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LaCie adds fire to Fuel: Revs Wi-Fi external storage gadget to 2TB

Seagate sub LaCie has revved its Fuel Wi-Fi external storage capacity from 1 to 2TB and claims it's the highest capacity wireless 2.5-inch drive on the market. It can provide a Wi-Fi accessed storage resource for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, Macs, Android mobile devices (v2.3 or later), the Kindle Fire, and Windows 8, 7, and …
Chris Mellor, 01 Apr 2014
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VROOM! Intel revs Devil's Canyon monster 4x4 at 4GHz

Intel has take the wraps off its rumoured “Devil's Canyon” CPU and revealed it is a brutal four by four monster. Each of the CPU's four cores run at 4 GHz, for starters. Overclockers can push the CPU beyond that to 4.3 or 4.4 GHz. Either way, the CPU means Intel's gone back to emphasising grunt, after a decade or so of …
Simon Sharwood, 03 Jun 2014

Splice Machine revs up Derby for SQL-on-Hadoop system

Startup Splice Machine has revealed its plan to take on database incumbents by letting people run a relational database management system on top of Hadoop's resilient free file system. The company believes that where other SQL-on-Hadoop companies, like DrawnToScale, have failed, it will succeed. With its launch this week of a …
Jack Clark, 14 May 2014

Amazon's profit-eating machine revs into overdrive

Shares in e-retailer Amazon inched down over 2 per cent in after-hours trading after the company reported a net loss in its second quarter and forecast problems in its third quarter, currently underway. Amazon's great profit-eating machine was on full display on Wednesday, when the mega e-tailer's vast revenues failed to stop it …
Jack Clark, 25 Jul 2013
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Wi-Fi Alliance takes grid place, revs engine in race to 802.11ac

The Wi-Fi Alliance is now formally certifying devices conforming to 802.11ac, the 5GHz wireless standard capable of delivering 1Gb/sec, only a year after manufacturers started shipping kit. The first 802.11ac router hit the shelves back in May 2012, but it wasn't approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance – which, quaintly, still thinks …
Bill Ray, 19 Jun 2013
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Google revs Motorola innovation with Guy Kawasaki hire

Although its Android platform is now streaking up the charts courtesy of Samsung's success in the smartphone business, Google's own mobiles turn in consistently less-than-stellar performances. So the Chocolate Factory has hired former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki to try and breathe some life into the brand. Of course, Motorola' …
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Virgin Media revs up for Liberty Global merger

Virgin Media - which is imminently set to be scooped up by US cable giant Liberty Global - reported a good start to its financial year this morning. It told the City that revenue had climbed to £1.04bn for the three months ended 31 March 2013 - up 3.6 per cent from £1.01bn for the same period a year earlier. The telco said it …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Apr 2013
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Cisco revs up top-end Nexus switches with F3 chips to 100Gb/sec

Cisco has, like other switch makers, been gradually refreshing its product line to boost bandwidth from 10Gb/sec up to 40Gb/sec and 100Gb/sec speeds, and at the Cisco Live extravaganza today in Orlando, Florida, the networking trotted out a new top-end Nexus 7700 lineup that sports new ASICs and offers a more compact design than …
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Register reader Ray revs radio-controlled Raspberry Pi race rover

As geeks worldwide continue to come up with inventive ways to deploy the hit Brit minikit Raspberry Pi, and the publication of a 101 uses for a...* guide is surely just a matter of time, Reg reader Ray Brooks has been in touch to show off his prototype carbot powered by the diminutive ARM-compatible computer. Ray is a JavaScript …
Lester Haines, 13 Feb 2013
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Red Hat revs OpenShift Enterprise to 1.1

Red Hat has whipped out version 1.1 of OpenShift Enterprise, its locally deployable platform-as-a-service. The main changes in the 1.1 release are a slew of bug fixes relating to stability and security, a bit of judicious code pruning, and enterprise-certification of a web GUI. The release comes just two and a half months after …
Jack Clark, 14 Feb 2013
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UK.gov torpedoes Computacenter product revs

Reseller giant Computacenter has declared a "satisfactory" start to he year, even as the UK government's austerity drive pulled helped drag down group revenues growth to 2 per cent. Overall performance for the year should be in line with management expectations the mega dealer said. Group product revenue was flat on the year, …
Joe Fay, 20 Apr 2011
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Formula 1 revs engines through Virgin Media

Virgin Media has announced that Sky Sports' new Formula 1 channel will be available this March for those subscribed to the Sky Sports package already offered. Sky Sports F1 is set to be a dedicated racing channel, showing live coverage of every Formula 1 race, practice and qualifying session. BSkyB upset millions of racing fans …
Caleb Cox, 16 Jan 2012
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MapR revs up HBase queries with M7 Hadoop distro

You are not just imagining it. Every commercial distributor of the Hadoop system for storing and chewing through unstructured data has come up with its own a different way to deliver something akin to SQL query functionality while at the same time boosting the speed of ad hoc queries. MapR Technologies is one of the earlier …

Cloudera revs up Impala SQL for Hadoop

Commercial Hadoop distributor Cloudera is first out of the gate with a true SQL layer that sits atop Hadoop. It lets normal people – if you can call people who've mastered SQL normal – perform ad hoc queries in real time against information crammed into the Hadoop Distributed File System or the HBase database that rides atop it …
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Bytes' NHS deal loss hits revs – but biz margins rise

Bytes Technology Group's (BTG) top line took a hammering in fiscal 2012 ended February from the loss of a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with the NHS – but efforts to push up gross margins boosted the bottom line. The Surrey-based reseller saw sales fall 16 per cent to £125m for the 12 months as two NHS true-ups in the previous …
Paul Kunert, 16 Apr 2012

Oracle revs up Sparc M6 chip for seriously big iron

The new Sparc M6 processor, unveiled at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University this week, makes a bold statement about Oracle's intent to invest in very serious big iron and go after Big Blue in a big way. Oracle's move is something that the systems market desperately needs, particularly for customers where large main …
The second rev of the Oracle Database Appliance, with the X3-2 moniker

Oracle revs Database Appliance to X3-2 – and nearly to Exadata

If you are looking for a server appliance that is pretuned to load an Oracle database on, then Ellison & Co have a new Database Appliance X3-2 they want to introduce you to. Not everyone needs an Exadata database cluster that can scale to petabytes of capacity, and that's why Oracle engineered the Database Appliance for small …
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AOL fails to suck up ad revs in Q4 results

AOL continued to struggle to sell online ads in the company's fiscal fourth quarter. The ailing internet firm reported today that its total ads revenue tumbled to $331.6m for the period ended 31 December 2010. That's down 29 per cent on the same period a year earlier, when AOL pulled in $468.6m. AOL's total Q4 sales were …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Feb 2011

It's not just crap PC sales: Dell's storage revs are also slipping

Has the spark has gone out? Despite acquisitions Dell's storage revenues have been declining for over a year. The effort to develop synergies between the products hasn't delivered the sales goods yet. Is it time for a re-think? Dell has just announced second fiscal 2013 quarterly results with revenues 8 per cent down year-on- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2012
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EMC revs motor for upcoming launch

A clearly briefed Barrons' guy says EMC will have a Harley Davidson motorcycle fly over storage arrays during its VNX launch-fest. Other stunts to be included in 18 January's "Records Will Be Broken" webcast include cramming more people into a Mini Cooper car than ever before. These cunning stunts are to emphasise that the new …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jan 2011

AppSense revs up user virt tools to 8.4

AppSense figured out that managing users was a headache long before virtual desktop infrastructure became a possibility for enterprises. The company has spent the last decade evolving user management tools that spanned many different kinds of systems and application virtualization layers, such as the Citrix Presentation Server ( …
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Logica ups revs and orders

Logica had a decent first quarter and grew revenues by 5 per cent to £978m, compared to £932m last year. The reseller said orders were up 29 per cent to £1,4m. Logica's consulting and professional services division stayed steady after nine quarters of falling revenues. Outsourcing was up 13 per cent and commercial sectors up 9 …
John Oates, 04 May 2011
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Sandisk's revs circle drain as mobile flash demand drops

We thought flash demand was booming, but flash supplier Sandisk's quarterly revenue has dropped to its lowest point in seven quarters after price drops and demand falls. It expects the next quarter to be even worse. Revenues in its first 2012 quarter were $1.21bn, down 7 per cent year-on-year and a thumping 24 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 20 Apr 2012
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Symantec revs BackupExec

Symantec says it's a new release but it's just tweaking: BackupExec 2010 gets faster installation through better wizards and supports SharePoint 2010. Symantec reckons that install time is cut by a fifth. It says recovery time is also reduced because gaps in backup practises are identified by a "Product Recommendation Engine" …
Chris Mellor, 13 Aug 2010
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Convirture revs up cloudy control freak

Convirture is revving up its ConVirt family of server virtualization and cloud management tools to the 3.0.1 level, supporting more operating systems and public clouds, and also including a free trial of its Enterprise Cloud edition. Convirtue is among a legion of virtualization and cloud control freaks that have been coming out …
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Acer revs up Ferrari smartphone

First laptops, now smartphones. Acer is applying the Ferrari touch once again, this time for a makeover of the Liquid E Smartphone. Aside from the Ferrarified exterior, what else is different? There's a Bluetooth headset that cancels echo and automatically regulates volume levels and, umm, and...several Ferrari ringtones, images …
Caleb Cox, 01 Jun 2010
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AMD revs Opterons up to 6300 for fat x86 servers

Customers using big ol' fat x86 servers didn't have much to jump for joy about this year. There just isn't a lot going on. But to make things interesting, AMD is now goosing the performance of its top-end parts with the launch of its "Abu Dhabi" Opteron 6300s, which sport the "Piledriver" cores that already debuted in the FX …
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Oracle revs home-tweaked Linux kernel to 2.0

Software giant Oracle has gussied up the second iteration of its own kernel for Ellison's Enterprise Linux distro, dissing Red Hat's own tweak on the mainstream Linux 3.0 kernel. Back in October 2011, Edward Screven, chief corporate architect at Oracle and the person responsible for the company's Linux operating system and Xen …
The big bad Nexus 6004 40GE fixed port switch

Cisco revs up Nexus switches to 40GE with fresh ASICs

Cisco has vowed to push 40GE Ethernet switches into the mainstream while also improving its 10GE/40GE Nexus boxes. The transition to 10GE networking is well under way, and the convergence of server and storage traffic onto switches continues apace, albeit at a slower rate than Cisco Systems had hoped. Despite this, the …
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Motorists' e-car interest revs up

Research shows that Britons are now keener than ever on e-car technology, but their willingness to ditch their fossil fuel motors for hybrids or battery vehicles is still being hindered by big rocks in the road. UK vehicle valuation company Glass' recently commissioned a series of surveys designed to measure punters' e-car …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2011
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Phoenix IT revs up in Q1

Q1 revenues were up 48 per cent for Phoenix IT, which posted an interim management statement today on the three months ended 30 June. The UK IT outsourcing group is not revealing hard figuers, but it says that organic revs were up 13.8 per cent, with the rest of the gain reflecting the fact that new-ish acquisition, the disaster …
Team Register, 14 Aug 2008
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Cloud.com revs open source data center makeover kit

Cloud.com has released a new version of its CloudStack platform, a means of transforming your existing data center setup into an Amazon EC2–like "infrastructure cloud". This week, the Silicon Valley outfit introduced CloudStack 2.2, which lets you manage virtual machines based on VMware vSphere, Xen, and KVM hypervisors from the …
Cade Metz, 16 Mar 2011
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Somebody give BT a brolly: National telco blames RAIN for its pain

BT took a revenues pummeling during its second quarter ended 30 September by posting a 9 per cent decline to £4.47bn this morning. The national telco blamed the recession, regulation and even rain for its drop in sales during the three-month period. Apparently bad weather has meant a lot of expensive repairs. BT said pre-tax …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Nov 2012
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AMD revs up server channel for Opteron 6200 push

Chipmaker AMD is getting ready to launch its "Interlagos" line of server processors, which are expected to be called the Opteron 6200s. AMD won't say when the launch is, but it is saying that its server channel is primed and pumped to get peddling. These 16-core Interlagos beasts are really two eight-core chips that share the …
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Adobe revs online forms and survey creator

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of digital-signature firm EchoSign last week, Adobe's Acrobat Solutions team popped another piece into its online-documents puzzle with an upgrade to its fledgling web-form creator, FormsCentral. The online tool was launched on Valentine's Day – that's February 14 to you readers living in …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Jul 2011
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Arista wants Cisco Catalyst 6500 scalp. Price on head? $35bn

This month has been a biggie for data networking launches, with Cisco uncloaking Application Centric Infrastructure - its answer to the software defined network (SDN) - along with the new Nexus 9000 switch series. (My colleague Jack Clark has penned a fine analysis of Cisco’s ACI strategy here.) Also in November, Arista Networks …
Drew Cullen, 19 Nov 2013
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HP revs up Integrity, Superdomes for Itanium 9500s

Now that Intel's "Poulson" Itanium 9500 processors are out and Oracle is supporting its database on HP-UX 11i v3 running atop those processors, HP CEO Meg Whitman has two fewer things to worry about. The life of Ric Lewis, the new general manager of the Business Critical Systems division who took over that job late last week, is …
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Dimension Data revs up despite US sales slump

Computer services firm Dimension Data Holdings Plc expects to see a 13 per cent rise in revenue for the three months ended 31 December 2008, compared to the same period a year earlier. The South Africa-based company said US sales, that accounts for 15 per cent of DiData’s total hardware and services revenues, fell in the period …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jan 2009
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PostgreSQL revs to 9.1, aims for enterprise

The drumbeat of improvements keep coming from the PostgreSQL community that hopes to make that database an enterprise-class alternative to the MySQL and 11g databases controlled by Oracle, the three DB2 databases sold by IBM, and the SQL Server database from Microsoft. With today's delivery of the PostgreSQL 9.1 community …
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Micron revs flashy SSD line

Micron has revved its RealSSD C300 flash products, moving them to a smaller process technology, doubling maximum capacity, increasing performance, and christening its new line the RealSSD C400. The existing C300 line uses 34nm process technology; the C400 uses 25nm technology, which has enabled Micron to double maximum capacity …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jan 2011
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Ending the profit fail: Imation FINALLY posts a positive quarter

Scalable storage outfit Imation has finally announced a profitable quarter after 15 loss-making quarter in a row. It's stemming the bleeding at last as its optical and tape media revenues spiral downwards. The newer businesses are beginning to grow fast enough to offset that. Revenues of $232.8m for the fourth quarter, ended Dec …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2014
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Microsoft loads rival into its platform cloud

Microsoft is adding a rival technology into its Windows Azure cloud as the company strives to gain relevance among developers. The addition of the Engine Yard platform-as-a-service into the Windows Azure marketplace was announced by the two companies on Wednesday. It will give developers the option of using Engine Yard over …
Jack Clark, 26 Jun 2013

Quantum dedupe sales droop: But you can't say it didn't TRY

Quantum's latest results show that all the tape firm's sweat, gritted teeth and dogged determination hasn't come good - yet. In the fourth fiscal 2014 quarter, ended 31 March, revenue was $128.0 million, down nine per cent year-on-year, primarily due to lower tape automation and DXi (deduplicating backup appliance) sales. There …
Chris Mellor, 09 May 2014
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Oracle revs VirtualBox, mushrooms memory

The open source VirtualBox hypervisor for PCs and servers got a major release on Tuesday when Oracle – which controls the VirtualBox project – kicked out version 4.1. The big change with VirtualBox 4.1 is that both the hypervisor and the guest virtual machine partitions that ride atop of the hypervisor can address more main …
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Google plumps up one-click mobile cloud

Google is tightening the links between its cloud services and the Android mobile OS to help it woo developers into its rentable infrastructure with a new service for deploying mobile apps onto its cloud. With the release of the Mobile Backend Starter on Monday, the Mountain View Chocolate Factory unwrapped a tech that takes the …
Jack Clark, 03 Jun 2013
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Don't count out Overland Storage: Borged mixed tape biz = PROFIT at last

We expected declining revenues and another loss and Overland didn’t disappoint. First fiscal 2014 quarter revenues of $10.6m were down 9 per cent on the annual compare and 12 per cent compared to the previous quarter. On the other hand, its new acquisition means it pulls a lot of resources out of the tape biz and into the more …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2013
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Red Hat beta revs KVM hypervisor to 3.0

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat is kicking out the first beta of its Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 hypervisors for servers and desktops. This brings the free-standing hypervisor up to par with the KVM hypervisor that was embedded in the company's Enterprise Linux 6.1 distro for servers , which came out in May. KVM is an …

Slow'n'steady: NetApp's revenues flatline while profits increase

Coping crisply with slowing growth, NetApp's latest quarterly revenues declined year-on-year but its profits rose as a slowing storage market left it living in interesting times. It recorded revenues of $1.61bn in the quarter, compared to $1.63bn a year ago, a 1 per cent drop. Back in 2013 profits were $158m; for the quarter …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2014

Seagate REJECTED buyout offer for Virident – analyst

Hard drive supremos Seagate had first refusal on buying out enterprise flash startup Virident – and turned it down, leaving WD free to snap it up for $685m. This little bombshell burst forth from a report on a Seagate Analyst Day by Stifel Nicolaus' chief, Aaron Rakers. A second juicy nugget was that Rakers thinks there were …
Chris Mellor, 12 Sep 2013
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Computacenter profits tumble after German 'stumble'

UK IT outsourcing giant Computacenter saw pre-tax profit fall more than 10 per cent in the 12 months ended 31 December. The company reported to the City this morning that revenues for 2012 were relatively flat, up 2.2 per cent to £2.91bn compared to £2.85bn a year earlier. Profit before tax stood at £64.8m - a fall from £72.1m …
Team Register, 12 Mar 2013