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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.

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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.

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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.

What to Consider Before Moving Your Business to the Cloud

There are many benefits to utilizing cloud servers and cloud storage, but make sure you also consider the caveats and pitfalls to determine if it’s right for you.

The tech behind EVE Online's 'Battle of 6VDT,' the biggest brouhaha in gaming history

One system, four thousand players, 2,500 ships destroyed, and an untold number of weapons discharged: EVE Online's Battle of 6VDT was a beast. Here's how developer CCP kept the slaughter from melting its servers.

Server Hardware Down, But Not Out Yet

IBM’s effort to sell off its server hardware business is a sign of an ominous trend, but don’t toss out your servers just yet.

HP, NEC join forces to develop next-generation x86 servers

Hewlett Packard and Japan's NEC will expand their existing partnership to develop high-end x86-based servers for cloud and Web applications.

It’s Time for Small Businesses to Move to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

The supply of Windows Small Business Server is drying up, but SMBs can embrace Windows Server 2012 Essentials instead.

Businesses Showing Concern over Hidden Costs of the Cloud

Cloud computing is supposed to cut costs, but there are both tangible and intangible hidden costs associated with moving to the cloud.