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NetApp and Cisco Unveil FlexPod XCS Platform

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NetApp and Cisco this week unveiled a single, automated platform for modern applications, data, and hybrid cloud services, the FlexPod XCS, an evolution of the FlexPod platform.

FlexPod is made up of pre-validated Cisco and NetApp storage, networking and server technologies. The new FlexPod XCS platform is designed to accelerate the delivery of modern applications and data in a hybrid cloud environment. It is claimed to be the first and so far the only hybrid cloud solution natively integrated with all three major public cloud providers. In addition, organizations will be able to use FlexPod-as-a-Service, a pay-as-you-grow pricing model that provides financial and operational flexibility.

NetApp and Cisco Unveil FlexPod XCS Platform

NetApp and Cisco Unveil FlexPod XCS Platform

“For many years, FlexPod has been helping Presidio customers improve application performance, save software capital costs, and reduce unplanned downtime,” said Raphael Meyerowitz, vice president of engineering at Presidio. “With FlexPod, XCS NetApp and Cisco provide our customers with greater flexibility, availability, and scalability to ensure a seamless hybrid cloud experience.”

According to partners, FlexPod XCS simplifies the hybrid cloud experience by improving availability and scalability, extending infrastructure from standard consumer-side and cloud edge hosting to hybrid cloud. This new offering sets the stage for further collaborative innovation that will bring new hybrid cloud, container, and modern workload solutions to market.

FlexPod XCS provides hybrid cloud connectivity, end-to-end infrastructure automation across the lifecycle using Cisco Intersight Cloud Orchestrator and NetApp automated scripts and workflows to simplify day-to-day IT operations, including configuring, deploying, expanding, utilizing, and optimizing infrastructure. Platform benefits include an enhanced and unified view of all FlexPod components with Cisco Intersight, and a reference architecture with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP (CVO) instances on AWS: FlexPod XCS and ONTAP integration with automation through Cisco Intersight

The FlexPod XCS platform preview is currently only available to existing customers, with broad availability expected in mid-2022.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50 MP, 5000 mAh and 68 W for $415. Introduced in December, the flagship Motorola Edge X30 drops in price in China to a new low

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As the source writes, starting tomorrow, a new price will be set for the flagship smartphone Motorola Edge X30 in China. In the version with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of flash memory, the phone will drop in price to 2,770 yuan, which is approximately $415. For comparison, the cost of this version of the Motorola Edge X30 is now in China – $ 535.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 50 MP, 5000 mAh and 68 W for $415.  Introduced in December, the flagship Motorola Edge X30 drops in price in China to a new low

Recall that the Motorola Edge X30 debuted in December last year and became the world’s first smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 single-chip system. It received a 6.8-inch screen with Full HD + resolution and a frame rate of 144 Hz, a 60-megapixel front camera , a main camera with 50, 50 and 2 MP sensors, as well as a 5000 mAh battery with support for fast charging with a capacity of 68 W.

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Up to 80 GB of memory and liquid cooling. Nvidia is preparing a new version of the A100 accelerator

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Although Nvidia recently introduced the H100 accelerator on the new Hopper architecture, the company is preparing a new version of the old Nvidia A100 on the Ampere architecture.

Up to 80 GB of memory and liquid cooling.  Nvidia is preparing a new version of the A100 accelerator

The new version stands out with a liquid cooling system instead of the passive one of the regular version. Given the release of the new version of the adapter, Nvidia clearly will not be phasing them out after the release of the H100. Recall that new items will be released sometime in the second half of the year, but the company did not specify the timing.

The Nvidia A100 in the PCIe version has 40 or 80 GB of memory and delivers 19.5 TFLOPS of performance.

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Xiaomi declares a price war. The company reduces the cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in China immediately by $ 75

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A big sale of 618 is starting soon in China, and many companies are preparing for it in advance. Including Xiaomi. The company announced a price cut for its flagships in China from May 23rd. And on this day, pre-sales of smartphones with updated price tags will start, but in reality the promotion will be launched on May 31.

Xiaomi declares a price war.  The company reduces the cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in China immediately by $ 75

The cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will drop by 500 yuan or $75 at once. As a result, the most affordable Xiaomi 12 can be purchased for $480. Xiaomi 12X will also become cheaper, but not so significantly – by 300 yuan or $ 45. The price of this model in the basic version will be 2400 yuan or $360.

Xiaomi declares a price war.  The company reduces the cost of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro in China immediately by $ 75

Recall that Xiaomi 12X is no different from Xiaomi 12, except for a single-chip system: if the older model is based on SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, then Xiaomi 12X is built on Snapdragon 870. And Xiaomi 12 Pro differs from Xiaomi 12 in having a 2K screen and a 50-megapixel sensor Sony IMX707 optical format 1 / 1.28 inches, as well as support for 120W charging.

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