Data center startup offers compute colo at cell towers

Data center startup offers compute colo at cell towers

Vapor IO is launching a rather interesting collocation business by offering leased data center capacity at cellular network towers. The company’s argument is that it should offer compute and network capabilities together for maximum...

06/22/17

Cavium makes its ARM for data centers push with new servers

Cavium makes its ARM for data centers push with new servers

Cavium, a company steeped in MIPS-based embedded processors, is bringing its considerable experience and IP to the ARM processor with its ThunderX server ecosystem. ThunderX is the whole shootin’ match, an ARMv8-A 64-bit SoC plus...

06/21/17

IT budgets shift away from capital expenses thanks to the cloud

IT budgets shift away from capital expenses thanks to the cloud

IT organizations are spending money on things other than hardware, according to Computer Economics’ annual IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study for 2017/2018.

06/16/17

Yahoo selling its ‘chicken coop’ data center design

Yahoo selling its ‘chicken coop’ data center design

Yahoo has several patents for sale, including the design for its energy-efficient Yahoo Computing Coop data center. Making it open source would be ideal, so all companies can use it.

06/15/17

PCI Express 4.0 is done, 5.0 spec nears approval

PCI Express 4.0 is done, 5.0 spec nears approval

The PCI-SIG announced that PCIe 4.0 specification is finished and plans to have PCIe 5.0 ready by 2019, which may cripple the 4.0 spec before it gets out of the gate.

06/13/17

HPE, Hedvig announce hybrid cloud storage partnership

HPE, Hedvig announce hybrid cloud storage partnership

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has partnered with a software-defined storage startup Hedvig to create a hybrid cloud storage platform customized for HPE servers.

06/12/17

Cloud-native architectures will be the default soon

Cloud-native architectures will be the default soon

The number of cloud-native enterprise applications is expected to jump to 32 percent by 2020, but CIOs will face resistance along the way.

06/09/17

British Airways’ outage, like most data center outages, was caused by humans

British Airways’ outage, like most data center outages, was caused by humans

British Airways’ data center outage, like most technology failures, was because the person behind it caused the problem.

06/08/17

Florida wants to be a major host of data center facilities

Florida wants to be a major host of data center facilities

To attract data centers to the state, Florida is eliminating sales tax and use tax. To qualify, though, a company must consume a certain level of power.

06/06/17

Microsoft rolls out its first Azure container tool from Deis

Microsoft rolls out its first Azure container tool from Deis

Just one month ago, Microsoft acquired Deis, an open source software developer focused on making Kubernetes easier to use. One month later, the acquisition pays off in the form of the first product from the group, called Draft.

06/01/17

Windows 10 still does a lot of snooping

Windows 10 still does a lot of snooping

Security analyst Mark Burnett says Windows 10 Enterprise Edition still connects to Redmond with user data, and the consumer edition has even less protection.

05/30/17

Microsoft discusses progress in Git migration

Microsoft discusses progress in Git migration

Microsoft's migration of the Windows repository to Git hasn’t been flawless. The company's Brian Harry gives an update on its progress.

05/30/17

Forget the plus-sized screen, the regular iPhone is the best fit

Forget the plus-sized screen, the regular iPhone is the best fit

The iPhone 6s Plus is great—until you have to carry it around. So, it’s back to the regular iPhone for this blogger.

05/23/17

WannaCry was a Windows 7 phenomenon

WannaCry was a Windows 7 phenomenon

The weakness of Windows 7’s Defender was partly to blame for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

05/23/17

Microsoft takes the Build show on the road

Microsoft takes the Build show on the road

Microsoft has turned the Build developers conference into a world tour, with stops in Asia, Australia, Europe and India.

05/19/17

Write apps with zero code using Microsoft Windows Template Studio

Write apps with zero code using Microsoft Windows Template Studio

Microsoft’s new Windows Template Studio in Visual Studio lets you build a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app without having to write any code.

05/18/17

Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

Microsoft’s top lawyer said government’s stockpiling of malware is the reason why the WannaCry ransomware attack happened.

05/17/17

The Itanic finally sinks

The Itanic finally sinks

Intel’s Itanium processor—the company’s last effort to move away from x86—ends with a whimper.

05/15/17

So, what did we get from Microsoft's Build conference?

So, what did we get from Microsoft's Build conference?

A lot of news came out of Microsoft Build 2017—some of it expected, some not.

05/12/17

What to expect at Microsoft Build 2017

What to expect at Microsoft Build 2017

A lot will be happening at Microsoft Build 2017 this week. Here's a rundown of the speculative list of what to expect.

05/10/17

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