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COVID-19: Tech giants, government agencies add supercomputing to the fight

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which ncludes IBM, AWS, Google, HPE and Microsoft as well as NASA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and U.S. Department of...

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Coronavirus challenges remote networking

COVID-19 sends IBM, Google, Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, Apple and others scrambling to securely support an enormous rise in teleworkers, and puts stress on remote-access networks.

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COVID-19 best practices for data-center operators

Uptime Institute has created a COVID-19 response guide based on tips and recommendations from its network of data center operators and partners.

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Electronics should sweat to cool down, say researchers

Scientists think that in much the same way the human body releases perspiration to cool down, special materials might release water to draw heat from electronics.

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Mellanox, Inphi boost network feeds with new hardware

Mellanox delivers fast new switches, while Inphi focuses on high-speed interconnects for massive data movement.

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Data-center power consumption holds steady

Data centers account for roughly 1% of electricity consumption worldwide, according to a new study. While computing capacity has exploded in recent years, power consumption is growing more slowly thanks to greater energy efficiency.

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Essential things to know about container networking

Networking is a crucial component in the container ecosystem, providing connectivity between containers running on the same host as well as on different hosts.

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Covid-19 affects IT pros at work

From canceled tech conferences to shutdowns of hardware suppliers, the coronavirus is disrupting the professional lives of networking staffers.

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Seawater, humidity inspire new ways to generate power

Researchers around the globe are working on new ways to generate huge amounts of power that will be needed for the shift to a data-driven society.

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8 reasons to consider hyperconverged infrastructure for your data center

Hyperconvergence offers speed and simplicity compared to the old ways of server configuration.

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For secure data backup, here’s how to do the 3-2-1 rule right

The venerable 3-2-1 rule for backing up data remains a tried-and-true method for insuring the integrity of copied data that is essential to disaster recovery efforts, but it has to be done properly.

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What the new Cisco certification requirements mean for you

Cisco's CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications have changed as of Feb. 24 to emphasize areas such as network programmability, multi-cloud, Internet of Things, SD-WAN, and other software-focused initiatives.

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Japanese firm announces potential 80TB hard drives

Using some very fancy physics for stacking electrons, Showa Denko K.K. plans to quadruple the top end of proposed capacity.

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IBM consolidates storage products under a single brand

Big Blue is the latest to pare down multiple storage products under one umbrella, after HPE did it last summer.

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Server sales projected to decline 10% due to coronavirus

Demand isn’t tapering off, but China is grinding to a halt under the strain of the pandemic.

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Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Industry groups and governmental agencies have been taking a stab at rules to improve the security of the internet of things, but so far there’s nothing comprehensive.

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VMware licensing increase draws ire but is a logical move

Under the new VMware licensing pricing model, one CPU license will cover up to 32 cores in a single CPU. If a CPU has more than 32 cores, additional CPU licenses will be required.

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Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

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