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PLUMgrid, Quanta Cloud Technology partner to provide data centers with container, OpenStack cloud offerings

PLUMgrid, vendor of scalable SDN and NFV solutions for container and OpenStack clouds, joined Tuesday with Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global data center solution provider, to offer fully integrated OpenStack solutions. QCT will leverage PLUMgrid’s comprehensive SDN and NFV software to enable highly efficient, turnkey OpenStack systems including server, storage and networking. Validated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, PLUMgrid’s Open Networking Suite (ONS) and CloudApex SDN visualization and monitoring […]

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Red Hat announces open source release of Ansible Galaxy with aim of advancing automation

Red Hat launched Tuesday its Ansible Galaxy project with the full availability of Ansible Galaxy’s open-sourced code repository. Ansible Galaxy is Ansible’s official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles. By open-sourcing Ansible Galaxy, Red Hat further demonstrates its commitment to community-powered innovation and advancing the best in open source automation technology. Ansible Tower by Red Hat offers a visual dashboard; role-based access control; job scheduling; graphical inventory management aling with […]

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MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 boosts innovation for secure scale-out deployments

Open source database provider MariaDB Corp. announced Monday general availability of MariaDB MaxScale 2.0, which adds new data streaming integration with Kafka, better security and high availability capabilities. MariaDB MaxScale is a next-generation database proxy that manages administrative functions like security, scalability, data streaming and high availability, enabling the database to focus on core functionality to drive faster innovation. MaxScale 2.0 enhances database security, high availability and adds new data […]

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HPE joins with Samsung to boost carriers’ transformation to the telecommunications cloud

Samsung Electronics and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced Wednesday a partnership that will provide carriers with integrated network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure and virtual network functions (VNF) solutions. This kind of collaboration is critical to both carriers and customers increasingly looking to implement pre-tested and integrated multi-vendor solutions based on an open architecture. The partnership merges Samsung’s carrier network and HPE’s IT telecommunications capabilities. Together, the solutions will help carriers […]

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Microsoft announces availability of H-series VMs in Azure for HPC applications

Microsoft announced on Monday availability of the new H-series virtual machines in Azure to continue its mission to deliver great performance for HPC applications in Azure.  H-series VM sizes is ideal for any compute-intensive workload, and are designed to deliver high performance for complex engineering and scientific workloads like computational fluid dynamics, crash simulations, seismic exploration, and weather forecasting simulations. The H-series VMs will be available in six different sizes, […]

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OpenIO validates its technology on Kinetic Open Storage to simplify large configurations

Open source object storage company OpenIO Inc. has announced OpenIO’s Kinetic Open Storage certification as part of its participation in Kinetic Plugfest, an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, and anticipates the next storage industry revolution. OpenIO SDS now integrates the Kinetic Open Storage platform to enable a new scale-out storage approach. While keeping critical features of the OpenIO technology, such as built-in tiering, never rebalance, erasure coding, […]

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SAP Hana cloud platform updates Platform-as-a-Service with new tools for development

SAP SE updated Monday its SAP HANA Cloud Platform to include a range of advanced capabilities and features to power digital transformation across the enterprise. Innovations comprise a personal edition of SAP Web IDE for offline application development with planned automatic synchronization upon connection to the cloud, and a software development kit (SDK) for this integrated development environment (IDE) that supports quick creation of new application templates as well as […]

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New ControlUp 6.0 release adds Microsoft Hyper-V to existing ESXI, XenServer hypervisors

Performance management tools vendor ControlUp released Thursday ControlUp 6.0,  the latest version of its key offering, ControlUp Real-time. With this update, the company will support Microsoft Hyper-V and provides deeper support for XenDesktop sites. ControlUp 6 provides improved visibility into the actual end user experience based on their logon duration, their application load time, as well as their latency and bandwidth usage. The platform also offers several new historical reports […]

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Microsoft Azure releases update 3.0 for its StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays

Microsoft Azure announced Thursday release of update 3.0 for its StorSimple 8000 series to improve the read and write performance to the cloud. This results in faster backups to the cloud, reading of tiered data from cloud or reading/restoring data post failover during a disaster recovery operation. StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays provide support for multi-workload environment. Local volumes retain primary data completely on-premises without tiering any data to […]

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