IBM, Nvidia Team Up on Converged Storage for AI Workloads The new converged infrastructure combines IBM’s NVMe flash storage and software with Mellanox networking on Nvidia servers. It also uses Nvidia’s AI software stack.
Packet and Wasabi Take On Amazon, Provide Cloud Compute and Storage “Nobody gets to keep a lock on cloud computing,” Wasabi CEO David Friend said. “As much as Amazon would like to, it’s going to be a multi-cloud world.”
VMware CEO Lists Top 3 Priorities for 2019: NSX, Cloud, and Containers “Obviously I love my vSAN child. It’s not as important as my NSX child,” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said, referring to VMware’s software-defined storage and networking platform, respectively.
Kubernetes Discloses Major Security Flaw It affects all Kubernetes-based products and services, and it gives hackers full administrative privileges on any compute node being run in a Kubernetes cluster.
Container Adoption Has Nearly Doubled in Last Year, Says Portworx Survey IT professionals list Microsoft Azure as the best cloud provider in terms of cost effectiveness, having the most advanced tools, reliability, and having the best support for container environments.
Juniper Buys Composable Infrastructure Firm HTBASE The deal will bring storage to Contrail’s multicloud product as well as expand Juniper’s edge computing portfolio.
AWS Sells Hardware to Enterprises to Use in Their Private Data Centers The company is working with VMware on the new Amazon Outposts initiative. Considering VMware’s sister company Dell EMC makes hardware, this could have some interesting implications.
AWS Gets Involved With the Satellite Biz, While Keeping Its Feet on the Ground The company announced AWS Ground Station to ingest and process data from satellites and send it to the AWS cloud.
HPE Buys AI, Big Data Software Vendor BlueData Also today HPE rolled out four new edge products as well as storage advances with machine learning built in.
Red Hat Buys Hybrid Cloud Data Management Provider NooBaa NooBaa’s hybrid and multi-cloud management technology will be integrated with Red Hat’s storage offerings.
GSMA Launches Edge Cloud Initiative for Operators Huawei is a key player in the group, which might explain why no U.S. operators are members.
Pivot3 HCI Beats Dell EMC, HPE for Airport Data Center Modernization The vendor’s resiliency also improved airport security. “With security you can’t afford any downtime,” said the director of IT and security at Charleston International Airport.
Pure Storage Moves Into Cloud Storage With AWS NetApp has been pitching a similar story as it pivots from a traditional storage vendor to a cloud data services company. But Pure Storage says its approach is unique.
Alibaba Cloud Launches Serverless, Interactive Query Service The Data Lakes Analytics service helps customers that need cloud-native analytics and need to turn raw data into real-time insights.
Rubrik Andes Adds Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft Protection and Automation The release automates and protects applications across data centers and clouds. “All the nerd knobs have been automated,” said Chris Wahl, chief technologist at Rubrik.
Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Ceph Storage Group The Ceph project is a unified distributed storage system providing applications with object, block, and file system interfaces.
NetApp: HCI Means Hybrid Cloud, Not Hyperconverged What’s in a name? NetApp says its HCI is really hybrid cloud infrastructure (not hyperconverged), but it sounds more like composable.
OVH Public Cloud, Built on OpenStack, Arrives in U.S. “We are the perfect global partner even if they don’t know the OVH name,” says Russell P. Reeder, CEO of OVH US.
VMware Embraces Containers at VMworld Europe The virtualization giant updated its hybrid cloud stack with new Kubernetes support and also announced a new integration with IBM Cloud’s managed Kubernetes service.
Amazon, Druva Team Up on AWS Snowball Edge Snowball Edge is AWS’ data transfer device that includes on-board compute. Druva’s data management platform now integrates with the device.