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Google Cloud Platform price reductions

Google announced this week that following last year’s commitment that Google Cloud Platform prices will follow Moore’s Law, will reduce prices of virtual machines by 5 to 30%. Under the new pricing model, cloud compute instances will be cut anywhere … Continue reading

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Dell launches 100Gbps capable switch

Dell introduced on Thursday the Dell Networking Z9100-ON switch based on the “Tomahawk” network ASICs from Broadcom wich is offering 32 ports of 100GbE in just 1RU with multi-rate capabilities. The Z9100-ON provides 32 ports of 100GbE, 64 ports of … Continue reading

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Dell lauched PowerEdge FX server building blocks

Dell lauched on Wednesday Today Dell announced a new server architecture that combines characteristics of both rack servers and blade servers into a new architecture, known as PowerEdge FX. The base of the architecture is the 2U PowerEdge FX2 enclosure … Continue reading

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Seagate and Rausch presents the BigFoot Object Storage solution

Seagate has joined forces with Rausch Netzwerktechnik GmbH to produce the BigFoot Object Storage Solution, aimed at scale-out cloud customers wich is based on Segate’s Kinetic Open Storage Platform. The 4U chassis includes 288TB capacity from 72 x 4TB disk … Continue reading

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Wyse Cloud Connect – VDI access on the go

First seen at CES in January and named Project Ophelia, the new device has resurfaced as Wyse Cloud Connect in an FCC filing. The Android device plugs into a HDMI port and also draws power from that connector. Other features include: … Continue reading

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New cloud solutions announced by Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Monday the availability of new cloud services to help companies seize the opportunities of cloud computing and overcome today’s top IT challenges. To help customers build IT infrastructure that delivers continuous services and applications across clouds, on … Continue reading

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Windows Azure for Research

Microsoft Research has announced on 9th of September a new initiative to help the research community use the cloud to advance scientific discovery. Windows Azure for Research has four components: Windows Azure for Research Awards Program: accepting proposals for sizable … Continue reading

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Windows Azure additions: Active Directory, Bacup and System Center interoperability

The company made several announcements on Monday relating to Azure’s maturation, including the shift of Azure Active Directory into general availability, the launch (in preview) of a Windows Azure Backup service, and the launch of a management package. Windows Azure … Continue reading

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Amazon AWS S3 to provide local storage tiering

By using the AWS Storage Gateway the S3 Simple Storage Service can be directly accesed by the servers and applications as a local attached storage device. This means that the Gateway can make the S3 buckets to appear just like … Continue reading

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Penguin Computing launches Ultimate Data X1 ultradense ARM server

Penguin Computing announced on 17 October the immediate availability of its Ultimate Data X1 (UDX1) system. The UDX1 is the first server platform offered by a North American system vendor that is built on the ARM®-based EnergyCore System on Chip … Continue reading

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