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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

Oz to have fewer, larger datacentres

Datacentre consolidation will cause a reduction in the number of datacentres in Australia, according to Gartner. Its figures show the number of facilities dropping by 8 per cent from 2012 to 2015.

February 28, 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

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