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Durham County goes Cisco for enterprise network ops and security proficiency

Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and DNA Center are now key parts of Durham County, North Carolina’s enterprise growth.

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Huawei introduces AI-driven data center switch

Huawei's new data center switches, the CloudEngine 16800 series, use an AI-powered chip to improve network operations.

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Why is Intel without a CEO after seven months?

Intel is executing fairly well for a company that doesn't have a leader, but this can’t go on forever.

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Intel announces new data center processors and more

New Xeons, AI processors, and 5G capabilities are among the announcements Intel made at CES this week.

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Server sales projected to slow, while memory prices drop

Global server shipments are expected to slow down as new processors appear on the horizon, according to TrendForce. Meanwhile, an oversupply of NAND flash memory causes prices to drop.

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Poor data-center configuration leads to severe waste problem

Old servers don’t just burn electricity; they contribute heavily to toxicity of the environment.

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Network management must evolve in order to scale container deployments

Containers are coming, and network professionals need to switch to telemetry-based management tools.

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Want to use AI and machine learning? You need the right infrastructure

IT is being tasked with supporting artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives, which requires thinking broadly about infrastructure needs today and tomorrow.

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Cisco bets $660M on silicon-photonics firm Luxtera

Cisco says the $660 million it's paying for optical semiconductor company Luxtera will address the need for speed in data centers and webscale networks.

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New chip techniques are needed for the new computing workloads

With complex new computing workloads becoming the norm, and Moore's Law approaching its limit, it's time to rethink how we create computer processors.

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Investigator finds no evidence of spy chips on Super Micro motherboards

A third-party organization tested a sampling of Super Micro motherboards and found no evidence of any spy chips.

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Computers could soon run cold, no heat generated

Transistors, superconductors, and chip design have all seen efficiency breakthroughs this year. So much so, that we may see the cold-running computer before too long.

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IBM and Nvidia announce turnkey AI system

IBM and Nvidia partner again to produce a tower-sized DGX server that combines high-end IBM hardware with Nvidia GPUs and is specific for AI.

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Qualcomm makes it official; no more data center chip

It's the end of the road for Qualcomm's Centriq, its ARM-based server processor.

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10 hot data-center virtualization startups to watch

Well-funded startups are streamlining data centers with products such as software-defined servers and software-defined block storage, as well as providing multi-cloud application support and data as a service.

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How we selected 10 hot data-center virtualization startups to watch

Identifying an important problem and solving it, assembling a strong leadership team, raising funding and actually selling products to customers all contributed to deciding which candidates became hot data-center virtualization...

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2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks

Developments in cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for software-defined data-center networks in the coming year.

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What is an SSD? How solid state drives work

Solid state drives use interconnected pools of flash memory that are managed by an SSD controller to deliver speeds far beyond what a hard disk drive (HDD) can offer.

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Edge-chips could render some networks unnecessary

Neuristor circuits will perform super-edge computations similar to how the brain does them, reducing network loads and possibly making some networks redundant.

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What's hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there's a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here's a selection of some of...

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