Sunday, 27 May 2018

Tech Roundup - 27th May 2018

Stuff collected in the last month and a half since the last Tech Roundup. With headings:
AWS, Broadcom, Docker, Microsoft, NetApp, PowerShell, Storage Industry News, VMware, Miscellaneous

AWS

Amazon Web Services - Builders' Day London 2018 & Keynote presentation

Broadcom

Broadcom, NetApp & SUSE Announce Production Availability of the Industry’s First End-to-End NVMe over Fibre Channel Solution Enabling Groundbreaking Application Performance

Docker

Unveiling Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0:

Microsoft

ReFS is fully supported on ANY storage hardware that is listed on Microsoft HCL!
Note: The main obstacle for ReFS on SAN, is ReFS not yet having ODX and UNMAP implemented for SAN volumes, meaning these configurations are not HLK tested or certified. So, if you do need to use ODX, TRIM/UNMAP or Thin Provisioning for the underlying SAN LUNs, you should continue to use NTFS. Microsoft recommends turning these features off with ReFS to avoid potential issues. But some SANs enable thin provisioning by default, so it is important to keep this current restriction in mind.

Windows Admin Center aka Project "Honolulu" is now generally available!

Image: Windows Admin Center

For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux

NetApp

NetApp HCI Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Study

Converged Versus Hyper Converged: What’s the Difference and What’s Right for Me?

How to Install and Scale Your NetApp SolidFire Cluster

How to Use Software Defined Storage in a ROBO Environment

10,000 Reasons Why You Need a Salesforce Backup

How Digital Transformation Paves the Way for Cloud-First Architectures

Great coverage on NetApp at Dell EMC World

SnapCenter YouTube Playlist

Deep Learning in Action: How Vincent Learned to Paint Like Van Gogh

Why SAP HANA Runs Better on NetApp: SAP System Refresh

NetApp: Spring Launch - May 2018

NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform Strengthens Cloud Data Services Portfolio

Listed Alphabetically:

- 100GbE Cluster Interconnect and MetroCluster Switch
- Active IQ Services: New cloud-based predictive analytics services that deliver additional performance and data protection insights to customers.
- AFF A800: The industry’s first end-to-end NVMe-based enterprise all-flash system.
- AltaVault 4.4.1
- AFF A200
- Brocade 64-Port 32Gbps Blade
- Brocade G630 32GB Switch
- Digital Support 2.0: Our SupportEdge services combine live, cloud, and digital resources to deliver comprehensive support through Elio with AI powered predictive analytics.
- E-Series EF280
- FAS2720/FAS2750
- NetApp Manageability SDK 9.4
- OnCommand Unified Manager 9.4
- ONTAP 9.4: Power the newest AI and enterprise workloads with NVMe-accelerated performance, advanced cloud integration, and enhanced security features.
- SolidFire 18.2 Stack
- SolidFire VCP 4.0
- SSDs: The industry’s first 30TB SSDs: Shrink data center footprint and lower data center costs by storing over 2PB in a 2U shelf.
- StorageGRID 11.1: The number one data management solution for distributed organizations, now automates tamper proof retention of critical financial and personal data.

NetApp: The Pub

CloudMirror replication between StorageGRID WebScale and AWS

NetApp, Cisco and Red Hat announce OpenStack on FlexPod SolidFire!

Ansible support receives massively expanded ONTAP modules

Anonymous/Public Bucket Access in StorageGRID

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Trident 18.04 is available now!

NetApp: Tech ONTAP Podcast

Episode 140: Quarterly Security Update - ONTAP 9.4 and GDPR

Episode 139: ONTAP 9.4 - NVMe and New Platforms

Episode 138: ONTAP 9.4 Overview

ONTAP 9.4 - Feature Overview

Episode 137: Name Services in ONTAP

Episode 136: Modernizing Dev and QA the NetApp Way

NetApp: TRs



PowerShell

Script Duplicate File Finder and Remover

Storage Industry News

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 9.1% During the Fourth Quarter of 2017 with Vendor Revenue Reaching $3.6 Billion, According to IDC

VMware

VMware vSphere 6.7 is GA!

Windows 7 and 2008 virtual machines lose network connectivity on VMware Tools 10.2.0 (54483)

Miscellaneous

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