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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Uncle Sam Approves IBM X86 Server Biz Sale To Lenovo

August 18th, 2014 (0)
Big Blue has cleared the last major hurdle block its proposed $2.3 billion sale of its System x X86 server business and the licensing of key software and storage technologies to Lenovo Group. IBM issued a statement last Friday ...

Google Mesa Data Warehouse Scales Like No Other

August 14th, 2014 (1)
Search engine giant Google is talking about another innovative data store that it has come up with, perhaps spawning yet another round of innovation in the open source community that often mimics what Google does to solve complex scale ...

Cisco Cuts More Jobs As Switching And Routing Stall

August 14th, 2014 (0)
Networking giant Cisco Systems is struggling in its core switching and routing markets and feeling the effects of economic and political turmoil in emerging markets, all of which put a damper on sales and profits as it closed out ...

Oracle Cranks Up The Cores To 32 With Sparc M7 Chip

August 13th, 2014 (34)
Say what you will about Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, but when the software giant bought Sun Microsystems more than four years ago, for $7.4 billion, he said that he had seen the light and wanted Oracle to ...

Flocker Adds Storage Virtualization To Docker Containers

August 13th, 2014 (2)
The Docker application container system developed by platform cloud provider dotCloud, now known as Docker Software, has been gaining momentum in recent months and is on the way to become an alternative virtualization method alongside of full-on server virtualization. ...

Applied Micro Plots Out X-Gene ARM Server Future

August 12th, 2014 (2)
At the Hot Chips 26 conference being hosted in Silicon Valley this week, upstart ARM server chip maker Applied Micro is presenting details on its roadmap for its X-Gene family of 64-bit processors. The ARM server ramp is taking ...

How Facebook Autoscale Cuts Cluster Electric Bills

August 11th, 2014 (0)
The reason why online retailer Amazon started its cloud computing unit was not just because it wanted to break into a business selling raw compute and storage capacity to developers who had to work on a slim-to-none capital budget. ...

AMD Details “Seattle” ARM Server Chip

August 11th, 2014 (3)
The annual Hot Chips conference is underway this week in Silicon Valley, and there is not much on the enterprise front on day one. Japanese supercomputer makers NEC and Fujitsu are both showing off their next-generation SX-ACE and Sparc64-XIfx ...

CacheBox Takes On Incumbents In Server-Side Flash Cache

August 11th, 2014 (0)
A bunch of file system experts who worked on the Veritas clustered file system that was a mainstay of Unix deployments and that is now controlled by Symantec have teamed up to launch a new server-side solid state drive ...

Dell Sees Server Uptick, Awaits Demand For ARM

August 8th, 2014 (0)
Dell is no longer a public company, so we can't look at its quarterly financial results to get a sense of how its various business units are doing. But, Dell is a major IT supplier and it wants to ...
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