Servers Article Archive:
IBM and Bechtle scored a $115 million public sector server and services contract with the European Commission, a deal with several strong indicators for solution providers of all sizes.
Uneven results among HP’s business units give the channel pause over HP, which may be steering the right course but is far from fully righting the ship.
HP continues to shoot for the moon with its power- and space-thrifty Moonshot servers, this week rolling out a line based on Opteron processors from AMD.
The FlexPod enhancements include improved automation of integrated infrastructure, new business continuity solutions, and the validation of new products and reference architectures that wrap in solutions from Citrix.
Microsoft doused doubters with a strong first quarter earnings report as revenue and profits grew at double-digit rates, driven by strong business sales of its cloud and server products. And, by the way, Surface tablets are finally selling well.
IBM posted its sixth straight quarterly revenue decline as hardware sales slumped and emerging markets failed to prop up earnings. The hardware losses could renew efforts by Big Blue to sell off under-performing units, such as its System x server line, so it can focus on software and cloud services.
Cisco, SAP and Google are reportedly after all or parts of BlackBerry’s business.
Oracle is looking to enable its broad and diverse channel to sell integrated hardware, software and cloud solutions — particularly in the midmarket — and support emerging technology use cases such as machine-to-machine and Big Data. The driver: Oracle needs to revitalize its own growth.
This time, software giant Microsoft will up the price of some Windows Server products in November.
Worldwide revenue for HPC servers jumped 7.9 percent to $2.6 billion in the second quarter, up from $2.4 billion in the same period last year.