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Microsoft announces general availability of SQL Server 2016

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Microsoft has announced the SQL Server 2016 will hit general availability to all customers worldwide as of June 1.

Rackspace updates OpenStack-powered cloud server, OnMetal

Cisco and IBM are teaming up on converged hardware solutions

Rackspace has updated its OpenStack-powered cloud server, OnMetal, focusing its new features on building connectivity between public cloud and dedicated hardware.

Microsoft strengthens cloud offering by bringing SQL Server to Linux

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Microsoft is bringing its SQL Server to Linux, enabling SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud.

Qualcomm and Guizhou to make new server chipsets in China

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San Diego based chip maker Qualcomm and China’s Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor company have announced a joint venture to develop new server chip sets designed for the Chinese market.

Samsung unveils 128GB DDR4 memory modules for datacentres

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Samsung Electronics says it is mass producing memory modules for datacentre and enterprise servers that could turbo charge cloud services.

AWS launches EC2 Dedicated Hosts feature to identify specific servers used

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new service for the nervous server hugger: it gives users knowledge of the exact server that will be running their machines and also includes management features to prevent licensing costs escalating.

Oracle and Intel announce plans to ramp up the offensive on IBM in the cloud

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Intel and Oracle are to build on a previous collaboration which saw them jointly take on IBM in the cloud computing hardware market.

Quanta intros Intel RSA Open Compute proof of concept

Quanta is mashing up Intel's RSA and Open Compute designs

Taiwanese datacentre vendor Quanta has introduced an Intel Rack Scale Architecture (Intel RSA) proof of concept rack solution based on Open Compute specifications which the company is pitching at hyperscale datacentre operators and cloud providers.

Fujitsu, Red Hat partner on OpenStack-based private clouds

Red Hat and Fujitsu are partnering to develop OpenStack converged infrastructure solutions

Fujitsu and Red Hat have jointly developed a dedicated solution to simplify the creation of OpenStack private clouds.

IBM announces Linux mainframe app development cloud

IBM is trying to keep mainframes relevant in the cloud era

IBM is open sourcing a large set of Linux mainframe code and launching the LinuxONE Developer Cloud, a cloud-based platform for developers to create applications for a Linux server based on the mainframe.

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