- March 25, 2020
The new COVID-19 HPC consortium comprised of tech giants, national labs and academia are using supercomputers and clouds to speed research to identify a cure.
- March 06, 2020
Honeywell joined the quantum computing race this week with a system featuring a new quantum architecture with a Quantum Volume rating of 64 -- double that of existing systems.
- March 04, 2020
The BMC acquisition of Compuware leaves BMC as the last major independent mainframe software company. But its new portfolio should help users transition to modern world of DevOps.
- February 19, 2020
New Dell Streaming Media Platform includes two small form factor PowerEdge servers and a Modular Data Center. Dell aims the products for use in harsh IT environments.
- January 10, 2020
IBM literally doubled down on its commitment to quantum computing with the addition of 60 more high-profile IBM Q Network members and news that it has doubled its Quantum Volume metric to 32.
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- January 07, 2020
With internal AI and cloud projects such as Watson failing to deliver much revenue, analysts think IBM needs to acquire, not build, its way back to sustainable growth.
- November 27, 2019
The data center energy efficiency metric, power usage effectiveness, or PUE, is not improving. But one supercomputer data center is showing that big improvements are possible.
- November 21, 2019
HPE will be working with the National Renewable Energy Lab to develop AIOps aimed at improving exascale computing efficiency. The lab has a trove of data that may help.
- November 11, 2019
Microsoft revealed plans to jump into the quantum hardware business with a chip capable of running quantum software.
- October 10, 2019
IBM's Bob Sutor discusses Big Blue's new quantum systems and computation center, the realities of quantum computing today and how IT pros will code for these systems in the future.
- September 17, 2019
Dell EMC goes from Naples to Rome with a new line of EPYC servers, including Ready Solutions for high-performance computing and Ready Nodes for vSAN hyper-converged infrastructure.
- September 12, 2019
IBM unveiled the latest in its line of mainframes capable of processing 1 trillion web transactions a day. The IBM z15 mainframe's software can manage data across multiple clouds.
- August 23, 2019
In a tweet, Iran said it is building a new supercomputer. Other nations are doing the same because high performance computing platforms lend themselves to AI development.
- August 21, 2019
IBM opened up its Power server Instruction Set Architecture allowing the open source community to develop more innovative hardware components for IBM's Power servers.
- August 21, 2019
Big Switch Networks' new products and features aim to help solve issues such as lack of operational consistency, visibility and management in hybrid environments, and shadow IT.
- August 13, 2019
The U.S. is buying an exascale system from Cray Inc., its third from the company which is now being acquired by HPE. The $600 million system will be used in nuclear weapons development.
- August 08, 2019
Red Hat released RHEL version 7.7 with features that make it easier to marry its legacy systems with the latest cloud-native applications, while urging users to move to RHEL 8.
- July 26, 2019
Many top-tier server hardware suppliers redoubled their efforts to deliver products such as supercomputers to capture a piece of the AI and machine learning hardware market.
- July 10, 2019
IBM's mainframe business continues to be under pressure from cloud-based competitors, and perhaps even its own Power server. But analyst opinions vary about its long-term fate.
- June 07, 2019
Many corporate IT users are flocking to the cloud, but a majority surprisingly remain reluctant to migrate their on-premises mission-critical workloads to a public cloud.
- May 20, 2019
The race to build exascale supercomputers is a project of big governments -- China, Japan, the European Union and the U.S. Initial systems are planned in the 2020 to 2021 time frame.
- May 17, 2019
HPE's $1.3 billion deal to acquire supercomputing pioneer Cray Inc. should better position the company in the HPC market among IT shops looking for added muscle to run AI workloads.
- May 17, 2019
IBM's new Tailored Fit Pricing model gives enterprises more flexibility in the types of workloads they run on the z/OS platform.
- May 09, 2019
Solarflare Cloud Onload, a new application acceleration platform, was designed to improve data center efficiency and remove waste from today's cloud infrastructure investments.
- May 07, 2019
Red Hat rolled out its long-awaited Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, designed to work across corporate data centers and multiple clouds and anchor its container and AI strategies.
- March 28, 2019
Six months after IBM revealed plans to acquire Red Hat, some IT industry experts have reason to believe approvals will take longer than the companies have suggested.
- March 13, 2019
If IBM continues doubling the performance of its quantum computers, as recent benchmarks indicate, it could deliver the first commercial system in the next three to five years.
- March 11, 2019
Nvidia acquires Mellanox for $6.9 billion, as competition increases for platforms that can handle AI and other data-intensive platforms.
- March 08, 2019
With IBM releasing its latest benchmark, the company's quantum computer appears to be consistently, if not slowly marching toward commercial reality.
- February 22, 2019
While they debuted few whiz-bang offerings, IBM did roll out a handful of products that allow users to run AI technologies across more platforms, including Power Systems servers and competitor clouds.
- February 05, 2019
Newcomer Carbon Relay has introduced two products that use artificial intelligence to help IT pros manage data center efficiency.
- January 31, 2019
France is building a supercomputer that can perform both traditional high-performance computing workloads and AI-specific workloads. The converged design is becoming increasingly common.
- January 25, 2019
Broadcom explains why its surprising acquisition of CA Technologies can work, citing complementary portfolios and the long-term viability of mainframe software.
- January 10, 2019
IBM finally introduced its first integrated quantum computer that is designed for commercial accounts. But the emergence of commercial apps may take some time.
- November 16, 2018
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 updates the software's DevOps capabilities with Application Streams, and boosts its appeal to both developers and line-of-business managers.
- November 02, 2018
After its acquisition by IBM, Red Hat wasted little time unveiling the next version of its flagship product, RHEL 7.6, which supports hybrid clouds and updated security.
- September 14, 2018
Cisco's latest UCS servers with Nvidia's GPUs aim to help larger IT shops more quickly run AI and machine learning workloads -- and help Cisco keep pace with Dell and HPE.
- August 27, 2018
Dell EMC will use its HCI systems when it bundles software to encourage multi-cloud environments and push adoption of the company's own multi-cloud strategy.
- August 10, 2018
IBM looks to grab high-end hardware market share from archrival Intel with the introduction of two Power9 servers that offer greater uptime and reduced maintenance costs.
- August 03, 2018
IBM's upcoming Power Systems servers add more security and reliability for cloud environments and promise to lower maintenance costs over the systems' life span.
- July 16, 2018
Rackspace now has a managed colocation program that it hopes to upsell its customers with additional services, once their servers are in-house.
- July 12, 2018
Broadcom has acquired CA Technologies in a move some believe is largely financially motivated, while others see an opportunity for the companies to integrate core offerings.
- July 09, 2018
Cloud evaluation requires planning and cost analysis. With available technology and managed service providers, IT can reduce long-term expenditures and management headaches.
- July 06, 2018
HPE has complemented its recent high-end hyper-converged system with another HCI system to fit the space-constrained environments of branch offices or SMBs.
- July 03, 2018
In a complex stock deal Dell once again becomes a public company to flex its muscles against major legacy IT rivals, but sidesteps questions about VMware's autonomy.
- June 22, 2018
HPE has brought its memory-driven computing architecture back into the spotlight, this time with a little help from its friends to meet enterprises' future IT infrastructure needs.
- June 20, 2018
HPE's edge computing strategy hinges on converged infrastructure systems to help enterprises manage data outside their data centers and the cloud, and help the company regain market traction.
- June 01, 2018
IBM rolled out its Cloud Private for Data platform designed to make it easier for users' on-premises data to interact with not just IBM's public cloud, but those of AWS and Google.
- May 22, 2018
HPE strengthened its composable infrastructure strategy with the acquisition of Plexxi, a startup that adds a networking element crucial to the company's success in that market.
- May 04, 2018
Upgrades to Dell's high-end PowerEdge servers, along with HCI servers to run machine learning workloads, illustrate the company's balancing act to address corporate users' needs for server hardware and hybrid cloud.
- April 16, 2018
In this Q&A, IBM's Seth Dobrin discusses the rising user interest in machine learning and AI projects and the help inexperienced users need to launch those projects.
- April 10, 2018
IBM hopes to attract born-in-the-cloud startups that never considered buying a full-blown z14 mainframe, with its little brother, the 'skinny mainframe.'
- April 04, 2018
Pivotal Software's intention to go public once again draws attention to Dell Technologies' ongoing efforts to pay down the mountain of debt incurred with its whopping $67 billion acquisition of EMC ...
- March 30, 2018
Interxion's Dublin-based data center business continues to grow as an increasing number of American and European companies see Ireland as a strategic connection hub.
- March 27, 2018
Public cloud computing is driving more interest in the SD-WAN market as IT departments look to streamline management of network traffic leaving the data center.
- March 16, 2018
Big Blue will introduce IBM Cloud services that use blockchain, containers and its z14 mainframes to deliver improved security across cloud and on-premises environments.
- February 20, 2018
IBM follows up its first Power9 server with a raft of systems designed to appeal to a wider array of markets -- most notably, AI and cloud deployments.
- February 08, 2018
Market pressures and manufacturing synergies drove Dell to integrate its HCI and CI products with its core business units, but opinions differ whether users will benefit.
- December 22, 2017
The improved price-performance and remote management software capabilities of hyper-converged systems for edge computing could prove fortuitous as edge comes into vogue.
- December 21, 2017
The software-defined data center market is growing, but IT pros must first grapple with the high price tag of an SDDC. While some head toward adoption, others hesitate.
- December 18, 2017
It's essential to stay ahead of the data center industry news, as the market moves quickly. See which product launches and acquisitions made headlines in 2017.
- December 11, 2017
As Gartner stresses edge and micro data centers, IT pros explore potential use cases. But a saturated market and other concerns can make the decision to adopt a difficult one.
- December 08, 2017
IBM's first Power9 servers, fueled by Nvidia technology, aim to establish a foothold in the AI market, as well as loosen Intel's iron grip on the server market.
- November 22, 2017
CA mainframe tools with AI and machine learning software extends CA Technologies' relevance in a world increasingly focused on cloud and DevOps.
- October 24, 2017
With its own digital transformation underway, CA Technologies wants to lead legacy mainframe software users into the world of cloud computing and agile development.
- October 16, 2017
The search is on to replace DRAM in the future data center, one of many evolutions to come for data center hardware, one industry expert says.
- October 06, 2017
Data center hardware spending remain soft, but that could empower enterprise buyers who see the benefits of better performance and control of their own gear. The overall server market remains ...
- October 05, 2017
Vendor-focused hybrid cloud platforms such as VMware Cloud on AWS and Microsoft Azure Stack get a lot of attention, but some new hybrid cloud platforms eschew vendor allegiances.
- September 28, 2017
Colocation data center buyers are needlessly captivated by impressive features at data centers that distract them from important decision-making information.
- September 27, 2017
Microsoft says Azure Stack is ready to order, but users will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the product, while OEMs finish their tests and certifications.
- September 22, 2017
Cisco is folding its data center management software into a cloud-based product, called Cisco Intersight, which will harness the collective intelligence of its customers.
- September 20, 2017
Continuing efforts to make the mainframe technically fashionable, IBM offers a system promising rock-solid container security to compete against other container management tools.
- September 15, 2017
GE's software will run on Dell Technologies hardware from now on – but most enterprises don't care much about big-name endorsements. A Dell-GE deal last week made Dell the primary IT infrastructure ...
- September 12, 2017
The all-in-one appeal of VMware Cloud Foundation is aimed at VMware shops that want someone else to run their private cloud on a modern, software-defined data center stack.
- September 01, 2017
The emergence of converged and hyper-converged infrastructure has increased the role of data center generalists, which leaves a question about the role of specialists.
- August 23, 2017
Cisco's purchase of Springpath could open the door to further use of hyper-converged software across the Cisco portfolio, including in its Unified Computing System.
- August 18, 2017
Nearly half of enterprises do not save money with the public cloud, and say they have figured out how to beat public cloud costs with their own private cloud.
- August 14, 2017
Blockchain mostly runs in the cloud today, but some hardware vendors have considered how it might fit into the data center -- despite the few benefits that it will create.
- August 04, 2017
Azure Stack will bring the services of Azure public cloud into the enterprise data center when it goes GA in September, but initially it won't be ready for large deployments.
- July 25, 2017
Enterprises that rent racks inside one of the many data centers that have changed hands in 2017 should carefully evaluate changes to connectivity options, service and prices.
- July 21, 2017
Vendors are keen to push their own server management tools with extra capabilities, but they lack the cross-vendor capabilities provided by Redfish's open standards.
- July 13, 2017
New options for data center certification, including UL's debut and the Tier 5 standard from Switch, aim to more easily prove data center resiliency and reliability.
- July 12, 2017
IBM is poised to leap forward in cybersecurity with a refreshed z Systems mainframe built to handle pervasive encryption.
- July 07, 2017
Where in the world is an edge data center? That's a question IT pros might ask, as more companies try to define where these facilities are located and who uses them.
- July 05, 2017
The data center market moves quickly, so it's important to stay abreast of the latest news. See which product launches and emerging IT strategies made headlines so far this year.
- July 03, 2017
Red Hat finally stepped into the hyper-converged arena with an all-open-source, software-only offering. But will corporate users want to mix and match it with their own hardware?
- June 30, 2017
Converged infrastructure mainstay Vblock has reached its end of life, as Dell EMC's partnership with Cisco shifts to VxBlock and the more popular VMware switch.
- June 22, 2017
The latest threat to server security could be the firmware. That's the emphasis of at least one server-maker, hoping to help users thwart new attacks -- and spark server demand.
- June 07, 2017
Enterprise IT can manage local and public cloud workloads harmoniously in their data centers, according to HPE -- as long as they use its hardware and new management platform.
- June 01, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will focus on areas where the public cloud can't get the job done, such as multicloud technology and at the edge with internet of things projects.
- May 23, 2017
A lack of open source development support adds to enterprise OpenStack criticism, as the platform inches forward with traditional IT customers and partners.
- May 18, 2017
A new generation of Dell EMC servers, storage and hyper-converged, with only minor enhancements, made the combined companies' initial outing a low-key affair.
- May 11, 2017
As companies strive to modernize application delivery, a perfect storm of IT and business scenarios have led to unrealistic expectations across the board.
- May 10, 2017
Flexible hardware pricing? What took so long? Perhaps there were a few IT pros that wondered this when they first heard about the Cloud Flex Pay per use pricing that was introduced as a new buying ...
- May 10, 2017
From containers and faster networking to IoT and edge computing, these trends continue to define the role of IT pros in future data centers and the skill sets they need to hone.
- May 09, 2017
Enterprise IT teams can now buy data center hardware based on just what they use, rather than receive the one big bill that has long been a cornerstone of on-prem purchases.
- May 01, 2017
An OpenStack private cloud managed as a service can simplify deployment and operation for enterprises and focus on the benefits of cloud computing, not Linux.
- April 20, 2017
Your data center provider is more likely than ever to have a southern drawl or Midwestern lilt. The Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest are among the fastest growing data center markets in the United ...
- April 18, 2017
More than 1,000 users have moved their VMware infrastructure to IBM's public cloud using Cloud Foundation, while others await a much publicized AWS partnership to go GA.
- April 14, 2017
Enterprises will increasingly fill data centers with rack-scale hyper-converged infrastructure as the basis for hybrid clouds, says the CTO of Dell EMC's converged platforms division.