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PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared

Analyst firms IDC and Gartner have emitted their quarterly assessments of the personal computer market, with both recording further sales slowdowns but also suggesting things could be worse. Gartner reckons the world consumed 61.1 million machines, down 4.3 per cent from the same quarter in 2016. IDC says combined desktop, …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2017

Dell goes swimming in Skylake to source 14G server line

Dell is announcing a set of 14G servers, using new Intel processor chips, and replacing the equivalent 13G server line products. Customers will get better automated server setup and security plus more performance, and more and faster-access storage capacity – Dell being convinced that software-defined and virtual SAN storage …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jul 2017

DataGravity swallowed by mystery buyer

Exclusive Ninety-two million dollars and a pivot or two later, virtualised data guardian DataGravity has been acquired, The Register can reveal. Not all employees were retained but the company – snapped up around June 30 – is still operational and will be making marketing moves to announce its new status in a week or two, according to …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jul 2017
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Dell drops optical drive price-fixing lawsuit against Hitachi

Dell has agreed to drop its suits against Hitachi and Hitachi LG Data Storage after previously alleging it had been part of a conspiracy to fix prices for optical disk drives. There has been no mention of any settlement. The cases were dismissed "without prejudice" with all parties having to pay their own lawyers. The cases …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2017
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Brexploitation! PC price wars? Yep. Vendors see who can go higher

Computer trade prices have surged in the year since the EU referendum with currency and component shortages fingered, at least according to sales data from tech distributors. The stats, collated by channel analyst Context, showed average sales prices (ASPs) on consumer and business machines sold to wholesalers in the UK …
Lily Moore, 16 Jun 2017

Component makers have their server chums by the short and curlies

Pressure is set to intensify on server makers caught in the vice-like grip of rising components costs and stiff competition for new business. DRAMeXchange, a unit of researcher TrendForce, said the average contract price of server DRAM modules shot up in the first and second quarters of 2017 by 40 and 10 per cent respectively …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jun 2017
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Dell's losses widen in first post-EMC quarter, but nobody's worried

Dell Technologies has posted its first set of quarterly results and declared “reasonable progress” has been made towards integrating EMC and Dell. The combined companies generated consolidated revenue of US$17.8 billion, but made an operating loss of $1.5bn. Aside from integration hassles like being unable to issue invoices, …
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Did someone say server sales are crappy? Yes, nearly everyone

Sales stats for the server market are out for the first three months of the year and they are bad – bad meaning bad, not bad meaning good. According to Gartner’s estimations for calendar Q1, vendors’ global revenues slipped 4.5 per cent to $12.5bn, and shipments were 4.2 per cent lower than the prior year period at 2,601,600 …
Paul Kunert, 7 Jun 2017
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Dell flexes PC production muscle for server biz

Analysis Dell EMC’s Server business unit is receiving help from Dell’s Client Solutions Group as it aims to take on the original design manufacturers (ODMs) in the Far East, company insiders have told The Reg. Servers are a massive-scale volume business, following PCs and notebooks in that regard, and Dell doesn't want to keep losing …
Chris Mellor, 30 May 2017

Dell BIOS update borks PCs

Dell's latest BIOS update is bricking some machines – apart from a power light, they refuse to boot up at all, say users. The Texan tech titan's own support forums are filling up with frustrated users who took the support assistant’s advice to download the latest program. Many of those who installed the update now cannot boot …
John Oates, 18 May 2017

VMware's user groups fuming again, consider deposing leaders

VMware's user groups are fuming at being brought under Dell's wing without consultation, and some group leaders are considering action against the leaders of the organisation overseeing the groups. Virtzilla's user groups (VMUGs) are unusually large and well-organised: most throw regular meetings plus day-long annual “UserCons …
Simon Sharwood, 15 May 2017
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Pleased HPE clutches two hot Java server cups – but oh dear MultiJVM

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fastest x86 Java server of them all? HPE leads in two categories but lags far behind in another. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) says: "The SPECjbb2015 benchmark has been developed from the ground up to measure performance based on the latest Java application …
Chris Mellor, 12 May 2017

Wedded bliss... ball and chain – how's that Dell EMC honeymoon going?

Analysis At the Dell EMC World event in Las Vegas, the two put a good face on it, with no apparent resentment bubbling underneath, as was the case for Symantec and Veritas. Michael Dell and Joe Tucci drove the integration with Rory Read, the chief integration officer at the time. Both Dell and EMC were experienced company acquirers …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2017
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VMware-Dell integration kicks off with on-prem VDI-and-PC-as-a-service

When Dell acquired EMC one of the things we were promised was clever integration between Dell EMC hardware and VMware software. The results so far? Virtzilla's turn in the Dell EMC World spotlight saw it announce “Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions”, VDI-in-a-box rigs. Dell's done this stuff for ages, for both VMware and Citrix, …
Simon Sharwood, 11 May 2017

Memory biz Nantero is a right Dell raiser: IT giant flushes cash down RAM carbon nanotubes

Space-age memory developer Nantero has pocketed millions in funding from Dell Technologies Capital. Nantero's non-volatile RAM chips are built out of carbon nanotubes, and are described as a universal memory with DRAM speed, NAND non-volatility, better-than-NAND endurance and lithography-shrink prospects down to 5nm. Read more …
Chris Mellor, 10 May 2017
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Dell EMC World: 14G servers are going to be great and... that's about all we can say

Analysis Dell EMC cannot say anything about the upcoming 14G server line because Intel has blasted it with non-disclosure agreements. Server division president Ashley Gorakhpurwalla told us that he and other product area presidents in Dell EMC all know about the new 14G technologies but can't tell anyone. That tells us a few things, …
Chris Mellor, 10 May 2017
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Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future

Opinion You look at Michael Dell, as he gazes out on an audience of 13,000 attendees at this week's Dell EMC World event in Las Vegas, and you think it's like looking at a Sun King and his worshippers. The audience stretches from side to side in front of him in a 180-degree arc. The multiple video screens on either side relay every …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2017
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A 'Transformational License Agreement' – what merry Dell is this?

Dell EMC World Dell Financial Services has today announced a string of sales and licensing deals to help customers avoid paying for stuff outright, even inventing a new TLA – "TLA," in fact. Here's a rundown of the buzzword-riddled agreements on offer: Flex on Demand – Customers pay only for the storage capacity needed, with a low-capacity …
Chris Mellor, 8 May 2017

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