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 […]