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HP adds G7 ProLiant servers to BladeSystem lineup

Kayleigh Bateman

The Daily Data Centre

HP adds G7 ProLiant servers to BladeSystem lineup
Hewlett-Packard has updated its converged infrastructure portfolio, adding blade servers with converged network adapters (CNAs), as part of its Virtual Connect FlexFabric architecture. Also, new features have been added to its BladeSystem Matrix. The vendor's seven new server blades and three rack-mount systems, called G7 ProLiant servers, are designed to scale up to greater memory capacitates than previous releases from HP. The new servers include Intel's Nehalem EX processors. The G7 ProLiant lineup includes: BL680c, BL620c, BL685c, BL465c, BL460c, BL490c and BL2x220c.

Gartner gives VMware's x86 server pole position
Analyst Gartner has put virtualisation software giant VMware in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant research report for the vendor's x86 server virtualisation infrastructure. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner's representation of individual sections in the IT market.

IBM includes Power-7 servers in trade-in deals
IBM announced that it will include its Power-7 portfolio of midrange servers in future trade-in deals. The vendor's trade-in scheme allows customers to exchange old servers and CPUs for new ones, at a discounted price. The company has said that trade-in deals will now include the Power 750, 770, and 780 servers. By including Power-7 in the scheme, IBM looks to increase sales of the server lineup, which launched in February.

ARM announces EuroCloud to improve energy efficiency
Chip-maker ARM has announced a European Commission funded project, called EuroCloud, which is designed to examine the use of its multicore processors in data centres in a bid to improve efficiency. ARM is set to partner with Nokia, EPFL and the University of Cyprus to evaluate the value proposition of teaming low-power processing with 3D chip packaging systems. EuroCloud will focus on ARM's Cortex A9 MPCore multi-one core processor, in addition to its 3D DRAM structures and packaging technology.

Salesforce.com to resell BMC ServiceDesk
Salesforce.com plans to resell BMC ServiceDesk in a bid to accelerate cloud adoption. The company is reselling BMC ServiceDesk on Force.com to boost the momentum for Cloud 2 within IT departments. The service offers self-service and inventory management delivered on the Force.com platform.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.


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