Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

AMD Tunes SeaMicro Servers for Big Data

AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 microserver chassis

Last week AMD unveiled the SM15000 server, the first fruits of its acquisition of SeaMicro. The SM 15000 extends SeaMicro’s networking fabric beyond the chassis to connect directly to massive disk arrays, enabling a single 10 rack unit system to support more than 5 petabytes of storage. Read More

M&A Action: Akamai acquires FastSoft

In this week’s M&AS news, Akamai (AKAM) has acquired content acceleration software provider FastSoft, CA Technologies (CA) acquires Paragon Global Technology, and AMD invests in cloud-based gaming provider CiiNOW. Read More

Intel Launches SeaCliff Trail SDN Platform

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At the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) , Intel introduced a reference platform for open, simplified networking comprised of a SeaCliff Trail Reference Board, a top of rack switch with a series of ASICs created through Fulcrum Microsystems. Read More