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10 hot quantum-computing startups to watch

Well-funded young companies drawing on academics and industry veterans for leadership are tackling hardware, software, algorithms, security, analytics and more that are needed for quantum computing to become a reality in enterprises.

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The long, slow death of commercial Unix

Unix was the standard for mission-critical computing. Now it’s clinging for life. How will it end?

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Lenovo jumps into the pay-per-use server market

Lenovo is launching TruScale, a pay-per-use system for its servers that it says offers true pay-per-use and no requirement of a minimum capacity purchase.

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SD-WAN can help solve challenges of multi-cloud

Cooperation between SD-WAN vendors and cloud service providers contributes to easily managed cloud connections across multiple cloud providers and creates a secure, low-latency multi-cloud environment.

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Cisco pushes silicon photonics for enterprise, webscale networking

Cisco closed its deal to buy optical-semiconductor firm Luxtera, bringing it the advanced optical technology customers will need for future data-center and webscale networks.

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Dell CTO talks modern data centers, the edge, and digital disruption

The data center isn't disappearing. Instead, it is being repurposed and some of its tasks are moving to the edge, says Dell CTO Robert Hormuth.

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Software-defined connectivity planned for colocation data centers

Stateless is working on a new architecture to bring software-defined networking to colocation data centers that are constrained by physical cross-connects.

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Dell EMC speeds up backups and restores in its storage appliances

Dell EMC has introduced new software for its Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance products that it claims will significantly improve backup and restore performance.

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What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a single system. Enterprises can choose an integrated HCI appliance from a single vendor, or hardware-agnostic hyperconvergence...

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Light-based computers to be 5,000 times faster

New light absorption techniques in semiconductors get clock rates 5,000 times quicker than current PCs. It’s one more step towards an all-light computing environment.

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What’s the best way to move data to a backup site?

There are several ways of moving data to backup storage sites where it will be safe in a disaster, but none is perfect. Here are the upsides and downsides of each.

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Intel promotes Swan to CEO, bumps off Itanium, and eyes Mellanox

Intel announced the promotion of CFO Bob Swan to CEO, ending a seven-month search, set a deadline for the life of its Itanium processor, and is looking to buy Mellanox.

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SGI tech lives on in the form of a French AI-focused supercomputer

Old SGI technology lives on in Jean Zay, an HPE SGI 8600 supercomputer designed for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence workloads.

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Cisco serves up flexible data-center options

Cisco is significantly spreading its data-center technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud or hyperconverged edge environments.

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HPE predicts storage-class memory will replace NAND flash

Storage-class memory (SCM) will eventually supplant NAND flash as the high-speed storage medium of choice, says Ivan Iannaccone, VP and general manager of HPE’s 3PAR storage unit.

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How to monitor activity on your Linux server

The watch, top, and ac commands provide some effective ways to oversee what is happening on your Linux servers.

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Time to stock up on memory; prices to fall 20% this quarter

Contract prices for server DRAM are expected to fall by more than 20 percent this quarter thanks to slow demand and over production.

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Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiency

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center are now key parts of Durham County, North Carolina’s enterprise growth.

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