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Cisco goes deeper into photonic, optical technology with $2.6B Acacia buy

Cisco: Optical-interconnect technologies are becoming increasingly strategic for data centers, service providers

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Colocation facilities buck the cloud-data-center trend

Lower prices and latency plus easy access to multiple cloud providers make colocation facilities an attractive option compared to building on-site data centers.

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An eco-friendly internet of disposable things is coming

Researchers are creating a non-hazardous, bacteria-powered miniature battery that will propel the internet of disposable things (IoDT).

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Cisco sounds warning on 3 critical security patches for DNA Center

Cisco issued three “critical” security warnings for its DNA Center users – two having a Common Vulnerability Scoring System rating of 9.8 out of 10.

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Seagate, Cloudian partner for high-density storage as a service

Data storage software vendor Cloudian has teamed up with Seagate Technology to offer a private cloud storage platform aimed at artificial intelligence (AI) and network-edge workloads.

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HPE promises 100% reliability with its new storage system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's new enterprise-class storage option, Primera, uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to deliver 100% reliability guaranteed.

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10 HCI startups bucking the consolidation trend

With interest growing in hyperconverged infrastructure, large tech incumbents have been buying startups with HCI expertise, but there remain a lot more startups carving out niches. Here are 10 of them.

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Several deals solidify the hybrid cloud’s status as the cloud of choice

On-premises and cloud connections are being built by all the top vendors to bridge legacy and modern systems, creating hybrid cloud environments.

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Cracks appear in Intel’s grip on supercomputing

New competitors threaten to take Intel’s dominance in the high-performance computing (HPC) world, and we’re not even talking about AMD (yet).

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Cisco connects with IBM to simplify hybrid-cloud deployment

Cisco and IBM are working todevelop a hybrid-cloud architecture that meld Cisco’s data-center, networking and analytics platforms with IBM’s cloud offerings.

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Cisco issues critical security warnings on SD-WAN, DNA Center

Vulnerabilities to Cisco's SD-WAN and DNA Center software top a list of nearly 30 security advisories issued by the company.

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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

The fastest supercomputers in the world as ranked by TOP500 have reached a new milestone: all of the 500 systems on the list deliver at least 1 petaflop. These systems power scientific research at institutions around the world.

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Survey: Data-center staffing shortage remains challenging

Building public awareness and achieving workforce diversity will help data-center operators contend with skills shortage, says Uptime Institute.

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VMware eyes Avi Networks for data-center software

VMware punched up its data center network virtualization capabilities by announcing it would buy Avi Networks load balancing, analytics and application delivery technology

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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.

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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.

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Data centers should sell spare UPS capacity to the grid

Distributed Energy is gaining traction, providing an opportunity for data centers to sell excess power in data center UPS batteries to the grid.

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As workloads migrate back from public clouds, hybrid cloud grows

Cloud offers many benefits, but that doesn’t mean public cloud is the right fit for every app. Enterprises continue to increase investments in private cloud to improve security, boost performance, and control costs.

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