Servers - Infoworld http://images.infoworld.com/t/2045 en Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/server-makers-rushing-out-heartbleed-patches-240476?source=rss_servers <p>Enterprise IT vendors are rushing to protect users from the Heartbleed bug, which has been found in some servers and networking gear and could allow attackers to steal critical data -- including passwords and encryption keys -- from the memories of exposed systems.</p> <p>Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and IBM have set up pages that identify hardware and software products affected by Heartbleed, which exposes a critical defect in certain versions of OpenSSL, a software library for secure communication over the Internet and networks.</p> Computer Hardware Security Servers Patch Management Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:19:18 +0000 admin 240476 at http://images.infoworld.com Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side http://images.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/order-one-fried-motherboard-extra-server-the-side-239946?source=rss_servers <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/oops_error_key.jpg" alt="Order up! One fried motherboard with an extra server on the side" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Gunnar Pippel</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Desktop PCs Servers Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 239946 at http://images.infoworld.com Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intel-plays-defense-against-arm-cloudera-stake-239532?source=rss_servers <p>Intel's $740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.</p> Computer Hardware Open Source Software ARM Intel Hadoop Processors Servers Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:05:50 +0000 admin 239532 at http://images.infoworld.com Servergy becomes first company outside of IBM to build Power server http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/servergy-becomes-first-company-outside-of-ibm-build-power-server-238979?source=rss_servers <p>IBM for decades was the only company making servers based on its proprietary Power architecture, but that's not the case anymore.</p> <p>Servergy will be the first server maker outside IBM to use Power chips in its Cleantech Server CTS-1000, a blade server the size of a legal pad. The server is the first product being announced after IBM said last August that it would license its Power architecture to third parties.</p> Computer Hardware Servers Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:02:15 +0000 admin 238979 at http://images.infoworld.com The Linux security spell is broken http://images.infoworld.com/t/cringely/the-linux-security-spell-broken-238717?source=rss_servers <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11TCseemore_hp.jpg" alt="The Linux security spell is broken" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I've been dipping into the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/sad-sexy-or-self-sufficient-your-robot-overlords-await-238438">coming-technology</a>-<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/sad-sexy-or-self-sufficient-your-robot-overlords-await-</p> Applications Computer Hardware Data Center Open Source Software Security Facebook Cringely Servers Open Source Software Network Security Social Networking Data Center Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238717 at http://images.infoworld.com Huawei expands partnership with SAP, launches new HANA hardware http://images.infoworld.com/d/data-management/huawei-expands-partnership-sap-launches-new-hana-hardware-238161?source=rss_servers <p>Huawei's enterprise unit has launched the FusionCube for high-end HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) systems and will also work with SAP on products for areas like enterprise mobility.</p> <p>The enterprise segment of the IT market isn't an easy one to break, but with its three-year-old unit, Huawei is betting big on repeating the success the company has seen in most parts of the world with its telecom infrastructure products.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management HANA SAP Database Administration Predictive Analytics Servers Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:31:10 +0000 admin 238161 at http://images.infoworld.com Custom server market grows at expense of Dell, HP http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/custom-server-market-grows-expense-of-dell-hp-237343?source=rss_servers <p>The demand for customized servers is growing as buying trends change, with more companies designing servers in-house instead of buying from well-established vendors such as Hewlett-Packard or Dell.</p> <p>Server market revenue in the fourth quarter last year was $14.2 billion, dropping by 4.4 percent compared to the same quarter in 2012, according to a survey released by IDC. The survey showed that sales from smaller white-box server makers -- called "ODM Direct" by IDC -- collectively growing at the fastest rate of 47.2 percent year over year.</p> Computer Hardware Data Explosion Dell Hewlett-Packard (HP) Servers Data Center Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:46:06 +0000 admin 237343 at http://images.infoworld.com Server market revenue declines for fourth straight quarter http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/server-market-revenue-declines-fourth-straight-quarter-237290?source=rss_servers <p>Even as server shipments went up, revenue in the market declined in last year's fourth quarter, as demand for higher-end systems remained weak, according to research firm IDC.</p> <p>During the period, server revenue decreased by 4.4 percent to $14.2 billion. This marked the fourth consecutive quarter the server market has shown a year-over-year decline.</p> Computer Hardware Servers Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:40:24 +0000 admin 237290 at http://images.infoworld.com IBM says bye-bye to hardware and hello to the cloud http://images.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-says-bye-bye-hardware-and-hello-the-cloud-237043?source=rss_servers <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Corporations_in_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="IBM says bye-bye to hardware and hello to the cloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Here are two things you didn't know about IBM: More than 200,000 of its employees are located in the Netherlands, and it is the third-largest seller of software applications in the world.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware The Industry Standard IBM IaaS SaaS Servers Technology Business Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 237043 at http://images.infoworld.com Intel's new 15-core Xeon server chip pushes Itanium closer to end of life http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intels-new-15-core-xeon-server-chip-pushes-itanium-closer-end-of-life-236673?source=rss_servers <p>The end-of-life writing is on the wall for Intel's high-end Itanium chip, with the launch this week of the high-performance usurper, the chip maker's 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip.</p> <p>Intel's Itanium is found mostly in Hewlett-Packard servers running the HP-UX, OpenVMS, or Linux operating systems. But the Xeon E7 v2 chip, which is based on the x86 instruction set architecture, is slowly encroaching on the market occupied by Itanium, with Intel positioning it as a high-performance alternative that can run Windows and Linux.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Servers Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:01:10 +0000 admin 236673 at http://images.infoworld.com Intel stresses in-memory computing with 15-core server chip http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intel-stresses-in-memory-computing-15-core-server-chip-236593?source=rss_servers <p>Intel has added up to 15 cores in its latest Xeon E7 v2 family of server processors, but is stressing in-memory computing improvements with the latest chips.</p> <p>The latest Xeon E7-4800 v2 chips, which are based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, will be Intel's fastest server processors to date. The chips will go into high-uptime servers with up to 32 sockets, which typically handle enterprise applications such as databases, analytics tools, and ERP software.</p> Computer Hardware Processors Servers Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:41:49 +0000 admin 236593 at http://images.infoworld.com HP says security updates not included under new firmware policy http://images.infoworld.com/d/security/hp-says-security-updates-not-included-under-new-firmware-policy-236197?source=rss_servers <p>Hewlett-Packard said security and safety updates will be provided to all its server users, after a controversy surrounding the company's decision to <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2095434/hp-starts-charging-for-server-firmware-updates.html" target="_blank">restrict access to firmware updates</a> to server customers on warranty or covered by a support agreement.</p> Computer Hardware Security Hewlett-Packard (HP) Servers Patch Management Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:54:53 +0000 admin 236197 at http://images.infoworld.com Big data demands more than commodity hardware http://images.infoworld.com/t/big-data/big-data-demands-more-commodity-hardware-236185?source=rss_servers <p><em>In the era of cheap and powerful commodity servers, it may seem odd that some believe the era of big data may require moving on from the PC world -- and into new computing platforms that are better suited to deal with big data's specific needs.</em></p> <p><em>Dexter Henderson is Vice President and Business Line Executive for Power Systems at IBM. His essay in this week's New Tech Forum explains why he believes that commodity servers aren't up to snuff for big data, and enterprise-grade servers are the way forward. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Big Data High-Performance Computing Servers Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 236185 at http://images.infoworld.com Intel's 15-core Xeon server chip has 4.31 billion transistors http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intels-15-core-xeon-server-chip-has-431-billion-transistors-236086?source=rss_servers <p>Intel has provided more details on its upcoming 15-core Xeon chip code-named Ivytown, which has 4.31 billion transistors and will go into high-end servers.</p> <p>The Ivytown chip, which will be part of the Xeon E7 chip lineup, will likely be announced next week. Further details of the Ivytown were shared Monday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Servers Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:15:22 +0000 admin 236086 at http://images.infoworld.com Dell ARMs itself with new proof-of-concept 64-bit 'microserver' http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/dell-arms-itself-new-proof-of-concept-64-bit-microserver-235790?source=rss_servers <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/dell-logo.jpg" alt="Dell ARMs itself with new proof-of-concept 64-bit 'microserver'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>During the last two years, Dell's been pushing its nose all the more into the low-power 64-bit ARM server tent -- but only by slow inches, much like the rest of the industry.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Data Center Dell Data Center Design Servers Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:14:32 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235790 at http://images.infoworld.com Storage and servers will help boost IT spending, says IDC http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/storage-and-servers-will-help-boost-it-spending-says-idc-235760?source=rss_servers <p>Worldwide IT spending will grow by 4.6 percent this year, as enterprises look to upgrade storage, servers and networking equipment, according to market research company IDC.</p> <p>While overall industry growth has cooled, some areas of tech spending are heating up as businesses in the U.S. and Western Europe begin to invest in overdue infrastructure upgrades, IDC said on Wednesday.</p> Computer Hardware IT Strategy Servers Storage Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:28:51 +0000 admin 235760 at http://images.infoworld.com Take it from Facebook and Microsoft: The future of hardware is open http://images.infoworld.com/t/data-center-design/take-it-facebook-and-microsoft-the-future-of-hardware-open-235389?source=rss_servers <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/open_source_future_hp.jpg" alt="Take it from Facebook and Microsoft: The future of hardware is open" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Momentum continues to build behind Facebook's Open Compute Project, which capped its fifth Open Compute Summit this week by welcoming a surprise new participant: Microsoft. Computer Hardware Data Center Open Source Software Facebook Microsoft Data Center Design Servers Open Source Software Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235389 at http://images.infoworld.com Microsoft joins ARM server effort http://images.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/microsoft-joins-arm-server-effort-235265?source=rss_servers <p>Microsoft has joined a new project to accelerate the development of ARM-based servers, suggesting ARM versions of products like Windows Server and Hyper-V could be in the works.</p> <p>Microsoft has participated in the development of a specification to help standardize the ARM server platform, so that software developers can create products for ARM with the knowledge they'll run on servers from a variety of manufacturers.</p> Computer Hardware ARM Microsoft Processors Servers Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:22:11 +0000 admin 235265 at http://images.infoworld.com Microsoft contributes cloud server designs for Facebook's Open Compute Project http://images.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/microsoft-contributes-cloud-server-designs-facebooks-open-compute-project-235129?source=rss_servers <p>Microsoft is contributing the designs of the cloud servers that run some of its services like Bing and Windows Azure to the Open Compute Project, in a bid to help standardize and reduce hardware costs.</p> <p>The Redmond, Wash., tech company is also contributing system management source code to the project. It said it aimed to create an open source software community in the Open Compute Project.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Open Source Software Facebook Microsoft Servers Open Source Software Data Center Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:54:26 +0000 admin 235129 at http://images.infoworld.com Lenovo is buying IBM's low-end servers -- and its customers http://images.infoworld.com/t/servers/lenovo-buying-ibms-low-end-servers-and-its-customers-234865?source=rss_servers <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="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/generic_acquisition_hp.jpg" alt="Lenovo is buying IBM's low-end servers -- and its customers" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>After IBM sold its PC division to Lenovo back in 2005, it seemed likely IBM would also in time shed itself of its only marginally profitable commodity x86 server division. Computer Hardware Servers Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:28:59 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234865 at http://images.infoworld.com