The integrated offering includes Canonical's Ubuntu OS and OpenStack running on AMD's SeaMicro microservers.
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From competition to changing workloads to tensions with China, significant changes are coming to data centers, the analysts say.
Attackers are exploiting flaws in Linux and Windows software to turn poorly-maintained Web servers into denial-of-service engines.
The processor eventually will join two other 64-bit Atom-based SoCs aimed at dense data center environments, a segment also being targeted by ARM.
NEW YORK—Cisco Systems has been aggressive in remaking itself from a maker of networking boxes to an enterprise IT solutions and services vendor that touches essentially every area of the data center. That transformation began in earnest in 2009, when the company launched its Unified Computing System, a converged infrastructure solution that offers compute, storage, networking, virtualization and systems management in a tightly integrated package aimed at the nascent cloud space. The UCS also brought Cisco into the server world, competing with the likes of Hewlett-Packard, Dell and IBM. Critics were skeptical, but six years later, Cisco has more than 36,5000 customers for a UCS business that saw revenues grow another 30 percent in the most recent quarter and a run rate that has hit $3 billion. At an event here Sept. 4, Cisco executives unveiled an expansion of the UCS portfolio—which had been focused on core data center workloads—into cloud-scale environments and the enterprise edge. They also gave some journalists a look at the NYC offices of Major League Baseball's Advanced Media unit, which has populated its data centers primarily with UCS systems.
HP and Cisco already have unveiled refreshed systems that also bring greater levels of efficiency, performance and flexibility.
From enterprise applications and HPC to networking and storage, Intel expects the Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips to expand its data center presence.
New Redfish spec aims at improving scalability, expanding data access and analysis, saving time and enabling feature-rich remote management.
The vendors released an integrated infrastructure offering that features Red Hat's OpenStack distribution running on Cisco's products.
The networking giant is rolling out new offerings that will expand the reach of the converged infrastructure solution to new workloads.
The search giant's year-old Quantum Artificial Intelligence group is partnering with researchers at UC Santa Barbara.
ARM officials say the licensees include most or all of the top smartphone, tablet and server chip makers.
Officials say the company wants its silicon in all areas of computing, a strategy that will be highlighted during the annual convention in September.
IBM said the increasing enterprise use of cloud, mobile, big data, analytics and social technologies is driving demand for IBM systems and storage.