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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Mellanox Weaves Tightly Into OpenStack, Adds Long Haul Switches

October 31st, 2013 Comments Off on Mellanox Weaves Tightly Into OpenStack, Adds Long Haul Switches
Mellanox is making headway selling its networking hardware and software in both public and private clouds, as EnterpriseTech has previously reported. But the company has to make it easier to use its InfiniBand and Ethernet products with popular cloud ...

Juniper Wraps Smarter Fabrics Around Faster Switches

October 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Juniper Wraps Smarter Fabrics Around Faster Switches
If you have a need for networking speed, Juniper Networks is rolling out a new line of Ethernet switches in its QFX line that offer more bandwidth, more ports, and lower latencies than existing models and that go up ...

IBM Says Uncle to AWS on $600 Million CIA Cloud

October 30th, 2013 Comments Off on IBM Says Uncle to AWS on $600 Million CIA Cloud
After nine months of disputing that Amazon Web Services should not have been awarded a massive contract to build a private cloud for the US government's Central Intelligence Agency, IBM has withdrawn its protest seeking an injunction to prevent ...

Big Hadoop Shops Are on a Hockey Stick Growth Curve

October 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Big Hadoop Shops Are on a Hockey Stick Growth Curve
As the dominant supplier of commercially supported Hadoop software, Cloudera has perhaps the best view of what is going on among large enterprises as they use the platform. To take the pulse of Cloudera's largest customers, EnterpriseTech sat down ...

Are Google’s Next Datacenters Bound for the High Seas?

October 28th, 2013 Comments Off on Are Google’s Next Datacenters Bound for the High Seas?
The next time you hear someone say that Google is managing a fleet of servers, it might be literal as well as figurative. The folks at the Googleplex headquarters in Mountain View, California appear to be testing out floating ...

Calxeda Launches Midway ARM Server Chips, Extends Roadmap

October 28th, 2013 Comments Off on Calxeda Launches Midway ARM Server Chips, Extends Roadmap
ARM server chip supplier Calxeda is just about to ship its second generation of EnergyCore processors for hyperscale systems and most of its competitors are still working on their first products. Calxeda is also tweaking its roadmap to add ...

Facebook Loads Up Innovative Cold Storage Datacenter

October 25th, 2013 Comments Off on Facebook Loads Up Innovative Cold Storage Datacenter
The next time you load an old photo from your Facebook archive, the odds are increasingly likely that it won't be coming out of one of the social network's three data centers, but a new cold storage facility that ...

Pitting Bare Metal Against Amazon, Rackspace Clouds

October 25th, 2013 Comments Off on Pitting Bare Metal Against Amazon, Rackspace Clouds
Cloud Spectator, which offers cloud performance monitoring services, has put together some interesting benchmark tests that pit bare metal cloud capacity from Internap against virtual machine slices from Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Hosting. Cloud computing implies server virtualization, ...

Quanta QCT Peddling Open Compute Servers in North America

October 24th, 2013 Comments Off on Quanta QCT Peddling Open Compute Servers in North America
Enterprises that are looking to deploy servers and racks based on the Open Compute Project's designs have a new option now that Quanta QCT is ready to sell iron in North America. Quanta Computer is one of the largest manufacturers ...

VMware Defies Competitive Pressures in the Datacenter

October 24th, 2013 Comments Off on VMware Defies Competitive Pressures in the Datacenter
The server virtualization gravy train just keeps rolling for VMware. Despite ongoing and large investments in research and development, the company has been able to grow its net income considerably faster than it is growing revenues. This is a ...
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