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Scale Computing, APC partner to offer micro data center in a box

Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Scale Computing and power management specialist APC have partnered to offer a range of turnkey micro data centers for the North American market.

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Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage

Lenovo and NetApp have jointly developed flash storage, plan sales cooperation worldwide and created a joint venture to capture storage and data management business in China.

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Why banks didn’t ‘rip and replace’ their mainframes

In the early 2000’s, companies were ready to ‘rip and replace’ their mainframes for new technology, but what came next was inferior to the processing power of the mainframe.

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Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform

Nvidi's T4 GPU will appear in Google products, gains support from Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Oracle and SuperMicro.

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Data-driven resource management and the future of cloud

One of the top advantages afforded by the cloud is the ability to auto-scale in response to demand — a feature that has transformed what was once capacity planning into a more continuous cycle of capacity and resource management.

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Cisco: How AI and machine learning are going to change your network

Cisco's new server -- the UCS C480 ML -- is targeted at supporting machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, but that’s only the beginning.

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Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

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Cisco introduces its first server built for AI and ML workloads

Cisco's new Unified Compute System (UCS) server covers each stage of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) lifecycle.

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Software-defined data centers need MANO

Why management, automation and network orchestration (MANO) are essential to the agility and flexibility of software-defined data centers.

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Newest OpenStack release comes with bare-metal installs in mind

The new release of OpenStack Rocky, the OpenStack Foundation's cloud platform, has enhanced support for bare-metal infrastructure.

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Hardware life cycle approaches to save money, ensure network reliability

The right life cycle management approach when it comes to network hardware and data center cabling will help IT organizations do more while optimizing their budget.

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The rise of EVPN in the modern data center

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What to expect when the internet gets a big security upgrade

More secure keys protecting the directory name system (DNS) are ready to deploy, but for those using DNS servers that haven't been upgraded, it could cause problems reaching websites.

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Low-heat radios could replace cable links in data centers

A more efficient design that combines antenna and electronics could replace traditional radio links, improving energy and spectral efficiency, Georgia Tech researchers say.

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VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

VMware's Project Dimension (edge computing), Project Magna (artificial intelligence) and Project Concord (enterprise blockchain) were all previewed at VMworld

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Chip shrinking hits a wall: what it means for you

GlobalFoundries will no longer make 7nm chips, a setback for AMD and a challenge for data centers' ability to scale.

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Data center staff are aging faster than the equipment

Data center staff are getting older on average, and women show no interest in the job, according to a recent Uptime Institute survey.

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Hot products at VMworld 2018

VMworld 2018 kicks off this week in Las Vegas, where VMware and its partners are digging into virtualization, SDN, hyperconvergence, AI, containers and more. As the show gets underway, here are some of the new products being announced...

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