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IBM Opens Up OpenWhisk for More Serverless Computing

Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM cloud platform, discusses the promise of IBM's open-source serverless computing platform.

Tags: open source, IBM, serverless computing, OpenWhisk, serverless, cloud platform

U.S. Risks Losing Edge in HPC, Supercomputing, Report Says

Facing growing competition from China and other countries, the U.S. must take steps to accelerate its HPC efforts, according to the ITIF.

Tags: Nvidia GPUs, TOP500, HPC, supercomputers, President Obama, China, IBM

IBM Bids to Improve OpenStack Cloud Interoperability [VIDEO]

Angel Diaz, Vice President of Cloud Architecture and Technology at IBM, explains where cloud interoperability needs to make progress.

Tags: cloud interoperability, IBM, OpenStack Cloud, OpenStack

OpenPOWER Foundation Details New Server Designs

Once solely the domain of IBM, multiple vendors are now building servers based on the POWER architecture.

Tags: open source, Google, IBM Power, servers, IBM, Rackspace, IBM POWER8, OpenPOWER, OpenPOWER Foundation, server hardware

IBM Boosts Mainframe Security

Big Blue claims its new mainframe is the world's most secure server.

Tags: servers, server hardware, mainframe, IBM, IBM z13 mainframe, IBM mainframe, IBM servers, IBM z System, Big Blue

IBM Makes LinuxONE Mainframe Go Faster

Top IBM execs explain what's new and what's coming for LinuxONE, with Go language support added in the current update.

Tags: servers, server hardware, mainframe, IBM, LinuxONE, mainframes, IBM mainframe, IBM servers, Big Blue

Intel Completes $16.7 Billion Altera Deal

The company's FPGAs will form the basis of Intel's new Programmable Solutions Group, which will work with the data center and IoT units.

Tags: Intel, AMD, POWER 7, data center infrastructure, Altera, ARM processors, OpenPOWER, server chips, FPGAs, IBM

How to Secure Containers Is Still Subject to Debate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Experts agree that security is paramount when it comes to containers. Yet how to properly secure containers is still a matter of some debate.

Tags: virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, HIPAA, CA Technologies, Aptible, IBM, docker, CoreOS, container security, Amadeus, PCI DSS

Blue Box Prospers under IBM Ownership at OpenStack Tokyo [VIDEO]

Jesse Proudman of Blue Box discusses his company's new release and why IBM's ownership is pushing his company forward like never before.

Tags: blue box, IBM, OpenStack, x86, IBM Power Systems, Blue Box Cloud, cloud computing

IBM Sees Promise in Power 8 Servers and System z Mainframes

Big Blue reports third quarter fiscal 2015 revenue of $19.3 billion.

Tags: servers, quarterly earnings, Power 8, mainframes, Big Blue, big data, IBM, server hardware, system z

Worldwide Server Revenues Top $13.5 Billion in 2Q15

HP holds the top spot again with Dell and IBM following behind.

Tags: Dell, HP, IDC, server revenue, IBM, Server Market, Gartner

Blue Box OpenStack Lands on IBM Softlayer Servers

Recently acquired OpenStack private cloud technology now available to IBM customers.

Tags: Power 8, SoftLayer, power8, OpenStack, x86 server, Blue Box Cloud, x86, IBM, blue box, IBM Softlayer

IBM Launches New Linux Mainframes and Open Mainframe Project

Linux on the mainframe is a big deal for IBM and it's about to get even bigger.

Tags: mainframe, Linux, Linux server, Open Mainframe Project, servers, server hardware, mainframes, LinuxONE, IBM, Linux mainframe

IBM 2Q15 Revenue Reported at $20.8 Billion

IBM's focus on analytics and the cloud is starting to pay off, with Big Blue's server hardware systems reaping the benefits.

Tags: Cloud, POWER8 processor, big data, IBM, system z, server hardware, servers

OpenPower Foundation Powers Forward [VIDEO]

Doug Balog, General Manager of Power Systems within IBM, discusses the progress made so far in the OpenPower Foundation.

Tags: OpenPOWER, OpenPOWER Foundation, hyperscale, high performance computing, IBM, HPC, Power Systems

IBM Reaches 7nm Milestone for Chips

IBM researchers say they are using new design methods and materials as they look to extend Moore's Law to 7nm and beyond.

Tags: mainframes, Intel, IBM, IBM Power Systems, processors

IBM Acquires Managed OpenStack Vendor BlueBox

Big Blue adds BlueBox technology and services to its cloud portfolio.

Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack, Blue Box Cloud, IBM, blue box, Big Blue

IBM Powers Up Power8 Servers

Power8 portfolio continues to grow as new Big Data-focused platforms emerge.

Tags: Converged Infrastructure, IBM Power 8, IBM Power Systems, IBM, power8, big data, Cloud, IBM POWER8

Dell Aims Four-Socket R930 Server at Unix Market

Company officials say the newest PowerEdge server will give organizations an alternative to Unix servers from the likes of HP, IBM and Oracle.

Tags: data storage, database, Oracle, IBM, In-memory database, SSDs, Lenovo, Unix server, HP, Intel, Dell, x86 servers

Docker, Boasting 'Amazing Traction,' Tops $150M in Funding

Docker's CEO explains why the open-source Docker container technology is taking off, and why he's raising more money.

Tags: open source, Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, Docker Containers, IBM, application virtualization, containers, virtual machines, Goldman Sachs

OpenPOWER: The First Fight Isn’t Intel, It’s ARM

Rob Enderle doesn't think OpenPOWER will have much trouble rolling over ARM on servers. There is simply too much of an imbalance.

Tags: Intel, HP, servers, ARM, Vendor management, IBM, analysts, OpenPOWER

IBM Bringing OpenPower Servers to SoftLayer Cloud

IBM is set to enable its SoftLayer Cloud customers to deploy to bare metal OpenPower-based servers, though few hard details have been made public.

Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, IBM, Bare Metal, OpenPOWER, SoftLayer

Docker 1.5 Brings IPv6 Support to Containers

The first major milestone release from the open-source Docker project in 2015 debuts with new features that will pave the way for the year ahead.

Tags: Red Hat, VMware, IPv4, IPv6, IBM, Docker virtualization container, Microsoft, open source, Amazon

Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah'

Oracle aims to compete on price, but Cisco isn't worried.

Tags: Oracle, Engineered Systems, Oracle Database, server hardware, Cisco, Cisco UCS, servers, IBM

Docker to Gain New Ground in 2015, After Taking Center Stage in 2014

NEWS ANALYSIS: In the cloud/virtualization world, one technology dominated the conversation in 2014: "Docker." The technology will see further expansion in 2015.

Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, docker, open-source, container virtualization, IBM

Rackspace Embraces OpenPOWER

Rackspace is now the 80th member of the IBM-led OpenPower Alliance, even though Rackspace has never actually deployed a Power system.

Tags: servers, Cloud, data center, IBM POWER8, Rackspace, power8, OpenPOWER, IBM

IBM and Cisco Team Up on Server VersaStack

 With the VCE relationship in the rear-view mirror, Cisco looks forward with IBM's storage.

Tags: Cisco, VCE, IBM, Storage, VersaStack, internet of things, big data, Cisco UCS

Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

Tags: IBM, Canonical, SUSE, Piston Cloud Computing, OpenStack, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard Co., Cisco, Dell, Red Hat, IPO, Intel, Cloud, Mirantis, open source, Linux

IBM Expands POWER8 Server Portfolio with Ubuntu Linux

New server systems and Data Engine solution bundles debut from Big Blue.

Tags: Ubuntu Linux, IBM, big data, Ubuntu, power8, Linux servers, IBM Power Systems, IBM PowerLinux, IBM Power 8

IBM Set to Debut New Power 8 Servers in October [VIDEO]

IBM's General Manager of Power takes aim at Intel and details why openness matter for chip design.

Tags: OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM Power 8, IBM Power Systems, Power 8, x86 servers, IBM

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.

Tags: virtual machine management, VM, virtual machine, docker, Docker virtualization, server virtualization, KVM, IBM

Public Cloud Options Beyond the Obvious

While companies like Amazon and Google seem to get all the attention when it comes to talk about public and hybrid clouds, there are plenty of other viable options as well.

Tags: cloud computing, Amazon, Google, Cloud, virtually speaking, hybrid cloud, IBM, public cloud, SoftLayer, server virtualization

Lenovo Deal for IBM x86 Servers Gets OK From China

The Chinese government's anti-monopoly agency approves the $2.3 billion deal, which is still getting reviewed by U.S. regulators.

Tags: NSA spying, Dell, IBM, IT management, data security, Lenovo, x86 servers, national security, Huawei, PC hardware, government IT, HP, zte, Cisco Systems

Lenovo CEO Says IBM x86 Server Deal Will Close This Year

CEO Yang Yuanging said that despite U.S. security worries, its $2.3 billion proposal to buy IBM's server business will be approved by regulators.

Tags: PC hardware, data security, Lenovo, national security, mobile devices, government IT, Google, x86 servers, Motorola Mobility, zte corp., IBM, Huawei, HP

Top500 Supercomputer Remains Stuck at 33.86 Petaflops

The Tianhe-2 retains the crown as little has changed on the most recent list of the world's top 500 supercomputers.

Tags: servers, HP, Cray, Linux, Tianhe-2, TOP500, supercomputer, supercomputers, IBM

Lenovo Launches ThinkServer RS140 for SMBs

The new system, powered by Intel chips and small enough to fit in closets, comes as Lenovo works to close the deal for IBM's x86 server business.

Tags: Intel, Lenovo, x86 servers, IBM, SMBs, government IT, graphics, data storage, IT security, Memory

HP, IBM Lead Weak Worldwide Server Market

Worldwide server market leader HP ended the quarter with $2.9 billion in revenue, for a total share of 25.5 percent worldwide, down 2.3 percent from a year earlier.

Tags: HP, Gartner, IBM, Server Market

IBM Launches Power 8 Servers with a Strong Linux Focus

IBM adds KVM virtualization and Ubuntu as a supported Linux distribution, while taking aim at Intel x86.

Tags: IBM, power8, IBM Power Systems, Linux server, servers, Ubuntu, IBM Power System, IBM Power 8, KVM

IBM Gearing Up for New Power8 Servers

IBM's first quarter 2014 results show a continued decline in hardware revenue, but Big Blue has a plan and new technology in the works.

Tags: servers, IBM Power Systems, power8, IBM Power Series, IBM, Linux server, Linux

Lenovo Deal for IBM's Servers Getting Close U.S. Scrutiny

Government officials reportedly are worried that buying servers from a Chinese company may endanger national security.

Tags: Lenovo, PC hardware, x86 servers, Huawei, enterprise networking, IT security, mobile devices, government IT, IT management, telecommunications, IBM, IT infrastructure

Oracle Server Business Shows Signs of Growth

Larry Ellison claims he's regularly beating IBM for big server deals as Oracle Engineered Systems take off.

Tags: servers, Oracle, IBM, Exalogic, EMC, Oracle Exalogic

Lenovo: No Pay Cuts After IBM Server Deal Closes

Lenovo looks to assure striking Chinese workers that the company will not slash wages or benefits once it takes over IBM's x86 server business.

Tags: IT management, Lenovo, Dell, IT infrastructure, x86 servers, HP, IBM, PC hardware

eWEEK at 30: Intel, ARM Ramping Up Rivalry in Mobile, Server Markets

eWEEK 30: Intel is playing catch-up in the low-power mobile device market where ARM is its strongest rival. Now ARM is taking aim at Intel's bread-and-butter data center server market.

Tags: Atom, servers, Facebook, Windows, Google, Android, Microsoft, iPhone, smartphones, Intel, data centers, mobile devices, x86, AMD, ARM, Samsung, Lenovo, nVidia, Qualcomm, Dell, HP, hyperscale, Moore's Law, Marvell, CPUs, SoC, Linaro, Mobile World Congress, Foxconn, IBM, Paul Otellini, asus, hewlett-packard, tablets, internet of things, surface RT, Pund-IT, eWEEK 30, IoT, merrifield, Brian Krzanich, system-on-a-chip, Silvermont, Apple, PCS, Calxeda, Chromebooks, Advanced Micro Devices, OEMs, microservers

HP Tops Slow-Growing Server Market in Q4 2013: Gartner

IBM, which is selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, saw large declines in both server revenue and shipments, the analyst firm says.

Tags: HP, Dell, hyperscale, IBM, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Huawei, IT infrastructure, servers, Fujitsu, server virtualization

Samsung Joins IBM's OpenPower Foundation

The group aims to extend the reach of IBM's Power architecture by licensing the chip design to companies for servers and storage systems.

Tags: open source, data storage, IBM Power Systems, bid data analytics, OpenPOWER Consortium, ARM processors, HPC, IBM, enterprise networking, SoC, processors, Intel, servers, x86, Samsung

HP Ending Free Firmware Updates for X86 ProLiant Servers

Only those customers with systems under warranty will get access to firmware updates, which had been offered for free.

Tags: IBM, IT infrastructure, Cisco Systems, firmware, ProLiant, servers, Lenovo, Dell, x86 servers, HP

IBM Sells Server Business to Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

After another disappointing year of hardware sales, IBM throws in the towel on its low-end server business.

Tags: Lenovo, IBM, server hardware, blade servers, servers, IBM Power Systems

IBM Adopts Flash DIMMs for New X Series Servers

Big Blue turns up the heat in the enterprise server market with DIMM-based flash tech from a devilish storage partner.

Tags: DIMM, IBM, servers, x86 servers, PureSystems, Diablo, Big Blue

Dell Sets Different Cloud Path Than HP, IBM

At Dell World, the vendor announces partnerships with Red Hat, Microsoft and Google, eschewing building its own public cloud.

Tags: Google, cloud computing, open source, HP, Dell, Red Hat, IT infrastructure, IBM, Microsoft, OpenStack

Server Revenues Continue to Decline in 3Q13

UNIX continues to decline as Linux rises, according to third quarter 2013 data from IDC and Gartner.

Tags: x86, servers, x86 server, HP, revenues, Dell, IBM, Server Market

IBM Pledges $1 Billion for Linux on Power

In an effort to help bolster its sagging Power Server Systems architecture, IBM once again bets big on Linux.

Tags: IBM Power System, IBM, PowerLinux, IBM Power Series, IBM PowerLinux

Lenovo Looking to Strengthen Server Market Position

The hardware manufacturer is taking on the likes of Dell, HP and IBM in an effort to become a major player in the x86 server market.

Tags: Dell, Lenovo, x86, servers, Server Market, x86 servers, IBM, HP, ThinkServer

HP, IBM Lead High Performance Computing Server Market: IDC

During the first half of 2013, the HPC technical server market grew 6.2 percent, with an increase of 26 percent in unit shipments, compared to 2012.


Intel Unveils New Xeon Chips for More Dynamic Data Center

The Xeon E5-2600 v2 lineup includes almost two-dozen chips for not only servers but also storage and networking systems.

Tags: enterprise networking, processors, data storage, SGI, IBM, Intel, Cray, it mobility, servers, SDN, cloud computing, HP

IBM, HP Lead Weak Worldwide Server Market: Gartner

Worldwide server shipments grew 4 percent year-on-year, while revenue declined 3.8 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

Tags: IBM, Server Market, HP, Gartner

IBM Opens Up Its Power Technology

Big Blue is looking to make a big move in the cloud data center market with a pair of strategic announcements.

Tags: IBM Power Series, IBM, servers, OpenPOWER Consortium, POWER 7, IBM Power System, POWER7+

IBM Flexes New Server Muscle for POWER Cloud

Big Blue is expanding its Flex Server lineup with three new POWER 7+ server designs as well as  a new double-density x86 Flex System server.

Tags: POWER7+, IBM Power Series, x86 servers, x86, servers, IBM Power System, POWER 7, IBM

IBM Brings More POWER to Linux

Big Blue's new 7R4 system brings 4-socket, 32-core architecture to Linux.

Tags: Watson, servers, IBM Power Series, IBM Power System, IBM, Linux server, IBM PowerLinux

IBM Sheds Light on Software-Defined Environments Strategy

Big Blue is looking to create a more cohesive 'software-defined everything' world, largely by centering on OpenStack.

Tags: IBM, Software-Defined Networking, virtualization, Big Blue, software-defined, Software-Defined Infrastructure, software-defined data center

IBM Debuts Entry-Level Mainframe for Linux

New zBC12 mainframe is powered by up to 18 microprocessors.

Tags: Linux server, mainframe, IBM Power System, IBM, IBM PowerLinux, RAIM, IBM Power Series

IBM AS/400 Turns 25: Will It Last Another 25 Years?

IBM's System I isn't just a relic of the past and neither is RPG IV. Where are they going from here?

Tags: PHP, servers, IBM Power System, IBM, IBM i, POWER 7

What's Next for IBM Power? [VIDEO]

IBM Server Chief talks about Linux and takes aim at Oracle SPARC.

Tags: POWER7+, Power7, IBM Power Series, SPARC, IBM Power System, IBM, Linux, Oracle

China's Tianhe-2 Shatters Records with 33.86 Petaflop Supercomputer

Once again, a new champion reigns supreme in the latest supercomputer rankings.

Tags: IBM, rankings, Titan, China, servers, Unix, Linux, supercomputer

IBM PureSystems Turning One and Tackling Big Data

A year ago IBM entered the engineered server systems space - where are they now?

Tags: cloud computing, servers, IBM PureData System, PureSystems, big data, Cloud, IBM

Big Blue Strikes Back Against Oracle SPARC Power Claims

Whose systems are faster: Oracle's SPARC or IBM's Power?

Tags: IBM, servers, IBM Power Series, SPARC, IBM Power System, POWER 7, Power 8, Oracle

IBM Opens Up to OpenStack for Enterprise Cloud Foundation

Big Blue tabs the open source cloud platform as the base for all of its cloud computing offerings.

Tags: IBM, OpenStack, Big Blue, Cloud, open source, cloud computing, OpenStack Foundation

IBM Powers Up Server Lineup

IBM debuts new entry-level POWER servers for AIX and Linux.

Tags: PowerVM, IBM, POWER 7, virtualization, servers, Linux, AIX

IBM Rolls Out New PureSystems Data Servers

Oracle isn't the only company going after in-memory data, with a little help from Linux.

Tags: IBM, Transaction Analytics, Servers & Services, servers, analytics, PureSystem

IBM Targets Clouds, Analytics with Its Latest System z Mainframe

Big Blue is out to prove that big iron can float secure clouds and make quick work out of data analytics workloads.

Tags: IBM, Data Analytics, Big Blue, Cloud, system z, mainframe, hybrid cloud

The U.S. Is Super #1 Again

Sequoia supercomputer takes the crown as the fastest computer in the world.

Tags: IBM, Mellanox, Linux, supercomputers, InfiniBand, supercomputer

Global Server Revenues Decline in 1Q12

The latest global server reports are out from both IDC and Gartner, and despite a few bright spots, overall the news isn't good.

Tags: IBM, Server Market, servers, x86, server, blade servers, x86 servers, HP, Dell

IBM System z (Mainframe) Buying Guide

While IBM last introduced a major new zEnterprise System in 2010, the company certainly hasn't been resting on its mainframe laurels since then.  Our latest Buyer's Guide explores the recent additions and innovations to the company's mainframe line.

Tags: IBM, mainframe, buyer's guide, system z, Buying Guide

IBM Offers New PowerLinux Servers and Business Apps

Two new PowerLinux Servers help IBM address customers’ Linux application needs.

Tags: Linux server, virtualization, big data, Linux, server, IBM

IBM PureSystems Melds Hardware and Software Patterns

Big Blue wants to make it easier to get systems up with enterprise application pattern approach.

Tags: IBM, server hardware

IBM System x Server Buying Guide

When Intel releases a new processor, the OEMs typically race to refresh their wares. IBM is often the exception to this. Its most recent System x change up was well worth the few weeks wait.

Tags: x86 server, System x, Intel, IBM

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