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Timothy Prickett Morgan

SGI To Paint SAP HANA In-Memory Appliance UltraViolet

January 14th, 2014 Comments Off on SGI To Paint SAP HANA In-Memory Appliance UltraViolet
Systems maker SGI and application and database software maker SAP are teaming up to create a big, bad system for running SAP's HANA in-memory database. The partnership will, says SGI, increase the opportunity for selling its UV shared memory ...

Facebook Whips Systems Into Shape With Customized Chef

January 13th, 2014 Comments Off on Facebook Whips Systems Into Shape With Customized Chef
Like many modern corporations that exist mainly to supply a service over the Internet, Facebook would like to use open source software wherever practical in its infrastructure and with as little change as possible. But given the immense scale ...

How Ancestry.com Branched Out And Embraced Scale

January 9th, 2014 Comments Off on How Ancestry.com Branched Out And Embraced Scale
Ancestry.com is dedicated to discovering, preserving, and sharing family histories, and it knows all about the issues of scaling up IT operations to match a growing number of users. The company curates a progressively larger and richer set of ...

Corente, Responsys Acquisitions Puff Up Oracle Cloud

January 7th, 2014 (1)
Oracle bought Xsigo Systems back in June 2013 so it could virtualize network links for server clusters and their storage across local area networks, and now it has snapped up Corente to provide virtual links over wide area networks ...

NSA Uses Wastewater To Cool Massive Datacenter

January 7th, 2014 (1)
A massive National Security Agency datacenter under construction at its Fort Meade, Maryland headquarters is going a bit greener than it otherwise would by securing a huge volume of wastewater reclaimed from a nearby sewage treatment plant to cool ...

Intel Maps Out The Year Ahead For Xeon Server Chips

January 7th, 2014 (2)
Intel has a busy couple of months ahead refreshing its Xeon server processors, and companies that are getting ready to launch new software projects this year will be in position to take advantage of better hardware. That may sound ...

Gartner Trims Forecasts, But IT Budget Growth Still Good

January 6th, 2014 Comments Off on Gartner Trims Forecasts, But IT Budget Growth Still Good
The first thing anyone wants to know when the new year kicks off is will this one be better than the last one. You can't know this ahead of time, of course. The only way to be sure is ...

New IBM Xeon Server Designs Leverage Flash

January 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on New IBM Xeon Server Designs Leverage Flash
Big Blue will kick off the new season of server announcements at an event held at the New York Stock Exchange on January 16 and in a webcast that will be hosted by the top executives in its System ...

Seagate Buys Xyratex To Build Out Enterprise Array Business

January 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on Seagate Buys Xyratex To Build Out Enterprise Array Business
Seagate Technology is one of the three suppliers of disk drives in the world alongside Western Digital and Toshiba, and now it is getting into the enterprise disk array business by virtue of its deal to acquire Xyratex. The ...

On-Chip Networking May Survive Calxeda Shutdown

January 2nd, 2014 (3)
Just after EnterpriseTech went on hiatus for the holiday, ARM server chip pioneer Calxeda closed its doors. This was something of a shock to those who have been championing ARM-based processors as an alternative to X86 server chips from ...
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