July 19th, 2019 by Adam Armstrong
News Bits: IGEL, CloudJumper, Aperion, HPE, SwiftStack, NVIDIA, SAP, Rubrik, & More
This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. IGEL partners with CloudJumper to simplify Cloud Workspaces on Azure. Aperion ADS1000 launches an HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network. SAP expands its Open Source commitment. Rubrik enhances Its Velocity Partner Program. Druva acquires CloudLanes. Carbonite Expands Data Protection for Office 365. Samsung begins mass production Of 12Gb LPDDR5 DRAM. Toshiba RM5 Series Earns VMware vSAN Certification On HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. VMware to acquire Bitfusion.
IGEL Partners With CloudJumper To Simplify Cloud Workspaces On Azure
During Microsoft Inspire, IGEL and CloudJumper announced a partnership that would aim to simplify the deployment and management of cloud workspaces, including WVD workspaces delivered on Microsoft Azure. The partnership allows the two companies to deliver easier adoption of multi-session Windows 10 desktops and applications, by leveraging the secure and adaptive Linux-based IGEL OS. The CloudJumper CWMS is integrated with the IGEL UMS today via a custom partition, and is available now.
Aperion ADS1000 Launches On HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers
Aperion Data Systems announced a global OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The OEM agreement integrates Aperion’s ADS1000 big data platform on HPE’s ProLiant DL360 Gen10 servers. This combination enables customers to experience a simple, secure, high-performing, and scalable big data solution.
SwiftStack Joins NVIDIA Partner Network
SwiftStack announced that it has joined NVIDIA’s Partner Network (NPN) as a solution advisor for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) use cases. The two companies already work together with SwiftStack offering a solution that leverages the NVIDIA DGX-1 systems and the NGC container registry of GPU-optimized software.
SAP expands its Open Source Commitment
SAP is contributing the UI5 Web Components, a comprehensive library for all web developers, further deepening its commitment to the developer and open source community. The new UI5 allows developers to take advantage of the features offered by OpenUI5 while using other frameworks like React, Angular, or VueJS.
Rubrik Enhances Its Velocity Partner Program
Rubrik launched the Rubrik Authorized Support Partner (RASP) Specialization, an offshoot of their Rubrik Velocity Partner Program. Benefits include:
- Partners can act as a one-stop-shop for support across multiple IT vendors, offering customers a single point of contact for fast issue resolution.
- Partners with a deep understanding of the customers' environment can provide tailored expertise to the end-user.
- The specialization allows a select, high-performing group of partners to stand out in a crowded marketplace.
- Allows partners to continue growing their business with Rubrik by generating new service revenues.
Druva Acquires CloudLanes
Druva announced that it had acquired the hybrid cloud data protection and migration company, CloudLanes. With the addition of CloudLanes, Druva can now expand cloud to the edge. They go on to state the acquisition will aide in bringing enterprises the ability to keep data readily available on-site, while leveraging SaaS-based business continuity, short recovery windows and greater workload mobility to reduce costs by up to 50 percent.
Carbonite Expands Data Protection For Office 365
Carbonite added new capabilities to its Endpoint 360 offering. The new capabilities include:
- Server migration to Azure, now available on the Microsoft Azure Migrate portal
- Backup and high availability of Windows servers and Hyper-V environments
- Enterprise protection for Microsoft Windows endpoints, now with Office 365 backup
Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 12Gb LPDDR5 DRAM
Samsung announced that it has begun mass production on what it claims to be he industry’s first 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, which has been optimized for enabling 5G and AI features in future smartphones. The new DRAM is roughly 1.3x faster than the previous version with speeds of 5,500Mb/s. The company will begin produing 12GB LPDD5 packages this month that contain eight of the new 12Gb chips.
Toshiba RM5 Series earns VMware vSAN certification on HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers
Toshiba Memory America announced that its value SAS SSD series, RM5, has been certified to for VMware vSAN 6.7 running on HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. The RM5 with vSAN 6.7 and ESXi 6.7 certification is available through the same channels as HPE ProLiant. Key specifications include:
- Capacity: 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB
- NAND: BiCS Gen. 3 TLC
- Interface: 12Gbit/s SAS, single-port
- Form Factors: 2.5” 15mm
- Sequential Read: up to 838MB/s
- Sequential Write: up to 650MB/s
- Random Read: up to 150K IOPS
- Random Write: 35K IOPS
- Random Mixed 90/10: 110K IOPS
- Latency Read/Write: 140/60μs
- Endurance: 1 DWPD
- MTTF: 2.5 million hours
- Warranty: up to 5-year
- Active: up to 9W
- Idle: 2.5W
- Operating: 0°C to 70°C
- Non-operating: -40°C to 70°C
VMware To Acquire Bitfusion
VMware announced its intent to acquire Bitfusion. Bitfusion is a pioneer in virtualization of accelerated compute with their focus being on GPU technology. The acquisition will strengthen VMware’s support of AI and ML-based workloads by virtualizing hardware accelerators.