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Cisco: How AI and machine learning are going to change your network

Cisco's new server -- the UCS C480 ML -- is targeted at supporting machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, but that’s only the beginning.

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Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

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Cisco introduces its first server built for AI and ML workloads

Cisco's new Unified Compute System (UCS) server covers each stage of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) lifecycle.

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Software-defined data centers need MANO

Why management, automation and network orchestration (MANO) are essential to the agility and flexibility of software-defined data centers.

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Newest OpenStack release comes with bare-metal installs in mind

The new release of OpenStack Rocky, the OpenStack Foundation's cloud platform, has enhanced support for bare-metal infrastructure.

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Hardware life cycle approaches to save money, ensure network reliability

The right life cycle management approach when it comes to network hardware and data center cabling will help IT organizations do more while optimizing their budget.

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The rise of EVPN in the modern data center

Layer 2 networks: what you learn from watch and learn.

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What to expect when the internet gets a big security upgrade

More secure keys protecting the directory name system (DNS) are ready to deploy, but for those using DNS servers that haven't been upgraded, it could cause problems reaching websites.

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Low-heat radios could replace cable links in data centers

A more efficient design that combines antenna and electronics could replace traditional radio links, improving energy and spectral efficiency, Georgia Tech researchers say.

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VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

VMware's Project Dimension (edge computing), Project Magna (artificial intelligence) and Project Concord (enterprise blockchain) were all previewed at VMworld

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Chip shrinking hits a wall: what it means for you

GlobalFoundries will no longer make 7nm chips, a setback for AMD and a challenge for data centers' ability to scale.

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Data center staff are aging faster than the equipment

Data center staff are getting older on average, and women show no interest in the job, according to a recent Uptime Institute survey.

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Hot products at VMworld 2018

VMworld 2018 kicks off this week in Las Vegas, where VMware and its partners are digging into virtualization, SDN, hyperconvergence, AI, containers and more. As the show gets underway, here are some of the new products being announced...

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VMware sharpens security focus with vSphere Platinum, ‘adaptive micro-segmentation’

VMware expands its security range with vSphere Platinum -- a new version of its virtualization software that has security integrated into the hypervisor.

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Microsoft lures Win Server 2008 users toward Azure

With the end of support for Windows Server 2008 coming in January 2020 and SQL Server 2008 in July 2019, Microsoft is offering customers three years of extended support for the platforms if they migrate the workloads to its Azure...

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Excess data center heat is no longer a bug -- it’s a feature!

A small town in Norway is experimenting with using heat generated by a new data center to warm homes and businesses.

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Will Fujitsu be the first to make an ARM-powered supercomputer?

Japanese tech giant Fujitsu shifts from the SPARC processor to an ARM processor in the supercomputer race.

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Dell EMC rolls out future-proofed high-performance servers

Dell EMC's PowerEdge MX line was designed to support a wide variety of traditional and emerging data center workloads, such as AI.

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Microsoft, Salesforce plan to open source major enterprise software products

Both firms will give away software that gave them a competitive edge, a reflection of changing times.

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Analysts: SD-WAN 5-year annual growth rate tops 40%

Becoming the “backbone of the enterprise,” SD-WAN market could hit $4.5 billion by 2022, IDC says, even as businesses seek integrated management and security features.

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