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Cisco axes unloved M-Series modular servers two years after launch

Exclusive Cisco will kill off its M-Series modular server line, citing lack of customer interest. In an internal company memo, seen by The Register, Cisco data center/virtualization VP Frank Palumbo said stalled demand for the modular line convinced Cisco to end sales for the compact servers less than two years after their introduction …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Jun 2016
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A brief history of BLADE SERVERS: From the Big Bang to the, er, 'unblade'

Nowadays we take blade servers for granted, but a lot of moving parts had to come together for us to get where we are today. Tracing their history can help us make better judgments about how the technologies of tomorrow will evolve. The development of VMEbus architecture in about 1981 was perhaps the beginning of technological …
Trevor Pott, 4 Dec 2014
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Manchester switch vendor gets $16m funding

Virtensys, the maker of I/O virtualising PCIe switches, has landed $16m (£9.7m)of C-round funding. VirtenSys was founded in December 2005, as a fabless semi-conductor company, with many people in its team of developers coming from Xyratex's Integrated System Division. It is based in Manchester, UK, and has offices in Beaverton …
Chris Mellor, 11 Aug 2009
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Cisco's uncharted territory: Here be storage dragons

Comment Cisco's California may be a Unified Computing System, but it sure isn't unified storage. On old maps uncharted areas were labelled 'Here be dragons'. Cisco has redrawn the data centre map and left two uncharted areas outside the Cisco occupied territories of blade server chassis, switches and Cisco's UCS Manager software. It's …
Chris Mellor, 17 Mar 2009

Cisco may sell blade servers

A Cisco Systems executive has implied that Cisco might enter the blade server computing market and compete directly with Dell, HP and IBM, who all partner Cisco. Marie Hatter, Cisco's VP for network systems and security systems, did not deny that Cisco was entering the blade server market, instead saying: "If the blade server …
Chris Mellor, 11 Dec 2008
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Sun undershoots again

Sun has been hit by the recession and thinks its quarterly earnings to end-September will be below estimates. Its goodwill may have to be written down too. Wall Street anticipated quarterly revenues of $3.143bn for Sun's first fiscal 2009 quarter. The company thinks it will report $2.95bn - $3.05bn. Wachovia analyst Aaron …
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 2008

IBM challenges HP to virtual I/O blade duel

IBM is releasing an I/O virtualization tool for its BladeCenters to compete against HP's Virtual Connect technology. IBM's Open Fabric Manager, which is set to ship mid-December, helps tame the albatross of moving workloads across blade servers by abstracting the interaction of virtual and physical servers with storage boxes. …
Austin Modine, 19 Nov 2007

HP shrinks BladeSystem for mid-market

The mid-market push has definitely been heating up for tech vendors in recent weeks. We've already seen Dell, IBM and Hitachi touting their simplified server and storage lines with SMB-aimed gear, and frankly, we're starting to recite the hard sell for companies with limited budgets and expertise in our sleep. Now Hewlett- …
Austin Modine, 12 Sep 2007
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Bladelogic seeks $45.4m IPO

BladeLogic has revealed intentions to raise about $45.4m in an initial public offering of common shares later this year. The server provisioning and management software company will put 3.9 million shares on the block, while stockholders sell an additional 1.1 million shares, according to an amended filing with the US …
Austin Modine, 5 Jul 2007

Of the Sun Blade 6000

Sun Microsystems has introduced the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System, which offers a choice of blades powered by the UltraSPARC T1 processor with CoolThreads technology, Intel Xeon processors, or AMD Opteron processors and supports Solaris, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Its increased memory capacity and I/O bandwidth …
Clay Ryder, 22 Jun 2007

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