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HPE buying SimpliVity for $650 million to boost hyperconvergence

HPE has agreed to buy SimpliVity for $650 million as expands its hyperconverged offerings, and analysts believe it's a great deal.

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It's time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

You can treat SQL Server on Linux as a new deployment option, not a whole new database. That means you can choose the operating system that best fits your project.

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9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

In 2016 IT departments received technology that disappointed, didn’t deliver, took the wrong direction or didn’t arrive at all. Here’s what your IT team is still waiting for as we head into 2017.

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California mandates energy-efficiency standards for computers

California has become the first state in the U.S. to mandate energy-efficiency standards for a variety of computers including notebooks, desktops, workstations besides plain monitors.

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IBM releases GA of OpenWhisk – its serverless computing platform

Serverless computing is one of the most discussed emerging technologies in the IaaS public cloud market, so IBM making its flagship serverless product generally available marks a milestone for the technology.

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Why Microsoft added 6 years to Windows Server support

Microsoft hopes that extending support for the Windows Server and SQL Server product lines will keep customers and convince them to move their workloads into the cloud.

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Sleeping giant Qualcomm awakens with aim to crush Intel at its own game

Last Wednesday was historic for Qualcomm. In one day, the company jumped beyond its comfort zone of mobile chips and entered the PC and server markets.

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For a price, Microsoft will extend support for Windows Server, SQL Server 6 more years

Microsoft today added a new licensing option for Windows Server and SQL Server that extends support by six years.

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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp driver up and hardware support for the OS.

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Moore's Law lives on with speedy 7-nm mobile chips coming in 2018

How do mobile devices keep get faster, thinner, and more power efficient? It's thanks to the quick advances in chip manufacturing, which help churn out smaller chips packed with new features.

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Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Make sure your backup files really work -- test them! -- or else they will be no use to you in this situation.

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Qualcomm's new chip may be too late as ARM server market fades

After more than half a decade in the making, ARM server chips should have struck gold by now, but they haven't. ARM servers were projected to be approaching a double digit server market share, but they still are virtually non-existent....

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Microsoft pushes R, SQL Server integration

Microsoft made another R-in-the-enterprise push today, announcing Microsoft R Server 9.0 with a goal of helping companies "operationalize" data science.

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WD will make a record-breaking 14TB hard drive available next year

Western Digital has developed a monstrous 14TB hard drive that is now shipping for testing to customers.

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Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

There's a lot of excitement about Intel's superfast Optane SSDs, but products won't be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips

For once, there will be a cease-fire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, all of which will be in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona.

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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the...

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