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HP Maintains Server Lead as Sales Growth Slows

HP Maintains Server Lead as Sales Growth Slows

Hyper-scale datacenter deployments along with cloud service provider installations drove global server shipments during the fourth quarter ...

Intel’s Rack-Scale Plan Gaining Traction

Intel’s Rack-Scale Plan Gaining Traction

An Intel Corp. technologist speaking at a recent cloud industry event used the opportunity to mention a ...

More Funding for Hyper-Converged Upstart Pivot3

More Funding for Hyper-Converged Upstart Pivot3

Hyper-converged infrastructure specialist Pivot3 announced a $45 million funding round on Tuesday (Feb. 24). It said proceeds ...

Apache Mesos Emerges as Datacenter OS

Apache Mesos Emerges as Datacenter OS

The rise of Linux container technology as a means of packaging and running web applications is creating ...

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Datacenter

March 3, 2015(0)
Hyper-scale datacenter deployments along with cloud service provider installations drove global server shipments during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a market researcher. Gartner Inc. reported Tuesday (March 3) that fourth quarter server shipments jumped 4.8 percent year-on-year as revenue grew 2.2 percent. For all of last year, Gartner said shipments rose a modest 2.2 percent, with revenue ... Full article
March 2, 2015(0)
An Intel Corp. technologist speaking at a recent cloud industry event used the opportunity to mention a relatively recent approach to designing datacenter hardware: Intel’s rack-scale architecture. The chipmaker is positioning the “disaggregated” approach to datacenter design as a way for enterprises to develop hyper-scale infrastructure. Steve Orrin, Intel Federal’s chief technologist, pitched the company’s rack-scale design as a ...
February 24, 2015(0)
Hyper-converged infrastructure specialist Pivot3 announced a $45 million funding round on Tuesday (Feb. 24). It said proceeds from the equity and bank-funding round will be used to expand its sales and marketing efforts as demand increases for its infrastructure products. “The new funding is aimed at accelerating Pivot3’s growth and extends the company’s technological competitive advantage,” the Austin-based company ...
February 23, 2015(0)
The rise of Linux container technology as a means of packaging and running web applications is creating an opening for open source software needed to distribute and orchestrate app containers across datacenters. Hence, the emerging ecosystem around Apache Mesos is transforming what is now an abstraction layer in the cloud stack into what proponents call a “datacenter operating system.” ...
February 13, 2015(0)
The steady transition of digital businesses to the cloud is driving robust growth in the U.S. datacenter market, with Dallas and the Northern Virginia areas leading the way in 2014 as each market attracted nearly 40 megawatts of new datacenter leases. In a market survey released this week by the commercial real estate broker Cushman & Wakefield, the Dallas ...
February 2, 2015(0)
As the federal bureaucracy stumbles toward datacenter modernization primarily via consolidation and a shift to the cloud, more than two-thirds of U.S. IT operators said in a survey they are most concerned about securing their cloud infrastructure. Moreover, the study underwritten by vendor Palo Alto Networks found that nearly half of respondents consider data security to be their biggest ...
January 28, 2015(0)
As recent outages at Verizon Cloud and Facebook illustrate, datacenter operators can catch plenty of flack when their infrastructure goes off-line—for a few hours or a weekend. A cottage industry actually tracks outages and ranks cloud service providers. Hence, a lot of thought is being given to better ways of monitoring datacenter operations to avoid outages and improve availability. ...
January 23, 2015(0)
Overall datacenter infrastructure growth has slowed over the last several years as a result of datacenter consolidation, global economic weakness and IT equipment improvements. Among those upgrades is a projected shift in IT spending to emerging hyperscale datacenters, market watchers say. One of the few bright spots in the market for datacenter infrastructure is IT racks and enclosures that ...
January 20, 2015(0)
A new datacenter planned for the Washington, DC, suburbs is drawing the ire of local residents, largely because of the amount of electricity it would draw from proposed high-voltage power lines. Residents of Prince William County, Va., turned out in droves at a recent public hearing to protest the construction of high-voltage transmission lines needed to deliver electricity to ...
January 16, 2015(0)
Intel said its datacenter business expanded during 2014 as the chip giant topped analysts’ earnings and revenue forecasts. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel’s annual revenues grew 6 percent during 2014 to a record total of $55.9 billion. Net profits for the year totaled $11.7 billion, the company reported January 15. Intel’s Data Center Group revenue grew at a ...
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