Server hardware strategy

  • February 09, 2007 09 Feb'07

    Sun x86 servers turn heads: Too bad you can't get one

    Users are impressed with Sun's foray into low-end hardware. But analysts and bloggers say the engineering-centric firm needs to improve logistics.

  • February 08, 2007 08 Feb'07

    HP offers Sun SPARC shops ProLiant alternative

    HP now counts several ProLiant server models as certified to run Sun Solaris 10, paving the way for Sun SPARC shops to migrate off legacy RISC hardware.

  • February 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    AMD high efficiency Opteron chips push the thermal envelope

    AMD has released high efficiency dual-core Opteron chips that run 12Ws cooler than Intel's quad-core Xeon.

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    Blade servers dominate market by 2009

    According to a new survey from TheInfoPros, blade server adoption will rise exponentially through 2009. But where will data center managers put this hot and heavy hardware?

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    Sun x86 servers to include Intel chips

    Sun Microsystems announced that it will include Intel Xeon chips in a new line of x86 servers. In return, Intel will start supporting and endorsing Solaris on its chip architecture.

  • January 15, 2007 15 Jan'07

    IBM BladeCenter H gets tenfold bandwidth increase

    IBM introduces new networking capabilities for its BladeCenter H system, including 10 GigE connections to the blade.

  • January 09, 2007 09 Jan'07

    Sun service swaps out old blades

    Sun upgrades its blade servers and introduces a subscription service, which for a monthly fee, allows users to "refresh" their blades when new versions come out.

  • November 22, 2006 22 Nov'06

    Blade server growth drives revenue Q3 '06

    IDC reports that third-quarter server revenue is the best it's been in a year.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Server specs: IBM updates PowerExecutive

    IBM updates its data center power management software; open source systems management looks at power; Drop in pay for IT certified skills; SWsoft updates Virtuozzo virtualization software.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Dell releases servers with quad-core chips

    Dell has released a line of servers with Intel's new quad-core Xeon chip.

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    Server specs: HP announces storage blade server

    HP announced that its storage blade for its c-Class BladeSystem is now ready. Also: Sun adds to "try and buy," HP names new server group leader; Verari announces new NAS system.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Dell: Scale-out is the future of the data center

    In a speech in Columbus, Ohio last week, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler said that the future of the data center is scale-out, not scale-up, with four-socket servers and smaller dominating.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Revised server energy efficiency standard due by year's end

    A revised version of an EPA server efficiency standard is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile, participants talk about measuring storage equipment next.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Server specs: AMD gets others aboard the Torrenza initiative

    Chipmaker AMD has attracted other vendors, including IBM, HP and Sun, to its Torrenza initiative, which is meant to encourage chipmakers to develop processors that will work alongside AMD chips.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    Dell downplays blades

    Execs at Dell Technology Day in New York City said that blade servers weren't a good fit for many data centers, and that traditional rackmount systems may deliver better density