dell – Web hosting, Domain names, Dedicated servers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 dell – 32 32 Microsoft, Dell, HP, Fujitsu Team Up to Sell Cloud Servers Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:55:03 +0000 Fujitsu servers
Microsoft has formed an alliance with Dell, HP, and Fujitsu to sell pre-configured Microsoft Azure-powered cloud servers. By pre-configured, they mean that the servers should be ready to go without any further configuration required. As such, they call them “appliances” rather than servers.

These appliances will allow companies to take advantage of the “private cloud”, with which they run their own applications and storing them in their own data centers. This differs from the “public cloud”, in which the applications are on servers in third-party data centers.

Potential customers are expected to be larger businesses with scalable enterprise server needs. The first in line is the auction super site The Azure software itself, however, will be more widely available. Microsoft is joining numerous other big IT companies that are now offering cloud services, including IBM, Google, and Amazon.

Source: The China Post
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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition Released Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:04:00 +0000 Ubuntu logoToday Canonical, the company responsible for the popular desktop Linux operating system called Ubuntu, also released their latest server edition, version 10.04 LTS. The “LTS” stands for long-term support, which Canonical will offer for five years (Normal Ubuntu versions are released every six months).

In the Linux server web hosting market, Red Hat (or derivatives like CentOS) has dominated. But Ubuntu promises many new features in an effort to lure business clients from the enterprise server arena.

Among the new features are:

More cloud computing support in Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud
Support from Dell on the PowerEdge-C server line
Five years of free security and maintenance
AppArmor security
Kernel hardening
Virtualization enhancements
Advanced storage capabilities
Mass deployment tools
and more.


Dell may never construct another data center Thu, 29 Apr 2010 16:26:08 +0000 dell servers
As firms scramble to build more and more data centers, Dell recently surprised the industry with its announcement that it may never build another data center.

The Texas computer company has found that it is cheaper to make use of existing resources rather than expand. Using virtualization, Dell has increased its server utilization from 12-18% to 42%. It is also replacing older servers with more energy-efficient systems.

So in a sense, Dell is focusing on quality over quantity with its data centers. Sounds like a great idea to me, but unfortunately for system administrators, fewer data centers could mean less IT jobs in the future.

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Dell designs new servers for cloud computing Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:34:34 +0000 dell poweredge c1100Dell revealed a new line of “CloudEdge” servers this week designed specifically for cloud computing. Dell is hoping to sell quite a few of these systems as server demand increases and more and more firms move to the cloud.

The new models include the PowerEdge C1100, C2100 and C6100. They offer boosted memory and storage capacity was well as better power optimization. The C2100, for example, can pack up to 144 GB of RAM, 25 TB of storage, and a Six-core Intel Xeon 5600 processor.

The servers are based on previous solutions custom-built by Dell several years ago for some of its first cloud computing clients. It boasts they will run the cloud more efficiently and thus less expensively) than competing servers. Whether these claims are true remains to be seen.

Source | Data Center Knowledge

Dell wins several names in dispute Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:28:16 +0000 dell logo
Dell recently won a domain dispute it submitted to the National Arbitration Forum over the following names:,,, and

Naturally, Dell complained that the above names violated its trademark. It also accused the registrant, Patrick McDonough, of using them in bad faith because of a number of click-through ads run on the domains.

The registrant failed to respond to the complaint, so Dell won by default. Then again, even if McDonough had responded, I doubt he would have gotten very far. It would be very hard to convince an arbitration panel that a name like didn’t infringe on the company’s trademark.

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