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Facebook rolls out open-source datacentre hardware

Facebook has made its stripped-down storage and rack designs available to businesses via the Open Compute Project, a move that could have an impact on the datacentre industry in a number of ways.Facebook will contribute its low-cost storage hardware to open-source hardware design clearing house the Open Compute Project, the company's Frank Frankovsky has said.

May 2, 2012 by

IBM pushes out PureSystems integrated appliances

IBM has ploughed $2bn into developing the PureSystems family of integrated hardware and software, which see it mimic a datacentre strategy already adopted by rivals, though it is aiming for a broader stable of applications

April 11, 2012 by

IBM outlines prototype Holey Optochip

IBM has outlined a prototype optical chipset called Holey Optochip, which can transfer one terabit of information a second. That throughput, assuming the chip eventually scales, could provide a bandwidth boost that alters the supercomputing and datacentre landscape.

March 8, 2012 by

Analysis: Dell gets datacentre networks with Force10

Dell is broadening its portfolio as part of its bid to join Cisco, HP, and IBM et al as a major supplier of a top-to-bottom (or end-to-end as Cisco calls it) supplier to the datacentre, with the acquisition of Force10 Networks, a datacentre switch vendor.After Dell's acquisition of Perot Data Systems in 2009, which brought consultancy services, this move upmarket started in February 2010 with the acquisition of Kace, a small manufacturer of systems management boxes.

July 20, 2011 by

IBM spends $38m on Asian cloud datacentre

IBM will invest in a Singapore-based datacentre to provide a further infrastructure hub for its cloud endeavours.The Asia Pacific Cloud Computing Data Centre will support IBM cloud services, IBM announced on Monday.

March 8, 2011 by

Datacentre builds to follow NBN sites: IBM

David Yip, leader of IBM's Site and Facility Services arm, has predicted that first and second release site for the National Broadband Network (NBN) could bring with it new points of presence for datacentre vendors.

December 22, 2010 by

IBM sells fresh air

It's a tough business, selling fresh air but that's what datacentre builders are now doing.Over 70 percent of datacentres are over seven years old, according to IBM, so new datacentre builds need to take account of new technologies and techniques.

December 8, 2010 by

APC pumps fresh air into datacentres

It's a tough ask, basing a business on fresh air -- but that's what APC is now doing.After years of selling its InfrastruXure range of datacentre products, which plug together to provide an enclosed cooling design for rack-mounted servers, APC is now saying that fresh air is what you need to cool your computers.

November 15, 2010 by

IBM launches cloud centre

IBM has launched a dedicated cloud-services centre in Ehningen, Germany.The datacentre add-on, which will host a range of cloud-geared technology platforms, shares its town with IBM's largest European datacentre.

July 19, 2010 by

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