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Parade Technologies targets server, enterprise applications with new 16-channel 8Gb/s PCIe 3.0 redriver

Parade Technologies launched this week a new high-speed data signal repeater targeting enterprise systems. The PS8566 is a PCIe (PCI Express) redriver chip that integrates 16 independent redriver channels. Rates up to 8Gb/sec are supported, making it compatible with the PCIe 3.0 standard. Currently sampling, the PS8566 removes signal distortion that results when sending high speed data over an electrical interface. By incorporating the PS8566 into the PCIe signal path, […]

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VMware enhances global cloud partnership with IBM on desktop services

IBM and VMware announced Tuesday that they are continuing to expand their strategic partnership by enabling VMware Horizon Air customers to take advantage of cloud-hosted desktop and application services via the IBM Cloud. This announcement reinforces IBM Cloud being a strategic cloud partner for VMware. VMware Horizon Air cloud services delivers full Windows desktops or published applications to desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. These services running on the IBM Cloud […]

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SIOS offers integration of machine learning analytics with database performance analytics for VMware environments

SIOS Technology Corp. released this week SIOS iQ machine learning analytics software for VM environments. The new release integrates SIOS iQ with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor, bridging a critical gap between IT infrastructure administrators and SQL Server administrators. For the first time, IT staff can instantaneously identify and resolve the root causes of performance issues based on a comprehensive analysis of both the VMware infrastructure and the SQL Server application […]

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New Zadara Cube enterprise storage array delivers Storage-as-a-Service simplicity and convenience

Zadara Storage, vendor of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS) announced Tuesday Zadara Cube, based on its VPSA Storage Array technology. Zadara Cube offers the same performance, reliability and full set of data management features as standard VPSA Storage Arrays, with simplified provisioning. Ordering and configuration are accomplished via the simple and straightforward Amazon Web Services (AWS) 1-Click Launch interface, resulting in automatic, pushbutton creation of new storage instances. As an added convenience, […]

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Semaphore enables developers to build, test and deploy applications optimized for Docker

Semaphore launched its Docker platform that provides a native, high-performance environment to build, test and deploy Docker-based applications. The release is accompanied with built-in integrations with Amazon Elastic Container Registry, Docker Hub, Google Container Registry and Quay.io. These features are immediately available to thousands of teams using Semaphore in over 100 countries. Semaphore’s native support for Docker provides developers with virtually unlimited flexibility in customizing their continuous integration and deployment […]

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NetApp SolidFire debuts SF-Series 19210 Node; new Element OS with VVol integration to offer performance control per VM

NetApp SolidFire added Thursday to its NetApp SolidFire SF-Series product line and announced version 9 of its NetApp SolidFire Element Operating System (OS) – Fluorine. The new NetApp SolidFire SF-Series 19210 decreases the cost of all-flash arrays by offering the highest density – twice the performance and capacity in the SF-Series – and lowest cost per GB/IOPS. With 40-80TB effective capacity, 100,000 predictable IOPS and sub-millisecond latency, the SF-Series 19210 […]

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Microsoft now brings SQL Server licenses to Azure virtual machines

Microsoft announced this week that its Microsoft Enterprise Agreement users can bring existing licenses to run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Since the launch of Azure Virtual Machines, customers can already run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines through several existing SQL Server images available in the Azure Gallery, or bring their own images to Azure. These images and capabilities will continue to be supported so customers can continue […]

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AWS offers X1 instances for Amazon EC2 to support in-memory databases, big data processing, HPC

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced this week availability of X1 instances, a new memory optimized instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) where X1 instances offer 2 TB of memory, so as to run in-memory databases. Powered by four 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E7 8880 v3 (Haswell) processors delivering 128 vCPUs, X1 instances also offer up to 10Gb per second of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic […]

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New Riverbed SteelCentral boosts visibility for cloud, apps in Azure and AWS, virtual networks, UC monitoring

Riverbed Technology enhanced on Tuesday its SteelCentral offering to offer advances to troubleshooting capabilities and improved monitoring across the cloud while simultaneously improving ease of use and scalability. The SteelCentral offering combines user experience, infrastructure, application, and network monitoring for a holistic view of application performance, and allows users to deliver and proactively maintain the applications that are critical to their business. Riverbed SteelCentral features advancements in several key platform […]

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