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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Cisco Targets Hyperscale With Modular UCS Iron

September 4th, 2014 (0)
Five years ago, Cisco Systems got out in front of the pack with converged server and switching and a unified Ethernet fabric for server and storage traffic in its Unified Computing System blade servers. The company eventually added rack ...

Datacenter Revamps Cut Energy Costs At CenturyLink

September 3rd, 2014 (0)
It is probably telling that these days datacenter managers think of the infrastructure under their care more in terms of the juice it burns and not by counting the server, storage, and switch boxes that consume that electricity and ...

How Microsoft Is Using FPGAs To Speed Up Bing Search

September 3rd, 2014 (0)
Microsoft has dug in for a long and perhaps uphill battle with search engine juggernaut Google, which has three times the reach in search. That means Microsoft has to deploy whatever technology it can to make its Bing search ...

Pure Storage, EMC, And IBM Lead The All-Flash Array Pack

September 2nd, 2014 (0)
All-flash storage arrays have come of age, and are increasingly being used to replace all-disk and hybrid flash-disk arrays for the tier one storage that underpins applications and databases in the datacenters of the world. This is what all ...

Univa Grid Engine Does Windows, Linux Containers

September 2nd, 2014 (0)
Grid Engine, the popular workload management tool for distributed computing environments, now does Windows. And it is also doing Linux control groups, or cgroups, containers, a technology that was championed by Google many years back as the basis for ...

GAO Issues Split Decision on DHS Datacenter Contract

August 29th, 2014 (0)
The cutthroat federal IT market virtually assures that every time a government agency awards a contract the losers will file a protest. The tactic has become standard operating procedure as technology companies chase fewer government contracts while shifting their ...

VMware To Complete Storage Virtualization With VVols

August 29th, 2014 (0)
VMware launched its Virtual SAN (VSAN) hyperconverged storage for its vSphere virtualized servers last fall and started shipping it this spring and has seen very good uptake of the technology, with 12,000 beta tests through the spring and more ...

Weak Growth For Servers In Q2, But Still Growth

August 29th, 2014 (0)
The global economy seems to be improving, despite political unrest in various parts of the globe, and the server market managed to get some growth in both revenues and shipments in the second quarter ended in June. Even Europe, ...

Server Makers Jockey For “Haswell” Xeon Pole Position

August 28th, 2014 (1)
With VMware's VMworld extravaganza winding down, the talk will now shift from virtual servers to physical ones. Everyone expects for Intel to launch its next-generation "Haswell" Xeon E5 processors for two-socket servers at Intel Developer Forum, and the fact ...

A Sneak Peek At VMware EVO:RACK Cluster Appliances

August 28th, 2014 (1)
Contrary to some of the rumors going around ahead of the “Project Marvin” EVO cluster appliances launch at VMworld this week, server virtualization juggernaut VMware does not want to be a hardware vendor. It does, however, want all of ...
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