Voltaire Cites Wall Street Slowdown in Loss

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Merrill Lynch may still be buying technology gear, but other Wall Street firms are delaying IT purchases. Voltaire (VOLT), which makes grid solutions for the data center, said this week that it would report a third-quarter loss due to postponed purchases.

“Revenues for the quarter were lower than initially forecast given a delay in the receipt of two multi-million dollar orders from US-based financial institutions,” the company reported. “These two orders, initially expected at the end of the quarter, were not received due to the turbulence in the capital markets at the end of September 2008.”

Voltaire makes switches that support grid computing deployments on commodity servers and storage hardware. Link via InsideHPC.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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