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July, 2010

  • 16 July

    Microsoft, Dell, HP, Fujitsu Team Up to Sell Cloud Servers

    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 …

  • 13 July

    HP signs $3 billion contract with US Navy

    Last Thursday, HP announced the signing of a $3 billion contract with the US Navy. Under the deal, HP will continue to provide IT services to the Navy, including the operation of its Intranet. Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president of the US public sector at HP Enterprise Services, stated: The …

May, 2010

  • 7 May

    Disadvantages of Proprietary Unix

    In a previous post this week, we examined various free Unix-like operating systems that were direct competitors with Linux, but there is another type of Unix-like operating system that still largely occupies many of the enterprise servers on the Internet. Those unices are proprietary creations of commercial companies like IBM, …

  • 5 May

    Hot tub in the data center?

    As part of an advertising campaign, HP has released a rather funny video of… a hot tub in the data center. Three IT admins are having a meeting in the tub, which was supposedly bought with savings from buying HP management software. Of course this video isn’t meant to be …

April, 2010

  • 5 April

    Microsoft to end Itanium support

    Microsoft has announced that it will end software support for Intel’s Itanium processor. Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version to support the architecture that once promised to be one of the most powerful. The Itanium was once touted as the ideal server architecture by HP, and the …

February, 2010

  • 23 February

    As Data Centers expand, router and switch sales grow

    A market research firm called Dell’Oro Group has released a report that finds the market for ethernet switches has grown by 20% in the last quarter of 2009. Cisco, HP, and Juniper, three of the big players have added $600 million in revenue, and the research firm expects the market …

  • 16 February

    HP launches cloud infrastructure design service

    Businesses are jumping to get on the cloud, but many will have to redesign their server infrastructure to most effectively meet the needs of the new technology. That’s why server guru HP has launched the HP Cloud Design Service. As part of the service, HP will evaluate a company’s server …

January, 2010

  • 22 January

    HP wins domain dispute

    Hewlett-Packard recently won a dispute filed with the National Arbitration Forum over the domain hpserver.com. HP, a company well known for its IT equipment, argued that the domain violated some of its many trademarks. In addition, the company claimed the registrant was using the name in bad faith, advertising competitors …

November, 2009

  • 13 November

    HP buys 3com for $2.7 billion

    In a deal that could have far-reaching effects on the data center industry, Hewlett-Packard has bought networking giant 3com for $2.7 billion. HP’s goal is to combine its extensive range of server offerings with 3com’s networking products. By doing so, it should be able to compete much better against Cisco, …

August, 2009

  • 10 August

    Are mega data centers cost effective?

    In an attempt to save money, it has been the trend over the last few years for tech companies to reduce their existing data center inventory and invest in several large data centers. Perhaps the most famous instance of this occurring is HP, which cut its IT costs in half …