Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware (left), speaking with Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, on stage at VMworld 2016.

Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of July 14

Here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

VMware, Once the “Easiest Value Proposition in IT,” Defines Its New Role – At VMware, a company that about a decade ago enjoyed selling the “easiest value proposition in IT history,” staying relevant today, in a world where most enterprise applications are already running on virtual machines, and where companies have a constantly expanding universe of infrastructure options for their software, never stops being a work in progress.

US Ban on Its Data Center Switches a Setback for Arista – at Least a Temporary One – Federal regulators barred Arista Networks from importing and selling its data center networking equipment in the United States earlier this month, giving rival Cisco a victory in a three-year-old patent infringement battle. But the ban could be short-lived as Arista appeals the decision and develops workarounds on the patents.

When Clouds Break: the Hidden Dangers of Cloud Computing – Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular choice for many organizations – though not always the right choice.

Salute: Putting Veterans to Work in Data Centers – When Lee Kirby returned home in 2010 from a tour in Iraq, the unemployment rate for 25 to 35-year-old veterans returning to the US after a single tour of duty overseas was 25 percent. He decided he’d do something about that.

Intel’s Xeon Scalable Designed From the Ground Up for Data Centers – Promising it will revolutionize the data center, Intel launched its latest Xeon Scalable line based on its Skylake architecture.

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