Server hardware strategy
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 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 ...
- 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 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.
- 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 ...
- 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 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 ...
- 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- March 17, 2017
The IoT deployments in the enterprise today may not tax the current infrastructure, but it's not too soon to prep for the demands of tomorrow.
- February 20, 2017
Cloud computing is built on the x86 processor, but don't forget RISC processors -- simple, yet powerful chips that still drive some of the data center's most important workloads.
- February 10, 2017
The hits keep on coming for the airline industry, with several more IT outages that have stranded angry passengers in recent months. Are there any new lessons for IT pros?
- December 06, 2016
If there will be a way to make an enterprise data center as efficient and optimized as cloud computing, composable infrastructure seeks to fill that role.
- September 26, 2016
Virtual machines can now run on the edge, near the things at the center of the internet of things, making use of multiple applications outside the data center.
- September 09, 2016
Users mull a vastly different IT buying landscape, after Dell Technologies completed the largest technology deal in history, while HPE sells off another part of its business.
- September 08, 2016
IT professionals hoping for a taste of what the combined Dell-EMC-VMware will serve up to them for new products and strategies, got a bowl of steam instead. In formally announcing the completion of ...
- August 10, 2016
If the Open Compute Project is too big and scary for your enterprise, a new open standard for data center hardware has emerged to appeal to data centers big and small.
- July 27, 2016
The density and flexibility offered by blade servers make them increasingly popular for IT pros inside an enterprise data center.
- June 17, 2016
HPE has found a data center friend in Docker to ease container entry into the enterprise, but right now, it's a step too far for some IT shops.
- June 08, 2016
Data analytics may be at the core of a data center, but HPE is the latest big infrastructure player to offer technology for processing data at the edge around the internet of things.
- May 27, 2016
The server-storage mismatch is at the heart of management challenges with big data architecture and can create inefficiencies for hardware running Hadoop and Spark. A different take on disaggregation can help.
- April 04, 2016
Disaggregated servers are unlikely to go 'boom' in the market the way hyper-convergence has but figure to grow at a more leisurely pace.
- March 14, 2016
Top-tier vendors are speaking up, hoping to compete with bare-bones white box servers that are increasingly popular with cloud service providers.
- March 07, 2016
Hyper-converged infrastructure is set to replace some traditional hardware in the data center during the coming year, if enterprises can overcome organizational and budget worries.
- February 17, 2016
The Dell-EMC merger matters to a lot of enterprise IT organizations, whether it's the storage they buy, their plan for SDN, management software integration or even converged infrastructure choices.
- February 03, 2016
The Open Compute Project is like buying supermarket store brands -- you still get what you want without the high price in your data center.
- January 15, 2016
If there was concern that interest in the server market was waning among IT pros in a software-dominated world, the latest batch of analyst reports should ease those worries.
- December 30, 2015
Data center teams modernized and adapted throughout 2015, with help -- and hindrance -- from major changes in the IT industry, which ranged from new job demands to transitions among providers.
- December 22, 2015
The effect of activist investors and leveraged buyouts on IT providers is something that can be advantageous in IT buying decisions.
- December 03, 2015
A growing data center architecture trend known as disaggregation or composable infrastructure has a new entrant with HPE Synergy.
- November 30, 2015
A timeline of HP through the years shows the defining moments that ultimately led to the split into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
- November 17, 2015
The Twitterverse chimes in on the mega Dell-EMC deal, as three major traditional IT vendors -- Dell, EMC and VMware -- plan their futures.
- November 12, 2015
Dell's deal to buy EMC and VMware for $67 billion is in doubt after revelations that the company could face a $9 billion tax bill, forcing some uncertain IT buyers to look elsewhere.
- September 17, 2015
Are we ready for memristor-based artificially intelligent infrastructure in the enterprise data center?
- June 29, 2015
RHEL on ARM servers has developers envisioning new apps, but the hardware and software ecosystem for 64-bit ARM is still just a vision.
- June 11, 2015
AOL shares the lessons it learned from a project to rid its data centers of 14,805 zombie servers that saved the company about $10 million.
- June 10, 2015
HP promises a prototype for its memory-driven computing architecture 'The Machine' next year as enterprise IT questions how it will be put to use.
- June 03, 2015
HP will soon be split into two, with an enterprise business that IT pros expect will deliver faster to catch up in the quickly changing IT market.
- May 27, 2015
IBM tries the gumbo approach to creating a hybrid cloud: Some Power Systems with a dash of software reorg and a pinch of revamped software licensing.
- May 13, 2015
AMD expects to add some processor choice into the Wintel-dominated x86 server market as soon as next year.
- May 07, 2015
OpenStack has been an option for advanced users for many years, but new combinations match server hardware with enterprise support.
- April 14, 2015
Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them.
- March 03, 2015
The TechTarget Server Hardware Survey reveals how data center pros buy blade servers, and what they plan to purchase in the next year.
- February 09, 2015
Weed out the truth about COTS servers and legacy hardware and see why fear of change in the data center is a major hurdle to overcome.
- February 06, 2015
The right upgrades are essential to the ongoing, timely delivery of critical IT services -- if the infrastructure falls behind, so does the enterprise.
- July 16, 2014
Facebook's North Carolina data center is warm and humid, which is fine for the thousands of OCP servers working there. Check out the exclusive video.
- March 03, 2011
It’s not practical to have keyboard, video display and a mouse for every server. KVM-over-IP makes it possible to manage multiple servers through a single set of devices.
- March 03, 2011
1U servers are well suited to many everyday business tasks. This overview considers the key features -- from processor and memory support to network ports-- of various 1U server offerings.
- January 18, 2010
What were the top data center products of 2009? Our panel of judges and IT managers weigh in on their favorite servers, systems management software and infrastructure products for enterprise data centers.
- December 02, 2009
Gartner says unified computing is the future of the server platform, but end users remain skeptical about 'converged architecture' in the data center.
- May 13, 2009
All x86 servers are not equal. What are the criteria for buying x86 servers? Consider application characteristics, memory, power usage and other factors when selecting a commodity server vendor.
- July 25, 2007
Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced Thermal Zone Mapping, a 3-D image of a data center's power and cooling profile, which may add momentum to their push for more blade servers in the data center.
- May 01, 2007
The new quad-core chips are designed to increase performance, but not all applications need -- or can use -- multiple cores.
- November 08, 2005
Marc Tremblay, Sun Microsystems fellow, vice president and chief architect, made news last month when the company announced that he had been awarded his 100th technology patent since joining Sun in 1991. Thirty-six of Tremblay's patents have ...