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1999: Y2K could be blamed for just about anything

CW@50: A look back at Y2K in cartoons

One of the biggest events we've covered in our first 50 years was IT's response to the infamous 'Year 2000 bug.' Here's a wry look at the hysteria from the pen of Computerworld's editorial cartoonist, John Klossner.

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MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

With its Converged Data Platform for Docker, MapR Technologies has unlocked persistent storage for containers, offering state access to files, database tables and message streams from any location.

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Intel demotes PCs, giving data center chips first crack at new technologies

The PC's fall from grace is official. Intel said Thursday that going forward, its Xeon and other server processors will get first crack at the company's latest manufacturing processes, while PCs will have to take a number.

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Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

Cisco today said it would expand its hybrid cloud offerings by integrating Microsoft Azure Stack into its Unified Computing System. The turnkey package, officially known as the Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack,...

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HPE’s Mesosphere reseller agreement heats up container management market

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a reseller agreement to distribute a container management platform from startup Mesosphere. That’s a pretty big deal for the smaller company, and could signal the heating up of the application...

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Best Linux distros for 2017

My personal picks for some of the best Linux distributions.

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Juniper founder, CTO Sindhu cuts role to focus on startup

Founder and current CTO of Juniper Pradeep Sindhu says he will reduce his role at the company to focus on developing technology for a startup he co-founded in 2015 called Fungible.

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Stratoscale buys Tesora to bolster hybrid cloud database capability

Cloud service provider Stratoscale has snapped up database-as-a-service vendor Tesora to beef up its hybrid cloud offering.

25 Valentine's Day gifts inspired by tech, science and math

Valentine's Day gifts offer a techie alternative to the usual flowers, jewelry and candy.

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Cisco amps-up Tetration platform with better security, reduced footprint, AWS cloud option

Cisco has rolled out a second release of its Tetration Analytics package with features such as a smaller footprint and a cloud service that will go a long way toward making the system alluring to more data center customers.

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Booted up in 1993, this server still runs -- but not for much longer

Phil Hogan, an IT application architect, estimates that close to 80 percent of the system is original.

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Nasuni CEO: ‘We’re going to liberate you from the bottleneck around your files’

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Rodriguez spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the Nasuni UniFS file system works, how customers deploy it and what kind of savings and flexibility they can...

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Apple to build 200MW solar farm to power data center

Apple announced a joint venture with NV Energy to build a 200-megawatt solar farm to power its Nevada data center.

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D-Wave doubles down on its qubits

The new 2,000-qubit system has twice the number of qubits as D-Wave's previous system.

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LinkedIn pumps water down to its server racks, uses an interesting spine and leaf network fabric

Just two of the interesting innovations in the human network company’s data center strategy

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China said it plans to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of this year, tweaking an exascale delivery date that's already well ahead of the U.S.

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Facebook plans new data center in Denmark

Facebook has chosen Odense in Denmark as the site of its third data center outside the U.S.

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Want to run your own Amazon 'region'? Stratoscale shows you how

Q&A: The CEO of Stratoscale makes the case for his company’s datacenter OS replacing VMware and OpenStack, thus transforming your servers into an AWS region

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