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March 24, 2009  8:08 PM

Intel set to release “Nehalem” Xeon processors



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, Cisco Unified Computing System, CPU, Dell, front side bus, HyperTransport, integrated memory controller, Intel Corp., Intel Nehalem, multicore processor, multithreading, quick path interconnect, Rackable Systems, x86 server, Xeon processor

Intel may launch its next generation multi-core Xeon processors, code-named Nehalem, on Monday. The company sent out invitations to a live webcast on March 30 "for the launch of a groundbreaking new server architecture." If that doesn't give it away, some server vendors have already announced...

March 20, 2009  3:27 PM

Is open source affiliation keeping upstart systems management tools out of the enterprise?



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, open source, Solar Winds, Systems Management

According to IT management blogger John M. Willis, upstart systems management vendors like Zenoss and Hyperic need to tone down their open source rhetoric and take a page from their...


March 17, 2009  5:36 PM

Cisco’s Unified Computing System strategy; smart move?



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Cisco Systems, Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Computing System, Intel Nehalem, Networking, Virtualization, VMware

I tuned in to Cisco's web-based news conference yesterday to hear about their first server platform within the Unified Computing System, and my eyes are still rolling today. Instead of showing off...


March 2, 2009  4:09 PM

Tideway’s latest mapping software offers data center clarity



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
mapping software, Software licensing, Tideway Foundation

How do you negotiate the best licensing deals with companies like Oracle? How do you provision servers and storage efficiently and make changes to software without screwing up the other software configurations in the data center? The answer to all of these questions is "information," said...


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