Monthly Archives: January 2014

Virtualized Management and Software-defined Services: EMC’s “Third Platform” Strategy

EMC recently produced a webcast entitled “Mind the Gap – A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform” in which EMC described its progress in helping its clients move to the “Third Platform” (a term originally coined by … Continue reading

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Exing-out X: Chinese Company Poised to Become World’s Leading Volume Server Maker

On January 23, 2014, IBM announced its intention to sell its System x product line (System x is IBM’s brand name for its x86-based servers) to Lenovo for $2.3 billion dollars. This acquisition, pending U.S. government approval, will position China’s … Continue reading

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OpenPOWER: Solid Progress as the Ecosystem Expands

In August, 2013, Tom Rosamilia, SVP of IBM’s Systems and Technology Group announced the formation of the OpenPOWER Foundation – an organization dedicated to fostering innovation in systems designs based on POWER microprocessor technology.  What IBM did was to state … Continue reading

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