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

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

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: Oracle, IBM, EMC, servers, Exalogic, 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: IBM, IT management, Dell, PC hardware, x86 servers, HP, Lenovo, IT infrastructure

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

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

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, Intel, processors, servers, x86, Samsung, HPC, SoC, enterprise networking, ARM processors, OpenPOWER Consortium, bid data analytics, IBM Power Systems

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

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: IBM, blade servers, servers, server hardware, Lenovo, 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: IBM, x86 servers, servers, Big Blue, PureSystems, Diablo, DIMM

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: open source, cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Dell, HP, IT infrastructure, 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: IBM, Dell, HP, servers, x86, x86 server, Server Market, revenues

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, IBM Power System, IBM Power Series, IBM PowerLinux, 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: IBM, Dell, x86 servers, HP, servers, x86, Lenovo, ThinkServer, Server Market

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.


Tags: IBM, HP, IDC, HPC

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

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, HP, Gartner, Server Market

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

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

IBM Brings More POWER to Linux

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


Tags: IBM, servers, Linux server, IBM Power System, Watson, IBM Power Series, 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, virtualization, Big Blue, software-defined data center, Software-Defined Networking, Software-Defined Infrastructure, software-defined

IBM Debuts Entry-Level Mainframe for Linux

New zBC12 mainframe is powered by up to 18 microprocessors.


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

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, IBM, servers, POWER 7, IBM Power System, IBM i

What's Next for IBM Power? [VIDEO]

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


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

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

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


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

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, Cloud, IBM, servers, big data, PureSystems, IBM PureData System

Big Blue Strikes Back Against Oracle SPARC Power Claims

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


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

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

IBM Powers Up Server Lineup

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


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

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, Servers & Services, servers, analytics, Transaction 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: Cloud, IBM, mainframe, system z, hybrid cloud, Data Analytics, Big Blue

The U.S. Is Super #1 Again

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


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

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

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, Buying Guide, system z

IBM Offers New PowerLinux Servers and Business Apps

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


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

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: IBM, Intel, x86 server, System x

IBM Power Systems Server Buying Guide

When it comes to Unix servers, IBM's Power Systems are the market leaders. Do they have what it takes to empower your server infrastructure?


Tags: IBM, Unix server, IDC, POWER 7, IBM Power System, Power Systems, Power Express

IBM Power Systems

The Unix server market may be in decline, but you'd never know it from the growth in IBM's Power Systems line. From its low-end and midrange Power Express to its higher-end Power Enterprise offerings, Big Blue has a strong and ever-increasing presence in this space.


Tags: IBM, Unix server, Power processor, Power Systems

IBM BladeCenter

With both x86- and Power-based blades, IBM's BladeCenter portfolio offers numerous options for enterprises looking to take a small but mighty approach to their IT infrastructure.


Tags: IBM, server blade, BladeCenter

IBM Servers

IBM's servers fall into three main product families, System z, System x and Power Systems, that run the gamut from industry standard offerings to high-end proprietary mainframes.


Tags: IBM

The 7 Best Servers for Linux

Shopping for a new Linux server isn't as easy as you might think. Here's a round-up of what's available for those of you who want to dance with the penguin.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, HP, Linux server, PogoLinux, penguin

7 Blade Server Solutions to Transform Your Data Center

Boost your virtualization, private cloud or database-backed computing with these new blade servers. You'll save space, power and deployment headaches with high-density blade servers from your favorite manufacturers.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, Cisco, HP, server hardware, server blade, SuperMicro

IDC: Worldwide Server Revenues Sluggish but Still Up

The third quarter marked the slowest quarterly growth rate for servers worldwide since the first quarter of 2010, according to IDC. Among global vendors, IBM was the big winner, picking up enough share to pull even with HP.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, IBM, Fujitsu, Dell, HP, mainframe, IDC, server shipment stats, x86 server, server revenue

Gartner: Server Shipments, Revenue Up in Third Quarter

The research firm says worldwide server shipments and revenues were up in the third quarter of 2011, driven primarily by Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe.


Tags: Oracle, IBM, HP, Gartner, server shipment stats, server revenue

IBM Brings Windows to Mainframes

What do you get when you cross Windows and a mainframe?


Tags: Windows, IBM, mainframe, system z, Server Blades, BladeCenter

IDC Reports Strong Server Sales

IDC says server sales, especially for non-x86 platforms, continued to grow but how long can it keep up?


Tags: server, IBM, Dell, HP, IDC, revenue

Happy Birthday, IBM: Big Blue Turns 100 in June

IBM becomes a centenarian this month, a rare feat in an industry riddled with one-hit wonders and decade-old vendors that are considered venerable. How has this longstanding industry standard bearer kept pace with the times?
Tags: IBM, server hardware, IDC, Gartner, Server Market

10 Server Companies That Make You Think 'Buy,' 'Sell' or 'Hold'

Innovation makes companies memorable. Which of these companies will you remember tomorrow?
Tags: Oracle, IBM, EMC, Apple, HP

Sun Shines on Oracle as Server Market Rebounds

IDC reports 'meaningful' enterprise server refresh cycle as first quarter server revenues hit $11.9 billion
Tags: Oracle, IBM, Dell, HP, IDC

IBM System z

Mainframes may have been around since the 1940s, but, at least in the case IBM's System z, their capabilities are well suited for the 21st Century.


Tags: IBM, server hardware, mainframe, system z

IBM System x

If you're looking for an x86-based server from IBM, you'll find it in the system x server line. More than a dozen racks, towers and server blades sporting both AMD and Intel processors comprise the System x server family.


Tags: IBM, Intel, AMD, x86 server, System x

What's Hot (and What's Not) for Servers

x86 servers are still in, but brand loyalty is out. Dell satisfies, while Oracle disappoints. Gabriel Consulting Group's third annual data center survey reveals the latest server trends and differentiators.
Tags: IBM, Dell, x86 servers, HP, server hardware

Global Server Market Continues Rebound: IDC

Latest figures on global server shipments and sales underscore continuing rebound in the sector, with each measure posting double-digit annual growth.
Tags: IBM, x86 servers, HP, servers, IDC

IBM DB2, Novell Partner for Linux Software Appliances

Linux software appliance builders now can leverage IBM's DB2 database in SUSE Studio as part of a new deal announced today between IBM and Novell.
Tags: Linux, IBM, Novell, IBM DB2, SUSE Studio

Still Think Linux Is Just for Start-Ups?

The London Stock Exchange switches to Suse Linux, and the Financial Times asks if this is indicative of a bellwether trend. A case of stalwart paper being behind the time, or do some enterprises truly believe Linux is just for start ups?
Tags: IBM, open source server, Linux server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, server os

White Box Server Market Evolves Past Commodity Status

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.
Tags: IBM, SMB, HP, server hardware, whitebox

Big Box Appliance Buyer's Guide

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.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, EMC, Exadata, Exalogic

10 Server Hardware Highlights of 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.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, server hardware, 2010, Cisco UCS

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.
Tags: IBM, Dell, HP, server hardware, IDC

IBM Power Systems Buyer's Guide

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.
Tags: IBM, Unix server, Power7, buyer's guide, Power Systems

IBM System z Buyer's Guide

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.
Tags: IBM, mainframe, buyer's guide, system z, z10

IBM's New Unix Server Sports 256 Cores

Big Blue Releases its biggest Unix Server yet, a Power7 system that boasts record transaction performance.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, Unix server, POWER 7, AIX 7

IBM in EU Antitrust Probe Over Mainframes

Regulators to question IBM over allegations of misbehavior in the tiny market for high-powered workhorses.
Tags: IBM, European Commission, antitrust, mainframe, TurboHercules

IBM Mainframe Boosts Data Center Management

The IBM zEnterprise System may change how data centers are managed.
Tags: IBM, data center management, mainframe, zEnterprise

IBM Launches Massive New Mainframe Systems

The mainframe supports a major upgrade that reflects a structural change at IBM.
Tags: management, IBM, virtualization, mainframe, zEnterprise

Canonical Offers Cloud Computing Based Virtual DB2 Appliance for Ubuntu

Expanded partnership will deliver a cloud computing version of IBM's database running on Ubuntu Linux.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM, DB2, Ubuntu, Canonical

Canonical, IBM to Bring DB2 to Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

Canonical believes that a basic database certified for Ubuntu on EC2 is key to having IT shops deploy Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.
Tags: database, IBM, Ubuntu, Canonical, Ubuntu Server

IBM, HP Bring Unix Server Wares Front and Center

The Unix server world was abuzz last week with IBM kicking off the public beta of AIX 7, and HP launching a no holds barred offense to persuade former Sun customers to abandon SPARC/Solaris environments in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on ProLiant servers.
Tags: IBM, Solaris, HP, Unix server, AIX

Now With Server Virtualization Capabilities -- IBM Launches Open Beta for AIX 7

High-end Unix systems aren't usually given the beta treatment, but IBM is betting on a wide test for some new virtualization capabilities.
Tags: IBM, Unix, RISC, server virtualization, AIX

IBM's in Hot Water to Cool Servers

The latest idea in supercomputer cooling is to let the machines operate at something warmer than meat locker temperatures.
Tags: IBM, data center, blade servers, supercomputing, cooling

IBM to Buy BigFix for Smarter IT, Data Center Management

IBM has announced plans to acquire smarter systems management provider BigFix.
Tags: IBM, data center management

IBM Denies Server Ponzi Scheme Allegations

Devon IT appears to be suing IBM over failed virtual PC server projects.
Tags: server, IBM, law, legal

IBM Cuts Cord on Old Hardware

IBM last week announced it was cutting support for several legacy systems. Customers have a year a half before they are left in a lurch.
Tags: IBM, hardware

Blade Servers Buyer's Guide, x86 Edition

Looking to buy x86 blade servers? Here's what HP, IBM, Dell and Fujitsu have to offer.
Tags: IBM, Dell, HP, buyer's guide, Server Blades