IT employment takes a hit but overall remains healthy

IT employment takes a hit but overall remains healthy

July saw a loss of 134,000 IT jobs, but net IT employment is still up by more than 203,000 positions since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Cisco CEO to accelerate as-a-service offerings, cut costs $1B-plus

Cisco CEO to accelerate as-a-service offerings, cut costs $1B-plus

Cisco plans to rely more heavily on selling products as services and will make 10-figure cost reductions to deal with a FY2020 revenue drop of 5% that it blames on COVID-19

Microsoft uses AI to boost its reuse, recycling of server parts

Microsoft uses AI to boost its reuse, recycling of server parts

Get ready to hear the term 'circular' a lot more in reference to data center gear.

 Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Many data-center workloads staying on premises, Uptime Institute finds

Power efficiency has plateaued as data-center workloads expand and become more process-intensive.

HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE launches 5G test lab

HPE 5G Lab is designed to help telcos accelerate 5G deployment and adoption.

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Switch will power its giant data centers with massive amounts of solar energy and use Tesla Megapacks to store it.

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Fortinet, Barracuda expand SD-WAN cloud offerings

Both are designed to span multiple clouds and bring faster, secure connectivity.

Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Data-center survey: IT seeks faster switches, intelligent computing

Omdia survey of North American enterprises finds that on-premises data centers will thrive and IT pros will seek faster switches.

AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

AI startup Graphcore launches Nvidia competitor

Graphcore is putting its new AI processor, the Colossus MK2 IPU, up against Nvidia's Ampere A100 GPU.

Kioxia demonstrates new high-capacity SSD form factor

Kioxia demonstrates new high-capacity SSD form factor

Rather than using a hard disk form, Kioxia's EDSFF SSD uses new designs for chip placement and cooling efficiency.

AT&T expands SD-WAN offerings through Cisco partnership

AT&T expands SD-WAN offerings through Cisco partnership

New AT&T SD-WAN links on-premises and cloud networks and provides single-pane security monitoring.

For lease: IPv4 addresses, slightly used but in working order

For lease: IPv4 addresses, slightly used but in working order

If your business needs IP addresses for new servers or IoT devices, there is a marketplace for all the addresses you need.

StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

StorOne releases Optane-powered enterprise storage

The company’s new array combines its software-defined storage technology with Intel servers, Optane and QLC flash storage technologies.

Western Digital rolls out NVMe-over-Fabric SSDs for legacy storage migration

Western Digital rolls out NVMe-over-Fabric SSDs for legacy storage migration

An all-flash NVMeoF system from Western Digital is designed to replace SATA and SAS for high-performance applications in the enterprise.

Ampere announces 128-core Arm server processor

Ampere announces 128-core Arm server processor

New chip will be socket-compatible with the 80-core Ampere CPU now on the market.

Amazon rolls out AWS Snowcone for portable, ruggedized edge computing

Amazon rolls out AWS Snowcone for portable, ruggedized edge computing

The AWS Snow family of secure edge-computing and data-transfer devices gains its smallest member: the 4.5-pound Snowcone.

Intel unveils third-generation Xeon Scalable processors

Intel unveils third-generation Xeon Scalable processors

Aimed at HPC and AI, the chips come with new instructions and high-speed interconnects well beyond the previous generation.

Intel Tiger Lake processors to feature built-in malware protection

Intel Tiger Lake processors to feature built-in malware protection

CPU-level security capabilities in new Intel chips are designed to thwart in-memory attacks.

COVID-19 fallout: Q1 enterprise data center sales dip, but public cloud grows

COVID-19 fallout: Q1 enterprise data center sales dip, but public cloud grows

Q1 saw hyperscalers turning to colocation providers for extra capacity at the edge, while enterprises spent less on data-center hardware and software.

Dell launches servers for HPC and AI with updated VMware software

Dell launches servers for HPC and AI with updated VMware software

Designed with the GPU and virtualization in mind, new Dell servers are meant for quick deployment of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing systems.

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