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HP bolsters service provider business with Open Compute, OpenStack hardware portfolio

HP has released Open Compute, OpenStack-based hardware as it looks to clawback share from ODMs

HP has pulled back the curtain on Cloudline, a portfolio of compute platforms the company said are designed for hyperscale cloud datacentres and based on open standards including specifications developed by the Open Compute and OpenStack projects.

Cloud datacentres to account for half of server unit shipments by 2018

Cloud datacentres are expected to account for half of server shipments by 2018

Although server shipments are expected to grow in the single digit percentages annually, cloud datacentres are expected to account for nearly half of all server shipments by 2018 according to a recently published report.

Michael Dell: Cloud at the centre of our strategy

Michael Dell: Cloud is at the centre of our strategy

Dell founder and chief executive officer Michael Dell told analysts and press this week that going private has helped the company thrive following his controversial move to buy back the company he founded in 1984. The company plans to keep acting as the single interface for multiple public clouds, but Dell also hinted the company may move away from longstanding partner Intel towards using ARM-based chips for some of its servers, which could send ripples through the datacentre world and the cloud segment.

US regulators clear IBM divestiture to Lenovo

IBM gets that cloud and big data is where its capacity for future revenue generation lie

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved the sale of IBM’s lower end x86 hardware business to Lenovo, an acquisition first announced in January following years of dwindling sales and increasingly pressured margins.

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