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Open Compute Shakes Up Server Supply Chain

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The disruptions in the server ecosystem were on display at last week’s Open Compute Summit in the rising profile of original design manufacturing (ODM) providers and other alternatives to OEMs like Dell, HP and IBM that have dominated server sales in the U.S. Read More

What Will the Servers of the Future Look Like?

Serious Server Density: Packed racks of servers in an IT-PAC at the new Microsoft data center in Quincy, Washington (Photo: Microsoft Corp.)

What’s next for server design, and how do data center operators prepare for it? “Servers are going to be very different in the future than they are today,” said Google’s Joe Kava. “I think servers will look dramatically different.” Read More

Roundup: ARM, Dell, HP

ARM Holdings (ARMH) releases Cortex-Mo+ processor for sensors and devices, Dell adds firewall technology with acquisition of SonicWALL, HP selected by Japan’s IDC Frontier data centers. Read More

Cisco Unveils New Servers for UCS Platform

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Cisco (CSCO) announced innovations across the Unified Computing System (UCS) to deliver a third-generation fabric computing platform that integrates network, compute, virtualization and management. The new products include servers using the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor. Read More

AMD to Acquire Server Innovator SeaMicro

In a bold move to boost its position in next-generation servers, AMD will acquire low-power server specialist SeaMicro for $334 million, the companies said today. The acquisition is a disruptive one for the low-power server landscape, as SeaMicro has been using Intel chips. Read More

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