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IBM starts restricting hardware patches to paying customers

IBM has started to require visitors of the IBM Fix Central website to provide a serial number in order to download a patch or update.

IDC data on market share by server vendor from Q2 of 2012

Server revenue continued slide in Q2 on weak demand, says IDC

The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.

Intel to ship new Atom server processors next week

Intel is expected to announce availability next week of a low-power Atom server chip code-named Avoton, which is likely to appear soon in systems such as Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot.

Intel expands custom processor business

Intel is putting a sharp focus on expanding its custom processor and chip operations in response to a growing trend of companies building servers in-house to meet specific workloads or data center designs.

HP joins Nvidia's Grid alliance

Hewlett-Packard will equip a Gen8 Proliant blade server with graphics boards that can speed up and lower the cost of virtual desktop deployments.

Intel proposes new standard to light up data transfers

Intel is looking to use light and lasers to shuffle data faster among servers, and is proposing a new optical interconnect, MXC, that could change the way servers are implemented in data centers.

Oracle trots out virtualization appliance, taking on NetApp and EMC

Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.

Oracle rolls out virtual appliances for its 12c database

Oracle has moved quickly to provide virtualization support for its recently released 12c database, saying this week that a set of virtual machine templates for the product are now available.

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IBM to license Power chips to keep them relevant

IBM has decided to license the Power chip architecture to customers, who can then build chips based on the design. A collection of companies, including Nvidia and Google, will also join IBM in creating the OpenPower consortium to advance cloud computing.

IBM improves density of new Flex System servers

IBM has introduced x86 and Power processors with a new dual-chip server module that will help speed the deployment of cloud and virtualized environments.

Oracle switches up software pricing for Exalytics appliance

Oracle has introduced a new software package for its Exalytics high-performance analytics appliance that in some cases, will be mandatory.

Why Small Businesses Need to Spring for Business-Class Internet Access

There are a variety of benefits to business-class Internet, and a number of potential pitfalls to running a business from a consumer Internet connection.

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Microsoft puts out "HTTP 2.0" server to test the future of the Web

Microsoft has released its "Katana" server, an early prototype that shows off how Microsoft would implement the next-generation HTTP 2.0 standard.