Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

From the 19 th century Connecticut Yankee to the 20 th century Route 128 Technology Highway, the region has a 200 year tradition of academic leadership, mechanical, materials and electrical genius, and hardware excellence.

Wall Street Rethinking Data Center Hardware

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US financial services giants shifting to open hardware approach pioneered by internet giants Read More. Blades Enterprise Featured Open Compute

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LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Can Open19 take hold given OCP’s wide support, including by Microsoft? Read More. Blades Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Infrastructure LinkedIn Open Compute Racks and Enclosures

Taiwanese Firms to Sell Latest NVIDIA AI Hardware to Cloud Giants

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Business Cloud Design Featured Hardware Machine LearningChipmaker partners with top Asian design manufacturers on Volta cloud servers Read More.

Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself.

Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

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Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

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IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage

Forget Hardware, Forget Software, Forget the Infrastructure

Data Center Knowledge

Business users think IT is there to say “no,” and it’s IT’s job to change that Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Enterprise Featured

IO Launches OpenStack Cloud on Open Compute Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Data center provider IO has entered the cloud computing market with IO.Cloud, a new platform running on Open Stack software and Open Compute hardware.

Apple Joins Facebook’s Hardware Design Community

Data Center Knowledge

Becomes official Open Compute Project member after being involved ‘quietly’ for years Read More. Apple Facebook Open Compute

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Google Expands Cloud Data Center Plans, Asserts Hardware, Connectivity Leadership

Data Center Knowledge

Company touts its infrastructure might as it fights for enterprise cloud market share Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured Google

Microsoft: OCP Forced Hardware Makers to Rethink Interoperability

Data Center Knowledge

The industry went from interfacing strictly through standards devised by standard bodies to building interoperable components from the start. Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Data Center World Featured Microsoft Open Compute

OCP Launches Marketplace for Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Online catalogue lists servers, storage, network gear and vendors ready to deliver Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute Storage

What (Hardware) You Need to Build an Azure Cloud in Your Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft releases hardware specs for Azure Stack in anticipation of preview release Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Microsoft

Spirit of Competition: Nutanix Certifies Cisco USC Hardware

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No deal or joint product, but channel partners can now offer certified Nutanix-on-UCS solutions Read More. Cisco Convergence Featured Nutanix certification Greg Smith (Nutanix) ucs Virtualization

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with plenty of bandwagon riders. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware. The post Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Cumulus Gets Behind LinkedIn’s Open Data Center Hardware Push

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Open19’s membership shaping up to be similar to Open Compute Project’s Read More. Featured LinkedIn Networking

Yes, the cloud is replacing enterprise hardware and software

David Linthicum

The trend is clear: The more public cloud services that are sold, the more traditional enterprise hardware and software vendors shrink. I''ve been making this accretion prediction for years. However, until recently, it''s not been readily apparent. Now it is. read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud computing

3 Quick Ways to Optimize Storage – Without Adding Any Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Now, take a look at three quick ways to help you optimize storage; without needing to add hardware. There must be better ways to improve storage performance without adding more disk. Too often administrators resort to more shelves or controllers to resolve storage challenges. Read More. Cloud Computing Storage optimization

12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Network World

It's not a stretch to say that most organizations have at least some old hardware and software still in use. Walker White, president of BDNA, a company that tracks and analyzes end-of-life (EOL) data for hardware, software and medical devices, says that the main problem with out-of-date software and legacy hardware is that once they pass their EOL cycle, the vendor no longer maintains or supports the products, resulting in security vulnerabilities and risk to organizations.

IBM Stakes POWER8 Claim to SAP Hana Hardware Market

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Launches Power Systems optimized for SAP's in-memory database management software Read More. Big Data Blades IBM

Closer Look: Microsoft’s Cloud Server Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

As it joins the Open Compute Project, Microsoft can now show the world the custom server and storage designs that power its global armada of more than 1 million servers. Here''s a closer look. Blades Microsoft

Cisco Beefs Up Network Automation, Shifting Further Away from Hardware Focus

Data Center Knowledge

Slew of new software-defined products and services aimed at networks and security Read More. Cisco Networking Security

The Commoditization of Server Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Hardware infrastructure developers will have to cope with commoditization, either by recalibrating their efforts toward commoditization, or by forging partnerships with other data center ecosystem contributors, writes Jake Iskhakov of ServerLIFT. Industry Perspectives

Traditional datacentre hardware revenues hit by digital transformation efforts

Computer Weekly

Technology Business Research report sheds light on the impact that cloud, virtualisation and hyper-convergence are having on traditional datacentre hardware revenues

Microsoft Project Olympus sets the standard for future cloud hardware

Tech Republic Cloud

Open source standards created by Microsoft in collaboration with chipmakers establishes a foundation for future cloud services development

Oracle Cuts 450 Jobs in Hardware Systems Division

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Oracle and other tech giants are refocusing on cloud services as hardware revenues decline Read More. Shared

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AT&T to Open Source Network Hardware, NFV Software

Data Center Knowledge

As it replaces complex appliances with commodity hardware and software, the telco plans to make some of its own innovation public Read More. Networking Open Compute Virtualization

Open Compute Hardware Not Cheap Enough for Enterprises

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Risk-averse enterprise IT shops don’t see a compelling enough price difference to adopt OCP Read More. Enterprise Facebook Featured Open Compute

Bitcoin Hardware Player BitFury Enters Cloud Mining With 20MW Data Center

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Leading mining ASIC supplier launches massive data center in the Republic of Georgia. Read More. Bitcoin Featured

Hyperscale datacentre growth sees demand for OEM hardware soar, research shows

Computer Weekly

Synergy Research Group lifts the lid on how the growth of hyperscale datacentre operators is developing around the world, as well as the impact this is having on demand for hardware from legacy IT suppliers

LinkedIn’s Data Center Standard Aims to Do What OCP Hasn’t Done

Data Center Knowledge

Open19 aims to make new breed of data center hardware easy to source for smaller IT shops Read More. Cloud Design Featured Hardware LinkedIn

HPE’s Gen10 Servers Will Have Security Drilled into Silicon

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Design Hardware Hewlett Packard Enterprise SecurityThe company's custom silicon enables security at the firmware level. Read More.