After a decade of use, the SPEC CPU benchmark is changing at the same time that new CPUs are hitting the market. This will be an important inflection point as the dynamics of how businesses are changing while at the same time the dynamics of how performance is measured is changing as well.
The new EPIC processor from AMD was designed for the critical environments of both data centers and at the edge as more compute heads that way. With plenty of RAS and availability features, EPYC can tackle the most critical enterprise tasks.
Digital transformation is changing how businesses view their infrastructure, putting them in a position of needing technology to not only solve today’s immediate pressing needs, but also serve them well as they embark on a transformation of their business. Dell EMC understands this and has a new portfolio of PowerEdge servers that can scale to address digital transformation.
Security threats are quickly becoming a top priority outside of the IT organizations as businesses see security as a top hindrance to achieving their business goals. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has developed its new generation of servers with security in mind, claiming the most secure server available.
As public cloud technologies continue to expand and more businesses see the value in these flexible pools of resources, it is clear that not every workload can live off premises, some will be on-premises in private clouds. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise has a strategy to help businesses navigate through a world of both public and private cloud.
Most servers today have a 20+ year legacy, which can be a hindrance to true flexibility because they are mired in the past. Cisco built its UCS product from a clean sheet of paper, designing a system, not a server, in order to tackle the compute challenges of both today and the future.
As more businesses contemplate a move to the cloud, there are requirements that prevent them from moving all of their applications off-premises. Microsoft Azure Stack can drive consistency across both public and private clouds and Lenovo is one of the first to bring Azure Stack to customers’ datacenters.
The annuals OpenStack Summit in 2016 was held in Austin, TX, giving me plenty of opportunity to spend time with vendors and customers to see where things are heading. Interestingly, “maturity” was one of the most common themes among both groups.
With the ability to store over 180PB of data in a small form factor that can last for up to 100 years, Everspan is delivering an optical archiving solution for those industries that demand a low-cost archival solution with a nearly infinite lifespan.
The Fall 2015 meeting of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) gave customers a chance to hone their use cases and deliver the candid, critical feedback to vendors who are working on open networking products.