Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Friday, October 31, 2014
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Benefit From Microsoft’s Open Compute Hyperscale Designs

Benefit From Microsoft’s Open Compute Hyperscale Designs

All large companies, whether they are hyperscale datacenter operators or cloud providers or they are enterprises supporting ...

Inside IBM’s “Hollow Core”

Inside IBM’s “Hollow Core”

Like any other seller of processors and systems in the datacenter, IBM is in an uphill battle ...

ARM Servers To Get Muscle From Microsoft?

ARM Servers To Get Muscle From Microsoft?

Microsoft is reportedly – and not unexpectedly – developing a variant of the Windows Server operating system ...

Moonshot Scale Leveraged For Transcoding, Web Infrastructure

Moonshot Scale Leveraged For Transcoding, Web Infrastructure

Hewlett-Packard is ramping up its Moonshot hyperscale systems with a set of new server nodes and specific ...

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October 30, 2014(0)
All large companies, whether they are hyperscale datacenter operators or cloud providers or they are enterprises supporting a diverse mix of workloads, wrestle with the polar opposites of creating unique systems to run particular applications and offering standard systems that can run most applications well enough. Standardization makes purchasing and support easier, while buying a specifically configured machine can ... Full article
October 28, 2014(2)
Like any other seller of processors and systems in the datacenter, IBM is in an uphill battle with Intel, whose Xeon processors have become the de facto standard in the glass house for everything except legacy workloads that are too costly and difficult to move. By selling off its System x server business to Intel, Big Blue has put ...
October 27, 2014(0)
Microsoft is reportedly – and not unexpectedly – developing a variant of the Windows Server operating system that runs on ARM server processors. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft has a test version of the Windows Server operating system running on machines based on ARM chips, but does not specify which chips had been tested or what variant of Windows Server ...
October 23, 2014(0)
Hewlett-Packard is ramping up its Moonshot hyperscale systems with a set of new server nodes and specific workloads in the enterprise that it has tuned up for the hardware. Significantly, HP is shipping its first Xeon-based server cartridge for the Moonshot machines, marking the first time a relatively brawny system is available for heavier workloads. Last month, HP launched ...
October 22, 2014(2)
Back in May, ARM Holdings, the chip design and licensing company behind the ARM processor collective that underpins smartphones, tablets, and other consumer devices, and that is assaulting the hegemony of the X86 processor in the datacenter, hinted that it would be coming out with a more scalable on-chip interconnect that would boost the processing capacity of devices based ...
October 22, 2014(0)
EMC and Cisco Systems have decided that their VCE joint venture for converged infrastructure would become a business unit of the storage company by the end of the year. The partners said the EMC’s “controlling interest” in VCE is expected to be completed by the end if this quarter. Cisco and EMC subsidiary VMware, the other VCE founder, will ...
October 21, 2014(0)
Signaling its shift to a “converged infrastructure” model, Microsoft announced a series of moves this week designed to flesh out its Azure cloud offering, including a preconfigured cloud appliance that combines Windows Server and other Microsoft software with storage and networking hardware provided by partner Dell. Along with general availability of Microsoft Cloud Platform System “powered by Dell,” Microsoft ...
October 20, 2014(0)
IBM has made no secret that it wants to shed unprofitable hardware units, and it no doubt wishes it had been able to do some divesting ahead of its third quarter this year. IBM hit some unexpected turbulence in September and the company’s business stalled, coincidentally right when the company was selling off its System x server division and, ...
October 20, 2014(0)
The much-rumored sale of IBM’s chip manufacturing business has come to pass with Big Blue forging an agreement with Globalfoundries, the former fab business of AMD and a long-time co-development partner for basic chip manufacturing research. The move gives IBM a ten-year roadmap for its Power and System z processors, the former being used in high-end systems and storage, ...
October 15, 2014(0)
In a way, Hewlett-Packard, through its LeftHand Networks storage acquisition, was one of the pioneers of the hyperconverged systems market, although it didn’t talk about it at the time that way. And the company is now going to mainstream the idea in a big way, using its own virtual SAN software as well as that from VMware, along with ...
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