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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP are now operating on their own but have each changed their business focus to keep up with the competition

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

Turn-about is fair play for HPE, as it takes cloud-like on-premises tools back to the cloud

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Fedora 25 stakes out leading edge, not bleeding edge

The latest version of Red Hat's Linux distribution brings features like the Wayland graphics server, and explores the line between stability and innovation

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Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year

Intel's latest Xeon chips could have more than 22 CPU cores

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

IBM releases faster hardware and software that make it easier to train deep-learning systems

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RHEL 7.3 touches up container tools, touches on IoT

No earth-shaking changes in this year's point revision to Red Hat Enterprise Linux; instead, expect incremental updates around containers, security, IoT

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Microsoft shakes up server designs with Project Olympus

Microsoft's next wave of contributions to the Open Compute Project invites speedier collaboration and revision of OCP hardware

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Cisco pits modular storage servers against public clouds

The modular S-Series servers let enterprises mix and match storage and computing for flexibility

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Microsoft's embrace of server bundles may rankle IT

Taking a page from its push for hybrid Azure clouds, Microsoft suggests cloud-enhanced versions of SQL Server may call for certified hardware

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Microsoft's Configurable Cloud satisfies datacenters' need for speed

Microsoft's use of networked FPGA hardware is unlocking all kinds of possibilities for accelerating datacenter operations, from searches to (eventually) machine learning

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Why the cloud is bad news for Cisco, Dell, and HP

Yes, buying in bulk means thinner margins -- and often made-to-order hardware. But the signs for Cisco, Dell, HP, and Lenovo get worse

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Hybrid cloud hardware: Old-school IT in a new wrapper

As the public cloud becomes more powerful and flexible, old-school IT outfits like IBM are hustling dedicated hybrid cloud hardware for reasons that get harder to justify

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As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

Lenovo plans to build converged and custom servers for on-premise and off-premise cloud installations

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers

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Thousands of Seagate NAS boxes host cryptocurrency mining malware

If configured for remote access, the devices expose a writable FTP directory to the Internet that attackers can abuse

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IBM's new Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect

Nvidia's NVLink interface in IBM's new server gives a five-fold speed boost to communications between CPUs and GPUs

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Adobe patches critical vulnerability in ColdFusion application server

The flaw can be exploited to expose sensitive information

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Microsoft's new Catapult v2 server design is targeted at AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade.

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