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Microsoft invests nearly $700 million in Iowa data center to bolster online services

Microsoft is investing US$678 million in the expansion of its data center in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Fusion-io updates ioTurbine to aid more types of on-server caching

Fusion-io is updating its ioTurbine caching software to help more types of enterprises integrate flash-based cache into virtualized computing environments.

VMware and MapR hope to simplify virtualized big data

MapR Technologies and VMware have collaborated to make it easier for enterprises to virtualize big data applications and get better support at the same time.

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'Titan' falls: Today's top supercomputer is owned by China, powered by Intel

The crown for the fastest supercomputer on the planet is now owned by China. The Milky Way-2 supercomputer is now twice as fast as anything else on the planet.

External server disk storage sales drop for first time since 2009, IDC says

Global sales of external server storage have dropped for the first time since 2009, according to data from research firm IDC.

Hacker publishes alleged zero-day exploit for older Plesk versions

A hacker released what he claims is a zero-day exploit for older versions of the Parallels Plesk Panel, a popular web-hosting administration software package, that could allow attackers to inject arbitrary PHP code and execute rogue commands on Web servers.

Windows Server 2012 R2 bulks up on storage and networking

The pending launch of Windows Server 2012 release 2 focuses on offering a number of advanced capabilities in storage and networking, which used to require the purchase of additional software, or even a full-fledged storage system.

Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails Web application development framework in order to compromise Web servers and create a botnet.

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Smartphone chips may power servers, researchers say

Looking at historical trends and performance benchmarks, a team of researchers in Spain have concluded that smartphone chips could one day replace the more expensive and power-hungry x86 processors used in most of the world's top supercomputers.

VMware launches network-savvy cloud service

VMware has launched its long-anticipated public infrastructure as a service (IaaS), touting its virtual networking capabilities as a differentiator from other established hybrid cloud offerings.