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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hardware Matters, But Software Also Drives Switch Choices

February 5th, 2014 (0)
Breaking into the content caching and delivery market against industry juggernaut Akamai Technologies is about as easy as breaking into the datacenter networking space against Cisco Systems. But, CDN upstart Fastly and networking upstart Arista Networks are teaming up ...

Efficiency Gains, Cloud Hold Down IT Spending Growth

February 5th, 2014 (0)
There is pent up demand for IT infrastructure upgrades as systems are aging in the datacenters of the world, and that is pushing up demand for hardware and software. However, all of the virtualization tools that are available for ...

Dell Fires Up A Bevy Of 64-Bit ARM Servers For Developers

February 4th, 2014 (0)
People have been talking about 64-bit ARM server processors for so long that it is tough at times to remember that they actually have not existed until fairly recently. Applied Micro is just starting to sample its first X-Gene ...

Enterprise Guru Nadella Takes The Helm At Microsoft

February 4th, 2014 (0)
The search is over, and perhaps a calmer and more focused era is beginning for Microsoft now that it has tapped insider Satya Nadella to become its next chief executive officer. Concurrent with the appointment of Nadella to the ...

IBM System x GM Talks About The Future With Lenovo

February 4th, 2014 (0)
It has been almost a year since the first rumors surfaced that IBM was looking to sell off its X86 server business and that Lenovo Group emerged as the front runner. The $2.3 billion deal was announced two weeks ...

MIT Prototypes Zippy Flash-FPGA Hybrid Storage Array

February 3rd, 2014 (0)
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with funding from server maker Quanta and flash chip maker Samsung, are combining flash storage and field programmable gate arrays in a new way that is yielding a peppy and scalable ...

Dell Bares Switch Metal To Other Network Operating Systems

January 31st, 2014 (0)
When you look at a switch, you are looking at the vestiges of a proprietary past that many of the largest companies in the world want to do away with. Intel and Broadcom supply most of the Ethernet switch ...

Smoother Waters Ahead For Mellanox After Choppy 2013

January 31st, 2014 (0)
The major markets that Mellanox Technologies sells its switch chips, switches, and server adapter cards into are inherently choppy and often driven by very large deals in its sales channel. So comparisons of its financial figures can be tough. ...

Sneak Peeks At Some Future Open Compute Servers

January 30th, 2014 (0)
Events like the Open Compute Summit are like show-and-tell for hardware geeks. It is a chance for system designers, builders, and in this case customers to give their peers a sense of what they have been working on. There ...

AMD, Applied Micro Take Fabric Weaving 101 For ARM Server Chips

January 30th, 2014 (1)
AMD and Applied Micro, the two biggest and most vocal of the remaining ARM server chip makers now that upstart Calxeda has shut down, have taken up weaving. Both companies are integrating network and fabric interfaces into their forthcoming ...
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