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Cisco opens DNA Center network control and management software to the DevOps masses

Opening up Cisco DNA Center's network controller, assurance, automation and analytics platform to developers holds the promise of customers building strategic network applications.

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Rackspace introduces data center colocation services

Rackspace announced a new data center colocation business, offering space, power, and network connectivity to customers who provide their own hardware.

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Cisco developer push yields 500,000 DevNet members working on programmable networks

Cisco’s developer program, DevNet, is on a hot streak. Speaking at Cisco Live 2018, DevNet CTO Susie Wee said the group, which was founded in 2014, now has 500,000 registered members. DevNet includes curated list of sample code,...

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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.

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Summit: How IBM and Oak Ridge laboratory are changing supercomputing

The team designing Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new Summit supercomputer - set to become the fastest on the planet - correctly predicted the rise of data-centric computing, but its builders couldn't forecast how bad weather would...

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Network-intelligence platforms, cloud fuel a run on faster Ethernet

At 45 years old, Ethernet, the ubiquitous networking technology, is having a banner year in the data center where in the first quarter alone it's recorded the strongest year-over-year revenue growth in more than five years, and 100G...

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How mainframes put muscle behind autonomous data maintenance software

With the muscle and processing power of the mainframe, autonomous troubleshooting software can handle the drudgery so the DBA can plug into their human ingenuity.

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Intel launches Optane, the go-between for memory and storage

Intel introduced Optane DC persistent memory modules, a new class of memory and storage that stores frequently accessed data in its memory rather than forcing the server to fetch it from a hard disk.

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IBM strengthens mainframe cloud services with CA’s help

IBM and CA have teamed up to achieve better performing applications for private, hybrid and multicloud operations.

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Your hardware order is ready. Do you want cables with that?

Cabling is as important as hardware. So, the next time you purchase hardware, pre-owned or new, remember to give the same consideration to the cables you purchase.

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Increased programmability brings more options to networks

Arista’s 7170 programmable network switch with Barefoot Tofino silicon enables customers to deploy one system in multiple ways.

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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.

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SDNs and NFV are complementary and core components of modernized networks

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization both untie tasks and functions from hardware and provide agility, one for the network itself, the other for network services.

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Windows Server 2019 embraces SDN

Software-defined networking in Windows Server 2019 includes virtual network peering and encryption, auditing, and IPv6 support.

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Suddenly the server market is hot again

Growth and new platforms are driving sales for a once-moribund market.

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Cisco taps AMD to power a hyper-dense server for data centers, edge computing

Cisco announces the C-Series C4200 server, a 2RU box comprised of the C4200 chassis and C125 server nodes that boosts processor-core density 128% using AMD EPYC 7000 CPUs.

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AMD’s EPYC server encryption is the latest security system to fall

Researchers find they can recover data from encrypted VMs.

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Study shows admins are doing a terrible job of patching servers

Three-quarters of examined open-source servers have unpatched exploits.

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