More articles by David Needle

Dell's Acquisitions Part of Larger Enterprise Play

Dell embraces a startup mentality to reshape its image from being just a direct seller of hardware to a more comprehensive provider of all kinds of IT services.

Rackspace Looks to Bring Order to 'Cloud Chaos'

The purchase of Cloudkick means Rackspace Hosting can offer what it calls a cockpit for navigating complex environments.

Server Hardware Revenue Growth Strongest in a Decade

Worldwide server hardware revenue in the latest quarter increased 13.2 percent from 2009, according to IDC. The research firm also reports HP and IBM remain in a tight race for bragging rights to the leading share of revenue.

HP Pushes 'Instant On' Vision of Enterprise Cloud Services

As more companies look to tap cloud computing, HP says hybrid solutions make for a more orderly transition.

Why Intel's Bullish on Virtualization

Chip giant experiments with "cubicle cluster computing" as it looks to maximize efficiencies in its sprawling IT infrastructure.

VMware CEO Says SaaS Could Leave IT 'Holding the Bag'

In his VMworld keynote, CEO Paul Maritz warned that IT needs new tools to deal with the growing wave of cloud-based applications and consumer devices enterprise users are adopting. The solution? IT as a Service.

ROI Calculator Estimates Cloud Computing Cost Savings

Free tool designed to help IT assess current infrastructure costs and potential savings of a move to cloud computing.

Xsigo Promises Bold Data Center Management Advance

With backers that include Dell and Salesforce, Xsigo will announce what it says will be a virtual I/O breakthrough for the data center.

IBM's New Unix Server Sports 256 Cores

Big Blue Releases its biggest Unix Server yet, a Power7 system that boasts record transaction performance.

CA Expands Cloud Computing Services With 4Base Buy

The virtualization and cloud computing infrastructure consulting firm will enhance CA's services division.

Oracle Sets High Performance Server Hardware Agenda

Promises to double application performance on Sparc systems every two years.

Oracle Takes Next-Gen Data Center Push on the Road

Next week's event will tout Oracle's systems approach, Sun hardware and the benefits of private clouds.

Ellison: 'Sun losing $100 million a month'

Last night's speech from Larry Ellison shed some light on his plans for Sun.

Top 100 IT Freelance Jobs

From Twitter to RSS skills, a recent report from Elance details the hottest freelance tech hiring trends.

Two Thumbs Down for Green Tech

Two prominent Silicon Valley investors explain why green tech is over-hyped, and point out other opportunities elsewhere, including social media.

Nehalem Launch Resets Performance Bar

New servers, blades and workstations are on tap for Intel's newest chip from a gaggle of its partners, including Dell, HP, IBM and Cisco.

Latest Dell Server Play Hinges on Nehalem, IT Tools

With a focus on "efficient enterprise computing," Dell launches new blades, servers, storage and a simplified management console.

Economic Woes Impact Tech

A cadre of tech execs find reasons for optimism, but in general the bright spots are few and the good news will be slow in coming.

ClearCube's Software Steps Out

VDIworks is splitting from its centralized desktop vendor parent. The new company will deliver virtualization offerings for a variety of platforms.

Citrix, HP Play 'Let's Make a Deal'

HP will integrate and support a custom version of XenServer.

Sun's x86 Virtualization Management Ready to Go

Sun readies xVM Ops Center for next week's release and reveals pricing, availability and more.

Sun's Busy Week

As if taking the wraps off of its virtualization software and announcing a deal that puts Solaris on Dell servers wasn't enough, the systems vendor also unveiled several supercomputing and telecom solutions.

x86 Enterprise Server Survey Results Surprise

Guess the third-most preferred vendor for enterprises surveyed.

Cassatt to Paint a Greener Data Center

The latest in energy management: Turn servers off when they're not needed.

HP Grows Greener Data Center

Thermal Zone Mapping, technology designed to identify energy efficiency trouble spots in the data center is introduced, while Dynamic Smart Cooling receives some finishing touches before next month's launch.