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Puppet Labs pulls the strings for $22 million in cash

Puppet and its competitors are in a mad dash for growth. The prize? Being the vendor of dominance in the IT automation space.

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Dell serves up its own disaggregated OS

Linux-based OS10 designed to meld switches, servers, storage into a software-defined data center

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Qualcomm sets up joint venture in China for server chips

Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China, a move that could help boost the company's bid to diversify from mobile chips into the server chips market.

It's server chip season for Intel

Intel is preparing to release a plethora of new server chips in the next three months.

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AMD ships delayed ARM server chips to a cautious market

AMD wants to counter concerns that system administrators may have about placing ARM servers in data centers with its new chips code-named Seattle, which are now shipping in volume after a long delay.

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Seven weeks later, here's your Cisco UCS password!

Company finally tells customers that it changed default code for configuring servers

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When Novell tapped David Bowie's ch-ch-changes for an ad campaign

Networking and computing vendors have a long history of using famous songs to help market their offerings, and also have a tradition of reinventing themselves over and over. So it's no surprise that David Bowie's Changes would wind up...

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Why Syncsort introduced the mainframe to Hadoop

In an interview with IDGE, Josh Rogers and Lonne Jaffe of Syncsort explain how they plan to transform big iron and traditional data warehouse/analytics

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Look for Amazon's new homegrown chips in data centers, not Fire devices

Amazon's jump into the chip business won't change what's in Fire devices -- for now -- but it'll help the retailer drive more media delivery, file storage and cloud systems in homes and data centers.

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Cutting traffic delays by making cars "talk" to each other

Navigation apps that promise to re-route drivers offer some help to combat increasing traffic on the world's roads, but these often just move congestion from one spot to another. A team tries to develop a system to have cars share...

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Microsoft to change Windows Server 2016 licensing rules, will use per-core metric

Microsoft plans to switch the licensing for next year's Windows Server 2016 to a per-processor-core basis, a move analysts said is at least partly a grab for money.

Windows Server 2016 adoption will be a marathon, not a sprint

Microsoft is launching the next version of Windows Server next year, and IT departments are gearing up to take their time adopting it, according to a new Spiceworks survey released Wednesday.

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HP Enterprise joins battle for the edge of IoT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has unveiled a new line of computing systems for the edges of the Internet of Things, helping enterprises make the leap into a challenging new set of technologies.

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HPE's Synergy is a new type of 'composable' infrastructure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a new type of "composable' hardware that it claims will cut data center costs and slash the time it takes to spin up new applications.

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What end of support for SQL Server 2005 means

Microsoft’s support for SQL Server 2005 ends in April and just like with Server 2003, you should take the end-of-life announcements from Microsoft seriously.

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Eight more years of leap-second problems loom as governments punt decision to 2023

Leap seconds like the one that caused more than 2,000 networks to fail at the end of June will be part of the sysadmin's lot until at least 2023, as an intergovernmental conference has put off a decision on abolishing them until at...

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Windows Server 2016's latest beta brings first look at Microsoft's new containers

Microsoft launched the fourth technical preview for the next version of Windows Server on Thursday, giving the public access to its new Hyper-V containers.

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Intel's first server chip with performance-boosting FPGA to ship early next year

Intel will ship its first Xeon server chip with a programmable FPGA from Altera in the first quarter next year, some 18 months after announcing work on the product.

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