IBM and HP are in a duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players to keep things interesting. For instance, Dell is a solid No. 3 and Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should keep the server market interesting. Cisco also aims to be a server player. A recent trend: Creating application optimized servers.
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With two high-performance memory modules onboard, this implementation of LSI's popular MegaRAID HBA uses flash to cache frequently accessed data, boosting storage performance without the upheaval or cost of switching from magnetic disk to SSD.
For HP, the ConvergedSystem allows it to deliver more hardware systems with integrated compute, storage, networking, and software faster. SAP HANA gets more throughput. Both companies eye analytics workloads.
Analysts at IDC see the server market in Europe declining in a stable way apart from some mega-datacenter projects.
More than 1,000 IBM workers at an affected server division demanded proper compensation and refused to be "sold" to Lenovo.
All regions saw vendor revenue decline in the fourth quarter except for Asia-Pacific which managed to eke out a tiny 0.6 percent improvement.
Intel signs Australian Hadoop partner as increasing demand for better, faster analytics whets appetite for ever more "grunty and powerful" CPUs.
With Cisco, IBM, NetApp and EMC seeing anemic infrastructure spending it's highly unlikely that HP can fly through the turbulence unscathed.
An 'undo' button for AD could be the key to saving administrators a lot of time and pain.
The PowerEdge R920 is Dell's high-end server that's often used as a way to handle workloads that often aren't virtualized over reliability concerns.
HP server customers are about to get an unwelcome surprise when they need to update firmware or apply a service pack. Effective later this month, those downloads, which often fix critical bugs, will require either a current warranty or an extended support agreement.
The new Microsoft chief's appointment could further boost the profile of its R&D centre in his hometown.
Dell appears content to continue to showcase the possibilities for ARM servers and wait for broader adoption before a big push.
Take a blade server, add shared storage, PCI expansion and networking and you have the Dell PowerEdge VRTX. It's a surprisingly scalable yet affordable all-in-one system aimed at small businesses, but attracting interest well beyond its intended market.