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Say goodbye to spring cleaning

How cloud infrastructure tools keep your data center clean year-round.

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IBM launches private IoT analytics cloud platform

IBM's Cloud Private for Data brings the same flexibility and elasticity of the public cloud to your data center.

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Cloud vs. data center: How to know what’s right for your organization

Broad strokes about being all-in on public cloud or on-premises data centers don’t make sense any more.

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FPGA maker Xilinx aims range of software-programmable chips at data centers

Xilinx, which for decades has vied with rival Altera (now part of Intel) for technical leadership in FPGAs, is unveiling what it calls a new product category – the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) – that, it says, goes...

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What to do if your cloud provider stops offering its services

Any cloud provider can go out of business or stop offering it services, so it is critical to have a contingency plan in place if it happens.

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Another selling point of bare-metal cloud providers: local service

Small and mid-size businesses like bare-metal cloud service providers because they are within driving distance -- they want to keep their data center nearby.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure gets its own Gartner magic quadrant

Hyperconvergence is winning over enterprises that are drawn to its potential to ease management, streamline the deployment of new workloads, and optimize costs. As much as 20% of business-critical apps will transition to...

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A new telepresence robot takes the stage

Ava from Ava Robotics, a startup with deep technical ties to iRobot, brings her charming personality to the telepresence marketplace.

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VMware tackles complexity of multi-cloud environments

VMware has expanded its portfolio of cloud tools to help enterprises improve the manageability of their public cloud and on-premises environments. At the same time, VMware announced the first global expansion of VMware Cloud on AWS,...

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Why a bare-metal cloud provider might be just what you need

Cloud services that provide nothing but server hardware can help solve application-migration, performance, customization and hardware-access problems.

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New tech harvests electricity out of thin air

Internet of Things sensors and communications gear could be powered by air temperature fluctuations, inventors from MIT say.

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Cisco bolsters Tetration for better cloud, workload security

Cisco’s Tetration analytics upgrade focuses on protecting data center workloads and detects potential application vulnerabilities.

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Startup ZincFive makes old battery technology new again

ZincFive says the nickel-zinc-style batteries in its new UPS are more power efficient, less hazardous to the environment and physically safer.

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Submarine cable boom fueled by new tech, soaring demand

Cloud, content and interconnection demand brings major subsea growth.

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Companies ready to spend on IT hardware again

The recent IT spending slowdown, caused by enterprises assessing cloud computing services, is about to end, Morgan Stanley says. Investors could see double-digit earnings growth from the IT hardware sector in 2018.

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Leveraging Windows Server 2016 for hyperconvergence

Hyperconverged infrastructure tools in Windows Server 2016 can support storage, SDN and cost savings when building enterprise data centers.

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Memcached servers can be hijacked for massive DDoS attacks

Any Memcached server not behind a firewall is at risk of being hit by a DDoS attack.

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Startup Concertio offers AI-optimized server configuration

Concertio's Optimizer Studio monitors the interactions between applications and systems, adjusts the system configurations accordingly, and learns from patterns.

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