October 14, 2013 11:49 AM
To address the lack of performance comparisons between IaaS cloud providers and their services, I created my own benchmarking project. Here's how I'm testing instance types across major IaaS providers such as AWS.
September 25, 2013 01:25 PM
Did the iOS 7 update crash your network? Instead of whining about it, use it as a call to action.
September 10, 2013 11:37 AM
Western Digital's $685 million acquisition of PCIe flash specialist Virident lets it compete with flash giants such as Intel/Micron and Samsung. But where was Seagate in all this?
August 30, 2013 12:31 PM
VMworld panel exposes a rift between innovative startups focused on cloud, mobile and social technologies and old IT that clings to its data centers and self-managed applications.
August 23, 2013 11:01 AM
Expect 31 flavors of "software-defined" at VMworld as VMware updates its SDDC vision and promotes software abstractions and tools at every layer of the data center.
August 15, 2013 05:20 PM
A recent survey shows that efficiency is no longer a major priority for data center operators. Meanwhile, public cloud and DCIM software are on the rise.
August 02, 2013 05:16 PM
Taking a software and data-driven approach can help reduce costs and maintain availability as IT becomes more complex. Here's a look at Sanbolic, one of the companies in this emerging area.
July 24, 2013 10:45 AM
Intel released details for Atom SoCs designed to penetrate all areas of data center infrastructure, from micro servers to storage systems and network devices.
July 08, 2013 01:47 PM
Most SSL traffic doesn't use PFS, opening it up to possible decryption, according to Internet security firm.
June 24, 2013 03:02 PM
Western Digital announced that its HGST subsidiary will acquire solid state disk manufacturer sTec for $340 million. It's a clear signal the SSD market is ready to consolidate.
June 20, 2013 12:47 PM
Startup Cumulus Networks launches a Linux-based network operating system designed for low-cost hardware that puts programmability first.
June 17, 2013 03:53 PM
Not only does CEO Meg Whitman seem to have a solid strategy, but there's plenty of evidence it's starting to work. Maybe it's time for skeptics like me to admit we're wrong.
June 12, 2013 01:33 PM
Symantec-commissioned report shows that organizations aren't rushing to migrate to the latest Windows Server update.
June 06, 2013 01:58 PM
Dell's VRTX converged infrastructure uses PCIe switch slots instead of a conventional blade chassis with mezzanine cards to give customers more flexibility and choice.
June 06, 2013 12:38 PM
Big Switch is stepping away from the OpenDaylight project, which is building an open-source controller. As it departs, the company says the market clamors for white-box SDN switches. Is that right?
May 28, 2013 02:34 PM
Sears hopes to fill its empty stores with servers. Will the troubled retailer forge a new path for companies with unused space?
May 24, 2013 03:23 PM
The National Security Agency, which is building a massive information-gathering data center in Utah, was caught by surprise on a tax bill that might have added millions to its costs.
May 14, 2013 02:54 PM
Google shared details on its production use of OpenFlow in its SDN network at this spring's Open Networking Summit.
May 06, 2013 02:01 PM
EMC's ViPR, a new software-defined storage platform, is a big bet on virtualized storage services. ViPR borrows from the SDN playbook with a controller and APIs.
April 30, 2013 11:32 AM
QLogic's FabricCache, a Fibre Channel HBA that combines flash memory and caching, may be the easiest way to accelerate write-intensive applications.
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