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Who’s developing quantum computers?

Here are classical computing stalwarts and the startups they are vying with for a piece of the quantum-computing future.

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What’s quantum computing [and why enterprises need to care]

Quantum computing is moving from science fiction to reality. Here’s what enterprise IT planners should know.

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Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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What Qualcomm’s rumored exit from data centers means

Anonymous sources say Qualcomm is looking to shut down or sell its Centriq line of ARM-based data center processors, causing people to speculate about the company's plans.

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HPE snaps-up hyperconverged-network (HCN) vendor Plexxi

Plexxi technology will help make data centers with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) more nimble to respond to changing demands.

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When it comes to hyperconverged infrastructure, the hardware matters

To accommodate the many hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) applications, Dell EMC added two new hardware platforms to its XC family.

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Will Huawei become a pawn in a high-stakes U.S.-China technology war?

Huawei faces potential sanctions by the U.S. that could draw it in to a larger technology confrontation between the U.S. and China

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GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

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Nutanix looks to turn its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) products into a platform

Nutanix outlined its plan to become the next major enterprise platform vendor, announcing several products to give it visibility among CIOs.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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Solar power costs half what coal costs

One megawatt-hour of solar-produced electricity in North America currently costs $50, compared to $102 for coal-originating power, according to new analysis.

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REVIEW: Top application delivery controllers

Actual users offer comments on these ADCs: F5 BIG-IP, Citrix NetScaler ADC, HAProxy, Loadbalancer.org, KEMP LoadMaster and NGINX

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Cavium launches ThunderX2 ARM-based server processors

Cavium claims its ThunderX2 server processors have superior price-performance compared with its Intel Skylake counterparts.

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HPE's new Nimble flash arrays offer storage guarantee, NVMe and SCM support

HPE is rolling out the next generation of its Nimble Storage platform, overhauled to better meet the ever-increasing performance demands on data center workloads including real-time web analytics, business intelligence, and...

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Intel job posting hints at major overhaul to the processor core

Intel has hired some top talent and is looking for more, raising speculation that it is going to redesign its Core-branded CPU architecture.

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VMware: Cloud-centric businesses need a cloud-centric network

VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network provides an agile network and security overlay that acts as a “fabric” to connect apps, data, and users to each other.

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Startup RStor promises a new type of distributed compute fabric

RStor lets you unite your data centers with cloud providers and supercomputing centers with a low latency fabric.

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AI, analytics drive Dell EMC storage, server upgrades

Dell EMC is kicking off its Dell Technologies World conference with storage, servers and hyperconvergence upgrades aimed at enterprises that are grappling with new application types such as artificial intelligence and machine...

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