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New HGST Ultrastar SAS SS300 SSD offers 12Gb/s SAS SSD performance

Western Digital Corp. announced Tuesday the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300, a high-performing SAS SSD to date. It is the latest addition to the company’s line of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, which are used to meet the rigorous data demands of many of large companies. Developed in partnership with Intel, the new Ultrastar SS300 delivers best-in-class random performance, offering speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS random read and up to 200,000 IOPS random […]

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IBM and Nutanix debut hyperconverged initiative for enterprises into the cognitive era

IBM and Nutanix announced Tuesday a multi-year initiative to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments. The integrated offering aims to combine Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems, to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged solution targeting critical workloads in large enterprises. The partnership plans to deliver a full-stack combination with built-in AHV virtualization for a simple experience within the datacenter. This joint initiative intends to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments by delivering the first […]

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Tech Data improves Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure value with cloud services

Tech Data announced Wednesday that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet and now part of Tech Data, is enhancing the value of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and VxRack Systems to its partners with unique add-on cloud offerings and cloud services, including its family of resource-saving plug-ins. These plug-ins, designed for VMware vRealize Orchestrator environments, bring automation and order to existing infrastructures, saving time spent on manual processes and costs associated with user error and inefficiencies, while laying the foundation for […]

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New IBM Data Science Experience Local offers cross-team development environment to data scientists in private cloud

IBM announced on Wednesday availability of a collaborative workspace for private clouds geared towards organizations and data scientists working with sensitive data. Using Data Science Experience Local, data scientists are now able to better collaborate on analytic models and deliver insights that developers can use to build enhanced applications. Currently available from the IBM Marketplace, Data Science Experience Local is a completely self-contained and resides within an organization’s own servers and […]

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SIOS offerings in AWS Quick Start, AWS Marketplace boost delivery of SQL Server clusters in the cloud 

SIOS Technology announced Wednesday that its SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition product is available on AWS Marketplace and can be deployed automatically using an AWS Quick Start. The AWS Quick Start deployment is ideal for organizations making their initial venture into high availability clusters in the cloud. SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition is a high availability and disaster recovery solution to combine fully automated, application-centric clustering and efficient data replication. SIOS DataKeeper integrates seamlessly into Windows […]

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IBM announces support for new faster protocols for flash storage including NVMe to speed data across systems and devices

IBM announced on Sunday its development of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solutions to provide clients the ability to lower latencies in an effort to speed data to and from storage solutions and systems. IBM is leveraging its leadership in storage software to ignite an industry-wide leap in system performance, which can reduce frustration for the many consumers experiencing data transfer delays. IBM’s developers are re-tooling the end-to-end storage stack to support […]

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Nexenta NexentaEdge 2.0 offers scale-out software-defined storage platform on any hardware interface

Nexenta introduced Thursday the latest version of its scale-out block, file, and object storage platform, NexentaEdge. Purpose-built for enterprise IT environment with rapidly expanding application needs, NexentaEdge 2.0 is a flexible and future proof multi-service storage platform. NexentaEdge 2.0 delivers multi-service scale-out platform delivering iSCSI block, NFS file and S3 and Swift object services; comes in a simple to manage web-based GUI for daily management and service provisioning; includes patent-pending Quick […]

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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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