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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Why Google-Style Infrastructure Is In Your Future

March 20th, 2014 Comments Off on Why Google-Style Infrastructure Is In Your Future
One of the founding themes of EnterpriseTech is that the hardware and software approaches employed by hyperscale datacenter operators, which squeeze more work out of machines with less energy than commercial-grade hardware and software, will become prevalent in the ...

EMC, VMware Team On Project Mystic Converged System?

March 19th, 2014 (1)
VMware has been touting the benefits of the software-defined datacenter for years, and has made some major investments in virtual networking and virtual storage to make this possible. Now, the rumors are going around that VMware and its parent ...

Oracle System Sales Rebound, Underpin Future Cloud

March 18th, 2014 Comments Off on Oracle System Sales Rebound, Underpin Future Cloud
Four years ago, software giant Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and got into the systems business. Sun's business was in decline, and kept falling at a steep and steady rate for many years. But after years of paring down the ...

Microsoft Turbocharges Transactions With ‘Hekaton’ In-Memory

March 18th, 2014 (1)
Microsoft is joining the in-memory database party with the release to manufacturing of SQL Server 2014 and its "Hekaton" feature. The new SQL engine has been optimized for in-memory processing, and can boost application performance by as much as ...

Inside SAP’s Own HANA Accelerated Systems

March 17th, 2014 (1)
How much iron does it take to run enterprise application giant SAP? Less than you might think, and even less now that the company has moved all of its internal systems to its own HANA in-memory database. The setup ...

PCI Express Switching Takes On Ethernet, InfiniBand

March 13th, 2014 (5)
Ethernet, InfiniBand, and the handful of high-speed, low-latency interconnects that have been designed for supercomputers and large shared memory systems are going to soon have a new rival: PCI-Express switching. The idea might sound a bit strange, but it ...

vSAN Pricing: Virtual Storage Costs Like Virtual Servers

March 12th, 2014 Comments Off on vSAN Pricing: Virtual Storage Costs Like Virtual Servers
VMware previewed its Virtual SAN software late last week, and EnterpriseTech gave you the feeds and speeds. The software is available today, and for some reason VMware didn't want to talk about the packaging and pricing for vSAN last ...

SGI Reveals NUMAlink 7, Plans For Data-Intensive Computing

March 12th, 2014 Comments Off on SGI Reveals NUMAlink 7, Plans For Data-Intensive Computing
SGI started out as a workstation maker, expanded into supercomputing, and merged with an innovator in hyperscale datacenter systems. The company knows the kinds of systems that governments, research institutions, and large Web application providers need, and it is ...

Azul Soups Up Java For Financial Trading

March 11th, 2014 (1)
The financial services sector adopted Java as a programming language because being able to recode applications and algorithms constantly is a competitive advantage and Java is easier to program than C, C++, or other alternatives. But Java has its ...

ClearDB Accelerates Databases By 10X With Project Halo

March 11th, 2014 Comments Off on ClearDB Accelerates Databases By 10X With Project Halo
Like many companies, ClearDB has tried a bunch of things to get itself going. Having found some success as a provider of tools that make MySQL databases redundant, more secure, and ready for cloud deployment, the company is putting ...
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