Data center server infrastructure and OSes
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 11, 2019
Nvidia acquires Mellanox for $6.9 billion, as competition increases for platforms that can handle AI and other data-intensive platforms.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- March 27, 2017
Data center outages at Delta Airlines and Amazon Web Services stole the headlines in recent months, but there's plenty of other outages at everyday enterprises that fly under the radar. IT pros ...
- March 15, 2017
After cooking for more than three decades in its research laboratories, Big Blue has served up an appetizer of its quantum computing efforts, to give the IT world its first taste of what ...
- August 29, 2012
Through improved processing speed and reduced costs, IBM's new zEnterprise mainframe hopes to turn hybrid cloud customers' heads.
- March 07, 2011
Led by the IBM mainframe, server revenues showed healthy growth in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to IDC; and the Green Grid unveiled its Data Center Maturity Model.
- December 05, 2010
If you’ve got Oracle applications, boy, does Oracle have some fast new Sun Sparc servers for you.
- October 14, 2010
IBM phases out ESCON channels on mainframes, which will eventually force shops to buy ESCON to FICON converters to support legacy devices.
- September 23, 2009
A survey of more than 1,500 mainframe users found that MIPS growth is a major concern, due to high software costs and the weak economy.
- August 11, 2009
CA mainframe chief Chris O'Malley will give a keynote speech at the Share user group show in Denver this month, and talked about the hurdles mainframers face today.
- July 28, 2009
High software costs, cloud computing, and next-gen mainframers are top topics addressed by IBM Share user group President Pamela Taylor.
- July 05, 2009
As companies like TTX and the NYSE migrate from the mainframe to x86 servers, some say they're making the wrong move.
- May 19, 2009
Organizations typically defer software and hardware upgrades during a down economy, but cost-effective mainframe upgrades can pay back in a year or less and can be key to your company's competitive advantage.
- December 17, 2008
IBM Mainframe columnist suggests areas for IBM and ISVs to improve the mainframe: Better automation, improved maintainability and more innovation on virtualization.
- December 08, 2008
With the release of IBM's z10 and with Linux on the mainframe gaining traction, 2008 was a big year for big iron. But forces such as independent software vendors and the Web itself threaten mainframe vitality.
- October 21, 2008
IBM's z10 Business Class is smaller than the z10 introduced earlier this year and is geared toward businesses that might want to consolidate Linux workloads onto big iron.
- March 10, 2008
The Share group's user conference brought plenty of product announcements, including a midsized server from PSI that can run z/OS, HP-UX, Windows and Linux.
- March 04, 2008
HiperDispatch and the large-page feature of IBM's new System z10 mainframe were standouts for one beta user.
- February 27, 2008
Big Blue announced its newest mainframe, which has triple the memory of its predecessor, a feature IBM and users say will drive consolidation onto the System z platform.
- February 22, 2008
Big Blue inadvertently revealed details about its new mainframe set to launch on Feb. 26, as well as details on z/OS v1.10, a new version of the mainframe OS due out in September.
- November 28, 2007
BMC mainframe service management CTO Ralph Crosby talks about automation and how it relates to the mainframe at the Gartner Data Center Conference.
- September 26, 2007
Platform Solutions Inc.'s new System64 DS and ES servers run not only IBM z/OS but also Intel Itanium operating systems.
- September 10, 2007
AMD has introduced Barcelona, its quad-core processor, offering better performance at the same power requirements as dual core, as well as virtualization and power-saving features.
- August 30, 2007
Intel will soon release its Xeon 7300 processor, a four-socket, four-processor core model with better performance than previous generations.
- May 16, 2007
Its newest servers move the Libra line to quad-core Intel Xeons and debut a Dorado server on dual-core Intel Xeon, a move from its CMOS processor.
- May 02, 2007
One year ago, IBM introduced its smaller z9 Business Class mainframe with a $100K starting price. Features like the zIIP engine and Capacity on Demand have landed new customers, but third-party software costs and the lack of prescribed offerings are...
- February 23, 2007
Freight trucking company P&O Ferrymasters is consolidating more than 20% of its Windows servers onto a new Unisys ES7000/one using virtualization software from VMware and Unisys.
- January 29, 2007
Platform Solutions Inc., also known as PSI, has answered IBM's lawsuit with a counterclaim arguing that IBM combines its mainframe hardware and z/OS to prevent competition.
- December 06, 2006
IBM has sued Platform Solutions, Inc. for taking z/OS and OS/390, its mainframe operating systems, and adapting it for its Intel-based systems.
- November 15, 2006
Several times a year, the University of Toronto's mainframe would strain under the pressure of 70,000 students enrolling in or dropping out of courses at the same time. So it bought a z9 Business Class, IBM's smaller mainframe, with the ability to ...
- September 21, 2006
Jim Stallings, general manager, IBM System z Mainframe, told SearchDataCenter.com that IBM was prepared to guarantee energy savings on its mainframes over distributed systems.
- August 14, 2006
IBM's first publicized customer for the z9 is a grocery chain that operates 300 stores, as well as the supply chains for two other supermarket companies, powered by the new z9.
- February 01, 2006
The processor is the most significant addition to the z9 since IBM launched the new mainframe nearly a year ago to help combat security leaks.
- September 13, 2005
Plug-compatible mainframe vendor PSI is drumming up support for its forthcoming release of an Intel-based computer that runs native z/OS. But who's buying?
- July 27, 2005
IBM's new z9 mainframe has double the capacity of its predecessor. Big Blue hopes the new box will spark zSeries revenues out of a three-quarter slide.