Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Chip Market Soared on Memory Demand

Global spending on semiconductors jumped a hefty 17 percent in 2017, driven by demand and corresponding price hikes for memory in datacenters and early industrial deployments of the Internet ...Full Article

Apple’s Datacenter Push Rattles Cloud Market

Apple's announcement this week that it would spend more than $10 billion over the next five years on datacenter construction promises to shake up the public cloud market. Responding ...Full Article

Enterprise Software, AI Driving Global IT Spending

Spending on enterprise software is projected to jump by a healthy 9.5 percent in the coming year as demand is stimulated by software services platforms, according to a new ...Full Article

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
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