Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm’s much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel’s virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are thirsting to see competition to help bring down Continue reading Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm’s much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel’s virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are thirsting to see competition to help bring down Continue reading Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

French company developing building-free data centers

Servers should be stored in vats of cooling, non-conductive oil instead of elaborate, outfitted structures, say engineers who are working on a radical, building-free, data center concept. French company Horizon Computing is one of the developers behind the project and Continue reading French company developing building-free data centers

Juniper Updates Contrail Cloud To Entice Service Providers, Telcos

Juniper Networks has announced updates to its Contrail Cloud offering, which is designed to help service providers and telcos build cloud infrastructures in their central offices and PoPs. Key updates include the adoption the Red Hat OpenStack Platform to serve Continue reading Juniper Updates Contrail Cloud To Entice Service Providers, Telcos

Why speeds and feeds don’t fix your data management problems

For a very long time, IT professionals have made storage investments based on a few key metrics – how fast data can be written to a storage media, and how fast it can be read back when an application needs Continue reading Why speeds and feeds don’t fix your data management problems

New IBM platform turns your data center into a cloud

What if you could flip a switch and turn your stodgy old data center full of legacy apps into a cloud-enabled one capable of migrating apps and data to the public cloud with ease by containerizing your legacy apps? IBM Continue reading New IBM platform turns your data center into a cloud

Cisco Aironet Developer Platform: a stealth IoT opportunity for developers

In mid-October, Cisco announced the launch of its Aironet Developer Platform (ADP), a third-party development platform based on the Aironet 3800 series access points (AP). While there was no mention of IoT in the announcement, this is a stealth IoT Continue reading Cisco Aironet Developer Platform: a stealth IoT opportunity for developers

The missing link in IT collaboration

Many of the investments companies make today are aimed at building a digital enterprise. Employees and customers work and interact in an on-demand world where speed is the most essential ingredient. And enterprises depend upon technologies that enable a productive, Continue reading The missing link in IT collaboration

Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

Fiber Channel (FC) storage networks have always been somewhat of a black box. Servers and storage devices are plugged in, and things magically seem to work. For the most part, storage-area networks (SANs) are reliable and perform well – and Continue reading Cisco adds telemetry to storage networks

IBM cranks up flash storage for greater capacity and speed

All-flash storage has become increasingly popular in data centers as a means of much faster data access than traditional hard disk, but its growth has been impeded by cost and storage density. There was too much of the former and Continue reading IBM cranks up flash storage for greater capacity and speed