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Huawei, partners push cloud transformation for financial IT

He: Concentrating on core competencies

As part of its expansion into IT services and the financial services markets, Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has partnered with 11 banking IT solution providers to establish an open platform ecosystem for the finance industry, reports Banking Technology.

The cloud beyond x86: How old architectures are making a comeback

x86 i undeniably the king of datacentre compute architecture, but there's good reason to believe old architectures are making a comeback

When you ask IT pros to think of cloud the first thing that often comes to mind is web-delivered, meter-billed virtualised compute (and increasingly storage and networking) environments which, today, tends to imply an x86-centric stack built to serve up mostly any workload. But anyone watching this space closely will see x86 isn’t the only kid on the block, with SPARC, ARM and Power all vying for a large chunk of the scale-out market, as enterprises seek to squeeze more power out of their cloud hardware. What will the cloud stack of tomorrow look like?

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.

IBM reveals open source servers and chip architecture for big data

IBM claims its Power8 technology can compute big data workloads up to 50 times faster than new x86 commodity servers

Following an announcement in August last year that IBM would invest millions in open sourcing its Power server chip architecture, the company said Thursday that it has released detailed technical specifications for its latest Power architecture, Power8, in addition to servers based on technology developed by its OpenPower Foundation.

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