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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Facebook Tech Director Reveals Open Networking Plan

October 4th, 2013 (1)
Facebook is a classic example of an exponentially growing business with extreme scale IT needs that cannot do things in the data center the way traditional large enterprises do. It would go broke if it did. Or more precisely, ...

Verizon Takes On AWS With Homegrown Cloud Code

October 3rd, 2013 (1)
Here is something you don't see every day: A public cloud operator that starts from scratch and creates its own hypervisor and controller rather than using off-the-shelf software. Amazon Web Services did it back in 2006, and now Verizon ...

Hadoop Speed Up From Lustre Will Attract Enterprises

October 2nd, 2013 (2)
Intel wants Hadoop analytics and the Lustre high-performance file system to work well together for enterprises. The idea is to ease the integration woes of customers who run both simulations and analytics on the same data, such as those ...

US Government Says Microsoft Cloud Passes Security Muster

October 2nd, 2013 (2)
Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud has just got the seal of approval from the CIOs of the major agencies of the US government. Under the Obama Administration, the US government has been keen on pushing applications off its systems and ...

Cisco Aims Low Latency Switches at the Enterprise Masses

October 1st, 2013 Comments Off on Cisco Aims Low Latency Switches at the Enterprise Masses
One of the missions here at EnterpriseTech is watching high-performance technologies trickle down from on high and get adopted by large enterprises. This week, Cisco Systems is taking some low-latency switches that were initially aimed at high frequency trading ...

SGI Snaps Up FileTek For Active Archiving Smarts

October 1st, 2013 (1)
SGI has a long history in dealing with large data sets, and it is one of the major players in active archiving with its venerable Data Migration Facility (DMF) software. And now it has acquired the assets and key ...

Big Blue Wants Your Big Linux Apps On Power

October 1st, 2013 (1)
Hot on the heels of its $1 billion investment to foster the porting of applications, modern systems software, and development tools to Linux running on its Power processors, IBM is getting ready to make a big change in the ...

Rackspace Is Open for Enterprise Business On Its Cloud

September 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Rackspace Is Open for Enterprise Business On Its Cloud
For all the talk about how clouds are going to take over the world, large enterprises have been typically conservative, waiting for the hype to die down. It has, and now big companies are making the call to Rackspace ...

Brocade Dials Bandwidth Up With Latest Ethernet Switches

September 30th, 2013 Comments Off on Brocade Dials Bandwidth Up With Latest Ethernet Switches
With 10 Gb/sec Ethernet finally taking off in the data center, large enterprises now need more bandwidth on uplinks coming off their top-of-rack switches and into the core switches that constitute the network backbone. To tackle this, Brocade Communications ...

Calxeda Gearing Up To Push ARM Server Clusters To The Extreme

September 30th, 2013 (2)
It is important for a startup to not do too many things at once – to develop a roadmap aimed at an emerging market, and to stick to it. This is precisely what Calxeda, one of the early makers of ARM ...
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