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Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM Systems Get Breathing Room With Globalfoundries Chip Deal

October 20th, 2014 (0)
The much-rumored sale of IBM's chip manufacturing business has come to pass with Big Blue forging an agreement with Globalfoundries, the former fab business of AMD and a long-time co-development partner for basic chip manufacturing research. The move gives ...

Why Hadoop Is The New Backbone Of American Express

October 17th, 2014 (1)
American Express has to do a lot more than just offer credit cards and a network so merchants can accept them for payment for goods and services. While several decades ago the credit card usurped traveler's checks and other ...

Hyperconverged Systems Go Mainstream

October 15th, 2014 (0)
In a way, Hewlett-Packard, through its LeftHand Networks storage acquisition, was one of the pioneers of the hyperconverged systems market, although it didn't talk about it at the time that way. And the company is now going to mainstream ...

Intel Datacenter Biz Profits From Hyperscale, HPC Build Outs

October 14th, 2014 (0)
In most cases, saying the datacenter is hot is a bad thing, but not so when talking about the financial results of chip maker Intel. The company just reported its financial results for the third quarter, kicking off the ...

VMware Pushes Cloud Scale Up To 100K VMs With vRealize

October 14th, 2014 (0)
As part of a rebranding campaign that started back at VMworld a month and a half ago, server virtualization juggernaut VMware changed the brands on its various cloud management tools, a mix and match of software it had created ...

Pica8 Ports Network OS To Bare Metal Broadcom Trident II Switches

October 13th, 2014 (3)
Servers based on X86 processors have Windows, Linux, and other options as operating systems, and an increasing number of switch buyers want to be able to deploy the network operating system of their choice on their switches, much as ...

Calls For EMC-VMware Breakup Get Louder

October 9th, 2014 (0)
IBM has sold off its System x division to Lenovo, eBay is spinning off PayPal, and Hewlett-Packard is breaking itself into two. Suddenly the idea of conglomerates that have many and often competing businesses is going out of fashion. ...

Nutanix Goes All-Flash For Server-Storage Hybrids

October 9th, 2014 (0)
The competition in the hyperconverged system market is heating up, and companies that once worried about taking on incumbent server and storage makers with their server-storage hybrids now have to worry about – and counter the attacks of – ...

Tyan Ships First Non-IBM Power8 Server

October 8th, 2014 (6)
The opening up of the Power chip architecture by IBM through the OpenPower Foundation has produced its first tangible, practical result, with Taiwanese motherboard and system maker Tyan getting its first system based on the Power8 processor into the ...

VCE Forges First All-Flash Vblock Stack

October 8th, 2014 (0)
It is the fall and we are in the wake of the latest Xeon processor announcements from Intel, and that means it is time for system makers to hit the refresh button. The VCE partnership between Cisco Systems, EMC, ...
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