Data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers with better performance per watt and the increasingly popularity of cloud computing. Key vendors such as Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, VMware and others are all pushing to make the data center more efficient. Who will be the leader in next-gen data centers?
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The battle's on. SkySQL, armed with the MariaDB MySQL clone, is going after Oracle's MySQL customers.
The key question is whether customers will stay with System x systems or make future purchases from others.
Red Hat introduced its latest OpenStack-based cloud service and its new virtualization program.
Both companies will be hoping that the $2.3bn deal for IBM's server business will deliver the same win-win result as the sale of its PC business.
For Dell to transform from being a commodity hardware player, the company will need some help from Dell Research, a six-month old effort led by former IBM fellow Jai Menon.
After years of customer requests, Equinix has announced a $US60m ($A68m) investment in a Melbourne data centre that will be its fourth Australian site – and a potential "incubator" for Victoria's tech-heavy startup community.
Google's new wind power purchasing agreement will see a total of 52 new turbines sprout up in Sweden over the next two years.
IBM's challenge: Its new businesses aren't growing fast enough to offset struggling units such as the hardware division.
Access control must be an end-to-end priority, and mobile devices are a significant issue.
IT administrators have many challenges simply monitoring and managing today's complex web of workloads, servers and clients. What happens when vehicles, copiers, security devices, smartphones, tablets and who knows what else appear on the network?
Different workloads exercise different system components in different ways. The wrong mix of capabilities might make a specific system configuration perform badly even though it might have very powerful processors or extremely large memory capacity.
Krzanich admitted that enterprise figures didn't live up to expectations because Intel "overestimated the rate of recovery among corporate buyers."
Intel's fourth quarter gave fodder to everyone from skeptics to optimists. The chip maker delivered a mixed bag and sees more of the same for 2014.
Intel's fourth quarter results were likely helped by a PC market that didn't completely roll over and strong server sales.
Big Blue's so called X6 Architecture is designed to boost performance of x86 servers so they can better handle workloads such as big data analytics. virtualization and enterprise resource planning.