HP's next Moonshot will feature Intel's C2000 family of processors, but systems based on AMD and ARM aren't too far behind.
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Virtualization vendors would like you to believe that software that allows you to run more applications on one server actually helps server sales. The argument, which I heard from a few analysts and VMware after I questioned that logic here and here, goes like this: Virtualization means you'll upgrade servers.
The CES show has kicked off with the Windows Home Server as a headliner and the most striking thing is the language used by tech's titans. To wit: --Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' keynote touches on the need for home servers as the software giant rolled out a bevy of products.
Cloud computing---as well as contract manufacturers selling to cloud providers---are hurting server sales and the pain is likely to continue.
AMD on Thursday will launch its "Shanghai" platform, its latest batch of Opteron server chips. With Shanghai, AMD gets a do-over from its ill-fated Barcelona launch.
IBM is suing executive Mark Papermaster, vice president of the company's blade server development unit, to prevent his move to Apple. In a complaint, Big Blue says Papermaster "is in possession of significant and highly-confidential IBM trade secrets and know-how, as well as highly sensitive information regarding business strategy and long-term opportunities.
The growth in the server market remains with the white box manufacturers that are supplying hyperscale cloud providers. Will the top guns---HP, IBM, Dell, Cisco and Lenovo---have an answer?
The news comes as Lenovo closes in on integrating the x86 business acquired from IBM.
Research in Motion unveiled its BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, free server software that's designed to appeal to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). It's a nice move that could be better.