Marc Ferranti

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Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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HPE puts enterprise software applications at the edge network

HPE puts enterprise software applications at the edge network

HPE moves to certify complete enterprise software stacks, allowing enterprises to run the exact same applications in the data center, in the cloud or at the network edge.

HPE places a $4B bet on its edge-network portfolio

HPE places a $4B bet on its edge-network portfolio

HPE a $4B plan to build out a computing architecture that spans the data center, the edge network and the cloud over the next 4 years.

HPE adds GreenLake Hybrid Cloud to enterprise service offerings

HPE adds GreenLake Hybrid Cloud to enterprise service offerings

With its new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud offering, HPE's message to the enterprise is simple: Your cloud, your way.

IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds

IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds

IBM is targeting businesses with complex workload requirements, adding 18 availability zones globally to its public cloud.

BMC retools its service management offerings for AI, cloud era

BMC retools its service management offerings for AI, cloud era

Many if not most large enterprises run hybrid computing environments and are looking for management software flexible enough to run in, and manage assets, across private and public clouds.

Nvidia aims to unify AI, HPC computing in HGX-2 server platform

Nvidia aims to unify AI, HPC computing in HGX-2 server platform

Nvidia is refining its pitch for data-center performance and efficiency with a new server platform, the HGX-2, that harnesses the power of 16 Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs to satisfy requirements for both AI and high-performance...

HPE's new Nimble flash arrays offer storage guarantee, NVMe and SCM support

HPE's new Nimble flash arrays offer storage guarantee, NVMe and SCM support

HPE is rolling out the next generation of its Nimble Storage platform, overhauled to better meet the ever-increasing performance demands on data center workloads including real-time web analytics, business intelligence, and...

Juniper multicloud management software targets enterprise data centers

Juniper multicloud management software targets enterprise data centers

Facing the reality that many if not most enterprise data center managers now work in a hyrbrid cloud environment, Juniper has started to offer Contrail Enterprise Multicloud, a software package designed to monitor and manage workloads...

 Intel FPGAs step toward mainstream in Dell, Fujitsu enterprise servers

Intel FPGAs step toward mainstream in Dell, Fujitsu enterprise servers

With Dell and Fujitsu putting Intel Arria 10 GX programmable acceleration cards into off-the-shelf servers for the data center, enterprises should find it easier to tap the benefits of FPGAs.

Windows Server 2019 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

Windows Server 2019 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

Microsoft is set to make Windows Server 2019 generally available in the second half of the year, opening up access to its preview build through its Insiders program now and targeting data centers with new features to handle hybrid...

FPGA maker Xilinx aims range of software-programmable chips at data centers

FPGA maker Xilinx aims range of software-programmable chips at data centers

Xilinx, which for decades has vied with rival Altera (now part of Intel) for technical leadership in FPGAs, is unveiling what it calls a new product category – the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) – that, it says, goes...

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