Microsoft shakes up server market with ARM plans

There are only a small number of companies able to influence the industry in which they operate; ARM and Microsoft are two of them. So, when one of Microsoft’s senior technical leaders stood up yesterday to say that the company is running internal cloud-based workloads on ARM-based processors side by side with production workloads, it brought two great change-makers together. There is more opportunity now to increase dynamic competition in the server market.

Fujitsu joins Linaro

Linaro Ltd, the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the ARM® ecosystem, says that Fujitsu Limited has joined Linaro as a member of the Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) and a founding member of the LEG High Performance Computing Special Interest Group (HPC SIG).

Server revenue in decline

In the fourth quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 1.9 per cent year over year, while shipments fell 0.6 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. In all of 2016, worldwide server shipments grew 0.1 per cent, but server revenue declined 2.7 per cent.

Cohesity unveils native integration with Pure Storage

Cohesity has introduced an integration with Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, to deliver faster, more efficient data protection and recovery. The native integration with Pure Storage FlashArray//M also empowers customers to leverage public cloud storage for long-term data retention and accelerate DevOps with instantaneous copies of any production application.

Nordic pioneers join forces

Sofigate and 3gamma, the biggest IT management consulting companies in the Nordics, are joining forces. As Sofigate acquires 3gamma, the joint company will have offices in four countries: UK, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. By 2020, the company is aiming to grow into the leading IT management advisory and consulting services company, with 750 employees and a revenue of 100 million euros.

Connected successfully