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Gartner: 10 infrastructure trends you need to know

Gartner’s look at the top infrastructure and operational trends reflect offshoots of technologies – such as cloud computing, automation and networking advances the company’s analysts have talked about many times before.

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New mainframe uses: Blockchain, containerized apps

Blockchain and containerized microservices can benefit from the mainframe’s integrated security and massive parallelization capabilities.

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Network pros react to new Cisco certification curriculum

Major changes to Cisco's certification program emphasize network programmability, automation.

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VMware on AWS gets an on-premises option

Amazon Relational Database Service on VMware automates database provisioning for customers running VMware vSphere 6.5 or later, and it supports Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.

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Hitachi Vantara unveils massively scalable storage array

New VSP 5000 storage system is the fastest NVMe array on the market and covers everything from cloud integration to mainframes.

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10 things to know about Cisco's certification overhaul

Cisco's CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE certifications are changing to emphasize areas such as network programmability, multi-cloud, Internet of Things, SD-WAN, and other software-focused initiatives.

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Data center liquid-cooling to gain momentum

The serious number-crunching demands of AI, IoT and big data - and the heat they generate - may mean air cooling is on its way out.

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9 hot micro-data-center startups to watch

Startups focused on micro data centers could fill a void created by growing demand to process IoT data closer to the network edge.

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HPE, Nutanix deliver private cloud as a service

HPE hardware plus Nutanix's Enterprise Cloud OS and its AHV hypervisor create a combination for on-premises deployment that's intended to compete with cloud services.

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The biggest risk to uptime? Your staff

Human error is the chief cause of downtime, a new study finds. Imagine that.

Schneider Electric launches wall-mounted server rack

Like a flat-screen TV that's mounted to save floor space, the EcoStruxure Micro Data Center 6U can be hung from the wall in space-constrained data centers and edge computing environments.

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High performance computing: Do you need it?

As costs drop and use cases multiply, high performance computing is attracting new adopters of all types and sizes. Expanding options include supercomputer-based HPC systems, cluster-based HPC, and cloud HPC services. How can HPC...

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Intel announces Optane for workstations, higher capacity NAND

At its Memory and Storage Day 2019 in Seoul last week, Intel made several announcements concerning its Optane persistent storage as well as NAND flash capacity. Optane is a new form of non-volatile memory from Intel that has the...

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Storage trends: What’s the best uses for Optane?

While 3D XPoint memory has been shipping as Optane from Intel for two years, it hasn't found a great deal of traction, but a new server DIMM and an upcoming Micron product release may change that.

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Data center gear will increasingly move off-premises

Cloud and colocation sites will account for half of all data center equipment in just five years, according to 451 Research.

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How to decommission a data center

Decommissioning a data center is lot more complicated than shutting down servers and switches. Here’s what you should keep in mind.

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Cisco spreads ACI to Microsoft Azure, multicloud and SD-WAN environments

Cisco is extending its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology to help customers grow and control hybrid, multicloud, and SD-WAN environments.

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Oracle updates Exadata big iron and its cloud commitment

Oracle unveiled the Oracle Exadata X8M, which is designed to accelerate Oracle’s database applications, and announced a massive data center expansion.

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