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26 Mar A Tale of Two Conferences: OCP US Summit and OpenPOWER Summit

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March is a busy month for conferences. Gina, Dan, and I had the chance to attend the Open Compute Project (OCP) US Summit the second week of March. Gina, Mike, and I then moderated three separate panels at SXSW Interactive. Anshel and I enjoyed NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC). And then I ended up at [...]

16 Mar OCP Summit: Canonical Enables Interoperability for OpenStack Clouds


I spent the first part of this week at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara where industry leaders came together to collaborate and innovate on next generation scale-out datacenter architectures. There was much discussion at the Summit about what it means to truly be “open” and many provided proof points and demonstrations of initiatives [...]

10 Mar OCP Summit: HP And Foxconn Blur Server Industry Lines With Cloudline


Hewlett-Packard and Foxconn are promising to blur the lines in the server industry between the traditional global OEMs (i.e. Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM) and the ODMs (i.e. Foxconn, Quanta, Wistron etc.) with the announcement of their joint venture agreement to bring a new line of servers to the market. After a number of months of market anticipation, Hewlett-Packard and Foxconn have launched the Hewlett-Packard Cloudline product [...]

10 Mar RESEARCH PAPER: Multivendor Datacenter Supply Chain Suits Multivendor Clouds

HP Foxconn

Large service providers like Facebook and Amazon are undergoing rapid growth due to consumer adoption of mobile computing and emerging Internet of Things (IoT) devices and infrastructure. IT is at the heart of their business, and the datacenter is their factory. They are increasingly focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) which includes both the acquisition [...]

09 Mar Apple Watch Closer To Becoming A Winner


I attended Apple’s announcement today in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where they rolled out more detailed information about Apple Watch, among other things. Wearables haven’t had any degree of mass adoption so far yet they are packed onto store shelves and were one of the buzz factors at last week’s MWC. Only [...]

09 Mar Apple Announces Futuristic New MacBook


(Photo credit AP) I attended Apple’s announcement today in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple announced a new, grounds-up, MacBook line of notebooks, representing where Apple is driving the future of notebooks.  Branded simply “MacBook”, the future is 24% thinner, 16% lighter, fanless, with Retina Display and with a [...]

08 Mar Samsung Galaxy S6: Questions That Need Answers Before Considering


I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market share to the Apple iPhone and want to [...]

07 Mar MWC: Stop The Eight Core Mobile Chip Marketing Madness


I spent this week in Barcelona attending Mobile World Congress. Vendors from across the globe came to MWC to market their mobile ideas, opinions, hardware, software and services. I paid particular attention to handset makers and mobile SoC developers. I saw some very positive things from both these groups, but I saw one very disappointing thing that [...]

03 Mar MWC: Intel Helping Service Providers To Optimize End-To-End IoT Value Chains


IT is in the crosshairs of a major data center architecture transition driven by a phenomenal rise in factors including Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and real-time analytics, finding a deeper relevance in the current business landscape. Over the last year, Intel developed the concept of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) as the next step in datacenter transformation. One of [...]

03 Mar RESEARCH PAPER: Intel SDI Enables Internet of Things (IoT) Intelligence


Intel’s concept of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) extends the definition of the software-defined datacenter (SDDC). SDI is a re-evaluation of system architecture driven by the requirements of business flow, workloads, and specific applications—not by a menu of hardware available to purchase at the moment. SDI could transform mainstream datacenters and has the potential to displace current datacenter [...]