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Cavium will acquire QLogic to drive significant growth at scale in data center, storage markets

Cavium and QLogic Corp. announced Wednesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Cavium to acquire all of the outstanding QLogic common stock for approximately $15.50 per share, comprised of $11.00 per share in cash and 0.098 of a share of Cavium common stock for each share of QLogic common stock (valued at approximately $4.50 based on the volume weighted average Cavium trading price for the three trading […]

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Chef introduces Habitat, its open source project that automates applications

Chef announced Tuesday Habitat, its open source project that introduces a new approach for application automation. Applications packaged with Habitat have the intelligence to self-organize and self-configure. Habitat makes applications independent of underlying infrastructure, so it is easy to run applications across increasingly diverse environments such as containers, PaaS, cloud infrastructure and on-premise data centers. The Habitat project offers a new approach to application management. Habitat makes the application and […]

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QLogic offers 25Gb Ethernet connectivity by blending performance, flexibility and scalability for HPE servers

QLogic launched Thursday six new connectivity offerings, further extending its portfolio of I/O solutions that deliver a new set of features and performance enhancements for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) customers. The new HPE 620QSFP28 4x25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) Adapter provides advanced features and functionality in a small footprint, fulfilling the needs of telco, managed service provider (MSP), cloud and enterprise customers. The new 4x25GbE Adapter is HPE’s initial 25GbE adapter, and […]

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Lenovo forges ahead in data center market with string of storage, networking offerings

Ahead of its annual Lenovo TechWorld event in San Francisco Thursday, Lenovo intensified its focus on the $87 billion data center technology market by unveiling an expanded arsenal of IT solutions, including next-gen software defined storage, enterprise networking offerings and capabilities, the latest high-performance servers and an enhanced suite of hyperconverged appliances. The line drives Lenovo deeper into IT and strengthens its ability to help customers transform their data centers […]

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Enterprise storage market experiences continued to fall in first quarter this year, IDC reports

Research firm IDC revealed Friday that global enterprise storage systems factory revenue declined 7.0 percent year over year to $8.2 billion during the first quarter of 2016, while total capacity shipments also dropped 4.0 percent year over year to 27.8 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue growth declined within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters. This portion of the market was down 39.9 percent […]

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Computex 2016: SanDisk Mobile Storage Portfolio augments with high capacity USB Type-C flash drive

Western Digital Corp. expanded Wednesday its line of SanDisk-branded mobile storage solutions with the new SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive. The newest generation drive features a new retractable design, faster speeds and higher capacity, giving consumers the ability to free up space and transfer content between their smartphones and existing USB-C devices. With a reversible USB Type-C connector and a traditional USB connector, the SanDisk Ultra Dual […]

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NetApp ONTAP 9 software eases transition to hybrid cloud, boosts data center capabilities

NetApp released Tuesday its ONTAP 9 operating system, its enterprise data management software that combines new levels of simplicity and flexibility with capabilities and efficiencies. With ONTAP 9 software, enterprises can integrate traditional and emerging technologies, incorporating flash, cloud and software-defined architectures to build a Data Fabric foundation across on-premises and cloud resources. ONTAP 9 software is optimized for flash with improved performance and capacity utilization. With this announcement, NetApp […]

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New EMC all-flash storage system line gains momentum as user base grows globally

EMC launched a new series of all-flash customer and market share milestones as enterprises around the globe continue to adopt the company’s all-flash storage solutions to address a multitude of enterprise needs for consolidated and mixed workloads, and performance-intensive enterprise applications. Led by the blockbuster market entry and sustained rapid growth of its XtremIO all-flash storage array, EMC has accelerated its market share lead in all-flash arrays according to a […]

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New Cray Urika-GX system tackles supercomputing performance to address big data analytics

Cray Inc. launched Tuesday its agile analytics platform Urika-GX system to fuse supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. The Cray Urika-GX system gives customers versatility for running multiple analytics workloads concurrently on a single platform that leverages the speed of a Cray supercomputer. The size, scope, and complexity of big data analytics is exploding and creating problems for customers who are already struggling with […]

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