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Virtuozzo debuts hyper-converged offering based on open source technology and optimized KVM

Virtuozzo announced on Monday general availability of Virtuozzo 7. With this new version, the platform ushers in a new level of portability, reliability, and performance, especially for customers in large data center environments where vendor flexibility, as well as low latency, is critical. Virtuozzo 7 includes optimized KVM with rebuilt hypervisor core on top of open-source KVM resulting in better density, performance and security; rebootless kernel updates with ReadyKernel with […]

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70 percent of IT pros use containers due to their efficiency, flexibility and cost savings, according to NetEnrich survey

NetEnrich released Thursday results of a survey of 200 IT professionals that ran online in June, focused on the use of containers and related technologies by US companies. The key takeaway from the survey was that companies appear to be moving quickly to deploy container technologies, with 70 percent of respondents currently using containers, and another 21 percent indicating they plan to do so soon. According to the results of […]

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Rubrik teams up with Pure Storage for management simplicity, resiliency and performance

Converged data management vendor Rubrik advanced performance levels with a solution comprised of the Rubrik r300/r500 Series and the Pure Storage FlashArray//m family. Rubrik’s Converged Data Management software powers the company’s r300/r500 Series appliances, which deliver automated backup, instant recovery, unlimited replication, and data archival at infinite scale. Customers using Rubrik and Pure Storage to protect and run their workloads, have achieved quicker time-to-value, from months to hours; reductions in […]

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Datadog expands monitoring offering on Microsoft Azure Resource Manager, Azure SQL Database

Datadog, a monitoring service for dynamic cloud infrastructure, expanded on Monday its support for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Following the release of Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – the latest way to deploy virtual machines on the platform – Datadog will now support Microsoft Azure SQL Database as well as cloud servers deployed through ARM. This will empower large enterprise companies running their infrastructure in the cloud to correlate […]

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QNAP debuts enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc using Intel Xeon E5 dual active controllers

QNAP Systems released this week enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc product line for mission-critical tasks and intensive virtualization applications. Representing a milestone for QNAP’s step into the enterprise storage market, the ES1640dc delivers business-class cloud computing data storage with Intel Xeon E5 processors, dual active controllers, and full support for virtualization environments. The ES1640dc runs the new FreeBSD-based QES operating system that assists businesses in building the most cost-efficient VDI platform […]

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New Apcera cloud platform adds container management and security with network nano-segmentation

Apcera launched Tuesday its latest approach to managing Docker in production, securely and at scale. The Apcera Trusted Cloud Platform delivers an enterprise-ready orchestration framework that addresses today’s gaps in container deployment, management and scalability. Unlike other solutions, Apcera was built from the ground up as a single, unified platform to support multiple workloads and ensure that containers are portable and secure, regardless of the underlying infrastructure. As Docker is […]

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Diamanti offers storage, networking support for Red Hat OpenShift container platform

Diamanti announced Monday support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, powered by Kubernetes orchestration and Docker-formatted Linux containers. The Diamanti and Red Hat solution allows developers to build modern, containerized applications ready for production performance requirements, while enabling operators to deploy applications to perform at scale. The company meets demanding DevOps requirements of modern, containerized applications with a turnkey appliance that enables easy network interoperability with quality-of-service, plus persistent container […]

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WD debuts FlashSoft 4 software for VMware vSphere 6; new flash virtualization system for non-disruptive acceleration

Western Digital released this week two new virtualization solutions designed to improve virtual machine performance and density in VMware vSphere environments. These include the availability of the new FlashSoft 4 software for VMware vSphere 6, and the introduction of the Flash Virtualization System, a new flash-based hardware and software solution. FlashSoft 4 leverages a Western Digital and VMware VAIO co-design partnership for vSphere 6. FlashSoft 4 software is based on […]

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Red Hat debuts Ansible-native container workflow project to decrease dependence on external Docker tools

Red Hat launched Monday its Ansible Container under the Ansible project, which provides agentless open source IT automation framework. Available now as a technology preview, Ansible Container allows for the creation of Docker-formatted Linux containers within Ansible Playbooks, eliminating the need to use external tools like Dockerfile or docker-compose. The automated container creation and deployment offered by Ansible factor into Red Hat’s existing container infrastructure stack, which includes a stable, […]

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