Server hardware strategy
- February 09, 2007
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
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
AMD has released high efficiency dual-core Opteron chips that run 12Ws cooler than Intel's quad-core Xeon.
- February 06, 2007
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
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
IBM introduces new networking capabilities for its BladeCenter H system, including 10 GigE connections to the blade.
- January 09, 2007
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
IDC reports that third-quarter server revenue is the best it's been in a year.
- November 21, 2006
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
Dell has released a line of servers with Intel's new quad-core Xeon chip.
- November 02, 2006
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
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
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
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
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