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Users Line Up For VMware Virtual SAN Storage

March 10th, 2014 Comments Off on Users Line Up For VMware Virtual SAN Storage
VMware was the first mover on virtualization for X86 systems and has benefitted mightily from the wave it started a decade ago to push up the utilization on servers and make systems more resilient and malleable. Storage and networking ...

Oil Explorer Strikes Black Gold With 20 PB Data Reservoir

March 7th, 2014 (1)
The conventional wisdom at large enterprises that deal with truly enormous datasets is that they can't keep it all online. At some point, because of the high cost of disk storage, the argument goes, some of the least-frequently used ...

SAP Scales Out HANA In-Memory For Clouds

March 6th, 2014 Comments Off on SAP Scales Out HANA In-Memory For Clouds
Software giant SAP is announcing new packaging and transparent pricing for its HANA in-memory database running on its own SAP Cloud. The announcement comes as SAP is claiming to have set the Guinness World Record for the largest data ...

Is IBM Prepping Power8 For Late April Launch?

March 5th, 2014 Comments Off on Is IBM Prepping Power8 For Late April Launch?
IBM has been telling Wall Street and customers to expect its Power8 processor and the initial systems using them to launch sometime around the middle of this year, but it looks like they may get here a little bit ...

Financial Firms Ask Red Hat To Bring .NET To OpenShift Cloud

March 5th, 2014 Comments Off on Financial Firms Ask Red Hat To Bring .NET To OpenShift Cloud
Red Hat is going to be bringing application runtime and database servers of Windows platforms to its OpenShift platform cloud, and some big financial services companies are, as it turns out, driving this capability. Joe Fernandes, OpenShift product manager ...

Long-Awaited SUSE Linux 12 Enters Beta

March 4th, 2014 Comments Off on Long-Awaited SUSE Linux 12 Enters Beta
SUSE Linux has opened up the beta testing of its next-generation Enterprise Server 12 operating, the first major update of its Linux platform since early 2009. The pace of change for the server operating systems has slowed down considerably ...

Using Flash To Scale In As Well As Up And Out

March 4th, 2014 Comments Off on Using Flash To Scale In As Well As Up And Out
When people talk about scale in the IT industry these days, more times than not they mean one of two things. The first is called scale up, and this is the very old-fashioned way of making a computer get ...

Hyperscale Datacenters To Dominate Server Shipments

March 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Hyperscale Datacenters To Dominate Server Shipments
The cloud, in its many forms, is changing the nature of servers and storage and is therefore transforming the overall market for systems and storage. Nothing makes this more clear than the quarterly server data coming out of IDC, ...

Intel Quietly Revamps Remaining Xeon E5 Lineup

March 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Intel Quietly Revamps Remaining Xeon E5 Lineup
The Xeon E5 is not one single line of processors, but rather four distinct variations on a theme aimed at difference price, performance, and scalability needs. Two weeks ago, Intel made a big hullaballoo about the Xeon E7 v2 ...

Shared Memory Clusters Accelerate Databases

February 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Shared Memory Clusters Accelerate Databases
In-memory databases are going mainstream to accelerate analytics, and if the success of SAP's HANA in-memory database is any guide, then it looks like companies will be looking at deploying in-memory databases for their transaction processing systems, too. The ...
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