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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Lenovo Aims High For Systems Expansion

December 12th, 2014 Comments Off on Lenovo Aims High For Systems Expansion
Now that Lenovo Group has completed the takeover of the X86 server business from IBM, the company can talk a little more specifically about how it hopes to expand its take in the systems space and its aspirations going ...

Facebook Opens Up Osquery Tool

December 12th, 2014 Comments Off on Facebook Opens Up Osquery Tool
The hyperscale datacenter operators take a lot from the open source software community to run their businesses, but they also give back. Facebook has opened up its server, storage, and datacenter designs through the Open Compute Project and has ...

Critical Apps In The Cloud And High Availability

December 10th, 2014 Comments Off on Critical Apps In The Cloud And High Availability
Enterprise data centers have been using cloud computing for several years for their low-risk environments, such as test-dev and non-mission-critical applications. In this context, the benefits of cloud computing are well understood. IT managers can use the cloud to ...

OpenPower Systems Coming In Mid-2015

December 9th, 2014 Comments Off on OpenPower Systems Coming In Mid-2015
The ecosystem for Power Systems machines is building faster than many might be expecting, and it looks like a bunch of new machines will be coming to market by the middle of next year that are based on designs ...

Mesosphere Wants To Run Clusters At The Global 2000

December 8th, 2014 Comments Off on Mesosphere Wants To Run Clusters At The Global 2000
A few years back, search engine giant Google invented a term called warehouse-scale computing to talk about the hyperscale that it operates its applications within. That term never really caught on, but the idea of operating applications across large ...

ThunderX ARM Has Datacenter Muscle

December 5th, 2014 Comments Off on ThunderX ARM Has Datacenter Muscle
The third 64-bit ARM processor aimed at datacenter workloads has just entered the field now that Cavium Networks, a maker of multicore chips aimed at networking and other embedded workloads, has begun sampling its ThunderX chips to early customers ...

Docker Goes Enterprise As Rocket Containers Launch

December 4th, 2014 Comments Off on Docker Goes Enterprise As Rocket Containers Launch
The momentum for Docker software containers is not just building, but is exploding as the eponymous company behind the technology builds its partner ecosystem and offers a compelling alternative to full-on server virtualization to enterprises. It is ironic that ...

Hyperscale Users, Upstart Sellers Drive Server Growth In Q3

December 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Hyperscale Users, Upstart Sellers Drive Server Growth In Q3
The server market is splitting into segments that do not track along with one another anymore. Hyperscale companies that build massive public clouds, consumer-facing applications, or a little of both and that exclusively use X86-based machinery, are driving volumes. ...

HP Goes Hybrid With 3PAR, Adds File Persona

December 2nd, 2014 Comments Off on HP Goes Hybrid With 3PAR, Adds File Persona
For all the talk about all-flash arrays, there are still companies and customers who want hybrid arrays because they think machines that mix flash and disk storage offer the right mix of price and performance for specific jobs. This ...

HP’s Itanium Odyssey Ends With Superdome X Xeon Iron

December 2nd, 2014 (1)
Companies that have been looking for a capacious shared memory system from Hewlett-Packard and who have been waiting for years for the company to deliver a variant of its Superdome machines based on Intel's Xeon processors do not have ...
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