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Converged IT Market To Benefit from ‘Refresh’ Projects

Converged IT Market To Benefit from ‘Refresh’ Projects

As datacenter managers seek to harmonize computing, storage and networking infrastructure, a market watcher forecasts that enterprise ...

Data Center Industry Seeing New Entrants, New Technology Designed to Save Energy Costs, Speed Provisioning

Data Center Industry Seeing New Entrants, New Technology Designed to Save E...

Data center outsourcing means forecasting power requirements for the duration of a contract, which typically lasts five ...

How NoSQL Maximizes Hardware and Enables Scale Like We’ve Never Seen

How NoSQL Maximizes Hardware and Enables Scale Like We’ve Never Seen

We live in a time when a developer can build an app in six hours, release it ...

Beware of Bias in Big Data, Feds Warn

Beware of Bias in Big Data, Feds Warn

A new report issued this week by the Federal Trade Commission applauds big data practitioners for helping ...

Datacenter

February 8, 2016(0)
As datacenter managers seek to harmonize computing, storage and networking infrastructure, a market watcher forecasts that enterprise investments in this converged infrastructure along with servers will jump during the coming year. Nearly 80 percent of enterprises surveyed by 451 Research said they expect to increase spending on converged infrastructure in 2016. The market researcher also found that 60 percent ... Full article
January 15, 2016(0)
Data center outsourcing means forecasting power requirements for the duration of a contract, which typically lasts five to 10 years. With the pace of change in IT, changing business conditions for individual companies and the overall economy, the volatility of energy prices, and the fact that power comprises the majority of data center fees, this is like playing poker ... Full article
January 14, 2016(1)
We live in a time when a developer can build an app in six hours, release it to the world, do little to no marketing and still get 2.3 million downloads. We also live in a world where a network-centric app like Slack can go from zero to over 1.1 million daily users and $300 million in revenue in ... Full article
December 4, 2015(0)
A new flavor of DevOps is emerging around the concept of intelligent operations as a way to troubleshoot infrastructure issues arising in web-scale application operations. OpsClarity, Sunnyvale, Calif., said this week its "intelligent operations platform" applies analytics to digest operational data in real time. DevOps teams could then used the resulting insights to monitor and fine-tune web-scale operations. The ... Full article
December 3, 2015(0)
Investment banker Goldman Sachs has been spreading the cash around lately through a series of investments in enterprise technologies ranging from big data to application infrastructure. It's latest foray combines a new datacenter approach with an operational analytics twist. Startup Vapor IO, Austin, Texas, which emerged from stealth mode in March, said Thursday (Dec. 3) that Goldman Sachs (NYSE: ... Full article
November 25, 2015(0)
The growing shift toward cloud-native technologies and applications running in "hybrid datacenters" continues with Microsoft's release of more technical details for Windows Server 2016. As EnterpriseTech reported in August, Microsoft is emphasizing support for application containers, particularly Docker containers. The company released its first preview of its Hyper-V containers last week, which is touted as "new deployment option ... Full article
November 24, 2015(0)
Composable infrastructure is all about making IT truly programmable in order to get the infrastructure that is needed through a single line of code, the author argues. Full article
November 13, 2015(0)
Datacenter operators have adopted a range of novel approaches to reducing energy consumption while boosting a key industry metric: power usage effectiveness, or PUE. These approaches range from building datacenters above the Arctic Circle to eliminating the need for cooling through the use of water misters for evaporative cooling. As datacenter PUE ratings hit a wall, more radical designs ... Full article
November 6, 2015(0)
As they seek to develop and implement big data strategies, companies are increasingly nervous about the inability of their existing IT infrastructure to handle huge increases in data from emerging sources like the Internet of Things and sensor data. A vendor-sponsored study of U.K. and U.S. business executives by Researchscape International found that 43 percent of respondents said their ... Full article
October 28, 2015(1)
Whether they're looking to better serve multi-national conglomerates or reach new customers abroad, makers of advanced scale systems are expanding their efforts to reach customers across the world. Recognizing the importance of these technologies, local governments and regional partnerships are investing heavily in high performance computing – a move that experts see trickling down to area enterprises anxious to mimic ... Full article
October 26, 2015(0)
At Oracle PartnerNetwork, SGI this morning revealed the SGI UVTM 300RL, a high performance SGI UV server line for Oracle Linux, designed to allow enterprises using Intel-based servers to operate Oracle Database in-memory on one system, using up to 32 sockets and 24 terabytes of shared memory. The server uses a scale-up, single system design and ultra-low latency to ... Full article
October 22, 2015(0)
Since being announced in August, the line of business is growing at 800 percent and just announced new products to serve the expanding number of enterprises seeking advanced scale solutions for big data, cloud, and their transformation to the digital age. Full article
October 21, 2015(0)
A week after Dell acquired EMC, the Texas company's premier client event resonated with its emphasis on end-to-end devices, customer-centric solutions, and building for the future. "Dell is set to become an enterprise solutions powerhouse," said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer at Dell told CIOs and business executives in a keynote today. "We are set to build ... Full article
October 12, 2015(0)
The "hyper-convergence" of computing and storage accelerated with confirmation that Dell Inc. and technology investor Silver Lake Partners will acquire storage leader EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) for an estimated $67 billion. Under terms of the deal announced on Monday (Oct. 12), EMC subsidiary VMware (NYSE: VMW) would remain an independent, publicly traded company. Additionally, EMC shareholders would receive about ... Full article
October 12, 2015(0)
Dell will buy the storage provider EMC (NYSE: EMC) in a deal worth about $67 billion, reports The New York Times today (Dell Announces Purchase of EMC for $67 Billion). Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake, its financial backer, are betting that a huge acquisition will help one of the best-known names in the industry keep up with ... Full article
October 9, 2015(0)
Acquisitions could boost mobile chip maker's success in winnowing away some of Intel's 95 percent server marketshare, analysts say. Full article
October 9, 2015(0)
If he wasn't busy before, Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager, Servers, at Dell, no doubt is even busier today, now rumors of a merger between Dell and EMC swirl among tech pundits and financial whizzes. A few weeks before these discussions hit the headlines, Gorakhpurwalla sat down with EnterpriseTech's managing editor Alison Diana to discuss the company's ... Full article
October 8, 2015(0)
With today's release of three Linux-based, open architecture Power processor servers, IBM hopes to take away market share from the x86 servers many enterprises currently use for high performance computing, big data, and cloud. Enterprises are willing to switch processor allegiance if the results pay off, wrote the Linley Group in a June 2015 report, "A Guide to Server Processors." ... Full article
October 2, 2015(0)
An application orchestration tool from IT automation specialist Puppet Labs aims to improve the deployment and management of IT infrastructure and distributed applications. Puppet Labs, Portland, Ore., said Thursday (Oct. 1) its streamlined orchestration process enables the modeling of distributed applications and application stacks as Puppet code as a way to speed deployment of infrastructure and applications. The orchestration ... Full article
October 1, 2015(0)
Today, corporations have the technical flexibility to customize the datacenter to better fit their long- and short-term business goals. They are no longer locked into legacy infrastructure upgrades as the singular or even the primary source of technical improvements. Adopting new technologies and new movements in computing styles are less likely to involve long waits for vendor advances in ... Full article

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