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HP has unveiled a new portfolio of ProLiant Generation 9 servers. The servers are optimized for convergence, cloud and software-defined environments, and feature new technology like HP-unique PCIe accelerators and HP DDR4 SmartMemory, says the company. The servers span four architectures — blade, rack, tower and scale-out. The servers will be available through HP and worldwide channel partners beginning Sept. 8.

VMware, Nvidia and Google are collaborating to deliver virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. The joint solution optimizes the performance of virtual graphics applications at scale. Combined with VMware Horizon in the data center, the solution will optimize graphics and CPU utilization to allow more desktops and applications to be deployed on a single server, according to the companies.

Storage giant Seagate has started shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. Outfitted with enterprise-class reliability and support for archive workloads, the drive features multi-drive RV tolerance, and incorporates a SATA 6Gb/s interface. Seagate has begun shipping to limited customers with wide scale availability of the drives expected next quarter.

AirStrip, a company that provides clinical mobility solutions, has raised $25 million in a funding round. The investment was led by the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust. Existing investors in the company, including Sequoia Capital, Hospital Corporation of America and Qualcomm also participated in the round, along with new investors Dignity Health, St. Joseph Health, and Leerink Partners.