| Hardware Articles Article Published August 24, 2011
IDC says server sales, especially for non-x86 platforms, continued to grow but how long can it keep up?
| Hardware Articles Article Published February 27, 2011
VNX marks the end of an era at EMC. It consolidates two longstanding product
lines, CLARiiON and Celerra, into one line, unifying SAN and NAS and enabling
unstructured data growth in traditional, virtual and cloud environments to be
more easily and efficiently managed.
| Hardware Articles Article Published February 24, 2011
SSDs may be expensive, but they're well worth the price when you consider their advantages.
| Hardware Articles Article Published February 23, 2011
By now, Apple's announcement that it plans to discontinue the Xserve has sunk in for many enterprises, but uncertainty remains over how best to plan for future growth and cope with existing Xserves coming to the end of their useful lives. Here are five paths to consider.
| Hardware Articles Article Published January 28, 2011
The introduction of gen six of NEC's scalable, fault-tolerant server helped make 2010 its best year in the IT Platform business in the United States in half a decade. See what the server hardware vendor has to offer.
| Hardware Articles Article Published January 26, 2011
What happens in the server market, typically doesn't stay in the server market and often has a direct impact on storage. Savvy storage admins will be keeping an eye on these six server trends.
| Hardware Articles Article Published January 06, 2011
White box vendors were once known for being an inexpensive source for hardware. Today, with IBM, Dell and HP selling commodity servers at similar, and sometimes lower, price points, these companies must find an underserved niche if they are to survive. Electronics Nexus is one company that has been able to this by selling high-end custom servers and GPU supercomputers to SMBs.
| Hardware Articles Article Published January 02, 2011
With the recession officially over, many enterprises are ready to invest in their data centers once again. Caution is still in order, however, so assessing and deciding where to invest that slightly increased budget remains critical.
| Hardware Articles Article Published December 22, 2010
2010 was the year of the big box appliance. Oracle Exadata II, Oracle Exalogic and EMC Greenplum are but a few examples. IT historians, of course, will point out that this market was begun by such firms as Netezza and Teradata.
| Hardware Articles Article Published December 21, 2010
From Oracle's acquisition of Sun to Cisco releasing blade servers to SSDs going mainstream, 2010 was an eventful year for server hardware. Revisit the 10 most notable milestones.
| Hardware Articles Article Published December 05, 2010
When Schneider Electric purchased APC, it set about building a new new data center
outside of St. Louis, Mo. Although it was designed to consolidate both companies'
server rooms, it also serves as a model of energy efficiency, illuminating Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure architecture for intelligent energy management.
| Hardware Articles Article Published December 01, 2010
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.
| Hardware Articles Article Published November 17, 2010
Faster and more integrated interconnects play a key role in this 'Asian invasion' of the semi-annual TOP500 Supercomputing list.
| Hardware Articles Article Published November 05, 2010
IBM's release of the Power7 processor and a corresponding refresh of Power-based
servers earlier this year has steadily breathed new life into what some
believed was a stagnant product family. If you're in the market for a Unix server,
here's what Big Blue has to offer.
| Hardware Articles Article Published October 22, 2010
What happens when two supercomputers join together and operate as one? With Red Sky/Red Mesa, a collaborative effort involving Sandia National Labs, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oracle/Sun, we're about to find out.
| Hardware Articles Article Published October 07, 2010
Despite some assertions, mainframe technology is still alive and kicking.
Those in the market for one of these high-end boxes will be hard-pressed to avoid
IBM's System z. The mainframe family strives to be innovative and cutting edge
while remaining true to its legacy.
| Hardware Articles Article Published September 22, 2010
Oracle threw down the gauntlet at the high-end of the server market this week, demonstrating its commitment to Sun servers at its annual OpenWorld show in San Francisco.
| Hardware Articles Article Published September 10, 2010
The popular social network site is cooling its enormous data center with outside
air and evaporative cooling.
| Hardware Articles Article Published August 27, 2010
It may not be a household word, but SuperMirco is succeeding selling blade, rack and tower servers to all sizes of companies -- from small businesses to the Fortune 1000 enterprises.
| Hardware Articles Article Published August 06, 2010
Our latest Server Buyer's Guide looks at what the No. 1 server hardware vendor is selling these days.
| Hardware Articles Article Published July 15, 2010
It wasn't long ago that RISC processors powered EMC's server lines. Today, Intel's Nehalem EX processor is the power behind its four server lines. Together, Celerra, Centera, Clariion and Symmetrix offer a variety of solutions to match a variety of budgets.
| Hardware Articles Article Published July 01, 2010
In the past few months, Dell overhauled its PowerEdge server line to provide
its x86 servers with greater reliability, improved performance and the ability
to handle tougher workloads. Here's what to expect if you're in the market for
| Hardware Articles Article Published June 17, 2010
When it comes to blade servers, x86 is the most frequent architecture of choice. Bladed or not, however, x86 servers are not the perfect tool for every task. Non-x86 blade server options, while limited, fill many of the gaps that their x86 siblings leave.
| Hardware Articles Article Published June 03, 2010
Looking to buy x86 blade servers? Here's what HP, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu have to offer.
| Hardware Articles Article Published May 20, 2010
With its recent release of VPlex, EMC is anything but quiet about its private
cloud vision. At EMC World earlier this month, it elaborated on plans to
go the distance with virtual storage.