With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

With Tableau, SaaS king Salesforce becomes a hybrid cloud company

Once dismissive of software, Salesforce acknowledges the inevitability of the hybrid cloud.

06/19/2019

Western Digital launches open-source zettabyte storage initiative

Western Digital launches open-source zettabyte storage initiative

Western Digital's Zoned Storage initiative uses new technology to create more efficient zettabyte-scale data storage for data centers by improving how data is organized when it is stored.

06/14/2019

Oracle updates Exadata at long last with AI and machine learning abilities

Oracle updates Exadata at long last with AI and machine learning abilities

Oracle announced an update to its Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 server line that includes artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, plus support for hybrid cloud.

06/13/2019

Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features

Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features

Dell EMC and Cisco took another step in their alliance, announcing plans to expand VxBlock 1000 integration across servers, networking, storage, and data protection.

06/12/2019

The carbon footprints of IT shops that train AI models are huge

The carbon footprints of IT shops that train AI models are huge

Artificial intelligence model training can generate five times more carbon dioxide than a car does in a lifetime, researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst find.

06/11/2019

Can Huawei survive, and what should customers do?

Can Huawei survive, and what should customers do?

Cut off from most western technology, Huawei might not be able to make a go outside of China, which could be trouble for western customers.

06/06/2019

Data center workloads become more complex despite promises to the contrary

Data center workloads become more complex despite promises to the contrary

The data center is shouldering a greater burden than ever, despite promises of ease and the cloud, a new Uptime Institute report finds.

06/04/2019

Nvidia launches edge computing platform for AI processing

Nvidia launches edge computing platform for AI processing

EGX platform goes to the edge to do as much processing there as possible before sending data upstream to major data centers.

05/29/2019

With Cray buy, HPE rules but does not own the supercomputing market

With Cray buy, HPE rules but does not own the supercomputing market

In buying supercomputer vendor Cray, HPE has strengthened its high-performance-computing technology, but serious competitors remain.

05/28/2019

Benchmarks of forthcoming Epyc 2 processor leaked

Benchmarks of forthcoming Epyc 2 processor leaked

Benchmarks of AMD's second-generation Epyc server, code-named “Rome,” briefly found their way online and show the chip is larger but a little slower than the Epyc 7601.

05/23/2019

French IT giant Atos enters the edge-computing business

French IT giant Atos enters the edge-computing business

Atos takes a different approach to edge computing with a device called BullSequana Edge that's the size of a suitcase.

05/22/2019

Microsoft issues fixes for non-supported versions of Windows Server

Microsoft issues fixes for non-supported versions of Windows Server

Critical vulnerability force Microsoft to patch versions of Windows Server and desktops that are long out of support.

05/17/2019

Nutanix offers unified data backup and recovery, allies with AMD

Nutanix offers unified data backup and recovery, allies with AMD

Nutanix Mine essentially turns a Nutanix system into a backup appliance, putting primary and secondary storage in one place.

05/13/2019

Supermicro moves production from China

Supermicro moves production from China

Supermicro was cleared of any activity related to the Chinese government and secret chips in its motherboards, but it is taking no chances and is moving its facilities.

05/10/2019

Backblaze report shows slight uptick in HDD failure rates

Backblaze report shows slight uptick in HDD failure rates

Annualized failure rates of hard-disk drives (HDD) had fallen over the past few years, but Q1 2019 shows a slight increase, a new Backblaze report shows.

05/08/2019

Server shipments to pick up in the second half of 2019

Server shipments to pick up in the second half of 2019

Server sales slowed in anticipation of the new Intel Xeon processors, but they are expected to start up again before the end of the year.

05/07/2019

Some IT pros say they have too much data

Some IT pros say they have too much data

IT professionals have too many data sources to count, and they spend a huge amount of time wrestling that data into usable condition, a survey from Ivanti finds.

05/07/2019

Dell EMC launches GPU-loaded machine learning server

Dell EMC launches GPU-loaded machine learning server

Dell EMC unveiled a high-end machine learning server for the data center that has four, eight, or even 10 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs for processing power.

05/06/2019

Dell enters the on-premises, pay-as-you-go business with VMware’s help

Dell enters the on-premises, pay-as-you-go business with VMware’s help

Dell EMC has an alliance with VMware to offer Dell EMC hardware on-premises without having to buy it outright.

05/01/2019

Vapor IO provides direct, high-speed connections from the edge to AWS

Vapor IO provides direct, high-speed connections from the edge to AWS

Edge computing startup Vapor IO now offers a direct connection between its edge containers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) via a high-speed fiber network link.

05/01/2019

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