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April 20, 2010  2:06 PM

Report: Oracle to drop AMD servers



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD Opteron, Data Center, INtel Xeon, oracle sun

According to French IT news site LeMagIT, Oracle is about to drop its line of AMD servers, ending the long and close relationship Sun Microsystems has had with the chipmaker....

April 13, 2010  5:40 PM

IBM adds to Power7 server portfolio with blades



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
aix, Blade servers, Data Center, ibm power7

IBM Corp. announced three new Power7-based Unix blade servers today, adding onto its initial Power7 server announcement in February. Most of it is pretty standard. The three...


April 6, 2010  1:54 PM

Microsoft Windows Server to end support on Itanium



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Intel Itanium

In the category of declining-Unix-market news, Microsoft has decided to make Windows Server 2008 R2 the last version it will support on Intel's Itanium chip. This isn't too...


April 6, 2010  1:31 PM

Cisco UCS news: Blah, blah, blah?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD, Cisco UCS, Data Center, Intel, x86 processor

Our sister site SearchITChannel has a story up today on whether Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) is as good a fit in existing data centers as it is in new facilities. Cisco, of course,...


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