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Microsoft's decision to drop support for Intel's Itanium chip was anticlimactic. Nevertheless, it's the kind of non-event Itanium fans couldn't have envisioned a decade ago.
IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.
With new processor, x86 systems are poised to make a serious run at RISC-Unix
IBM beat competitors HP and Dell out of the gate, trumpeting a trio of new Nehalem-EX systems running on the fifth generation of its eXA architecture.
Though mainframe sales may be down, commodity server sales are strong.
More data means more storage -- and more headaches. We look at today’s storage challenges, the impact of open source storage solutions and server virtualization, and the storage trends to watch this year.
With its acquisition of Sun Microsystems completed, Oracle Corp. on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.
Late last year, IBM gave Linux-on-System z boosters a big gift: a new Linux-only System z Solution Edition, priced at just $212,000.
Google's previously under-wraps operating system is now available to developers as open source code, the company announced on Thursday.
Advocates cite the economic crisis as a potential catalyst for open source adoption. According to new research, that's exactly what's starting to happen, with a statistically significant jump in OSS sales.
Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo
Sun says its Nehalem product line is “significantly differentiated” from other Xeon 550-based systems in a very crowded market.
Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.
Mainframe pros have joined with IBM to tout the virtues of Big Iron-based cloud computing.
A surprising number of open source adopters don't have official OSS policies, exposing them to IP infringement or other violations
Big Iron ISVs maintain the mainframe is hot. In the current economic climate, they suggest, it could really sizzle.
The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.
You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such