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April 2, 2013 by

The 21st Century Data Center: An overview

Data centers range from on-premise facilities running traditional enterprise applications to massive outsourced installations offering a variety of cloud services. We examine the state of play in data center-land, and consider some of the trends that will shape its future.

April 19, 2012 by

Splunk's IPO debut: the rundown

Big data and business intelligence company Splunk made a nice splash on Wall Street. Here's what you need to know about the company and your buying decision, whether it's for stocks or Splunk's software.

September 30, 2011

System x gets Xeon E3

IBM has launched a pair of new small business servers, both single socket and designed to be powered by the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 (Sandy Bridge) processors. The new CPUs offer a claimed 30 percent performance uplift over previous generation models.

March 2, 2011

Splitting the server atom

In a market dominated by powerful, but power-hungry, Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors, SeaMicro is bucking the trend in using the humble Intel Atom to create highly scalable and remarkably energy-efficient servers.Its first product, the 32-bit SM10000, was launched last year, and now there's a 64-bit version, cramming 256 dual-core N570 Atom processors into a 10U rack unit.

September 10, 2010 by

Gateway GT350 F1

The Gateway GT350 F1 is a well-made server from Acer with scope to handle a wide variety of applications and workloads, both in small businesses and on larger corporate networks.

July 19, 2010 by

What's causing your applications to perform badly? Fusion-IO has a suggestion

After speaking with the folks at Fusion-IO back in June during their tour to announce a partnership with HP, I've been thinking about application performance issues and the various ways to address them.Typically application performance issues are found in this order:Network throughput and latency — typically the biggest impact on network-based applications is the network itself.

July 7, 2010

Big isn't always best

Think of servers and the odds are that your thoughts will turn to the big names – companies like IBM, HP and Dell. However, there are others, such as Gateway (now a part of the Acer Group) which, although far from a market leader, still has a lot to offer server buyers.


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