02 Apr The Curious Case Of Carbonite And The Democratization Of Disaster Recovery

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Every time I hear the name Carbonite, I flash back to the days of listening to sports radio on my daily commute and hearing the commercials promoting the protection of your personal data. It seemed like every five minutes there was another once-hopeless person who was saved by the magic of Carbonite’s data protection and […]

06 Mar Packet Deploys EPYC-Based Dell EMC Servers: Here’s Why You Should Care

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Bare metal cloud provider Packet is expanding its cloud offerings with the launch of a new, single processor/single socket offering based on Dell  EMC ’s R6415 rack server. This server is designed around the AMD EPYC SoC, a processor designed for scale out implementations and positioned for cloud. Packet’s offering features plenty of compute resources: […]

27 Feb How Does HyperFlex 3.0 Impact Cisco’s Position In The HCI Space?

Cisco Systems recently released HyperFlex 3.0 to the market, strengthening its hyperconverged offering considerably. This release sports a number of new features that deliver on Cisco’s vision of any app on any cloud at any time, with a strong focus on simplicity.  The real question is, how does Cisco compare against Nutanix and Dell EMC […]

22 Feb Can Stratus Make It On The Industrial Edge?

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Stratus launched its new ztC Edge system last week, as part of the company’s push into the industrial edge computing market. This is a move that makes sense, but it’s also a move that will put Stratus in competition with some very well-established edge players. It will additionally put Stratus in competition with Operation Technology […]

21 Feb Hewlett Packard Enterprise Releases iLO Amplifier Pack With Server System Restore

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HPE iLO Hewlett Packard Enterprise has released an update to its iLO Amplifier Pack, making Server System Restore available to customers who have already purchased or downloaded the iLO Amplifier Pack. Server System Restore is a feature that enables the automatic restoration of server operating environments, through the iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition license, following […]

06 Feb Dell EMC Expands The PowerEdge Portfolio With AMD EPYC Offerings

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Dell EMC, AMD   Dell EMC launched its Advanced Micro Deviceslineup in China today, a few months after announcing its reengagement with AMD . This is an important milestone for both Dell EMC and Advanced Micro Devices. For Dell EMC, it is a furthering of the company’s strategy of delivering choice in the marketplace. For […]

14 Dec AMD Wins Another Cloud Provider With Baidu ABC Services

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AMD & Baidu Advanced Micro Devices celebrated another victory in the cloud market yesterday. Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) and search giant Baidu announced the immediate availability of AI, big data and cloud computing (ABC) services based on single-socket servers powered by EPYC. This announcement follows Microsoft ’s announcement last week that its new L-Series storage-optimized […]

08 Dec Ubergate Post Mortem: Will We Ever Learn?

“It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up,” is a phrase that was popularized during the Watergate scandal in the 70s. At the time, it was in reference to President Nixon lying to the American public about his knowledge of the wrongdoing—and as we all know, the coverup led to his eventual resignation of the […]

27 Nov Has The Server Been Commoditized?

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    White box The Open Compute Project (OCP) was founded in 2011 with the goal of commoditizing servers. Nowhere in the OCP charter will you find the word “commoditize,” but the intent is obvious. A Facebook brainchild, OCP’s purpose was to lower the cost of server infrastructure while removing any of the proprietary technology […]

10 Nov Qualcomm Chasing Clouds With The Launch Of Centriq 2400

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Centriq Launch Poster This week, Qualcomm officially jumped into the server chip market with the launch of its Centriq 2400 SoC (System on a Chip) in a server market that has seen a steady stream of product launches from Advanced Micro Devices  and Intel .  Though Qualcomm announced Centriq some time ago, this launch represents […]

27 Sep Cisco Cloudifies Datacenter Management With Intersight

Anybody who followed Cisco Live probably heard CEO Chuck Robbins deliver Cisco Systems ’ vision of the cloud datacenter. Robbins focused on enabling intent-based networking, a concept that allows network managers to translate business requirements into networking requirements through automated policies. The need for intuitive and contextual networking is driven in part by the proliferation […]

25 Sep Your Datacenter Is Not Safe

If you talk to most IT professionals about security, a common response is, “We are all set.” Press a little harder, and you’ll find their confidence is rooted in a secure perimeter coupled with identity management and access control, and host and network intrusion solutions. If an organization is a little more progressive, it may […]

28 Jul Lenovo Launches A New Server Lineup…And A New Lenovo

On the heels of Intel ’s Purley launch, the OEM community quickly announced the availability of their respective product portfolios. For the most part, these announcements were about what one would expect with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) focusing on its engineering prowess, Dell  EMC  promoting the strength of the merged company and products, and Cisco […]

30 Jun Has AMD Secured A Spot In The Datacenter?

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When AMD exited the server market back in 2012, it held 10% market share. While not a large chunk of the market, the legacy of Opteron and relationships with OEMs and big datacenter customers translated into market significance. This was important, as this market significance assured broad software ecosystem support when AMD released a new […]