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EMC Federation working on rack scale converged architecture

EMC is working on a rack-scale converged infrastructure product. The company's head of global pre-sales Chad Sakac this week told the Canalys Chanels Forum in Shanghai that EMC feels the success of VCE – which has gone from zero to $2bn a year in revenue since launching in 2009 – shows that users hunger for converged …

Webcast follow-up: HP makes the case for convergence

One of the things that surprised many in our recent Regcast on converged infrastructure (CI) was the claim by HP’s Clive Freeman that hardware optimisation for well-defined workloads far outstrips the performance you would get for the same price using software optimisation on a standard platform. Afterwards, I asked Clive how …
Tim Phillips, 5 Sep 2014
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What's hot and what's not in storage this week: Your byte-sized guide

Cloud, flash and convergence are surely three of the hottest topics in storage right now. The storage sphere is facing a torrent of news announcements and here are some of the latest ones in bite size: FlexPod passes $3bn in sales since 2010, which was when Cisco and NetApp agreed and devised this converged system …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2014

Convergence as a new new thing

Feature Nearly 20 years ago I was technical editor of a weekly networking and telecoms newspaper. In those days the big word was “convergence” – at that time in the context of telephony and data coming together into a single network infrastructure and protocol set. Here we are in 2014, and that word is once again being bandied about – …
Dave Cartwright, 15 May 2014
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Nutanix tries to lure in BIZ WHALES with fresh storage NOS

Nutanix is going up against some of the biggest tech vendors in the game with its turnkey, scale-out clustered, converged server+hybrid flash/disk storage box for enterprises. Its job is persuading customers to buy into its data centre future view and purchase its souped-up converged servers instead of separate servers and …
Chris Mellor, 16 Apr 2014
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Never mind software-defined HYPE, 2014 will be the year of REALLY WEIRD storage boxen

Storagebod As as we come to the end of another year, it's worth looking forward to see what – if anything – is going to change in the storage world next year, because this year has pretty much been a bust as far as innovation and radical new products are concerned. So what is going to change? I get the feeling not a huge amount will. …
StorageBod, 19 Dec 2013
Intel Poulson Itanium Chip, the sequel

Intel to slip future Xeon E7s, Itaniums into common socket

They may be coming a little bit later than expected, but the next generation of Intel's server processors, code-named "Poulson" and sold under the Itanium 9500 brand, are out. Intel has also finally disclosed its plans to more fully converge the Itanium and Xeon server platforms, giving Itanium a more secure footing in the data …

Virgin liberates landlines with converged call service

Virgin Media today unveiled SmartCall, an app which lets customers use unlimited minutes from their landline talk plans on smartphones through a Wi-Fi connection. SmartCall automatically detects when such a service is possible and whether it would be included in a Virgin landline customer's talk plan. Subscribers with …
Caleb Cox, 5 Nov 2012
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Windows 8 tablet freezes in Microsoft keynote demo

Convergence 2012 You've got to hand it to Kirill Tatarinov, the head of Microsoft's ERP division. The Russian Rocket was cool as a cucumber on Monday when a demo of the Windows 8 Metro UI running on a touch-screen tablet crashed and burned during the opening keynote of Convergence 2012. Microsoft is indeed making big, bold bets with the …
Alex Woodie, 19 Mar 2012
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Microsoft CFO bullish in Windows convergence and comms plans

Microsoft’s CFO Peter Klein took to the stage at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference on Wednesday to outline where Redmond is headed in the next 3 to 5 years – and it’s all going to be about cross-platform. “What we're trying to do is develop a complete set of experiences across all device types, be they TV, …
Iain Thomson, 16 Feb 2012
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Marlinspike asks browser vendors to back SSL-validator

Analysis Moxie Marlinspike is encouraging browser developers to support an experimental project to shake up the security of website authentication by moving beyond blind faith in secure sockets layer (SSL) credentials. The Convergence open-source project is designed to address at least some of the main shortcomings that underpin trust …
John Leyden, 8 Feb 2012

Virtualising your infrastructure? Get your numbers right

Virtualisation can be a powerful tool for your IT department, making your infrastructure far more efficient. But without proper planning it is easy to trip yourself up by not scaling the system properly. How can you plan the capacity needed for a virtualised system so that you don’t end up overspending or under-resourcing? …
Danny Bradbury, 26 Sep 2011
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Oracle and the Attack of the Killer Stack

Comment Oracle will have to look more like HP and HP will have to look more like Oracle. The other converged or unified IT stack system vendors will have to look more like HP and Oracle too, or get left behind. How do I justify this view? Distributed processing was like seeing centrifugal force in action as the various parts of IT, …
Chris Mellor, 30 Mar 2011
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IBM ex-boss tapped for convergence review

Former IBM Australia managing director Glen Boreham will chair the “Convergence Review” into Oz media regulation. Senator Stephen Conroy, minister for censorship and fibre, Communications and the Digital Economy, announced the new appointment yesterday as the consultation period came to an end. Boreham is known to governments …
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O2 becomes a reseller with 2e2 deal

Mobile network O2 is teaming up with 2e2 to provide a full fleet of tech services to businesses. O2 Unify will launch on 2 April. The mobile provider says that convergence is pushing customers to seek a single provider for technology and communication needs. 2e2 has been busy buying up UK channel companies, including Morse, …
John Oates, 13 Jan 2011
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Dell bulks up on EMC products

Dell will supply additional EMC products this year, confounding speculation that ties between the two were weakening. It's been noted by analysts such as Stifel Niklaus' Aaron Rakers that Dell could be selling relatively fewer EMC CLARiiON drive arrays as its EqualLogic iSCSI SAN business booms. This has prompted thoughts …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2010

Infrastructure convergence - The two sides of the coin

Comment Let’s be fair – IT isn’t the only industry fraught with jargon, but it can certainly hold its head up high among the leaders in the field of gobbledygook. The minefield of acronyms we all have to suffer is worsened by the astonishingly bad practice of overloading individual, sometimes quite innocuous words and combining them …
Jon Collins, 19 Nov 2009
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NetApp and Fujitsu to integrate products

NetApp and Fujitsu are partnering to integrate some of their products, enable faster data centre server system deployment, and develop a joint go-to-market strategy. Fujitsu is a general IT supplier with products ranging from mainframes, through servers, storage and networking to PCs and notebooks. It includes Fujitsu …
Chris Mellor, 18 Nov 2009

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