Data center power efficiency increases, but so do power outages

Data center power efficiency increases, but so do power outages

An Uptime Institute survey finds the power usage effectiveness of data centers is better than ever. However, power outages have increased significantly.

08/15/18

Intel continues to optimize its products around AI

Intel continues to optimize its products around AI

Intel made a series of processor and memory announcements aimed at the data center and artificial intelligence, including new Xeon chips and its Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

08/14/18

Chip maker TSMC will lose millions for not patching its computers

Chip maker TSMC will lose millions for not patching its computers

Chip-making giant TSMC will lose hundreds of millions of dollars for failing to patch its Windows 7 computers, which were infected by the WannaCry virus.

08/08/18

Intel ends the Xeon Phi product line

Intel ends the Xeon Phi product line

Intel quietly ended the life of the Xeon Phi processor line on July 23. Forthcoming Xeon chips have all the features of the Phi, no separate chip or add-in card needed.

08/08/18

Seagate announces new flash drives for hyperscale markets

Seagate announces new flash drives for hyperscale markets

Seagate is expanding its Nytro portfolio of SSD products for read-intensive workloads such as big data and AI, and it is updating its Seagate Secure data protection tool.

08/08/18

Nutanix expands on-premises desktop offerings with Frame buy

Nutanix expands on-premises desktop offerings with Frame buy

The purchase of Frame will help Nutanix expand its virtual desktop infrastructure and allow it to cover both ends of the network.

08/07/18

SSDs poised to get a lot cheaper

SSDs poised to get a lot cheaper

Oversupply and seasonal weakness combine for a potential big drop in prices on solid-state drives (SSD).

08/01/18

Samsung could upset the AI and HPC markets with GPU entry

Samsung could upset the AI and HPC markets with GPU entry

Nvidia has vaulted to the lead of the AI chip race with its GPUs. But Samsung looks to be making a move and could take some of its thunder.

08/01/18

Google finally throws some weight behind on-premises services

Google finally throws some weight behind on-premises services

The Kubernetes service included in Google's new Cloud Services Platform works on both on-premises servers and the in cloud, and you won't know the difference.

07/26/18

Lenovo gets into the on-premises cloud game with ThinkAgile CP

Lenovo gets into the on-premises cloud game with ThinkAgile CP

Lenovo's new product line is meant to simplify the deployment of internal cloud-designed systems.

07/25/18

Amazon denies reports it is targeting the network switch market

Amazon denies reports it is targeting the network switch market

Amazon Web Services has denied that it is targeting Cisco’s bread-and-butter network switching market. But like so many denials, there is wiggle room.

07/19/18

Amazon rumored to be entering the networking market

Amazon rumored to be entering the networking market

Amazon is rumored to be targeting the network switching business. The move would put it in direct competition with Cisco, HPE, Juniper Networks, and Arista.

07/17/18

Two studies show the data center is thriving instead of dying

Two studies show the data center is thriving instead of dying

Despite the rapid growth and adoption of the cloud, companies still need on-premises systems.

07/13/18

Baidu takes a major leap as an AI player with new chip, Intel alliance

Baidu takes a major leap as an AI player with new chip, Intel alliance

Baidu, which started as a search engine, now plays in a variety of AI fields thanks to a new chip and an alliance with Intel. Sounds a lot like Google, doesn't it.

07/11/18

Softening chip market hit harder by trade wars

Softening chip market hit harder by trade wars

Problems in the chip market are being made worse by trade disputes between the U.S. and China.

07/11/18

While no one was looking, California passed its own GDPR

While no one was looking, California passed its own GDPR

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is similar to the EU's GDPR. Companies that hold data on more than 50,000 people and do business in California must comply.

07/05/18

The Lustre HPC file system has another new home -- and it’s the right one

The Lustre HPC file system has another new home -- and it’s the right one

The Lustre file system, which is popular in high-performance computing, is finally in the hands of a company that makes sense: enterprise storage company DataDirect Networks.

06/29/18

Rackspace, HPE expand on-premises cloud with pay-as-you-go Kubernetes

Rackspace, HPE expand on-premises cloud with pay-as-you-go Kubernetes

With Rackspace’s Kubernetes-as-a-Service, customers can scale their Kubernetes environments at their own pace in nearly any data center in the world, including their own.

06/26/18

The silver lining in the Intel CEO drama

The silver lining in the Intel CEO drama

It could fairly be argued Intel CEO Brian Krzanich needed to go, and this scandal was actually a blessing.

06/25/18

More signs the Qualcomm Centriq is in trouble

More signs the Qualcomm Centriq is in trouble

Qualcomm is preparing to lay off almost 280 employees, most of which are in the data center group.

06/21/18

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