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Timothy Prickett Morgan

SoftLayer Brings Hourly Billing To Bare Metal Cloud

August 26th, 2014 (0)
For plenty of analytics and technical workloads, running on bare metal is still more desirable than running on a hypervisor-sliced cloud. SoftLayer was an early and enthusiastic provider of bare metal servers, particular to the gaming and oil and ...

Cray CS-Storm Packs A Serious GPU Punch

August 26th, 2014 (2)
GPU accelerators for technical workloads are apparently like potato chips. You can’t have just one, or even two. That is why Cray has forged a new rack-based variant of its Cluster Solution line, called Storm, that can pack as ...

VMware Embraces OpenStack Clouds, Docker Containers

August 25th, 2014 (1)
Even if you can beat them, sometimes you join them anyway because that is easier and more expedient. And so at the VMworld event in San Francisco today, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced that the X86 server virtualization juggernaut ...

VMware Takes On Hyperconvergence Upstarts With EVO:RAIL

August 25th, 2014 (4)
For the past several years, VMware has concentrated on turning server virtualization into clouds, and it left one of its flanks unguarded as it coped with the onslaught of CloudStack and OpenStack and the rise of Microsoft's Hyper-V and ...

Nutanix Launches Fat Cluster Nodes, Hits $200 Million Run Rate

August 22nd, 2014 (0)
Driven by the need to support "monster VMs" for big database and email servers, hyperconverged cluster maker Nutanix is beefing up its appliance server nodes with heftier machines that pack more compute and storage. The news comes hot on ...

Microsoft’s Own Five Year Move To The Azure Cloud

August 21st, 2014 (0)
Just because you have built one of the world's largest clouds does not necessarily mean that you can easily move your own applications to it. Such is the case with Microsoft's own IT department, which is taking measured steps ...

HP Systems Get A Bump Thanks To IBM-Lenovo Deal

August 21st, 2014 (0)
The expected drawn-out regulatory approval process for IBM's sale of its System x X86 server business to Lenovo Group has put some bounce into the X86 server line from Hewlett-Packard. In the third quarter of fiscal 2014 ended in ...

Google, Mesosphere Make A Google Clone For The Masses

August 19th, 2014 (0)
Creating Google-like hyperscale infrastructure is going to be a whole lot easier thanks to a development partnership between the search engine giant and Mesosphere, an upstart application platform and cluster management vendor whose Mesos tool is inspired by Google's ...

Violin Bolts Dedupe, Compression Onto All-Flash Arrays

August 19th, 2014 (1)
All-flash array maker Violin Memory has beefed up its all-flash arrays with much-needed inline deduplication and compression features. While both of these features have been around for years with disk-based arrays, adding them to flash arrays is a bit ...

IBM Techies Pit Docker, KVM Against Linux Bare Metal

August 18th, 2014 (6)
IBM has only recently caught the KVM bug, and has even gone so far as to create a variant of the KVM hypervisor that runs atop its Power8 systems when they run Linux. But if new performance statistics coming ...
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