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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.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

Google simplifies content management on its Cloud Storage service

Google has added a new notification to its Cloud Storage service, allowing applications to automatically take action when new content is uploaded by users.

Highly critical vulnerability fixed in Nginx Web server software

The development team behind the popular Nginx open-source Web server software released security updates on Tuesday to address a highly critical vulnerability that could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on susceptible servers.

Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo

IBM is in "advanced discussions" with Lenovo over a possible deal for it to purchase IBM's x86 server business, according to two news reports Thursday.

Rackspace to offer OpenStack deployments for service providers

Expanding beyond its own OpenStack hosted services, Rackspace is offering to build OpenStack deployments for other hosting providers as well, such as telecommunication companies.

Flaw leaves servers vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks

A flaw in the widely used BIND Domain Name System software can be exploited by remote attackers to crash DNS servers and affect the operation of other programs running on the same machines.

Linux use in business jumps again, survey says

Eighty percent of organizations plan to increase their use of Linux servers, but only 20 percent plan to purchase Windows servers over the next five years.

HP eyeing $4 billion damages claim in Itanium case against Oracle

Hewlett-Packard may seek damages of US$4 billion to $4.2 billion from Oracle in its lawsuit over support for Itanium server architecture.