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Turnaround Complete, HPE’s Whitman Departs

Having turned around the aircraft carrier the Silicon Valley icon had become, Meg Whitman is leaving the helm of a restructured Hewlett Packard. Her successor, technologist Antonio Neri will ...Full Article

Pivot3 Expands Security, Virtualization Partnerships

Pivot3, the hyper-converged infrastructure specialist, and a trio of partners are joining forces to add workload encryption and other capabilities to its software-defined platform for datacenters. The startup based ...Full Article

Flash Storage Thrives as Server Sales Slump

New data points emerged this week indicating that all-flash storage arrays are beginning to make headway in datacenters as server sales continue to decline. Market researcher Dell'Oro Group reported ...Full Article

LinkedIn Spearheads Common Server Effort

A standards effort driven by LinkedIn that seeks to "redefine" future datacenter infrastructure will initially focus on a common form factor for servers, according to the founding members. Along ...Full Article

IBM-Nutanix Deal Moves Power Servers to Datacenters

Targeting AI, machine learning and other big data workloads, IBM and Nutanix will join forces to deliver the enterprise cloud vendor's software via Power servers. The deal is Nutanix's ...Full Article

Hyperscalers Emerging From ‘Hype Phase’

The number of companies fitting the description of "hyperscale" now accounts for 68 percent of the cloud infrastructure services market, a researcher found. Synergy Research Group said this week ...Full Article

Datacenter Giant Acquires VMware vCloud

VMware is selling its cloud operations to a European cloud-hosting provider that is aggressively expanding its U.S. operations. French cloud provider OVH will acquire VMware's vCloud Air business in ...Full Article

Survey: Datacenter Optimization Remains Elusive

A new vendor-sponsored survey finds that the vast majority of datacenter operators doubt IT infrastructure matches their digital business strategy while many remain concerned about public cloud security. The ...Full Article

Hyper-Converged IT Making Inroads in Datacenters

Infrastructure refresh projects centering on datacenter hyper-convergence are planned over the next 12 months by nearly half of respondents to an industry survey, underscoring the conclusion that virtualized infrastructure ...Full Article

‘Brexit’ Currency Swings Hit IT Spending

The British exit, or "Brexit," from the European Union is adding uncertainty to global IT markets as the British pound sinks to new lows. Worldwide IT spending for this ...Full Article
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