Servers Article Archive:

Amazon Reacts to Google, Slashes Cloud Prices

Amazon Web Services, the market leader for hosted infrastructure, didn’t waste time responding to Google’s price drop, by slashing the base price for its cloud services by 51 percent. The price war is heating up and sending the wrong message to the market.

U.K. Local Governments Issued XP Security Warning

Experts: Councils that continue to run Windows XP after Microsoft Corp. ends support for the OS are leaving themselves open to an array of security risks.

Press Play: A Week of Weak Leaked Lenovo E-mails

For the second time in less than a week, Lenovo’s executive vice president for its Enterprise Business and Americas units is being featured prominently in the press based on an internal memo that managed to escape the vendor’s campus.

HP Diamond Status With Oracle Misleading

Oracle has awarded HP with its highest channel honor, Diamond status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, granting it access to vast resources. This achievement is seen as a thaw in the relations between the two feuding vendors. Here’s why it’s not good for the channel.

Whitman: HP Will Cash In on Dell and IBM ‘Instability’

HP is set to cash in on the ‘instability’ of IBM Corp. and Dell Inc., according to boss Meg Whitman, who hinted her firm has more cost-saving work to do.

Server Shipments Up, Revenues Down in 2013

Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.

Lenovo Sees Opportunity in SMB Server Sales

IBM believes its SoftLayer hosted server service is the replacement for the x86 server unit it sold to Lenovo. However, Lenovo sees ample opportunity for SMB server sales, believing the acquired business will be a catalyst for channel growth.

IBM Sees SoftLayer as x86 Server Replacement

IBM may be selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, but it doesn’t see it or its reseller partners getting out of the server business entirely. Instead, Big Blue believes its SoftLayer cloud services is the replacement product for on-premises servers.

Aggressive FireEye Enters Intrusion Prevention

Security upstart FireEye is expanding its portfolio with a new product and approach to intrusion prevention systems. The launch puts FireEye on a better competitive footing with larger rivals such as Cisco, McAfee and Palo Alto Networks.

HP to Charge for ProLiant Server Updates

Hewlett-Packard sparked outrage among partners and customers when it announced plans to stop providing ProLiant server firmware updates to customers out of contract on services and warranties. Here’s the thing: HP isn’t wrong.