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Intel's announced PCs packing 5G, and that's just plain wrong

Intel's breathlessly announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will deploy its 5G modems in their portable PCs sometime in the second half of 2019, and that it will show off prototypes of said laptops at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week. Which is actually pretty bad news, because laptops with built-in-modems never …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Feb 2018
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The e-waste warrior, 28,000 copied Windows restore discs, and a fight to stay out of jail

A California electronics recycler is fighting to stay out of jail after he admitted copying thousands of Windows reinstallation discs for use with refurbished PCs. As an e-waste warrior, Eric Lundgren wished to see discarded computers fixed up and reused rather than crammed into holes in the ground. To encourage people to …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Feb 2018
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Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop

The PC market may be in decline but someone is going to buy about 300 million of them this year. And because The Register knows that plenty of our readers are responsible for PC purchasing, deployment and maintenance … here we are with our annual guide to what's new and notable among the new models from HP, Lenovo and Dell, the …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Feb 2018
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Say goodbye to a chunk of that sweet Aruba payout, hedgies – judge

Hedge funds wanting a court-ordered higher share price from HP when it acquired Aruba have been dealt a blow costing them $17.3m. HP bought wireless networking supplier Aruba for $2.8bn in May 2015, paying $24.67/share. There were no other bidders and lawsuits were filed by stockholders arguing HP should have paid a higher …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2018
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Three become one: Dell EMC's VxBlock range is now a seriously big iron

Dell EMC has smushed its three-product VxBlock range into a single, more scalable composable infrastructure – the VxBlock 1000. VxBlocks are rack-scale systems converging separate servers, storage and networking into a single converged infrastructure (CI) system orderable as a single product, and delivered and installed ready …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2018
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How back of server pack rat Inspur has sailed into the top-three slot

Analysis Behind the numbers in Gartner's third 2017 quarter server tracker are some startling revelations concerning Cisco's server pricing and Inspur's arrival as a top-three supplier. So what can we glean from this table? Gartner 3cy2017 server numbers Inspur-presented Gartner Q3 CY2017 server numbers Inspur Seeing Inspur in …
Chris Mellor, 12 Feb 2018

Dell goes on Epyc server journey with AMD

Dell is producing one- and two-socket rackmount servers using AMD Epyc processors alongside its Xeon SP server family. The Epyc processor is said to be faster than equivalent Xeons. There are three PowerEdge AMD-powered servers: the R6415, R7415, and R7425. These accompany the PowerEdge 14G R640 and R740 Xeon SP servers in …
Chris Mellor, 6 Feb 2018
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Dell confirms: We're either going public – or VMware's gobbling us (or nothing will happen)

Tech titan Dell has confirmed in paperwork submitted to America's financial watchdog that it is mulling returning to the stock market as a public company, combining with its subsidiary VMware, or, er, doing nothing. The schedule 13D SEC filing by VMware, dated January 31 and published today, states: Dell Technologies is …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2018
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A Dell/VMware acqui-merge? Good luck landing that, big Mike

The Wall Street rumour mill has recently spun out scenarios in which Dell will either allow itself to be acquired by VMware as a shortcut to its own return to public ownership, or buy back the bits of VMware that are public. Both may be clever financial gymnastics that help the company pay down debt now that it can no longer …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jan 2018
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Dell sell-off saga gets weird: Subsidiary VMware may buy parent in 'reverse merger'

Dell's future has been thrown for yet another loop. Dell's virtualization subsidiary VMware is reportedly looking to buy out its parent Dell so that the tech titan can avoid a second IPO. Under a proposed scheme, the fake computer slinger would take over a real computer maker. Dell picked up VMware when it finally acquired EMC …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jan 2018
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Deep sigh... Servers get teaser trailers now

Dell’s proven that even servers can now be the subject of meaningless teaser trailers. The company last week emitted a 30-second vid spruiking the “PowerEdge MX” range. Said boxen are apparently powered by a “kinetic architecture built for the modern data center” and will be revealed at the Dell Technologies World gabfest in …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jan 2018

Dell board meeting: What've we got on the table? Sparkling, still, sarnies... and oh, IPO?

Analysis Four years after Michael Dell took his company private, he is considering whether Dell should make a stock market comeback, or so "familiar sources" have told a slew of newsfolk. "People familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg – and later blabbed to WSJ, Reuters, FT and others – that an upcoming Dell board meeting was going …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2018
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Dell bleeds converged infrastructure unit into existing divisions

Dell has split up and distributed the Chad Sakac-led Converged Platforms and Solutions Division (CPSD) across company's existing server, storage and networking units (Infrastructure Solutions Group). CPSD handled the rapidly growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and converged infrastructure (CI) products. The HCI set …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2018
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Just in the NIC of time, Dell and Netronome enter NFV pact

NIC vendor Netronome and Dell have inked a deal targeting the network function virtualization market. Netronome told The Register's networking desk the deal brings to Dell the kind of network processing offload more common in the high-performance computing market. By shifting network processing to the Netronome Agilo 25 Gbps …
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Storage slingers say: Don't sweat Spectre, Meltdown SANitation

Analysis Several SAN suppliers have said their systems don't need patching against the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. We asked Dell and Pure Storage about the impact of fixes and whether their SANs and Dell's hyperconverged (HCI) systems needed patching. El Reg: Do you agree that on-premises external SANs and filers that only run their …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jan 2018
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VMware: New year, new job – you're fired

Updated Virtualization kingpin VMware is this month laying off staff again. Exactly how many, the biz isn't saying. It sounds as though mainly marketing staff are being dropped – as much as 20 per cent of that department's employees getting the chop, allegedly – with perhaps around 150 to 200 workers being axed in total, according to …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2018

In 2018, how are the big storage 8 handling the industry's challenges?

Analysis All the main storage system players face three large challenges in 2018 – new technologies providing faster data access, data management suppliers aiming to wrap a commoditising abstraction layer around them, and public cloud and public cloud-like vertical stack suppliers aiming to make them irrelevant. We look at the eight …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jan 2018
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The hounds of storage track converged and hyperconverged beasts

Comment Tech market researcher IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker has found that worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 10.8 per cent year over year to $2.99bn during the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) – and that the market inhaled a massive 1.96 EB of new storage capacity during the quarter, up 30 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2017

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