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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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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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