Blade Servers - Infoworld en Cisco -- that's right, Cisco -- soars in server sales <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Cisco -- that's right, Cisco -- soars in server sales" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The biggest surprise found in <a href="" target="_blank">IDC Worldwide's Quarterly Server Tracker numbers</a>, released yesterday, isn't that big names like IBM and Dell are hurting. Computer Hardware Data Center Cisco Systems Blade Servers Servers Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:09:11 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 249277 at IBM X series servers now pack flash into speedy DIMM slots <p>The next generation of IBM's X-series servers will be able to accommodate solid-state flash drives clipped into their DIMM memory slots, potentially improving the response times of fast-paced enterprise applications.</p> <p>On Thursday, IBM unveiled the Series 6 generation of its System X x86-based servers. In addition to the novel reuse of DIMM slots, the X6 architecture will also let customers upgrade them to a new generation of processors or memory without swapping in a new motherboard.</p> Computer Hardware IBM Blade Servers Computer Memory Servers Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:21:36 +0000 admin 234344 at Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX hits the high notes <div id="image"><img src="" alt="Dell PowerEdge VRTX" /></div> <p>Basically a small blade-server chassis, Dell's PowerEdge VRTX packs up to four server blades and as many as 32 small-form-factor disk drives into a self-contained, cluster-in-a-box solution. From a cost and convenience perspective, the cluster in a box is compelling for a wide range of use cases. It's an ideal hardware setup for virtualizing a branch office infrastructure or even certain small to medium-size enterprise workloads.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Dell Blade Servers Servers Computer Hardware Data Center IDG Insider Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 230908 at HP porting venerable Nonstop server platform to x86 <p>Hewlett-Packard has announced a multi-year effort to port its Nonstop server systems, used by banks, telcos, and other businesses that need maximum reliability, from Intel's Itanium architecture to x86.</p> Computer Hardware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Blade Servers Servers Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:46:58 +0000 admin 230140 at HP joins Nvidia's Grid alliance <p>Hewlett-Packard has joined Nvidia's growing Grid alliance, equipping a Gen8 Proliant blade server with graphics boards that can speed up and lower the cost of virtual desktop deployments.</p> <p>Nvidia's Grid boards consist of multiple graphics processors and work with virtualization software from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware for quick delivery of desktop images and graphics to remote clients in a distributed computing environment. HP is adding Nvidia boards to its Proliant Gen8 WS460c blade server.</p> Computer Hardware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Blade Servers Servers Computer Hardware Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:41:38 +0000 admin 225158 at HP, NEC to develop next-generation x86 servers <p>Hewlett-Packard and Japan's NEC will expand their existing partnership to develop high-end x86-based servers for cloud and Web applications.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Blade Servers Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:40:01 +0000 admin 223145 at New SPEC tool will ID most energy-efficient servers <p>SPEC, the standards body for performance benchmarks, has released a new toolkit that should help customers choose the most energy-efficient server for the workloads they need to run.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Blade Servers Green IT Servers Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:42:32 +0000 admin 213757 at HP quadruples virtual machines in new blade server <p>Hewlett-Packard is set to deliver a new blade that will quadruple the virtual desktops that can be deployed from one server compared to the company's previous offerings.</p> <p>The HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 blade server uses graphics processors to deliver virtual desktops, but adds a layer of virtualization on top of the GPUs to expand the number of virtual clients deployed from servers to client devices, said John Gromala, director of product marketing for Industry Standard Servers and Software at HP.</p> Computer Hardware Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Blade Servers Virtual Desktop Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:33:28 +0000 admin 213094 at Intel cuts back Itanium plans, raising questions about chip's future <p>Intel has scaled back plans for the next version of Itanium in a move that raises questions about the future of the 64-bit server chip, used primarily in Hewlett-Packard's high-end Integrity servers.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Blade Servers Processors Servers Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:43:35 +0000 admin 212886 at HP ships dense 4-socket servers for virtualized environments <p>Hewlett-Packard's new four-socket blade and rack servers for virtualized environments will provide more processing cores and memory in a tighter space so that virtual machines can be deployed more quickly, the company said on Tuesday.</p> Computer Hardware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Blade Servers Servers Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:15:59 +0000 admin 203316 at Dell carves out new servers from 10-petaflop supercomputer <p>Dell announced servers based on designs the company is implementing in an upcoming 10-petaflop supercomputer called Stampede, which will be fully deployed at the University of Texas, Austin, starting next year.</p> Computer Hardware Dell Blade Servers Servers Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:54:49 +0000 admin 202727 at Review: Dell blade servers tip the scales <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="" alt="Review: Dell blade servers scale to new heights" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>It seems that Dell has been quite busy, especially where its blade offerings are concerned.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Dell Blade Servers Systems Management Computer Hardware Data Center Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 201705 at Dell brings 40-Gigabit Ethernet into PowerEdge blade system <p>Dell will flesh out its new virtual networking strategy at Interop next month when it shows off a 40-Gigabit Ethernet switch for its PowerEdge M1000e blade system announced Tuesday, extends its management software and shows its equipment working with the OpenFlow standard for SDN (software-defined networking).</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Dell Blade Servers Server Virtualization Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:19:31 +0000 admin 191618 at New Cisco servers have Intel Xeon E5 inside <p>Cisco this week expanded its data center portfolio with servers and networking gear to better support virtualization, <a href="" target="_blank">cloud computing</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">big data</a>.</p> <p>Cisco says the rollout represents its third-generation fabric computing platform and addresses data center scale and promptness in responding to changing business needs.</p> Computer Hardware Cisco Systems Blade Servers Servers Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:18:00 +0000 admin 188276 at From Facebook's data center to yours: 'Open source' hardware <p>The Open Compute Project Foundation recently announced results from <a href="">Facebook's attempts to build an efficient data center</a> at the lowest possible cost. The foundation claims to have reduced the cost of building a data center by 24 percent and improved ongoing efficiency by 38 percent versus state-of-the-art data centers.</p> <p>Those numbers are impressive, but don't expect to be able to deploy the foundation's technology in your data center just yet.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Open Source Software Blade Servers Data Center Design IT Strategy Power Management Servers Data Center Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 177362 at Oracle's Sparc SuperCluster due by year end <p>Oracle has launched its new Sparc T4 processor, along with new hardware that it hopes will turn up the heat on server rivals Hewlett-Packard and IBM.</p> <p>CEO Larry Ellison was, as usual, in feisty form when he took to the stage at Oracle's headquarters Monday to launch the products. He made several bold performance claims and said he's "looking forward" to competing for IBM's customers.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Oracle Blade Servers Processors Servers Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:03:38 +0000 admin 174084 at 5 priorities for HP in data center switching <p>HP and <a href="" target="_blank">Cisco</a> are currently embroiled in a <a href="" target="_blank">war of words</a>, market share, and <a href="" target="_blank">revenue in Ethernet switching overall</a>, but can HP really put up much of a fight in the <a href="" target="_blank">data center</a>?</p> Data Center Networking Cisco Systems Hewlett-Packard (HP) Blade Servers Network Switch Servers Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:09:30 +0000 admin 173384 at Cisco expands data center networking gear <p><a href="" target="_blank">Cisco</a> this week <a href="" target="_blank">expanded its Unified Computing System</a> networking portfolio in an effort to improve the scalability and performance of the <a href="" target="_blank">data center</a> consolidation system.&nbsp;</p> Data Center Networking Blade Servers Network Management Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:22:47 +0000 admin 166962 at Blade servers and convergence pick up steam <p>Last week, IDC released the latest version of its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. Above the fold, you'll find news that the <a href="">server market is continuing to heat up</a> in a very big way. For the first time in more than two years, all sectors of the server market have posted year-over-year growth in the same quarter (Q1 2011), representing aggregate growth of 12.1 percent to $11.9 billion.</p> Computer Hardware Data Explosion Networking Storage Blade Servers FibreChannel iSCSI Network Convergence Storage Area Network Servers IDG Insider Tue, 31 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 162414 at Cisco advances on HP with blades spinning <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Cisco advances on HP with blades spinning" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Last March, <a href="">HP CEO Léo Apotheker dismissed Cisco</a> as neither a threat nor even an annoyance in the battle for server market share.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Data Center Networking The Industry Standard Blade Servers Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Thu, 26 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 162264 at