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Telco and enterprise customers are looking for an alternative source of silicon beyond Intel for their data center systems, according to Canonical officials.
The new CX Series systems are part of Lenovo's larger new ThinkAgile portfolio of pre-integrated converged infrastructure appliances.
Google and Rackspace announced draft specifications for the Zaius P9 data center server. The design implements Open Compute Project server standards.
The OpenCAPI Consortium is looking to challenge Intel's dominance with an open interconnect standard that will make servers faster.
Company officials point to HPE's low-power Moonshot server modules has examples of how systems can be made to consume less power.
The company's Edge Office offering will bring the simplicity and affordability of hyperconverged infrastructures to smaller organizations.
Officials with the chip maker say the new FPGAs will deliver twice the performance and five times the density of the previous generation.
The startup also is using a new technology officials call "microvisors" to create KMAX appliances that are scalable and power-efficient.
The vendor this week also unveiled new offerings to support such Microsoft technologies as Azure, Windows Server 2016 and Storage Spaces Direct.
Dell overtook HPE in server shipments, Gartner says, but HPE retained the top spot in revenues, according to both Gartner and IDC.
Michael Dell says scale is necessary in a fast-changing IT world, while Meg Whitman says being smaller and more nimble will win out.