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What’s hot for Cisco in 2020

Experts expect that Cisco will focus on building-out cloud, SD-WAN and security in 2020.

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Data centers in 2020: Automation, cheaper memory

As data centers grow in 2020, enterprises will refine the balance between on-premises and cloud resources, adopt AI on servers and try to manage data sprawl effectively.

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Rating 10 top hyperconverged infrastructure products

As enterprises look to reduce data center complexity, many are considering hyperconverged infrastructure platforms. But with major vendors such as Cisco, HPE, VMware and Dell offering products, how do you decide where to invest?

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Researchers experiment with glass-based storage that doesn't require electronics cooling

A Microsoft Research project uses laser optics and artificial intelligence to store data in quartz glass.

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AWS rolls out Outposts for on-premises hybrid cloud

Cisco, Aruba, Juniper are among others that support Amazon's Outposts hybrid-cloud service supported by hardware in customers' private data centers.

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How IBM plans to compete in the cloud

IBM hopes to reduce the complexity of moving workloads to the cloud through Cloud Paks,’ its series of specialized packaged offerings that enterprise can implement relatively quickly. But is it enough?

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Amazon joins the quantum computing crowd with Braket testbed

The newest part of AWS’ huge public-cloud ecosystem is Braket, a way for companies to experiment with quantum computing without having to own quantum computers.

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Ampere preps an 80-core Arm processor for the cloud

A new Ampere chip due out next year is single-threaded to avoid the 'noisy neighbor' problem that can impede customer workloads in multi-tenant cloud-provider networks.

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SSD vs. HDD: Choosing between solid-state and hard-disk drives

Hard disk drives may be headed into history, but before the last drive spins down, IT teams will need to navigate an HDD-to-SSD transition period. Here's a look at current options and best practices.

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HPE, DoE partner for AI-driven energy efficiency

HPE and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will work on developing AI and ML technologies for more efficient data-center operation

Nvidia quietly unveils faster, lower power Tesla GPU accelerator

Nvidia has upgraded its Volta line of Tesla GPU-accelerator cards to work faster using the same power as its old model.

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8 ways to prepare your data center for AI’s power draw

Artificial intelligence requires greater processor density, which increases the demand for cooling and raises power requirements.

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Extreme targets data center automation with software, switches

Extreme Networks software and switches are trying to bring simplicity to complex data center fabric management

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IBM aims at hybrid cloud, enterprise security

IBM Cloud Pak for Security features open-source Red Hat technology for hunting threats and automation to speed response to cyberattacks

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Intel targets Nvidia (again) with GPU and cross-processor API

Intel is looking to offer a unified CPU, GPU, and platform architecture that Nvidia doesn’t have but AMD does.

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Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 includes updates that Microsoft introduced over the past three years as well as many new security, administration, storage and Azure cloud integration features.

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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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White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

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