Dell attempts to protect hardware revenue while also shooting for a vendor-neutral management role through new partnerships it announced today.
The explosion of internet connectivity is requiring more servers to serve the web to new devices.
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AMD is announcing a new software ecosystem for its heterogenous system architecture. But Intel and Nvidia aren’t members so far.
Intel unveils its Atom C2000 server chips for web data centers.
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“It’s like a giant game of Risk,” Prince says as he talks about trying to put servers in Turkey, which is hard, and settling for Bulgaria, which is the gateway to the country.
HP’s Moonshot server, available today, is an extremely compact, low-power server meant for datacenters that need to scale quickly. It’s also quite expensive.
Game crashes have been reduced by 92 percent.
Microsoft and Symantec shut down servers at two data centers today, pulling a botnet that could be up to 900,000 infected computers strong offline.
Google is telling Asian users to expect Google services to run up to 30 percent faster once a trio of new data centers come online.
When your servers go down, so might your productivity, sales, and — oh yeah — your cash.
Google calls it “where the Internet lives.” Now we can see inside.
Data visualization isn’t just for gee-whiz infographics. It’s also how Facebook keeps the site up and running day in, day out — and performing better all the time, even with nearly a billion users onboard.
When you buy a car with a warranty, you still have to get it serviced. Your cloud infrastructure is no different. Cloud monitoring is a complex, highly competitive space. The experts break it down so you can avoid a full server meltdown.
For every 120 tablets sold, a server has to handle the web traffic they generate.
Advanced Micro Devices began selling its first Intel-based low-power servers after it acquired SeaMicro for $334 million in Feburary. The move was AMD’s first move into energy-efficient “microservers,” which were based on low-end Intel Atom processors rather than high-end Intel Xeon server chips.
Apparently, POTUS is popular. 60 extra servers popular.
President Obama’s Ask Me Anything two days ago was a massive success, as Reddit highlighted earlier today in a blog post. Not only did the page get 2.99 million page views on the day of the event, it has received another 2.3 million pages already as of this morning.
Facebook’s Sub-Zero data center is a wee little facility, but it isn’t for serving up Likes at lightning speed. It’s for long-term, low-power backups that will keep Facebook data on ice indefinitely.
Bleacher Report is the third-most visited sports website in the U.S., behind massive brands ESPN and Yahoo Sports (both backed by huge corporations). You don’t get to millions of monthly visitors and peak traffic of 80,000 page requests a minute by ignoring scalability. But the soon-to-be-live 2012 London Olympics promises to triple the independent site’s pageviews.
Social game maker Zynga has shifted 80 percent of its game traffic to its own private data center servers, known as the zCloud, the company revealed yesterday in its earnings call.
Net Optics, a company that lets you listen in on your network activity, has acquired TripleLayer and nMetrics in an effort to create more easily-installed products in an anything but user-friendly industry.
Oracle filed court documents late last week contending that Hewlett-Packard and Intel have secretly been keeping the unpopular Itanium server chip alive, even though no one wants to buy it.
Today, Facebook announced it is opening up its fancy, redesigned data centers to help hardware hackers learn from and improve on their designs.
Intel executive Kirk Skaugen said today that his company expects 15 billion devices will be connected to the internet in the coming years. Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Skaugen said that the growth of data on the internet is racing ahead and data center computing is being pulled along with it.
Data center power-saving software company Power Assure has pulled in a $13.5 million funding round led by strategic partner ABB in addition to previous investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the company announced yesterday.
Editor's Pick This is the first of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.
Centrify, a company securing on-premise and cloud servers, raised $16 million in its fourth round of funding yesterday.
Tilera has been arguing for some time that its chips with 64 processing cores are more energy-efficient than typical Intel processors. But now Facebook is backing it up on that.
For the third time in nine months, SeaMicro is announcing a new line of servers that can pack an awful lot of computing power in a sixth of the usual space and a quarter of the electricity.
JouleX, a company that creates software that monitors data center energy usage, announced today that it has raised $17 million from Intel Capital and a batch of other investors.
To increase the power efficiency of its data centers, Facebook decided to build its servers for its Pineville, Ore., data center from scratch.
Back in June, server startup SeaMicro dropped its Atom bomb on the server market, launching an extremely energy-efficient server using Intel’s Atom microprocessors. That enabled SeaMicro to get customers who delivered web pages to tens of millions of internet users across four continents. Now SeaMicro is dropping another Atom bomb.