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  • Cisco indirect infringement case against Arista dismissed

    A federal judge dismissed Cisco's indirect infringement claims against Arista Networks, a complaint that accompanied <a href="">a patent and copyright infringement case</a> against its data center rival.

  • IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

    IBM's Power Systems division which sells servers and systems based on the Power system architecture, as opposed to the Intel-based x86 architecture used in most personal computers had been in free-fall for some time, posting year-on-year revenue declines of up to 37% per quarter over the past couple of years. According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server.

  • Coal plant fires, Google hires

    Google is building a $600 million data center on the grounds of a soon-to-close coal plant in northeastern Alabama. The project may create an iconic image of the shifts in the economy.

  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

  • Five network trends challenging the enterprise

    As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:

  • Intel works to end "lost" data center devices

    Many data centers today inventory physical assets the same way grocery stores track food, with barcodes and scanners. It's not efficient and a certain percentage of assets will become "lost" because asset databases haven't been updated.

  • Dell takes on Cisco and Juniper with 100G data center switch

    Dell this week extended its arsenal of <a href="">data center Ethernet switches</a>, highlighted by a 100G device with ports dividable into 25G and 50G channels.

  • Does Juniper have too many SDNs?

    After last week's Innovation Day announcements, Juniper Networks has a range of SDN, data center fabric and data center switching products to choose from.

  • Juniper rewires the data center

    Juniper Networks this week rolled out new data center switches to help customers address opportunities and challenges presented by cloud computing.