DDN | November 15, 2021
DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, today announced the availability of its next generation of NVMe platforms, the SFA® 400NVX2 and 200NVX2. These Storage Fusion Architecture® systems are the foundation of DDN's accelerated storage portfolio and are available as EXAScaler® solutions – ES400NVX2 and ES200NVX2 – as well as the recently announced AI400X2 appliances for enterprise AI deployments.
DDN developed these platforms to eliminate many of the challenges organizations face when bringing challenging workloads such as AI applications, natural language processing, financial analytics, and manufacturing automation to production. Their current infrastructure is not designed to handle the ever-expanding amount of data these applications require, nor are they optimized to deliver the data fast enough for real-time processing and insight. With these systems as the foundation, DDN can provide enterprise-class storage solutions with ease of use, security and powerful data management to complement its best-in-class performance and scalability.
"DDN is enabling customers to capture the full value of their data while eliminating complexity without compromising scalability. By creating intelligent infrastructure using autonomous operations to greatly reduce administrative overhead and optimize systems for every workload, we can deliver flexible solutions that help customers get the most from their AI, analytics and high-performance computing projects."
Dr. James Coomer, senior VP of products, DDN
The new systems are available in scale-out all-flash configurations for the industry's most efficient performance, supplying over 90GB/s throughput and 3 million IOPS per appliance in a 2U (two rack units) footprint. Each system can also be deployed in a hybrid configuration and supply a hyper-dense capacity of 6.4PB in half a rack using DDN's 90-bay drive enclosures. DDN's EXAScaler 6 Hot Pools feature automates the management of this capacity, simplifying what is often a massive administrative task.
Hot Pools optimize for both performance and low cost by transparently migrating data between flash and disk tiers. This eliminates the need for separate systems and namespaces to manage primary and secondary data. Hot data is delivered directly from flash, and non-cached data straight from disk, all completely transparent to end-users. This allows IT organizations to provide more value by focusing on the delivery of dynamic data services rather than repetitive administrative tasks.
DDN is the world's largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government, and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions, the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world's leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.
Google | June 15, 2021
Google Workspace today announced a series of updates that expand on the company's ambition of providing everyone with a single, integrated communication and collaboration solution. All of Google's three billion-plus existing users in consumer, enterprise, and education now have access to the entire Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet, and more.
In addition to making Google Workspace available to everyone, the company unveiled additional developments aimed at addressing the unique problems and opportunities of the hybrid workplace:
The evolution of Rooms in Google Chat to Spaces
A new individual subscription offer: Google Workspace
Individual New enhancements to Google Meet that enable collaboration equity
New security and privacy capabilities across Google Workspace
Google Workspace for everyone
Every day, the world's most innovative businesses, schools, and nonprofits use Google Workspace to redefine how people collaborate and achieve more. It is used daily by leading healthcare providers to revolutionize patient care, schools to transform remote learning into an immersive, personalized experience, and aerospace companies to reinvent flight. Google Workspace is now open to everyone with a Google account, which means that friends, family, or groups of any sort can remain connected, collaborate, and share helpful information in a single space. For example, you may quickly start a junior sports league, expand that fundraiser, or even turn a hobby into a business.
A new place to bring projects to life by connecting the right content, people, and conversations in new and powerful ways
The Rooms experience in Google Chat will expand into a dedicated place for organizing people, topics, and projects in Google Workspace with the launch of Spaces. Over the summer, we'll transform Rooms into Spaces and launch a simplified and flexible user experience to help teams and individuals keep on top of everything important.
Spaces will smoothly interact with files and tasks, offering a new home in Google Workspace for getting more done—together, leading to the latest features such as in-line topic threading, presence indicators, custom statuses, expressive reactions, and a collapsible view. Spaces will also serve as a hub for knowledge sharing and community building for teams of all sizes, allowing all relevant information, conversations, and files for a project to be organized and subjects intelligently moderated even at the organizational level. Spaces will play an essential role in keeping people connected and informed by allowing them to pin messages where everyone can see them.
A new individual subscription offer: Google Workspace Individual
Google Workspace is also releasing Workspace Individual, a powerful, user-friendly solution designed to assist individual business owners in growing, running, and protecting their businesses. This new subscription service offers premium features such as intelligent booking services, professional video meetings, and personalized email marketing, with much more on the way. Subscribers can effortlessly manage their personal and professional responsibilities from one place, with access to Google support to get the most out of their solution, using their current Google account.
Workspace Individual will soon be available in six markets: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and Japan.
A single, connected experience
The importance of developing safe, collaborative areas and promoting human interaction has never been more critical as businesses move to a hybrid work environment. Because Google Workspace was created to enable collaboration everywhere, at any time, it is now assisting millions of organizations in navigating the difficulties and possibilities of the newly emerging work model. Customers are rethinking virtual meetings, providing people with current tools to remain engaged, manage their time and attention, and double down on security and privacy. Google Workspace was built for this period in a variety of ways.
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Nutanix | August 11, 2020
Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced general availability of Nutanix Clusters on AWS, extending the flexibility and ease of use of the company’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, along with all Nutanix products and services, to bare metal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this announcement, Nutanix delivers hybrid cloud infrastructure — one that allows businesses to accelerate their digital initiatives and optimize spending, priorities further amplified in the age of COVID. Nutanix offers a single stack that integrates compute and storage, provides unified operations across private and public clouds, integrated networking with AWS, and license portability from private to public clouds, thus addressing key technical and operational challenges of the hybrid cloud era.