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Intel promises silicon-based fixes for Meltdown and Spectre this year

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said "silicon-based" fixes for Spectre and Meltdown would arrive by the end of 2018.

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Tech Talk: The coding benefits of serverless computing

The panel talks about serverless systems, which spin up a snippet of code that runs on demand to perform a business operation. It's a step toward a more developer-friendly approach to code development.

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Cisco HyperFlex prepares businesses for a hybrid, multi-cloud world

Cisco HyperFlex 3.0 includes several new features that let businesses migrate to a hybrid, multi-cloud model and maintain visibility, application performance and scalability.

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Cisco acquires Skyport Systems to bolster its hybrid cloud positioning

Skyport will bring some unique technology to Cisco, making it easier for businesses to secure and manage hybrid cloud environments.

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Server vendors push flex pricing to challenge cloud providers

As enterprises adopt cloud services, hardware vendors are fighting back with long-term payment plans that avoid capital outlay.

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Facebook and Amazon are causing a memory shortage

Demand for DRAM is soaring thanks to the explosive growth in hyperscale data centers, creating a shortage and causing prices to increase.

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Dell EMC patches vulnerabilities in its data protection products

The vulnerabilities affect Dell EMC's Avamar Server, NetWorker Virtual Edition, and Integrated Data Protection Appliance. Users should apply patches now.

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Admin automation: the serverless low-hanging fruit

Getting started with serverless computing.

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Hyperconverged secondary storage market heats up

Cohesity saw strong momentum in 2017, indicating businesses are ready for hyperconverged secondary storage.

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Gartner report: Worldwide server sales revenue increases 16%

New hardware from HPE, Dell EMC and Lenovo, as well as demand for capacity, helped drive worldwide server sales in Q3 2017.

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AMD scores its first big server win with Azure

AMD's Epyc server processors score their first big public win, with Microsoft announcing Azure instances based on Epyc server microprocessors.

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Dell EMC makes big hyperconverged systems push with new servers

Dell EMC is expanding its hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio with new systems built around 14th generation PowerEdge servers.


IBM to ship its Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

With the release this month of the first commercial server based on its Power9 processor, IBM hits another milestone in its quest to be the AI-workload leader for data centers and web service providers.

Cisco UCS B-Series vs. HPE BladeSystem: Which is best?

This IT Central Station report compares real users’ feedback on Cisco UCS B-Series and HPE BladeSystem

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Micro-modular data centers set to multiply

Edge computing is driving demand for micro-modular data centers, which are prefabricated IT facilities encapsulated in their own protective shell. Climate controls, power distribution and network connectivity are built into the units,...

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Marvell extends its reach in the data center with Cavium purchase

Marvell Technology's purchase of embedded chip maker Cavium will put the companies' products in virtually every corner of the data center.

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HPE broadens its processor offerings with AMD, Cavium systems

HPE announced new ProLiant DL385 Gen10 servers running AMD’s Epyc processor, plus Apollo-based servers running ARM processors developed by Cavium.

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Cray picks Cavium processors for ARM-based supercomputers

Cavium ARM processors make big server wins, showing Qualcomm isn't going to own this space that easily.

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