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November 3, 2010  3:52 PM

Gartner: Data storage growth is the top challenge for IT organizations

Posted by: NicoleH
Data Center, data center challenges, Gartner, Nicole Harding,




According to...

October 6, 2010  5:40 PM

Data center services stocks take it on the chin

Posted by: badarrow
Akamai, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, co-location, Data Center, Equinix, Savvis, Terramark

Comments from Equinix and Savvis spooked Wall Street late Tuesday and this morning,

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,...

March 30, 2010  12:40 PM

List of AMD partners doesn’t include IBM, Cisco, Oracle/Sun…yet

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD Opteron, Data Center

I just got the list of AMD partners for its newest x86 Opteron chip, and it leaves out some major players, for now. The list includes HP, Dell, Gateway (Acer), Cray, Microtech/Atipa, Appro, Asus,...

March 18, 2010  4:26 PM

Cisco waiting for Intel Nehalem EX to announce Xeon servers

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD Opteron, Cisco UCS, Data Center, INtel Xeon, magny cours, nehalem ex, westmere

Cisco is apparently going to wait until Intel announces its eight-core Nehalem EX chip before it unveils its newest Xeon server hardware, which will be dubbed the "M2" server line. Most server vendors - HP, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu - made server announcements this week regarding the six-core

February 19, 2010  7:00 PM

Hewlett-Packard reports mixed quarterly hardware revenue results

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Hewlett Packard, HP

For HP's fiscal quarter ending Jan. 31, HP saw overall growth in the server and storage market, including increases in x86 rack and blade servers, but a sharp drop-off in its Itanium-based hardware. The rundown:

  • Enterprise Storage and Servers had $4.4 billion in revenue, up 11% over...

February 11, 2010  2:43 PM

IBM’s Power7 big iron will have DC power inputs

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, ibm power7

IBM Corp. released an announcement letter this week that it will sell a

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