Dell has announced updates to Dell EMC PowerStore. New features include intelligent data reduction, greater resiliency, and smarter tiering. 

In addition, it released the PowerStore 500, which is a lower-cost storage model. 

“PowerStore is the fastest-growing new architecture in Dell history. New and existing storage customers are seeing first-hand how its unique design, extreme performance and standout automation capabilities help them innovate and maintain a competitive advantage,” said Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager of the Infrastructure Solutions Group at Dell Technologies. “With today’s announcements, we’ve made PowerStore faster and smarter while making it easier for a broader range of businesses to get started with the platform.”   

Mirantis Container Cloud updates
The latest additions to Mirantis Container Cloud include support for VMware, Kubernetes-centric Grafana Dashboards, StackLight support for VMware, multi-cloud support for bare metal, and multiple NIC support for bare metal. 

The company also added new security features in Mirantis Kubernetes Engine. It can now be configured using two-factor authentication and the Secure Registry has a new feature called Running Image Enforcement, which allows for the creation of policies that prevent images from being pulled from the registry when vulnerabilities are detected. 

FIDO Alliance creates new onboarding standard for IoT
The FIDO Device Onboard (FDO) protocol is a new standard for onboarding IoT devices to cloud and on-premises management platforms. The FIDO Alliance believes this new standard will address IoT deployment challenges such as security, cost, and complexity. 

“The FIDO Device Onboard standard released today builds on the Alliance’s ongoing efforts to help close the security gaps that currently exist on the web, by expanding this work into IoT applications,” said Andrew Shikiar, executive director and CMO of the FIDO Alliance. “Businesses recognize the huge potential of the IoT and the enormous benefits it can bring to manufacturing, retail, healthcare, transportation, logistics and more. The paradigm needs to shift immediately so we can move IoT technologies ahead with safer, stronger and more secure means of authentication for these important uses in industrial and commercial environments.”