Podcast: Will AMD and Intel convince you to buy servers?

Podcast: Will AMD and Intel convince you to buy servers?

Summary: Intel and AMD say their fancy new servers can help IT consolidate and save big money. But, do IT leaders still care about servers? We're not so sure.

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Intel and AMD say their fancy new servers can help IT consolidate and save big money. But, do IT leaders still care about servers? We're not so sure.

The Big Question is a joint production from ZDNet and TechRepublic that I co-host with TechRepublic Editor in Chief Jason Hiner. This week's guest is Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor.

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Topics: Browser, Hardware, Intel, Processors, Servers

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  • RE: Podcast: Will AMD and Intel convince you to buy servers?

    Yes! I have over 100 servers that are due for refresh this year. I'll probably replace them with about 20 physical servers.
    ncted
    • I'll be doing 6 servers

      into 3 this summer, so yeah, we still need them.

      Good luck with those 100 into 20, thats a bit more on the plate then I'd want to handle in a year.

      you're a better man then me!

      :)
      AllKnowingAllSeeing
  • No one ever does the right thing

    It was a line in a movie... The first Bourne movie I believe, and it is a general truism.

    Everyone has an agenda. Everyone. And that certainly includes the cloud guys.

    Before anyone signs up for a cloud service or buys a server, think: What is in MY best interest? In some cases it will be the cloud solution. In others it will be a server.

    But here is the thing. Anyone who tells you it should always be one solution and not the other, is lying.
    croberts