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Pivotal, VMware align to boost deployment of cloud-native applications with advanced enterprise offering

Pivotal and VMware launched Tuesday an enterprise cloud-native stack featuring Pivotal Cloud Foundry and VMware Photon Platform, combining Pivotal’s continuous cloud platform and VMware’s cloud-native infrastructure into a single solution to speed application creation and deployment with built-in application and infrastructure management. The two companies originally previewed their joint solution at VMworld 2015 U.S. The Pivotal-VMware cloud-native stack benefits enterprises seeking to deploy cloud-native applications as the VMware Photon Platform […]

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Azure Container Service enhances open source container orchestration technology now generally available

Microsoft announced Tuesday general availability of its Azure Container Service that offers simplified configurations of proven open source container orchestration technology, optimized to run in the cloud. In a few clicks, users can deploy container-based applications on a framework designed to help manage the complexity of containers deployed at scale, in production. The Azure Container Service has been built to provide clients with the benefits of running containerized applications, using […]

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Micron joins forces with VMware, Supermicro, Nexenta for new offerings; boosts data center storage with new NVMe PCIe SSD line

Micron Technology introduced Micron Accelerated Solutions, a set of purpose-built, scale-out solutions for open source and software-defined data centers. The first suite of Micron Accelerated Solutions are designed and developed in close collaboration with enterprising software and hardware companies including VMware, Supermicro and Nexenta. Micron Accelerated Solutions were announced in conjunction with the opening of the Austin-based Micron Storage Solutions Center (MSSC). A hub for Micron storage innovation, the MSSC […]

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Robin Systems debuts Containerization Platform for enterprise applications, boosting data center software offering

Robin Systems, a Silicon Valley-based enterprise software company, debuted Robin Containerization Platform for enterprise applications designed to create an application-centric IT era by liberating applications from servers, storage and VM boundaries. This application-driven approach simplifies the application lifecycle, “unlocks” hidden hardware capacity by deploying multiple applications per machine without compromising performance or availability, and boosts application performance through Robin’s Application-to-Spindle quality of service guarantee. “Robin has been put through its […]

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MapR integrates with unified SQL layer to unlock insights using business intelligence tools

Converged data platgorm vendor MapR Technologies announced availability of Apache Drill 1.6 as the unified SQL layer for the MapR Converged Data Platform through integration with MapR-DB. Customers and partners benefit from the flexibility of reporting and analytics on JSON data stored in MapR-DB tables, realizing faster time-to-value with insights gleaned from operational data. The MapR-DB document database format plugin is introduced in Drill 1.6, which enables uers to query […]

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New HPE ProLiant DL380 takes virtualization to mid-sized, remote offices

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced HPE ProLiant DL380 to allow mid-sized and remote office enterprises to deploy, manage and support virtual machines. The all-in-one compute, software-defined storage and virtualization appliance is built on HPE’s new Hyper Converged 380 (HC 380) that boosts organizations to transform to a hybrid infrastructure, while simplifying IT operations and reducing overall costs. With the HPE Hyper Converged 380 user experience, enterprises can self-install this pre-integrated appliance […]

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Western Digital delivers 314 GB drive that boosts growing Raspberry Pi community

WDLabs, a business growth incubator of storage solutions vendor Western Digital Corp., announced Monday availability of the WD PiDrive 314GB, a storage device engineered to serve the Raspberry Pi community with low-power USB operation, affordability, reliability and ease of integration. The WD PiDrive 314GB device is based on Western Digital’s proven, high-volume 500GB platform with design changes made specifically for Raspberry Pi. Customizations made to the drive’s magnetic recording and […]

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 boosts performance, scale, security for Linux-based workloads

Red Hat announced this week general availability of its KVM-based virtualization offering Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.6 that offers increased performance, scale, and security for high-intensity Linux workloads. It also updates user experience and management tools to help reduce cost and time of VMware migrations by eliminating the need to purchase a third-party migration tool. Lowering the costs and sprawl of proprietary virtualization solutions is a common customer challenge addressed […]

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Microsoft Azure announces general availability of the StorSimple Virtual Array

Microsoft announced this week general availability of its on-premises StorSimple Virtual Array for users with an Enterprise Agreement for Microsoft Azure. This offering will be rolling out to the virtual array to all regions in coming weeks. StorSimple Virtual Array is a version of the solution available in a virtual machine form installed on existing hypervisors. The virtual array is built on the success of previous StorSimple technology using a […]

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