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Dell at the Edge: Servers, Data Centers and Software for Deployment Anywhere

Dell at the Edge: Servers, Data Centers and Software for Deployment Anywher...

Dell Technologies launched servers, a modular data center, telemetry management and streaming analytics software this week designed ...

NVMe, Single Tiering, Data Awareness and Other High Performance Storage Trends for 2020

NVMe, Single Tiering, Data Awareness and Other High Performance Storage Tre...

High performance storage is changing as data (particularly unstructured data) volumes grow, data management becomes increasingly complex, ...

In Advanced Computing and HPC, Dell EMC Sets Sights on the Broader Market Middle

In Advanced Computing and HPC, Dell EMC Sets Sights on the Broader Market M...

If the leading advanced computing/HPC server vendors were in the batting lineup of a baseball team, Dell ...

Container Storage Link Adds Persistence in a Flash

Container Storage Link Adds Persistence in a Flash

As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. ...

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February 20, 2020
Dell Technologies launched servers, a modular data center, telemetry management and streaming analytics software this week designed for the growing volumes of enterprise-generated data created and processed outside of data centers and the cloud – at the edge. Dell has long touted its integrated edge-core-cloud strategy, with the ultimate goal of supporting a future in which data emanates from ... Full article
February 3, 2020
High performance storage is changing as data (particularly unstructured data) volumes grow, data management becomes increasingly complex, diverse file types proliferate and AI/machine learning is more broadly adopted. According to Molly Presley, storage specialist Qumulo Corp.’s global product marketing director, here are key developments to expect in the storage sector for the coming year. NVMe file storage will be ... Full article
January 22, 2020
If the leading advanced computing/HPC server vendors were in the batting lineup of a baseball team, Dell EMC would be going for lots of singles and doubles – and some home runs, too – trying to hit for a high batting average. The cleanup hitter would be HPE, swinging for the fences with recent acquiree and supercomputing powerhouse Cray. ... Full article
January 16, 2020
As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can link huge data volumes along with flash memory to container orchestration platforms. Among them is VAST Data, which this week ... Full article
January 14, 2020
High performance storage specialist Quantum Corp. this morning announced an addition to its F-Series line of NVMe storage servers – the F1000 comes in at a lower price point than its F2000 counterpart announced at NAB last year while utilizing that appliance’s software-defined architecture designed for streaming performance and response times in “video and video-like infrastructures,” to use the ... Full article
January 8, 2020
The shift to open networking platforms is getting another boost with a partnership between software vendor Cumulus Networks and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide storage networking frameworks in datacenters. The partners said this week that HPE’s (NYSE: HPE) StoreFabric Ethernet switches will run on Cumulus Network’s Linux and NetQ software. The latter is a network monitoring tool described as ... Full article
January 6, 2020
VMware continues to move closer to Kubernetes-based containers for managing virtual machines and other cloud infrastructure, reflecting the growing consensus the cluster orchestrator represents a more agile form of virtualization. The server virtualization leader (NYSE: VMW) signaled its shift to Kubernetes last year with the launch of an initiative dubbed Project Pacific intended to upgrade its flagship vSphere server ... Full article
December 20, 2019
One decade passes away, another decade comes – and it makes people think. For starters, we think about what to call the decade coming to end: the “twenty-teens”, “twenty-tens”? Awkward to refer to, it's harder to classify. The 1920s were "Roaring," but how do you label a decade as polarized as our politics: globalism and nationalism, free trade and ... Full article
December 10, 2019
Designed to push the frontiers of computing chip and systems performance optimized for AI workloads, an 8 petaflop IBM Power9-based supercomputer has been unveiled in upstate New York that will be used by IBM data and computer scientists, by academic researchers and by industrial and commercial end-users. Installed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), the ... Full article
December 9, 2019
In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise A.I. community -- promotions, new hires, and accolades. Here's the A.I. career news for early December: Ari Berman BioTeam, Inc. promoted Ari Berman to chief executive officer. In his new role, Berman will expand the company's reach into the scientific and ... Full article
December 4, 2019
Datacenter construction is booming in the second half of 2019 as cloud providers and co-location service providers embrace common platforms that scale to accommodate data-driven applications and services. IHS Markit reports that 9.9 million square feet of datacenter capacity is currently under construction and is expected to come online by the end of the year. The construction boom is ... Full article
November 21, 2019
Three major forces – AI, cloud and exascale – are combining to raise the HPC industry to heights exceeding expectations. According to market study results released this week by Hyperion Research at SC19 in Denver, HPC server sales in the first half of the year totaled $6.7 billion, while 2018 sales grew 15 percent overall, totaling $13.7 billion. Growth ... Full article
November 15, 2019
This year’s chair of the HPC Impact Showcase at the SC19 conference in Denver is Lori Diachin, who has spent her career at the spearhead of HPC. Currently deputy director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), Diachin is also deputy associate director for science and technology in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ... Full article
November 12, 2019
Dell Technologies this week rolled out its data-driven vision of the automated IT infrastructure for the next decade, signaling in the process that it has completed the integration of among the largest technology mergers in history. Emphasizing the “next decade of data” generated by networked platforms and ever-increasing computing power, Michael Dell said the next step is consolidating infrastructure ... Full article
November 11, 2019
Storage based on all-flash NVM Express arrays is gaining a foothold in enterprise datacenters even as the overall server storage market stumbles. The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018. IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. ... Full article
November 4, 2019
The proliferation of connected devices and Internet of Things sensors is boosting a transformed datacenter market in which service providers are shifting operations closer to the network edge. That trend is influencing everything from network topologies to power management systems required for backup power at remotes sites. It is also expected to nearly quadruple an emerging category dubbed the ... Full article
November 4, 2019
High performance storage vendor Qumulo today launched an updated line of distributed file storage solutions integrated with HPE’s high-end Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Servers. Qumulo, whose partnership with HPE began two years ago, said the combined solution “provides enterprise organizations scalable, software-defined file storage with deep data visibility into unstructured data workloads that scale-across on-prem, hybrid and cloud environments.” ... Full article
October 30, 2019
Cray, now owned by HPE, today introduced the ClusterStor E1000 storage platform, which leverages Cray software and mixes hard disk drives (HDD) and flash memory (SSD) to accommodate converged HPC-AI workloads at many scales. Cray described the new system as the final step in re-architecting its product portfolio for the exascale era. Cray also didn’t miss the opportunity to ... Full article
October 21, 2019
As if there weren’t enough security challenges, a forecast for the coming year warns the brave new world of AI and machine learning brings with it a whole new set of threats as microservices, the Internet of Things and multi-cloud deployments expand attack surfaces for hackers constantly probing for weaknesses. Market analyst Gartner’s list of key technology trends for ... Full article
October 17, 2019
Amazon Web Services declared victory in its latest skirmish with cloud rival and database leader Oracle, announcing this week it has completed the migration of its consumer business to its internal database services while pulling the plug on its final Oracle database. The migration announced Tuesday (Oct. 15) completes the lift and shift of 75 petabytes of internal data ... Full article

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