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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Google Runs All Software In Containers

May 28th, 2014 (1)
The overhead of full-on server virtualization is too much for a lot of hyperscale datacenter operators as well as their peers (some might say rivals) in the supercomputing arena. But the ease of management and resource allocation control that ...

Atos Buys Bull To Commercialize HPC, Build Out Cloud

May 27th, 2014 (0)
Atos, the European IT services giant based in France that is the amalgam of a dozen companies that have been brought together over the past several decades, is getting into the systems business through the acquisition of French IT ...

HP Adds To Layoffs As Sales Dip

May 22nd, 2014 (0)
The turnaround of Hewlett-Packard under CEO Meg Whitman is not quite accomplished yet, with revenues flat and net income up decently in the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 ended in April. In the quarter, the company continued to ...

Cisco CEO Predicts ‘Brutal, Brutal’ IT Consolidation

May 22nd, 2014 (4)
John Chambers, CEO at Cisco Systems for the past 25 years, has hosted a CiscoLive customer and partner events each year he has steered the company, moving it from routing into switching, telephony, collaboration, and most recently systems. Like ...

EMC DSSD Looks Like A Flash Array, Runs Like Memory

May 22nd, 2014 (1)
DSSD, the secretive flash storage startup founded by some prominent ex-Sun Microsystem techies, is letting out some details about its forthcoming products. Or rather, early investor and now parent company EMC is talking a bit about the flash storage ...

Intel Software To Guarantee Virtual Machine Performance

May 21st, 2014 (0)
Virtual machines do not always behave themselves and Intel wants to change that through a combination of circuitry in its processors and software that it develops in-house and plugs into hypervisors and cloud controllers. This software effort by Intel ...

IBM X86 Server Deal With Lenovo Is ‘On Track’

May 21st, 2014 (0)
IBM and Lenovo Group have said very little about the progress of the $2.3 billion deal that will see the Chinese company take over IBM's X86 server business. But at the Edge 2014 conference hosted by IBM in Las ...

IBM Forges Flex Converged Systems With Intel Xeon E7s

May 19th, 2014 (3)
Just because IBM is in the middle of trying to sell off its System x X86 server business to Lenovo Group does not mean that the system engineering stops. In fact, one of the things that the Chinese system ...

Rackspace Hires Bankers To Explore Its Options

May 19th, 2014 (1)
The potent combination of OpenStack cloud computing software, Open Compute Project minimalist hardware designed explicitly for hyperscale datacenters, and fanatical support may not be enough to allow for Rackspace Hosting to standalone and compete with its much larger rivals ...

Firing Up 75K VMs On OpenStack In An Afternoon

May 16th, 2014 (0)
Running distributed applications on cloud computing capacity means, in theory, that IT shops never have to do capacity planning again. For large enough aggregations of lines of business inside of a company or enterprises that share capacity on a ...
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