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Calxeda gets $55M as ARM-based servers near reality

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Calxeda, the Austin, Texas-based chip firm that’s using cell phone chips to build servers, has raised $55 million more from new investors that include Austin Ventures, Vulcan Capital as well as the firm’s existing investors. The company, which just this month said its servers would be in production by the...
Calxeda gets $55M as ARM-based servers near reality

Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video

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Netflix is rolling its own content delivery network (CDN) and inviting ISPs to either connect directly to its vast library of video streaming content at global peering sites or cache its content within their own networks. Called Open Connect, the service will help Netflix cut the umbilical cord to commercial...
Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video

Facebook prepares to use 'cold storage' to deal with vast amounts of data

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Facebook is rethinking the way it stores data to cope with the 7 petabytes of new photos the social network's users upload every month. As the number of photos grows, Facebook needs find cheaper, less power-hungry ways to store them all, according to the company's vice-president of infrastructure engineering....
Facebook prepares to use 'cold storage' to deal with vast amounts of data

Sponsored post: Keeping up with threats in the virtualized data center

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Palo Alto Networks Inc. understands that it’s no secret that modern data centers are in the midst of an ongoing period of very dynamic evolution that has fundamentally changed the speed and efficiency of enterprise computing. As security professionals it is incumbent upon us to ensure that we deliver the benefits of...
Sponsored post: Keeping up with threats in the virtualized data center

Unofficial multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 causes hilarity, riot

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The UK's Red Bull site has an interview up with the indie gaming creators of an unsupported but awesomely functional multiplayer modification for Just Cause 2, the sandbox game which lets players run and drive and fly and swim around the huge (and hugely detailed) fictional island of Panau. The...
Unofficial multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 causes hilarity, riot

VMware shakeup: Maritz is reportedly out

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Paul Maritz CEO of VMware at Structure 2011. A tech trade publication is reporting that VMware CEO Paul Maritz is being pushed out and will be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, the current COO of EMC. EMC owns roughly 80 percent of VMware, the market leader in server virtualization. It’s a...
VMware shakeup: Maritz is reportedly out

Here's What To Expect From Software Renegade Marc Benioff Tomorrow (CRM)

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Tomorrow morning, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff will speak live to some 90,000 people attending his company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Salesforce.com is the biggest, best-known player in cloud computing--software for businesses that's delivered over the Internet rather than installed on expensive server hardware--and Benioff has cast himself as...
Here's What To Expect From Software Renegade Marc Benioff Tomorrow (CRM)

AMD buys SeaMicro, enters server hardware business

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Advanced Micro Devices announced Wednesday it is buying low-power server vendor SeaMicro, a surprise move that puts AMD in the systems business and disrupts Intel by acquiring one of its close partners....
AMD buys SeaMicro, enters server hardware business
Dell announces strategy to make cloud computing and data centers more efficient and flexible
Servers: Facebook Calls for Servers You Can Compost Like Coffee Grounds

Facebook's Open Compute Hardware Hackathon Yields Server Debugging Solution

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Want to get something done fast?  Take Facebook's advice and crowdsource it to a hackathon - the shortest, most-caffeinated distance between an idea and the real world.  This week in Santa Clara, Calif., Facebook's Open Compute Project held its very first hardware hackathon - a competition run in parallel to two...
Facebook's Open Compute Hardware Hackathon Yields Server Debugging Solution

Why Apple Should Buy Twitter (AAPL)

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What is Apple's biggest problem? Its web services are terrible. How can it fix its web services? By buying Twitter. That's an idea put forth by former Apple employee Patrick Gibson. Typically, when people say Apple should buy Twitter, they fixate on the idea that Apple needs to have a...
Why Apple Should Buy Twitter (AAPL)

After Winning Its Lawsuit With Oracle, HP Creates New Itanium Servers (HPQ)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel and Hewlett-Packard Co unveiled new server technology based on the high-end niche Itanium processors at the center of a recent dispute between Hewlett-Packard and Oracle Corp. The future of servers built with Itanium chips was thrown into doubt last year due to a bitter legal...
After Winning Its Lawsuit With Oracle, HP Creates New Itanium Servers (HPQ)
Nvidia rebrands geforce grid, shows off server hardware and cloud gaming prowess

Dell's acquisitions not yet paying dividends

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Dell's effort to move away from PCs into enterprise products has been slow as the company battles a challenging economy and tries to weave together acquisitions in a coherent manner. Dell's legacy has been entrenched in the PC business, but in recent years it has focused on moving into...
Dell's acquisitions not yet paying dividends
Cinchcast uses the cloud to scale up its self-serve conference calls

Making a Case for Network Virtualization

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Image copyright Johannes KorneliusAt the beginning of this century, server virtualization burst onto the IT scene and changed the way modern IT organizations think about server hardware. The basic concept behind server virtualization is that multiple “virtual” servers can be run on a single physical server. This consolidation of servers...
Making a Case for Network Virtualization

Review: MediaTools Wipe 1.1 erases data on up to 18 drives simultaneously

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MediaTools Wipe 1.1's interface mimics a server hardware rack--a rather cool, intuitive, and impressive look that's most often used in audio software. The interface is also paned, so you can hide portions you're not using. It's an interface that makes you want to buy the program. Given the existence...
Review: MediaTools Wipe 1.1 erases data on up to 18 drives simultaneously
AMD Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel

This week in cloud: VMware-EMC shuffle and Cisco-Netapp tighten ties

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Moving and shaking at VMware, EMC, Pivotal Initiative There’s some personnel shuffling going on over at the EMC-VMware-Pivotal Initiative axis. As reported here on Friday, star engineer Mark Lucovsky is now back at VMware, having handed the Cloud Foundry PaaS over to the Pivotal Initiative spin off. At VMware, he...
This week in cloud: VMware-EMC shuffle and Cisco-Netapp tighten ties

Amazon and the network effect: Why would ISVs go elsewhere?

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A common question surrounds AWS and the Yankees: Are they evil empires, the best places to be, or both? I recently did at a bit of remodeling at home and as part of the process got rid of about half of my book collection. I only kept those that I...
Amazon and the network effect: Why would ISVs go elsewhere?

I.B.M. Aims to Sharply Simplify Corporate Data Center Technology

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I.B.M. is introducing bundles of server hardware and software packaged in simplified systems, with setup and maintenance automated by intelligent software....
I.B.M. Aims to Sharply Simplify Corporate Data Center Technology

Server, simplified: A power user's guide to OS X Server

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Even long-time Mac users could be forgiven for not knowing anything about OS X Server, the business-oriented version of the operating system that has been developed alongside the better-known consumer version for as long as OS X has existed. For a long while, the software shipped only with the...
Server, simplified: A power user's guide to OS X Server

Facebook has 220 billion of your photos to put on ice

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How many photos of your drunken nights out does one social network really need? Facebook currently stores 220 billion, its infrastructure engineering VP Jay Parikh said during GigaOM’s Structure:Europe conference. “We are getting about seven petabytes of new photo content every month and that’s growing,” Parikh told GigaOM senior writer Stacey Higginbotham during a Q&A on...
Facebook has 220 billion of your photos to put on ice
Facebook, Intel, & Rackspace get more open-source than ever with new designs
Exablox plays Robin Hood, makes previously costly and complex storage tech available to the masses

Sponsor Post: 7 Things to Consider Before Building a Private Cloud

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AMD absorbs server startup SeaMicro for $330 million, says it's no impulse buy

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AMD has faced some tough tactical decisions since it sold its handheld chip division to Qualcomm in 2008 and effectively stepped out of the smartphone business. Whistling that "No Regrets" tune, it has burrowed ever deeper into ever bigger devices, from laptops to desktops and massively multi-core servers and...
AMD absorbs server startup SeaMicro for $330 million, says it's no impulse buy

On The Heels Of Another Record Year, Vidyo Introduces Virtualized Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing startup Vidyo continues to grow, thanks to the help of service provider partnerships and through sales to various enterprise, government, and health agencies. The company claimed another record year for 2012, as it competes against traditional video conferencing solutions. It’s trying to make adopting its technology easier and...
On The Heels Of Another Record Year, Vidyo Introduces Virtualized Video Conferencing

Calxeda's first ARM server is a serious threat to x86 server domination

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The first set of comprehensive benchmarks on serious ARM server hardware are in -- and they're impressive. While the Cortex-A9 isn't suitable for every workload, it challenges Intel in some significant areas....
Calxeda's first ARM server is a serious threat to x86 server domination
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