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BMC retools its service management offerings for AI, cloud era

Many if not most large enterprises run hybrid computing environments and are looking for management software flexible enough to run in, and manage assets, across private and public clouds.

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SDNs and NFV are complementary and core components of modernized networks

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization both untie tasks and functions from hardware and provide agility, one for the network itself, the other for network services.

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Windows Server 2019 embraces SDN

Software-defined networking in Windows Server 2019 includes virtual network peering and encryption, auditing, and IPv6 support.

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Suddenly the server market is hot again

Growth and new platforms are driving sales for a once-moribund market.

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Cisco taps AMD to power a hyper-dense server for data centers, edge computing

Cisco announces the C-Series C4200 server, a 2RU box comprised of the C4200 chassis and C125 server nodes that boosts processor-core density 128% using AMD EPYC 7000 CPUs.

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AMD’s EPYC server encryption is the latest security system to fall

Researchers find they can recover data from encrypted VMs.

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Study shows admins are doing a terrible job of patching servers

Three-quarters of examined open-source servers have unpatched exploits.

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Nvidia’s HGX-2 brings flexibility to GPU computing

Nvidia takes the covers off its HGX-2 server platform that unifies HPC and A.I. computing.

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Nvidia aims to unify AI, HPC computing in HGX-2 server platform

Nvidia is refining its pitch for data-center performance and efficiency with a new server platform, the HGX-2, that harnesses the power of 16 Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs to satisfy requirements for both AI and high-performance...

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AI boosts data-center availability, efficiency

Today’s hybrid data-center environments often span on-premise data centers, cloud, and edge computing deployments, and enterprises are finding a traditional approach to managing data centers isn’t optimal. With artificial intelligence...

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Data-center management: What does DMaaS deliver that DCIM doesn’t?

Datacenter management as a service, or DMaaS, is a cloud-based remote monitoring service that aggregates and analyzes large sets of anonymized customer data to help companies better anticipate equipment failures or capacity shortfalls...

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Who’s developing quantum computers?

Here are classical computing stalwarts and the startups they are vying with for a piece of the quantum-computing future.

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What’s quantum computing [and why enterprises need to care]

Quantum computing is moving from science fiction to reality. Here’s what enterprise IT planners should know.

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Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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What Qualcomm’s rumored exit from data centers means

Anonymous sources say Qualcomm is looking to shut down or sell its Centriq line of ARM-based data center processors, causing people to speculate about the company's plans.

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HPE snaps-up hyperconverged-network (HCN) vendor Plexxi

Plexxi technology will help make data centers with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) more nimble to respond to changing demands.

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When it comes to hyperconverged infrastructure, the hardware matters

To accommodate the many hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) applications, Dell EMC added two new hardware platforms to its XC family.

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Will Huawei become a pawn in a high-stakes U.S.-China technology war?

Huawei faces potential sanctions by the U.S. that could draw it in to a larger technology confrontation between the U.S. and China

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GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

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Nutanix looks to turn its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) products into a platform

Nutanix outlined its plan to become the next major enterprise platform vendor, announcing several products to give it visibility among CIOs.

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