Tuesday, May 12, 2015

IBM cloud will reach back into tape for low-cost storage

IBM's flexible Power servers can take on cloud, databases | AMD puts faith back in x86, downgrading its ARM effort

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IBM cloud will reach back into tape for low-cost storage
In the new world of cloud storage, there's still room for old standbys like tape. IBM says combining them can save enterprises money.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Flash at the Price of Disk
Enterprise storage requirements are exploding as Big Data applications, increased mobile device usage and industry data retention regulations create a perfect storm of demand. View more

IBM's flexible Power servers can take on cloud, databases
IBM is building slimmer versions of its Power hardware—used by its Watson supercomputer—to run complex database applications as well as simpler Web-based ones.IBM has designed its latest Power servers for social networking, search engines and cloud storage, as computing moves from PCs to mobile devices. Beyond the cloud, the new servers with Power8 chips also have the horsepower to handle more complex applications like databases and analytics.The multipurpose servers include the four-socket Power E850, which can handle private, public and hybrid clouds, and in-memory database applications. The more powerful Power E880 is for large-scale database and cloud implementations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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AMD puts faith back in x86, downgrading its ARM effort
Two years ago, AMD tried to cut its reliance on the plodding x86 design by building server chips around ARM, the hot architecture driving mobile devices. That hasn’t worked out, and the company is now putting its faith back in x86.At an investor meeting on Wednesday, AMD further delayed its ARM-based server chip code-named Seattle and cut a major project that could have bridged the gap between its x86 and ARM chips. AMD executives also took responsibility for misreading the fast-growing server market, which is dominated by Intel x86 chips.AMD is still developing ARM-based server chips, but instead of mainstream servers, those chips will now be aimed mainly at storage, networking and other infrastructure equipment. That’s a downgrade from AMD’s focus over the last two years to make ARM servers the centerpiece of server rooms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Facebook's software smarts put cold storage on a power diet
When it comes to storage, Facebook is learning to do more with less.For backup copies of older content, the social network is building “cold storage” facilities that are designed to keep data available without some of the expensive, power-sucking features found in a traditional data center. Facebook says it’s built in strong protection against data loss while reducing the overhead of additional storage.These are data centers designed to hold more than an exabyte of data—1,000 petabytes—with no redundant electrical systems, while consuming less than one-sixth as much power as a conventional facility. And they store all that data on cheap, consumer-grade media.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Speedy servers with Intel's 18-core chips, DDR4 memory hit the market
Hardware makers are providing the building blocks for databases, ERP and analytics applications to run faster in data centers with new systems based on Intel’s latest Xeon E7 v3 chips.Seventeen hardware makers have announced 45 systems running on Intel’s new chips, which have up to 18 CPU cores. Servers from big names like Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo have more memory capacity, internal bandwidth and storage capacity to speed up applications.The new Intel Xeon chips, announced on Tuesday, provide more throughput and power-saving features than the Xeon E7 v2 chips that shipped last year. As a result, a task could be executed on fewer servers while consuming less power, which could help cut electric bills. Alternatively, system administrators could extract more performance from the same number of servers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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