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February 10, 2010  5:42 PM

So is Itanium back on track?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Intel Itanium

One thing I didn't write about in an article this week about the new Intel Itanium processor, was future Itanium processors. Since Intel has had a history of missing deadlines when it comes to...

February 2, 2010  2:40 PM

Looks like Intel will announce a new Itanium on Monday



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Intel Itanium

Intel will be holding a webcast next Monday, and it appears that it will be announcing its new Itanium processor at the event. The Santa Clara, Calif. chip giant has said it expects to release the new Itanium, nicknamed Tukwila, in the first quarter this year. Tukwila has been delayed multiple...


January 29, 2010  6:40 PM

RedMonk analyst Stephen O’Grady’s take on Oracle-Sun’s x86 future



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, oracle sun

According to RedMonk analyst Stephen O'Grady's blog, in response to a Twitter question about Oracle-Sun's plans for x86:

A: This is one of the $64,000 questions, in my opinion. Oracle was quite...


January 27, 2010  5:15 PM

The x86 server processor market revival



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD, Data Center, Intel, x86 processors

IDC today is reporting that the x86 server processor market is back on the rebound, growing 14.1% in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the third quarter: "The sequential rise in mainstream and high-end client processors points to the new products, like Core i5 and Athlon II, that Intel and...


January 27, 2010  2:01 PM

Big Oracle Sun event today



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Starting at noon ET today, Oracle will kick off a five-hour event in California that will outline its plans for Sun Microsystems' technology. Last week, Oracle received approval from the European...

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January 21, 2010  2:17 PM

European Commission approves Oracle acquisition of Sun



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

The European Commission has approved the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems, representing the last hurdle the database giant had to jump before the deal was done. It has been nine months since Oracle announced its intention to purchase Sun, but regulatory issues have stymied progress on the...


December 28, 2009  1:39 PM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 won’t run on Intel Itanium



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Intel Itanium, red hat enterprise linux

Red Hat has confirmed that its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system version 6 will not be supported on the IntelItanium processor. The news, broken by The Register shortly before Christmas, presents...


November 12, 2009  9:28 PM

More on the pending Oracle-Sun acquisition



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Earlier this week I wrote about the pending Oracle-Sun acquisition, and how Sun Microsystems customers were getting pretty tired of being in limbo, waiting around while antitrust regulatory agencies...


June 3, 2009  10:22 PM

New open source IT management tool: Lighter-weight than Nagios, more granular than Cacti



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, Nagios, open source, Reconnoiter, Systems Management

Theo Schlossnagle, CEO and founder of managed services and hosting provider OmniTI, hopes to solve some of the common complaints with open source systems management tools with his company’s new tool Reconnoiter. OmniTI manages 15 data...


May 29, 2009  4:47 PM

Server sales tank as folks stretch hardware life cycles



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, DataCenter, economy, servers

According to IDC's recent server report, server sales are plummeting due to the slumping global economy. According to IDC, this is the lowest quarterly server revenue since the analyst firm began tracking the server market on a...


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