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Google will use 100% renewable energy in 2017

Google announced today it will reach a long-pursued goal to use all renewable energy sources to power its data centers and corporate offices around the world in 2017.

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Arago teaches an AI to play games, the better to manage IT systems

If an AI could rule a world, would you trust it to manage your IT systems? German software company Arago is hoping you will.

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WD will make a record-breaking 14TB hard drive available next year

Western Digital has developed a monstrous 14TB hard drive that is now shipping for testing to customers.

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Up close with Amazon Snowball: Cloud migration for the data center

At the AWS re:Invent show, Network World's Brandon Butler takes a closer look at the AWS Snowball offering. The ruggedized appliance helps enterprises migrate very large amounts of data to Amazon's cloud.

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Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount. AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning...

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20 years ago: Hot sci/tech images from 1996

As we wind down 2016, we thought it would be fascinating to take a look at what some of the hot topics were 20 years ago. What we found are monkeys in space; a heaping helping of interesting computer news from the old Comdex trade...

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IBM will open the first of four new UK data centers next month

IBM is opening four new data centers in the U.K., despite some of the gloomy forecasts for the country's economy following its vote to leave the European Union.

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New products of the week 11.21.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell EMC and HPE.

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Hyper convergence leads to humanless datacenters: Nutanix CEO Pandey

An enterprise cloud platform company, Nutanix helps companies thread the path of hyper converged infra. ComputerWorld India had an extensive chat with Dheeraj Pandey, Co-founder & CEO, Nutanix on hyper convergence, IPO debut, and...

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Azure Stack Portable – The Enterprise Cloud (in a Briefcase)

Running Microsoft’s Azure Stack enterprise cloud in a portable briefcase enables anywhere / anytime testing and the demonstration of Microsoft’s latest cloud technology!

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Server-based open networking taxes the CPU, so offload to an intelligent server adapter

ISAs can boost performance 5X and free up as many as 11 CPU cores from network-related processing, enabling greater VM scalability and lower costs

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New products of the week 11.14.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell EMC and SUSE.

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Ethernet consortia trio want to unlock a more time-sensitive network

The demand from Internet of Things, automotive networking and video applications are driving changes to Ethernet technology that will make it more time-sensitive. Key to those changes are a number of developing standards but also a...

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New products of the week 11.7.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Symantec and HPE.

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Broadcom bids billions for Brocade in order to break it up

Chip maker Broadcom wants to buy storage vendor Brocade Communications Systems, stripping out its Fibre Channel business and selling the rest.

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20% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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Mobile content spurs AT&T's need for Time-Warner

The intrinsic value of AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is based primarily on recent growth in mobile video consumption, especially among users under age 35.

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Puppet tightens links to Docker, Jenkins, VMware

The latest edition of the Puppet Enterprise datacenter orchestration platform focuses on containers, continuous integration pipelines, and virtual machines

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