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March 26, 2012 09:00 AMServer manufacturers have been quick to roll out new models designed to run on Intel’s new Xeon E5 family of processors, a.k.a. Romley, which touts an 80% performance improvement over earlier Xeon versions. As surely as the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, a boost in server performance is going to demand a bigger network pipeline. Networking vendors and other industry experts think the introduction of Romley is going to be a significant catalyst for adoption of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity to replace 1 GbE switches running in networks today.
March 07, 2012 09:00 AMServer revenue figures from both IDC and Gartner for the fourth quarter and for calendar year 2011 indicate a continuing decline in the sales in the RISC/Itanium Unix segment, as well as continuing challenges in that market segment as compared with commodity servers using processors from Intel. However, though there is thought to be increasing interest in servers based on the ARM processor, that is not what is driving the loss in market share in the RISC segment, according to an analyst who follows that market segment.
February 14, 2012 09:00 AMHP’s next generation of ProLiant servers will be more self-sufficient and automated in a way so as to reduce up to 50% of manual operations. The company unveiled ProLiant Generation 8 in Las Vegas as part of its Project Voyager initiative.
February 09, 2012 01:00 PMWholesaler Distribution Management is using F5's new VDI support to take advantage of growing mobility and virtualization opportunities while addressing many of the accompanying challenges, including increased infrastructure costs and performance issues.
February 06, 2012 09:00 AMOriginally unveiled last May and scheduled to ship in 2011, EMC's PCIe/flash-based server cache technology, code-named Project Lightning, is now available under the name of VFCache. The enterprise storage giant has been the leader in enterprise flash drive capacity since entering this market in 2008, shipping more than 24 petabytes in 2011, an eight times increase in customer shipments since 2009, says Mark Sorenson, senior VP and general manager of EMC's Flash Business Unit.
January 27, 2012 12:07 PMSales of 10-Gbit per second (Gbps) Ethernet switches are expected to reach $13 billion by 2016 and will constitute nearly half of a total $28 billion Ethernet switch market by then, a forecast from the research firm Dell'Oro Group states. And even as data center operators upgrade from 1-Gbit Ethernet switches to 10-Gbit Ethernet to handle exponentially larger volumes of network data traffic, sales of even faster 40-Gbit Ethernet and 100-Gbit Ethernet switches will also be picking up.
January 23, 2012 09:50 AMBoys and girls, today's homework assignment is a thought experiment. I want you all to put yourselves in the shoes of the CXO team making a decision to move to private cloud. There is, of course, one catch: You may not factor in ROI. We're dropping ROI because it clouds the subject (bad pun intended.) Let's skip the why-should-I-do-this-experiment; I'd of course default to,"Because I told you so."
January 20, 2012 12:00 PMFaced with rapid growth and increases in the amount and complexity of data and its IT operations, RJ Lee Group went looking for a way to simplify its computing infrastructure. The company selected Spiceworks as an alternative to adding staff or spending a lot of money on network and system management software.
January 15, 2010 01:00 PMSifting the server tea leaves for the new year, one sees clear signs of both the market doldrums lifting and of renewed vigor on the architectural front. The upshot is that 2010 will be an exciting year. Spurred by processor innovations from Intel and AMD, we'll see a pitched battle for market leadership among IBM, HP and Dell. So-called niche players could also have an impact. I'm thinking in particular of Sun, which will reposition itself by refocusing on its high-end offerings, after it has been absorbed into Oracle.
November 16, 2009 08:28 AMIt's all about defining and adhering to change management.Utility computing is useful and cool, but before committing to a system, I'd have a real heart to heart with the software vendor about potential failures and recovery steps, and I'd want demos of both.
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