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Timothy Prickett Morgan

ARM Raises Server Chip Standard

January 29th, 2014 (0)
A lot of things will have to come together before an ecosystem of processors and system makers coalesces around ARM processors. First, companies have to actually get 64-bit chips into the field, as the collapse of ARM server chip ...

Goldman Sachs And Fidelity Bank On Open Compute

January 29th, 2014 (0)
What started out as a desire by Facebook to control its own infrastructure five years ago and evolved into the Open Compute Project to open source hardware and datacenter designs is transforming the way infrastructure is designed and manufactured ...

Facebook Crafts Cold Storage Library From Blu-ray Discs

January 28th, 2014 (0)
Social media giant Facebook has been pushing the limits of cold storage with disk technology, and as it hinted it might be doing a year ago, the company has taken cold storage to even lower temperatures with a new ...

Microsoft Joins The Open Source Hardware Movement

January 28th, 2014 (1)
By virtue of its many online applications and its fast-growing Windows Azure compute and storage cloud, Microsoft has become one of the dominant players in the cloud in a relatively short period of time. While Microsoft is a tough ...

Inside IBM’s SoftLayer Cloud Build Out

January 27th, 2014 (0)
Big companies like to orchestrate their announcements, and it is probably not a coincidence that IBM announced its plan to build out its SoftLayer public cloud just ahead of its fourth quarter financial report, which showed its systems business ...

Cloud Price War Rages As Microsoft Cuts Azure Storage Prices

January 27th, 2014 (0)
Microsoft promised last year it would compete head-to-head with Amazon Web Services for compute and storage capacity on its public cloud, and it has made good on that promise by cutting prices for storage in the wake of a ...

Financial, Government Sectors Lift Q4 For Juniper

January 24th, 2014 (0)
Intel and IBM may be experiencing weaker-than-expected revenues from the enterprise sector, but switch and router maker Juniper Networks had a nice bump from enterprises and beat Wall Street's expectations in the fourth quarter thanks to that. This is ...

Cisco Refreshes Nexus Switches, Integrates Whiptail Flash With UCS

January 24th, 2014 (0)
If you are in the hunt for new switches in your datacenter, Cisco Systems has just revamped portions of its Nexus line of top-of-rack and end-of-row devices. Cisco has also created new flash arrays based on its own Unified ...

Stratus Moves Fault Tolerance From Hardware To Software

January 23rd, 2014 (0)
In the modern hyperscale datacenter, companies such as Google and Amazon code their applications so they span multiple servers and replicate work and data sufficiently that the crash of a single machine does not bring down the application. In ...

Lenovo Enters Datacenters With $2.3 Billion IBM X86 Server Deal

January 23rd, 2014 (0)
The many thousands of large enterprise customers, government agencies, and supercomputer labs that depend on IBM System x, BladeCenter, iDataPlex, and PureSystems servers will soon have a new partner: Lenovo Group. The Chinese company is paying $2.3 billion to ...
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