Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
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Companies struggling with the challenge of housing a growing datacentre estate may be able to stave off buying new premises for years by redesigning their server farms, says Gartner.
Facebook's open hardware chief Frank Frankovsky on why it won't go back to traditional mass market servers and how open sourcing datacentre design is helping it build more efficient and reliable server farms.
Cloud computing is rearranging the datacentre infrastructure market: large server makers are seeing their dominance wane as competition grows from low-cost Asian manufacturers that sell directly to the clouds of Google, Amazon and others.
The new Lulea datacentre in Sweden will be the first to use server hardware entirely designed by Facebook, demonstrating the social-networking company's commitment to sidestepping OEMs.
It's not the most powerful or scalable 2U server in Dell's PowerEdge range, but the R520 is still a quick, capable and affordable dual-socket platform that can be configured to handle a variety of both datacentre and distributed office workloads.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding promising to co-operate further on server, datacentre, storage and cloud computing products.
The high-end flash card supplier's new software lets datacentre administrators swap some SAN capabilities virtualised server-side storage when needed
It looks like the market to rewire your datacentre by virtualising I/O is hotting up.In March, I wrote about Xsigo, and how it is bidding to centralise the arrays of cabling that infest server racks.
HP has announced updates for its ProLiant Generation 8 server line, which HP has said increase datacentre automation, compared with previous HP servers.Five of the new servers, which are part of its HP's Project Voyager push will use Intel Xeon E5-2400 processors.
SQL Server 2012 supports everything from departmental servers to large-scale enterprise clouds. With Hadoop integration imminent there's much to be said for upgrading — if only to prepare your datacentre for big-data private clouds. Just keep an eye out for the effect of per-core licensing on your costs.
Amid the explosion of activity on the hypervisor technology market sits a company that could save you money and hassle -- and it's just launched a new management console and 40Gbps server fabric.Xsigo sells datacentre fabrics: these consist of boxes designed to reduce the cabling load by connecting any server to any network or storage system.
Telecommunications specialist Huawei has continued its push into the private datacentre with a comprehensive update to its networking and server equipment
The low-cost ServerSwitch hardware marries modifiable server and control software with a programmable Asic, which Microsoft says can be used to test datacentre networks
Servers are responsible for over half the monthly cost of running a large datacentre, according to a new model from Amazon Web Services' distinguished engineer James Hamilton.Hamilton's model crunched the numbers on a 50,000-server facility, and found that after servers, a distant second for cost was the infrastructure required for power distribution and cooling, followed by power.
Just spent the morning with HP looking at its new BladeSystem Matrix.This software, which is based on technology acquired in 2007 with the purchase of Opsware and its datacentre management technology, sits on top of the server, storage and networking layers.
The company reported strong fourth-quarter earnings, thanks to a push from server virtualisation and cloud computing datacentre build-outs
The ProLiant G7 line, using Opteron 6100-series processors, includes two rack-optimised servers and one 'skinless' server for very large-scale datacentre deployments
The company expects to continue to benefit from datacentre, server and virtualisation upgrades
Intel has launched its latest datacentre server chips and is positioning the Xeon 5600 family as an 'economic no brainer' for customers who have waited to upgrade