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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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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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Cavium launches ThunderX2 ARM-based server processors

Cavium claims its ThunderX2 server processors have superior price-performance compared with its Intel Skylake counterparts.

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Intel job posting hints at major overhaul to the processor core

Intel has hired some top talent and is looking for more, raising speculation that it is going to redesign its Core-branded CPU architecture.

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AI, analytics drive Dell EMC storage, server upgrades

Dell EMC is kicking off its Dell Technologies World conference with storage, servers and hyperconvergence upgrades aimed at enterprises that are grappling with new application types such as artificial intelligence and machine...

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Intel FPGAs step toward mainstream in Dell, Fujitsu enterprise servers

With Dell and Fujitsu putting Intel Arria 10 GX programmable acceleration cards into off-the-shelf servers for the data center, enterprises should find it easier to tap the benefits of FPGAs.

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IBM tweaks its z14 mainframe to make it a better physical fit for the data center

IBM is making rack-mounted versions - ZR1 and Rockhopper II - of its latest z14t mainframe, that are able to securely run containerized software.

Five servers that exist thanks to the Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project shares specifications for servers designed to be cost effective, and here are five that are commercially available.

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How converged infrastructure can accelerate the AI journey

Pure Storage's AIRI simplifies and speeds up the process of deploying infrastructure to support artificial intelligence-based systems.

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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How server disaggregation could make cloud data centers more efficient

Standard servers are wasteful of resources, but future systems may be configurable to match the requirements of the workload

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Memcached servers can be hijacked for massive DDoS attacks

Any Memcached server not behind a firewall is at risk of being hit by a DDoS attack.

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Startup Concertio offers AI-optimized server configuration

Concertio's Optimizer Studio monitors the interactions between applications and systems, adjusts the system configurations accordingly, and learns from patterns.

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Lenovo introduces new water-cooled server technology

Lenovo says the ThinkSystem SD650 high-density server tray will lower power consumption 30 to 40% compared to traditional air cooling methods.

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What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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AMD lands Dell as its latest Epyc server processor customer

AMD's Epyc 7000 processors will power three new Dell PowerEdge servers. The emphasis is on one-socket solutions for the enterprise.

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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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