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Hitachi Announces Smart Data Center Suite

Hitachi announced a major reorganization last week and a new datacenter management suite.

Flash Storage Arrays and Decreased Cost To Grow Global Datacenter Market

The growing adoption of all-flash storage arrays, a decline in infrastructure prices, and the increasing adoption of unified storage architectures will help the overall datacenter market to grow over the next four years, a new report argues.

Java Runtime for Datacenter-Based ARM Processors Released

A collaboration from Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems Inc and Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies Inc.is bringing about new versions of Zulu Embedded and Zulu Enterprise.

Intune Data Warehouse for Mobile Reporting Preview Now Available

This week Microsoft has released the first public preview of its Intune Data Warehouse, a new service for reporting on mobile device and mobile application use.

IBM's Latest Mainframe Includes Constant Encryption Protection

IBM this week unveiled it's latest mainframe IBM Z, which is capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Tackles Hybrid Cloud, DevOps and Serverless Computing

It lets enterprises and service providers run their own mirror images of Microsoft's cloud platform in their own datacenters.

Compuware Ties COBOL Unit Testing Tool to DevOps Platforms

Mainframe computing specialist Compuware has hooked its Topaz for Total Test unit testing tool into several DevOps platforms, including the Jenkins source code automation server, the SonarQube continuous code inspection platform and its own ISPW source-code and release-automation solution.

AMD Challenges Intel Datacenter Dominance

Declaring a "new era in the datacenter," AMD introduced a new server processor family last week that offers the first real challenge in years to the market dominance of Intel's Xeon processors.

New AWS Quick Start Simplifies Data Warehouse Deployments

Amazon Web Services has published a new Quick Start for deploying a modern enterprise data warehouse on it cloud platform.

Seeking to Become High-End Leader, Lenovo Revamps Datacenter Portfolio

In a bid to become the high-performance and super-computing systems leader, Lenovo announced a revamp of its entire datacenter portfolio, describing the move as its largest and broadest rollout of new and refreshed hardware.

Microsoft's Focus on Containers Shrinks Nano Server Scope

A new Nano Server configuration will shrink its image footprint by 50 percent and remove its infrastructure role as Microsoft focuses on a headless configuration option for deployment of container-based environments.

VMware Offering Desktop-as-a-Service Infrastructure on Microsoft Azure Cloud

After partnering with the Amazon cloud last year, VMware has entered into a deal with Microsoft to deliver virtualized desktops and apps on the Azure public cloud.

Firm's Research Reveals 82 Percent of Public Cloud Databases Unencrypted

Research from RedLock Inc. reveals numerous security problems in public cloud environments, finding 82 percent of hosted databases remain unencrypted, among other multiple issues.

Telstra Offers 'Network-as-a-Service' Based on SDN and NFV

In order to provide a next-generation, programmable "network-as-a-service," Telstra is using modern approaches -- increasingly making their way into the enterprise -- such as software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Dell Revamps PowerEdge Servers

Dell has updated its lineup to handle the changing model of computing that can have files, storage, networking and compute anywhere.

At Build Conference, Microsoft Outlines 'Intelligent Cloud' Focus

Microsoft signaled an evolution of its signature message of "mobile-first, cloud-first," which is changing into a message of "an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge," thanks partly to the company's growing confidence in its developer tools and services.

Report: 'Vast Majority' of Enterprise Workloads Still On-Premises

Despite the much-publicized migration of enterprise datacenter infrastructure to cloud platforms, a new report from Uptime Institute indicates most workloads are still running on-premises.

Open Source Supply Chain Spec Released

The Linux Foundation has released a new specification for managing compliance in enterprise supply chains that leverage open source software.

Microsoft Previews Newly Named SQL Server 2017

Microsoft yesterday gave the next edition of its flagship SQL Server RDBMS an official name and announced a new preview of the upcoming offering.

Microsoft Will Enhance Windows Server 2016 Remote Management

Microsoft said it's working on a new remote management option for Windows Server 2016 users that will let them remotely manage the Server Core option of Windows Server 2016 without having to make a difficult deployment choice