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Windows Server 2019 coming next year and the price is going up

Azure gets more support and Linux still gets Redmond love

Microsoft has released more information about the new version of Windows Server, including a time-frame for release and a warning on prices.…

He He He: Seagate's gasbag Exos spinner surges up to 14TB

Technical gubbins still mostly under wraps

Seagate has unveiled a 14TB helium-filled disk drive in the Exos line.…

The Discriminating Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing

Business leaders need more than technical speak; they need cogent answers to critical business questions.

Cold cuts from Infinidat, Pivot3 and Pavilion Data, plus some dish on ex-Docker boss

Storage mezze to start your week

Roundup  In this week's roundup of bite-sized storage snacks: Infinidat has added a second data protection partnership, NVMe-oF startup Pavilion Data has lost one of its two co-founders, a peer-to-peer storage startup nabbed a Docker high-flier, and Pivot3 downsized its HCI product to a slim 1U shelf.…

VMware ponders baking backup into VSAN

And disaster recovery too, by painting a target on AWS

VMware has pondered baking backup and disaster recovery into its VSAN software-defined storage tool.…

OpenMSA: a devops framework for the network admin

Ubiqube's CTO Hervé Guesdon talks to El Reg

Interview  In February, network automation company Ubiqube released another network management framework into the open source world. The Register spoke to CTO Hervé Guesdon to understand the company's hopes for its OpenMSA tools.…

Cisco's 'Hybrid Information-Centric Networking' gets a workout at Verizon

The ten-year odyssey from concept to product continues

Last week, we noted the re-emergence of a sleeper technology, Information-Centric Networking (ICN). we've now learned that Cisco's been hard at work on it: Switchzilla has unveiled a trial implementation with Verizon.…

What's going great for Oracle? Cloud. What's not great? Just about everything else

Hardware, services all down at the House of Larry

Oracle is shaking off falling revenues in hardware and services by pointing to soaring cloud numbers in the three months to March.…

Anyone fancy testing the 'unlimited' drive writes claim on Nimbus Data's 100TB whopper SSD?

Samsung, Toshiba sulking in 30TB tiddler territory

Nimbus Data has introduced its 100TB ExaDrive DC series SSD, the highest-capacity flash drive available.…

Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required

Andi Mann, chief technology officer at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' - knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.

Xilinx to bust ACAP in the dome of data centres all over with uber FPGA

That's an Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform btw

Xilinx is developing a monstrous FPGA that can be dynamically changed at the hardware level.…

When I'm 64: Toshiba Memory Corp woos data centres with a little TLC... SSD trio

64-layer TLC 3D-NAND tech is ca(t)ching on

Toshiba is making a play for expanded data centre flash drive sales with a trio of 64-layer 3D NAND products.…

Digital Transformation Is Advancing

Digital transformation is taking off across industries, although not all sectors are maturing at the same pace. A new Infosys report reveals the details of the key technology investments, goals and outcomes.

Linux Foundation backs new ‘ACRN’ hypervisor for embedded and IoT

Intel tosses in code because data centre hypervisors are too bloated for embedded use

The Linux Foundation has announced a new hypervisor for use in embedded and internet of things scenarios.…

Oracle botherer Rimini Street brags of swelling fortunes – but hands tied on reinvesting cash

Biz left with fewer reps after limit on sales, marketing spend

Rimini Street, the third-party support thorn in Oracle's side, has reported increased revenue and operating profit in 2017 – but complained unspecified covenants have prevented it from investing in sales staff or marketing.…

To Infinity Storage... and beyond! Cloudian gobbles Italian minnow

Slurps HyperFile chum for file, cloud storage gateway chops

Object storage supplier Cloudian is buying Italian firm Infinity Storage to add file access and cloud storage gateway functionality to its services.…

Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology

IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks

UK mobe network Three's profits hit by IT upgrade costs

Oh, and billionaire owner Li Ka-shing retires

Mobile operator Three UK reported a fall in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)* of 2 per cent to £437m for its full-year results – largely due to an IT and network upgrade.…