. This certification demonstrates Toshiba’s dedication to offer an array of options to meet every challenge and reinforces the company’s recent recognition […]

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Western Digital expands capacity of surveillance-class hard drives to 10 TB

Western Digital announced Tuesday availability of the WD Purple 10TB HDD, a latest addition to its high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications. According the IHS Markit, anticipated growth of 4K-compliant and high-resolution network cameras over the next few years is driving higher demand for surveillance-class storage to support systems featuring these technologies. With increased capacity and proven technology, the WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24×7 video surveillance […]

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Rackspace unveils Global Professional Services for enterprises across public and private clouds for better IT transformation

Rackspace expanded on Monday its professional services offering to help customers move workloads out of their data centers and onto various public and private cloud platforms. This offer, called Global Solutions and Services (GSS), will provide customers across all markets with the specialized expertise and support needed to transform their IT operations. Through GSS, Rackspace architects and engineers will work with customers to plan, assess, design, migrate, manage and optimize their […]

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New Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v6 line offers basic performance and visuals for professionals

Intel announced this week availability of the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family, which includes eight new versions that provide key improvements in processor speed, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security and reliability features with support for the latest Intel graphics. The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family enables entry-level workstations to evolve and expand to support new and powerful workloads, including design, analytics, rendering, professional virtual reality (VR), […]

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